Sad, sad news:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s grandmother died of cancer, he said in a statement on Monday, a little more than a week after Obama interrupted the White House race to say goodbye to her in Hawaii.
“It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer,” Obama said in a joint statement with his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng. “She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility.”
Dunham helped raise Obama from the age of 10 […]Full Story... →
Today – November 3rd – is a special day for me. 62 years ago my father was born. I’m going to call him at some point and sing happy birthday. It’s become a dueling tradition. Each year we humble ourselves by raucously belching out the birthday song into our phones knowing the other is smiling on the other end. The more raw, the better.
Tomorrow I hope to call him again. This time to congratulate him on supporting and helping elect Barack Obama President of the United States. I’ve supported Obama for a very long time. I’ve talked to […]Full Story... →