WASHINGTON (AP) — The search for a home for President Barack Obama's presidential library is officially underway.
With Obama's blessing, top supporters are launching a foundation that will develop and build the library, which will both house his presidential records and serve as a monument to his legacy.
The nonprofit Barack H. Obama Foundation will be led by Marty Nesbitt, a close Obama friend from Chicago, and Julianna Smoot, a former White House social secretary and top official in Obama's re-election campaign.
A vigorous competition to host the library has already ramped up. Hawaii, where Obama was born, and Illinois, his longtime home, have...