The Obamas Head to Martha's Vineyard

First family to vacation on island off Massachussetts

Monday, August 24, 2009

After a summer of rough-and-tumble town halls, the president and his family are taking some time away from Washington to relax. The first family will spend the week on Martha’s Vineyard before returning to D.C. to resume wrangling with legislators. We’ll look at what the Obamas may do while there, and talk about how other presidents have spent their downtime.

We speak to John Fortier, a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute; retired Associated Press reporter Larry Knutson, who has covered presidential vacations; and Carol McManus, owner and operator of Espresso Love café on Martha's Vineyard (and inventor of "The Obama Muffin").


John Fortier, Larry Knutson and Carol McManus

Hosted by:

Femi Oke


Hsi-Chang Lin and Stephanie Loleng

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