President Obama gives a hug to Mari Copeny, 8, backstage in Flint, Michigan today. Mari wrote a letter to the President about the water crisis and helped inspire his visit.

“I want all of you to know I am confident that Flint will come back. I will not rest, and I’m going to make sure that the leaders, at every level of government, don’t rest until every drop of water that flows to your homes is safe to drink and safe to cook with, and safe to bathe in—because that’s part of the basic responsibilities of a government in the United States of America.” —President Obama in Flint

President Barack Obama hugs Mari Copeny, 8, backstage at Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., May 4, 2016. Mari wrote a letter to the President about the Flint water crisis.

President Barack Obama hugs Mari Copeny, 8, backstage at Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., May 4, 2016. Mari wrote a letter to the President about the Flint water crisis.

President Obama Honors The National Teacher of the Year & Finalists

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5/3/16: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West

“The men and women who teach our children fulfill the promise of a nation that’s always looking forward, that believes each generation has a responsibility to help the next in building this great country of ours and making the world a better place.” —President Obama awarding the 2016 Teacher of the Year to Jahana Hayes #TeacherAppreciationDay #ThankATeacher 🍎

It’s #TeacherAppreciationWeek! Join us in celebrating all the hard-working teachers in our lives. #ThankATeacher 🍎

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At his last White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama shares an inside look into his plans after the Presidency. April 30, 2016

President Obama Speaks at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

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