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President Obama back in chilly D.C. after Hawaii vacation

By Matthew Daly

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 11:52 a.m. HST, Jan 06, 2013

WASHINGTON » President Barack Obama has returned to Washington after a winter vacation in Hawaii that was interrupted by the "fiscal cliff" crisis.

Obama arrived at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland this morning after an overnight flight.

The president's annual end-of-year visit to his native state was disrupted just after Christmas when he was forced to return to the capital to help broker a solution on a plan to avert a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that could have plunged the economy back into recession.

He returned to Hawaii on New Year's Day.

Obama faces a full agenda in Washington, including possible appointments of a new defense secretary and CIA director and a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

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soundofreason wrote:
Twenty million dollars later.
on January 6,2013 | 07:43AM
5xcalibir2 wrote:
on January 6,2013 | 07:48AM
pursuit2000 wrote:
It's no problem,. just call China for another loan....
on January 6,2013 | 09:01AM
pursuit2000 wrote:
It's ok, just call China for another loan...
on January 6,2013 | 09:02AM
HD36 wrote:
They've wised up. The Federal Reserve is now buying 90% of the long term US Treasury Bonds. In effect, we're just printing up more money to loan to the government.
on January 6,2013 | 09:10AM
jussayin wrote:
LOL. We'll be working for China in the future.
on January 6,2013 | 09:05PM
allie wrote:
I like Obama. He is honest and decent. I only pray for him and America.
on January 6,2013 | 10:59AM
jussayin wrote:
WOW, you're right that it has cost us the taxpayers over $20 million dollars for the Obamas to vacation in Hawaii. The source is from a White House reporter. From the article, " ... The second roundtrip flight added about $3.24 million to the tab ... "
on January 6,2013 | 09:04PM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
How much did Obama add to the 16.5 TRILLION naitonal debt with that three day return trip back to Hawaii? "Let them eat cake."
on January 6,2013 | 08:25AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
By the way, if u r bin Laden then i pray for u.
on January 6,2013 | 05:38PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
If Obama was smart, he would have used Cisco Telepresence or at the least Skype to broker the deal. Talk about waiting until the last minute to file your Income Tax Returns. Some of us are honest enough to report all our Capital Gains, and even if we run into some financial difficulty, we still pay Uncle Sam in a timely manner. Barry please do not add to our National Debt just because u want to sleep on Air Force One lol.
on January 6,2013 | 05:42PM
entrkn wrote:
The republicans are getting weaker and more radical with each election... they should lose Congress in two years and then we can get all the vital work done... and in the meantime don't give them anything.
on January 6,2013 | 08:50AM
Mythman wrote:
The break down was 47 percent voted R and 53 percent voted for Barry. How does that translate to weakness? Looks pretty close and when you factor in the folks from down under who migrated to the great, err, formerly great US of A, it makes you wonder what is going on. Me, I'm heading downtown to get either a better paying government job or a big foundation grant - see you later, suckers......
on January 6,2013 | 09:36AM
hawaiikone wrote:
Look at history. Barry is doing a great good of ensuring that he'll be replaced by a republican.
on January 6,2013 | 10:15AM
allie wrote:
Republicans increasingly are old, white and vicious. I fear what they will do to America before they disappear into irrelevance.
on January 6,2013 | 10:42AM
soundofreason wrote:
Republicans don't need to DO anything except LET the Democrats have what they asked for. All of it. Just don't come running to Republicans to FIX it afterwards. i.e. Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan.
on January 6,2013 | 11:55AM
64hoo wrote:
wrong it will get worse if the republicans lose the house remember when Obama won the presidential election in 2008 he had 2 years of control in the house and senate and all they did was spend us into higher deficit. so stop making a dumb comment like we can get vital work done. because with dumbocrats controlling the house and senate spending will get worse.
on January 6,2013 | 09:53PM
scooters wrote:
You Demo's have already finished your vital work..you've put us in total debt and soon we'll all be speaking Chinese. Socialist Obama will have achieved his final glory!
on January 6,2013 | 10:48PM
Mythman wrote:
Oh, I am breathless over what an important man this president is and how we all are waiting with high anticipation for his next royal gesture designed to make our lives so much better. Oh, Hail, Almighty Leader of the Universe
on January 6,2013 | 09:33AM
false wrote:
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on January 6,2013 | 01:12PM
hawaiikone wrote:
The falling away from God was predicted in scripture.
on January 6,2013 | 02:36PM
shawnchun wrote:
Yah! Prez Obama. repubs are suckee, suckee not to mention pooor loooosers, still!
on January 6,2013 | 09:43AM
NicholasGMLum wrote:
I cannot believe that the newspaper doesn't have the depth and insight to do a more important story than what the President's family vacationed in Hawaii. Who cares??? There are more important stories than that! This is what the level of intelligence in our nation. Star-Advertiser find another more instructive story than reporting on the President's vacation, please!
on January 6,2013 | 05:04PM
HD36 wrote:
Back to Washington DC, where real estate prices are booming because its the home of beaurocrats who pay themselve's very well. i.e. Michelle Obama's staff of 22 servants is tax payer funded at 1.5 million per year. 75k per year to the guy who cnanges the popcorn every hour at the Obama kids private theatre.
on January 6,2013 | 05:29PM
rayhawaii wrote:
Next time come visit the Westside or the island Mr. President. This side could use some federal spending. Plenty money spent to make the wealthier areas look so nice. Our schools falling apart and the road so out of shape. Kids don't even have a side walk to walk to school. Go see Maili Elementary school. One of the plenty over here so out of shape. No one seems to care for the westside.
on January 6,2013 | 08:07PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Westside needs to take care their own kuleana. Parents and community folks volunteer for fixing their school. Start with cleaning in front your house, no smoke cigarrettes and toss the butts on the ground. No drinking in public at the parks, and get ur drivers licenses and proper insurance. Ok?
on January 6,2013 | 08:25PM
jussayin wrote:
It's amazing how many people blindly like Obama. From USAToday, just a short version of an article. Obama routinely makes web videos for his followers. "Obama boasts that "middle-class families" will not have to "pay upwards of $2,000 more in taxes this year." That's accurate for income taxes, but Obama doesn't mention that the deal allowed a payroll tax cut to expire. About 77% of taxpayers will pay more in taxes this year ..." "Obama says the agreement "will reduce the deficit." In fact, the deficit will increase by about $4 trillion over the next 10 years ..." Blah, blah. And yes, the republicans also stretch the truth or don't tell the whole story. So if you want the facts, go to a neutral source.
on January 6,2013 | 08:50PM
scooters wrote:
Good riddance!!! Don't come back anymore pleae...
on January 6,2013 | 10:44PM
scooters wrote:
The sun finally came out today in Kailua. Due to the High Priest and his Princess leaving the islands. Even the weather was happy to see them leave. Bye Bye...
on January 6,2013 | 10:53PM
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