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David Maraniss

A Glimmer of Hope for Detroit

Al Eisele | Posted 09.22.2015 | Detroit
Al Eisele

A pair of stories on the front page of the Sept. 16 Detroit News, which I picked up during a change of planes in Detroit's vast airport while enroute ...

Kenya at a Crossroad: Can the Country Learn From President Obama's Visit And The Trajectory of His Life?

Washington Osiro | Posted 07.28.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Overlooked in the frenzied excitement over President Obama's visit to his father's birthplace is the inconvenient reality: That long after the sheen from hosting the world's most powerful man is gone, Kenyans will return to the hustle and bustle of their daily lives in a society facing a fork in the road towards its future.

President Obama May Have to Choose: Transformation or Partisanship

Glen Browder | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Thus far, Barack Obama has straddled twin missions -- preaching "a more perfect union" and pushing his party agenda. But, eventually, he may have to choose between transformational leadership and party politics.

Barack Obama and the Transformation of American Democracy

Glen Browder | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Whether or not Barack Obama realizes his transformational mission and becomes a great president depends not only on obvious challenges of everyday politics but how he deals with the uncertain future of American democracy.

Let's Move, Let's Run

David Willey | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Willey

There are so many physical, mental, and emotional benefits to even a simple running "routine." No fancy equipment needed, no teams to make -- just a pair of shoes and some guidance and encouragement.

Maraniss, Obama and the City Game

Doug Bradley | Posted 09.16.2012 | Books
Doug Bradley

As I listened to David relate his narrative of our 44th president's odyssey from Hawaii to Jakarta to Chicago, I was struck by how researching and writing this book had been an epiphany of sorts for Maraniss himself.

An Emerging Leader

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!

How Obama Became Black

The Washington Post | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

Everything about Barry seemed different to his classmates and first-grade teacher, Israela Pareira, at S.D. Katolik Santo Fransiskus in Jakarta, Indon...

9 Things You May Not Have Known About Obama's College Years

Posted 06.04.2012 | College

Barack Obama spent his college years like many people do: wearing what he thought was the most stylish outfit he could throw together and trying to fi...

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...

Michael Calderone

Politico Makes Bias Claims It Can't Back Up | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.06.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Politico's executive editor, Jim VandeHei, and chief White House correspondent, Mike Allen, suggested Thursday that The New York Times and...

Obama's Pot-Smoking Detailed

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

The meticulous biographer David Maraniss revealed President Barack Obama's early girlfriends in an excerpt of his forthcoming biography, and now the I...

Obama Kissed. But What Does It Tell?

Sandip Roy | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Sandip Roy

The book is coming out in June and although it's about much more than Obama's early love life, "sexually warm" is what is going to heat up the sales. With the presidential election getting into full swing, Obama is in need of a little bit of makeover.

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 ...

Notre Dame-Army a Blast From the Past in the New Yankee Stadium

Joe Lapointe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Lapointe

The college football game between Notre Dame and Army in Yankee Stadium Saturday night was a revival of an old rivalry -- church vs. state in a new sports palace built for baseball royalty.

Lombardi Is About More Than Football

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

The new Broadway show, Lombardi, is being widely touted as a play that will get men excited about theater. This show isn't going to attract your typical theatergoing clientele, to say the least.

Vince Lombardi To Get Play On Broadway

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — OK, Cheeseheads. Get ready to visit Broadway. "Vince," a play about the legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, is planned...