Sports Report: Cubs to visit White House before President Obama leaves office

08:37  11 january  2017
08:37  11 january  2017 Source:   Sportsnaut

Obama plans final White House bash before term ends Jan. 20

  Obama plans final White House bash before term ends Jan. 20 WASHINGTON - Before his farewell address, President Barack Obama plans a farewell bash Friday night to celebrate the end of his presidency. While the White House isn't saying who's on the guest list, Chicago-based hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper said Wednesday on Facebook and Twitter that he was about to fly "21 hours to DC to bid farewell to the greatest president in US history. God bless you @Potus." Chance had been touring in Australia and New Zealand.Many other celebrities are expected to attend what's shaping up to be the Obamas' final party before the Jan. 20 hand-off to President-elect Donald Trump. © Provided by thecanadianpress.

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Woman Carries Life-Sized Cardboard Cutout of Barack Obama Everywhere She Goes

  Woman Carries Life-Sized Cardboard Cutout of Barack Obama Everywhere She Goes "I take [him] with me whenever I can. He actually folds up so it's very travel friendly," said Ximena Larkin, of Chicago. It appears this Illinois woman can't bear to see President Obama leave office — so she's taking him with her wherever she goes.Ximena N. Larkin, 29, has become well-known on the streets of Chicago for carrying around a life-sized cardboard cutout of President Obama."I take [him] with me whenever I can," Larkin told InsideEdition.com. "He actually folds up so it's very travel friendly.

Sorry, president-elect Donald Trump, but your good friends the Ricketts apparently won’t be bringing the Chicago Cubs for a visit. SAD!

As is custom, the Cubs earned a trip to the White House to meet the president, whomever he or she might be, with their historic World Series victory over the Cleveland Indians in the fall. But with President Barack Obama’s term soon coming to a close and Trump’s about to begin, there was a real question as to which president the Cubs would visit.

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester (left) and first baseman Anthony Rizzo (right) hold the Commissioner's Trophy during the World Series victory rally in Grant Park. © Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester (left) and first baseman Anthony Rizzo (right) hold the Commissioner's Trophy during the World Series victory rally in Grant Park.

Obama, a Chicago White Sox fan and former Illinois senator, sent a tweet in the early hours of Nov. 3 inviting the Cubs to his White House, and it appears that’s where they’ll be Monday.

The Monday visit to the White House also has been confirmed by ESPN’s Jim Bowden, via a team source.

Bruce Springsteen gives farewell concert for Obama staffers .
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's farewell gift to some of his longtime staffers was a private concert from "The Boss." A senior White House official says Bruce Springsteen performed a roughly two-hour acoustic concert Jan. 12 for members of Obama's staff, mostly people who had served for all eight years of his presidency. There were no cameras present for the event. The official wasn't authorized to discuss a private event and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.Obama presented Springsteen with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House in November.

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