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President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama at the end of the second presidential debate on Oct. 16, 2012, which went far better than the first on the night of their Oct. 3 anniversary.

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President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama at the end of the second presidential debate on Oct. 16, 2012, which went far better than the first on the night of their Oct. 3 anniversary.

Obama Anniversary: Dining In

This, on the third day of the partially closed federal government, is the first couple’s 21st anniversary. And it appeared that, unlike in previous years, President Barack Obama and wife Michelle were dining in tonight. An essential federal employee at...

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on September 23, 2013 to leave for New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on September 23, 2013 to leave for New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

Obama: ‘Scared of My Wife’

It’s those open mics at international assemblies that often deliver the most memorable lines. President Barack Obama was talking about quitting smoking Monday at an open microphone at the U.N. General Assembly in New York. “I hope you quit smoking,”...

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First Lady Michelle Obama visits military children and families at the USO Warrior and Family Center. in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, on September 11, 2013.

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First Lady Michelle Obama visits military children and families at the USO Warrior and Family Center. in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, on September 11, 2013.

First Lady Airs Obama Design Dreams at Lunch

Innovative designers filled the East Room of the White House today for lunch. Michelle Obama said the president was envious that she got to host the affair, because “really, deep down, he would have been an architect had he been as...

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A flower lies atop names of victims at the 9/11 Memorial on September 10, 2013 in New York City.

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A flower lies atop names of victims at the 9/11 Memorial on September 10, 2013 in New York City.

9/11 Remembered at White House, Pentagon, Pennsylvania

Updated at 11 am EDT At 8:46 am EDT, President Barack Obama ,Vice President Joe Biden, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden stood with White House staff on the South Lawn for a moment of silence marking the 12th anniversary of...

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President Barack Obama with U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr. during a stop a Bingham's Restaurant in Lenox, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 23, 2013. The President bought a few pies for the road during his final day of his two day bus tour finishing in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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President Barack Obama with U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr. during a stop a Bingham's Restaurant in Lenox, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 23, 2013. The President bought a few pies for the road during his final day of his two day bus tour finishing in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Obama Bus Tour: People, Politics and Pies

It’s late afternoon, the sweet tooth beckons. What about a pie stop? President Barack Obama, on a two-day bus tour in New York and Pennsylvania to promote his plan for reducing college costs, diverted his 30-plus vehicle motorcade in Lenox, Pennsylvania,...

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Bo, left, and Sunny, the Obama family dogs, on the South Lawn of the White House, on Aug. 19, 2013.

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Bo, left, and Sunny, the Obama family dogs, on the South Lawn of the White House, on Aug. 19, 2013.

Obama Talks Puppy Training on Education Bus Tour

President Barack Obama says the newest dog at the White House still needs some lessons in behavior. On a two-day bus trip to New York and Pennsylvania to tout plans to cut college costs, he mingled with middle-class folks at Magnolia’s Deli &...

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President Barack Obama, right, walks with attorney Eunu Chun, left, while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard on Aug. 18, 2013.

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President Barack Obama, right, walks with attorney Eunu Chun, left, while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard on Aug. 18, 2013.

Obama’s Six Golf-Game Vacation

President Barack Obama capped off his summer vacation in a familiar spot: The putting green. The president spent the last day of his week-long holiday on Martha’s Vineyard in a sixth and final foursome before departing the Cape Cod island....

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President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia during a vacation on Martha's Vineyard on August 16, 2013 in West Tisbury, Massachusetts.

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President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia during a vacation on Martha's Vineyard on August 16, 2013 in West Tisbury, Massachusetts.

Obama Family Bike Ride: `Nice Day’

The First Family took the first family outing of President Barack Obama’s eight-day summer vacation today, hopping on bikes for a quick ride around Martha’s Vineyard. “Nice day, huh?” Obama shouted at reporters and onlookers as he rode past with...

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President Barack Obama orders food at Nancy's restaurant in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, on August 13, 2013, during the Obama family vacation to Martha's Vineyard.

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President Barack Obama orders food at Nancy's restaurant in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, on August 13, 2013, during the Obama family vacation to Martha's Vineyard.

Obama Delivers Friend’s Fried Feast

President Barack Obama may not be doing dishes these days, but he does deliver. Here is further proof of Obama’s devotion to his friend and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett: He ventured out in a rainstorm on Martha’s Vineyard on his...

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First lady Michelle Obama talks with Chicago teens participating in Urban Alliance, a career training program run by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's wife Amy Rule, on July 18, 2013, in Chicago

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First lady Michelle Obama talks with Chicago teens participating in Urban Alliance, a career training program run by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's wife Amy Rule, on July 18, 2013, in Chicago

FLOTUS in Chicago: Beyonce, Rahm and Youth Empowerment

First Lady Michelle Obama visited a career education and employment program for underserved high school seniors in Chicago today, conducting some official business the morning after attending a Beyonce concert at the city’s United Center. The model for what keeps...

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