1. Prepare

    Obama Ends Vacation Early

    President Barack Obama prepares to putt while playing golf at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Steven Senne / AP Photo

    President Obama will cut his vacation a bit short as a result of Hurricane Irene, and leave Martha’s Vineyard on Friday evening instead of Saturday morning as previously scheduled. Irene is expected to cause problems up and down the East Coast. A White House spokesman said, “I think the president simply reached the conclusion that it would be more prudent to be in Washington D.C., and to be at the White House at the end of the day today.”

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