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  • A tale of two first ladies and troubling media bias

    07/14/2017 8:26:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 13, 2017 | Tom Rogan
    Last night, Michelle Obama was the honored guest of the annual ESPY awards. Naturally, the media collective was head over heels with praise and admiration. At the Sacramento Bee, Brian Blomster had what can only be described as a literary orgasm. Obama, he said, "wowed attendees" with a "black Cushnie et Ochs dress that was all curves and slashes." According to Blomster's reporting, Obama "gave the evening a markedly high-fashion feel." In tune, USA Today remarked, "Civilian life looks good on Michelle Obama. If Barack Obama is America's ex-boyfriend, the former first lady is this country's one that got away."...
  • Melania Trump Is Still Not As Popular As Michelle Obama, but She Beats Hillary Clinton in [tr]

    07/10/2017 6:35:01 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 68 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/8/2017 | Cristina Silva
    Melania Trump is far more popular than her husband, but she isn't the fairest, ahem, most well-liked, modern first lady of them all. Less than a month after the wife of President Donald Trump finally moved into the White House to join her spouse, the first lady's approval ratings have climbed by 14 points to 51 percent, a Fox News poll published Friday found. More Americans are also less inclined to dislike Melania Trump than there were before her husband became president, the poll found. About 28 percent of voters don't view her favorably, while 35 percent viewed her unfavorably...
  • Barack and Michelle Obama Slammed for 4th of July Silence on Social Media Platforms

    07/07/2017 9:43:07 AM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | July 7 2017 | Clarisse Van Horn
    President Trump supporters are slamming Barack and Michelle Obama on social media for their silence on the Fourth of July. A report by the Patriot Beacon has been shared more than 20,000 times on Facebook that gives props to President Trump’s and first lady Melania Trump’s Fourth of July speech, while pointing out that both Barack and Michelle Obama never addressed the public via their social media networks on Independence Day. According to the Patriot Beacon, Trump supporters were moved by President Trump’s speech and Melania’s tribute to veterans and their families by hosting them at the White House, as...
  • Sasha, Malia & Michelle Obama Beautiful In Yellow Sarongs At Bali Temple: See PICS (barf alert)

    06/28/2017 11:24:45 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 128 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | 6/27/2017 | Katrina Mitzeliotis
    The Obamas looked like ultimate tourists in Bali, as Sasha, Malia and Michelle covered up in bright yellow sarongs to visit Tirta Empul Temple, armed with cameras to document their family vacation. It’s an Obama family vacation! Former President Barack Obama, his wife, Michelle, and daughters, Sasha, 16, and Malia, 18, were spotted taking in the sites in Bali on June 27 as they visited the Tirta Empul Temple. The Obama family reunited for their summer vacation, a 10-day trip to Indonesia. While we’re used to seeing the fashionable Obama women rock a slew of stylish frocks, on this occasion...
  • Michelle Obama Staffer Reveals What It's Like Working For The First Lady

    06/28/2017 7:19:06 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | 6/27/2017 | Joseph Milord
    If you've ever had questions about what it's like working for Michelle Obama, one woman has all answers. That woman is Melissa Winters, Obama's long-time aide and current chief of staff. In an account to Cosmopolitan, Winters described her journey alongside the former first lady, which began during the 2008 presidential campaign.(snip) When Obama was in a bad mood, there was a simple solution: “Just put her in a room with children. She loves kids.” Of course, there was one bad mood that didn't seem to have an easy fix, and that was the night that Donald Trump got elected....
  • Lunch ladies praise Trump roll back of Michelle O food rules: ‘A good thing for schools’

    06/23/2017 10:10:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Education Action Group News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Victor Skinner
    President Trump is making school lunches great again, or at least a lot better than they were during the Obama administration. Food service directors are applauding recent changes to federal school food regulations imposed on schools as part of Michelle Obama’s campaign against childhood obesity. […] Regulations imposed through the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act put strict limitations on calories, fat, sugar, salt, and other elements of foods served in public schools that participate in the national school lunch or breakfast programs. …
  • Melania Trump picks Trump International Hotel manager as chief usher

    06/23/2017 2:05:51 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 23, 2017 | Sahara Westwood
    First lady Melania Trump announced Friday that she has selected the director of rooms at Trump International Hotel to serve as White House chief usher. Timothy Harleth presently oversees more than 110 employees at the Trump hotel in Washington, D.C., the White House said Friday. "I am so pleased that Timothy will be joining our team," Melania Trump said in a statement. "He was selected because of his impressive work history and management skills. My husband and I know he will be successful in this vital role within the White House." As chief usher, Harleth will oversee the more than...
  • How Melania Trump Stacks Up So Far To Michelle Obama (double bag hurl alert)

    06/22/2017 3:07:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 84 replies
    News One ^ | Written By China Dickerson
    Both Melania Trump and Michelle Obama had modest upbringings: one is White, born in Yugoslavia. The other is Black, raised on the South Side of Chicago. When Melania married Donald Trump in 2005, he was already a real estate magnate. When Michelle married Barack Obama in 1992, he had just become a law school professor. Both Trump and Obama went on to become president of the United States, and both women who hail from different walks of life, found themselves thrust in the job of first lady. So who has worn the FLOTUS title best? I submit, Michelle, 53. Not...
  • Michelle Obama holds fitness 'bootcamps' for friends

    06/19/2017 4:12:26 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2017 | Judy Kurtz
    The former first lady says she's been hosting "bootcamps" for her friends to help whip them into shape and "be healthy together." [Snip] "When I was at the White House, I often hosted bootcamp weekends for my close girlfriends," Obama, 53, wrote. "It didn't matter that we were all at varying fitness levels. Our bootcamp weekends were a reminder that if we want to keep taking care of others, we need to take care of ourselves first."
  • Trump’s FDA just took another swipe at Michelle Obama’s food legacy

    06/13/2017 10:19:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 13, 2017 | By Caitlin Dewey
    After sustained lobbying from the packaged food and beverage industry, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday an indefinite delay in the launch of Nutrition Fact labels that were intended to help Americans eat more healthfully. The labels, championed by former First Lady Michelle Obama, were supposed to add a special line for “added sugars” and emphasize calorie content in large, bold text. They had been scheduled for rollout in July 2018, with a one-year extension for smaller manufacturers. The delay is the latest reversal of the Obama administration’s nutrition reforms under Trump. On April 27, the FDA also delayed...
  • Newly released email: Clinton asked to fly on separate plane from Michelle Obama in 2011

    06/02/2017 2:54:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/1/17 | Mandy Mayfield
    Hillary Clinton asked a top aide in 2011 whether she could fly on a separate airplane from former first lady Michelle Obama to Betty Ford's funeral, according to a newly released email.Judicial Watch released on Thursday more than 2,000 emails from Clinton's unauthorized private email server she used as secretary of state. One of the documents revealed a conversation between Clinton and then-Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin about how she would rather not ride the same plane as Obama en route Ford's funeral in Palm Desert, Calif."I'd be honored to speak," Clinton said in reference to Betty Ford's funeral....
  • Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision

    05/12/2017 7:38:58 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 55 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 12, 2017 | Darlene Superville
    Michelle Obama on Friday criticized a Trump administration decision to delay federal rules aimed at making school lunch healthier, saying kids will end up "eating crap" instead.
  • Michelle Obama on Trump rollback: ‘Think about why someone is okay with your kids eating crap’

    05/12/2017 6:58:57 PM PDT · by blackbetty59 · 94 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2017 | Caitlin Dewey
    A fiery Michelle Obama vigorously defended the healthy eating initiative that was her biggest legacy as First Lady on Friday, telling a public health summit in Washington D.C. that something was “wrong” with an administration that did not want to give consumers nutrition information or teach children to eat healthily. “We gotta make sure we don’t let anybody take us back,” Obama said. “This is where you really have to look at motives, you know. You have to stop and think, why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you?
  • 'What is wrong with you?' Michelle Obama savages Trump's gutting of her legacy

    05/12/2017 1:39:57 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 126 replies
    The Guardian via MSN.com ^ | 5/12/2017 | David Smith
    Michelle Obama has made her strongest political intervention since leaving the White House, stating bluntly at a health conference: “Think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap.” One of the former first lady’s signature legacies was an effort to reduce childhood obesity. Earlier this month, Donald Trump’s administration froze regulations that would cut sodium and increase whole grains served in school meals. -- snip -- The 53-year-old demanded: “And why is that a partisan issue? Why would that be political? What is going on? You know, now that’s up to moms. Moms, think about this. I don’t...
  • Michelle Obama on kids complaining about school meals: 'We are the adults in the room'

    05/12/2017 11:38:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 99 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 12, 2017 | by Kimberly Leonard
    Former first lady Michelle Obama on Friday bashed critics who complain that kids don't like the healthier food served under the school meal changes implemented during the Obama administration. "How about we not let kids completely guide everything?" she said, speaking at the annual summit on childhood obesity for the Partnership for a Healthier America. "How about we stop asking kids how they feel about their food? Kids, my kids included, if they could eat pizza and french fries every day with ice cream on top and a soda, they would think they were happy, until they got sick. "That...
  • Congress plans to cancel Obama's government pension following news of $400,000 speaking fees...

    05/05/2017 10:27:02 AM PDT · by Textide · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/5/17 | David Martosko
    Congress could soon throw a monkey-wrench into Barack Obama's retirement finances, yanking his presidential pension since he is reportedly cashing in with six-figure speaking fees. Former presidents currently receive $207,800 per year, the same amount cabinet secretaries are paid. But lawmakers are considering a move to shrink that payment – dollar for dollar – for Oval Office retirees who collect more than $400,000 in income. Last year Obama vetoed a bill that did just that.
  • Chris Rock Reveals Hilariously Wrong Advice He Gave to Michelle Obama

    05/03/2017 7:20:17 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 3, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Sometimes crossed signals can result in communication that go horribly and, in the case of comedian Chris Rock, hilariously wrong. What made the misunderstanding so funny is that it happened at the final White House party hosted by President Barack Obama. And the person with whom the signals were so horribly/hilariously misunderstood was First Lady Michelle Obama.  Chris Rock revealed what happened on the May 2 Tonight Show while recounting the laugh error to host Jimmy Fallon.
  • Obamas to unveil model of presidential center on Wednesday, source says

    05/02/2017 7:42:54 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/1/2017 | Katherine Skiba, Blair Kamin
    WASHINGTON — Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, will unveil a conceptual model of the former president's library and museum during a community meeting in Chicago on Wednesday, according to a source familiar with the foundation's plans. A three-dimensional model of Obama Presidential Center will be shown during the midday event at the South Shore Cultural Center, the source said. The model will offer the first look at the complex in Jackson Park, which is viewed as a potential driver of economic revitalization on the South Side. On Monday, the nonprofit Obama Foundation released a few details about Wednesday's event,...
  • Michelle Obama reveals how daughters Malia and Sasha spent final White House night

    05/01/2017 10:04:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 37 replies
    Today ^ | 5/1/2017 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Michelle Obama recently revealed some behind-the-scene moments of how her two daughters spent their last hours at the White House — and they were remarkably typical for a pair of teenagers. Malia and Sasha Obama, 18 and 15 respectively, said farewell to their previous home with pizza night and a slumber party with friends, according to the former first lady. "They had a sleepover, because of course on Inauguration Day, because my girls are so normal, they're like, 'Well, eight girls are gonna be sleeping here because it's our last time, and we want pizza and we want nuggets.' And...
  • First on CNN: Trump administration ending Michelle Obama's girls education program

    05/01/2017 1:00:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | May 1, 2017 | By Kevin Liptak
    The Trump administration is discontinuing a signature girls education initiative championed by former first lady Michelle Obama, according to officials. The "Let Girls Learn" program, which she and President Barack Obama started in 2015 to facilitate educational opportunities for adolescent girls in developing countries, will cease operation immediately, according to an internal document obtained by CNN. News of the program's end came the same day President Donald Trump's agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue, was visiting an elementary school in suburban Virginia to announce changes to another initiative spotlighted by the former first lady, healthy school lunches. Perdue was set to unveil...