Political Headlines January 7, 2013: President Barack Obama’s Hawaii Vacation by the Numbers, Returns to Washington

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Obama’s Hawaii Vacation by the Numbers

Source: ABC News Radio, 1-7-13

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President Obama departed Hawaii on Sunday morning for Washington, after spending nine days vacationing with family and friends in his native state.  Here’s a quick look at how he spent his vacation….READ MORE

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Political Headlines January 3, 2013: President Barack Obama’s Father-Daughter Day in Hawaii

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President Obama’s Father-Daughter Day in Hawaii

Source: ABC News Radio, 1-3-13

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Over the past two weeks, President Obama has passed his days in Hawaii hitting the gym, golfing with friends and relaxing on the beach with his family.

On Thursday, he enjoyed some father-daughter time, bowling with Malia and Sasha and going out for Hawaiian shaved ice, an annual tradition.

After spending the afternoon at the bowling alley at the Marine Corps base at Kaneohe Bay, Obama and his daughters stopped at Island Snow Shave Ice, a small eatery in a shopping center near their Kailua vacation house….READ MORE

Political Headlines January 3, 2013: President Barack Obama Signs Fiscal Cliff Bill Via Autopen

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President Obama Signs Fiscal Cliff Bill Via Autopen

Source: ABC  News Radio, 1-3-12

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President Obama has signed the “fiscal cliff” legislation into law via autopen from Hawaii, where he is vacationing with his family.

The bill to avert the fiscal cliff arrived at the White House late Wednesday afternoon and it was immediately processed, according to a senior White House official. A copy was delivered to the president in Hawaii for review. He then directed the bill to be signed by autopen back in Washington, D.C….READ MORE

Political Headlines January 2, 2013: President Barack Obama Returns to Hawaii Vacation Post-Fiscal Cliff Deal

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Obama Returns to Hawaii Vacation Post-Cliff Deal

Source: ABC News Radio, 1-2-12

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Less than an hour after Congress and the White House resolved the fiscal cliff, President Obama boarded Air Force One to return to his planned Hawaiian holiday vacation.

He boarded the plane at Joint Base Andrews in Camp Springs, Md., shortly before midnight Wednesday following a New Year’s Day of political drama on Capitol Hill.

The 10-hour overnight flight was scheduled to arrive in Oahu around 5 a.m. local time Wednesday when he will reunite with First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia, who have been vacationing there since just before Christmas….READ MORE

Political Headlines December 27, 2012: Harry Reid Goes After John Boehner at Fiscal Cliff’s Edge

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Reid Goes After Boehner at Cliff’s Edge

Source: ABC News Radio, 12-27-12

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UPDATE: The House will return for legislative business on Sunday evening.

With only five days left before the federal government goes over the fiscal cliff, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid shattered any pretense of cooperation with Republicans in a scathing speech that targeted House Republicans and particularly Speaker John Boehner.

Reid, D-Nev., spoke on the floor of the Senate as President Obama returned to Washington early from an Hawaiian vacation in what appears to be a dwindling hope for a deal on taxes and spending cuts before the Jan. 1 deadline that will trigger tax increases and sharp spending cuts.

Boehner, however, has not returned to Washington from a Christmas break and has not called the House back into session….READ MORE

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