The Story the White House Was Dreading Would Get Out

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The White House asked that Saslow please not use this photo of Obama. Photo: Pedro Santana/AFP/Getty Images; iStockphoto

President Obama has been known to write personal checks to and make phone calls on behalf of hard-up Americans who write letters to the White House, reveals a new book by a Washington Post reporter. "It's not something I should advertise, but it has happened," Obama told author Eli Saslow. Just promise you won't include that in your book. Ruinous.[WP]