UPDATE, 2:15 PM: NBC has posted clips from President Obama’s morning taping at The Tonight Show With Jay Leno that will air tonight. He weighs in on Gaddafi, Iraq and, with a nice shout-out to a certain CBS/Mark Burnett reality show, the GOP debates. See that clip below:
PREVIOUS, 12 PM: In LA, a presidential visit is as much a traffic report as a politics story: After POTUS spent Monday at a pair of Hollywood fundraisers, he recorded his Tonight Show segment with Jay Leno this morning (it will air tonight, but NBC said it would make excerpts available this afternoon) and departed Burbank by helicopter at 11:36 AM, according to pool reports. That’s good news for NBC, Disney and Warner Bros employees who might have been stuck in lunchtime traffic. Obama arrived at LAX at 11:48 AM and was on Air Force One by 11:53, heading for events San Francisco and Denver later today.