The “fiscal cliff” deal is done, so President Obama is back on his Hawaii vacation.
Obama boarded Air Force One at about midnight Tuesday, some 30 minutes after White House remarks saluting the House vote to avert a series of tax hikes and budget cuts known as the fiscal cliff.
“Happy New Year everybody,”‘ Obama told reporters. The president landed in Honolulu shortly after 5 a.m. on Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. ET.