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Obama leaves Hawaii for Washington D.C. to deal with fiscal cliff

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MADISON (WKOW) -- President Obama will cut his Christmas vacation short to head back to Washington D.C. to deal with the looming fiscal cliff.

He plans to leave Hawaii Wednesday night and return to Washington D.C. on Thursday.

First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters will remain in Hawaii.

The president is returning to the White House to work on a fiscal cliff deal before the year ends.

House and Senate members are expected to reconvene Thursday. If there is not an agreement reached there will be automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts at the first of the year.

The main dispute continues to be over taxes.

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