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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  1. Katherine

    Why is it that every time someone puts down Obama, they misspell the insult or some word(s) in the insult? Don't you think that is telling of the kind of people who are against this President?

    September 10, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  2. ginny

    hey me-n-u

    would you like to educate yourself on the Regan administration!!!!!

    check the facts please, usually results in educated comments

    September 10, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  3. walleye46

    CNN, why don't you report on NEWS rather than innuendo. I'm thinking of switching my reading to the Enquirer.

    September 10, 2010 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  4. walleye46

    If Obama had done absolutely nothing, it still would have helped the economy just by getting Bush and the rest of his Rich/Corporate-Loving cohorts out of the White House. They ruined our economy and way of life with a war built on lies and corporate greeeeeeed. At least our Prez is trying to help the economy not hinder it.

    September 10, 2010 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  5. Independant Vet

    Didn't you know , since he is going to give Ft. Knox to his brothers to build the Nrw Mosque . He decided that he would give that as a token , For the great job they are doing.

    Don't hear him say one thing to them , when they cry out , DEATH TO AMERICA > WHY? Must approve , or did you for get 9/11 an Ft. Hood.!!!

    September 10, 2010 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  6. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I'm sure FLOTUS knows exactly where Mr. President's ring is, just like she knows exactly where he is. Can't say that for lots of Republicans.

    September 10, 2010 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  7. Rickster

    Wow, even his gigantic wife is abandoning him.

    September 10, 2010 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  8. Yas

    CNN...I can not tell you how disappointed I am that you are stooping to the lows of FOX type mentality with this particular piece of "political journalism' (not hardly).

    September 10, 2010 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  9. barry

    I thought he lost his Muslim brother hood ring. It was just his wedding room.

    September 10, 2010 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  10. JES

    Does anybody really care.

    Obama is just another spending DEM with money that isn't his.

    2012 can't come soon enough.

    I hope it's not to lak for America. We are just another third world country now that China owns.

    Obama looks out for number one and bad news voters we are not number one.

    I don't think I have ever seen somebody spend our tax dollars faster with no return on investments.

    September 10, 2010 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  11. Hamina Hamina

    All this blame on the Rebuplicans for everything! I thought there were no Republicans left in DC. That's what Obama keeps saying, and never taking responsibility for his admin lousy record.

    No fear, November is coming......

    September 10, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  12. Wendy

    And Snowwhite why do you dislike the Obamas? Would it have something to do with the color of their skin? Could it be that you are covered too much in snow from Palin's hometown or have been snowed by the likes of hatred and bigotry ike the Teaparty in-crowd. Who gives a rat's tail who you don't like. I'm sure if you could have your fifteen minutes of fame, you wouldn't be liked very much!

    September 10, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  13. Local Yokel

    I love our president. A lesser man would crack under the daily microscope this president is subjected to.

    Yeah, that George W Bush never had any problems with the press attacking him.....including a movie depicting his assasination.....

    September 10, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  14. Wendy

    You bigots make me sick! Who was any more disasatrous than Bush?

    September 10, 2010 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  15. Tony

    Wow...Obama stands up and admits to 2 years of abject failure on the economy, and this is what we get?

    I guess any distraction will work for you media types...

    September 10, 2010 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  16. clifford in New York

    ginny: Ronald Reagans economic policies resulted in the largest economic expansion in U.S. history. Based on the Laffer Curve methodology Reagan gave tax incentives to corporations and put import quota's on foreign goods which resulted in creating over 20 million good paying jobs from the PRIVATE sector,NOT government! Try educatiing yourself!!:)

    September 10, 2010 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  17. phoenix86

    Maybe this means that Obama will divorce himself officially from the American people. The relationship has been a sham for so long.

    September 10, 2010 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  18. Wendy

    Many of you writers are showing that you are dumb as Palin and all her followers. As the old saying goes, "An empty Wagon Makes a lot of Noise" How do you expect other countries to respect us here when you don't respect your own president ?

    September 10, 2010 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  19. phoenix86

    It's called Rhamandan. That's the reason.

    September 10, 2010 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  20. Wendy

    Where were all the bigots for the last eight years Bush was screwing up the country?

    September 10, 2010 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  21. Finally, something we all agree on

    Hooray, both the righties and lefties that post here agree that this is a stupid story & CNN Ticker printing it is a jerky move. Yay!

    September 10, 2010 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  22. Dave

    Getting repaired like anything else under Obama's watch!

    September 10, 2010 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  23. Mikey

    @me-n-u: Trickle down? Really?

    Didn't the Reagan-Bush regime end in the recession of 1990 – 1992?

    Then Bush Jr tried it again and we are all dealing with it's effects.

    Oh, and in the 1920s similar economic theories were tried... once again, a bad outcome – so bad that we did not try it again for 50 years. Unfortunately we were not as smart after the Reagan economic revolution.

    Can we make it a couple of centuries before we again decide to make the rich much richer, stagnate incomes for 95% of Americans, and then experience the enevitable collapse from trying to support a top heavy society on a weak base? Trickle down – the rising tide that lifts all yachts!

    September 10, 2010 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  24. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    WOW......... look at all the vile comments here. CNN with your headline, you enflame those who hate our president. STOP IT!

    @ AM: NO ONE is building a Mosque ON Ground Zero, NO ONE. The Mosque will be built Have you been to NYC? Two city blocks.......... is almost a mile!

    September 10, 2010 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  25. Mike

    Lame story. Who cares? Although to everyone posting here negative comments about Obama and this "news story," let me ask how many of you question his religious beliefs, which are also NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.

    September 10, 2010 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
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