Obamas Arrive in Hawaii

Family will spend Christmas there

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 22, 2012 5:29 AM CST

(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.

President Obama walks with Malia as first lady Michelle walks with Sasha on the South Lawn of the White House toward Marine One helicopter Friday night.
President Obama walks with Malia as first lady Michelle walks with Sasha on the South Lawn of the White House toward Marine One helicopter Friday night.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.   (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
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