#Obama tells Hanukkah reception US will remain staunch ally of Israel even as talks with Iran proceed.
Just spotted Justice Elena Kagan at the White House for Hanukkah reception.
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.