Barack Obama is dealing with the final days of his reelection campaign and the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged the East Coast this week, upending the lives of millions in the process. What does the president do when he's not leading the nation during difficult times? According to a new interview with Us Weekly -- likely given well before the events of this week, but published in the latest issue -- Obama likes watching "Homeland" and working out to the dulcet tones of Stevie Wonder.

Per Us Weekly (via Mike Allen's Politico Playbook; the full interview with Obama is not yet online), the president also enjoys Jay-Z and the Rolling Stones while exercising.

That Obama would listen to Jay-Z while lifting weights and doing cardio shouldn't be too surprising. The president and the rap icon are friendly, with Obama recently saying in a radio interview that he gave Jay parenting advice. (Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce have a young daughter, Blue Ivy.) Obama cited the Jay-Z track "My First Song" as one of his favorites.

Obama's 2012 campaign playlist also showed the president's diverse musical taste, with selections from No Doubt to Earth Wind and Fire on the list.

For more on Obama's likes, head over to Us Weekly.

[via Us]

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  • "Different People" (No Doubt)

  • "Got To Get You In My Life" (Earth Wind And Fire)

  • "Green Onions" (Book T & The MG's)

  • "I Got You" (Wilco)

  • "Keep On Pushing" (The Impressions)

  • "Keep Reachin' Up" (Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators)

  • "Love You I Do?" (Jennifer Hudson)

  • "No Nostalgia" (AgesAndAges)

  • "Raise Up" (Ledisi)

  • "Stand Up" (Sugarland)

  • "This" (Darius Rucker)

  • "We Used To Wait" (Arcade Fire)

  • "You've Got The Love" (Florence And The Machine)

  • "Your Smiling Face" (James Taylor)

  • "Everyday America" (Sugarland)

  • "Learn To Live" (Darius Rucker)

  • "Let's Stay Together" (Al Green)

  • "Mr. Blue Sky" (Electric Light Orchestra)

  • "My Town" (Montgomery Gentry)

  • "The Best Thing About Me Is You" (Ricky Martin, featuring Joss Stone)

  • "You Are The Best Thing" (Ray LaMontagne)

  • "Keep Marchin'" (Raphael Saddiq)

  • "Tonight's The Kind Of Night" (Noah And The Whale)

  • "We Take Care Of Our Own" (Bruce Springsteen)

  • "Keep Me In Mind" (Zac Brown Band)

  • "The Weight" (Aretha Franklin)

  • "Even Better Than The Real Thing" (U2)

  • "Home" (Dierks Bentley)

  • "Roll With The Changes" (REO Speedwagon)