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Obamas back in Kailua after North Shore barbeque

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 11:56 p.m. HST, Dec 28, 2013

President Barack Obama and his family are back at their Kailua vacation rental after spending Saturday afternoon on the North Shore at childhood friend Bobby Titcomb's annual holiday barbecue.

The Obamas regularly visit Titcomb's beachside house near Waialua for a barbecue during their Hawaii vacations.

The president's motorcade took H-2 freeway, past Schofield Barracks to get to the North Shore after leaving Kailua just after noon today. They left Titcomb's house at 7:33 p.m. and arrived back in Kailua at 8:33 p.m.

A handful of protesters greeted the president when he went to Marine Corps Base Hawaii for his usual morning workout.

Their signs addressed a range of topics from Gaza to Guantanamo.

The president spent about 90 minutes this morning at the gym, returning to his Kailua vacation home at 9:38 a.m.

Late Friday night, the president received an update from his health care team on the implementation of his signature federal health care overhaul, the White House said.

The president said officials should prioritize consumer flexibility and minimizing disruptions for people switching plans, the White House said.


The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Anonymous wrote:
Local boyz love that BBQ. And that don't mean red sauce... We talking shoyu!
on December 28,2013 | 01:54PM
serious wrote:
I hope it is a fundraiser to help pay the $300,000 Hawaiian taxpayer cost for his visit.
on December 28,2013 | 03:23PM
busterb wrote:
You don't think the daily CNN blasts every half an hour with Waikiki in the background is worth $300K? Or the ESPN shots while he was in the Stanley? And we haven't even seen the obligatory Shave Ice shot yet. Get real. Or get serious, Serious.
on December 28,2013 | 03:27PM
false wrote:
Hey stop butchering my man. He's a good buddy of mine.
on December 28,2013 | 06:35PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
on December 28,2013 | 04:10PM
BigErn wrote:
Leftylibby showing off her maturity
on December 28,2013 | 05:40PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Eating away rightytighty for the next three years, priceless.
on December 28,2013 | 05:57PM
false wrote:
Nanakuli High School, Class of ???
on December 28,2013 | 06:56PM
false wrote:
Never graduated. Still attending.
on December 28,2013 | 09:03PM
false wrote:
No worries 95% of the tab is picked up by the Feds, and the overtime is picked up by Captain Kirk, for HPD.
on December 28,2013 | 06:35PM
false wrote:
No drink shoyu straight from the bottle, as u could end up with high blood pressure and/or stroke and/or heart attacks and/or diabetes. u drink one whole gallon of shoyu and bruddah u going drink five gallons of mizu (water, in English).
on December 28,2013 | 07:01PM
tutulois wrote:
Good for the First Family. Wonder if this Titcomb is any relation to Margaaret Titcomb, librarian at the Bishop Museum for years -- I had the privilege of meeting her years ago...
on December 28,2013 | 02:46PM
syhud wrote:
on December 28,2013 | 02:55PM
false wrote:
Titcomb is a very uncommon name. Could be? Just ask Margie, Lois, if she is alive.
on December 28,2013 | 06:57PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
I certainly hope not - she was a well respected member of our community. The Titcomb in this article was the guy arrested by the cops for soliciting a hooker near the down town area - according to the SA.
on December 28,2013 | 04:06PM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
Well whoop-de-friggin'-do. BFD. Send him back to Chicago to go galavanting with his pal Rahm "Cold Fish" Emanuel.
on December 28,2013 | 04:03PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Waahhh, waahhh, mommy.
on December 28,2013 | 04:11PM
BigErn wrote:
Leftylibby from nanakuli once again showing her maturity
on December 28,2013 | 05:40PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Obama is driving his haters nuts.
on December 28,2013 | 04:50PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Including sml ern.
on December 28,2013 | 05:56PM
false wrote:
Brother of BigErn?
on December 28,2013 | 06:58PM
false wrote:
"The president said officials should prioritize consumer flexibility and minimizing disruptions for people switching plans, the White House said."

The do nothing alternative would have been the best alternative as we would have kept flexibility and minimized disruptions. The high cost of insurance stems in part from frivolous lawsuits brought on from patients against the Medical profession. We have private health insurance, we have Medicare for the elderly and disabled and we have Medicaid for the poor. All to cover everyone that needs coverage. All of the plans available from pre-Obama were "good enough", in fact, exceptional to do the job. Why are there the 15% that at anytime that are not health care insured? It's the same story: same as a percentage of drivers who are uninsured. We cannot get 100% coverage for drivers, we cannot get 100% coverage for ALL Americans. I hope ObamaCare, was not solely aimed at a certain group of people, if u know what i mean? My name is Joe Biden, and please listen to me Barry !!!

on December 28,2013 | 06:31PM
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