Obama will return to Washington next week for a fiscal cliff deal. Boehner was unable to get the fringe House republicans to even go along with his plan of raising taxes on those who make $1 million and up, therefore, Boehner will need to choose the country over his own job next week to work on a deal with Obama and democrats. It's no longer certain that he'll place country first. I'm betting he will, though.
President Barack Obama and his family have arrived in Honolulu to spend Christmas in Hawaii, where the president was born and raised.Where we're at:
Air Force One touched down in Honolulu minutes after midnight and the motorcade was underway to the first family's Kailua vacation home at about 12:26 a.m.
The president and the first family do not have any public scheduled events while they are in the islands, but Oahu motorists should expect unannounced delays as the presidential motorcade travels around the island.
Obama stay here may be cut shorter than usual since he leaves Washington without having a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff on Jan. 1. AP