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By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS)

WASHINGTON — It’s another presidential first: President Barack Obama joined Facebook Monday.

“Hello, Facebook! I finally got my very own page,” Obama posted. “I hope you’ll think of this as a place where we can have real conversations about the most important issues facing our country – a place where you can hear directly from me, and share your own thoughts and stories.”

The White House launched the POTUS Facebook page with a video of Obama giving a tour of his backyard, also a national park, which allowed him to talk about climate change. He announced he will attend a climate change summit Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

©2015 McClatchy Washington Bureau. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

Photo: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an Organizing for Action event in Washington November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, center, speaks with Speaker Nancy Pelosi behind him.

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

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