Barack Obama Says He Would Resign If He Were Anthony Weiner; Giant Bee Swarm Sighted in Chinatown


• Yesterday, Barack Obama finally commented on Rep. Anthony Weiner, saying, “I can tell you that if it was me, I would resign” and “Obviously, what he did was highly inappropriate.” A House Ethics investigation as to whether Weiner’s sexting violated rules of conduct began yesterday, the same day that the congressman was given a two-week leave of absence. [NYP]

• The 7 leading GOP candidates — Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, and Herman Cain — gathered last night for the first time. [NYT]

• President Obama will visit Puerto Rico today, becoming the first president to make an official visit since John F. Kennedy in 1961. [NYDN]

• Kids who live around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan will receive radiation measuring devices to “help calm fears about radiation.” [CNN]

• A giant swarm of some 15,000 bees was sighted in Chinatown (at 42 Mott Street) on Monday. It was called the worst this year by cops — however, it was gotten under control and no one was hurt. [NY1]

• Spider-Man, the musical, opens tonight. [NBC NY]

• A Staten Island group is seeking kids to participate in forming a “living flag.” [Advance]