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Obama Arrives in Chicago

By Philip Rucker
CHICAGO -- His batteries recharged after a two-week pre-inaugural vacation in Hawaii, President-elect Barack Obama is enjoying his last 48 hours in his home town here before moving to Washington, where he immediately will press congressional leaders on his economic stimulus plan and grapple with continuing strife in the Middle East.

Obama, his wife, Michelle, and their daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, arrived at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport early Friday morning from Hawaii, where they were vacationing. The Obamas are scheduled to fly to Washington on Sunday in time for the girls to start classes at Sidwell Friends School.

Obama resumed his old Chicago routine on Friday morning, venturing to a friend's high-rise apartment building for a workout. But for the Hawaii native who just spent 13 days sauntering around sunny Oahu island in shorts and sandals, the Windy City offered a rude awakening.

Bundled in winter coats, the Obamas stepped off their United Airlines charter plane about 12:40 a.m. onto a cold and windy tarmac. The temperature in Chicago Friday morning is about 25 degrees, with a wind chill of 14.

On the New Year's Day flight from Hawaii, Obama exchanged pleasantries with traveling journalists and joked that his wife and daughters weren't speaking to him because of the change in climate.

Posted at 12:04 PM ET on Jan 2, 2009  | Category:  Barack Obama
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HughBriss:

No. I would be delighted if a conservative, pro-life African-American like Alan Keyes (who was unquestionably born in the USA) had been elected President. The "high crimes or misdemeanors" as to Obama would be his fraudulent taking the oath of office and, I suspect, the elaborate cover up and abuse of power which will be related thereto. Wanna bet that the once-venerated WaPo will not be breaking the story this time? Why won't Obama simply release his LONG FORM birth certificate to resolve all reasonable doubt?

Posted by: JakeD | January 4, 2009 8:16 AM

Hot dang you betcha Impeachment of the Fraud Elect Fake President Barack Obama sure does sound like a very good plan,to
me too here. So why not Impeach the Obama
Court Jester Joe Biden and Democratic Party
Bosslady Speaker Nancy Botox Pelosi too.

Posted by: Jan1977 | January 4, 2009 12:46 AM

Oh goodie the AWOL Over Age Teeney Booper Fake Messiah and Bush 44 Elect Loser Kenya
Resident Pretending to be a US Citizen Presidential Imposter Barack Obama must have got bored with his luxury Hawaii vacation private resort hideout and misses
his Convicted Felon Chicago Slumlord Tony
Rezko Paid For Obama Mac Mansion in Chicago
as well. So ya'll just watch Barack Hussein
and Michelle Obama screw up the White House
and turn it into a typical Chicago ghetto.
Impeach Obama and Biden in 2009!

Posted by: Carleen19771 | January 3, 2009 9:21 PM

Wow, Obama isn't even President yet and Darleen2009 - who appears to be a close relative of Amy2009 - is ready to impeach him.

For what, exactly?
"Treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors?"

Or maybe just because he is moving into the WHITE House?

Posted by: HughBriss | January 3, 2009 6:15 AM

So,why not play the New Democratic Party
Song,"We Are All In The Poor House Now"
as the Official Presidential Music for all
future appearances of President Barack Obama? Has 2012 got here yet by now?

Posted by: sandy5274 | January 3, 2009 1:46 AM

So,did the greet the return of the Messiah President Elect and Commander in Chief Barack Hussein Obama with millions of fawning Obama Cult Member Fans,a Thunderous
21 Gun Salute,"Hail to the Chief" or did the wimpy 98lb coward Obama try to hide under Michelle Obama's skirts when the cannon salute was fired,in his Arrogance Honor as well? Instead of "Hail to the Chief" wouldn't "God Save The USA" be more
approriate? Obama must go by 2012 and be
Impeached after the GOP takes back control
of Congress again,in 2010.

Posted by: Darleen2009 | January 3, 2009 12:46 AM

How Funny! So did the US Marine Corp Band play "Hail To The Thief" for the new Covert
Muslim from Kenya,Mullah/Messiah President
Elect Coward in Chief,Head Democrat Do Nothing Liar Dictator Barack Hussein Obama
upon his Glorious Return from Hawaii?

Posted by: Amy2009 | January 3, 2009 12:05 AM

JakeD, your sour grapes are showing. . . actually, your sour grapes are so rotten they are smelling up the place. . .

Posted by: cymric | January 2, 2009 10:09 PM

Did he get his original LONG FORM birth certificate in Hawaii?

Posted by: JakeD | January 2, 2009 6:39 PM

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