Obama's summer vacation by the numbers

    Obama's 2 weeks of summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard, by the numbers

    Posted on Aug. 24, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 24, 2014 at 4:59 a.m.

    After two weeks away from the White House, President Barack Obama’s vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, ends late Sunday. A look, by the numbers, at how Obama spent the time while juggling his responsibilities as president, including monitoring the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri:

    — 15: days, all or part, spent on the island

    — 9: rounds of golf

    — 2: golf courses played

    — 1: beach outing, with Michelle Obama and daughter Malia

    — 1: bike ride, with Mrs. Obama and Malia

    — 1: fundraiser headlined, for Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

    — 1: birthday parties attended, for wife of Democratic powerbroker Vernon Jordan

    — 1: interactions with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, at the Jordan birthday party

    — 1: jazz concert attended, with Mrs. Obama

    — 1: fireworks show attended, with Mrs. Obama, Malia and Sasha

    — 4: statements delivered to the media, including one from the White House

    — 3: issues addressed during statements (Iraq; Ferguson, Missouri; slain American journalist James Foley)

    — 9: foreign leaders called from vacation home (German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko)

    — 3: disaster declarations issued (North Dakota, Tennessee, Washington state)

    — 4: dinners out (three at restaurants, one at the home of senior adviser Valerie Jarrett)

    — 2: hikes, with Mrs. Obama

    — 1: elected officials Obama dined with (at vacation home, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick)


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