Meet the Transgender Indonesian Nanny Who Took Care of Young Barack Obama

When someone rises to a position of great power, there are often people from their past who come out of the woodwork looking for some favor or another—and that's no doubt happened many times to President Obama. However, there's one person from his past who hasn't ever asked for anything: The trangender Indonesian… »3/05/12 11:55pm3/05/12 11:55pm


Barack Obama's Mama: Bohemian Bad Ass Boundary-Breaker

On the front page of the New York Times website is a glowing profile of Barack Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro, who died of ovarian cancer in 1995. Soetero lived the bohemian '60s counter-culture dream, except she replaced all the LSD with Indonesian microfinance non-profit work. She was born in Kansas and… »3/14/08 9:30am3/14/08 9:30am