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Senator Barack Obama's Iowa victory over John Edwards and Hillary Clinton energized his presidential campaign.
This time he's running unopposed in spending time in Hawaii not Iowa.
-- -- correspondent Doug Luzader reports the president probably still has politics on his mind.
President Obama's -- -- time with the family in Hawaii he may be having fun.
But even on vacation imagine how many issues are swirling around in his mind how many existing or potential flash points there are heading -- 2012.
Here's what could be the five most important one and this is a no brainer the economy.
The country ends the year with signs of resurgence and consumers spent.
And that is good news but it's at this chart that the White House is watching closely the unemployment rate.
It's trending down to eight point 6% but that's still uncomfortably high.
And if many Americans who have simply given up looking for work was back into the job market next year that rate could go -- -- Overseas there's still concern about a European built them to global hot -- and the list is long.
Growing violence in Syria and yet new -- -- and North Korea Pakistan.
A simmering standoff with Iran factor in bloody attacks in Iraq with US combat forces there are gone and the kids.
It was a war in Afghanistan.
It's a full plate for the White House -- three keeping growing scandals under control.
There could be more fallout from Solyndra the now defunct solar energy company.
And fast and furious the firearm tracking programs that sent guns to Mexico the congress is still investigating.
For finding a way to work with Republicans in congress.
The president came to Hawaii after winning a standoff with house Republicans over the payroll tax holiday extension.
House speaker John Boehner and company will regroup and by February that tax cut extension will have expired.
Just one of the looming legislative battles ahead five.
This could make the other four look easy to the other the president has been able to watch from the sidelines as Republicans hammer one another.
But his schedule will be packed with fundraisers and rallies and -- 20:12.
PM we'll beat the park.
And tying -- that something to the president will do will be waiting for next year's Supreme Court decision on what he considers to be his signature achievement.
Its health care law -- That was their -- with the president in Hawaii thanks.
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