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Saturday, July 5, 2014

President wears stylish jeans during 4th of July White House celebration (and other July 4th news)

When President Obama isn't wearing suits (that sometimes sag around his ankles) he likes to dress down.  Usually we see him in khakis (or dockers), or in the male version of mom jeans.

But yesterday, during the White House 4th of July celebration, we noticed something considerably different in his dress-down attire.

The Commander-in-Chief was wearing a stylish, (hip, even) pair of jeans.  Different in style, different in color; new perhaps. (Then there's always the chance it could be the same pair as these).

Anyway, take a look.  We think he upped his swag with his 'new' jeans as he greeted the nearly 1,200 military personnel and their families.  The president told those in attendance, "There is no group we'd rather spend time with on this most American of holidays than you."

President Obama wears new jeans at White House 4th of July cookout for military families.  
The yearly cookout honoring military families hosted rapper Pitbull.

'Bull posted a few proud tweets to mark the occasion.

Looks like he was well received.  As one attendee writes, "IT WAS AWESOME, THANK YOU, WOW, PIT AND THE CREW DID AN AMAZING JOB, AND LITERALLY SWEAT THERE ASS OFF!!!!!!!! "

And in case you forgot, it was also Malia Obama's birthday.   I wonder if the now 16 year-old first daughter had anything to do with this year's entertainment lineup.

Guess having the best view of the beautiful Washington DC 4th of July fireworks no longer suffices after a few years.

Honestly, though, we think these guys do it better.

Also on this 4th day of July, President Obama presided over a naturalization ceremony in the East Room of the White House.  The ceremony recognizes contributions made by foreign-born members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have earned their American citizenship by serving our country, and the contributions that immigrants from all walks of life have made to our country throughout its history. 

Twenty-five active duty service members serving in the Navy, U.S. Army, Marines, and Air Force, two veterans, one reservist and seven military spouses received their citizenship, together representing 15 countries.

The president continues to call on Congress to help change the country's current immigration laws.

“The basic idea of welcoming immigrants to our shores is central to our way of life; it is in our DNA,” he said.

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