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“It’s date night for President Barack Obama and his first lady,” AP writes. “With their daughters yet to join them on vacation, the Obamas went out for dinner Tuesday night at the Beach Plum Inn, voted the most romantic getaway on Martha’s Vineyard by Martha’s Vineyard magazine.”

Politico: “A terror threat has embassies on high alert. Hurricane season is about to pick up. And over at the Department of Homeland Security, the No. 3 person is about to be left in charge. Not because he was nominated for the top job. But with Janet Napolitano’s upcoming departure Sept. 6, and President Barack Obama’s nominee for deputy secretary tangled in corruption allegations, the undersecretary of homeland security for national protection and programs is the highest confirmed official at the critical agency.”