"A Man Who Took History in His Hands"‏...


"A Man Who Took History in His Hands"

Yesterday evening, from the White House Briefing Room, President Obama delivered a statement on the passing of former South African President leader Nelson Mandela, calling him "a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice."

Watch President Obama's moving remarks on Mandela's legacy.

See more from President Obama's remarks yesterday


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 Today's Schedule

All times are Eastern Time (ET)

12:15 AM: The Vice President delivers remarks on the U.S.- Korea partnership and U.S. policy in the Asia-Pacific

2:00 AM: The Vice President meets with Prime Minister Chung Hongwon

9:45 AM: The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

1:00 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney WATCH LIVE

5:00 PM: The First Family attends the National Christmas Tree Lighting; The President delivers remarks

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