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Obama Hints at First Family's Post-Presidency Destination



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    Turns out President Barack Obama has a pretty good idea where he wants to live after his presidency ends.

    And it's not necessarily Chicago.

    After wide-ranging interviews with more than 60 people who have "close dealings" with the president, Politicoreports Obama has given some thought to his post-term life.

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    He privately told some that he wants to create a foundation similar to the Clinton Global Initiative, according to Politico's interviews, and also has mentioned to friends he wants to live in New York City.

    This isn't the first time Obama has mentioned the possibility of not returning to the city he repeatedly has referred to as his hometown.

    In an interview with Barbara Walters in November, Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama said their daughter, Sasha, will "have a big say" in where the family lives.

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    While his oldest daughter, Malia, will be in college by the time his term ends, Sasha will still be a sophomore in high school. That could mean the family stays in Washington a couple more years.

    "You know we gotta make sure that she's doing well," he said. "Until she goes off to college."

    Obama returned to his Kenwood residence last month for the first time in about a year during an overnight stay after fundraising in Chicago.

    Though the man himself might not return right away, Chicago hopes his library will. The University of Chicago wants to be the library's future home, and Illinois lawmakers have considered a gift of $100 million for the library.

    The money, as of Monday, has been shelved, and for now at least, Obama is publicly mum on his family's next move.

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