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In honor of Mother’s Day The Daily Beast brings us a look at the unusual life of President Obama’s mother. 

Dreams of His Mother:

Motherhood is always an act of courage. It is all the more so for a woman alone. As of 1973 Ann Soetoro was singlehandedly raising two biracial children, of different fathers, while attempting both to support them and make her own way through graduate school. There was some irony there: she worked in microfinance, providing capital or credit to those living in Southeast Asian poverty, but was often broke herself

Stacy Schiff on Obama’s unconventional mother.

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