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Bridget Johnson


December 26, 2012 - 1:43 pm

With the fiscal cliff deadline just days away, the White House said President Obama will leave the first lady and first kids in Hawaii and return to Washington tonight.

But first, golf.

Obama hit the links for six hours Saturday shortly after touching down in the islands. Leaving the press pool at a nearby McDonald’s, the president played at the Kaneohe Clipper course with White House chef Sam Kass, Hawaii pals Bobby Titcomb and Mike Ramos, and aide (and regular golf buddy) Marvin Nicholson.

On Christmas Eve, Obama was out the door of his vacation home by 9:30 a.m. for more golf with Titcomb, Ramos, and friend Greg Orme. He didn’t wrap up until 3: 15 p.m., then met up with his wife and daughters with the press pool still socked away at Dairy Queen.

Last night, the White House announced that Obama would be returning to DC.

First, though, it was back to the golf course with his Hawaii friends once again.

The Senate returns tomorrow with FISA reauthorization on the agenda.

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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