Obama resumes Hawaii vacation after "fiscal cliff" bill passes

WASHINGTON Tue Jan 1, 2013 11:51pm EST

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama departed the White House on Tuesday to resume his Hawaii vacation shortly after Congress approved legislation that raises taxes on the wealthiest Americans and avoids the "fiscal cliff" of across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts.

The president left the White House shortly before midnight. He had cut his vacation short on Wednesday to oversee negotiation of a deal before a year-end deadline.

(Reporting By Mark Felsenthal; Editing by Eric Beech)

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Comments (3)
Jeepgirl wrote:
Wow! Must be nice to travel and vacation so much.

Jan 02, 2013 5:04am EST  --  Report as abuse
mils54 wrote:
Nicely done Mr President!!, Keep up the good work!. :)

Jan 02, 2013 12:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
yummy8755 wrote:
Geez, it was really nice of the President to take a work break like that.

Jan 02, 2013 6:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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