• Michelle Obama Tried to Escape the White House to Celebrate the Legalization of Gay Marriage
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    Michelle Obama Tried to Escape the White House to Celebrate the Legalization of Gay Marriage

    So you talk about, in the book, also the night that gay marriage passed. And this is a great story. Yeah. One of the interesting things– I bring it up to talk about just how vastly different one day could be in the White House during our administration. And the day that Barack and I went to the funeral where he famously sang Amazing Grace. We were at that funeral, but we flew back. In that same day, marriage equality was passed. And– [CROWD CHEERING] that same day. And we’re in the White House. And when you’re in the residence, there’s so much bullet-proof glass that sometimes you don’t hear…

  • Obama Releases Birth Video at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner
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    Obama Releases Birth Video at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner

    President Barack Obama: Tonight, for the first time, I am releasing my official birth video. (Laughter.) Now, I warn you — (laughter) — no one has seen this footage in 50 years, not even me. But let’s take a look. (“Secret Birth Video” plays.) [It’s a clip from the “The Lion King” movie.] (Applause.) Oh, well. Back to square one. (Laughter.) I want to make clear to the Fox News table: That was a joke. (Laughter.) That was not my real birth video. (Laughter.) That was a children’s cartoon. (Laughter.) Call Disney if you don’t believe me. (Laughter.) They have the original long-form version. (Laughter.)

  • An Exclusive Look at ‘Fuller House’
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    An Exclusive Look at ‘Fuller House’

    First of all, how old were you when you were on Full House, the first season?>>Andrea and I were ten.>>Ten. >>Yeah, I was five.>>Wow. >>Yeah.>>So have you keep in touch with everybody through the years? Was this like a, or you haven’t seen each other and you’re like, my god, this is gonna be amazing?>>No, I think that anyone that follows us on social media knows that we’ve never been apart.>>Yeah.>>Literally, we all live in the same house.>>We all live in the same house.>>[LAUGH].>>Wow. >>I’m kidding. No, we’re really great friends. In fact, Andrea and I, everyone thinks that it’s just D.J. and Kimmie are best friends, but Andrea and…

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs at the White House Poetry Jam:  (8 of 8)
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    Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs at the White House Poetry Jam: (8 of 8)

    (applause) Lin-Manuel Miranda: I’m thrilled the White House called me tonight because I’m actually working on a hip-hop album. It’s a concept album about the life of someone I think embodies hip-hop Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton. (laughter) You laugh, but it’s true! He was born a penniless orphan in St. Croix of illegitimate birth, became George Washington’s right-hand man, became Treasury Secretary, caught beef with every other founding father. And all in the strength of his writing, I think he embodies the world’s ability to make a difference. So I’m going to be doing the first song from that tonight. I’m accompanied by Tony and Grammy music director Alex Lacamoire.…