President Obama: I "Sweet Talk" Michelle to the Music of Stevie Wonder

Singer Stevie Wonder, center, bows as he greets President Barack Obama, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, after the president signed the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. From left are Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., Wonder, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., the president, Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., and Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Singer Stevie Wonder, center, bows as he greets President Barack Obama, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, after the president signed the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010
AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

At a White House event today with Stevie Wonder, President Obama said the music legend's tunes help him "sweet-talk Michelle" -- and generally get his heart rate up.

"I happened to be listening to him this morning when I woke up," Mr. Obama said. Wonder joined Mr. Obama as the president signed legislation expanding access to phone and Internet for disabled Americans.

"He's what I work out to," he said. "He's what I sweet talk Michelle to."

After signing the bill, the Marine Band pianist launched into Wonder's 1973 hit, "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing."

The new law will set federal guidelines for the telecommunications industry to guarantee that blind consumers will have access to user-friendly Internet access on their smart phones and hear audio descriptions of televised events.

The law will also require that Internet phone services be compatible with hearing aids and that online TV programs have closed captioning options, for the benefit of deaf and hearing impaired users.


Lucy Madison
Lucy Madison is a political reporter for CBSNews.com. You can read more of her posts here. Follow Hotsheet on Facebook and Twitter.

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