• 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.)

  • Inside the White House: Beer Brewing
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    Inside the White House: Beer Brewing

    ♪♪ (music playing) ♪♪ Sam Kass: We are in the White House kitchen. And we are very excited because we are brewing our second round of White House beer. This round we are actually brewing another honey ale and we are going to brew a honey porter. Brewing beer is becoming a thing that Americans are doing in their your homes and garages across the country. And the President certainly thought it would be a good idea to see if we can join the American people in that time honored tradition and brew some of our own beer. So we got the recipe from a local brew master. Matt Slateri…

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    Chris Rock Gives His Recap of Final Obama White House Party

    -Were you at the White House? Final party at the White House? -Yes! I was at the — Everybody was there. It was like — It was — Whoa. The last party at the White House… First of all, you’ve been to the White House? -Yes. -It’s amazing. -It’s unbelievable. -You walk in, you see these humongous portraits of the presidents everywhere you go, right? So I’m there, and it’s me and Ahmir is there and Jay Z, Beyoncé, Oprah, Stevie. It’s like I died and went to black heaven. [ Laughter ] [ Chuckles ] We were all — -E.T. -Yeah, it was un– There was a few white…

  • Inside the White House: The Cabinet
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    Inside the White House: The Cabinet

    ♪♪(music playing)♪♪ The President: I mean, it was fascinating. The Great Wall was very cool. Chris Lu: I was gonna say. The President: One of the things I’m most proud of is the Cabinet we’ve assembled. I mean, you’ve got extraordinarily talented people in each of these fields. A lot of them are doing such a good job that they don’t meet with me much because they’re like the good students in class. (laughter) They are just handling their business really well. ♪♪(music playing)♪♪ Well hello, everybody. It is good to see you guys. Chris Lu: We try to do a Cabinet meeting every two months. The meetings run about…

  • Inside the White House: The Kitchen Garden
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    Inside the White House: The Kitchen Garden

    ♪♪ ♪♪ Mrs. Obama: The garden was something that I had always thought about. I was probably like most busy mothers who were, you know, a busy working family and I would find it difficult to feed my family in a healthy way quickly. So I decided to change our diet, and this happened throughout the course of the campaign, and it was really simple things: Adding more fruits and vegetables, trying to sit down as a family and prepare a meal a couple of times a week. Eating out a little bit less, eliminating processed and sugary foods as much as possible. And I saw some really immediate results…

  • 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.…