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  • Michelle Obama: No tension with husband's aides (People paint me as "some angry black woman")

    01/11/2012 5:24:26 AM PST · by maggief · 124 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 12, 2012
    (CBS News) Michelle Obama said depictions of friction in a new book, "The Obamas," between her and former top aides to her husband, President Obama, aren't true. In a wide-ranging interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King, the first lady also said that some have tried to portray her as an "angry black woman" since Mr. Obama first announced he was seeking the presidency. " ... I guess it's more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here and a strong woman and-- you know? But that's been an image that people have tried to paint of me since the...
  • Noted economist Michelle Obama has a better vacation wardobe than you do

    <p>Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely vacation. Because I’m not actually on vacation. Unless you consider drinking coconut coffee from the Keurig while I work in my office a vacation. Because I don’t. At any rate, I saved the US taxpayers nearly $4 million by not being First Lady and flying off for a 17-day vacation in Hawaii on the taxpayers dime. You can thank me later.</p>
  • Michelle Obama's Unsavory School Lunch Flop

    12/21/2011 4:11:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies · 2+ views ^ | December 21, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    The road to gastric hell is paved with first lady Michelle Obama's Nanny State intentions. Don't take my word for it. School kids in Los Angeles have blown the whistle on the east wing chef-in-chief's healthy lunch diktats. Get your Pepto Bismol ready. The taste of government waste is indigestion-inducing. According to a weekend report by the Los Angeles Times, the city's "trailblazing introduction of healthful school lunches has been a flop." In response to the public hectoring and financial inducement of Mrs. Obama's federally subsidized anti-obesity campaign, the district dropped chicken nuggets, corn dogs and flavored milk from the...
  • Mooshell in Prison Stripes

    10/28/2011 1:05:53 PM PDT · by fujimoh · 35 replies
    Looks PERFECT!

    10/25/2011 6:36:14 AM PDT · by illiac · 15 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | 10/15/11 | National Enquirer
    First lady MICHLLE OBAMA fuming as PAULA DEEN dishes on her unhealthy eating habits despite new book “American Grown” PR blitz! MICHELLE OBAMA is now furious with Southern cooking queen PAULA DEEN for crowing that the first lady, a healthy-eat­ing advocate who’s waging a war against childhood obesity, pigs out on fatten­ing foods. While plugging her new book, “Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible,” the feisty TV chef took a pot shot at Michelle for gorging herself on greasy french fries, fatty hot chicken wings and sug­ary deep-fried Snickers bars! “Michelle’s spitting mad,” a source told The ENQUIRER.
  • Michelle Obama shifts into 2012 campaign mode

    10/19/2011 5:42:40 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 38 replies
    The Politico ^ | 17 Oct 2011 | Julie Mason
    First lady Michelle Obama has gold-plated her appeal, in part, by playing it safe, focusing on signature issues and family while staying out of the partisan politics so deeply loathed by many Americans Her value as the most popular member of the Obama administration is inevitably sending her back into the field, raising money and delivering speeches for a 2012 reelection effort that increasingly needs some happier news. ... Humanizing the president is a traditional and nearly inevitable role for the first lady at campaign time, which tends to roll around after the shine has come off a president and...
  • Paula Deen: Michelle Obama likes fried food too (and ate more than anyone else on her show)

    When Paula Deen met Michelle Obama, it wasn't exactly the queen of butter versus the first lady of garden greens. Deen, known for her delicious not-so-good-for-you recipes like Gooey Butter Cake, said the two women had more in common than you might expect. "Well, I did a show with Michelle and I just loved being with her," Deen told Yeas & Nays. "She probably ate more than any other guest I've ever had on the show —she kept eating even during commercials." Deen taught Obama how to fry shrimp during a TV segment in September before the 2008 presidential election....
  • (FLOTUS inauguration gown designer) Jason Wu’s Target collaboration will hit stores in February

    10/03/2011 7:52:07 PM PDT · by maggief · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 3, 2011 | Maura Judkis
    First lady Michelle Obama may want to go on another Target shopping trip in February: That’s when a limited-edition collection by Jason Wu, one of her favorite designers, will hit stores across the country. Women’s Wear Daily reported Monday that after Target’s Missoni collaboration was a huge success, the store has tapped Wu to be the next to design an affordable collection for the design-conscious retailer. The 60’s inspired line will reach stores Feb. 5, and items will be priced at $60 or less - a considerable discount from his eponymous fashion line.
  • AP photo: FLOTUS, wearing hat and sunglasses, stands in line at a Target store in Alexandria, Va,

    09/29/2011 1:57:43 PM PDT · by maggief · 145 replies
    AP ^ | September 29, 2011
    First lady Michelle Obama, wearing a hat and sunglasses, center, stands in line at a Target Department ...
  • Michelle Obama Flashes Over $42,000 in Diamond Bracelets

    09/22/2011 2:18:22 PM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 60 replies
    Brian Koenig ^ | 9/22/11 | Brian Koenig
    Michelle Obama, the most glamorous of all U.S. First Ladies, dazzled the crowd at a DNC fundraiser Tuesday night wearing over $42,000 worth of diamond bracelets ($42,150 to be precise). Designed by Katie Decker, a 23-year-old Texas-based jeweller, the First Lady dropped a few dimes on some serious bling: (Daily Mail) - The First Lady, 47, chose to wear Miss Decker's Lotus cuff, with 2.9 carats of diamonds, costing $15,000, the Gothic cuff with 2.17 carats of diamonds, costing $15,350, and the $11,800 Quatrefoil bracelet with 1.73 carats of diamonds to the Gotham Hall event.Damn, for that kind of money...
  • Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in

    08/24/2011 9:28:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 372 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/24/11 | Tamara Abraham
    The Obamas' summer break in Martha's Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets. But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances. White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers' money on vacations alone in the past year. Branding her 'disgusting' and 'a vacation junkie', they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol. The 'top source' told the National Enquirer: 'It's disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage...
  • First lady takes on 'food deserts'

    07/20/2011 1:52:48 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 130 replies
    First lady takes on ‘food deserts’ Posted by: CNN White House Producer Alexander Mooney Michelle Obama unveiled the latest push in her healthy-eating campaign Wednesday, announcing several national and regional food retailers have pledged to expand into a string of low-income markets where finding nutritious food options is nearly impossible. “If a parent wants to pack a piece of fruit in a child’s lunch, if a parent wants to add some lettuce to a salad at dinner, they shouldn’t have to take three city busses…to go to another community to make that possible,” the first lady said at during a...
  • Michelle Obama First Public Figure on 'Better Homes and Gardens' Cover in 48 Years

    07/12/2011 8:19:29 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 104 replies ^ | 7/12 |
    "Better Homes and Gardens" hasn't had a public figure on its cover in 48 years. With President Obama's approval rating plummeting along with the nation's employment picture, they must have figured now was the time to break with tradition and do an ultimate exposure puff piece on his wife: Better Homes and Gardens will feature First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover of its August issue - the first public figure to grace the magazine's cover in 48 years. Obama will be the focus of an article on healthful eating for children. The issue will hit newsstands July 19. Editors...
  • Michelle Obama orders 1,700-calorie meal at Shake Shack (Eat your peas!)

    07/11/2011 2:36:53 PM PDT · by maggief · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 11, 2011 | Natalie Jennings
    EXCERPT A Washington Post journalist on the scene confirmed the first lady, who’s made a cause out of child nutrition, ordered a ShackBurger, fries, chocolate shake and a Diet Coke while the street and sidewalk in front of the usually-packed Shake Shack were closed by security during her visit. According to nutritional information on Shake Shack’s Web site, the meal amounted to 1,700 calories.
  • Michelle Obama Storms Out!

    07/07/2011 12:19:58 AM PDT · by TruthHound · 98 replies
    First Lady Michelle Obama has told her husband the President she's "had enough" and is packing up their daughters and moving back to Chicago. Only this week's GLOBE has the exclusive story of what triggered Michelle's shocking decision to leave the White House - and her husband.

    06/24/2011 1:56:45 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Drudge ^ | 6/24/2011 | Drudge
    Headline only .... with picture!
  • Michelle Obama hailed as ‘queen’ in South Africa

    06/24/2011 1:13:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Bend Bulletin / New York Times News Service ^ | June 23, 2011 | Celia W. Dugger
    SOWETO, South Africa — Graca Machel, the wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, took the pulpit of the Regina Mundi church here Wednesday to introduce Michelle Obama, the wife of America’s first black president. “We welcome you as a daughter of African heritage, and we can call you the queen of our world,” said Machel, an advocate for women and children, noting that Regina Mundi means queen of the world in Latin. The prickly ambivalence that South Africans often show toward the United States, which is often perceived here as an overbearing superpower, seems to have been...
  • Michelle Obama: 'I can't stop eating French fries. But eat your vegetables.'

    06/23/2011 3:06:01 PM PDT · by traumer · 57 replies
    During her visit to South Africa, First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by the University of Cape Town for an event with young people. She told the audience how she came from modest circumstances and was able to attend top schools and build a career at a big law firm, saying they too can achieve their dreams if they try hard enough. After her speech, she was asked a series of soft questions like, "What advice can you give the youth today?" But at the end of the session, one young person in the audience asked Mrs. Obama, who has devoted...
  • Michelle Obama and the girls meet Nelson Mandela... and one of the three wives of (current SA Pres)

    06/21/2011 8:09:28 AM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 21, 2011
    EXCERPT Mrs Obama met for about a half-hour on Tuesday morning with Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma at President Jacob Zuma's official residence in the capital of Pretoria. Ntuli-Zuma is one of the President's three wives. There were two further wives who are no longer with him. He divorced Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in 1998. Kate Mantsho Zuma killed herself in 2000, after describing her marriage to him as '24 years of hell'. Mr Zuma, who was out of the country, is said to have more than ten children, and possibly as many as 19.
  • Michelle Obama Says President Is 'Pouty' He's Not in South Africa

    06/21/2011 6:18:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 142 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 21, 2011
    First lady Michelle Obama visited Nelson Mandela on the first day of her trip to South Africa today and told one greeter that her husband was "pouty" that he couldn't come along. The first lady's weeklong trip to South Africa and Botswana began with a meeting with one of the three wives of South African President Jacob Zuma. During her stop at the president's official residence in Pretoria she was greeted by Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma. Nic Dawes, the editor of South Africa's Mail and Guardian newspaper, tweeted that he shook the first lady's hand and wrote: "Michelle Obama certainly convinced the...
  • Michelle Obama embarks on Africa visit

    06/20/2011 9:27:37 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 60 replies
    AFP ^ | 6/20/2011 | AFP
    WASHINGTON — US First Lady Michelle Obama is en route to Pretoria on Monday to kick off a six-day Africa visit, during which she will meet anti-apartheid leaders in South Africa and go on safari in Botswana. President Barack Obama's wife, their daughters Sasha and Malia, her mother Marian Robinson and two nephews departed Washington late Sunday and are scheduled to arrive in South Africa around 1800 GMT on Monday.
  • CBS News Reporter Criticizes Michelle Obama for Wearing $7,000 Designer Gown in 'Poor Economy'

    06/07/2011 7:27:05 PM PDT · by kristinn · 150 replies
    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | Kristinn
    On the day a poll showed Barack Obama owning the failing economic recovery, a CBS News Washington Bureau reporter questioned Michelle Obama's judgment in wearing a $7,000 gown at tonight's state dinner for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, noting that other guests "dressed more modestly."Writing on Twitter, CBS News reporter Christine Delargy said:Gowns by Michelle designer Naeem Khan retail avg of $7,000. Good, bad image for Obama in poor economy? Most din guests dressed more modestly 30 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®In a previous Tweet, Delargy noted her fashion expertise:Michelle in Naeem Khan tonight. Wore same designer @ 1st state...
  • Michelle Obama Is Rearranging the Nation’s Dinner Plates

    06/04/2011 10:23:51 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies ^ | June 4, 2011 | Tim Slagle
    The USDA is once again inserting itself underneath the Constitutional sneeze-guard of the Tenth Amendment. In a publicity rich media event, Michelle Obama and the USDA introduced a new dietary guideline graphic: an illustration of a plate, divided into four basic food groups. It’s a replacement for the Food Pyramid; which was a replacement for the original USDA nutritional guidelines called: “the four basic food groups” (illustrated with a pie chart).
  • Michelle Obama announces official visit to Africa

    06/03/2011 10:44:47 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 3, 2011 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON – Michelle Obama announced Friday that she's heading to Africa on an official visit later this month, stopping in South Africa and Botswana to continue her work encouraging young people around the world to become active in their countries. The first lady will visit Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana, during the June 21-26 trip.
  • POLITICO: Michelle Obama touts health law

    03/23/2011 12:02:55 PM PDT · by maggief · 140 replies
    Politico ^ | March 23, 2011 | AMIE PARNES
    Michelle Obama on Wednesday weighed in on the one-year anniversary of the health care law her husband signed into law, arguing that the changes will help parents raise a generation of “happy and healthy kids.” Sharing a “personal” story in an op-ed on Yahoo’s Shine website, Obama said that as a working mom in her pre-White House days, she had “the best intentions” to feed her daughters Malia and Sasha healthy food on a budget, but admitted that “sometimes pizza or the drive-thru were inevitable.”
  • Warm welcome for Obama in South America: Chilean president praises 'good-looking' Michelle

    03/22/2011 1:14:05 PM PDT · by traumer · 26 replies
    The welcome was warm, the setting lavish and both compliments and red wine flowed freely. But away from the splendour of La Moneda Palace, Barack Obama's whistlestop visit to Chile provoked as much anger as delight. Around 100 people gathered near the government building in Santiago to burn the U.S. flag in protest at both the presence of the president and American policy. Riot police eventually arrived to disperse the demonstration, leading to ugly scenes on the streets of the Chilean capital Santiago. The demonstration was partially sparked by air strikes on the civil war stricken Libya. Organiser Juan Cuevas...
  • Michelle Obama's Style Dream Team

    03/10/2011 5:56:10 PM PST · by nascarnation · 121 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 10, 2011 | Piper Weiss
    Over the past few years, Michelle Obama has generated about $2.7 billion for the fashion industry, just by getting dressed. One appearance in a $34 H&M dress, which she wore this month on the Today Show, can make a stock skyrocket, turn an unknown talent into a star, and send millions of shoppers to the mall, even in a sluggish economy. It's the Mrs. O effect, but it's not all the work of one woman. By the time her husband hit the campaign trail, 'Mobama' was already assembling her star team of fashion and beauty experts. But these are not...
  • Michelle Obama to Hold Another ‘Listen Only’ Press Briefing

    03/02/2011 2:56:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies · 1+ views
    cns ^ | 3/2/11 | Matt Cover
    ( - First Lady Michelle Obama will hold another “listen-only” conference call with reporters this afternoon, continuing a pattern of holding events for the media where access is sharply limited. When public figures in Washington, D.C., hold telephone briefings for the press—which are designed to attract press coverage for some item the briefer is seeking to promote--they routinely allow reporters listening to the briefing to ask at least a few questions. The First Lady appears to be establishing a new routine, where she speaks and--from beginning to end--reporters mutely listen.
  • First lady serves day's worth of calories in one meal...

    02/28/2011 11:44:10 AM PST · by jakerobins · 73 replies
    Mrs. Obama Serves Governors a 2,200 Calorie Meal by Keith Koffler on February 28, 2011, 11:37 am First Lady Michelle Obama Sunday night stuffed about 2,200 calories worth of dinner into the nation’s governors, hosting a White House bash that pulled few punches on the fattening front despite her profile as the leader of a national crusade to trim the waistlines of the country’s youth. President Obama is meeting with governors from both Parties at the White House today. Sunday night’s dinner was a kind of welcoming gala. It provided enough calories for an entire day’s worth of eating.
  • No Hair Dye For President Obama [“It's lighting,” she said in an interview.......]

    02/09/2011 9:10:43 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 1+ views
    No Hair Dye For President Obama February 09, 2011 10:39 AM ABC New's Sunlen Miller reports: Mrs. Obama put an internet rumor to rest this morning, confirming that her husband does not dye his hair. “It's lighting,” she said in an interview with The Today Show, when she was showed two pictures of her husband just weeks apart, one showing her husband with much more gray. The president has often remarked about his gray hair, which he says has gotten worse in the two years since he’s been president. But internet rumors were rampant when at times the amount of...
  • Michelle Obama Wears Foreign Designers Because They ‘Have Cute Stuff, Too’

    02/09/2011 7:48:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 9, 2011 | Amy Odell
    At the center of what many critics have called an overblown debate about the nationality of her wardrobe, Michelle Obama is making the rounds with the press this week to talk about that and the issues she really wants to talk about. At a lunch with reporters in the White House yesterday, the first lady — clad in a Marc Jacobs dress and silver pumps — said she wears what looks good, irrespective of label. “I like to patronize American designers, and the vast majority of the clothes that I wear are [designed by Americans.] But there are a...
  • Time Helps Declare Michelle Obama One of the Most Fashionable First Ladies in History

    02/08/2011 8:06:29 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 47 replies ^ | February 07, 2011 | 23:18 | Tim Graham
    Time magazine knows it can't be all serious, so in addition to its cover story on Egypt this week, they have a gushy piece on Michelle Obama's fashions, written by Kate Betts, author of the new book Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style. Michelle's so chic it's historic: Given her widespread reputation as one of the most stylish women ever to inhabit the White House, you might think Michelle Obama automatically belongs in the Madison-Kennedy lineage. But her background argues differently. No one can claim that Michelle Obama doesn't know what it's like to work or that...
  • First Lady Asks Businesses to Allow Employees to Spend Part of Work Week Mentoring Youth

    01/27/2011 1:30:51 PM PST · by kingattax · 79 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 26, 2011 | Penny Starr
    First lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday said she was “thrilled” to announce a new program that asks U.S. businesses to allow employees to spend part of the work day volunteering with young people. The program will be run by the federal agency tasked with overseeing volunteerism in the United States.
  • Best Dressed Of The Day: Michelle Obama in Alexander McQueen

    01/22/2011 7:18:03 AM PST · by Mister Ghost · 92 replies
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Thursday January 20, 2011 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    The Best Dressed Of The Day, who will it be? Who was was the most glamorous, stylish, fab looking celeb to light up the fashion stage and make a Wow impact? Michelle Obama hasn’t been seen THIS stunning for ages. The First Lady attended a state dinner given in honor of President Jintao of the People’s Republic of China, on the North Portico at the White House in Washington, D.C
  • Michellita - Don't Cry for Me America

    01/22/2011 10:15:26 AM PST · by vrwc54 · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/21/11 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
  • Carla Bruni and Michelle to lunch

    01/05/2011 10:35:11 PM PST · by tunedin · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 1-5-11 | Amie Parnes
    First lady Michelle Obama will have a private lunch with Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, on Monday, according to a White House aide. The lunch, which will take place at the White House, will coincide with President Sarkozy meeting with President Obama, where they'll discuss the global economic recovery.
  • It's a Blunder to Show Your Thunder....Thighs

    01/04/2011 10:09:18 PM PST · by vrwc54 · 102 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1/04/11 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    Who wears tight tights? Michelle Obama wears tight tights.
  • Caption Obama's and Toys for Tots

    12/17/2010 1:01:20 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 61 replies · 3+ views
    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) gets a tour as she visits the Toys for Tots distribution center at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, December 17, 2010. Toys for Tots is a program run by the U.S. Marine Corps reserve that has distributed more than 400 million toys to more than 188 million needy children over the past 62 years.
  • Michelle Obama wears vintage, sparks panic (Gag Reflex alert!)

    12/17/2010 12:30:25 PM PST · by pillut48 · 92 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 17 Dec 2010 | Belinda White
    If Michelle Obama wears something, the rest of America usually follows suit, such is the level of interest in her sartorial selections. Ever since Mr O entered the presidential race, Mrs O has become fashion blog fodder and the inspiration for a book about her style - not to mention the inspiration for glamorous mothers the world over. So news that Michelle Obama wore vintage for tonight’s broadcast of TNT’s ‘Christmas in Washington’, will come as a blow to all the adoring designers who cross their fingers and prey Obama will choose them for her next big photo opportunity, and...
  • Michelle Obama Chooses Secondhand Dress in Fashion First ($2,500 'vintage' hand-me-down?)

    12/17/2010 5:42:46 AM PST · by maggief · 165 replies · 1+ views
    NYPost via FNC ^ | December 17, 2010 | Don Kaplan
    (The New York Post) - First Lady Michelle Obama is once again setting the style world abuzz by wearing a vintage dress to the "Christmas in Washington" concert, which was taped Sunday and airs on TNT Friday.
  • Gordon Brown ‘getting it on with Michelle’... how U.S. planned to show the special relationship was.

    12/05/2010 11:14:54 AM PST · by maggief · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 5, 2010 | Simon Walters
    One of Barack Obama’s aides jokingly suggested that his wife Michelle should be photographed kissing Gordon Brown in the White House to disprove claims that the President had killed off the ‘special relationship’ between Britain and the US. The remark was made by Rahm Emanuel, Mr Obama’s chief of staff, when the President was accused of snubbing no less than five requests by Mr Brown for a face-to-face meeting during a visit to the US last year. The then PM was reduced to grabbing a 15-minute chat with Mr Obama in a kitchen at the United Nations New York HQ...
  • Dreaming of a White House Christmas:Michelle Obama gets creative as she unveils her festive

    12/02/2010 8:55:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 12/2/10 | Staff
    With Christmas fast approaching, even America's First Lady has to help out with a few festive tasks. And today, Michelle Obama pitched in to make seasonal decorations and treats after unveiling the newly decorated White House to specially invited guests from military families. 'It’s Christmas. It’s exciting!' she told the assembled press before helping her younger guests make festive crafts and cards.
  • Michelle Obama reveals she hides new clothes from Barack

    12/01/2010 6:34:23 PM PST · by 6323cd · 89 replies
    Telegraph Online ^ | November 29, 2010 | Belinda White
    Part of Michelle Obama's appeal has always been the feeling that minus the White House and Nobel Peace Prize winning leader of the free world husband, she's just like one of us. Well, when it comes to shopping, it seems Michelle really is just like every woman on earth.
  • Oops, She Does it Again-Michelle Obama Wears an Expensive Prova Scarf to the Food Bank

    11/26/2010 7:59:48 AM PST · by vrwc54 · 32 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/25/10 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    She's a tone deaf hypocrite.
  • Obama 'doesn't think' about Palin, he says

    11/24/2010 10:22:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    United Press International ^ | November 24, 2010
    "I don't think about Sarah Palin," President Barack Obama tells Barbara Walters in a White House interview. Obama said he is concentrating on being "the best possible president" rather than the 2012 election, ABC News said in a preview of the conversation. "Obviously Sarah Palin has a strong base of support in the Republican Party, and I respect those skills," he said. "But I spend most of my time right now on how I can be the best possible president. And my attitude has always been from the day I started this job that if I do a good job...
  • Michelle Obama's White House is 'not Camelot'

    11/24/2010 6:36:40 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    Michelle Obama's White House is 'not Camelot' By: Amie Parnes and Kendra Marr November 24, 2010 04:28 AM EST She has glamorized kitchen gardening, spotlighted childhood obesity and invited thousands of students, many of them minorities, to official White House events. Expectations were high for a different kind of first lady, and in many ways Michelle Obama has lived up to them, maintaining the kind of high public profile that was widely anticipated when she and her husband came to Washington. At the same time she has been a victim of those expectations, disappointing some in Washington who hoped she...
  • New aide for Michelle Obama (FLOTUS needs TWO communications directors??)

    11/22/2010 1:10:58 PM PST · by milwguy · 14 replies
    politico ^ | 11/22/2010 | AMIE PARNES
    The White House announced Monday that Kristina Schake, a former aide to California first lady Maria Shriver, has been named as first lady Michelle Obama's new communications director. Schake – who has experience promoting healthy lifestyles for children, one of Michelle Obama’s signature issues – will start the East Wing position in December. She replaces Camille Johnston, who left the position over the summer to begin work as a senior vice president at Siemens. In a statement Monday, Obama said Schake "brings a wealth of expertise that I know will make her a tremendous asset in the East Wing.” “Kristina...
  • First Lady Brings Healthy Eating Message To Miami

    11/22/2010 7:33:56 AM PST · by kingattax · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | Nov 22, 2010
    The students at one Miami elementary school will have a very special visitor on Monday who'll talk to them about eating right. First Lady Michelle Obama will stop by Riverside Elementary on SW 2nd Street as part of her "Let's Move!" initiative to talk about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. She'll also talk about the role schools play in helping their students eat healthy by planting gardens and improving their nutrition plans. She will be joined by chefs from the Miami area for a demonstration of how a school can effectively use a salad bar to provide students...
  • Michelle Obama and friends see 'Fela!' on Broadway

    11/19/2010 8:49:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 20, 2010
    NEW YORK (AP) — An audience at "Fela!" on Broadway this week got an extra thrill when an unannounced guest arrived — the first lady. Michelle Obama joined six girlfriends at Thursday evening's performance of the Tony Award-winning musical about Fela Kuti, the Afrobeat artist and Nigerian political activist.....
  • Michelle Obama Makes Best-Dressed List

    11/18/2010 5:04:46 AM PST · by scottfactor · 44 replies ^ | 11/18/2010 | Gina Miller
    It has finally spilled over into being just too much for me to not say something. For the past two years I have been keenly aware of the poor taste of Barack and Michelle Obama. I have seen and read how both of them have diminished the office of President of the United States. I have seen how Obama has gone around the world bowing and scraping before despots, needlessly apologizing for our great nation, and it has not escaped my notice that they have taken it upon themselves to lavishly spend our money on their outrageously exorbitant and almost...