First family heads to Hawaii for holidays

Dec. 21, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and the first family left Washington Friday evening for Honolulu, where they plan to spend Christmas, the White House said.

The president, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, Sasha and Malia -- with the family dog, Bo -- left Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland just after 7:35 p.m.

The announcement did not say when the president plans to return to Washington to deal with debt and budget deficit negotiations with Congress.

The first family had no scheduled public events during their stay in Hawaii.

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