Political news: Obama might not smoke anymore

Our White House press corps is in dogged pursuit of the truth

Published February 8, 2011 9:01PM (EST)

Here is a hot story: President Barack Obama quit smoking. Maybe. The AP and the entire White House press corps are on the case. The Atlantic also provides important context: "Obama's seeming choice to quit smoking is in contrast to his chief Republican opponent, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, who is also a smoker."

By Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at apareene@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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