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Separate Vacations for Barack and Michelle Obama
Separate Vacations for Barack and Michelle Obama

The White House confirms today that President Barack Obama will be vacationing in Florida this weekend. His wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, will be in Colorado. The two daughters will be with Michelle. 

From the White House press gaggle aboard Air Force One:

Earnest confirmed that FLOTUS and her daughters are on a "ski trip out West with family and friends", and won't be with POTUS in Florida this weekend.

While the rest of his family will be skiing, Obama is expected to be hitting the links with golf pros and buddies in Florida. 

Vice President Joe Biden and his family, according to the White House, will be in Colorado this weekend on vacation. 

Monday is president's day.

UPDATE: Here's the exchange aboard Air Force One: 

Q    There’s also a report that Mrs. Obama and her daughters are -- have a separate vacation plan for this weekend.  Can you just confirm that?

     MR. EARNEST:  Those of you who have been covering the White House know that the First Lady and her two daughters, on a pretty annual basis around this time, will go on a ski trip out west with some family friends, and they’re doing that again this year.

     Q    The President doesn’t like skiing?  (Laughter.)

     MR. EARNEST:  The President is looking forward to --

     Q    Colorado is a swing state.  (Laughter.)

     MR. EARNEST:  The President is looking forward to a couple rounds of golf this weekend.

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