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Obamas Not Shirking Parental Duties

Two men arrested for allegedly mouthing off to motorcade



    Obamas Not Shirking Parental Duties
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    CHICAGO - MAY 27: US President Barack Obama (2L), first lady Michelle Obama (C), their daughters Malia Obama (L) and Sasha Obama (2R) and their grandmother Marian Robinson walk from Air Force One after their arrival at O'Hare International Airport May 27, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. President Obama and his family will spend Memorial Day weekend vacationing at their home in Chicago. (Photo by Jeff Haynes/Getty Images)

    The Obama family is busy doing what a lot of other families are doing this time of year. They are attending school events with their children.

    In between their day jobs Thursday, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended two school functions for their daughters, 11-year-old Malia and 8-year-old Sasha.

    The first parents traveled to Sidwell Friends School in Bethesda, Md., for a morning event with Sasha. About 10 hours later -- after several White House meetings and a trip to the State Department -- the president joined Mrs. Obama and her mother, Marian Robinson, at the Sidwell school Malia attends in northwest Washington.

    On the way home, the Obamas encountered a slight delay.

    Secret Service officers had to subdue two men who refused to get out of the street when the presidential motorcade came through.

    The men were charged with assaulting a police officer and failure to obey a lawful order. Their names have not been released.

    Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said the incident appeared to be a random event and not an organized attempt to block the president's motorcade.