Obamas solidify book deals, reportedly planning political comeback


By Nathan Rousseau Smith, Buzz60

As many wait with bated breath on details around Barack Obama's post-White House ventures, a solidified book deal and new report could signal a political comeback for the former president.

That according to Obama's friend and former Attorney General Eric Holder, who addressed the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. Holder told reporters "It's coming. He's coming, and he's ready to roll. [Obama] will be a more visible part of the effort."

Holder said he's discussed with Obama ways to help the NDRC through fundraising and interacting with state legislators.

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Holder also predicted Republican lawmakers would lose seats during off-year elections per usual but that it would be quote "on steroids with President Trump."

Penguin Random House has landed a deal to publish two forthcoming books by former U.S. President Barack Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, with one volume to be written by each, the publishing company said on Tuesday.

Terms of the agreement, in which Penguin Random House acquired worldwide publication rights for the two books, were not disclosed.

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