December 21st, 2011
10:13 AM ET
Washington (CNN) – The rest of the First Family is in Hawaii for the Christmas holiday but President Obama remains at the White House still trying to wrap up a very elusive present, a payroll tax extension and unemployment insurance.
Will he stay or will he go? Not even the president’s top aides know, or at least they aren’t saying.
“I’m reluctant to say where he’s going to be on which day because I don’t want to make this about him,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney when asked where the president would be on Christmas morning. “It is a very fluid situation.”
December 14th, 2011
06:44 PM ET
Ahead of the holiday’s President Obama received a national security briefing to get the latest on preparations for any eventuality.
NSC spokesmanTommy Vietorprovided the below on the record statement: