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Lincoln, FDR, and the Power of the Well-Timed Vacation

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

It's the middle of summer, which means two things: all over the country people are going on vacation, and Washington, D.C. is a mess. Might part of the reason be that, while most people recognize the benefits of unplugging, recharging, and renewing in the summer, our politicians spend the season tethered to the same hamster wheel, including endless calls and events begging for money? The deficits we should be demanding that Washington focuses on are our leaders' deficits: energy, creativity, insight and wisdom. And summer is the perfect time to build up a surplus. I'm happy to see that President Obama will be taking a few weeks vacation in August. Maybe he can reserve some bipartisan bunk beds and take a few Republicans with him. We could certainly use a few masterpieces born of refueling.

Obama Reveals What He Will Do 'Right After The Next President's Inaugurated'

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that he has big plans for working with young Americans after he leaves office...

Wonder Where the World's Leaders Vacation?

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.15.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

You might be going on vacation this Presidents Day weekend, but not the kinds of vacations that President Obama, Prince Charles, and other world leaders take.

Hawaiian Vacation Over For Obama And His Daughters

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The 15-day Hawaiian holiday vacation is over for President Barack Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia. The president an...

Here's What Obama Faces In 2014

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — The last vestiges of 2013's political wrangling officially behind him, President Barack Obama is setting his sights on the coming ye...

PHOTOS: President Obama Improves His Pants Game

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.27.2013 | Style

President Obama is one of the coolest presidents ever, but even he has his "dad fashion" moments. Case in point: last Christmas' memorable pleated-pan...

Protecting The President's Christmas

Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

It's not news to anyone that when the president comes to town, he comes with a ton of security. But when the president comes to a small island in the ...

Obama Family Begins Its Annual Hawaii Vacation

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama has begun his annual winter vacation in Hawaii. The president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha...

Looking Mighty Silly, Fellas

Posted 12.20.2013 | Travel

The Obamas will once again head to Hawaii for their annual holiday vacation on Friday. The First Family is expected to stay at the same Kailua propert...

Take A Look Inside Obama's Holiday Home And Other Hawaii Palaces Fit For A President

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Home

For most of the country, a holiday vacation includes a trip to grandma's house, questionable eggnog and keeping warm under a dusty, old Christmas swea...

Obama Gets Back From Vacation With Crisis To Face

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Fresh from a weeklong vacation, President Barack Obama has to confront such issues as the crisis in Egypt and federal spending befo...

Obama Golfs With Larry David

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama golfed with actor, writer and comedian Larry David on Saturday. The president and the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star played nin...

Meet The Woman Behind The Obamas' Summer Vacation

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 08.17.2013 | Black Voices

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. -- Even on a summer family vacation, President Barack Obama is followed by an entourage whose behind-the-scenes movements are ju...

Obama Has Played 137 Rounds Of Golf Since Becoming President

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. — American presidents love golf – 15 of the last 18 have played – and Barack Obama is an eager member of that ...

Obama's On A Roll!

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.16.2013 | Travel

The family that bikes together, stays together... right? On the third-to-last day of their vacation, the first family donned helmets and took to th...

Obama Visits Vineyard Favorite

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.13.2013 | Travel

We all have our favorite local haunts that we just have to visit when we're on vacation in a familiar, beloved place. For the first family, Nancy's Re...

PHOTO: Obama Gets Animated On The Golf Course

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

OAK BLUFFS, Mass., Aug 11 (Reuters) - The lanky man on the golf course wearing shorts and a white ballcap reacted to the narrowly missed putt by lif...

Obama Goes On Vacation

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama opened the first summer vacation of his second term Saturday on Martha's Vineyard, trading Washington ...

The Most Embarrassing Photos Of Presidents On Vacation (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.11.2013 | Travel

And he's off! The Obamas left for their (quasi) annual Martha's Vineyard vacation this weekend, bringing us to resurface one of our favorite posts...

Obama Holding News Conference Before Vacation

Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Caught between domestic gridlock and foreign policy crises, President Barack Obama will hold a n...

GOP Blasts Obama Daughters' Spring Break Trip

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) offered image advice for the first family on a local Iowa radio show Wednesday, criticizing first daughters Sasha and Malia O...

Privacy and Politics: The President Deserves Some Non-Transparency Time

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.22.2013 | Media
Steven Kurlander

It was President's Days Weekend and many Americans took advantage of the three day holiday to take a mini-vacation, recharge their batteries, and relax. So did President Obama.

Obama Wraps Up Golf Getaway

AP | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS PALM CITY, Fla. — On the third day of a Florida golf vacation, President Barack Obama hit the links with ...

Three More Planes Escorted From Obama Vacation Spot

AP | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics

PALM CITY, Fla. — Federal Aviation Administration officials say they're investigating three more apparent breaches of the no-fly zone above Pres...

Jets Escort Plane From Where Obama Is Vacationing

AP | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

STUART, Fla. -- Officials say two F-16 military jets have escorted a small plane away from a no-fly zone above where President Barack Obama is vacatio...