The New York Times reports that Obama will be the first president to skip the first Gridiron Dinner of his presidency since Grover Cleveland. The dinner is held annually by the Gridiron Club, the oldest and most exclusive journalistic organization in Washington, D.C, and usually features remarks from the president. Vice President Joe Biden will attend in place of Obama.
A business front in Moneygall, Ireland, where President Obama has ancestral ties (James Baer, L.A. Times)
The Los Angeles Times carries no "hard" news articles about Obama's recent actions, but instead reports on the Irish village of Moneygall. Moneygall, population of 298, has developed Obama fever after it was discovered two years ago that some of Obama's ancestors were linked to the town. Residents have affectionately nicknamed the U.S. president "O'Bama".