Obama Leaving For Vacation But Troubles May Follow

The president is facing opposition to the Iran agreement.

If vacations past and his present political challenges are any indication, probably not.

Still, the White House maintains that Martha's Vineyard -- and not Iran -- is the focus of the president's agenda for the next two weeks. Asked Thursday if the president will lobby members of Congress on the issue over his vacation, Press Secretary Josh Earnest said "I doubt it." But on Friday, Earnest said he "wouldn’t rule out that he might make some one-off calls."

The president will have plenty to distract him from the rancor of Washington. For starters, the First Family will have a stunning vacation property to enjoy.

The president can be expected to spend plenty of hours working on his golf game, catching up on time with the family, and trying his hand at other civilian activities (like ordering his own lunch), as he has in years past.

Over the course of what was supposed to be a two-week getaway, the president ended up addressing TV cameras four times, phoned nine foreign leaders, issued three disaster declarations, and even returned to the White House for a three-day period to address the developing situations in Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri.

This year, the First Family is likely hoping for a much quieter vacation.