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President Obama to stay in D.C. while Michelle Obama, daughters head to Hawaii


First lady Michelle Obama and first daughters Sasha and Malia are headed to Hono­lulu on Friday for a 17-day vacation — without the president.

At least for now.

With the White House and Congress embroiled in a standoff over a spending bill and payroll tax cut proposal that could lead to a government shutdown Saturday, Obama appears ready to make good on his promise to stay in Washington until the issues are resolved.

The White House announced Wednesday that the rest of the first family would leave Washington Friday evening after delivering toys and gifts to the Marines Corps’ Toys for Tots program. As of now, the president will not be on the plane with them, unless an agreement is reached in the next 36 hours.


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Comment by jane holley
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 It's a bit childish & foolish of the 1st Lady to go ahead of the President by just a few days, considering the distance & extra tax payers money that it will cost for her to do so. She should wait for the President & they all go as a family. 

Comment by James Eldridge
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I just talked with someone living in Hawaii, and he said it was raining. Let's just hope that it rains for the next 18 days. Maybe even have the winds blow some of that volcano smoke over them to make breathing difficult. 

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