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CARL AZUZ, CNN STUDENT NEWS ANCHOR: Fridays are awesome! Glad you're rounding out your week with CNN Student News. I'm Carl Azuz, and away we go.
First Up: Political Family Trees
AZUZ: First up, we're gonna root around in the family trees of some of this year's presidential candidates. You probably know that our current leader isn't the first Bush to occupy the oval office. His dad was elected in 1988. The Adamses, John and John Quincy, were another pair of father-son presidents. Well, it turns out the current crop of White House hopefuls has some interesting and surprising relatives. Kate Bolduan tells us about the connections.
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BARACK OBAMA, (D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: We got some big problems that are going to be left behind by this Bush administration.
KATE BOLDUAN, CNN REPORTER: Barack Obama is so critical of George Bush, you wouldn't guess they were cousins. But they are; tenth cousins once removed, a new genealogy study shows, with a common ancestor in Massachusetts in 1662. Some other unexpected connections: John McCain and Laura Bush are sixth cousins. Hillary Clinton and Angelina Jolie are ninth cousins twice removed. And Barack Obama and Brad Pitt are ninth cousins.
OBAMA: You know, when they do these genealogical surveys, you're hoping that you're related to somebody cool.
BOLDUAN: Sen. Obama already learned one of the names on his list a few months ago, and didn't sound too pleased.
OBAMA: Paul Revere is somebody. But Dick Cheney, that's a let down.
BOLDUAN: Turns out Obama is also distantly related to five former presidents: Bush, Ford, Johnson, Truman and Madison. But that's not unusual, says one of the researchers.
CHRIS CHILD, NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: If we can trace them back say 400 years, it's not particularly surprising to find these interesting connections. People come into our library all the time, and we do find, say, a half dozen presidential connections.
BOLDUAN: Sen. Clinton is distantly related to Madonna, Celine Dion and Alanis Morissette. A spokesman for Hillary Clinton tells CNN, "You'd think with all that singing talent in the family, she'd be able to carry a tune. But now it makes much more sense how she snagged a Grammy." Will these discoveries have an impact on the campaign?
CHILD: Well, these connections are 400 years ago, so I don't think they should necessarily have an impact on voting.
BOLDUAN: Researchers say they had less luck tracing John McCain's lineage. But they did find that Hillary Clinton is linked to Camilla Parker Bowles, and Barack Obama to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Kate Bolduan, CNN, Washington.
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