Decoder Obama prom photos: Were those the good old days?

Yes, even the leader of the free world had a life before handling economic crises and overseas conflicts. The just-published pictures show a beaming Barack Obama, arms around the shoulders of his prom date.

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It’s like finding out that your parents had a life before you came into the picture, or that your first-grade teacher doesn’t always wear sensible shoes and go by Mrs. Cooper.