Posts Tagged ‘Sasha



06
Aug
16

Martha’s Vineyard, Here We Come!

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The First Family head to Marine One from the South Lawn to begin their two week vacation on Martha’s Vineyard

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The First Family arriving in Cape Cod

15
Jul
16

The President’s Thinking Hours

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Michael D. Shear: Obama After Dark: The Precious Hours Alone

“Are you up?” The emails arrive late, often after 1 a.m., tapped out on a secure BlackBerry from an email address known only to a few. The weary recipients know that once again, the boss has not yet gone to bed. The late-night interruptions from President Obama might be sharply worded questions about memos he has read. Sometimes they are taunts because the recipient’s sports team just lost. Last month it was a 12:30 a.m. email to Benjamin J. Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser, and Denis R. McDonough, the White House chief of staff, telling them he had finished reworking a speechwriter’s draft of presidential remarks for later that morning. Mr. Obama had spent three hours scrawling in longhand on a yellow legal pad an angry condemnation of Donald J. Trump’s response to the attack in Orlando, Fla., and told his aides they could pick up his rewrite at the White House usher’s office when they came in for work. Mr. Obama calls himself a “night guy,” and as president, he has come to consider the long, solitary hours after dark as essential as his time in the Oval Office.

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He works on speeches. He reads the stack of briefing papers delivered at 8 p.m. by the National Security Council staff secretary. He reads 10 letters from Americans chosen each day by his staff. “He is thoroughly predictable in having gone through every piece of paper that he gets,” said Tom Donilon, Mr. Obama’s national security adviser from 2010 to 2013. “You’ll come in in the morning, it will be there: questions, notes, decisions.”  One night last June, Cody Keenan, the president’s chief speechwriter, had just returned home from work at 9 p.m. and ordered pizza when he heard from the president: “Can you come back tonight?” Mr. Keenan met the president in the usher’s office on the first floor of the residence, where the two worked until nearly 11 p.m. on the president’s eulogy for nine African-Americans fatally shot during Bible study at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. Three months earlier, Mr. Keenan had had to return to the White House when the president summoned him — at midnight — to go over changes to a speech Mr. Obama was to deliver in Selma, Ala., on the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” when protesters were brutally beaten by the police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. “There’s something about the night,” Mr. Keenan said, reflecting on his boss’s use of the time. “It’s smaller. It lets you think.”

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01
Jul
16

The President Day’s Day In D.C. And The First Lady’s Day In Spain

US President Barack Obama speaks about the response and precautions to take for the Zika virus, during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, July 1, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama, alongside Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell, speaks about the response and precautions to take for the Zika virus, during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, July 1, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks about the response and precautions to take for the Zika virus, during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, July 1, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks about the response and precautions to take for the Zika virus, during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 01: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the Zika virus during a meeting with health officials in the Oval Office at the White House, July 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. President Obama urged Congress to pass a Zika virus funding bill before going on break. Also pictured are, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell, (2-L), Director of NIH/NIAID Dr. Anthony Fauci, (R), Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Tom Frieden. (L). (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks about the response and precautions to take for the Zika virus, during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, July 1, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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First Lady Michelle Obama visits the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain

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First Lady Michelle Obama departs from Torrejon Air Force Base in Madrid, Spain

MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 01: US First Lady Michelle Obama's daughters Malia Obama (R) and Sasha Obama (L) board an official plane prior to her departure from Torrejon Air Force Base on July 1, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. The First Lady delivered a speech on Let Girls Learn to girls and young women, sharing the stories of girls she has met during her travels and highlighting new commitments to support Let Girls Learn. Mrs. Obama encouraged the audience to value their own educational opportunities, continue to strive for progress for girls and young women in their country, and take action to help the more than 62 million girls around the world who are out of school on July 1, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 01: US First Lady Michelle Obama (2R), her daughters Malia Obama (R) and Sasha Obama (3L) and her mother Marian Robinson (2L) board an official plane prior to her departure from Torrejon Air Force Base on July 1, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. The First Lady delivered a speech on Let Girls Learn to girls and young women, sharing the stories of girls she has met during her travels and highlighting new commitments to support Let Girls Learn. Mrs. Obama encouraged the audience to value their own educational opportunities, continue to strive for progress for girls and young women in their country, and take action to help the more than 62 million girls around the world who are out of school on July 1, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 01: US First Lady Michelle Obama boards an official plane prior to her departure from Torrejon Air Force Base on July 1, 2016. in Madrid, Spain. The First Lady delivered a speech on Let Girls Learn to girls and young women, sharing the stories of girls she has met during her travels and highlighting new commitments to support Let Girls Learn. Mrs. Obama encouraged the audience to value their own educational opportunities, continue to strive for progress for girls and young women in their country, and take action to help the more than 62 million girls around the world who are out of school. (Photo by Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 01: US First Lady Michelle Obama (3R), her daughters Malia Obama (R) and Sasha Obama (2L) and her mother Marian Robinson (2L) board an official plane prior to her departure from Torrejon Air Force Base on July 1, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. The First Lady delivered a speech on Let Girls Learn to girls and young women, sharing the stories of girls she has met during her travels and highlighting new commitments to support Let Girls Learn. Mrs. Obama encouraged the audience to value their own educational opportunities, continue to strive for progress for girls and young women in their country, and take action to help the more than 62 million girls around the world who are out of school on July 1, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 01: The aircraft transporting US first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Malia and Sasha takes off from Torrejon Air Force Base on July 1, 2016. in Madrid, Spain. The First Lady delivered a speech on Let Girls Learn to girls and young women, sharing the stories of girls she has met during her travels and highlighting new commitments to support Let Girls Learn. Mrs. Obama encouraged the audience to value their own educational opportunities, continue to strive for progress for girls and young women in their country, and take action to help the more than 62 million girls around the world who are out of school. (Photo by Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images)

29
Jun
16

The President’s Day In Canada And The First Lady’s Day In Spain

(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama arrive for the North American Leaders Summit and Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Chris Roussakis (Photo credit should read CHRIS ROUSSAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama arrive for the North American Leaders Summit and Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Chris Roussakis (Photo credit should read CHRIS ROUSSAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

President Enrique Pena Nieto, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and President Barack Obama arrive for the North American Leaders Summit and Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada

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(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama arrive for the North American Leaders Summit and Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama(R)and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meet during the North American Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, and US President Barack Obama speak during a bilateral meeting at the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama and their delegations wait for a working session during the North American Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama pose for a group photo with Canada's Parliament Hill in the background during the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Chris Roussakis (Photo credit should read CHRIS ROUSSAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and President Barack Obama pose for a group photo

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(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama pose for a group photo with Canada's Parliament Hill in the background during the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Chris Roussakis (Photo credit should read CHRIS ROUSSAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama pose for a group photo with Canada's Parliament Hill in the background during the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Chris Roussakis (Photo credit should read CHRIS ROUSSAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (L) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shake hands before a meeting in the Cabinet Room at Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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U.S. President Barack Obama smiles during a joint news conference with Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's president, not pictured, and Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, not pictured, at the National Gallery of Canada during the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Leaders from the three Nafta nations "agree on the need for governments of all major steel-producing countries to make strong and immediate commitments to address the problem of global excess steelmaking capacity," according to a statement from Trudeau. Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

(L-R) Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau look on as US President Barack Obama speaks during a trilateral press conference at the North American Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Enrique Pena Nieto, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and President Barack Obama hold a trilateral press conference

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U.S. President Barack Obama listens during a joint news conference with Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's president, not pictured, and Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, not pictured, at the National Gallery of Canada during the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Leaders from the three Nafta nations "agree on the need for governments of all major steel-producing countries to make strong and immediate commitments to address the problem of global excess steelmaking capacity," according to a statement from Trudeau. Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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U.S. President Barack Obama, from center left, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, and Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, are applauded by school children outside of Parliament Hill after the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Leaders from the three Nafta nations "agree on the need for governments of all major steel-producing countries to make strong and immediate commitments to address the problem of global excess steelmaking capacity," according to a statement from Trudeau. Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, center left, and U.S. President Barack Obama, center right, greet school children outside of Parliament Hill after the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Leaders from the three Nafta nations "agree on the need for governments of all major steel-producing countries to make strong and immediate commitments to address the problem of global excess steelmaking capacity," according to a statement from Trudeau. Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Barack Obama is welcomed to Parliament Hill

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Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama, center, greet school children outside of Parliament Hill after the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Leaders from the three Nafta nations "agree on the need for governments of all major steel-producing countries to make strong and immediate commitments to address the problem of global excess steelmaking capacity," according to a statement from Trudeau. Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, from center left U.S. President Barack Obama, and Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, greet school children outside of Parliament Hill after the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Leaders from the three Nafta nations "agree on the need for governments of all major steel-producing countries to make strong and immediate commitments to address the problem of global excess steelmaking capacity," according to a statement from Trudeau. Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others watch as US President Barack Obama signs a guest book at Parliament Hill during the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama's signature is seen in a guest book at Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau (L) and US President Barack Obama exit the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill following the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa, June 28, 2016. / AFP / Chris Roussakis (Photo credit should read CHRIS ROUSSAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama (L) arrives with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (2L) to address Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama addresses Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit and Leaders Summit June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama addresses Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill

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US President Barack Obama (L) confers with Sophie Gregoire Trudeau before addressing Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill during the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama arrives to address Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (L) waits with Sophie Gregoire Trudeau before addressing Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama addresses Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama waves before addressing Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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People watch as a motorcade with US President Barack Obama drives to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport after the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport after the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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First Lady Michelle Obama, First Daughters Malia and Sasha Obama, and Grandma Marian Robinson arrive in Madrid, Spain

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28
Jun
16

The First Lady’s Day

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First Lady Michelle Obama is welcomed by Moroccan Princess Lalla Salma at the Marrakech International Airport

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US first lady Michelle Obama is welcomed by the Moroccan Princess Lalla Salma at the Marrakech International Airport, on June 28, 2016. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

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US first lady Michelle Obama is welcomed at the Marrakech International Airport, on June 28, 2016. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

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US first lady Michelle Obama smiles as she meets Moroccan young women following the "Let Girls Learn" Program on June 28, 2016 in the Western Moroccan city of Marrakesh. US First Lady Michelle Obama began a two day visit to Morocco to participate in a CNN-moderated conversation with adolescent girls on the challenges they face in getting a quality education. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

US first lady Michelle Obama (R) listens to a Moroccan young woman following the "Let Girls Learn" Program on June 28, 2016 in the Western Moroccan city of Marrakesh. US First Lady Michelle Obama began a two day visit to Morocco to participate in a CNN-moderated conversation with adolescent girls on the challenges they face in getting a quality education. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO - JUNE 28: The US President Barrack Obama' s wife Michelle Obama (3rd L), Hindu actress Freida Pinto (L), American actress Meryl Streep (R) and Moroccan student Karima Lokos (2nd L) attend a program held for girls whose education is interrupted in Marrakech, Morocco on June 28, 2016. (Photo by Jalal Morchidi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama, actress Freida Pinto, actress Meryl Streep, and Moroccan student Karima Lokos participate in a Let Girls Learn discussion

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US first lady Michelle Obama (C) and US actress Meryl Streep (R) meet with Moroccan young women following the "Let Girls Learn" Program on June 28, 2016 in the Western Moroccan city of Marrakesh. US First Lady Michelle Obama began a two day visit to Morocco to participate in a CNN-moderated conversation with adolescent girls on the challenges they face in getting a quality education. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

US first lady Michelle Obama listens as she meets with Moroccan young women following the "Let Girls Learn" Program on June 28, 2016 in the Western Moroccan city of Marrakesh. US First Lady Michelle Obama began a two day visit to Morocco to participate in a CNN-moderated conversation with adolescent girls on the challenges they face in getting a quality education. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

US first lady Michelle Obama (C) and US actress Meryl Streep (2ndR) meet with Moroccan young women following the "Let Girls Learn" Program on June 28, 2016 in the Western Moroccan city of Marrakesh. US First Lady Michelle Obama began a two day visit to Morocco to participate in a CNN-moderated conversation with adolescent girls on the challenges they face in getting a quality education. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO - JUNE 28: The US President Barrack Obama' s wife Michelle Obama attends a program held for girls whose education is interrupted in Marrakech, Morocco on June 28, 2016. (Photo by Jalal Morchidi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

US first lady Michelle Obama speaks as she meets with Moroccan young women following the "Let Girls Learn" Program on June 28, 2016 in the Western Moroccan city of Marrakesh. US First Lady Michelle Obama began a two day visit to Morocco to participate in a CNN-moderated conversation with adolescent girls on the challenges they face in getting a quality education. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

US first lady Michelle Obama (C) and US actress Meryl Streep (R) applaud as they meet with Moroccan young women following the "Let Girls Learn" Program on June 28, 2016 in the Western Moroccan city of Marrakesh. US First Lady Michelle Obama began a two day visit to Morocco to participate in a CNN-moderated conversation with adolescent girls on the challenges they face in getting a quality education. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

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US first lady Michelle Obama (L) speaks with Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco (R) during a dinner in Marrakech, on June 28, 2016. US First Lady Michelle Obama launched a $100 million aid package in Morocco on June 28, 2016 to promote the education of girls in a country where half of females over 15 are illiterate. Visiting Marakech with actresses Meryl Streep and Frieda Pinto of the "Slumdog Millionaire" film, she told girls in attendance she wanted them to be part of a global conversation on female education. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks with Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco during a dinner

US first lady Michelle Obama (C-L) speaks with Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco (C-R) during a dinner in Marrakech, on June 28, 2016. US First Lady Michelle Obama launched a $100 million aid package in Morocco on June 28, 2016 to promote the education of girls in a country where half of females over 15 are illiterate. Visiting Marakech with actresses Meryl Streep and Frieda Pinto of the "Slumdog Millionaire" film, she told girls in attendance she wanted them to be part of a global conversation on female education. / AFP / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

 

27
Jun
16

The President And First Lady’s Day

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Coach Cheryl Reeve (L) and US President Barack Obama arrive for an event to celebrate the 2015 WNBA Champions, Minnesota Lynx, in the East Room of the White House June 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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President Barack Obama speaks during an event to celebrate the 2015 WNBA Champions, Minnesota Lynx

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US President Barack Obama poses during an event to celebrate the 2015 WNBA Champions, Minnesota Lynx, in the East Room of the White House June 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama is hugged as he greets audience members after an event to celebrate the 2015 WNBA Champions, Minnesota Lynx, in the East Room of the White House June 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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First Lady Michelle Obama walks with her daughters Sasha and Malia, together with Michelle’s mother Marian Robinson, as she arrives at the Robert International airport near Harbel, Liberia

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First Lady Michelle Obama visits a women’s education program in Monrovia

USA first lady Michelle Obama (L) looks on as she visits a woman education program in Monrovia on June 27, 2016. US First Lady Michelle Obama told girls in Liberia on Monday to fight to stay in school, as she visited the west African country where the vast majority drops out due to financial pressures. / AFP / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

USA first lady Michelle Obama (L) looks on as she visits a woman education program in Monrovia on June 27, 2016. US First Lady Michelle Obama told girls in Liberia on Monday to fight to stay in school, as she visited the west African country where the vast majority drops out due to financial pressures. / AFP / ZOOM DOSSO (Photo credit should read ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

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23
Jun
16

An interview with President Obama

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20
Jun
16

Early Bird Chat

US President Barack Obama and US first lady Michelle Obama walk to Marine One in Ahwahnee Meadow after visiting Yosemite National Park June 19, 2016 in Yosemite Vally, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks with park staff before boarding Marine One in Ahwahnee Meadow after visiting Yosemite National Park June 19, 2016 in Yosemite Vally, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks with park staff before boarding Marine One in Ahwahnee Meadow after visiting Yosemite National Park June 19, 2016 in Yosemite Vally, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama thanks park staff before boarding Marine One

From left: US President Barack Obama, US first lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha Obama and Malia Obama walk to Marine One in Ahwahnee Meadow after visiting Yosemite National Park June 19, 2016 in Yosemite Vally, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

From left: US President Barack Obama, daughter Malia Obama, US first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha Obama walk to Air Force One at Castle Airport June 19, 2016 in Merced County, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

From left US: President Barack Obama, US first lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia Obama and Sasha Obama board Air Force One at Castle Airport June 19, 2016 in Merced County, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

From left: US President Barack Obama, daughter Malia Obama, US first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha Obama walk to Air Force One at Castle Airport June 19, 2016 in Merced County, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Happy Father’s Day: Dad-In-Chief

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Joshua Kendall: Obama’s Most Unusual Legacy? Being A Good Dad

Shortly before the 2004 Illinois Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, which he was to win by a landslide, Barack Obama was riding high. After about a year of nonstop campaigning, the Illinois state senator had raised far more money than any of his rivals, and his path both to the nomination and to the floor of the U.S. Senate seemed assured. But his closest advisers sensed that the 42-year-old candidate and father of two — 5-year-old Malia and 2-year-old Sasha — was feeling a bit down and listless. As Valerie Jarrett later told biographer Richard Wolfe, she suggested that the candidate meet her for lunch at Chicago’s posh gym, the East Bank Club.

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“What’s wrong?” Obama asked “the principal,” as he referred to his chief aide. Jarrett replied, “Your heart isn’t in it. What’s wrong with you?” “I miss my girls,” Obama said as tears welled up. “I don’t want to be the kind of father I had.” But after composing himself, he added, “I’ll work it out. I’ll be okay.” This hands-on dad, who helped coach Sasha’s grammar school basketball team, puts a high premium on both connecting with and providing direction to his girls. At 6:30, Obama and his wife sit down with the girls for a family dinner without any outsiders. The evening meal, observed Obama’s former body-man Reggie Love, was treated “like a meeting in the Situation Room. There’s a hard stop before that dinner.” While aides sometimes call him back to work at 8:30 or 9, they rarely dare to go upstairs to bother him during the sacred dinner hour.

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Early Bird Chat

US President Barack Obama with first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha (R) and Malia (L) walk to board Air Force One at Roswell International Air Center on June 17, 2016 in Roswell, New Mexico. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia, walk to board Air Force One at Roswell International Air Center in Roswell, New Mexico

US President Barack Obama gets out from Marine One helicopter to board Air Force One at Roswell International Air Center June 17, 2016 in Roswell, New Mexico. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama and the first family walk to a motorcade after touring Carlsbad Caverns National Park on June 17, 2016 in Carlsbad, New Mexico. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama gets out from Marine One helicopter to board Air Force One at Roswell International Air Center June 17, 2016 in Roswell, New Mexico. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US first lady Michelle Obama with daughters Sasha and Malia and President Barack Obama walk to board Air Force One at Roswell International Air Center on June 17, 2016 in Roswell, New Mexico. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama with first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia (R) walk through Ahwahnee Meadow after arriving on Marine One June 17, 2016 in Yosemite Vally, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia, walk through Ahwahnee Meadow after arriving on Marine One in Yosemite Valley, California

US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive in Ahwahnee Meadow June 17, 2016 in Yosemite Vally, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama and the first family walk through Ahwahnee Meadow June 17, 2016 in Yosemite Vally, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama and the first family walk through Ahwahnee Meadow June 17, 2016 in Yosemite Vally, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama an dtheir daughters Sasha Obama and Malia walk through Ahwahnee Meadow after arriving on Marine One June 17, 2016 in Yosemite Vally, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)




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