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The Obamas Light Their Final Christmas Tree at the White House with Star-Studded Guests!

President Obama has officially gotten the White House into the holiday spirit!

The President along with wife Michelle and daughter Sasha took part in their final National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony as the First Family on Thursday night (December 1) in Washington DC.

The Obamas were joined at the ceremony by Eva Longoria and musical guests Kelly Clarkson, Marc Anthony, Garth Brooks, and Trisha Yearwood.

It has been a national tradition since 1954 that the sitting president lights the Christmas tree on the first of December every year.

Also pictured inside: Eva Longoria arriving at JFK airport on Wednesday (November 30) in New York City.

FYI: Sasha is wearing an Opening Ceremony coat.

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President Obama Says Michelle Will Never Run for Office

Lots of people have not so secretly been hoping that Michelle Obama will run for president in 2020, but sadly she will never run for any form of office.

President Obama gave an interview to Rolling Stone the day after the election earlier this month and confirmed that the current First Lady will not be running for president.

Michelle will never run for office,” he said. “She is as talented a person as I know. You can see the incredible resonance she has with the American people. But I joke that she’s too sensible to want to be in politics.”

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President Obama & Family Will Become Bicoastal - Report

President Obama is preparing to move out of The White House.

The 55-year-old Commander-in-Chief and First Lady Michelle Obama will reportedly move into a nine-bedroom mansion in the Kalorama section of Washington,” according to Page Six.

This will allow their younger daughter Sasha to finish high school at Sidwell Friends.

The paper also reports that the Obamas bought a house in Rancho Mirage, Calif. and his home state of Hawaii.

Los Angeles-based interior designer Michael S. Smith, who decorated the White House for them, is apparently responsible for decorating the new properties too.

President Obama Releases a Statement on Fidel Castro's Death

President Barack Obama has released a statement on the death of Fidel Castro, the former president of Cuba.

The president offered a “hand of friendship” to Cuba after hearing the news of Castro‘s death at the age of 90.

Obama has worked hard during his presidency to renew relations with Cuba and he became the first sitting president since Calvin Coolidge in 1928 to visit the nation.

President-elect Donald Trump had a much different initial reaction to the death. He tweeted out a simple four word message about the story.

Click inside to read the full statement… More Here! »

Michelle Obama Gets Real About Life With Teenagers!

Michelle Obama flashes a smile as she is presented with the official White House Christmas tree by Dave and Mary Vander Velden of Oconto, Wis., at the North Portico of the White House on Friday (November 25) Washington, D.C.

The 52-year-old U.S. First Lady was joined by her young nephews Austin and Aaron Robinson as well as her dogs Bo and Sunny.

The tree is a 19-foot-tall Balsam fir, and it will be on display in the Blue Room of the White House during the holiday season.

The event marked the second time this week that the Obamas‘ nephews accompanied the President and First Lady at a holiday appearance – usually the role is filled by the couple’s daughters Sasha, 15, and Malia, 18.

“These are our replacement kids,” Michelle joked at the tree ceremony. “This is what happens when you get teenagers. One’s asleep. These two are up. This is what we’ve got now.”

At the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon on Wednesday, Barack shared that their daughters couldn’t handle another year of puns like, “Yes, we cran.”

Check out a throwback photo of the First Family in Michelle‘s Thanksgiving post below!

Today and every day we have a lot to be thankful for. From our family to yours – Happy Thanksgiving.

A photo posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on

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President Obama Pardons His Final Thanksgiving Turkey

President Obama pardons “Tot,” the National Thanksgiving Turkey, in a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House on Wednesday (November 23) in Washington, DC.

This is the 55-year-old Commander-in-Chief’s final Thanksgiving in the White House before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in.

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Meanwhile, this is the 69th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation.

Also in attendance at the ceremony that day were Obama‘s cute nephews Aaron and Austin Robinson.

10+ pictures inside of President Obama pardoning the Thanksgiving turkey…More Here! »

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Michelle Obama Holds Hands with Barack at Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony!

Michelle Obama holds hands with her husband, President Barack Obama, while attending the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony on Tuesday afternoon (November 22) in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.

The President awarded 21 medals of freedom to stars like Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Hanks, Michael Jordan, and more.

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If you haven’t seen the video yet, make sure to watch the emotional video from when Ellen was presented with her medal and teared up. It is a must see!

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