Welcome to Twitter, President Obama

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The leader of the free world is learning how to tweet! President Obama unveiled his @Potus account Monday morning, tweeting... "Hello, Twitter!  It's Barack. Really!  Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account."

The White House says the twitter account will give the President a new option to speak directly to Americans. So far, the President is following Secretary of State John Kerry, various federal government departments and officials, and his beloved Chicago sports teams: The Blackhawks, White Sox, Bears and Bulls.