Obama to leave Hawaii for Washington on Saturday

Obama to leave Hawaii for Washington on Saturday

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US President Barack Obama waves at a crowd on 18th green as he plays golf at Mid-Pacific Country Club in Kailua, Hawaii, on January 1, 2014. The first family is in Hawaii for their annual winter vacation.

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by Associated Press

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Posted on January 3, 2014 at 10:07 PM

HONOLULU -- President Barack Obama is planning his return to Washington after two weeks in Hawaii for a holiday vacation.

White House officials say that the president and his family expect to depart Hawaii on Saturday night.

The president's vacation, spanning Christmas and New Year's, is his longest to the islands during his presidency. He was born in Honolulu.

Obama has spent most of his vacation playing golf and staying in a rented home in the sleepy suburb of Kailua on Oahu's eastern coast.

He has taken his daughters to the zoo and for shave ice and watched Oregon State play in the first round of a basketball tournament.

Obama also has done some official business, signing a defense bill and a budget deal easing spending cuts.

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