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  • This booking photo from Aug. 24, 2011, shows Onyango Obama, who was arrested in Framingham, Mass., for several infractions, including operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. He is the uncle of President Obama. (Associated Press)

    Obama aware 'long-lost' kin detained as illegal alien

    The White House finally acknowledged Thursday that an illegal immigrant detained in Massachusetts recently is President Obama's "long-lost" uncle from Kenya.

  • White House press secretary Jay Carney responds during a press briefing at the White House on Sept. 1, 2011, to questions about the flap over the timing of President Obama's address to Congress next week. (Associated Press)

    Flap over Obama's speech date and time settled

    The White House dismissed Thursday the flap about the date of President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress as irrelevant "political gamesmanship," even as some Democrats said the president's advisers mishandled the episode.

  • Congressman feuds with administration over movie

    A movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, expected in theaters just weeks before the 2012 presidential election, is already generating a partisan political feud.

  • **FILE** Syrian President Bashar Assad (Associated Press/SANA)

    White House adds presssure on Assad with more sanctions

    The White House on Wednesday said Syria would be "better off" without President Bashar Assad and leveled a new round of sanctions against the country's largest bank and cellphone company, slowly escalating pressure while the autocratic regime continues its crackdown on protesters.

  • **FILE** President Obama (Associated Press)

    Markets present unhappy birthday surprise for Obama

    The Obama administration struggled Thursday to explain its plans for turning around the economy as stock markets plummeted for the second time this week.


Andrew Breitbart didn't doctor a recent video clip. So says Huffington Post in an apology for giving that impression.

    Inside the Beltway

    Just in case you're wondering, this is President Obama's horoscope on his 50th birthday: "Others are inspired and enthralled by you, magnetized by your aura of glamour.

  • President Obama greets attendees after speaking at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on Wednesday at a fundraiser on the eve of his 50th birthday. (Associated Press)

    Obama: Congress to blame for economy

    The chairs of lawmakers departing for their summer recess had barely cooled Wednesday when the White House tried to shift blame onto Congress for the faltering economy.

  • **FILE** President Obama (Associated Press)

    Obama on the outside looking in at Capitol Hill debt debate

    After House Speaker John A. Boehner cut him out of debt talks last week, President Obama has found himself relegated to an outside role, using his considerable public image to try to frame the debate going on 16 blocks down Pennsylvania Avenue.

  • President Obama speaks to reporters about the continuing budget talks on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama flip-flops on debt-limit vow

    The White House retreated Wednesday from President Obama's vow to veto any short-term increase in the nation's debt limit, opening the door wider to a bipartisan Senate compromise plan to boost borrowing for now in exchange for a promise by Congress to cut spending later.

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