Obama Chats With Marie Claire

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The Illinois Senator talks to the magazine about women’s issues, matriarchy in his family and what he wants for his daughters.

On Michelle: “She’s my closest friend and my most important adviser…. She’s the most quintessentially American person I know.”

On his daughters: “We want them to feel that they’re being judged on their smarts and their competitiveness and their compassion, and not just, you know, looking cute.”

Obama also expresses his fondness for Dumbledore, Batman and the Rolling Stones.

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