Obama taking off his jacket: ‘It’s not that sexy’

At the start of his speech Tuesday morning on environmental policy, President Obama encouraged everyone in the Georgetown University audience to take off their jackets. (The high in Washington, D.C. today: 94 degrees, while "humidity levels continue in the discomfort range.") And he quickly joined them, prompting a chorus of "ooohs" from an audience that mixed college students and environmental activists.

"It's not that sexy," the president replied.

The more substantive news out of Obama's speech: He will not approve the Keystone XL pipeline if building it would generate more greenhouse-gas emissions than not building it.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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