- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 28, 2014

President Obama is slated to attend the wedding of MSNBC host Alex Wagner and White House special adviser Sam Kass on Saturday in New Rochelle, New York, according to media reports.

Both Mr. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will be in attendance at the wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, a source with knowledge of the president’s plans told Politico.

The president first hired Mr. Kass in 2008 as his family’s personal chef, eventually tapping him as an adviser for nutrition policy and the executive director for Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, Mediaite reported.

The Obamas’ attendance was first reported by the New Rochelle news website Talk of the Sound. Secret Service officers reportedly told business owners to expect a heavy concentration of police, helicopters and other security in the area throughout the day.

The president is scheduled to attend three fundraisers over the holiday weekend, followed by a trip to the U.S. Open.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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