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*"Mele Kalikimaka!"$$zuyzVbV/time23-22

The president-elect celebrates "Kalikimaka" (Hawaiian for "Christmas") with family and close friends in Kailua, Hawaii.
Christmas Day plans involve opening presents in the morning and sharing a traditional turkey and ham dinner in the evening.
The soon-to-be first family is expected back on the mainland after New Year's.
NY Times: To many Hawaiians, Obama's calm demeanor embodies "the [...]


In a a rare, if not unprecedented move, Bush revokes a pardon for a NY developed he had issued just one day earlier.
The White House apparently was unaware that Isaac Toussie's father donated money to the RNC and John McCain this year. Toussie had pleaded guilty to fraud and making false statements.
Toussie's victims welcome [...]

*Paterson on Kennedy: "How is She a Front-Runner?"$$zuyzVbV/time25-22

The New York governor dismisses talk of a front-runner to fill Sen. Clinton's seat, says the media is responsible for the hype around Caroline Kennedy.
Meanwhile, Mayor Bloomberg repeats call for Paterson to make his choice-- "This is just distracting and we don't need to have another sideshow."
Plus: The AP examines Kennedy's closely-guarded finances.

*Bush's Christmas Gifts to Aides$$zuyzVbV/time26-22

The White House announces on Christmas Eve that President Bush has appointed several outgoing officials to high-profile boards and commissions.
Includes Condoleezza Rice to the Kennedy Center's board, Commerce Secretary Gutierrez to the Woodrow Wilson Center board, Laura Bush's chief of staff to the Fulbright scholarship board.

*Bidens Hosting Family in Delaware$$zuyzVbV/time27-22

The incoming second couple attends Christmas Mass Thursday and continues their tradition of hosting their entire family at their Delaware home.
On Christmas Eve, the two serve meatloaf to the homeless at a Wilmington soup kitchen.
Biden tells reporter: "A lot of people are hurting... It's the number one priority for our administration." [...]

*Pardon Season Update$$zuyzVbV/time29-22

President Bush issued another round of pardons yesterday, including a rare posthumous one for a man convicted of selling B-17s in 1948 to Jewish resistance fighters in Israel. None of the names on the list were the big ones (like Scooter Libby) about which there has been so much speculation. But P.S. Ruckman Jr., an [...]
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