BuzzFeed News will interview President Barack Obama Tuesday as the president works to sign Americans up for his signature health care policy, prepares for a final chance to push through other elements of his agenda, and balances an economic recovery with crises around the world.
BuzzFeed News has had our share of big stories and big interviews, but this will be our first interview with a sitting president of the United States. (President Bush missed his chance back in the day.) It's a nice tribute to the work my colleagues have done to take this place from an ambitious, zany experiment to one of the most ambitious new news and media organizations in the world.
Separately, and also exciting, our inspired cousins at BuzzFeed Motion Pictures will be shooting a video with President Obama.
The BuzzFeed News interview is also an opportunity for our readers, here and across the social web, to give us some ideas. Since its inception, BuzzFeed News has covered everything from the marriage wars to the shooting war in Eastern Ukraine, and our reporters have filed searing dispatches from Ferguson to Freetown. I'm hoping to ask the president about what's next — and what you think is next.
So tell us your toughest questions — in whatever form you think that question is best asked. You can leave a comment on this post, email us at obamaIRL@buzzfeed.com, or send us a photo on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, or Tumblr.
Ben Smith is the editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed and is based in New York.
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