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Barack Obama and Madelyn Dunham

Global Twitterati React to Passing of Obama's Grandmother

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jillian York

Before the blogosphere had a chance to react, the Twittersphere jumped on the story. A Kenyan wrote: "Pole sana Obama. Condolences to your fam. RIP 'toot' (his granny)."

Obama's Grandmother Has Broken Hip, Says Relative

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — If Michelle Obama is her husband's "rock," his grandmother is a big part of the ground beneath it. Madelyn Payne Dunham gave yo...

Obama's Grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, Slideshow, Photos, Video

Katharine Zaleski/Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

******** UPDATE 11/3 4:39PM: Barack Obama's grandmother has died at age 86. **** Barack Obama is heading to Hawaii on Thursday to visit with his ve...