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President Obama and family depart for Martha's Vineyard

Friday, August 07, 2015 - 01:29

The first family embarks on annual summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Rough cut (No reporter narration) STORY: US President Barack Obama left Washington DC with his family on Friday (August 7) to take a reported two weeks of summer vacation on the popular Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard. The President's vacation, which reportedly began a day early, comes in the midst of an intense lobbying effort by his administration to gain congressional support for a nuclear deal with Iran that Republicans and some Democrats have threatened to shoot down. The administration's efforts were dealt a blow on Thursday (August 6) when Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer came out in opposition to the landmark agreement. At a briefing at the White House today, Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the President was unlikely to interrupt his holiday to continue lobbying on the Iran agreement. The President and his family are frequent visitors to Martha's Vineyard. They will reportedly stay in the same 8,100 square foot estate they rented last year, which is equipped with basketball and tennis courts, according to ABC News. Obama is an avid golfer and in the past he has spent a good portion of his time in Martha's Vineyard on the golf course and with his family at the beach.

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President Obama and family depart for Martha's Vineyard

Friday, August 07, 2015 - 01:29