According to reports, cartoonist Jerry Holbert was asked to change the punchline of the joke from "Watermelon" to "raspberry," which he did, but not before it was sent to the press. He has since issued an apology for what some see as a racially-charged joke.
An admitted pot smoker, President Obama couldn't help flashing a smile after being offered a hit of marijuana during a visit to a bar in Denver. Colorado is one of the two U.S. states (Washington being the other) that now allow recreational pot smoking under state law.
In the President's continued attempts to reach out to young voters, Barack Obama sat down with David Karp of Tumblr to take questions from the microblogging community. The humble "ask" feature has finally made it to American politics! Check out the full video of the event here: