Family Reunion

Obama's Sis Moving to D.C.

As he struggles to push his agenda through a slow-moving Congress at home and seeks to revamp U.S. foreign policy abroad, President Obama will have his half-sister in town for moral support—at least for a few months: Maya Soetoro-Ng and her husband Konrad Ng are temporarily moving to Washington where Mr. Ng is planning on taking a job as scholar-in-residence of the Smithsonian Institution's Asia Pacific American Program from next month until December. According to the New York Times, Ms. Soetoro-Ng has left her high school teaching job and is currently working on a children's book and another book about peace education and conflict resolution in high schools.