Barack Obama will take a break from campaigning later this week to visit his ailing grandmother in Hawaii, an Obama spokesman said Monday. Obama's team made the announcement after a day of trading jabs with Sen. John McCain, who painted Obama as unready to handle a crisis. The Illinois senator earlier said he wouldn't be distracted by "outrageous comments" from his rivals.
Mrs. Madeleine Dunham, Obama's maternal grandmother has been reported as being "seriously ill."
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