Obamas Arrive in Hawaii
Family will spend Christmas there
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2012 5:29 AM CST
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(Newser) – President Obama and his family arrived in Honolulu this morning for the Christmas holiday. The Obamas have a low-key visit planned, with no public events on the schedule, reports AP. Given that talks on the fiscal cliff are on hold until after the break, it looks like the president won't have to make any early exits for DC. Before they left, Obama and first lady Michelle recorded the weekly address together and asked Americans to keep in mind service members who will be spending the holidays away from home, notes the Hill.

"Let’s give thanks for our veterans ... and let’s say a prayer for all our troops—especially those in Afghanistan—who are spending this holiday overseas, risking their lives to defend the freedoms we hold dear," the president said.

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Dec 24, 2012 8:16 PM CST
The Teahadists are so spitting mad ...they are crapping on themselves !
Dec 22, 2012 11:12 PM CST
Ah, another vacation at our expense. What a spend thrift asshole.
Dec 22, 2012 5:18 PM CST
"Keep in mind service members who will be spending the holidays away from home," Obama saya. Okay. And we will keep in mind the millions of dollars taxpayers are spending to send your big plane, staff, and dog to Hawaii for a vacation. It would be much cheaper if you just photographed the Statue of Liberty again.