HONOLULU (CNN) - CNN has learned that federal officials here in Hawaii are planning for President Obama to arrive on the island of Oahu as early as Wednesday, when they are instituting a no-fly zone over this city.
The Federal Aviation Administration quietly issued an advisory Tuesday revealing it will institute a no-fly zone with a radius of 10 nautical miles around Honolulu from 5:15 PM local until 7:15 PM local time on Wednesday.
Honolulu is five time zones behind the East Coast so Obama could hold his scheduled signing ceremony of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell on Wednesday morning - and potentially hold a news conference - before leaving Washington early in the afternoon. He could still arrive in Hawaii for dinner with First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters, all of whom arrived Saturday ahead of the President.
White House officials would not confirm or deny that Obama will leave for vacation on Wednesday, and it is important to note that with Congress still in a lame duck session the schedule remains fluid and a departure time is not locked down until the President gives the final confirmation.
HONOLULU (CNN) - President Obama's vacation is delayed because of work in Washington but his family has already arrived in Honolulu. With rain expected to last for days on the island, what will the first family do to stay busy? Some Hawaii vacationers have a few suggestions. CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry reports.
In the morning, the President will deliver remarks and sign the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 into law in a signing ceremony at the Department of the Interior. This event is pooled for TV and still photographers and open to correspondents, however the deadline to request media credentials has passed.
Later, the President will meet with Secretary of the Treasury Geithner in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
9:15AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks and signs the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010
U.S. Department of the Interior
10:15AM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of the Treasury Geithner
Oval Office /Closed Press
10:00AM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs