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Obamas in Martha's Vineyard, Mass., for 9-day summer vacation

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By The Associated Press
Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, 9:24 p.m.
 

WASHINGTON — The first summer vacation of President Obama's second term is taking him and his family back to Martha's Vineyard, the well-heeled Massachusetts island he avoided during last year's re-election campaign.

His return is causing a bit of an uproar among residents. The Secret Service plans to close part of a public road near the six-bedroom home Obama is renting in Chilmark, a first for presidential vacations on the island known as a refuge for the wealthy and the well-connected.

Obama arrived on Saturday afternoon for a nine-day vacation.

No official public appearances were expected during his stay. He is due back in Washington on Aug. 18.

Obama will be briefed regularly on a full range of issues, including the al-Qaida threat that led the government to shutter embassies and consulates in the Middle East and North Africa, said White House press secretary Jay Carney.

Beyond that, the president will play golf, hit the beach, dine out, relax with his family and read something other than a White House briefing book. He engaged in all those activities and more during his earlier presidential vacations on the island.

“The president very much looks forward to being able to spend a few days with his family,” Carney said.

 

 
 


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