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Barack Obama the Story

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Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

Maraniss's book traces Obama's childhood, teenage years and his twenties with meticulous detail and exceptional insight. He interviewed hundreds of people who knew Obama at this early stage of his life.

If Obama Reimagined His Youth, So What?

Rick Newman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Rick Newman

Don't fault his personal narrative. We could actually use a lot more people with an exalted sense of purpose, all across the political spectrum. To have big ideas, you've got to have a compelling story first.

The Top Revelations In New Obama Biography

Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

It almost seemed too good to be true. When President Barack Obama's 1995 memoir, "Dreams From My Father," was re-published soon after the young politi...

The New Obama Biography: Seven New Conspiracy Theories the Radical Fringe Will Come Up With

Death Race | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Death Race

These are hard times for birthers. The moment seems to have passed, the "evidence" rejected. But salvation awaits!

Obama's Mick Jagger Impression

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.03.2012 | Entertainment

According to a new biography by David Maraniss, Barack Obama was a big music fan in his college years. Barry -- as he was then known -- often played J...

Book Reveals Details On Obama's Relationship With Jeremiah Wright

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new biography that traces Barack Obama's path from birth – yes, in Hawaii – to Harvard Law School, sketches the pragmatism...

Obama's Hypocritical War on Marijuana

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Ethan Nadelmann

Most disappointing is Barack Obama's failure to say a word as president about the fact that half of all drug arrests each year are for nothing more than possessing a small amount of marijuana, which is something Barack Obama did lots of in his younger days.

Yet Another Tell-All Hit on Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The scramble to dig up any piece of salacious dirt, gossip, or innuendo about President Obama before he was President Obama is never ending. The latest in the long train of purported tell-all exposes on Obama is no different.

Jason Linkins

David Maraniss Is Above Politico's Cheap Antics, Reports Politico | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.03.2012 | Media

Politico reports today that there is a "dangerous new Obama book" coming out that turns out to be the same book -- David Maraniss' forthcoming "Barack...

What Obama Really Said About T.S. Eliot

Zoë Triska | Posted 05.02.2012 | Books

Yesterday, Vanity Fair ran a revealing article with multiple excerpts from David Maraniss's upcoming biography of President Obama, "Barack Obama: The ...