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Jul072011

Book: Barack Obama, Sr. Discussed Putting Son Up for Adoption

Pete Souza/The White House(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- A new book by Boston Globe reporter Sally Jacobs -- The Other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama’s Father, due out next week -- suggests that Barack Obama Sr. discussed putting his son up for adoption.

A memo from Lyle H. Dahling, an administrator in the Honolulu office of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, noted that according to Obama Sr., his wife, "Miss Dunham is making arrangements with the Salvation Army to give the baby away."

Then-White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told the author that the president was not previously aware of the INS memo and the president “is absolutely convinced that she did not" have that conversation with the Salvation Army.

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