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Obama Family, Welcome To Washington

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Obama Family, Welcome To Washington

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President-elect Barack Obama joined his wife and two daughters Sunday night in Washington, the city they'll call home for the next four years. The Obamas will be spending the next two weeks at the Hay-Adams Hotel, just across a small park from White House.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

President-elect Obama has arrived in Washington. He touched down in a Boeing 757 decorated with the presidential seal. It's a military aircraft often used by vice presidents and first ladies. Air Force 1, of course, is still taken, as is the house that Obama and his family plan to call home for the next four years. So for now, the Obamas plan to stay in Washington Hay-Adams Hotel. The family came to Washington before the inauguration so the couple's two girls could start school. The president-elect says after a couple of years of traveling during the campaign, he is not looking forward to another two weeks in a hotel, but the Hay-Adams does have some of the best views in the city. Including a view of the White House, which is visible just across a park.

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