“Outside Central and South America, no population will be paying as close attention to Obama's three-day visit to the city of Cartagena as Hispanics in the United States. With more than 50 million U.S. Latinos -- 21 million of them eligible voters, Obama has an important audience that is especially vital in an election year,” the AP writes. “Obama also is kicking off the trip with a stop Friday in Tampa Bay, Fla., drawing attention to the benefits of trade with Latin America in a crucial swing state in the general election. The brief detour underscores the administration's attempts to cast the trip on domestic terms and to improve the president's tenuous stance with the U.S. business community.”
The New York Daily News: “President Obama comes to Ann Romney's defense: 'There’s no tougher job than being a mom.’”
The New York Post: Dem’s jab at Romney’s wife has O reeling
Obama weighed in on Kanye West again, reaffirming that he’s a “jackass.” He tells The Atlantic magazine: "He is a jackass. But he's talented.” He said he prefers Jay-Z and added, “Although I like Kanye. He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented.”
Beyonce, Jay-Z’s wife, wrote a heartfelt letter to Michelle Obama.