[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/08/30/art.obama.file12.gi.jpg caption =" President Obama is turning his focus to the economy and Iraq this week."](CNN) - President Obama's vacation may have provided a much needed recharge as he jumps back into thorny issues this week.
Coming off a 10-day trip to Martha's Vineyard, Obama turns his attention to the economy and Iraq.
The economy is the No. 1 issue for voters, polls show, and as the midterm elections near, it's becoming increasingly clear that what the administration dubbed the "summer of recovery" has not yet met the public's expectations.