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  • First Lady Expands Anti-Obesity Campaign to Museums

    05/17/2013 11:00:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 17, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    First Lady Michelle Obama has expanded her anti-obesity campaign to museums, enlisting them to offer “healthy food options,” and change their menus. Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative is now calling for museums, zoos, gardens, science and technology centers to “join the call to action,” to decrease obesity among children. The first lady is recruiting these institutions to join the “Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens” project because of their power to “influence real and sustained behavior change” on the eating habits of kids. “With their impressive reach and great potential for impact, museums and gardens can launch community efforts to create...
  • Michelle Obama Drops "Let's Move" Campaign (new massive community organizing project coming)

    01/29/2013 10:40:56 AM PST · by drewh · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 29, 2013 11:44 AM EST | Katie Pavlich
    New term, new project. First Lady Michelle Obama has quietly dropped her "Let's Move" campaign, the healthy eating push she took on for schools all over the country during her husband's first term. First Lady Michelle Obama appears to have abandoned, at least for now, her oft-criticized “Let’s Move” initiative to promote exercise and healthy eating among the nation’s youth, halting public appearances and statements related to the program. Mrs. Obama does not appear to have done anything much to personally publicize the initiative in more than four months – since she released a video in early September welcoming children...
  • Chris Christie: I understand Occupy Wall Street ("Tea Party and the OWS closely aligned")

    10/18/2011 2:07:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The State Column ^ | October 18, 2011 | Staff
    New Jersey Republican governor Chris Christie said Tuesday that he understands the growing Occupy Wall Street movement, adding that demonstrators have a right to be upset with the economy. “What they’re saying is ‘The government’s not working for me anymore, the government is not being fair, the government is not helping me the way that they should,’” Mr. Christie told a crowd of supporters. “I understand why they’re angry. Because you look down at what’s happening in Washington, D.C., it should disgust all of us,” the New Jersey Republican added. “You have a president who’s unwilling to drag people to...
  • Upscale Lands First lady Michelle Obama on Cover

    09/17/2011 9:11:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    Electronic Urban Report ^ | September 16, 2001
    Upscale Magazine has scored an interview with the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama for its October, 2011 issue. She is also featured on the cover. “First Lady Michelle Obama represents the spirit of today’s African-American mother, wife and champion of change." In the October Upscale cover story, entitled “National Treasure,” Michelle Obama opens up to Spelman College graduates about her life as a young black girl in the Southside of Chicago “Some of you may have grown up like me, in neighborhoods where few had the chance to go to college,” explained Mrs. Obama, who prefers to...
  • Issa Investigates White House Political Activities

    07/12/2011 4:56:49 AM PDT · by sunmars · 47 replies
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is probing what he sees as signs of an unseemly overlap between President Barack Obama’s official and political activities. In what could be considered the committee’s sharpest probe to date of the White House, Issa sent a letter to Obama’s top lawyer Monday evening asking for a slew of documents relating to what the California Republican termed as “an array of potentially illegal fundraising behavior.”
  • Al Gore raps New Hampshire lawmakers for climate vote that 'ignores science'

    03/04/2011 4:54:40 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Al Gore raps New Hampshire lawmakers for climate vote that 'ignores science' By Ben Geman - 03/04/11 02:46 PM ET Al Gore is wading into a fight over whether the state of New Hampshire should pull out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which is an emissions cap-and-trade program composed of northeastern and mid-Atlantic states. Gore, in blog post Thursday evening, chided the state’s House of Representatives for its vote last week to leave the program, claiming the action “ignores science.” “Members of the legislative chamber made a number of statements that were especially disturbing,” Gore wrote, citing a post...
  • Disney backs Michelle Obama's child obesity campaign

    09/30/2010 3:00:36 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 16 replies
    AFP ^ | Sept. 30, 2010 | Staff
    The Walt Disney Company on Thursday threw its weight behind a campaign championed by US First Lady Michelle Obama to push back child obesity. The "Magic of Healthy Living" campaign will feature public service announcements by Michelle Obama, teen idol Nick Jonas, TV star Brenda Song and other celebrities, all seeking "to inspire kids" to lead healthy lives and help their parents to instill good habits in them, Disney said in a statement. As part of the campaign, Disney will make a one million dollar grant to help build play spaces and gardens in 10 underserved communities nationwide. ..."We are...
  • Michelle Obama gives gifts from White House garden to U.N. spouses

    09/26/2010 9:20:27 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 26, 2010 | Stacy St. Clair
    First lady presents dignitaries with pickled veggies from White House garden When searching for the perfect goodie bag items for U.N. spouses, first lady Michelle Obama made like Peter Piper and picked some pickled peppers. Obama presented foreign dignitaries visiting New York last week for the U.N. General Assembly with a Longaberger basket filled with items from the White House garden, aides said. The treats include a jar of hand-picked, pickled vegetables such as sun gold tomatoes, okra, cucumbers, chocolate bell peppers and carrots. [Snip] The gifts were presented in a one-of-a-kind Longaberger, pricey baskets that are a staple of...
  • Michelle Obama Says Click Off Cartoons and Go Out and Play [Jawohl, mein Herr Frau Fuhrer!]

    09/25/2010 12:00:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Parent Dish ^ | September 24, 2010 | Mary Beth Sammons
    Attention Malia and Sasha: The remote is in Mom's hands this Saturday, and she's sending a message to you and the rest of the nation's kids to "Go out and play." At noon EST on Sept. 25, first lady Michelle Obama will tell Nick viewers to "get ready to shut down your computers, put down your cell phones and turn off your TVs." Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr. and TeenNick will then go off the air for three hours, according to the Associated Press. The cartoon blackout is part of Nickelodeon's annual Worldwide Day of Play campaign, an annual effort to...
  • Caption Hillary with her shovel

    06/18/2007 11:59:53 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 114 replies · 2,276+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 6/18/07 | staff
    "Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., digs a hole with students during a tree planting ceremony at City Honors School in Buffalo, N.Y."
  • Who won Biography of the year for 2005?

    12/29/2005 8:04:31 PM PST · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 2 replies · 562+ views
    redsox | today | Redsox
    I just wanted to know who won Bio of they year on a&e for 2005
  • Longer needles needed for fatter buttocks

    11/29/2005 12:15:17 PM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies · 1,081+ views
    NewsFrom Russia.com ^ | 11/29/2005 | Staff
    The growing epidemic of obesity means that many women and some men aren't getting the full benefit of vaccines and other intramuscular injections, researchers here said today. The solution may be longer needles, said Victoria Chan, M.B., of the Adelaide and Meath Hospital in Dublin colleagues reported at the Radiological Society of North America meeting here. Many medications designed to be delivered by injection into a major muscle group, such as the buttocks, don't make it into muscle when the buttocks are overly fat, said Dr. Chan. Indeed, in a prospective imaging study, Dr. Chan and colleagues found that more...
  • Court revives McDonald's obesity suit

    01/28/2005 12:36:51 AM PST · by LarkNeelie · 11 replies · 613+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 01/26/05 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- An appeals court Tuesday revived part of a class-action lawsuit blaming McDonald's for making people fat, reinstating claims pertaining to deceptive advertising. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a lower court judge erred when he dismissed parts of the lawsuit brought on behalf of two New York children. U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet dismissed the lawsuit in 2003 because he said it failed to link the children's alleged health problems directly to McDonald's products. But the appeals judges said New York's general business law requires a plaintiff to show only...
  • Hillary: Please Send Money

    01/12/2005 9:25:52 AM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies · 1,998+ views
    National Review ^ | January 11, 2005 | Byron York
    Amid speculation that she might forgo a run for re-election to the Senate in 2006 in favor of a presidential run in 2008, New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has sent an early fundraising appeal that, while directed toward reelection, reads like a trial run for a White House bid. "As the Republicans' number one target in 2006, I have to begin now building resources for the tough fight I face in my re-election campaign," Clinton writes in a letter to supporters. She says her task is made more difficult by "the Republican attack machine out to distract me...
  • Caption this Photo: Michael Moore [Strong language warning]

    04/29/2003 8:18:22 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies · 251+ views
    Strange Cosmos ^ | 4/29/03 | ???
    "Hey, don't throw up! You've got a lot more spray-painting to do!"
  • MOORE GOES GUNNING FOR SONY

    03/18/2003 7:03:51 AM PST · by TC Rider · 33 replies · 249+ views
    The New York Post (Page Six) ^ | 03/18/03 | RICHARD JOHNSON with Paula Froelich and Chris Wilson
    PORCINE provocateur Michael Moore is howling that the Oscars are fixed. Moore - whose popular anti-gun movie "Bowling for Columbine" has been nominated in the Best Documentary category - is lashing out at Sony Pictures Classics for allegedly rigging the contest so he's destined to lose. The wide-bottomed windbag claims Sony, which is distributing rival documentary prize contender "Winged Migration," a boring French bird flick, is exploiting Academy rules to ensure "Columbine" strikes out. The Academy requires that all voters in the documentary category must prove that they've seen every film nominated. As a result, fewer than 400 of the...
  • The Dish: Lunch With Tipper and Al Gore

    11/21/2002 9:18:11 AM PST · by billorites · 14 replies · 302+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 21, 2002 | Lloyd Grove
    You've seen them on television, you've read about them in magazines, you've heard from them on the radio -- and now Al and Tipper Gore spill their guts (or, at the very least, flog their books) in The Reliable Source. Last week in New York -- sandwiched on their schedule between Katie Couric and David Letterman -- we finally redeemed our long-promised lunch with the ex-veep and his wife. They're in the midst of a media juggernaut to tout two joint publishing ventures: "Joined at the Heart," an anecdotal book on the modern American family, and "The Spirit of Family,"...
  • Best-selling Author Al Gore and his Wife, Tipper to appear at Books & Company

    11/05/2002 9:45:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies · 302+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11-4-02
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 4, 2002--Books & Company is pleased to announce that former Vice President and best-selling author Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, will make an appearance in conjunction with the new release of their books, "Joined at the Heart" and "The Spirit of Family," on Monday, November 25, at 7:00 p.m. Books & Company is located in the newly remodeled Brookwood Village. Al and Tipper Gore have long considered family their bedrock and have spent many years studying the nature of the American family. Combining personal insight and expert opinions, historical and global perspectives, "Joined at the...
  • CAPTION THE PIC -Sen.Clinton on Capitol subway

    10/03/2002 8:07:43 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 140 replies · 1,224+ views
    AP ^ | 10/3/02
    CAPTION THE PIC -Sen. Clinton on Capitol subway a few hours ago.