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Today we launched an important new White House initiative: The Presidential Council on Beards.

Finding inspiration from today’s visit by the renowned beard enthusiasts from the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, the President has pulled together an experienced, enthusiastic, and well-groomed team of council members to advise him on issues related to beard growth, health, and styles.

Learn more about this exciting new initiative.

"I think the theme that stitched our conversation together was a belief that in politics and in life, the quality of empathy, the ability to stand in somebody else’s shoes and to care for someone even if they don’t look like you or talk like you or share your philosophy…that’s critical." —President Obama on his meeting with Pope Francis