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President Obama Goes Shopping At The Gap


President Barack Obama looks for gifts for his family with saleswoman Susan Panariello after stopping off at the GAP in New York


President Barack Obama shops at a GAP clothing store in Manhattan during his unannounced visit. Obama used the visit to talk about raising the minimum hourly wage standards and applauded the GAP, who earlier in the year announced it was raising minimum wage for its employees



Mary Bruce: President Obama Visits NYC, Takes Surprising Shopping Trip To The Gap

Apparently even President Obama knows that New York City is a great place to shop. During a trip to the Big Apple today, the president made a surprise stop at the Gap. Obama checked out some khakis and sweatshirts. A cheery saleswoman talked him through a few options, including a V-neck pink sweater. Obama said he was worried the V-neck would “slip” off his daughter’s shoulders. He ultimately settled on a light pink crewneck for Sasha and a bright pink one for Malia.

A White House official explained the president’s impromptu stop: “In his State of the Union address, the President called for businesses to raise workers’ wages, and today the President will visit a Gap store to show his support for Gap Inc.’s decision to increase wages for their US based employees.” During his visit to the store, Obama also picked out navy blue zip-up workout shirtfor the first lady. The president then greeted the woman behind the counter, who told him he was better looking in person. “You hear that?” The president said to reporters. “I think the ladies will be impressed with my style sense,” the president said as his items were rung up.

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President Obama and his daughters Malia and Sasha in ‘One More Page Books’ on Small Business Saturday, Arlington, Virginia, November 24



Iowa, Day Two

President Obama holds baby Ethan Muhire, B.R. Miller Middle School, Marshalltown, Iowa


Children greet President Barack Obama’s motorcade as it passes through Tama, Iowa


The Nelson Pioneer Farm & Museum in Oskaloosa, Iowa


Visiting the Heil family farm in Haverhill, Iowa



President Obama orders muffins at the Coffee Connection in Knoxville, Iowa


B.R. Miller Middle School in Marshalltown



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8:45 (?): President Obama delivers remarks at the Waterloo Center for the Arts in Waterloo, Iowa

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Mansfield, Ohio

Mansfield, Ohio, August 1


… speaking with members of the 179th Airlift Wing of the Ohio National Guard as he arrived at Mansfield Lahm Airport

… greeting children on the tarmac upon his arrival at Mansfield Air National Guard Base



President Obama is given a sample of fudge to taste by LaDonna Secrist, owner of the Squirrel’s Den

… with employees Lia Brunetti (L) and Carol Fisher (C) while buying fudge at the Squirrel’s Den

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3:55: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the John S. Knight Center, Akron, Ohio


christmas shopping


Pool report: Presidential motorcade left a soggy South Lawn at 12:45 p.m. for shopping and lunch. Fourteen minutes later the motorcade arrived at Potomac Yards in Alexandria, where the President headed into the Pet Smart store. By the time the pool was allowed in a shirtsleeved POTUS was at a checkout counter with Bo, who appeared to be sizing up a small brown “standard poodle” named Cinnamon, according to the dog’s owner.

“Okay, Bo, don’t get too personal here,” POTUS admonished, holding tightly to Bo’s leash. He pulled out a $50 bill to pay for two items, one a large dog bone. Total was slightly more than $41.

After a quick stroll POTUS entered the nearby Best Buy at 1:10 p.m. “This (stop) for the girls now,” he said as he went in.

After a round of handshaking he headed straight to the Wii section, where he bought a Just Dance game for his daughters.

“The girls beat me every time on these dance games,” he said, “but you’ll never get a picture of me (playing) because I get graded F every time.”

He also bought a pair of $50 iTunes gift cards and an unidentified game. Tab came to 194.48. “Let’s see if my credit card still works,” he said. It did.

After more grip-and-grins outside, motorcade left at 1:21 p.m. Nine minutes later, POTUS arrived via side streets at intersection of East Del Ray and Mount Vernon to pick up some pies at the Del Ray Pizzeria. More handshakes, a little sports banter…

Pool ushered out. Minutes later POTUS emerged with three large pizzas. Then he worked the crowd on all four corners of the intersection plus a fifth cluster of squealing well-wishers a bit further down Del Ray.

Motorcade including Bo rolling at 1:48, arriving South Lawn 2:05 p.m.

President Obama and his dog Bo with a poodle named Cinnamon as they check out at PetSmart in Alexandria, Va. Obama bought the presidential pup a toy bone and a bag of food while Bo played in the store with Cinnamon.

President Barack Obama speaks with customers while picking up his pizza order at Del Ray Pizzeria in Alexandria after purchasing gifts

President Barack Obama greets people after stopping for pizza at Del Ray Pizzaria in Alexandria, Virginia

President Barack Obama shops for Christmas gifts at a Best Buy store on December 21, 2011 in Alexandria, Virginia


mmm, pumpkins….

Washington Post: ….. President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, pulled up to a roadside farmer’s market in their imposing Ground Force One presidential bus for a little pumpkin shopping.

…. As Obama talked to the shopkeepers, the first lady was busy inspecting pumpkins. She seemed very interested in oversized white-colored ones, which Betty Wood later explained were called “full moon pumpkins.” Michelle Obama picked one up by wrapping both arms around it to load it into a metal rolling cart with a long metal handle. Betty Wood later estimated the pumpkin could weigh 70 pounds.

The president quipped: “Don’t hurt yourself now.” He yelled out to an aide: “Where are we going to put it? In the back of the bus?”

Michelle Obama loaded more into the cart. “How many are you going to buy?” her husband asked. “You want anything else?”

“No, we’ll have enough trouble getting these back,” she said.

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stop to buy pumpkins at Wood’s Orchard in Hampton, Va


a face in the crowd

First lady Michelle Obama stands in line at a Target Department store in Alexandria, Va., Sept. 29, after doing some shopping


he came (back from ohio) bearing gifts!

President Barack Obama looks over gardening gloves for first lady Michelle Obama during an unannounced visit to Fred’s Pro Hardware in Toledo, Ohio

…. with a group who were at the White House for an earlier event with the first lady in the garden



First lady Michelle Obama tends the White House garden with a group of children as part of the “Let’s Move!” campaign







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