Obama: Nelson Mandela "moved all of us" President Obama praised Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa who passed away on Thursday, as one of the "most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth."
Obama observes final day of Hanukkah President Obama thanks military members and their families on the final day of Hanukkah, saying their sacrifice is a "miracle for which we give thanks."
W.H. details new Obama order on renewable energy White House spokesman Jay Carney says Obama's memo directing federal agencies to nearly triple their use of renewable energy is the latest step in his plan to combat and prepare for climate change.
After previous denial, W.H. says Obama lived with Kenyan uncle White House acknowledges President Obama lived with his uncle Onyango Obama in Cambridge, Mass. for a brief period during the 1980s before law school; W.H. spokesman Jay Carney blames previous denial on the fact that nobody personally asked the president.