At Thursday’s press briefing, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that the president had indeed stayed with his uncle Omar Obama while a student at Harvard Law School. The question arose because Uncle Omar had testified to that fact at a deportation hearing, while the White House had previously denied that the two men had ever met.

Carney’s explanation: nobody at the White House spoke to the president about it, and no one had asked him in the past. Weird, huh?