Fwd: Travel pool report #1 - departure to Cuba

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From: Edward-Isaac Dovere >
Date: March 20, 2016 at 1:34:37 PM EDT
To: Desiree Barnes >
Subject: Travel pool report #1 - departure to Cuba

President Barack Obama, the First Lady and the first family (both Malia and Sasha Obama and Marian Robinson) arrived at Andrews Air Force Base by motorcade at 1:25. The president and First Lady traveled by themselves in the presidential limo, the president in a dark suit, white shirt, no tie.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Dick Durbin and Sen. Jeff Flake are the lawmakers on board, and arrived on the plane ahead of the president.a larger delegation of political and business leaders is traveling separately. The White House will be providing a full list.

Air Force One is rolling at 1:32. Next stop: Havana, where history is about to be made but cell service is unreliable, which may lead to delays in pool reports. Your pooler will keep you as up-to-date as possible. Flight time expected under three hours.

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Edward-Isaac Dovere
Senior White House reporter
POLITICO
@IsaacDovere

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