The Wampanoag tribe on Martha’s Vineyard said a U.S. agency cleared the way for a casino-style gambling hall on the Massachusetts island known as a vacation spot for U.S. presidents.
Entrepreneur Andrea Rogers hoped her annual artisans’ festival on Martha’s Vineyard would draw big crowds. Then came the president.
President Barack Obama plans to leave Martha’s Vineyard tonight, ahead of his scheduled departure tomorrow, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.
What happens when the president of the United States descends on an island in the height of the summer tourist season? Crowds, gawkers, gridlock, fund raisers. But there's also a bit of economic stimulus.