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Monday
Mar212011

President Obama Surprises Press Aboard Air Force One

Pool Photo (file)(WASHINGTON) -- Though members of the press fly Air Force One on every trip the president takes, they sit in the rear of the plane, sequestered in a separate cabin and rarely see the commander in chief.

But about a half-hour into Monday’s four-hour flight from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Santiago, Chile, President Obama made a surprise drop by in the press cabin. And, in a ‘turn-the-tables’ moment, the surprised press corps found themselves answering Obama’s questions.

"What are you guys doing?” he asked as he appeared solo in the doorway -- no aides or handlers with him. Taken a little off guard, the press told him they were watching the Naomi Watts/Sean Penn movie Fair Game.

"Is it any good?" Obama asked. “Ask us in an hour,” was the reply from one of the press corps.

“You guys having fun?”  Obama quizzed, adding that he heard some press folks had stayed out “late late” last night and “ate too much beef” at the local Brazilian churrascaria.

But before the press could turn the tables back on Obama, he ducked right back out of the cabin, saying “See ya” as he moved out of sight. The entire encounter was less than one minute.

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Saturday
Mar192011

Obama In Brazil to Begin Five-Day Latin America Tour

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(BRASILIA, Brazil) -- Air Force One has delivered President Obama to his first ever stop in South America after an overnight flight. 

The Obama family arrived for what will be five days, four cities, three nations and a world away from the crises on other continents. His first stop is Brazil, a power engine of growth rivaling the U.S. in exports and newly found oil reserves. 

President Obama will discuss nuclear power in Chile and jobs and immigration in El Salvador.

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