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President's sister joins Obama library foundation board

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 09:46 a.m. HST, Jul 02, 2014

WASHINGTON >> The foundation tasked with selecting a location for President Barack Obama's presidential library is adding Obama's half-sister and one of his top former political advisers to its board of directors.

The additions of the president's half-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng, who lives in Hawaii, and former adviser David Plouffe, a Washington D.C. resident,  to the Barack Obama Foundation board as it is evaluating site proposals. The board hopes to announce a decision in early 2015.

Most often named library candidates are Honolulu, where Obama was born and raised, and Chicago where he worked and established his political base.

Other board members are Obama Chicago friend Martin Nesbitt, Chicago area businessman Kevin Poorman, and former Obama fundraising chief Julianna Smoot, who is shifting her role to direct the foundation's fundraising.

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Charliegrunt wrote:
I hope that the library will be built and maintained with private funds rather than by tax payers. Why would we want to build a library for the leading candidate for the worst president in modern history, or at least the last 100 years?
on July 2,2014 | 08:42AM
artmurch wrote:
Charliegrunt, Fox News zombie.
on July 2,2014 | 08:53AM
DAGR81 wrote:
artmurch in denial
on July 2,2014 | 09:15AM
samidunn wrote:
artmurch - Truth hurts
on July 2,2014 | 09:39AM
toad103410 wrote:
The poll indicating that Obama is now considered the worst president since WWII was not conducted by Fox news and is being reported by all major news networks and outlets.
on July 2,2014 | 01:11PM
DanLBoom wrote:
Charliegrunt Maybe ! Not One Hundred Years..Charles.... Check this out.. Yahoo!! Has a Poll : reported by Reuters, NOT FOX NEWS...That Obama is the worst president since ww2.IMUA
on July 2,2014 | 09:23AM
serious wrote:
Oh, come on, Dan. Obama only has two problems, foreign and domestic!!
on July 2,2014 | 09:37AM
toad103410 wrote:
Funny but true!
on July 2,2014 | 01:12PM
samidunn wrote:
Great - Now tell us about the IRS scandal.
on July 2,2014 | 09:38AM
sluggah wrote:
Who is going to visit this "library" anyway? The homeless, of course! How apropos.
on July 2,2014 | 09:52AM
ya_think wrote:
If they pick hawaii you can count on this costing us an arm and a leg......
on July 2,2014 | 09:59AM
salsacoquibx wrote:
let Chicago have it
on July 2,2014 | 11:57AM
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