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Obama Interviewed by 11-Year-Old

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USA TODAY: Well, the Oval gets scooped again.

Reporter Damon Weaver, an 11-year-old student at Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary School in Palm Beach County, Fla., interviewed President Obama yesterday about education, nutrition, basketball, and what it's like to be president.

During the chat, Obama announced he would give a back-to-school speech on Sept. 8 about "the importance of education, the importance of staying in school, how we want to improve our education system, and why it's so important for the country."

Damon is a go-getter. Last year, he interviewed then-vice presidential candidate Joe Biden. He also covered Obama's inauguration and interviewed a number of celebrities, credits he cited in a letter to Obama seeking the presidential interview.

We love the wrap-up question:

WEAVER: When I interviewed Vice President Joe Biden, he became my homeboy. Would you like to become my homeboy?

OBAMA: Absolutely, thank you man. Great job.




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