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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - David Maraniss
Let's hope the nation witnesses talk of substance rather than skimpy political theater when President Obama steps before the nation for his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Yes, let's hope so, considering that only about a fourth of Americans definitely plan to tune in, says at least one major poll.
Editor's Note: In this second of a five-part series, Middle East and Islam specialist Daniel Pipes documents evidence from Barack Obama's childhood years that points to his Muslim identity.
It's a good thing President Obama already has written two autobiographies; otherwise, he would have a hard time finding a kind word on the bookshelves.
More than most other presidents, Barack Obama was elected to the office even more for who he was than for what he had accomplished. However, despite his extensive time on the national stage he remains something of a mystery.
News reports about bullying often leave out a crucial detail: There's money in being someone's childhood punching bag.
A new biography that traces Barack Obama's path from birth _ yes, in Hawaii _ to Harvard Law School, sketches the pragmatism and politics of the future president's early choices, including his first connections to Jeremiah Wright, the inflammatory preacher whom Obama severed ties with during the 2008 presidential campaign.
President Obama has admitted that a white girlfriend he depicted in his 1995 autobiography — in which he wrote about their searing argument over racial attitudes — was actually a composite of several girlfriends from his past.
An excerpt of "Barack Obama: The Story" by Washington Post associate editor David Maraniss appeared in Vanity Fair on Wednesday, offering details about the women the young Mr. Obama dated during his "existentialist stretch" as a student in New York.