Obama slammed for vacation, but that's nothing new
August 19th, 2011
05:24 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama slammed for vacation, but that's nothing new

Hyannis Port, Massachusetts (CNN) - After returning late Wednesday night from a three-day bus tour of Middle America, President Obama left Washington once again Thursday afternoon - this time for Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts and a 10-day vacation with his family.

Obama's vacation comes at a tumultuous time for the country, domestically and overseas. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 410 points just as the president boarded Air Force One. He is set to release a new job creation proposal in early September, and a U.S.-led call from the international community for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to leave power was publicly released the morning of Obama's departure.


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  1. Little Jimmy Truth

    Hey, President Obama!!! How is your lovely aunt from Kenya doing in town near Boston?

    August 19, 2011 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
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