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Obama: White House has been `terrific' for family

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May 23, 2009 08:36 AM EST | AP


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says being in the White House has been "terrific" for family life _ at least compared with the campaign, when the family was not often in the same place at the same time.

Obama tells C-SPAN in an interview airing Saturday that he has "this pretty nice home office' and is home for dinner just about every night he's in Washington.

He says he can read to his two daughters and then can tell him about their day. He's also seen some of their soccer games.

The president says his family thinks of itself as being like any other family. In his words, "We've got some issues like every other family has that they have to work through."

But in general, Obama says the first family doesn't feel a lot of stress.