November 28th, 2009
04:03 PM ET
13 years ago

Pres. Obama cheers on brother-in-law at basketball game

(CNN)– President Obama took his family on an outing Saturday to the Oregon State-George Washington University basketball game in support of First Lady Michelle Obama's brother Craig Robinson.

Robinson, who coaches the Oregon State Beavers, was cheered on by the President, who snacked on popcorn, joined by the first lady, Sasha, Malia and the girls’ grandmother Marian Robinson.

Having a coach who’s also the president's brother-in-law meant another perk: according to the Beavers website, the team had the opportunity to tour the White House on Friday.

"I wanted the guys to experience all of the history surrounding one of the most recognizable buildings in the world," coach Robinson said, according to the website. "It was a special experience and one I hope these guys will never forget."

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soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. mb

    The president snacked on popcorn, his wife, kids and mother-in-law??? The man must have been REALLY hungry! Hey CNN, watch your punctuation!! LOL!

    November 28, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  2. terry,va

    he needs to cheer for jobs

    November 28, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  3. Jayden,FL

    How nice was that !

    November 28, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  4. annie against biased news

    But he couldn't visit our troops in Afghanistan! He wants to tax WE THE PEOPLE more while he jetsets his family to and fro!

    November 28, 2009 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  5. Ken Titlebaum

    Apparently the President was ravenously hungry! If you read the sentence as it is written, it is apparent that in addition to popcorn, the President also snacked on several family members as well.

    November 28, 2009 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  6. steve

    Obama snacked on his whole family? OMG, he is a cannibal in addition to being a marxist-socialist-kenyan. Someone tell Glenn Beck!

    (or CNN could just proofread it's posts better)

    November 28, 2009 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  7. IndyPhotog

    The President snacked on WHOM? Either there's an editorial boo-boo in the second paragraph or I'm guessing someone really botched the Thanksgiving dinner at the White House!

    November 28, 2009 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    The president snacked on his family?

    November 28, 2009 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  9. Craig Brown

    I find it terrifying that he not only snacked on popcorn, but the First Lady, Sasha, Malia and the girls’ grandmother Marian!

    November 28, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  10. Jess

    "...was cheered on by the President, who snacked on popcorn, the First Lady, Sasha, Malia and the girls’ grandmother Marian Robinson."

    Sort of an awkward construction there.

    November 28, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  11. Steve Lyons

    This is just a ploy to distract those with short attention spans away from the health care bill that will destroy the medical services industry here in the US. Pay no attention to this sham. They got their 15 minutes of fame as a reward for distracting the mainstream media CNN included from the real danger facing the US, called CONGRESS.

    November 28, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  12. the rector

    I wish I could afford to go to a ball game. It sure is nice to know that all the countries problems are solved and obama has spare time on his hands. Thanks for all the hard work big o.

    November 28, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  13. Ken Williams

    Wow that's how about getting of your but and comming up with an Afghanistan strategy. If its not to much trouble.

    November 28, 2009 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
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