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7.31.2009

maya and konrad are moving to d.c.

The Obama clan is getting a little bit closer together. President Obama's half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, and her husband Konrad Ng, are moving their family from Hawaii to Washington D.C., where they'll spend the next several months: Obama and Sister to Share a Town.

Ms. Soetoro-Ng, who has given up her job as a high school teacher in Hawaii, has a book contract and a new baby. Her husband, Konrad Ng, a professor at the University of Hawaii, will become the scholar-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution's Asian Pacific American Program next month.

They won't be living at the White House, but this, of course, brings the whole family a little bit closer. While they were certainly active during the presidential campaign, I wonder if this means they'll have more involvement with the Obama administration and other White House programs.