July 4th, 2012
08:57 AM ET

The politics of presidential vacations in an election year

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CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian reports the Obamas will not be vacationing again in Martha's Vineyard this year. He examines the "optics" of presidential vacations especially in an election year.

May 31st, 2012
10:59 PM ET

Three presidents gather for Bush portrait unveiling

There were smiles, laughter and tears - but little politics - when former Presidents George W. Bush and his father, George H. W. Bush, joined current President Barack Obama at the White House for the unveiling Thursday of the younger Bush's official portrait.