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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Stop the hate!

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I don't know if Edward Klein lies. I DO know that Barack Obama is a COLOSSAL liar.

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North London- 20 Blacks -Hooded youth dragged a 25 year old white man - Luke Fitzpatrick out of a Pub after a Chelsea Match. Drug him in the street and stabbed him to Death. His Father 56 year old Benard Fitzpatrick - using himself as a " Human Shield" is in Critical condition in the Hospital. The criminals had been hanging out the week before and punched an elderly man outside the pub. Maybe this is what Obama meant when he said he wanted the USA to be more like Europe.

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Keep your faith and trust in God and He will see you through Obama!!! forget the negative talkers, because they couldn't walk a block in your shoes......nevertheless a mile!!!!

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McCain and Romney wud do sooooooo much better, stop being dumb McCain is 100 yrs old and Romney is mormon o yeah this usa wud be so betta off.. Barack may not be this but watch the numbers.. Employment up gas prices going down read be4 tlk wat u hear

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Ppl always Obama isnt doing this and that wud u rather we kept Bush? Yall were expecting a miracle hes not God.. Bush screwed up for 8 yrs did yall that can be cleaned up in a couple of month.. Stop looking at Color and pretty sure McCain old self wud have been doing worse.. As long as theres a white President everything is fine even though thats the reason we are struggling now..

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she probably was disgusted with his on the down low behaviour

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HOPEFULLY, AMERICA WILL DIVORCE HIM, NEXT ELECTION, AND VOTE THIS, LYING, HYPOCRITICAL, RACE BAITING, ANTI AMERICAN, PRO HAMAS, PRO COMMUNIST, PHONY, OUT OF OFFICE.

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You are so sick. He would screw an 88 yo disgusting pervert and even say it was good. FING YUCK. YUC.K. YUCK. YUCK. YUCK.

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slow news day?