President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet guests on the tarmac at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod in Sandwich, Mass. prior to departure en route to Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 2014.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet guests on the tarmac at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod in Sandwich, Mass. prior to departure en route to Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 2014.

President Barack Obama talks with Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, after delivering a statement on the murder of journalist Jim Foley by the terrorist group ISIL. He spoke at the Edgartown School in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., Aug. 20, 2014.

President Barack Obama talks with Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, after delivering a statement on the murder of journalist Jim Foley by the terrorist group ISIL. He spoke at the Edgartown School in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., Aug. 20, 2014.

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon about the situation in Ferguson, Mo., in Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., August 14, 2014. Deputy Chief of Staff Anita Breckenridge is at right.

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon about the situation in Ferguson, Mo., in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., August 14, 2014. Deputy Chief of Staff Anita Breckenridge is at right.

President Barack Obama confers with Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, and Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., right, regarding a statement on Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, in Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., August 14, 2014. Anita Breckenridge, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, stands in the background at left.

President Barack Obama confers with Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, and Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., right, regarding a statement on Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., August 14, 2014. Anita Breckenridge, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, stands in the background at left.

Aug.14, 2014 "’Presidents don’t get vacations; they get a change of scenery,’ then First Lady Nancy Reagan once said about her husband’s trips to his California ranch. It doesn’t really matter if a President is in the Oval Office or on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. He is still the President, capable of making decisions wherever he is. Here, while on vacation in Chilmark, Massachusetts, the President puts the finishing touches on his remarks after meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and others about the the situation in Ferguson, Missouri." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Aug.14, 2014
"'Presidents don't get vacations; they get a change of scenery,' then First Lady Nancy Reagan once said about her husband's trips to his California ranch. It doesn't really matter if a President is in the Oval Office or on vacation in Martha's Vineyard. He is still the President, capable of making decisions wherever he is. Here, while on vacation in Chilmark, Massachusetts, the President puts the finishing touches on his remarks after meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and others about the the situation in Ferguson, Missouri."
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama talks with Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, regarding a statement on Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, in Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., Aug. 14, 2014. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. listens, at right. At left, National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice talks with Anita Breckenridge, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.

President Barack Obama talks with Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, regarding a statement on Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., Aug. 14, 2014. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. listens, at right. At left, National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice talks with Anita Breckenridge, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.

President Barack Obama talks with Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Mo., in Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., August 14, 2014.

President Barack Obama talks with Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Mo., in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., August 14, 2014.

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, in Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., August 12, 2014.

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., August 12, 2014.

President Barack Obama talks with National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice following foreign leader phone calls, from Chilmark, Mass., August 11, 2014.

President Barack Obama talks with National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice following foreign leader phone calls, from Chilmark, Mass., August 11, 2014.

Press Secretary Jay Carney works backstage as President Barack Obama attends a dinner at the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter in Boston, Mass., March 5, 2014.

Press Secretary Jay Carney works backstage as President Barack Obama attends a dinner at the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter in Boston, Mass., March 5, 2014.