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Obama Recites Love Poem to Wife on National Television

President Barack Obama talks with Ellen DeGeneres during a commercial break while taping a show segment of the Ellen DeGeneres Show in Burbank, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama talks with Ellen DeGeneres during a commercial break while taping a show segment of the Ellen DeGeneres Show in Burbank, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BURBANK, Calif.—Someone call the fire department. It’s about to get hot at the White House. President Barack Obama, who is spending another Valentine’s Day apart...

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