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Political Circus: Bieber has Obama fever

By Ed Hornick, CNN
Singing sensation Justin Bieber takes his impression of President Obama to Conan O'Brien's show.
Singing sensation Justin Bieber takes his impression of President Obama to Conan O'Brien's show.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Singer Justin Bieber tries his comedy chops with Obama impression on "Conan"
  • Mitt Romney lunches with the lead singer of the Killers in Vegas
  • A Washington power couple gets the Brangelina treatment
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Washington (CNN) -- Politics is serious business -- but not all the time.

Leave it to Bieber

Justin Bieber recently tried out his impression of President Barack Obama on Conan O'Brien's show.

The 16-year-old heartthrob imitated Obama talking to him when he visited the White House last year, including a stop in the Oval Office.

"Well, hello. My daughters, Sasha, Malia, my wife, Michelle, we are so grateful that you are coming to the White House," he said in his best Obama impression.

Not too bad, Biebs.

A Killer lunch

Mitt Romney, a likely 2012 GOP presidential contender, had lunch the other day with the lead singer of the Killers, the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Norm Clarke reports.

"(Brandon) Flowers and Romney had heads turning while breaking bread at The Palms steakhouse at the Forum Shops at Caesars," the paper said.

Flowers, who like Romney is Mormon, isn't exactly on the GOP's side. His group performed at a 2010 election rally for Nevada's senior senator, Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat.

Washington's power couple

Move over Brangelina, there's a power couple inside the Beltway getting a quippy name.

The Huffington Post's Marcus Baram has given the married couple -- new White House press secretary Jay Carney and ABC News' Claire Shipman -- the nickname "JayClai."

"(They) meet all the criteria to be D.C.'s newest power couple," Baram writes. "In the hothouse world of the Beltway, populated by political insiders and journalism geeks, the duo are the closet thing to Brangelina."

In addition, Baram said there is already "tittering" about whether the two will break any "ethical rules during pillow talk."

There's an app for that

For Valentine's Day, New York City's Department of Health had a message for sexually active New Yorkers: There's an app for those needing condoms, Reuters reports.

The app, available on smartphones, helps users find the nearest location where free condoms are being passed out -- courtesy of GPS technology.

"We want New York City to be the safest city in the world to have sex," Dr. Monica Sweeney, the city's assistant health commissioner, told the news organization. "A lot of people come here for that, so we want them to practice safer sex."

Headlines of the day

Wonkette: "Donald Trump Loves the Gays But Doesn't Want to Marry Them"

The Onion: "'Tony's Law' Would Require Marijuana Users To Inform Interested Neighbors"

Quote board

"New rule: Stop calling it Obamacare. It sounds like Obama will be the doctor for your next prostate exam. It's just a common fantasy of Republican men" -- Bill Maher

"President Obama gave his first press conference of the year this morning to discuss his budget proposal for 2012, which won't probably get support in Congress since they still haven't passed the budget for 2011. Although to be fair, they have been busy posting shirtless photos of themselves on Craigslist" -- Jimmy Kimmel

"And in Missouri, state Sen. Jane Cunningham has introduced a bill that would eliminate her state's child labor laws. Well, yeah, why should the 10-year-olds in China be getting all the good factory jobs" -- Jay Leno

 
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