Michelle Obama on election night: ‘I went to bed’

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While our eyes were glued to the television on election night, First Lady Michelle Obama had other plans.

“I went to bed,” she told People in a joint interview with her husband President Barack Obama. “I don’t watch debates. I don’t like to watch the political discourse. I never have. I barely did with him [Barack].”

She continued: “Once you do what you can do, then you rest easy. It was in the hands of the American people.”

The Obamas were vocal supporters of Hillary Clinton’s run for president. At the Democratic National Convention in July, the First Lady gave a heartening speech in which she coined her election season motto: “When they go low, we go high.” Read more…

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Obama’s final Thanksgiving message is a touching tribute to his daughters

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After pardoning his last turkey, President Barack Obama has a final Thanksgiving message from the Oval Office. 

In a Facebook post on Thursday morning, Obama reminisced about his daughters’ growth during his family’s time in the White House. He also posted photos of Malia and Sasha Obama over the past eight years. 

When Obama took office, Malia was 10 and Sasha was 7. Today, Malia is 18 and Sasha is 15. 

“For me, this house has served as the backdrop to the tough decisions and trying times that often characterize the Presidency. But it’s also been home — it’s where Michelle and I have watched our daughters grow into the funny, smart, humble, and extraordinary young women they are today,” Obama wrote.  Read more…

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