NY Times: Obama and wife “sharply increased their charitable donations” once he began to run for president, book sales increased.
LA Times: Returns show “family income soared eightfold after he signed lucrative book contracts in 2004, following his election to the Senate.”
USA Today: His book and her promotion at a Chicago hospital allowed income to jump nearly $1.7 million in ’05.
Politico: “Obamas prospered as he soared.”
Plus: WSJ focuses on the numbers here.