White House: Behind the scenes
May 2nd, 2011
09:32 PM ET
4 months ago

White House: Behind the scenes

Washington (CNN)–These pictures were taken by White House photographer Pete Souza on May 1, 2011, while President Barack Obama and senior staff oversaw the mission against Osama bin Laden.

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Guess who's coming to dinner
April 30th, 2011
09:21 AM ET
3 years ago

Guess who's coming to dinner

Washington (CNN) – Saturday night the stars will shine just a bit more brightly in the nation’s capital when the White House Correspondents' Association hosts it annual dinner at the Washington Hilton.

The ballroom will once again be at capacity. All 262 tables are sold out. That means over 2,600 men and women decked out in their finest trying to see and be seen. Here is a list of invited guests scheduled to attend this year’s dinner:

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The day after...
November 26th, 2010
11:09 AM ET
4 years ago

The day after...

(CNN) – The President is working off his Thanksgiving feast by playing basketball at Ft. McNair this morning.

WH aide says it's a 5 v. 5 match. Players include Reggie Love and some of Obama's family in town for the holiday.

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Filed under: President Obama
July 29th, 2010
06:21 PM ET
4 years ago

Barack 'Black Eagle' Obama

Washington (CNN) - Call it the "Dreams of My Native American Father."

Much has been said about the multi-ethnic heritage of the president but he tried to add even more to that diverse background today. At an otherwise somber signing ceremony of the Tribal Law and Order Act, a law aimed at giving Indian tribes more authority to combat crime on reservations, President Obama lightened the mood by addressing his own tribal links.

"As we celebrate today, I'm reminded of a visit I made a couple of years ago to the Crow Nation out in Montana. While I was there I was adopted into the nation by a wonderful couple, Hartford and Mary Black Eagle. So I'm Barack 'Black Eagle'." Obama said.

Amid laughs and applause, the president ended the ceremony by saying, "I can't help but think that only in America could a guy like me, named Barack Obama, adoptive son of the Crow Nation, go on to become president."


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