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President Barack Obama Releases Statement on Prince's Death

President Barack Obama is remembering the late Prince.

The 52-year-old Commander in Chief released a statement following the news of the music legend’s death, whom he called a “creative icon.”

“Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent,” Obama said. “As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer.”

Read Obama‘s full statement on Prince below:

President Obama Urges People to Vote on 'Idol' Finale (Video)

President Barack Obama kicked off the American Idol series finale on Thursday (April 7) with a taped message urging the country to vote.

“Congratulations to everyone at American Idol on an incredible 15 season run. This show transformed television. It inspired young artists and captivated audiences across the county. And it taught America what it means to be pitchy,” the President said while kicking off his speech.

American Idol has achieved something else as well. For over a decade, this show has motivated millions of young Americans to vote, often and with enthusiasm,” Obama continued. “We should do the same in our lives as citizens of this country we love. Voting is the most fundamental and sacred right of democracy. I believe it should be almost as easy as voting on American Idol, and we’re working on that. But when we choose not to vote we surrender that right. We surrender our voice to someone else.”

“Not all of us can sing like Kelly Clarkson, but all of our voices matter,” he added. “This show reached historic heights, not only because Americans watched it, but because you participate din its success. And the same is true of America. We reach our full potential when every American participates. So go to Vote.gov and register to vote today.”

President & Michelle Obama Make Amazing Faces During Story Time!

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama make some funny faces while reading a story to children at the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday (March 28) in Washington, D.C.

The couple read the classic children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are” and they got very animated throughout the story!

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Idina Menzel sang the National Anthem at the event, held on the South Lawn of the White House. Make sure to watch her stellar performance now!

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Idina Menzel Sings National Anthem at White House Easter Egg Roll

Barack and Michelle Obama keep their hands over their hearts as Idina Menzel sings the National Anthem during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday (March 28) in Washington, D.C.

The 54-year-old President of the United States led the festivities and even refereed the Easter egg competition.

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also took the time to meet with many of the children in attendance, playing a round of tennis and reading “Where the Wild Things Are” alongside Michelle.

There was even an appearance from former professional basketball player Shaquille O’Neal!

15+ pictures inside from the White House Easter Egg Roll…
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President Barack Obama Dances the Tango in Argentina - Watch Now!

President Barack Obama paired up with a pro dancer to dance the tango during a state dinner held in his honor on Wednesday (March 23) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The 54-year-old president’s wife Michelle Obama was also seen dancing the tango with a professional dancer that evening!

President Obama and his family, including daughters Sasha and Malia, were just in Cuba for a 48 hour trip to the country.

Watch President Obama dance the tango with his dance partner in Argentina below…


President Barack Obama Dances the Tango in Argentina

President Obama & His Family Arrive in Cuba

President Barack Obama and his family, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia, arrive at Jose Marti International Airport on Airforce One for a visit on Sunday (March 20) in Havana, Cuba.

The 54-year-old President is the first in 90 years to visit Cuba, the last being Calvin Coolidge. The family is in Cuba for 48 hours.

The next day, President Obama met with Cuban President Raul Castro for a meeting and took some photos together. The family was also seen on a walking tour that same day.

25+ pictures inside of President Obama and his family in Cuba… More Here! »

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