Obama Back in D.C. After Vacation

First family will try for R&R again at Camp David this weekend

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009  |  Updated 8:02 AM CDT
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The Obama clan was able to squeeze in some family time last week, but not as much as they'd hoped.

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Let's try this vacation thing again next weekend.

President Obama and family have returned to Washington after a weeklong island getaway that was anything but. Despite his intention not to "make news," the commander in chief interrupted his Martha's Vineyard vacation -- the first of his presidency -- within 48 hours to announce Ben Bernanke's reappointment to head the Federal Reserve. "I apologize for interrupting the relaxing I told all of you to do,” he said on Tuesday.

That was just the start. Last week, his administration also announced: half of the country could be infected with swine flu later this year; Attorney General Eric Holder would appoint a special investigator to revisit detainee abuse; and Afghanistan's election had been marred by reports of voting irregularities. On Saturday, the president briefly left the island to deliver a eulogy at Sen. Ted Kennedy's funeral in Boston.

This Labor Day weekend, the first family will head to Camp David, Maryland for another go at R&R. Who wants to bet the news cycle interrupts again?  

Read More: MSNBC, AP

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