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  • Biography recounts Obama's path to Rev. Wright

    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.


  • Cory Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark, N.J., said Sunday that current presidential campaign debates are doing a serious disservice to voters. (Associated Press)

    Attack Wright? Wrong. Attack Bain? Refrain

    The economy remains the driving issue in the 2012 presidential campaign, but both sides have in recent days taken detours to deal with distractions and ghosts from the past.


  • ** FILE ** In this May 14, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraiser hosted by singer Ricky Martin and the LGBT Leadership Council at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    Early political spats suggest nothing off-limits

    The early border skirmishes of Campaign 2012 are reviving questions about one candidate's former pastor and shining a spotlight on the other's high school hijinks. Can a fresh round of questions about President Barack Obama's birth certificate be far behind?


  • **FILE** The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, pastor emeritus of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, speaks in Jackson, Miss., on March 25, 2012. (Associated Press)

    KUHNER: Jeremiah Wright can sink Obama

    He's back. And this time, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright threatens to engulf President Obama in a major scandal - one that could doom his re-election. Edward Klein in his recent biography of Mr. Obama, "The Amateur," interviewed Mr. Wright about the president's past.


  • **FILE** The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, pastor emeritus of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, speaks in Jackson, Miss., on March 25, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Romney denounces idea of Obama-Wright campaign ads

    Mitt Romney swiftly and firmly distanced himself Thursday from a group exploring plans to target President Barack Obama's relationship with a controversial former pastor. But the revival of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright as a campaign issue momentarily placed race at the center of the presidential contest and showcased the independent groups playing a new role this year with big-money TV ads.


  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    ALLOTT: Separation of church and scrutiny

    Of all the double standards that define the left-leaning political media, perhaps the most glaring involves the separate standards it uses in covering candidates' religious beliefs.


  • Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum pumps his fist Feb. 21, 2012, during a campaign stop at the Maricopa County Lincoln Day Luncheon in Phoenix. (Associated Press)

    Santorum stirs new talk of Obama's faith

    The White House on Tuesday attempted to brush aside comments about President Obama's theology from Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, as well as more pointed remarks by the Rev. Franklin Graham that cast doubt on Mr. Obama's religion.


  • ** FILE ** In this Aug. 6, 2011, file photo worshippers pray during The Response, a call to prayer for a nation in crisis in Houston. During the prayer rally for thousands, Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry read from the Bible, invoked Christ and broadcast the whole event on the Web, without so much as a symbolic nod to other American faiths. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

    Theology a hot issue in 2012 GOP campaign

    Rick Perry dived right in. The Texas governor, now a Republican presidential candidate, held a prayer rally for tens of thousands, read from the Bible, invoked Christ and broadcast the whole event on the Web. There was no symbolic nod to other American faiths, no rabbi or Roman Catholic priest among the evangelical speakers. It was a rare, full-on embrace of one religious tradition in the glare of a presidential contest.


  • Illustration: Presidential seal

    KUHNER: Obama's black nationalism

    Is President Obama a black nationalist? This goes to the heart of his presidency - and partly explains why Mr. Obama is losing the broad middle of America. On Easter, Mr. Obama and his family attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington. The liberal press corps made much of the fact that the church was founded in 1863 by freed slaves. Yet the church's pastor, the Rev. Wallace Charles Smith, is a race-baiting black nationalist. He is a more polished version of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a longtime pastor of Mr. Obama's.


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