Even though work has occupied much of Obama’s first week on vacation, he still found plenty of time to golf, go to the beach with his family and go out to dinner on the island.

He hit the golf course one more time Sunday ahead of his departure, joining two aides and former NBA player Alonzo Mourning for an afternoon round. He then joined wife Michelle for an evening jazz performance featuring singer Rachelle Ferrell. They left for Washington late Sunday night.

Obama’s vacation has also been infused with a dose of politics. He headlined a fundraiser on the island for Democratic Senate candidates and attended a birthday party for Democratic adviser Vernon Jordan’s wife, where he spent time with former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

That get-together between the former rivals-turned-partners added another complicated dynamic to Obama’s vacation. Just as Obama was arriving on Martha’s Vineyard, an interview with the former secretary of state was published in which she levied some of her sharpest criticism of Obama’s foreign policy.

Clinton later promised she and Obama would “hug it out” when they saw each other at Jordan’s party. No reporters were allowed in, so it’s not clear whether there was any hugging, but the White House said the president danced to nearly every song.

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One thought on “Vacationing President Obama Returns To D.C. For Two Days

  1. Every President who has been in office when MANY crisis were going on went on vacation SO why can’t this President! In fact, this President is still extremely “hands on” regarding all these world issues while on vacation.

    Also, our President truly works in and out of the Washington which can not be side about our Congress. Let me be clear, the GOP are so hell bent on destroying the President’s legacy that they have halted work for the last several years AND they have the audacity to take a MONTH’s vacations. People this is what we should be speaking on not the President’s “working” vacation.

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