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July 31st, 2012
11:27 AM ET

Study: Obama related to first U.S. slave

Researchers say President Barack Obama was a descendent of the first documented African slave in the U.S.

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  1. Phyllis G Williams

    Stupid thinking. We are all related to 1st black slave as ALL human beings come from Japheth, Shem, Ham

    August 2, 2012 at 9:41 am |
  2. TONY BARTLETT

    I'd be interested in knowing if his ancestry can be traced back to Karl Marx in some way. Now that would explain a lot!

    August 1, 2012 at 8:41 am |
  3. John Good

    This has got to be best evidence of media hysteria yet. In case everyone hasn’t already figured this one out, we are all descended from a common ancestor so we are all related if you want to try to connect the dots and are willing to connect dots were links may be missing. It’s kind of like the 7 degrees of Kevin Bacon. The fact that this is being widely reported again confirms that our media is unable to see beyond their political ideologies when purporting to report the "news". I guarantee similar “research” can also link Obama to Adolf Hitler, James Earl Ray, Pol Pot and Jim Jones.

    July 31, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
    • Doug Ericson

      Re: John Godds comment, " we are all descended from a common ancestor". That isn't true. With One septillion Planets out there, it is far more likely the distincly different races on Earth, descended from different planets in the universe. I don't want to upset you, but it is the new era and we really have to open our minds up a little bit. By the way, the Earth isn't flat either.

      August 1, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  4. Jeffrey Hoover

    My research has turned up indisputable proof that there is a possible ancestral link between Obama and Captain Crunch. Unfortunately, because of gaps in the records of cereal box mascots, there is no ACTUAL proof of a link.

    July 31, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
  5. Jim Thomas

    Who cares. Start telling the peop[le about the terrible job he has done as pres. instead of that stuff.We despartly need new leadership in this USA immediatly while we still have a USA left.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    July 31, 2012 at 12:31 pm |

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