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No ‘First Grandma’ Charges

Q: Was Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, charged with larceny and fraud?

A: No. That false claim piggybacks on a fake news story that we already wrote about.

No ‘First Grandma’ Pension

Q: Will Marian Robinson, Barack Obama’s mother-in-law, receive a $160,000 government pension for babysitting her granddaughters during Obama’s time as president?
A: No. That false rumor originated from a fake news website.