Mic is sitting with President Obama to talk Iran — and we want you to ask him a question.

Do you want the chance to ask President Obama about Iran?

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Mic is heading to The White House next week for a sit-down interview with President Obama to discuss the Iran deal and what it means for young people.

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But we’re going to do it a little bit differently — we’re giving you the chance to address Obama directly.

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We’ll be accepting questions in the form of video submissions. Head to mic.com/POTUS or click here to send us your question.

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“President Obama honored a very special veteran [in the White House Oval Office recently]: 110-year-old Emma Didlake. A resident of Detroit, Didlake is believed to be the nation’s oldest veteran.

‘We are so grateful that she is here with us today… She is a great reminder not only of the sacrifices the Greatest Generation made.’ Obama said, but also the ‘trailblazing’ by women and African-American veterans.

Didlake ‘was a Private during the course of her service and her decorations include the Women’s Army Corps Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, and World War II Victory Medal,’ the White House said in a statement.” David Jackson, USA Today 

“Known to family as ‘Big Mama,’ Didlake was a 38-year-old wife and mother of five when she 'wanted to do something different’ and signed up for the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943, said her granddaughter, Marilyn Horne. She served stateside for about seven months during the war, as a private and driver.

After she was discharged, she and her family moved to Detroit in 1944 – and she quickly joined the local NAACP chapter. She marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 and received a lifetime achievement award two years ago from the chapter.” Jeff Karoub, The Associated Press 

1st Photo by Mandel Ngan, AFP/Getty Images

All other photos by Evan Vucci/AP

As Mr. Obama was ushered to his aisle seat in Row K, the audience applauded thunderously and snapped cellphone photos, in open defiance of a recorded warning from George III, played by Jonathan Groff.

When the flashes went off again before the second act, Mr. Miranda — who was sitting out the performance as part of a scheduled plan to give his understudy, Javier Muñoz, a chance to get his legs in the title role — appealed to a higher authority.

“Patti LuPone is coming for you all!” he shouted from his seat near the president, alluding to Broadway’s most famous anti-cellphone crusader.

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President Obama has become the first sitting president to visit a federal prison
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President Obama is making history, again. His visit to El Reno federal prison in Oklahoma on July 16 is part of his administration’s focus on criminal justice reform. On Monday, the President announced he would be commuting the sentences of 46 people convicted for nonviolent drug offenses. And on Wednesday, the White House released a fact sheet detailing the various efforts  to make the United States’ criminal justice system fairer and more effective. It’s clear that Obama is taking a different approach to criminal justice reform than his predecessors.