'First Grandma' Moving Into White House

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2009 2:05 PM CST
A Secret Service agent readies one of the presidential limousines on the driveway outside the North Portico of the White House.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Michelle Obama’s mother is moving into the White House, at least temporarily, the New York Times reports. Marian Robinson, 71, is already in Washington helping out the family, much as she did with the Obamas’ daughters during the campaign. “She will determine in the coming months whether or not she wants to stay in DC permanently,” said a spokeswoman for the future first lady.

“I’ve never lived outside of Chicago, so I don’t know,’’ Robinson said last year. “In the end, in the end, I’ll do whatever. I might fuss a little, but I’ll be there.”