HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is
extending his vacation in Hawaii by a day to spend more time
with his family after their departure from Washington was
delayed last week, the White House said on Wednesday.
Obama will leave Hawaii, where grew up, late on Monday
evening, arriving in Washington on Tuesday afternoon, spokesman
Bill Burton said.
Previously, the White House said Obama would leave Hawaii
The president delayed the start of his vacation to stay in
Washington while Congress was still in session.
The delay was productive for him. During the "lame duck"
congressional session, the Senate ratified a nuclear arms
treaty with Russia and passed a measure to allow gay men and
women to serve openly in the military -- two top priorities for
"After the extended lame duck and five-day delay of his
trip here, he's just trying to squeeze in more time with his
family before returning to Washington," Burton said in a
(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by John O'Callaghan)
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