President Obama is Sen. Ted Cruz’s cousin! Really!

September 18, 2014

By Kelly Wallace, CNN, September 18, 2014

Not knowing exactly where my ancestors come from has always bothered me. I know my grandparents were born in the United States and believe my great-grandparents were too, but beyond that my family tree is pretty bare.

Adding some leaves and figuring out my family’s origins have been on my life “to do” list for a few decades now and while I still need to do the work, I’m heartened to learn a little bit more about the cousins I never knew I had.

You see, I’m related to President Barack Obama, Albert Einstein, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and even my fellow CNN colleague Chris Cuomo, co-host of “New Day.”

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