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Seventy Vineyard Rooms Booked for Secret Service

In a sign of the expense taxpayers incur treating President Obama to a vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, the Secret Service has had to book 70 rooms at a single hotel on the island at a cost of at least $175,000. It’s just a small portion of the costs assumed by the public for a president who takes major vacations at least twice a year. Other

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Obama Vacation Residence Owned by Corporate “Restructurer”

When he vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, President Obama will stay at the $7.6 million home of a wealthy financier who specializes in corporate restructuring, the type of thing Obama and his allies mercilessly slammed Mitt Romney for during the 2012 campaign. The owner, David Schulte, is the founder of Chilmark Partners, a company that has been “been providing companies, creditors, and other key stakeholders with

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West Nile Virus Detected Near Obama Vacation Home

President Obama may have to contend with an unexpected inconvenience during his upcoming luxury stay on Martha’s Vineyard: West Nile virus. According to local reports, West Nile virus has just been detected in mosquitoes collected in the town of West Tisbury, which is a mere two and a half miles up the road from the home in Chilmark where Obama will be staying. “It’s really

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Obama to Demand Equality for All from Martha’s Vineyard

President Obama plans to continue his crusade for income equality from his $7.6 million vacation estate on Martha’s Vineyard, demanding action in Congress and handing out free lobster rolls on the driveway. Obama, who has made income equality the touchstone of his second term agenda, will launch the Martha’s Vineyard chapter of his crusade at the Beautiful People Sushi Restaurant on the island. The former

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Obamas to Vacation on $7.6 Million Estate

President Obama and his family are expected to stay on a $7.6 million estate in the Chilmark area of Martha’s Vineyard, according to the Martha’s Vineyard Times. The Obamas are departing for their usual summertime Martha’s Vineyard sojourn August 10 and will remain on the island until August 18. The White House has confirmed the travel dates but not the location of the Obamas’ stay. The

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Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Starts August 10

Umm, that’s early. The Boston Globe is reporting that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will land on Martha’s Vineyard August 10 and stay there until August 18. The girls are expected to be with them. That’s not a lot of vacation by Obama standards. Traditional vacation time for Washingtonians is the last two weeks of August, through Labor Day. And the Obamas must

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Michelle Said to be Considering an Extended Vacation

With scandal swirling about the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama may be considering an extended exit from Washington this summer, fleeing for weeks to the Obamas’ traditional summer haven, Martha’s Vineyard. According to the Boston Globe, “Michelle Obama and the children may be on the island for an extended period.” But the president would hardly be suffering by comparison. He may come up on weekends and

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