08:19 PM EDT 12/11/2013
Originally posted 11/05/2013 07:00PM
As you may be aware, the Boston Red Sox won the team's third World Series title in 10 years. The Red Sox clinched a 4-2 victory in the Series, after a 6-1 defeat of the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 on Thursday.
However, as you may not be aware, "We've got a lot of Sox fans here," according to President Barack Obama. By "here," he means The White House – he called Red Sox manager John Farrell on Monday to congratulate him on his team's victory.
Originally posted 10/21/2013 04:35PM
Looks like President Obama has eyes in the back of his head.
Originally posted 09/24/2013 12:15PM
He's the leader of the Free World and seemingly fearless in the face of peril. Yet much like millions of other men around the world, there is one thing President Barack Obama admits terrifies him: his wife's wrath.
But fortunately for the Commander-in-Chief, it appears First Lady Michelle Obama uses her power for good.
On Monday, a live microphone caught the President telling an attendee at the UN General Assembly meeting that he quit smoking because "I'm scared of my wife," New York's Daily News reports.
Originally posted 09/11/2013 08:40AM
As bells tolled solemnly, Americans marked the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on Wednesday with the reading of the names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition.
At a morning ceremony on the 2-year-old memorial plaza at the site of the World Trade Center, relatives recited the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died when hijacked jets crashed into the twin towers and the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pa. They also recognized the victims of the 1993 trade center bombing.
In Washington, President Barack Obama, joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden, walked out to the White House's South Lawn for a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. – the time the first plane struck the south tower in New York. Another jetliner struck the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m.
"Our hearts still ache for the futures snatched away, the lives that might have been," Obama said.
A moment of silence was also held at the U.S. Capitol.
Originally posted 08/28/2013 12:45PM
The Rev. Bernice King opened the celebration of her father's famous "I Have a Dream" speech Wednesday with an interfaith service in Washington.
King said that her father, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is often remembered as a freedom fighter for equal rights and human rights. But she said he was most importantly a man of faith. She says he was a prophet and "faith leader" and it was "the spirit of God that infused that movement."
The faith community must continue to lead every movement for justice and equality, Bernice King said.
Originally posted 08/23/2013 01:50PM
President Barack Obama is best known for his love of basketball, inviting pals and associates over to the White House for frequent pick-up games where Lakers star Kobe Bryant once called him out for talking "a lot of trash" on court.
On Friday, Obama changed his game up a bit, dropping into the soccer field of Tully Central High School, in New York State's in Onondaga County, for a surprise visit as the school's girls' and boys' teams held practices.
After his motorcade rolled up around 11 a.m., the sports enthusiast leader of the Free World decided to try out his skill in dribbling and penalty kicks, rolling up his shirt sleeves as students and coaches looked on. He later posed for photos with the students.
Originally posted 08/19/2013 08:35PM
The White House is going to the dogs!
The Obama family announced on Instagram Monday evening that they've added to the four-legged part of their family, welcoming a new pup, Sunny. The 1-year-old female was born in Michigan last June, and arrived at the White House today, according to whitehouse.gov. Just like big brother Bo, she is a Portuguese water dog – a hypoallergenic breed that won't trigger 15-year-old First Daughter Malia's allergies.
Originally posted 07/10/2013 01:30PM
Forget the ongoing debate over healthcare. "Broccoli-Gate" is rearing its bushy, green head once again.
President Barack Obama rekindled the long-running presidential debate over the green veggie Tuesday, saying at the Kids' State Dinner – a luncheon hosted by First Lady (and healthy-eating advocate) Michelle Obama to honor children who won a contest by submitting healthy recipes – that broccoli was his favorite food.
The broccoli-brouhaha became a trending topic on Twitter, as people wondered whether the President was being honest or if his broccoli claim was really just a bunch of bologna.
"What kind of POTUS says his fav food is Broccoli?" President George W. Bush's former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Tweeted. "Same one who in 2008 complained about the price of arugula at Whole Foods."
Originally posted 07/05/2013 02:30PM
It was a red-hot Fourth of July around the country, but celebs on both coasts played it cool as they hung with friends, attempted a human pyramid, and hit the beach – or Slip-N-Slide! – in search of some Independence Day fun.
Kendall Jenner, 17, gave a tiny nod to her country in this itty bitty American flag-inspired bikini when she hit the beach with sister Kylie, 15, and Jaden Smith, 14, – a.k.a Kylie's rumored beau.
Originally posted 07/03/2013 10:45AM
You asked. She answered.
After taking questions from PEOPLE readers, Michelle Obama revealed that before she and the First Family traveled to Africa, she prepared briefing books for daughters Sasha, 12, and Malia, 14, so they could get the most out of the international traveling experience.
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