Less than 24 hours after he stood in the White House briefing room to announce that he was temporarily abandoning negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff, President Obama is in Hawaii golfing. It’s the first order of business for the president, who hung out at his rented compound until late morning before heading out to the links. Obama is playing at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
President Obama and his family arrived just after midnight local time for their annual vacation in Hawaii, according to the Associated Press. The Obamas immediately departed Air Force One and headed for their vacation home on Oahu. The president has indicated that at least he will return to Washington this week after Christmas.