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  • 'A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother' by Janny Scott

    Janny 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.
  • "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama" by David Remnick

    "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama" by David Remnick
    "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama" By David Remnick Alfred A. Knopf, 656 pages, $29.95 Reviewed by Kevin Boyle By March 7, 1965 John Lewis had been in hundreds of civil rights campaigns. But from the moment he led the six hundred...

    President Barack Obama: “I am a Christian by choice”

     
    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

    First dog Bo won't be left out this holiday season: He's got his own Christmas stocking

     
    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...

    Obama's brother: Nightmares from father

     
    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...