Obama Divorce Story: New Book Claims Michelle Nearly Left Barack in 2000

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The controversial new biography of President Barack Obama claims that his wife, Michelle Obama, planned to leave the future president in 2000.

Is the divorce story real? Is anything in the book?

The unauthorized biography, which Klein claims is based on nearly 200 interviews, has been dismissed by presidential spokesperson Eric Schultz.

"Ed Klein has a proven history of reckless fabrication in order to sell books," he said. "Nobody in their right mind would believe the nonsense in this one."

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Nevertheless, the Obama divorce story is the latest revelation in the book - which also discusses his ex Genevieve Cook - to generate major buzz.

In The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House, out this week, Klein claims the divorce nearly happened eight years into the Obamas' marriage.

After Obama failed to listen to his wife's warnings in challenging Bobby Rush for his U.S. House seat in 2000 and got creamed, their relationship cooled.

“During the dark days that followed his defeat, he turned to Michelle for comfort. But she was in no mood for sympathy," Klein reportedly writes.

"He had refused to listen to her warnings about taking on Rush."

The primary left them in debt and Barack depressed, Klein claims. “Michelle actually had divorce papers drawn up,” he writes, citing one of her friends.

“Obama was so depressed that some of his friends worried that he was suicidal,” the book adds, without elaboration on that particular point.

Obama, of course, was still in the Illinois State Senate, and went on to win a U.S. Senate seat in 2004 that helped establish his national credentials.

But Michelle almost vetoed the Senate race, too.

Northwestern University professor Steven Rogers told Klein that Obama talked about his ambition after they met at a golf fund-raiser.

“My wife will not allow me to run for the Senate until I clear up the debts from my unsuccessful run for Congress,” Obama said, according to Rogers.

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When you have a man endorsed by the world's leading NAZI, the communists, and the KKK, he becomes president, a man who would abort his own grandchildren, why would a divorce or cocaine matter? What do the secret service and Michelle Obama have in common? They both blow a little dope in the White House.

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Listen all if you if you don't do the math u shouldn't be talking at all Obama has increased the economy and double the progress in 4 years since bush left it in the lowest point by 2008 something that bush ( republican) managed to destroy since 2000 and Obama has managed to bring it up in 4 years it is still not where we want it to be but it is slowly getting there and he has been doing his job something bush couldn't manage to do during 8 years but destroy our economy to the point we where all paying 6 dollars for gas!

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who cares, so he almost got divorced it's just something called LIFE

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President Obama did indeed a great job and I never knew this

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yes he is our president he was left with a mess .. my thing is this why does the media disrespect him by calling him Mr. OBAMA think about it listen the next time .. did they ever call any other PRESIDENT MR during his term dont think so

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@ art

You are so mistaken, during Obama's references to Bush, he called him mister Bush. So I don't believe Obama should be called president either. Just call him Obama, the same way he called former president "Mr. Bush"

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this is the president of the united states of america we elected him and as far as i am concerned he has done as well as anyone could have given the situation he was left from king george. you have got to be kidding me that you people believe that he caused your economic problems really how about you get up off your butt and work whatever job you can find and stop complaining that it is someone elses fault. i have never gone without a job no matter who is president. the car companies were failing the banking industry was failing not to mention the housing market what do you expect the guy to do. be for real people get off your racist high horse and get down to earth with the rest of the country. guess what he is going to win again haters ha ha ha

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@ tina

He has done nothing but get us in mote debt and raise prices and get the worst thing that has ever happen government health care

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@ tina

OMG it's like your speaking my mind was just saying the same thing to my hubby...in my opinion these journalist should have to pay a fine every time the address our president as Mr instead of giving him that respect as being PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.

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@ tina

Totally agree. Totally.

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@ tina

Tina, are you sure you're not a Republican? You sure don't sound like a Democrat. I mean you're talking about people taking responsibility for themselves, working, having integrity to not feel "entitled". getting a job instead of depending on the government to to give you everything free of charge. Welcome!!

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@ tricia

Republicans dont respect middle class people
Or women. Shame on you for not supporting women.

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@ tricia

Tricia, you're right on with this one. Tina, it's one thing to care about people but it's another to take advantage of handouts. It is human nature (for most people) to care and help for others. However, you give someone entitlements because they don't want to work, these people will work the system. It's similar to being a parent. You provide your children and give them the tools to make a living. However, at some point you have to cut them off so they go out on their own. Veterans, wounded soldiers, physically and mentally challenged, retirees who have paid taxes over their lifetime, etc, are certainly examples of people who deserve assistance.

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@ tricia

Tricia your right she sound like she doesn't think about people.

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It is almost laughable how scared , jealous and angry the republicans are about a black man being USA President.. At least he won legally, and not like Dubya!!

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@ GIGI

Guess what party the KKK was? I'll give you a clue- NOT Republican. The Dems are making up for a history of racism, but the facts (and written history) speak for themselves. It's only recently that the dems started pandering to the black vote, making promises of more welfare, free cell phones, mortgage help, etc. That's not how you get an economy back on track, by the way. Fiscally irresponsible people will be irresponsible no matter how much money you throw at them. We need to create jobs, that is how you grow an economy and that is the thrust of the Republican party. Take your racism against the Republicans and shove it; you don't know what you're talking about.

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Screw these n1ggers, no one really cares about the chimps.

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@ Nate Higgers

don't get too p.o. ed over Gigi. Apparently Gigi is a real dumb-dumb ,probably doesn't warrant a rebuttal. There are a lot of them out there, I hope they get lost on their way to the polling place.

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that is a shame yall need to shut the hello up

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Anyone can write a book including the President. Anyone can lie and someone will publish it, by it and believe it. But what has happened in this country that each individual American has experienced can not be lied about. I don't care what any politician says or glossy TV ad is on TV or debate political tricks or media report. I know the decline in my life as a result of the changes in leadership based on promises broken. I will vote for change on Oct 25th I can't survive if the current leadership continues in Washington and the world and neither can my country.

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