EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama played golf Monday despite rain that dampened the second day of his Martha's Vineyard vacation.
Before leaving his rented home in the town of Chilmark, the White House says he was briefed by national security adviser Susan Rice, who accompanied the president on vacation. The White House released a photograph of the two sitting across from each other at a table and dressed in what appeared to be gym clothes.
Obama spent nearly five hours at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown with Washington power broker Vernon Jordan, former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Allison Davis, an Obama friend from Chicago.
While at the club, the White House announced that Obama planned a bus tour of parts of New York and Pennsylvania next Thursday and Friday to talk about his proposals for the economy.
After golf, Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended a cocktail party at the home of Broderick Johnson and Michele Norris. Johnson was an adviser on Obama's re-election campaign. His wife, an NPR journalist, stepped down from her duties as host of "All Things Considered" as a result of her husband's political work.
On Sunday, the president spent more than five hours at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs.