No Cable News, Just ESPN for POTUS

M. Catharine Evans
For months rumors have swirled around the Commander-in-Chief holed up in his 2nd floor office watching sports shows on a big screen television.  Now the President has offered his own insider details about what goes on behind closed doors at the White House. In an interview with ESPN's Bill Simmons, Obama admits he makes room for briefings on issues like the economy, energy policy and national security in between ball games. Well, first of all, I don't watch network news or cable news. So in the morning, when I'm working out with Michelle, it's on SportsCenter. This is the one thing that she allows me," Obama told Simmons.Obama says he is also able to "sneak in" a game while he is reading his briefings.I usually have to stay up until midnight or 1 a.m. reading stuff. And every once in a while I'll sneak in a ball game as I'm reading my briefings," he said.Simmons joked that he "always pictured" Obama watching League Pass on his iPad while he was working. League Pass is a regular...(Read Full Post)

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