September 10th, 2010
04:30 PM ET
4 years ago

Where did President Obama's ring go?

President Obama went ring-less during his press conference Friday at the White House.
President Obama went ring-less during his press conference Friday at the White House.

Washington (CNN) - President Obama is going ring-less.

Journalists in the East Room today for President's Obama's 8th full blown press conference noticed something different- President Obama's intricate, gold wedding band designed in Indonesia was conspicuously missing.

Gulp…Missing? Or something worse?

Nope. Getting repaired. The White House confirms that the ring, which was exchanged on President and Mrs. Obama's wedding day in October 1992, is getting a tune-up.

A spokesman from the White House would not discuss the extent of the repairs, or when it would return to its rightful owner.


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soundoff (95 Responses)
  1. SynFul

    wow "Getting an Upgrade"

    Hope i'm not paying for it!

    September 10, 2010 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  2. Wendy

    Get over it all you dummies! He won! I guess you thought you had a brainless whack job like Palin and a "yes" man, but he and Michelle are just too smart for the likes of many of you. Maybe you can't comprehend what he says is the only reason other than his skin color as to why you hare this man so much. But of course, Jesus Christ was hated too in his homeland!

    September 10, 2010 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  3. me-n-u

    Ginny, where were you in the 80's? Reseach is absolutely conclusive, it was by far the among best tims our nation has seen as far as economics. There is no way to dispute it.. it is factual, taught in school, and admitted by every important economist alive. I think you just don't want to admit Obama is an idiot, how sad. Face the truth.

    September 10, 2010 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  4. Frank in Valparaiso Indiana

    Oh get a life. I never take my wedding ring off. My wife has left hers in the bathroom, her fingers have swollen so she can't put in on, lots of reasons. So what.

    I'm more concerned about jobs, getting a progressive agenda in this country. And you know what, once we get a single payor health plan we'll be up to the level of the rest of the civilized world. What a concept.

    Then we can start getting a decent education system. Chuck the education degree, hire teachers who have a real degree in what they want to teach. From English to history to government to literature to science. Not the watered down pap that is used to get the bottom of the college barrel through the coursework.

    September 10, 2010 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  5. Canonscottage

    Good grief - was Obama's coat buttoned the correct number of buttons, or was it appallingly open. And what about his fingernails - were they clean?

    We have once again become such a fearful people trying to see wrong and victimization is almost everything. We've been there before and I'm sure when things eventually blow over, we will have some relaxed time and then it will come again. This is not American at its best. It was into this sort of emotionalism that Hitler came in and said he had a plan and fearful people bought. No, Obama, Palin, or any others are Hitler - it's the cultural fear that allows short-sighted people to come to leadership. I don't agree with everything Obama says or does - I do think he's the sort of person we need right now.

    September 10, 2010 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  6. Warriorrob

    Truth is..His hand swoll from palying Raquet Ball the day before. He took it off to help the swelling go down. What a bunch of idiots. Making up things to put the president down. Are you that insecure?

    September 10, 2010 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  7. Leah

    Did CNN ever run the story when Palin threw her wedding ring in an Alaskan lake after a fight with Todd? She hasn't worn it since that time she tossed it away!
    Come on CNN play fair ;)

    September 10, 2010 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  8. Angi's Mom

    CNN is officially a gossip tabloid. Get a life.

    September 10, 2010 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  9. What You Are Seeing Is Spot-On Journalism At It's Best . . .

    Wow, CNN- Politico reported this Breaking News Item and it's set the internets on fire.

    Where is the ring – the biggest story since Palin's last tweet

    CNN – If you want irrelevant, boring and "who cares" news.

    September 10, 2010 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  10. chongoculo

    Liberals are the nastiest, hateful people around, not to mention the most hypocritical. Many of the most obnoxious liberals areamong the wealthiest people. They talk a good game about sharing the wealth, but they live like the massive gluttons of society that they really are. John Kerry had no intention of paying taxes on his new yacht until it was made an issue in the media. John Cusak wouldn't know what "modest income" is if it bit him on his ridiculous behind. Al Franken is a hate spewing freak of a human being that made his money and isn't giving any of it up. Let us not forget Michelle Obama's obsessive lust for insanely expensive lobster lunches virtually every day. They fly her food in for her when she travels. This is well documented.

    Don't bother talking about business people having too much. Look to your own party and open your eyes! Charlie Rangel just made a mistake, but he literally writes the tax laws?! Maxine Waters had 10 mil end up one banks cofers – just one: the one that her husband was heavily invested in. Lovely.

    September 10, 2010 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  11. suzibee

    please Democrats – go out and vote in November!!! PLEASE!

    September 10, 2010 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  12. dominickspez

    hmmm-spent his birthday alone?
    wife on separate vacation to Spain with some friends?
    hmmm?
    monica isn't in town is she?
    or is it the pressures of office–more likely he just forget it on his dresser on the way to one of the hundreds of meetings he has daily–
    family is out of bounds -give him a break

    September 10, 2010 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  13. Beverly - NYC

    President speaks about jobs and the economy, stupid reporters notice missing ring priceless.

    September 10, 2010 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  14. Gary's Thoughts

    Obama is a nice guy but a terribel president...I hope that his marriage isn't in trouble. If it is, perhaps he should resign and let someone else try to do better....the problem is I don't think Biden can do better...

    Okay here is my idea. get rid of Joe, put HIllary as VP then resign and fix your marriage. The country would be better off.

    September 10, 2010 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  15. Naqib

    Maybe he should look in the area where he generally keeps his thumb?

    September 10, 2010 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  16. Gary's Thoughts

    Oh crap.... i think that people who keep saying Obama is secretly a Muslim are crazy but then in fact on the internet sites say that Muslim men don't wear gold jewelry (even wedding bands) during Ramadan? Is this just a coincidence? Everytime i think Obama rumors are wrong I see a little sliver of information that is difficult to explain. Given the questions about his religion, why would he pick this time to not wear his ring?

    September 10, 2010 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  17. carlos

    it is really pathetic to read the ignorant comments, but,then again, CONS, teatards and birtheirs do not have normal births, they are dumped

    September 10, 2010 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  18. Cretaceous1

    Obozo is a Muzlim...end of story!

    September 10, 2010 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  19. Porter

    The reason this president is not liked.The real reason if all who write this stuff would admit it they are bigits who hate a black president.
    god bless obama and the job he is doing for our country.take all the re publicans together and they can't hold a candle to his intelligence

    September 10, 2010 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  20. Cretaceous1

    To Katherine below my last post...No, I think everyone trying to insult Obozo really is dying to get the insult that they are presently making out before the forget it, because they all know that another insult about him is right around the corner and will need to be voiced ASAP.

    September 10, 2010 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
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