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US President Barack Obama surprised a reporter on her 89th birthday by walking into a press briefing carrying cupcakes and singing Happy Birthday.
Mr Obama, who shares the same birthday date as veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas, turned 48 on Tuesday.
It's a shame that the Obama administration has discarded his high-sounding rhetoric about transparency and openness. So far, it looks like change we can't believe in.
The military keeps us safe but the press -- which informs the American people -- keeps us free.
The importance of a free press is best illustrated by its prominence on the to-do list of would-be dictators. The first move by coup supporters is to seize the news media, take over the local broadcast stations and censor the newspapers.
Or, looking at it from his perspective, is he uncomfortable snuggling up to a pack of wolves?