WASHINGTON (Reuters) – America’s first black president, Barack Obama, hailed Nelson Mandela on Thursday as a source of personal inspiration whose struggle against racism in South Africa jump=started his own involvement in politics.
Speaking in the White House press room shortly after the announcement of Mandela’s death, a somber-looking Obama said the 95-year-old leader left a legacy of freedom and peace.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama lived briefly with his Kenyan-born uncle while attending law school, the White House said on Thursday, reversing earlier statements that there was no record of the two men ever having met.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said he clarified the issue with the president directly after reports that Onyango Obama, who faced deportation from the United States, said he had housed his nephew temporarily.
White House says has not intervened in President Obama’s uncle’s deportation case.
#Obama compares healthcare reform to civil rights movement, getting women the right to vote. #branding
Haven’t heard #Obama refer to the ACA healthcare law as Obamacare in quite a while.
#Obama says we are not repealing healthcare law as long as he is president.
#Obama: “I am not allowed, for security reasons, to have an iPhone.” Says this to a youth summit. Youth meanwhile all taking iPhone pics.
GLENDALE, California (Reuters) – Almost two weeks ago, President Barack Obama, looking down, walked into the White House briefing room and apologized for the flawed rollout of his healthcare reform law.
That picture of a chastened leader now appears to be gone.
During a three-day Western swing through Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, Obama touted the accomplishments of his signature law, popularly known as Obamacare, and promised the glitches were going away.