After delivering remarks on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations, the White House notified the press that President Barack Obama is skipping town for Christmas. The first family leaves tonight for Hawaii.
The White House provides this updated schedule:
7:15PM THE FIRST FAMILY departs the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base
Open Press (Final Gather 6:50PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
7:30PM THE FIRST FAMILY departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Honolulu, Hawaii
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Call Time 6:00PM – Virginia Gate, Andrews Air Force Base)
12:45AM THE FIRST FAMILY arrives in Honolulu, Hawaii
Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii