You would think that the White House Press Secretary could ask the President a question directly without having to look up the answer in a book. Well, it took the Press Secretary a couple of years to come up with such a brilliant idea!
The White House on Thursday admitted that President Obama had lived with his uncle Onyango “Omar” Obama in the mid-1980s, after previously denying that the two had ever met.
...On Thursday, White House press secretary Jay Carney said that when they had first been asked about Obama's relationship with his uncle in 2011, they consulted the president's memoir Dreams from My Father and found no mention of him.
“There was no evidence they had met and that was what was conveyed,” said Carney. He added that at the time “no one spoke to the president” and asked him about the matter.
Read more: http://washingtonexaminer.com/white-house-admits-obama-met-uncle-omar/article/2540247
Rabbi Eli Mansour discusses false premises in a thought on this week's parsha which can be read here.