Tuesday Vice President Joe Biden maintained the United States’ commitment to fight against the effort to “delegitimize Israel.”
President Obama is among many dignitaries to speak at the memorial service.
President Barack Obama was caught snapping a selfie with other world leaders during a memorial service honoring former South African president Nelson Mandela.
A Senate vote to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms capable of evading metal detectors and X-ray machines is shaping up as a bittersweet moment for gun control supporters, days before the anniversary of the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia will be part of the Congressional delegation attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in South Africa.
Majority Leader Harry Ried is under fire for defending the president.
The National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will go on rain or shine Friday.
The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama briefly lived with an uncle who faced deportation from the United States, correcting its previous statements that the president had never met Onyango Obama.
Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa and anti-apartheid revolutionary, has died at the age of 95.
President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple to 20 percent its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.