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Days 54-55: Obama Meets With Brazil's President, Names FDA Chief

The most notable event on President Obama's schedule over the weekend was a meeting with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva at the White House on Saturday.

After the meeting, the president said: "We have a very strong friendship between the two countries, but we can always make it stronger in areas like energy and biofuels, in the interest in increasing the standards of living in impoverished countries throughout Latin America, expanding trade relationships -- you know, the President and I had a wonderful meeting of the minds."

Mr. Obama also got the chance to show off the new swing set he bought for his daughters on the White House lawn. "This is pretty spectacular," he said, as CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller reported.

The president made news in his weekly address, meanwhile, in the area of food safety. He announced the nominations of Margaret Hamburg, a former New York City Health Commissioner, as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and Baltimore Health Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein as her deputy. He also said he was creating a Food Safety Working Group.

"Food safety is something I take seriously, not just as your president, but as a parent," Mr. Obama said. "When I heard peanut products were being contaminated earlier this year, I immediately thought of my 7-year old daughter, Sasha, who has peanut butter sandwiches for lunch probably three times a week. No parent should have to worry that their child is going to get sick from their lunch. Just as no family should have to worry that the medicines they buy will cause them harm."

He added: "Protecting the safety of our food and drugs is one of the most fundamental responsibilities government has, and, with the outstanding team I am announcing today, it is a responsibility that I intend to uphold in the months and years to come."

Below you can watch CBS Evening News coverage of the president over the weekend:

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