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First Lady Michelle Obama's surprise for President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama appeared on the "Ellen" show and discussed campaigning (he won't miss it), daughter Malia's departure for college soon (it's going to be tough), his work on behalf of gay Americans (a triumph he's proud of) and how he and First Lady Michelle Obama work out their differences (she's always right, he's come to understand).

The First Lady then surprised the POTUS with a sweet Valentine's poem!


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The president appears on today's show. Check here for local listings.

He's been watching the current presidential race with interest and a sense of forgiveness for whatever gaffes the various candidates may encounter, and does miss one aspect of it:

"You get to meet a cross section of the American people that probably no other job or no other process allows you to do," he said. "And that, like I said, it makes you feel optimistic about the country. It’s always good to get out of Washington, which can sometimes be a little depressing."

Toward the end of the visit, Ellen helped the president accomplish a very special mission. Check it out:


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