Obama White House visitor logs feature famous names

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Washington, Oct.31 (ANI): White House visitor logs just released show that Oprah Winfrey, Michael Moore, Michael Jordan, Serena Williams, Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers have all visited the President's home since Barack Obama took office.

Some are, in fact, the well-known celebrities. But the others just share their name.

Late on Friday afternoon, the White House released the first installment of 451 names from its visitor logs and posted them on its website. The names are in response to 110 requests from reporters and others on whether certain individuals had visited the White House, CBS reports.

"The records we are publishing today include a few 'false positives,'" White House spokesman Ben LaBolt cautioned reporters.

He said the White House was asked to check for visits by some famous and/or controversial figures.

After being sued by a group called CREW - Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the Obama White House agreed to release the names of all visitors - except those whose disclosure would cause national security problems.

At the end of December, the White House plans to release the names of all visitors during the previous 90 days.

Some 100,000 people visit the White House each month, most of them tourists. (ANI)

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