The first cocktail party at Barack Obama’s new office last month was certainly more casual than any he had hosted in recent years. The wine bore a random assortment of labels, as if assembled potluck-style. The self-serve appetizers were set out in the narrow hallway. The host, tieless, eschewed formal remarks, as a few dozen of his old administration officials — Joe Biden and former chief of staff Denis McDonough, as well as more junior ones — mingled in a minimalist wood-paneled suite that could be mistaken for a boutique law firm.
"Two Months out of Office, Barack Obama Is Having a Post-Presidency Like No Other" is from the March 26, 2017 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Krissah Thompson and Juliet Eilperin and narrated by Sam Scholl.