Obama's Hawaiian Vacation Is Over: Here Are The Next Steps

It is with great regret we inform our readers that, following 14 consecutive days of updates - by the Associated Press no less - and others...

... regarding Barack Obama's daily activities during his Hawaiian vacation including his exercise, swimming, executive order and golfing regiment, today is the last such day of can't miss headlines surrounding the Glorious Free World Leader's time away from reading from the TOTUS. So what to expect next? Here is the answer via the WSJ:

After returning to Washington on Sunday from a two-week vacation in Hawaii, President Barack Obama will spend the days before his Jan. 20 State of the Union address trying to sell Americans on his coming economic policy proposals.

 

Mr. Obama plans to roll out legislative proposals and executive actions over the week on issues including housing, manufacturing and higher education, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said. 

 

He will do so while traveling the country highlighting progress in the economy, Mr. Schultz said.

 

The strategy is a shift from previous years when the White House has kept a tight lid on proposals Mr. Obama would announce in his State of the Union address. Mr. Obama's aides hope the approach builds on momentum from the lame-duck congressional session, which resulted in an agreement to fund the government through September.

 

Mr. Obama will visit the Detroit area on Jan. 7 to emphasize the success of the government's bailout of the auto industry, followed by stops in Phoenix to focus on housing policies and in Tennessee for an event on college affordability.

 

Vice President Joe Biden will join Mr. Obama in Tennessee, the kind of joint appearance the White House usually reserves for after the State of the Union address.

"The president is eager to get to work, and looks forward to working with the new Congress on policies that will make sure middle-class Americans are sharing in the economic recovery," Mr. Schultz said.

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So the first 6 years he was doing what exactly?

In other news, America's middle class is now rumored to be pooling its resources to pay for an extension of Obama's vacation until January 2017.