(CNN) - As someone who grew up without a father figure at home, President Obama says he knows how detrimental it can be not having a dad present for guidance and support. That’s why, he said in his weekly presidential address, he tries every day “to be the husband and father my family didn’t have when I was young.”
(CNN) – President Barack Obama has a lot on his plate, but he freely admits that being a dad is his most important job – and that means worrying about his daughters dating.
While Obama says that his daughters Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12, are sensible and make good decisions, there’s something else that sets him at ease.
In an interview with comedian Steve Harvey that aired Friday, the President admitted that the first family’s Secret Service detail makes him a more relaxed dad.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a bill that, it turns out, hits close to home.
H.R. 2094, the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, was passed with bipartisan support to help students with food allergies, including oldest daughter Malia.
Honolulu, Hawaii (CNN) - In her own right, Ann Dunham, the mother of U.S. President Barack Obama, lived an accomplished, international life that began in white-bread Kansas, weaved through Asia-light Hawaii and wound up in Indonesia.
Now an exhibition celebrating her life in the world's most populous Muslim nation is opening in Hawaii featuring her personal art and artifact collection.
Washington (CNN) – With the Easter Bunny at their side, the first family opened up their backyard to 30,000 people from all 50 states for the annual action packed Easter Egg Roll on Monday.
As Colbie Caillat sang the national anthem, President Obama appeared on the Truman Balcony overlooking the South Lawn with the first lady, their daughters Sasha and Malia and his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson.
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama and his family attended the Easter Sunday service at Shiloh Baptist Church, which was founded by freed slaves in 1863.
The first family entered the church to a standing ovation, then joined in singing with the choir, backed by a live band that included a guitar, keyboard and drums.
Washington (CNN) - It wasn't a ghost and it wasn't someone dressed up as the President who popped into the press cabin on Air Force One Sunday. President Obama himself made a rare appearance during the flight from Cleveland, Ohio to Andrews Air Force Base.
"Happy Halloween" Mr. Obama said when he paid a surprise visit to the dozen members of the press pool who follow his every move.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama and his family begin a week-long vacation in Martha's Vineyard on Friday - the president's second time on the island off the coast of Massachusetts.
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In 2009, Obama spent time there golfing and hanging out with family and friends.
"It's a beautiful part of the country. It has really nice beaches and the folks are really great," Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton told reporters Thursday. "The food is terrific. And it's some place that the president went before he was president and likes to go back because it's a comfortable place where he can rest and recharge the batteries a little bit."
Some have questioned why the Obamas have chosen to go to an elite holiday spot in Massachusetts instead of the Gulf Coast, as Obama had encouraged Americans to help bolster tourism there. The first family - minus eldest daughter Malia - did visit Panama City, Florida, August 14-15, however. There, the Obamas swam in the Gulf of Mexico and played miniature golf, and the president met with business leaders about the BP oil spill and its effect on the region.
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Burton said this vacation, which will last 10 days, will also include some work.
Updated: 9:18 a.m.