The 68-year-old was armed and ready.

The family of Val Jean McDonald was shocked and embarrassed to find out the woman they grieved for wasn't their grandmother. McDonald, 81, died in December following a battle with cancer.

President-elect Barack Obama’s Kenyan stepgrandmother will be among the millions of people in Washington for the Inauguration.

Barack Obama referred to his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, who passed away yesterday as a quiet hero. He said ‘She was on of those quiet heroes that we have all across America..they’re not famous Americans, their names aren’t in the newspapers, but each and every day they work hard. They look after their families. They sacrifice […]

Update: Obama Calls His Grand Mother A Quiet Hero (Video) Update: The Obama Family statement “It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer.  She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility.  She was the […]

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is canceling nearly all his campaign events Thursday and Friday to visit his suddenly gravely ill 85-year-old grandmother in Hawaii, a spokesman said.