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President Barack Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 8

December 29, 2013
Associated Press

KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent day eight of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Saturday:

— HEALTH CARE UPDATE: White House officials said Saturday that the president received an update from his health care team late Friday night on the implementation of his signature federal health care overhaul.

The president said officials should prioritize consumer flexibility and minimizing disruptions for people switching plans, the White House said.

— GYM: Obama went for his usual morning workout at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe. As he returned to his vacation home, demonstrators waved signs representing various causes outside a blocked-off street leading to his neighborhood.

— NORTH SHORE BBQ: The first family joined longtime Obama friend Bobby Titcomb for an afternoon barbecue at Titcomb's home in Waialua, an historic sugarcane plantation town on Oahu's north shore.

As he left Kailua alongside the first lady, Obama sipped a soda while wearing an aloha shirt.

The president's motorcade took them along Oahu's main highway and up past Schofield Barracks, a U.S. Army garrison attacked during the 1941 Pearl Harbor bombing and setting for the 1953 Burt Lancaster movie "From Here To Eternity."

 
 

 

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