White House staff gathers to support longtime Obama aide with leukemia

One of President Obama’s longest-serving aides is putting on another big event as he did for years at the White House, and more than 50 current and former administration officials have dropped everything over the last few days to join in. There’s beer and laughter, and storytelling from Obama’s 2008 campaign and from the hundreds of trips that the former staffer, Brandon Lepow, helped put together as an advance man and later a spokesman for the president. Lepow’s immune system is failing him after two years of fighting leukemia, so Obama world is assembling in Houston, Lepow’s hometown, packing MD Anderson Cancer Center with tacos, Texas beer and war...