President Obama Set To Begin 2-Week Summer Vacation

View Comments
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 09:  U.S. President Barack Obama (C), first lady Michelle Obama (R) and their oldest daughter Malia Obama (L) walk out of the White House before boarding Marine One August 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama delivered a statement about the ongoing U.S. military actions and humanitarian drops in northern Iraq before he and his family traveled to Martha's Vineyard for a two-week vacation.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 09: U.S. President Barack Obama (C), first lady Michelle Obama (R) and their oldest daughter Malia Obama (L) walk out of the White House before boarding Marine One August 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama delivered a statement about the ongoing U.S. military actions and humanitarian drops in northern Iraq before he and his family traveled to Martha’s Vineyard for a two-week vacation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Latest News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is opening a two-week summer vacation in Martha’s Vineyard just as the U.S. is engaged in airstrikes against Islamic militant targets in Iraq.

Obama is due to arrive on the Massachusetts island Saturday afternoon. He’s breaking up his vacation with a two-day return to Washington midway through the trip.

The president typically keeps a low-profile on his annual summer vacations. But he will headline a Democratic fundraiser on the island Monday night.

The president and his family are staying in a rented vacation house in the town of Chilmark.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,655 other followers