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Obama Gets in a Final Round of Golf

President Obama Sunday played golf yet again, bringing his tally to six outings during a total of seven full days he was on Martha’s Vineyard. Obama and his family ended their vacation Sunday night, opting for a late checkout from their vacation rental home and not getting back to the White House until 11:00 pm. Obama did little on vacation other than play golf. After

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Dinner with ValJar; Morning at the Beach

President Obama and his family had dinner last night with Obama’s closest advisor, Valerie Jarrett, who has her own place on Martha’s Vineyard. From the pool reports: POTUS’s motorcade was on the move from his vacation rental at 5:48pm. From WH: “The First Family is having dinner at Valerie Jarrett’s House.” Motorcade arrived at Ms. Jarrett’s house at 6:11pm. Pool was held in vans as

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The Obamas Go Biking

One of their annual rituals on Martha’s Vineyard. From the pool reports: From WH: “The First Family is taking a bike ride through the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest in West Tisbury, MA.” Motorcade was rolling from POTUS’s vacation place at 10:18am and arrived at the park about 10 minutes later. POTUS, FLOTUS, Sasha and Malia briefly rode by pool, which was under a tree

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Statement Over With, Time for Golf

Updated 2:17 pm ET From the pool report: Immediately after delivering the statement on Egypt, the motorcade departed for Vineyard Haven. After an uneventful ride, we arrived at the Mink Meadows Golf Club a few minutes after 11am. Golf partners are below. Pool is holding. Obama is golfing with some regular partners – White House aides Marvin Nicholson and Mike Brush and White House chef

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Obama Vacation Unaffected by Violence in Egypt

UPDATE: Soon after this article was published, the White House announced that Obama would make a statement on the situation in Egypt. ******* The massive bloodshed in Egypt caused barely a ripple in President Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard vacation Wednesday, as the president took to the fairways, attended a private cocktail party at the home of a major Democratic donor, and went out for an expensive

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Obama Vineyard Stay Harming Local Businesses

President Obama’s choice of residence on Martha’s Vineyard this summer is damaging local small businesses, which are watching sales dry up during the year’s busiest time because of a road closure ordered for security reasons. Unable to stay at the more-secluded estate where he resided during previous trips to the island, the Obamas this year selected a house that is close to a major road,

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Lunch with ValJar for POTUS

President Obama this afternoon is having lunch with senior White House advisor and chief presidential consigliere Valerie Jarrett, who is also vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard. Obama is buying. From the pool report: POTUS stopped to buy lunch at Nancy’s snack bar on the waterfront in Oak Bluffs shortly before 1pm. Wearing a blue fleece, a Chicago White Sox cap and Nike sneakers, POTUS was met

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Obama is Two for Two on Golf

Updated 9:47 pm ET My wife would kill me. Not that I golf, but if I did, she’d kill me if I spent our vacation golfing. And then if I took up the game I’d be playing those beautiful fairways in Heaven. Assuming the Lord grants me membership there. Obama went golfing for the second time in his first two full days of vacation on

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Listen Up! He’s Working, Okay?

The White House wants you to know that President Obama is still at the controls, even though he appears to be on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. From today’s first White House pool report: WH sends this to pool: “From The White House: This morning, the President received the Presidential Daily Briefing from National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice.” Okay? Got that, Zawahiri and you Republican naysayers? Ignore

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The Obamas Taste The Sweet Life

President Obama proved Sunday night that even as he fights for “the middle class” he prefers to hang out with “the upper class,” indulging in an expensive repast at the overpriced “The Sweet Life Cafe” on Martha’s Vineyard. Dinner can easily run above $200 for two, even if the Obamas stick to the Let’s Move diet plan and share dessert. Maybe they started with the Menemsha

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Obama Arrives on Martha’s Vineyard

Following a trip to speak this morning to speak at the Disabled American Veterans Convention in Orlando, Florida, President Obama and Mrs. Obama made their way via Air Force One to Cape Cod and then on to their vacation home on Martha’s Vineyard. From the pool report: The helos were down on the island at 3:52 and the motorcade is now making its way down

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