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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.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Michelle Obama

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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VIDEO: Michael Jordan Cries as Obama Calls Him 'More Than a Meme'

Michael Jordan teared up during the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony and became a meme in the process, which is ironic as the moment happened while he was praised for being “more than just an internet meme!”

The former basketball player was one of 21 stars honored by President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday afternoon (November 22) in Washington, D.C.

“He’s more than just an logo, more than just an internet meme,” Obama said in his speech. “He’s more than just a charitable donor or a business owner committed to diversity. There is a reason you call somebody ‘the Michael Jordan of’… and they know what you’re talking about, because Michael Jordan is the Michael Jordan of greatness. he is the definition of somebody so good at what they do, that everybody recognizes it. That’s pretty rare.”

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest individual honor that a U.S. civilian can receive!

10+ pictures inside of Michael Jordan at the ceremony… More Here! »

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VIDEO: Ellen DeGeneres Tears Up During Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony

After almost not being allowed inside the White House, Ellen DeGeneres had an emotional moment while being presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom!

The talk show host was one of 21 stars who received the medal from President Barack Obama at a ceremony in the East Room on Tuesday (November 22) in Washington, D.C.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor that a U.S. civilian can receive and Ellen teared up while being given her medal.

“In a career spanning three decades, Ellen DeGeneres has lifted our spirits and brought joy to our lives as a stand-up comic, actor, and television star. In every role, she reminds us to be kind to one another and to treat people as each of us wants to be treated. At pivotal moments, her courage and candor helped change the minds and hearts of millions of Americans, accelerating our nation’s constant drive toward equality and acceptance for all,” the announcer said while she stood on stage with Obama. “Again and again, Ellen DeGeneres has shown us that a single individual can make the world a more fun, more open, more loving place, so long as we ‘just keep swimming.’”

Other stars who received the medal included Tom Hanks, Diana Ross, Robert De Niro, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Redford, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, basketball players Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill and Melinda Gates, and more.

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