Obama attends WH chef’s wedding

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President Obama was among the guests at the wedding of White House chef Sam Kass late Saturday, according to a White House pool report.

Kass, the president’s senior policy adviser for nutrition policy and the executive director of first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaMovie on Obamas earns M in opening weekend Is Hillary the perfect female politician? Melania Trump's convention speechwriter paid 6 last month MORE’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, was getting hitched to MSNBC host Alex Wagner.

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Obama, the first lady and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, attended the ceremony at a farm-to-table restaurant in Westchester County, New York.

The first family departed Blue Hill at Stone Barns at 1:05 a.m. Sunday morning after spending six-and-a-half hours at the wedding festivities, according to a reporter traveling with the president.

The Obamas returned to the White House shortly before 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning, approximately two-and-a-half hours behind schedule.

Whether or not Obama would appear at the nuptials had become a Beltway guessing game in recent weeks, especially after the president interrupted his annual summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard earlier this month to return to the nation's capital for Kass’s pre-wedding celebration.

The president spent nearly five hours at Kass's Logan Circle home during that trip, according to a White House press pool report. 

The brief visit was for "a day or two of in-person meetings" at the White House, a spokesman said at the time, but it left many in Washington scratching their heads as to why the president would return to the West Wing during the long congressional recess.

--This report was originally published on Saturday at 11:41 a.m. and last updated on Sunday at 6:10 a.m.

 

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