Riding the wave of having Senator Arlen Specter join the Democratic Party yesterday, President Obama and Vice President Biden spoke before cameras Wednesday, April 29 to publicly welcome him aboard and offer Spector thier full support in the primaries.

The President also spoke for several minutes about the Swine flu that has seemed to run rampant across state lines. President Obama strongly urged those schools with confirmed or suspected infected students to close temporarily so as not to further spread and infect others.

The President has asked Congress for $1.5 billion in emergency funding to cover the costs of vacciness and other medical interventions necessary to fight the Swine flu.

A 23-month toddler from Houston, Texas became the first confirmed swine flu fatality this morning outside of Mexico.-WLW