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

Where did President Obama's ring go?

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    Why would anyone consider this news? And why the before-the-break innuendo?

    September 10, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  2. Snow

    While I dislike obama and his wife, I would not wish marital problems on anyone. Let's just hope there is another answer.

    September 10, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  3. AM

    I am totally against building a mosque at ground zero. I bet the plan is for the muslims to create an "ultimate" terror cell at the mosque at ground zero and for their "dream" would be to destroy the new "freedom tower" after its built like they did on 911. Beware!!

    September 10, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  4. njt25

    scandal please

    September 10, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  5. GOP Scorched Earth Politics

    Wow who cares. All those important topics, why such a tabloid-dumbed down story like this?

    September 10, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  6. Video Guy

    Its not like he will be able to go out tonight and be mistaken for a single guy. Why is this news.

    New would be Palin/Brackman pole dancing for young GOPers

    September 10, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  7. Dar

    OMG this is news???????????????????????

    September 10, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  8. Justen in Florida

    Wow, hard hitting political news CNN.

    September 10, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  9. Unthinking goof

    this means he must be a muslim blah blah blah

    September 10, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  10. Irma in North Carolina

    Oh just wait all the racits republicans with the pack leader Sarah and her side kick Glen will be talking for days about this now.

    September 10, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  11. Billy Bob - NC

    Media.... get a life!

    September 10, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  12. Tired of the Dems lies

    hopefully he pawned it to pay back my tax dollars for all that this pig has wasted on vacations. Obama I hope Dems loose big and you pay the price by having every veto overridden with the new republican contract with America.

    September 10, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  13. gary

    Talk about a slow news day.

    September 10, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  14. Marie MD

    My goodness! Imagine that. The President is not wearing his ring because it's being revamped.
    Wow! Is this newsworthy or what?
    CNN and others sound like faux news. Half the story or speech to make it sound deliciously like nothing!

    September 10, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  15. Patricia Dickson

    SO what, please dont go there, the media, the media always looking for trouble the media is like satan himself these Journalists should keep a eye on their wife please.

    September 10, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  16. carljr

    So if your WH reporter is sizing up the President's jewelry, who covered the speech?

    We all could lived without this one.

    September 10, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  17. Duck Fallas

    it's a muslim socialist death ring out getting sprinkled with satan juice.

    September 10, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  18. Seriously?!

    Because I just needed to know this.

    Maybe he didn't want to wear it. No one said you have to keep your ring on your hand all the time. Unlike "Family Values" Republicans, Obama knows how to have his ring off and stay a committed husband to ONE woman.

    September 10, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |

    Vera Baker knows!

    September 10, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  20. Moderate Sean

    Not even noteworthy, yet alone newsworthy...CNN, get a life!

    September 10, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  21. jim

    When he starts wearing it again it will be in his nose.(ha !ha!)

    September 10, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  22. JP

    The press secretary should have been known that was going to come up and had a stand by ring for him, whether it be just as elaborate or a plain gold band.

    September 10, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  23. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert, but...

    lacrosseson September 10th, 2010 12:59 pm ET
    "BTW, to i d i o t Randolph Carter–we won in Iraq and Kuwait, but I suppose America Laster's like you only want us to lose all the time."

    We won in Kuwait? And Saddam Hussein was never a problem after the first war for oil. Yessir, we showed him. We won in Iraq? Their country's trashed, troops and civilians are still getting killed every day and the Chinese got the oil contracts. Nice try, Jingocephus. Have a nice day! Hua!!

    September 10, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  24. Ann

    OMG CNN !!!!!!!!!!!!

    There was time when CNN really was "the most respected name in news" now you guys sensationalize everything about the President like a sleezy tabloid magazine. Alot of what you report on about President Obama is really disrespectful – like this story that has been written in such a way as to make it seem as if he is hiding something or having problems in his marriage. BUTT OUT OF THE MAN'S PERSONAL LIFE.

    My wedding ring became worn after many years of wearing it and had to be repaired. What is the big deal in the case of the President;s ring, repairs sometimes become necessary. For the love of God please get back to reporting on real news.

    September 10, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  25. to tell the truth

    what y'all try to say?

    September 10, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
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