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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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President Barack Obama during the second annual 'Kids' State Dinner', in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2013 in Washington DC. The 'State Dinner' features a selection of winning recipes and recognizes fifty-four winners representing all US states, three territories and the District of Columbia.

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President Barack Obama during the second annual 'Kids' State Dinner', in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2013 in Washington DC. The 'State Dinner' features a selection of winning recipes and recognizes fifty-four winners representing all US states, three territories and the District of Columbia.

Obama Eats Vegetables: Really

“Now I actually like vegetables,” President Barack Obama said during today’s Kids’ State Dinner at the White House. “When I was a kid, my family would just boil them,” the president said. “They tasted horrible because they were all mush. Nobody wanted to eat...

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Marieme Faye Sall, first lady of Senegal, sit together on stage during a visit the all-girls Martin Luther King Middle School, on June 27, 2013 in Dakar, Senegal.

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Marieme Faye Sall, first lady of Senegal, sit together on stage during a visit the all-girls Martin Luther King Middle School, on June 27, 2013 in Dakar, Senegal.

Michelle Obama: White House ‘Nice Prison’ — Laura Bush: ‘With a Chef’

Updated at 9:25 am EDT The White House, as a couple of first ladies should know, can be “confining.” As former President George W. Bush met with President Barack Obama today in Tanzania, their wives also took part in an African...

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Young girls and women wear khangas, a traditional wrap, with the image of President Barack Obama as they line up to enter the State House, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on July 1, 2013.

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Young girls and women wear khangas, a traditional wrap, with the image of President Barack Obama as they line up to enter the State House, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on July 1, 2013.

Obama, Bush Meeting in Tanzania: ‘Bang for the Buck’

Former President George W. Bush invested heavily in the fight against AIDS and malaria in Africa. First Lady Laura Bush toured Senegal, Tanzania, Mozambique and Mali to inspect the work under way there. And President Barack Obama has credited his...

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Political election posters are seen hanging from trees ahead of the presidential election in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 1, 2013.

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Political election posters are seen hanging from trees ahead of the presidential election in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 1, 2013.

Obama, Africa and the Right to Vote

There were some places that President Barack Obama could not go in Africa. He could not go to Kenya, his father’s birthplace, for geopolitical reasons. The government of President Uhuru Kenyatta was still finding its footing after an election in...

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U.S. President Barack Obama, front, and former U.S. President Bill Clinton embrace after speaking on stage during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York on Sept. 25, 2012.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, front, and former U.S. President Bill Clinton embrace after speaking on stage during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York on Sept. 25, 2012.

@BillClinton Not Following @BarackObama — Nothing Personal

The Clintons, it appears, are leaders, not followers. Bill Clinton, former president, has a following of 838,006 at Twitter, where he often holds forth on matters ranging from the Supreme Court’s rulings this week to President Barack Obama’s global warming...

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First lady Michelle Obama waves after delivering the commencement speech during the Bowie State University graduation ceremony at the Comcast Center on the campus of the University of Maryland May 17, 2013 in College Park, Maryland.

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First lady Michelle Obama waves after delivering the commencement speech during the Bowie State University graduation ceremony at the Comcast Center on the campus of the University of Maryland May 17, 2013 in College Park, Maryland.

Michelle Obama 1, Heckler 0

Updated 6/5 at 12:05 pm EDT The first lady apparently has little patience for hecklers. Under a white tent in the backyard of Karen Dixon and Nan Schaffer in Northwest Washington, DC, tonight,  with Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz...

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First lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama in Arlington, Virginia.

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First lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama in Arlington, Virginia.

Michelle Obama: The Bangs are Back

Reports of the demise of the first lady’s bangs are “greatly exaggerated.” So read the pool report from last night’s New York fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee headlined by first lady Michelle Obama. In the home of fashion designer...

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