Obama keeps full vacation day after Libya briefing

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OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) — In between briefings on Libya, President Barack Obama packed golf, beach time, a stop at a seafood restaurant and a visit to a wealthy friend’s seaside compound into his Martha’s Vineyard vacation Sunday.

Meanwhile, across the globe, rebels stormed into Tripoli as Moammar Gadhafi’s hold on power seemed to crumble.

Asked about the developments as he bought seafood at Nancy’s, a popular restaurant in Oak Bluffs, Obama said: “We’re going to wait until we have full confirmation of what has happened. … I’ll make a statement when we do.”

Then Obama and his family headed to dinner at the house where White House adviser Valerie Jarrett is staying.

Earlier, Obama spent about an hour at the home of Comcast chief executive Brian Roberts after playing golf with some buddies. The golf foursome included Obama’s Chicago pal Eric Whitaker, UBS America executive Robert Wolf and a White House aide. Obama spent the morning at the beach with his wife, Michelle, and daughters Sasha and Malia.

The president began the day with a briefing on Libya, said the White House, which has been at pains to show Obama’s still fulfilling his duties as president amid international unrest, a shaky economy and high unemployment.

He is scheduled to return to Washington on Saturday.