POTUS and daughters visit Honolulu zoo
January 3rd, 2011
11:56 PM ET

POTUS and daughters visit Honolulu zoo

(CNN) - Just hours before he was scheduled to fly back to Washington, President Obama, his daughters, and other friends and family made a vist to the Honolulu zoo. As they walked by a primate exhibit that included White-Handed Gibbons, and Ruffled Lemurs, the president's youngest daughter, Sasha, yelled "they are so adorable'" when she saw the lemurs.

Obama's sister Maya Ng-Sotero, her husband and their children were part of the delegation at the zoo along with the president's friend from Chicago, Martin Nesbitt, and his family. The group was also joined by a zookeeper who showed them around.

Before the visit to the zoo, Obama and his daughters visited the National Memorial Cemetary of the Pacific at Punchbowl in Honolulu where Mr. Obama's grandfather is buried.


Topics: Hawaii • President Obama • Sasha Obama
January 3rd, 2011
09:46 PM ET

One more day in Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii (CNN) - Trying to eke out one more day of vacation in warm Honolulu before heading back to winter in Washington, President Obama and his family hit the beach and made one more stop at their favorite shave ice shop, Island Snow.

The Obamas, family friends Marty Nesbitt, his wife Anita Blanchard and their kids, spent the day at Pyramid Rock Beach located on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in nearby Kaneohe Bay. The group made a quick stop for shave ice before returning to their Kailua vacation rental. White House chef Sam Kass was also spotted.

President Obama ordered a regular cone with green and red-colored shave ice. He greeted onlookers near Island Snow who were kept at a distance by the Secret Service. Obama, wearing sunglasses, a White Sox baseball cap, a polo shirt, shorts, and black flip-flops, was greeted to cheers and clicks of cameras and cell phones.

The Obamas will leave later in the evening Monday and arrive back in Washington Tuesday morning.  One last shot of warm weather and sunny skies before heading back to Washington for the start of a new Congress and what could potentially be a frigid welcome.


Topics: Hawaii • President Obama • The Family
January 3rd, 2011
01:50 PM ET

Malveaux Meets Malveaux

In our continuing series "Malveaux Meets," Suzanne interviews her doppelganger and twin, Suzette, to talk SCOTUS.  Take a look at the Malveaux sisters as they discuss some of the most significant cases in 2010, what really happens behind closed doors, as well as Suzette's take on what kind of 'resolutions' the court should make for 2011.