Ditching security, Obama hits street for walk about Washington

Posted: May 25, 2014 at 5:04 a.m.

WASHINGTON — “The bear is loose,” President Barack Obama said last week as he ditched his motorcade and left the White House on foot, favoring the fresh air in a walk toward the Interior Department. Tourists near the White House never expected to see the president in person on a steamy spring afternoon. One woman squealed with delight; another suggested she thought Wednesday’s sighting might be an Obama impostor.

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