July 17th, 2011
11:18 AM ET
While he continues to push for a deal on raising the federal debt limit, President Obama and his family made the short walk from the White House to St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington on Sunday.
A White House official tells CNN President Obama and the First Family have worshiped many times over the course of the Administration, including at 19th Street Baptist Church, Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, Shiloh Baptist Church, the Washington National Cathedral, multiple times at St. John's Episcopal Church, and Evergreen Chapel at Camp David. Obama has said in the past that he does not make it a habit of attending church in public because of the inconvenince his presence adds with all the extra security.
As the family walked through Lafayette Park on their return to the White House, the president was asked whether he planned to watch the United States women's soccer team play Japan in the World Cup final Sunday afternoon. "Absolutely," he said. "Go U.S.A."
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