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Obama set to return to Washington tonight

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:40 a.m. HST, Jan 05, 2013

President Barack Obama is returning to Washington this evening, ending the first family’s annual Kailua vacation in which he went back to Washington, D.C., for a week to reach a compromise with congressional Republicans over the “fiscal cliff” tax and spending standoff.

The Obamas arrived in Honolulu Dec. 22 and stayed at a beachside vacation compound in Kailua. The president flew back the day after Christmas and returned Wednesday morning.

Friday, Obama played golf at the Palmer Course at Turtle Bay Resort with Bobby Titcomb, Marty Nesbitt, Sam Kass and Marvin Nicholson. Playing in gusting wind and a driving rain, they took about five hours to complete their round of golf, a White House media pool reported.

The president and his wife also went out to dinner with friends at Nobu's in Waikiki.

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kolekole wrote:
Good to know his vacation was all about...... RAIN!!! Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha!
on January 4,2013 | 08:05PM
CriticalReader wrote:
Where did Mitt spend Christmas and the New Year?. . . . was going to copycat laugh. . . but then I started feeling really sorry for Romney and how he caused and represented such a wholesale, desperate and really pathetic lunge by a heretorfore credible political party to maintain some sort of credible voice in this country. He must be so ashamed. But, at the same time he must be thinking, "gee golly garsh, I almost was the leader of THAT. I'll take being the butt of jokes over Presidential politics forever more and be glad it turned out this way. Whew!"
on January 4,2013 | 08:24PM
awahana wrote:
He still had a better day than you, lonely and sitting in front of a screen, making fun of the leader of the world. LOL.
on January 4,2013 | 09:19PM
TMJ wrote:
I'm sure they had a great time staying at their illegal vacation rental.
on January 5,2013 | 06:43AM
sumoroach wrote:
Awahana he is making it worse. You live off of him.
on January 5,2013 | 09:23AM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
At least he doesn't shut down the freeway when he goes somewhere. Bad enough he's inconveniencing those in kailua with road closures all the time. Pretty selfish from my point of view.
on January 4,2013 | 09:26PM
jussayin wrote:
The leader of our nation needs to learn how to be responsible for what's happening on the hill instead of taking punches at the republicans. He already won the election. He needs to bring Congress together and do what's best for the nation; not only for the democratic party. Here's hoping that he does.
on January 4,2013 | 09:32PM
WEATHER wrote:
Spot on. He just considers himself, the Senate and House as three indepenents forces involved in their own mating dances. He is the leader and it is his responsibility to bring them and the country together. Compromise is not a bad word. Compromise is what good politics is about. We are sufferring from a lack of leadership from all and witnessing what it means to have true idealogues in control.
on January 5,2013 | 02:43AM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
Was at Nobu's tonight. Sorry Alan.....not this year.
on January 5,2013 | 12:00AM
ross13moon wrote:
he was with alan the other night
on January 5,2013 | 06:03AM
realist3463 wrote:
Yea, gone. Maybe he can now get back to Washington and exercise some of that intelligence and leadership the liberal press, including this fish wrapper has been spouting about over the past months.
on January 5,2013 | 01:32AM
lawman1175 wrote:
With the gusty winds, rain, the tough Palmer course being readied for the Sony qualifier, AND his hack swing, I bet he didn't break 100. Hahaha!
on January 5,2013 | 06:47AM
scooters wrote:
Yes the parties over. GET OUT OF TOWN!!
on January 5,2013 | 01:40PM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
Good riddance. Come back when you can't stay so long! Don't let the door hit you on your way out!
on January 5,2013 | 04:02PM
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