Amid Sequester, Obamas Forced to Confine Themselves to Martha’s Vineyard Once Again This Summer

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The people who are paying for this still can’t take a tour of the White House, however:

The first family is returning this summer to Martha’s Vineyard, the third time the Obamas have vacationed on the exclusive Massachusetts island in the past four years.

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will arrive August 10 and stay through August 18, the White House said earlier this month.

The vacation is drawing some criticism about the president relaxing among the rich and famous while drastic cuts to the federal budget known as sequester kick in with full force, including the start this month of furloughs for 85 percent of the Defense Department’s civilian workforce.

At the same time, John Kerry will definitely not be on his boat in Nantucket, even though he probably will be.

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