Barack Obama's mother was bright, generous, ambitious, naive, and chronically disorganized – an unusual woman who broke the mold long before her son made history.
The Obama trip to Indonesia had the potential to go beyond praise for that country as a model of Islamic moderation. Indonesia is much more diverse than the label 'Muslim' implies.
Obama will fulfill a deal with his publisher by bringing out a children's book this fall.
From Bill Clinton to Vince Lombardi, a collection of the best from journalist David Maraniss.