Story | Oct 18, 2010 | 1:36 PM
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Story | Jun 21, 2011 | 4:21 PMJanny Scott's intriguing new biography of Stanley Ann Dunham began as a newspaper profile published on the front page of the New York Times in March 2008, just as Dunham's son, Barack Obama, was driving toward the Democratic Party nomination. By then the campaign had already begun to use her as a symbol of its themes. She was the naive Kansas farm girl who, at 18, fell in love with a sophisticated Kenyan college student; the single mother scraping by on food stamps; the middle-aged woman fighting with her insurance company when she should have been battling the cancer that would kill her. But Scott had done a good bit of digging. And she knew that the campaign's descriptions didn't come close to capturing the complex life she had uncovered. So her profile became something of a rescue operation, meant to save the real Ann Dunham from the stories her son was telling.
Blog | Nov 4, 2009
by Mark Silva They had the same father, but they have very different life stories. And today, the more reclusive half-brother of President Barack Obama is telling his. Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo, who has lived in the Chinese city of...
Story | Dec 11, 2009
Bo, the White House dog, has his very own Christmas stocking. First Lady Michelle Obama made the revelation in an interview with Oprah Winfrey for her "Christmas at the White House" special, scheduled to air Sunday night on ABC. Winfrey's...
Story | Sep 30, 2010
In response to a query at a backyard event in New Mexico about why he is a Christian, President Barack Obama this week gave a lengthy explanation about what his faith means to him and why he is a Christian. Here's what he said: “I’m a Christian by