A photo posted to the official White House Flickr stream contained within it — as identified by the eagle eyes of Politico's Josh Gerstein — a single morsel of Nicorette chewing gum sitting on the Oval Office desk. The past weeks of debt ceiling tsuris would have broken far stronger men, however, so we should perhaps give thanks that the strongest thing the president's been craving lately is a Marlboro Red. [White House Flickr via Vulture]