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  • Obama looks to close wage gap while paying female staffers less than men

    04/07/2014 7:40:13 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/06/2014 | Caroline May
    Despite advocates’ cheers about paycheck equity, the Obama White House has paid women less than men for years.
  • 'I'll never forgive Michelle Obama for this school lunch': Students sick of smaller, healthier..

    04/07/2014 5:53:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 7, 2014 | Staff
    American public school students sick of the smaller portions and healthier offerings they get at lunch thanks to Michelle Obama's anti-obesity initiatives are sounding off on social media. Just a month after school lunch participation saw the steepest drop on record following the implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, students tired of going home hungry are making sure the first lady knows why. 'I'll never forgive Michelle Obama for this school lunch,' tweeted one angry student.
  • Students Fed Up With Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Overhaul — Menu-Item Snapshots Spell Out Why

    04/06/2014 1:22:00 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 147 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/5/2014 | Dave Urbanski
    First, about one million public school students said “no way” to their cafeteria menus after Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign led to anger and frustration over food that apparently many American kids didn’t want to stomach.But for those without other options, all that’s left is the power of social media and cell phone cameras when they simply can’t take another bite:Image source: Twitter via Twitchy Image source: Twitter via Twitchy Image source: Twitter via Twitchy Image source: Twitter via Twitchy Even a mom got in on the act…Image source: Twitter via Twitchy Image source: Twitter via Twitchy Image source: Twitter via...
  • Michelle Recalls Surviving American Death Camps

    03/26/2014 7:59:54 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    People's Cube ^ | 3-26-2014 | Komissar Blogunov
    Speaking to a group of awestruck Chinese citizens, Michelle Obama recounted her years of oppression as a victim of racism and how she survived the American extermination camps. "There were laws in America that discriminated against people like me because of the color of our skin," said Michelle. A sharp inward gasp was heard as the interpreter finished her comment in Mandarin. Still haunted by laws that were no longer in effect when she was born, Michelle outlined her plight as she endured racism in Princeton University, and narrowly escaped death at Harvard Law School. Tears were seen streaming down...
  • Michelle Obama says internet access should be 'universal right'

    03/23/2014 9:14:03 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    Guardian ^ | March 23, 2014 | By Daniel Boffey, policy editor
    Michelle Obama has declared that access to the internet should be a universal right, in a rare and controversial foray into the world of international politics during a cultural visit to China. The US first lady, who is on a week-long trip to the communist state with her daughters and mother, risked upsetting her hosts in Beijing by declaring access to information as a birthright. During a speech at Peking University's Stanford Centre, she called for greater freedoms while refraining from a direct attack on the controls over information in China. The so-called "great firewall of China" blocks access to...
  • Beijing hotel workers already 'fed up' with Obama entourage

    03/22/2014 1:16:33 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 51 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | 21 March 2014 | David Martosko
    FULL TITLE: Beijing hotel workers already 'fed up' with Obama entourage in 3400-square-foot, $8,350-per-night suite inconveniencing 'pretty much everyone' – and the first lady's mother is 'barking at the staff' "Michelle Obama, her daughters and her mother Marian Robinson are staying in a sumptuous presidential suite at a Beijing Westin hotel Mrs. Robinson has been 'barking at the staff since she arrived,' a hotel staffer said, adding that 'we can't wait for this to be over' Secret Service agents are monopolizing elevators and booting high-paying guests from their rooms to occupy a block of space near the first lady Both...
  • Beijing hotel workers already 'fed up' with Obama entourage

    03/21/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 139 replies ^ | 03-21-2014 | By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
    FULL TITLE: Beijing hotel workers already 'fed up' with Obama entourage in 3400-square-foot, $8,350-per-night suite inconveniencing 'pretty much everyone' – and the first lady's mother is 'barking at the staff' Michelle Obama and three of her family members are staying in a $8,350-per-night Beijing presidential suite, but despite a 24-hour butler and other perks that come with the lodging, her entourage has inconvenienced 'pretty much everyone' and made the hotel staff 'fed up,' a well-placed hotel staffer has told MailOnline. The sumptuous pad at the Westin Beijing Chaoyang hotel – its website calls the room 'an oasis of comfort –...
  • In Surprise Meeting, China’s President Greets Michelle Obama

    03/21/2014 11:16:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 21, 2014 | by Ann Compton
    First Lady Michelle Obama received an unscheduled greeting today from the President of China at the end of her first full day in the country, a place which President Obama has said he wants to “rebalance” US foreign policy. But the first lady is not engaging in any formal talks on issues such as human rights or global politics. Her trip to China is purely for cultural reasons. President Xi Jinping welcomed the first lady and disclosed he had spoken to President Obama by phone a few days ago and confirmed the two presidents are scheduled to hold a bilateral...
  • White House pastry chef resigns: ‘I don’t want to demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs’

    03/18/2014 11:44:52 AM PDT · by don-o · 104 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 18, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses is resigning after First Lady Michelle Obama fundamentally changed his job duties to focus on healthier food. Yosses is leaving the White House in June to work on a new project focusing on “food literacy” and The New York Times says Michelle is “partly to blame.” The openly gay chef was hired by Laura Bush in 2007 to make his trademark cookie plates and sugar sculptures. Mrs. Obama took over in 2009 and ordered Yosses to make healthier plates in smaller portions. Yosses began replacing butter with fruit puree and sugar with honey...
  • Obama’s vacation plans in jeopardy

    03/06/2014 2:40:36 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 5 March 14 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    ladimir Putin has put President Barack Obama’s vacation plans on hold. Obama’s headed to Coral Reef High School in the southern part of the city for an event about education and the economy Friday, which first lady Michelle Obama had been expected to attend as well. What hadn’t been known was that Obama’s daughters were planning to come with them, and that the four were going to extend the trip for a brief family getaway. Now the White House tells POLITICO that he’s reconsidering. “The president had planned to stay in South Florida with his family for the remainder of...
  • Federal audit calls new school lunch rules a failure

    02/27/2014 8:21:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/27/14 | Stephen Dinan
    The federal government’s changes to school lunch menus have been disastrous, causing problems for cafeterias trying to comply with the rules and leaving the menu so expensive or unpalatable that more than 1 million students have stopped buying lunch, according to a government audit released Thursday. One school district told federal investigators that it had to add unhealthy pudding and potato chips to its menu to meet the government’s minimum calorie requirements. Other school districts removed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from their elementary school menus. Five of the eight school districts surveyed by the Government Accountability Office, the official...
  • The Painful Irony of Michelle Obama's $12,000 Dress

    02/14/2014 12:30:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies ^ | February 14, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier this week President Obama and the First Lady hosted French President Francois Hollande at the White House for an official state dinner. It was quite the affair with caviar, quail eggs, rib-eye and chocolate-malted ganache. In case you don't remember, Hollande is a full blown French socialist who deeply believes the only way to help the poor is by demonizing and soaking the rich. Hollande is currently moving forward with his plan in France to tax millionaires 75 percent after receiving approval from a court. President Obama holds similar views and has repeatedly told the rich they need to...
  • President Obama Spending Valentine's Day Alone

    02/14/2014 3:44:12 PM PST · by Windflier · 30 replies ^ | 14 Feb 2014 | Joel B. Pollack
    Attention broken-hearted and lonely Americans: President Barack Obama feels your pain. He's happily married, of course, but in solidarity with the lovelorn--those victims of romantic inequality--he's spending Valentine's Day alone. Well, not entirely alone--he's set to enjoy a guys' weekend with Jordan's King Abdullah in Palm Springs--apparently without Queen Rania. Who knows what those boys will get up to, with Vegas nearby. The Obamas apparently had their Valentine's Day date on February 8. However, they have a habit of spending a good deal of time apart. In January, the president gave the First Lady a "birthday present" of allowing her...
  • Michelle’s dogs apparently dine on china and crystal

    02/11/2014 3:59:55 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro
    Poverty and unemployment are at near-record levels, the economy is stalled, and a record 47 million Americans are on food stamps, yet aides for first lady Michelle Obama’s tweeted out a picture of her two dogs apparently dining at a table laid with crystal and china. “Bone appétit!,” the aides added to the insensitive tweet, using the language of France’s queen Marie Antoinette, who was executed by radicals in 1793. One dog appears to be wearing a jeweled necklace. The other is wearing a red ribbon. Obama’s media courtiers applauded the ostentatious display of canine luxury. “Bo And Sunny Obama...
  • If Obama Can Credit Michelle With Lowering Childhood Obesity, Then He can Get Away With Anything

    01/29/2014 11:15:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | January 29, 2014 | Mark Horne
    I know there were much more dangerous and important things said in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, but one relatively minor claim completely surprised and shocked me.But what I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class. Some require congressional action, and I'm eager to work with all of you. But America does not stand still, and neither will I. (Applause.) So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families,...
  • Michelle Obama wants $10 donations to 'help protect Obamacare'

    01/27/2014 11:57:16 AM PST · by mojito · 100 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/27/2014 | Paul Bedard
    First lady Michelle Obama is seeking $10 donations to protect Obamacare, her husband's troubled health insurance system. Just one day before he gives the annual State of the Union address, the first lady sent out a fundraising email to supporters hoping to use the speech to prompt donations to help Democrats in the midterm elections this fall. [Text of email]Friend — Earlier this month, because of what you did, it became illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against the up to 129 million Americans living with pre-existing conditions....
  • Subway joins first lady Michelle Obama's healthy eating effort

    01/26/2014 12:10:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    Michelle Obama is getting a new ally in her campaign to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. The first lady was expected to announce Thursday that the Subway sandwich chain will spend $41 million over three years to encourage finicky young eaters to eat more food that comes out of the ground or grows on trees. The announcement was being made at a Subway shop near the White House. Subway will only offer a kids' menu that mirrors federal standards for school lunches. That includes offering apples on the side and low-fat or nonfat plain milk or water...
  • Michelle Obama: Hanoi Jane's My Role Model and that she admires her political savviness.

    01/22/2014 5:06:34 AM PST · by bestintxas · 42 replies
    newsmax ^ | 1/22/14 | m batley
    First Lady Michelle Obama says Jane Fonda is one of her role models, and that she admires her political savviness. During an interview with People Magazine, Obama listed "Hanoi Jane," as one of the people she would like to look and live like when she's 70 or 80 years old. "There’s Jane Fonda, a beautiful, engaged, politically savvy, sharp woman," Obama said. The comment is likely to enrage Vietnam War veterans who still remember how Fonda, now 76, went to North Vietnam in 1972 and was photographed sitting on an anti-aircraft battery. Fonda denounced U.S. military leaders as "war criminals"...
  • ABC Swoons: 50 Ways to Celebrate Michelle Obama’s Birthday

    01/17/2014 11:10:48 AM PST · by RightGeek · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/17/2014 | Andrew Johnson
    In preparation for the first lady’s 50th birthday on Saturday, ABC News has served up a fawning list 50 ways to celebrate the occasion. It highlights Michelle Obama’s most memorable and glamorous moments. Below, ten examples from the list, which you can read in full here: Dance to Beyonce Move into a massive new house with your family and invite your mother to move in too Make the cover of Vogue Buy a Jason Wu dress Hang out with your friend, Oprah Roll your eyes at House Speaker John Boehner or the Danish prime minister Hug, kiss and fist bump the...
  • Five myths about Michelle Obama (Challenging everything you think you know)

    01/12/2014 4:53:30 AM PST · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 12, 2014 | Robin Givhan
    Michelle Obama entered the White House as a chimera. To some, she was emblematic of fully realized African American womanhood and an incomparable fashion icon. To others, she was the voice of racial grievance, the nanny state and Seventh Avenue vanity. She has proved herself to be neither vengeful nor the patron saint of activist feminism. Yet misperceptions linger. So as she celebrates her 50th birthday, here are a few facts in the face of persistent fictions. 1. Michelle Obama is the most fashion-friendly first lady. [Snip] 2. She is a food tyrant of Bloombergian intolerance. [Snip] 3. Her legacy...
  • Queen Michelle and Countess Oprah on Fantasy Island

    01/09/2014 4:37:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 9, 2014 | John Ransom
    *ar·is·toc·ra·cy noun \?a-r?-'stä-kr?-se, ?er-?-\1:government by the best individuals or by a small privileged class2 a:a government in which power is vested in a minority consisting of those believed to be best qualifiedb :a state with such a government3:a governing body or upper class usually made up of a hereditary nobility4:the aggregate of those believed to be superior(*From Merriam-Webster) It’s good to be the queen. Just ask Dennis Rodman, or perhaps his little friend Kim Jung Un. Better yet, consult with Queen Bee Michelle Obama and Countess Oprah Winfrey who are relaxing on a Hawaiian vacation together before the hectic, terrible...
  • Today’s Jaw-Dropper… Michelle Obama Tells Supporters: We Don’t Believe in Handouts and Free Rides

    01/07/2014 9:55:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 20, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Michelle Obama had the gall to tell supporters in New York City this week,“We don’t believe in handouts. We don’t think anyone should get a free ride,”What? That’s ALL they believe in is handouts and redistribution: ** Barack Obama has created two new food stamp recipients for every job created.** number of Americans on disability now exceeds the number of people in New York City.** Under Obamacare the Congressional Budget Office projects that nine million Americans would be added to Medicaid’s rolls in 2014.** 43% of Americans don’t pay income tax.** Under Obama the US government now redistributes two trillion...
  • Happy birthday Michelle from all of US! Taxpayers foot the bill for First Lady's extended..

    01/07/2014 7:11:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 7, 2014 | David Martosko
    When President Barack Obama suggested that his wife should spend extra time in paradise as an early birthday present, he was committing U.S. citizens to pay for the gift, whose costs will likely spiral into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The White House conceded on Monday that the federal treasury will foot the bill to fly First Lady Michelle Obama back to Washington, D.C. on a separate government aircraft after she finishes her extended vacation at the palatial 12-bedroom Hawaii home of talk show legend Oprah Winfrey. Dedicated vehicles, Secret Service costs, and security sweeps of the Winfrey estate...
  • President Leaves Hawaii, Michelle Obama Stays On As 'Birthday Present'

    01/05/2014 11:32:46 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 5, 2014 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    President Barack Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha left their vacation in Hawaii on Saturday, but left First Lady Michelle Obama behind on the islands, according to news agency reports. The president reportedly let his wife stay on in Hawaii with friends as a "birthday present." Michelle Obama will turn 50 years old on Jan. 17.
  • Obama LEAVES Michelle in Hawaii as 50th 'birthday present' while he returns from two-week vacation

    01/05/2014 12:57:54 PM PST · by matt04 · 60 replies
    Michelle Obama doesn't want jewelry or chocolates for her 50th birthday later this month. She wants to be alone. President Barack Obama returned to Washington Saturday after two weeks of vacationing with his family in Hawaii. He left with daughters Sasha and Malia. Michelle stayed behind. 'As part of her birthday gift from the president, the first lady will remain in Hawaii to spend time with friends ahead of her upcoming 50th birthday,' the White House explained in a statement. The First Lady turns the big 5 - 0 on January 17. The White House did not say how much...
  • Barack gives Michelle a magnificent birthday present

    01/05/2014 2:52:58 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 96 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-5-14 | Thomas Lifson
    Kudos to President Obama for giving his wife a birthday present we all can envy, indeed covet. CBS News reports: President Barack Obama is going to give his wife the birthday present that many parents can only dream of - time off, alone, without the children. The White House said on Saturday first lady Michelle Obama would stay in Hawaii, where the family has been on vacation for the last two weeks, rather than return home with her husband and their two girls. "As part of her birthday gift from the president, the first lady will remain in Hawaii to...
  • See what you bought Michelle Obama for her 50th birthday

    01/06/2014 10:36:05 AM PST · by Farnsworth · 66 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | January 5, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    What do you get for the first lady who has everything? Try a few more days in sun-kissed Hawaii for Michelle Obama while her husband and two daughters return to Washington – so she and her Praetorian guard of Secret Service agents and assorted hangers-on can stay on the islands at no small expense to the taxpayers. The New York Times is reporting the first lady is staying put “for several days to spend time with friends in advance of her upcoming 50th birthday” – and staying away from the hustle and bustle of her onerous White House duties. The...
  • Michelle Obama crashes at Oprah's Hawaii pad

    01/06/2014 5:27:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies
    January 06, 2014, 05:40 pm Michelle Obama crashes at Oprah's Hawaii pad By Emily Goodin SUVs, Secret Service agents and Oprah! Michelle Obama's extended Hawaii vacation plans have leaked thanks to security sightings reported by locals near Oprah Winfrey's tropical vacation home. The Maui News reports residents said saw police cars and black SUVs near Winfrey's home in Kula on the island of Maui. The talk show host owns several hundred acres on the island. Other residents told local news outlets that security personnel asked them to leave the area and that paparazzi have been spotted. President Obama left Hawaii,...
  • Michelle Obama spending extended vacation at Oprah’s Maui home

    01/06/2014 11:26:26 AM PST · by ColdOne · 69 replies ^ | 1/6/14 | Betsy Rothstein
    Michelle Obama is spending her extended Hawaiian vacation at Oprah’s “exquisite” Maui getaway, The Daily Caller has learned. While White House pool reports indicate the first lady stayed behind this week in Hawaii to chill out with friends before her 50th birthday, there weren’t many specifics. But sources with direct knowledge tell TheDC that the first lady is relaxing in Maui at Oprah’s estate with CBS’ Gayle King, Valerie Jarrett and Sharon Malone, who is Attorney General Eric Holder’s wife. Sources say she’s there for a “girl’s getaway” before the big 5-0.
  • Michelle Obama in 2008: Barack Will Make Us 'Sacrifice' for Health Care

    11/26/2013 11:58:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    A video has surfaced from the presidential campaign trail in May 2008 that shows Michelle Obama talking about the sacrifices that Americans would have to make in order to achieve her husband's health care goals. The future First Lady was speaking at a meeting of military families to highlight the cost of war for those back at home. Her remarks have been referred to in several Internet postings but no video has surfaced until now. Mrs. Obama says: It's going to cost us something as a society to say, 'We can't tolerate millions of people uninsured. We can't tolerate it.'...
  • Michelle Obama's Biggest Fashion Regret? Wearing Shorts (gag-me-with-a-spoon-alert)

    11/21/2013 11:13:18 AM PST · by Michael.SF. · 63 replies
    Yahoo - Style ^ | Nov. 20, 2013 | Johanna Douglas
    Michelle Obama has become known for her fantastic, unique sense of style. Whether it's an affordable dress from Target or a stunning Jason Wu gown, the first lady's sartorial choices are typically lovely and well-suited for her body type and personality. That said, there is one item she wishes she'd never worn in public: shorts.
  • Michelle Obama: Husband 'in the Bathroom All the Time Just Singing'

    11/20/2013 8:27:34 AM PST · by ColdOne · 94 replies ^ | 11/20/13 | Daniel Halper
    MRS. OBAMA: It was really sweet. But he sings all the time. Oh, yes, he’s in the bathroom all the time just singing. He is always willing to sing. He’s like, you want me to sing now, want me to sing something for you? But he has got a good voice. That was very sweet.
  • Michelle Obama set to promote water drinking on NBC ‘Biggest Loser’ show

    10/16/2013 4:12:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    First lady Michelle Obama is poised for a second appearance on “The Biggest Loser,”NBC’s reality show to help contestants lose weight. Her reason for doing the show? To promote her campaign for the need to drink more water, The Hill reported.
  • US First Lady Promotes “Drink Up” Message

    09/15/2013 8:54:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Spy Ghana ^ | 9/14/13
    The First Lady wants you to drink more water. On a call announcing Michelle Obama‘s newest healthy living initiative Wednesday, Let’s Move Executive Director Sam Kass explained that the White House is working with cities, private companies and public taps to promote the message to “drink up.” Participating companies include Brita, Poland Spring, Evian, Dasani, Voss and others, which will carry a “Drink Up” logo on their bottles, and participating cities include Chicago, Los Angeles county, Houston and, appropriately, Watertown, Wis., where the First Lady is visiting Thursday to kick off the initiative.
  • Michelle Obama urges Americans to 'Drink Up'

    09/12/2013 11:27:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    AFP News ^ | September 12, 2013
    Michelle Obama, who has for years been suggesting "Let's Move," Wednesday added a new directive in her campaign against obesity: "Drink up." The president's wife called on Americans to drink at least one extra glass of water daily. "That's it - it's really that simple. Drink just one more glass of water a day and you can make a real difference for your health, your energy, and the way you feel. So Drink Up and see for yourself," she said.
  • Michelle Obama takes credit for 'cultural shift' in US eating habits (Video)

    09/07/2013 10:33:49 AM PDT · by matt04 · 65 replies
    Michelle Obama credited her anti-obesity program with bringing about a "cultural shift" in the way Americans eat. "Make no mistake about it. We are changing the conversation in this country. We are creating a cultural shift on how we live and eat. And our efforts are having an impact on our children's lives." The first lady touted the success of her Let's Move anti-obesity program during a visit on Friday to Orr Elementary School in Washington, D.C. Obama said when she first began her signature initiative, she couldn't imagine a time when fast-food commercials advertised for breakfast sandwiches made with...
  • School lunches leave York County districts with no easy answers

    09/07/2013 7:10:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    York Dispatch (PA) ^ | September 6, 2013 | By NIKELLE SNADER
    Many schools in the nation are considering a change from the National School Lunch Program, which could happen in schools across York County if the regulations for the program continue to become more strict. But with a decrease in student participation and a growing list of federal nutrition mandates, the district might consider cutting the program next fall at the high school level. The number of students who buy the program-approved school lunch decreased by 10 percent last year, an estimated 100 meals per day. But the current situation isn't the entire reason the district is considering a change. Harlacher...
  • Michelle Obama: I won't run for president

    08/15/2013 11:40:41 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    USA Today | Aug 15, 2013 | David Jackson Nothing follows.
  • Michelle Obama turns to hip-hop to promote childhood obesity campaign

    08/06/2013 2:09:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    The Grio ^ | 8/06/13 | Adrienne Green
    Michelle Obama is adding another fun element to her healthy kids campaign that seeks to tackle the issue of childhood obesity. Like her husband, the first lady has turned to hip-hop to demonstrate a point. She is distributing a hip-hop album complete with 10 music videos and 19 tracks to support her “Let’s Move!” nutrition program. Obama is partnering with Hip-Hop Public Health and Partnership for a Healthier America to release then Songs for a Healthier America album on September 30th.
  • First Lady: Barack's Working to Free Americans from 'Any Form of Public Assistance'

    07/27/2013 2:11:59 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 112 replies ^ | 7/25/13 | Craig Bannister
    In an e-mail to supporters, First Lady Michelle Obama says she grew up in a family that didn't need help from the government, and that her husband is working to make Americans free from dependence on government once again. In her message sent yesterday from, Mrs. Obama says: "When I was growing up, a family like mine -- living on my hard-working father's salary at the city water plant -- could build a solid life without much debt and without relying on any form of public assistance. Today, for too many families, that American promise is no longer within...
  • Clarke schools opt out of new all-free school lunch program (GA)

    07/25/2013 8:33:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Online Athens ^ | July 25, 2013 | by Lee Shearer
    Clarke County public schools will take a pass on a new free-lunch-for-all federal program, at least for now. Under the “Healthy, Hunger-free Kids” act of 2010, school districts with high levels of students who qualify for free or reduced lunchroom prices can opt to offer free lunches to all students this year. The Clarke County School District easily qualifies. Since 2003, the percent of pupils in Clarke schools who qualify for free or reduced lunch has jumped from 64 percent in 2003 to 82 percent as of 2013. If Clarke entered the all-free-lunch program, schools and parents would no longer...
  • First lady asks for Latinos' help on health care

    07/25/2013 3:08:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 7/24/2013 | AP Staff
    ORLEANS - Michelle Obama urged Latino activists on Tuesday to help sign people up for her husband's health care overhaul, especially the millions of younger, healthier people the system will need to offset the cost of caring for older, sicker consumers. The first lady said that, starting July 31, consumers can create an account at, or, its Spanish-language equivalent, so they can get ready to sign up for health insurance in the fall, starting on Oct. 1. "Simply passing the Affordable Care Act was not the goal," Mrs. Obama said at the annual conference of the National Council...
  • Star sings censored version of Cee Lo's 'F*** You' at White House state dinner for kids

    07/10/2013 7:35:55 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 8, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Censoring the f-word, the n-word, the s-word, and the a-word, singer Rachel Crow performed a kid-friendly version of rap artist Cee Lo Green's song "F*** You" at the White House.
  • New school lunch regulations mean financial losses for Pittsfield Public Schools

    07/06/2013 4:31:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Berkshire Eagle (MA) ^ | July 5, 2013 | By Jim Therrien
    In a year of transition toward healthier school lunches, the Pittsfield Public Schools food service budget is headed for an operating loss of more than $100,000. The reason, other than the nearly $60,000 spent to replace the failing food warming line, relates to new federal nutrition guidelines that took effect, and to a state nutrition law that limits the types of snack foods and drinks that can be sold in public schools. "This [deficit] is in line with what is happening around the state". The number of meals served has fallen, and revenue from snacks is well below the level...
  • Top 5 Things Michelle Obama Has Complained About (So Far)

    07/03/2013 8:10:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Breitbarg ^ | 7/3/13 | Joel B. Pollack
    5. The White House is like a "really nice prison." That would mean that the First Lady failed to make parole in November 2012. Ms. Obama made that complaint at the African First Ladies Summit in Tanzania, among fellow inmates, some from countries where the opposition occupies really nasty prisons. 4. Our student loans were "higher than our mortgage." That complaint, at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, sounds awful, except that both of the Obamas went to Harvard Law School, one of the most elite and expensive schools in the country. Many young people today would love to have a...
  • First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush joke about how White House feels like 'really nice prison

    07/02/2013 7:02:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/2/13 | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    President Obama and former President Bush were not the only members of their family that were putting on a joint display of support on Tuesday. First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush have shown their mutual admiration at a panel in Tanzania where they complained about how the White House can feel like a prison. 'There are prison elements to it. But it's a really nice prison,' Mrs Obama said at the Tuesday panel in Tanzania. Her predecessor then added that the chef is an addition unlike other prisons, and Mrs Obama brought it back to the point, saying: 'You...
  • Michelle Obama arrived in Senegal wearing a $1,295 designer dress

    07/02/2013 7:39:29 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 90 replies
    rightpundit ^ | 7/2/13 | rightpundit
    When the first family arrived at the Senghor International Airport in Senegal to kick off their tour, first lady Michelle arrived wearing a $1,295 designer dress. It goes right along with the trip's $100m price tag
  • Michelle Obama's first Instagram! FLOTUS uploads hipster-style shot on first day of African tour

    06/27/2013 9:17:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 24 replies
    daily mail UK ^ | June 27, 2013 | Sadie Whitelocks
    Michelle Obama has officially launched her own Instagram account. The First Lady uploaded her first photograph this morning just hours after touching down in Africa with her family for what will be a six-day, three-country tour. The cell phone-shot image shows her standing smiling with a group of young women from the Martin Luther King all-girls middle school in Dakar, Senegal.… This afternoon she is set to visit Gorée Island with her husband and later they will attend an official dinner hosted by the Senegalese President, Macky Sall. Outlining the purpose of the trip White House spokesman Jay Carney, said:...
  • The First, Historic School Named After Michelle Obama: MOO U???

    06/21/2013 7:53:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-21-2013 | MOTUS
    Thanks to everyone for your thoughtful suggestions on what the elementary school in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to be named after Lady M should be called. Unfortunately the school board has already chosen the name “Michelle Obama Elementary” so we’ll have to save the “Lady M Preparatory School of Fashion and Design” for a later date. And I’m sure you can see why “MOO U” was inappropriate for a grade school. Ditto “MOO U2.” “This name was selected by the school-site council because Michelle Obama supports active living and eating healthy, and the school models itself on...
  • Michell Obama & the Wee Wons: “Ich bin ein Dubliner, und nach dem mittagessen, ein Berliner.”

    06/19/2013 7:31:50 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-19-2013 | MOTUS
    While Big Guy was busy charming world leaders, we had lunch. Fish and chips at Finnegan’s with Bono (!) and his lovely wife Allison, with whom we share a certain savoir faire. Allison’s a real fashion icon too! Imagine that a black slip – at the beach! (SNIP) Bono and Allison, like Big Guy and Lady M, also have two daughters; Jordan, in the gladiator outfit and Memphis Eve. I’ve no idea why they named her after a feminine hygiene product.                   Lady M and the girls had fish and chips, and Lady M also enjoyed a lobster starter, according...