President Obama postpones next week's trip to Guam, Indonesia, and Australia. He'll stay around to help push a healthcare reform bill to the finish line.
Have you ever delayed a business trip because some of your associates couldn’t get their act together? Then maybe you know how President Obama feels.
The reason for the change? Congress is still struggling with healthcare reform, the president’s signature domestic issue. Obama wants to stick around to lobby lawmakers and push a healthcare bill over the top.
The worst part for the Obamas is that the rest of the family was going to tag along, and now it won’t be able to.
That means Malia will have to look up Wayang on the Internet if she wants to write a school report about it, instead of drawing on her own experience. (It’s Indonesian shadow puppet theater.)