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ObamaNation: Barack’s Little Girls

Granting their first interview as a family, the Obamas speak to Access Hollywood’s Maria Menounos in a feature shown on the Today Show. And the exclusive interview was all about the girls.

Sasha, 7, the adorable little ham, says while on the campaign trail all her dad does is “blah blah blah blah.”

“My dad doesn’t like sweets,” Sasha says of Barack, who Michelle calls “boring” when it comes to his sweet tooth. “He likes like minty gum, he doesn’t like like bubble gum,” the littlest Obama girl adds.

Malia, 10, the more reserve daughter, even gives her dad campaign advice, explaining how she told him he shouldn’t “shake kids’ hands,” and instead “you know you just wave or say hi!”

When the campaign is done, the girls are looking forward to getting a dog!

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ObamaNation: Barack on Patriotism in TIME

In its current issue, TIME magazine explores the meaning of patriotism (or love of country) for all Americans.

While both presidential candidates get their own platform in the magazine to share their views, it is Barack Obama’s final words on the topic in his essay (“A Faith in Simple Dreams”) that was a complete tearjerker:

“As a young man of mixed race, without a firm anchor in any community, without even a father’s steadying hand, this essential American ideal — that our destinies are not written before we are born — has defined my life. And it is the source of my profound love for this country: because with a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya, I know that stories like mine could only happen in America.”

PHOTO: Courtesy of BarackObama.com

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Activists Claim Racists Fund Black Abortions

Activists believe Planned Parenthood allows racist donors to designate their monetary donations to fund black abortions, according to U.S. News & World Reports.

Led by the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., a group of black pastors, are demanding that candidates refuse donations from Planned Parenthood, which has reportedly outlined a $10 million campaign to fund candidates who support abortion.

While the activists say they have evidence in videos that show black babies are being targeted, Planned Parenthood says they do “not tolerate racism of any kind.”

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ObamaNation: Black Repub May Choose Race Over Party

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Conservative political commentator Armstrong Williams, who has never voted for a Democrat for president and was hailed as “one of the most recognizable conservative voices in America” by the Washington Post, may vote for Barack Obama—gasp! a democrat.

“For the first time in my life, history thrusts me to really seriously think about it,” Williams told the AP. “I can honestly say I have no idea who I’m going to pull that lever for in November. And to me, that’s incredible.”

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