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  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Barack and Michelle Obama pose on billionaire David Geffen's superyacht during [tr]

    04/17/2017 11:10:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 102 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 17, 2017 | Jennifer Smith
    They've spent the last month quietly recuperating in French Polynesia since leaving the White House earlier this year. But Barack and Michelle Obama interrupted the quiet island life they've become accustomed to this weekend with a star-studded jaunt out to sea. The former First Couple joined Bruce Springsteen Tom Hanks and their wives on music mogul David Geffen's superyacht Rising Sun on Friday, making quite the splash as they arrived at the vessel off the island of Mo'orea in a spruced up speedboat. Once on board, the Obama's played tourists, posing romantically on the upper deck while they had their...
  • Melania Trump’s official portrait sparks liberal outrage

    04/04/2017 1:03:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 90 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 4, 2017 | Kelly Riddell
    The Hollywood Reporter took offense Mrs. Trump wore her wedding ring in the picture. “Melania Trump’s official White House portrait puts her 15-carat wedding ring front and center,” its headline blared, adding: “Compared to Michelle Obama’s first official portrait first portrait, which shows the former first lady in the now-famous sleeveless Michael Kors dress in the Blue Room of the White House in 2009, Melania’s portrait has an almost surreal glow about it, not unlike a mall glamour shot
  • Photo of Michelle Obama wearing her hair natural goes viral

    04/04/2017 9:22:49 AM PDT · by ZagFan · 63 replies ^ | 4-04-17 | Cheyenne Roundtree
    Michelle Obama is being hailed as inspirational and a role model after she was spotted wearing her normally straightened locks in a natural style, tucked into a low ponytail.
  • Michelle Obama Is Rocking Her Natural Hair And The Internet Can’t Even

    04/03/2017 2:57:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 144 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | April 3, 2017 | By Taryn Finley
    The gates of heaven opened and Michelle Obama popped up on timelines in rare form on Sunday night. Twitter user @meagnacarta shared a photo of Obama rocking her natural hair in a low puff and gray polka dot headband, presumably wearing the purest grade of shea butter. It’s not confirmed exactly where the former first lady is or when the photo was taken ― though Barack Obama is currently writing his memoir in the French Polynesian islands ― but that didn’t stop Twitter from having a damn fit. Many social media users noted that they’ve been waiting for this natural...
  • TV Ratings Thursday...[Michelle Obama on Fox in LAST place! 😂]

    03/17/2017 11:32:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies ^ | 3/17/16 | Rick Porter
    Thursday was a good night to be a medical drama on the broadcast networks. Both “Grey’s Anatomy” (2.0 rating among adults 18-49) and “Chicago Med” (1.4) improved on last week’s... “Kicking and Screaming” dipped a tenth to 0.6 for FOX, while “Masterchef Junior” was steady at 1.1.
  • George W. Bush explains his fondness for Michelle Obama

    03/02/2017 11:04:07 AM PST · by simpson96 · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/2/2017 | Deena Zaru
    Washington (CNN) — Former President George W. Bush and Michelle Obama are surprisingly close considering their political differences, and the 43rd president credits the former first lady's appreciation for his sense of humor as a key reason. The unlikely pair have often been photographed together during formal events. When Obama embraced Bush at the opening ceremony for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture last September, the photo of their warm interaction went viral. "When I saw her, it was a genuine expression of affection," Bush told People magazine as he reflected on the moment. The interview...
  • Donatella Versace on Michelle Obama: "If She Ran for President She Would Win" (barf alert)

    02/03/2017 5:16:51 PM PST · by simpson96 · 61 replies
    W Magazine ^ | 2/2/2017 | Andrea Lee
    The news is that Donatella Versace, 61, is “woke.” (snip) Who chose Michelle Obama’s famous Versace dress for the state dinner? "She did. She is a woman who knows what she wants. The speeches she made during Hillary’s campaign should be written down—they make up a philosophy of life. If she ever ran for president she would win. We are all in mourning about the American election; it preyed upon people’s phobias. But we should continue to go ahead as far as possible, with all the women in the world." Which historical figures do you most admire? "Martin Luther King...
  • First Lady Melania Trump May Stay in NYC Permanently and Never Move Into the White House

    02/01/2017 10:30:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 153 replies
    US MAGAZINE ^ | 2/1/17
    Though Donald, 70, and his wife Melania announced in November that the first lady would relocate from New York City to Washington D.C. once their 10-year-old son Barron finished up the school year, a family insider reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly that may not happen. "They will reevaluate toward the end of the school year if they will keep this arrangement or if Melania and Barron will move to Washington," says the source.
  • Republicans look to scrap Michelle Obama school lunch plan [Children everywhere celebrate!]

    01/25/2017 4:28:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/25/17
    The healthy school lunch program championed by former first lady Michelle Obama has had its fair share of criticism -- but with a new administration in place, the program could be rolled back. A document released by the office of Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., called for repealing certain aspects of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 – the legislation that helped put Michelle Obama’s hallmark program into law. The initiative is part of a broader plan released by Meadows titled, “First 100 Days: Rules, Regulations, and Executive Orders to Examine, Revoke and Issue.” The document calls for the Trump...
  • Awkward Tiffany & Co. Gift Exchange Between First Ladies Lights Up Social Media

    01/23/2017 5:00:10 PM PST · by drewh · 99 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Jan 23, 2017 | happening now
    It's the gift that keeps on giving. First Lady Melania Trump presented outgoing First Lady Michelle Obama with a gift at the White House prior to Donald Trump's Inauguration Friday, and Mrs. Obama's reaction has created a buzz on social media. Mrs. Trump gave Mrs. Obama a box from Tiffany's, and Mrs. Obama appeared unsure of what to do with it. The "awkward" moment on the White House steps when Melania Trump presented Michelle Obama with a gift on the day of the Inauguration has created buzz on social media. "The gift’s arrival seemed unexpected, and it briefly created an...
  • Obamas welcome Trump to the White House ( video )

    01/23/2017 1:47:18 PM PST · by sushiman · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/20/17 | Yaron Steinbuch
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, at the White House, where they exchanged pleasantries and posed for pictures.