Obama's Half-Brother Arrested

Not surprisingly, the White House has no comment on this one. President Obama’s half-brother George Obama has been arrested in Nairobi for possession of marijuana. The 24-year-old, whom Barack Obama is not close with and who did not attend the inauguration, is scheduled to appear in court Monday on charges of cannabis possession and resisting arrest; he says he’s innocent. “They took me from my home,” George Obama told CNN from his jail cell. “I don’t know why they are charging me.” The younger Obama lives in a small house in Huruma, a Nairobi slum, but has denied press reports that he lives in a shack and subsists on less than a dollar a day. “I was brought up well. I live well even now,” he said last fall. “The magazines, they have exaggerated everything.