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Obama explains why his mom's parenting style worked

December 28, 2016

President Obama is pictured with his mother Ann Dunham in an undated childhood photo taken in Honolulu, Hawaii. Washington (CNN)As he prepares to leave the Oval Office after eight years, President Barack Obama recently reflected on the role his mother played on him becoming commander-in-chief, and how one of her biggest influences were her lessons on love. Photos: 100 moments from Obama's presidency Photos: 100 moments from Obama's presidency Photos: 100 moments from Obama's presidency Photos: 100 moments from Obama's presidency Photos: 100 moments from Obama's presidency Photos: 100 moments from Obama's presidency Photos: 100 moments from Obama's presidency Photos: 100 moments from Obama's presidency Photos: 100 moments from Obama's presidency Photos: 100 moments from Obama's presidency Photos: 100 moments from Obama's presidency Photos: 100 moments from Obama's presidency Photos: 100 moments from Obama's presidency Photos: 100 moments from Obama's presidency Photos: 100 moments from Obama's presidency Obama poses with a diploma and gold medal after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, on December 10, 2009. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said it honored Obama for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." Obama was the fourth U.S. President to win the Novel Peace Prize. Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter also received the award. Photos: 100 moments from Obama's presidency Photos: 100 moments from Obama's presidency Obama and members of his national security team monitor the mission against Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011. "Fourteen people crammed into the room, the President sitting in a folding chair on the corner of the table's head," said CNN's Peter Bergen as he relived the bin Laden raid five years later. "They sat in this room until the SEALs returned to Afghanistan." (Editor's note: The classified document in front of Hillary Clinton was obscured by the White House.) Advisers Ben Rhodes, left, and Tony Blinken show their approval as Obama discusses Iran negotiations with Secretary of State John Kerry on November 23, 2013. Two...

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