Covering the White House and U.S. politics for Reuters
At George's restaurant in Providence, Obama orders the devilish chocolate layer cake: "This is the kind of sin we want to commit."
On Halloween in Rhode Island, Pres Obama says "The good thing about being president is you never run out of Presidential M&Ms."
Pres Obama currently attending a DNC funder in Portland ME, rally here for gov candidate Michaud later.
After disavowing chicken...comment, WH's Earnest criticizes Israeli settlement policy.
Earnest says Speaker Boehner's criticism is pretty rich coming from someone "who has a penchant for some pretty salty language."
WH's Earnest says the reported chicken--- comment does not reflect US view toward Israel and is counterproductive.