President Obama, who for months has barely taken questions from the White House press corps, will sit down today at the White House for an interview with MTV.

Conducting the interview will be rapper and “MTV News” reporter Sway Calloway.

The interview is one of three Obama is conducting at the White House today, but the objective is not to provide news to the public. Obama is hoping to use the Oval Office interviews to get his base out to vote.

The MTV interview is a clear attempt to get young people – reliable Obama fans but slackers when it comes to voting – to the polls. In fact, MTV is inviting “young voters” to submit their own questions.

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