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Wed May 31, 2017, 05:09 PM

The Obamas just bought their rental home in Washington

Source: The Washington Post


By Krissah Thompson, Kathy Orton and Emily Heil May 31 at 3:30 PM

Looks like former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are putting down deeper roots in Washington: After renting a Kalorama home for their post-White House stint, the couple have purchased the eight-bedroom, nine-and-a-half-bath home for $8.1 million, according to property records.

The Obamas have said they plan to remain in D.C. while their younger daughter, Sasha, finishes high school at Sidwell Friends. After leaving the executive mansion in January, the family settled into a rental home owned by Bill Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart and his wife, Giovanna Gray Lockhart, an 8,200-square-foot home that was built in 1921 and renovated in 2011.

The Obamas still own a Georgian-style home in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, the city that will house the Obama presidential library.

Spokesman Kevin Lewis, in a statement, said the purchase just made sense for the family: “Given that President and Mrs. Obama will be in Washington for at least another two and a half years, it made sense for them to buy a home rather than continuing to rent property.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-source/wp/2017/05/31/the-obamas-are-buying-their-rental-home-in-washington/

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DonViejo May 2017 OP
NastyRiffraff May 2017 #1
Happyhippychick May 2017 #2
Tarheel_Dem May 2017 #3
n2doc May 2017 #4
StevieM May 2017 #5
Arazi May 2017 #6
BigmanPigman May 2017 #7
oswaldactedalone May 2017 #8
CakeGrrl May 2017 #9
mopinko May 2017 #10
IronLionZion May 2017 #11

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 05:10 PM

1. I'm glad they're staying

at least for awhile. I'm about 3 miles from them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 05:27 PM

2. This Washingtonian is tha-rilled!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 05:48 PM

3. Good for the Obamas. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 06:14 PM

4. Well they do got it made

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 06:14 PM

5. My gut tells me that they will eventually wind up in Palm Spring, California. (eom)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 06:23 PM

6. Sounds sensible. Good for them

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 06:23 PM

7. I'm wishing that the fake prez will get more paranoid and crazy, eventually self imploding.

Then Obama could move back home and we'd all live happily ever after. Too bad life isn't a fairy tale filled with happy endings.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 06:36 PM

8. Good

He's finally ready to go full speed with his Deep State shadow government to further frustrate Dump.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 06:46 PM

9. Too bad President COVFEFE burned his bridges to ash

He could have taken up President Obama on his Inauguration Day offer to be there if needed.

On the way through the Capitol to Marine One, I clearly heard President Obama tell The Orange Man "Well, like I said, I'm right around the corner."

I don't think he has to worry about any late night calls or visits from ole Trump at this point. Who knew it would take an entire 4 months?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 06:49 PM

10. did you know he built a big ass wall around it?

 

no he didnt, but the wingnuts are insisting that putting a wrought iron fence on top of a small retaining wall is the same as a wall on the mexico border.
and they are insisting the tax payers are paying for it. w zero evidence, of course.
they are also putting an office in the garage. makes sense now that i know they are buying it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 31, 2017, 11:20 PM

11. Digging deeper roots for the deep state to make Trumpers really paranoid



It's awesome living in the same city as such an amazing family.

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