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Obama 'Pardons' Sea Turtles

President, daughters, friends release four of them in Hawaii

(Newser) - Apparently it’s not just turkeys that are eligible for a presidential pardon—sea turtles are, too. President Obama "pardoned" four of them yesterday during a visit to Hawaii’s Sea Life Park, releasing the 18-month-old turtles into Hanauma Bay. The president was accompanied by his daughters and a... More »

Obama Staying Extra Day in Paradise

While us fools toil away, fighting off the Monday morning blues...

(Newser) - If the president isn't working, we don't have to, right? It only seems fair, considering Obama is taking an extra day of vacation. Instead of returning from shaved-ice paradise on Sunday, the president will leave Monday evening and arrive Tuesday afternoon, reports the Wall Street Journal . "After the extended... More »

Tax Deal Cutting Into Obama's Hawaiian Getaway

As Congress heads toward overtime, the president may be stuck in DC

(Newser) - Someone break the news to Sasha and Malia: They may have to body surf the Hawaiian waves without dad this year. With Congress’ lame duck session likely headed into overtime, President Obama has resolved to stay in Washington to sign anything it passes, meaning he may not find himself en... More »

Obamas Leave Vineyard, Head to Nawlins

President will mark 5th anniversary of Katrina

(Newser) - President Barack Obama is wrapping up his vacation on Martha's Vineyard and heading for New Orleans to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The president and his family boarded a Marine helicopter today, the first leg of a trip that will take them to the Crescent City. More »

Obamas Head to Martha's Vineyard

First family heading to Mass. for 10 days of R&R

(Newser) - President Obama, following in the footsteps of Bill Clinton and Ulysses Grant, has headed to Martha's Vineyard for a vacation. The president is taking 10 days to "recharge his batteries" and spend some quality time with his family, a spokesman says, adding that the president will still be receiving... More »

Who Cares Where Obama Vacations?

What's more elitist, a Martha's Vineyard rental or a Texas ranch?

(Newser) - So President Obama likes to vacation in "exotic" places like the state he happened to grow up in, and Michelle Obama recently jetted off to Spain. Why does America care so much, asks Anne Applebaum, who blames the Kennedys' idyllic days in Hyannisport for starting it all. Ironically, it's... More »

Obama Returns to DC, Packing Epic To-Do List

Terrorism trumped health care over vacation, and there's more

(Newser) - President Obama is back at the White House after an 11-day vacation in Hawaii, and he has his work cut out for him. USA Today runs down the most pressing issues awaiting the president in 2010.
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Obama Leaves Hawaii, Heads Back to Work

But Detroit bomber, busy agenda made sure he never left

(Newser) - President Obama ended his Hawaiian vacation last night to return today to the Washington he never really escaped. Obama and his family boarded Air Force One for an overnight flight, capping off an 11-day trip that would be remembered more for an al-Qaeda affiliate's botched attempt to bring down a... More »

Obama Vacay: No Kennedy Visit, No Golf With Tiger

(Newser) - The Obama's week-long vacation in Martha’s Vineyard brings the president close to Sen. Ted Kennedy's Hyannis Port vacation home, but the First Family has no plans to visit the ailing senator, reports WCVB Boston. The White House deputy press secretary shot down another "bad rumor" that Obama would... More »

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