Obama family returns from Hawaii vacation

Obama family returns from Hawaii vacation

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KANEOHE BAY, HI - JANUARY 1: In this handout from the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama jumps into the ocean at Pyramid Rock Beach January 1, 2013 in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Obama is currently on vacation in his native state. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

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by MATTHEW DALY

Associated Press

Posted on January 7, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 9 at 2:48 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has returned to Washington after a winter vacation in Hawaii that was interrupted by the "fiscal cliff" crisis.

Obama arrived at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Sunday morning after an overnight flight.

The president's annual end-of-year visit to his native state was disrupted just after Christmas when he was forced to return to the capital to help broker a solution on a plan to avert a combination of tax increases and spending cuts that could have sent the economy back into recession.

He returned to Hawaii on New Year's Day.

Obama faces a full agenda in Washington, including possible appointments of a new defense secretary and CIA director and a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karza.

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