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Barack Obama's efforts to downplay his past have taken a serious blow now that Aaron Klein's exposé of the president's connections with extremists and America-haters is climbing best-seller charts everywhere.
This week, Klein's "The Manchurian President: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists" hit No. 22 on the New York Times' best-seller list for hardcover, non-fiction titles.
As WND has reported, the book has also been a huge hit with the online book retailer Amazon.com.
Earlier this week, "The Manchurian President" climbed all the way to the No. 1 position on both Amazon.com's "Hot New Releases in Politics" list and its "Hot New Releases in Non-Fiction" list. The book also grabbed the top spot among bestsellers in the Politics category and ranked third among all non-fiction titles sold by the retail giant.
"The Manchurian President" is the result of two years of solid investigations into those within Obama's inner circle as well as the president's shadowy younger years.
With more than 800 citations, the brand-new, autographed title from WND senior reporter and WABC radio host Aaron Klein bills itself as the most exhaustive investigation ever performed into Obama's political background and radical ties. Klein's co-author is historian and researcher Brenda J. Elliott.
"The Manchurian President" also unmasks, exclusively, important aspects of Obama's carefully covered-up college years, with new details of his student career at Occidental College and later at Columbia University.
Obama's associations with the Nation of Islam, Black Liberation Theology and black political extremists are also revealed, with extensive new information on the subjects.
"The Manchurian President" contains potentially explosive information not only about President Obama but also concerning other officials in the White House, including top czars and senior advisers Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod.
"The Manchurian President" also exposes how Obama's health-care policy, masked by moderate populist rhetoric, was pushed along and partially crafted by extremists, some of whom reveal in their own words that their principal aim is to achieve corporate socialist goals and a vast increase in government powers.
Klein began investigating Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign and broke major national stories. He first exposed the politician's association with Bill Ayers in a widely circulated WND article.
The story prompted the Nation magazine to lament, via the CBS News website, that "mainstream reporters now call the Obama campaign to ask about Klein's articles."
It was in a WABC radio interview with Klein that Ahmed Yousef, chief political adviser to Hamas, "endorsed" Obama for president, generating world headlines and sparking controversy. Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain and Obama repeatedly traded public barbs over Hamas' positive comments.
Klein was among the first reporters to expose that Obama's "green jobs " czar, Van Jones, founded a communist organization and called for "resistance" against the U.S. government. The theme was picked up and expanded upon by the Fox News Channel's Glenn Beck, leading to Jones' resignation last September.
Co-author Brenda J. Elliott is a historian, author and investigative researcher known for her blogging during the 2008 presidential election about Ayers, Tony Rezko and other controversial figures linked to Obama. Since 1988, Elliott has been responsible for a number of historical projects, has won an award by Project Censored for her work and has been named "One of the Intriguing People" by Central Florida magazine.
The introduction to "The Manchurian President" relates: "Barack Obama is backed by and deeply tied to an anti-American fringe nexus that, as this book will show, was instrumental not only in mentoring Obama and helping him to build his political career, but essentially in overthrowing the moderate wing of the Democratic Party and in securing and powerfully influencing Obama's presidency.
"As will be seen, these radical associates not only continue to influence Obama and White House strategy, but some are directly involved in creating the very policies intended to undermine or radically transform the United States of America."
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