Obama makes birth certificate joke at White House St. Patrick's Day reception

President Obama celebrated his Irish roots again Tuesday evening, with a St. Patrick's Day reception at the White House.

Irish Prime Minister Edna Kenny presented the president with a Certificate of Irish Heritage. Upon accepting the certificate, Mr. Obama joked, "This will have a special place of honor, alongside my birth certificate."

Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and his celtic rock band "O'Malley's March" provided the evening's entertainment, or as Mr. Obama put it, "rocked the White House."

On the actual holiday last Saturday, Mr. Obama enjoyed a Guinness on a surprise visit to the Dubliner Restaurant and Pub in Washington.


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