WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama told reporters Tuesday he was surprised and "a bit unsettled" that he had not received a single e-mail, phone call, or written briefing in the past 24 hours. "Usually there's at least a national security memo or a call or two from [White House chief of staff] Bill [Daley]," Obama said while watching CNN to make sure nothing had happened that might have disrupted the nation's telecommunications network or removed him from power. "They wouldn't leave me out of the loop on anything big, would they? I've got full bars here, so people should at least be able to reach me on my cell." Obama later used a Hotmail account to send a message to his work address with the subject line "E-mail Check," and it reportedly went through fine.