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Obama Takes Mini-Vacation

Trying to reform Wall Street can wear a president out. This weekend, Obama heads to Asheville, North Carolina with the first family for a little R and R and a few rounds of golf. The last time he was in Asheville, Obama attended a campaign rally for supporters, calling the town a "spectacular place" and lamenting that the golf course "looks really nice. And my staff won't let me play. I'm going to have to come back." In contrast to the first family's trips to Martha's Vineyard and to Obama's home state of Hawaii, this trip pays homage to the middle-class vacation in a state that Obama barely won in 2008 as Democrats face a rocky set of midterm elections.