January 4th, 2010
05:17 PM ET

Obama faces growing to-do list in 2010

Jim Acosta and Ed Henry

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President Obama enters 2010 facing many of the problems he vowed to confront during his first year, along with a handful of new responsibilities.

The president returns Monday from a Hawaiian vacation intended to provide some down time, but with the Christmas Day terror incident, there was little time for rest and relaxation. While on vacation, he tacked on an overhaul of the intelligence community to his already-full agenda.

Obama planned to meet Monday with Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan, White House spokesman Bill Burton said. He also scheduled a Tuesday meeting with his national security team to discuss how to plug holes in aviation security.

Republicans have blasted the administration's handling of the failed attack, with former Vice President Dick Cheney accusing the president of pretending the nation is not at war.

Brennan, who advises the president on counterterrorism issues, all but called Cheney a liar this weekend.

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