President Barack Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 14

AP News
Posted: Jan 03, 2014 8:08 PM

KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent Day 14 of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Friday:

— STAYING IN: Obama spent most of the day in his family's vacation home in Kailua, a sleepy suburb of Honolulu along Oahu's eastern shore. The day was even more low-key than previous days with outings of gym and golf.

— EXECUTIVE PROPOSALS: The Obama administration announced a pair of executive actions aimed at strengthening federal background checks for gun purchasers, with a particular focus on limiting firearm access for those with mental health issues. One proposed rule change aims to clarify terminology used by federal law to prohibit people from purchasing a firearm for mental health reasons. A second proposed change would give hospitals and other entities covered by patient privacy provisions more flexibility in the information they provide to the background check system.

— DEPARTURE PLANNED: The White House announced Obama and the first family planned to depart Honolulu on Saturday night to go back to Washington.