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President Obama sat down with Jay Leno on Thursday for a late-night TV interview that touched on topics ranging from the economic crisis to the presidential dog. On the AIG brouhaha, Obama said he was “stunned” when he learned about the bonuses and he defended Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner who some say dropped the ball on the matter of the bonuses. Obama also made an offhand comment that raised some eyebrows when he joked that his bowling ability was suitable for the Special Olympics. Obama was the first sitting president ever to appear on “The Tonight Show” and he appeared twice as a candidate. Some have questioned whether the president’s light-hearted chat with Leno would strike a humorous tone when a serious one was merited. FOX News

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Authorities on Thursday found the body of a toddler believed to be Emma Leigh Barker, an 18-month-old girl reported missing by her mother, who said someone knocked her out while she was putting the child into her car seat. The baby was found in tall grass beside a street in the northern LA neighborhood of Sylmar, a few blocks from Interstate 5. Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said the 20-year-old mother, whose name was not released, was not in custody and was cooperating. She has not yet been named a suspect. ABC News

The owners of the Foxy Lady strip club in Providence plan to hold a job fair on Saturday. They say they’re looking to fill around 30 positions, from strippers and waitresses to disc jockeys and bartenders, at that club and two others in Massachusetts. Rhode Island’s economy is among the worst in the nation, with an unemployment rate of 10.3 percent in January. CBS News



  1. He has hurt many families in America. He needs to say he is sorry in the public, not to an organization.

    In addition, someone who claims to have experienced prejudice and stereotypes throughout life, and has written about them in great detail, should be more sensitive and refined from life’s lessons.

    Furthermore, Obama claimed he was going to have the world think ‘highly’ of America again. Will this joke help?

    For someone who spoke of equality as a creed. Does this joke match that philosophy?

    For someone that said he would stand for all people. Does this stand up for those that participate in the Special Olympics?

    The fact is Obama claimed a higher standard. To much is given, much is required.

    Obama has just showed us that ‘yes we can’ destroy what a campaign stands for with a single joke.

    During the campaign for the White House in 2008, the media criticized Palin for being ‘common,’ ‘not-polished,’ ‘not-compassionate’ and ‘not presidential.’ However, compare Sarah Palins attitude in this video created three weeks ago for the Special Olympics in Boise, Idaho.

    You decide the more ‘presidential’ among them. Watch:

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