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Obama’s Manhattan Nuke Comment No Indication of Threat

President Barack Obama’s passing remark about the prospect of a nuclear explosion in New York wasn’t meant as an indication of any real known threat, a White House spokeswoman said today.

“The president was not discussing intelligence when he said, ‘I continue to be much more concerned when it comes to our security with the prospect of a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan,’” White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in an e-mailed response to a question.