December 22nd, 2011
12:17 PM ET

Omnibus bill delivered to White House

President Obama has been holding off on going to Hawaii until the Omnibus – the bill that funds the government through 2012 - arrived for his signature.  Now that it's arrived, there's only one hurdle keeping him in town: the payroll tax cut stalemate. Here's a statement from an administration official saying he’ll sign the Omnibus before midnight tomorrow.

"We received the Omnibus late yesterday, and the president will sign it before the current short term CR runs out this week. The current short term CR runs out at midnight on Friday," the official said.

Do you think the president signs it and then joins his family for a brief Christmas in Hawaii? If he does he’ll probably heads back to DC next week if payroll hasn’t been extended.

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  1. Rick McDaniel

    The pork barrel bill will get signed, of course, because Obama doesn't care anything about outrageous spending, as he is the worst of the worst, in that department.

    December 22, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
    • mike tampa

      And congress bears no responsibililty right? People like you look for reasons to blame the president. It amuses me how many people vote against their own sefl interests for the wrong reasons. If you are not rich, you have screwed yourself by supporting the republicans who only work for the rich, Keep it up, I have money, I will be fine when you are in the food lines.

      December 22, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
      • exhaustartist

        Good remark. I am mortified at how many idiots just blame the President when he has no control over the checkbook. Except the veto. Most people are just sheep following the heards of the idiots. I wish we could have more people that would actually take the time to read and know what is going on instead of listening to some idiot that is saying what makes him/her money.

        December 22, 2011 at 2:09 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Check it out!

        Might hava a little info for the Commies to Relish!

        December 22, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
      • jean2009

        Rick has conveniently forgotten all that excess unfunded spending during the last administration and would like to rewrite history.

        December 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld


        Very Interesting for the Commies,,, not that interesting for the Legal System....

        Go Figure!

        December 23, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Check it out

        Might be worth the trip!

        Merry Christmas to All!

        December 23, 2011 at 8:35 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld


        Try this one,,,

        I am hoping that all the Anti-White, Brown People look at this one!

        December 23, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld


        December 23, 2011 at 9:00 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld


        December 23, 2011 at 9:04 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld


        December 23, 2011 at 9:09 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld


        December 23, 2011 at 9:11 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        I was just thinking how Barak Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize,,,,

        Barry Sotero (Barack) got the
        Osama Bin Ladin Piece,,,, err,, Prize!

        Barry (Barack) knows how to appease the Brown and Black Folks!,,,

        TOOK OUT Osama Bin Ladin in a FRIENDLY RAID in Pack-e-stan,,,,

        You Go BHO!,,,,

        I mean GO AWAY BHO,,,

        NO BAMA NO BAMA in 2012!

        December 23, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld


        December 23, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld


        December 23, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        This one may work???? Maybe,,,


        December 23, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Check out why the Mexicans will look towards the USA and prevent the Commie from getting power!

      A good look into Holder's Future!

      December 22, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Try this one!

        December 22, 2011 at 8:29 pm |
    • Risky

      I think the 2 wars started by bush still has to be funded during the 3 years obama was in office, right? To put blame on him for the funding of those 2 wars is kinda ridiculous. I dont know how much money is spent funding the 2 wars for 3 years, but I'm sure thats partly the reason why so many people think obama can spend 5 tril in 3 years. Lets not forget that it was pres bush's orders to pull out the soldiers this december.

      Now lets get down to some more interesting things to think about:
      Bush started 2 wars for oil. How much money does it cost to send soldiers to foreign land?
      Obama started 1 war as an act for humanity. How many soldiers did Obama send to Libya? I think 0?

      The point is we cant really blame Obama for spending 5 tril in 3 years because for those 3 years, the 2 wars bush started still had to be funded. Am I the only one that figured this out?

      December 22, 2011 at 9:17 pm |
      • jean2009

        Risky I think he lacks the math gene.

        December 23, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
    • Trace


      One thing we can count on in all your posts....YOU DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA TO WHICH YOU SPEAK!

      Have you ever even thought to learn how the U.S. Government actually works? The Congress has the power of the purse strings genius. Please go learn something so that the rest of us can actually some progress in your otherwise rather pathetic, ill-informed, and devoid of facts posts.

      December 22, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  2. lane

    GOP walks out on Steny Hoyer. This is the reason why people dislike the politics in Washington.

    December 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
  3. nate

    Worst congress ever.

    December 22, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
    • older than dirt

      I have to agree this congress is the worst ever. I only hope the people remember this when voting in the next election.

      December 22, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        December 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      December 22, 2011 at 8:31 pm |
  4. BLKMANnAmerica

    repuks in Congress are all full of games and really need to stop the drama and GROW the heck up.

    December 22, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      This is why the Black Folks need to wake up!

      And get some Canolles to Vote AGAINST the COMMIE!!!!

      December 22, 2011 at 8:07 pm |