Photos: Barack Obama Loves Kids, Chairs, Fedoras, Pirates, and Nancy Reagan

A veritable Souzapalooza of candid shots by the omnipresent White House staff photographer.

Need an extra Obama fix? Pete Souza, the tireless official White House photographer, has you covered—and his intimate pics will make your heart burst. Behold:

1. Obama with kids

 

2. Obama with Michelle, all romantic-like

3. Obama fist-bumping…

 

…and chest-bumping, too

 

4. Obama sitting in chairs (sorry, Clint Eastwood)

 

5. Obama with a happy Nancy Reagan

 

6. Obama with his back turned to the camera

 

7. Obama playing at “sport”

 

8. Barack Obama and the last crusade

 

9. Obama in a post-storm scene vaguely resembling a Norman Rockwell painting

 

10. Barack Hussein Obama, Pirate Appeaser

All photos by Pete Souza, White House photographer. Click on the photos to see the source image.

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

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Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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