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  • As First Lady, Hillary Did Not Have Security Clearance to Receive Classified Information

    02/03/2016 2:49:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2-3-16 | Chuck Ross
    When Hillary Clinton was first lady, she did not have a security clearance, but she was "often provided" classified information, she told her longtime friend and ABC News host George Stephanopoulos in a long-forgotten Dec. 30, 2007 interview rediscovered by The Daily Caller. It was just weeks before the 2008 Iowa caucuses and Clinton was out touting her foreign policy experience, both as a senator from New York and as first lady. She wanted to be seen as the strong and experienced choice in contrast to upstart Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois. But during the interview, video of...
  • China's first lady Peng Liyuan suffers embarrassing make-up fail at lavish Lord Mayor's banquet

    10/22/2015 9:46:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | Updated 16:50, 22 Oct 2015 | By Jon Dean
    Peng Liyuan - dubbed the Chinese Kate Middleton - was attending the dinner during her husband Xi Jinping's historic state visit to the UK China's first lady seems to have suffered a regrettable make-up mishap at a swanky dinner last night. Peng Liyuan - dubbed the Chinese Kate Middleton - was attending the Lord Mayor's banquet as part of her husband Xi Jinping's historic state visit to the UK. But when Madame Peng, who was a famous folk singer before she married President Xi , arrived at the lavish do at London's Guildhall, something seemed odd with her foundation. The...
  • First Lady to visit my MD campus - tomorrow! (vanity, sorta)

    09/16/2015 4:40:31 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 30 replies
    me | 9/16/15 | me
    I started working last week at my old college in MD. Guess what came in the e-mail? Michelle is visiting us - tomorrow. What a way to start my job. Sorry so late but I've been SOOOO busy it's been hard to even read FR! Messages actually came out last week. If any local FReepers are interested....well, here you are.
  • The right wing’s hideous crusade against Michelle Obama has completely fallen apart

    09/03/2015 8:34:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    Salon ^ | September 3, 2015 | Heather Digby Parton
    From the moment Michelle Obama burst on to the national scene back in 2008, she inspired a level of right wing loathing only slightly less intense than that visited on her husband. Indeed, there have been times it has seemed as though they hated her even more. ... [Snip] Obama has been an exemplary first lady and is extremely popular with the public, having shown good humor and style throughout her tenure; so it’s been very difficult for the right to find anything to criticize.That hasn’t stopped them, of course. There is nothing even remotely controversial about her work with...
  • A little secret between Bill Clinton and everybody…

    08/18/2015 6:30:23 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-18-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Meet the potential first lady: Melania Trump (Video)

    08/15/2015 5:52:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
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  • The First Lady’s Moving (But Untrue) Stories of Racial Slights

    05/13/2015 6:29:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/13/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    She’s baaaaaaaack. And she’s maaaaaad. First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address at Tuskegee University last weekend. She’ll do it again next week at Ohio’s Oberlin College — the UC Berkeley of the Midwest, Ground Zero for racial grievance-mongering and fake hate crimes. Commencement FLOTUS is not the same first lady who shows up on Ellen or The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon wearing her pastel cardigan, Chuck Taylors, and a megawatt grin. No, this frowny-faced Michelle Obama talks and squawks like Al Sharpton in Jimmy Choo kitten heels. At Tuskegee, FLOTUS traded her affable TV persona for...
  • Chelsea Clinton could take on role of first lady if Hillary wins, White House expert says

    05/12/2015 10:08:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    If the Clintons were to move back into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the first daughter, Chelsea, would presumably take on the traditional responsibilities of the first lady, an expert on the White House tells Daily Mail Online. 'There is a social function to the first lady's role, and that will not go away,' C-SPAN co-CEO Susan Swain said. 'Diplomacy' is conducted through social settings, 'and it is important to have somebody in that role.' Several first daughters have filled the role of hostess in place of their mothers, throughout American history, Swain, the producer of C-SPAN's acclaimed series on America's first...
  • In our times, Bill Clinton would make a perfect ‘First Lady’

    05/11/2015 8:39:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/11/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Who are they kidding? If anyone wears the pants in the Clinton family, it’s Hillary. With Hillary Clinton’s 30,000-plus emails still AWOL and scandal rather than charitable works erupting from the Clinton family’s billions-rich ‘charitable’ foundation, the big question from the Clinton presidential campaign team—at least according to the Washington Post—is: (drum roll) “What to do with Bill?” The fusillade of rude responses about where to stick Bill from the chattering classes should not be repeated in any family-read publication.
  • Heidi Cruz, a San Luis Obispo native, campaigns now as wife of a presidential candidate

    04/19/2015 12:49:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | April 18, 2015 | Patrick S. Pemberton, The Tribune, San Luis Obispo
    Presidential politics first captured Heidi Nelson Cruz’s attention in the 1980s, when the 12-year-old read a Time magazine piece about the Ronald Reagan-Walter Mondale race while working at her San Luis Obispo bread stand. She would later become a Capitol Hill intern, a policy aide on the George W. Bush campaign and economic director for the Western Hemisphere with the National Security Council. But while government and politics might have been her calling at one time, nothing in her background could have prepared her for the summer of 2013, when her husband, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, helped force a shutdown...
  • Does America now have a bald FLOTUS? What happened to Michelle's hair?

    03/25/2015 8:27:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/25/2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Michelle Obama is home from her #letgirlslearn swing through Asia and back to hawking fruits and veggies from the stainless steel area deep within the hallowed halls of the White House kitchen. Appearing for a segment on Jeopardy, the million-dollar question has now become: what happened to Michelle’s hair? Surrounded by a harvest brimming with God’s bounty and standing in front of a very large soup pot, the FLOTUS sported a hairdo that gave the optical illusion of baldheadedness. Looking like a female rendition of her husband’s hairdo in between dye jobs, Michelle seemed totally unaware of people not...
  • Second Grader Buckles Under Pressure From White House

    03/06/2015 1:00:09 PM PST · by Biggirl · 78 replies ^ | March 6, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    After a second grader complained to First Lady Michelle Obama that she “ruined” Taco Tuesday with her healthy lunch rules, Trip Klibert has accepted the White House’s consolation: Bo and Sunny trading cards and a note from Mrs. Obama that said you’ll get used to it.
  • Do You NOT Want to RAGE When You See the First Lady in a Decidedly Non-Salute Pose on Veteran's Day?

    11/17/2014 1:22:21 AM PST · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Google Plus ^ | November 16, 2014 | Steve Guttierez
    What a despicable, grotesque, piece of squat, this repulsive miscreant, marital partner of the Fudgepacker-in-Chief, demonstrates herself to be.
  • Political Hell on Earth with Michelle at the Helm?

    10/31/2014 8:42:34 AM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    Joe For America ^ | October 30, 2014 | Susan Calloway Knowles
    I think I got a glimpse of what hell could be like after reading something on the Internet recently. Finding out for sure what hell is like is something that I never want to experience. Hearing that First Lady, Michelle Obama, may be considering a run to replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), if the 81-year-old retires in 2018, caused a shiver to run down my spine. While it’s only a rumor at this point, rumors have a way of turning into reality especially when liberal Democrats are involved. Honestly, since I live in California, I couldn’t imagine anyone that would...
  • Michelle Obama Flubs Again: Gets Dem Candidate Bio Wrong

    10/23/2014 1:44:32 PM PDT · by lbryce · 42 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 23, 2014 | Michael Warren
    First Lady Michelle Obama incorrectly referred to Democratic senator Mark Udall as a "fifth-generation Coloradan" while at a campaign stop Thursday. Udall, who is running for reelection, was born in Tucson, Arizona, and is the son of the former Arizona congressman and presidential candidate Morris Udall. Watch the video below: YouTube:Michelle Obama Flubs Again: Gets Dem Candidate Bio Wrong
  • The American Flag Daily: The FIRST First Lady

    06/02/2014 5:27:17 AM PDT · by Master Zinja
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 2, 2014 | JasonZ
    Today is the birthday of Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, the wife of George Washington and the first First Lady of the United States. Born in Virginia, she was married to Washington for more than 40 years until his death in 1799.
  • Public School Kids Protest 'Let's Move' Lunches As First Daughters Get Meatball Subs, Ice Cream

    05/28/2014 4:02:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    CNS ^ | May 27, 2014 | Barbara Boland
    With public school students using #ThanksMichelle to tweet photos of their skimpy, stomach-turning school lunches, I decided to look at what Michelle Obama's daughters are served at Sidwell Friends school, and it turns out the girls dine on lunches from menus designed by chefs. While the Obama daughters have enjoyed dishes like chicken coconut soup, local butternut squash soup, crusted tilapia, they also get their fill of what Mrs. Obama might consider junk food. This week, for example, they'll enjoy meatball subs, BBQ wings, and ice cream, in addition to chicken curry, deviled egg salad and the intriguing "Chef's Choice."...
  • Michelle Obama booted from high school graduation lineup

    04/24/2014 12:06:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Associated Press and Meghan Keneally
    Michelle Obama has rescheduled a high school graduation speech after the students complained that her appearance would prevent many of their friends and relatives from attending the ceremony. The First Lady was scheduled to speak at a combined graduation ceremony for five high schools in Topeka, Kansas, on May 17 but will now be speaking at a different 'senior recognition day' ceremony the day before. 'Once we learned about the concerns of some students, we were eager to find a solution that enabled all of the students and their families to celebrate the special day,' said the First Lady's communications...
  • Michelle Obama takes up tai chi as turmoil in her office is revealed

    03/27/2014 4:40:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/25/2014 | By Geoff Earle
    WASHINGTON — First Lady Michelle Obama is staging picture-perfect photo ops on her tour of China — but back home, her East Wing office is fraught with tension and anxiety, according to a new insider account. Her office “can be a confining, frustrating, even miserable place to work,” writes former White House press assistant Reid Cherlin in an article in The New Republic. “Jealousy and discontentment have festered, as courtiers squabble over the allocation of responsibility and access to Mrs. Obama, both of which can be aggravatingly scarce,” he continues. Michelle Obama has a strong approval rating (69 percent in...
  • Obama Trip to China has Big Price

    03/22/2014 4:13:02 AM PDT · by lbryce · 51 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 22, 2014 | Bob McGovern, Erin Smith
    Jet-setting first lady Michelle Obama has placed a great wall around her junket to China, denying press access while she racks up an $8,350-a-night bill at a swanky high-rise hotel — a move that is already drawing barbs back home. Her entourage — which includes her daughters and mother — are reportedly enjoying 24-hour butler service, a private steamroom and in-room dining at the Beijing Westin. “For the most part, Americans get that the president and first lady usually stay in well-appointed accommodations when they travel abroad, but the problem with doing it — especially now — is there are...
  • Girls’ Night Out: First Lady Michelle Obama Attends A Concert In Annapolis

    03/04/2014 6:40:03 PM PST · by workerbee · 20 replies
    CBSBaltimore ^ | 3/4/14 | Monique Griego
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)—We’re used to seeing First Lady Michelle Obama at a podium addressing crowds, but even she needs a girls’ night out once in a while. This weekend she chose a small venue in Annapolis to let her hair down. The first lady and three of her girlfriends attended a concert at Ram’s Head On Stage in Annapolis. The staff there says they had no idea she was coming up until right before the show! Sunday night started off pretty normal for Zach Price. As general manager of Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, he was getting things ready...
  • Scholars say Eleanor Roosevelt Was the Best First Lady, Michelle Obama Comes In 5th

    02/15/2014 3:04:02 PM PST · by lbryce · 148 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | February 15, 2014 | AP
    A survey of academics has found that Eleanor Roosevelt was the nation's best first lady. Michelle Obama ranks fifth. The findings from the Siena College/C-SPAN poll were released Saturday. Hillary Clinton dropped from fourth to sixth since the last survey in 2008.
  • Hospitalised French first lady accused of using 'emotional blackmail' to keep glamorous role..

    01/13/2014 5:23:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2014 | Sam Greenhill, Peter Allen and Amanda Williams
    Francois Hollande’s trysts with his French actress mistress took place in a Paris flat, registered to a convicted criminal with mafia links, it has been revealed. The 59-year-old president has reportedly been seeing Julie Gayet, a 41-year-old actress who has been conducting a secret affair with the Socialist head of state since last year. The revelations come as France's first lady Valerie Trierweiler is expected to leave hospital today, where she was admitted after collapsing with 'shock and exhaustion' upon discovering the affair.
  • Michelle Obama to mark 50th birthday on Friday

    01/13/2014 4:59:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    January 13, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE,
    Nearing a milestone birthday, Michelle Obama exuberantly describes herself as "50 and fabulous." She's celebrating already and a big birthday bash is in the works.The nation's first lady hits the half-century mark on Friday and, by her own account, she feels more relaxed now that President Barack Obama's days as a candidate are over."That layer is gone now. It gives me a little more room to breathe," she told an interviewer.Nearly five years after assuming the first lady's role following a bruising campaign in which she sometimes became a target, Mrs. Obama is showing increased comfort in what amounts to...
  • 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...
  • Michelle Obama to Hollywood actor: ‘B**ch, where’s my money?’

    12/04/2013 9:45:52 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/4/2013 | Alex Pappas
    Hollywood comedian Will Ferrell says first lady Michelle Obama surprised him once by saying, “Bitch, where’s my money?”
  • First lady cancels Bay Area fundraisers

    10/08/2013 3:36:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies ^ | 10/7/13 | Carla Marinucci
    With the partial shutdown of the federal government dragging on, first lady Michelle Obama has canceled a fundraising trip to California that was scheduled for this weekend, Democratic Party officials said Tuesday. Obama was supposed to have visited Los Angeles on Friday and then headed to the Bay Area .. ... Democratic insiders said there was queasiness at the prospect of the first lady raising millions from wealthy donors and campaigning for Democratic causes while thousands of federal employees are furloughed because of the partial government shutdown. Because the events were political fundraisers and not public appearances, most of Obama's...
  • First lady hosts summit on food marketing to kids (wants healthier food options promoted)

    09/18/2013 10:09:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/18/13 | Darlene Superville - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama used the power of her bully pulpit Wednesday to push food companies and television broadcasters to do more to promote healthier foods to children — and to do it faster. Research shows food marketing is a leading cause of childhood obesity because the ads and promotions lead impressionable kids to then pester their parents to eat what they saw on TV, consumer advocates say. The first lady cited a "cultural shift" taking place in America's eating habits, and highlighted as examples salad bars that are now in many school lunchrooms and kids' restaurant menus that...
  • (YouTube: October 1, 2011) Michelle Obama's "All This For a Damn Flag" Shown At Three Different...

    09/07/2013 1:35:55 PM PDT · by lbryce · 54 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 1, 2011
    From the video description; Yes, folks, that is what she said, according to an instructor at a School for the Deaf and Blind who watched the video. The video is shown at normal speed, 3/4 speed, and 1/2 speed with no banners obstructing her lips. It should come as no surprise that she and Barack have no clue about America's reverence for, nor reference to, our flag, or that both want to eliminate all memorials and ceremonies commemorating the 9/11 attacks.
  • Man claiming to be Michelle Obama's adopted son arrested at bank

    08/13/2013 12:34:49 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies ^ | August 12, 2013 | Eagle Staff Report
    A College Station man who told police he was adopted by First Lady Michelle Obama after she contacted him on Facebook was taken into custody following a bizarre incident at a Bryan bank. Authorities responded to Chase Bank on Boonville Road after an employee alerted police to a suspicious customer Saturday morning. The employee told an officer the man asked to access Obama's account and wouldn't leave after being told there wasn't such an account, according to the arrest report. The 29-year-old man told officers that Obama let him know about the adoption Friday, so Saturday he was trying to...
  • Michelle Obama ditches her bangs

    05/19/2013 5:50:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 71 replies
    Michelle Obama ditches her bangs By Emily Goodin - 05/17/13 12:23 PM ET Michelle Obama's much-talked-about bangs are gone. The first lady debuted a new 'do on Friday during her commencement address at Bowie State University. Her bangs, which she called her midlife crisis, were grown out and parted to the side with her hair slightly longer, touching her shoulders. No word on whether that means the crisis is over. However, in April, she told "Entertainment Tonight" that her bangs were getting "irritating." "The bangs are a day-by-day proposition. They're starting to grow out, getting a little irritating," she said....
  • Baring arms! Gals Opt for Surgery to Look Like Michelle

    04/30/2013 8:06:40 AM PDT · by lbryce · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 3, 2013 | RITA DELFINER
    Women are embracing with open arms the chance to look like Michelle Obama in a sleeveless dress. Upper-arm lift procedures have shot up 4,378 percent over the past decade, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported yesterday. Last year, 15,000 Americans — 98 percent of them women — had liposuction to get rid of excess fat, or a surgical procedure called brachioplasty to remove flabby, loose skin hanging from the back of the upper arms. In 2000, just over 300 had the procedures. The trend’s popularity is partly because people who have lost huge amounts of weight through diet and...
  • Michelle Obama interviewer: How does it feel to have a husband who is a sex symbol?

    04/03/2013 8:09:57 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/03/13 | Charlie Spiering
    *Barf alert* The host of Entertainment Tonight asked her how she felt having a husband who was a “sex symbol” similar to former Presidents JFK and Bill Clinton.
  • Info Request on Michelle Obama

    03/08/2013 5:16:59 AM PST · by Wife of D28Man · 8 replies
    Can someone help me find the list of Michelle Obama's secretarial staff? I remember a post on FR that had all of her staff listed by name and pay and it was stunning. It would be useful to point out in the wake of the WH tour closing. If I remember correctly, Jackie Kennedy had 2 secretaries and Co-President Rodham Clinton had 6 - MO has more than a dozen, perhaps significantly more....
  • Is Google's Promotion of Michelle's Fireside Hangout on Healthy Living on Its Search Page OK?

    03/03/2013 4:10:24 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies ^ | March 3, 2013 | Staff
  • First Lady Welcomes Christmas Tree (The tree is "perfect".)

    11/23/2012 2:25:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/23/12 | ABC OTUS News
    First lady Michelle Obama is kicking off the holiday season by welcoming the White House Christmas tree. Mrs. Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha and first dog Bo greeted the arrival of a 19-foot Fraser fir from Peak Farms in Jefferson, N.C. The tree arrived Friday on a horse-drawn carriage. It will be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House. The first lady says the tree is "perfect."
  • Lavish Entertainment at White House Called “Unavoidable”

    10/28/2012 9:43:04 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    Reports that the cost of entertainment at the White House have soared during President Obama’s term were called “unavoidable” by First Lady Michelle Obama. “Barack is no ordinary president,” Michelle contended. “He is a Nobel Prize winner. He is tremendously popular all over the world. Polls show that if everyone in the world could vote for the President of the United States he’d win with over 70% of the votes. So, naturally, it’s going to cost more.” The “rock star” status enjoyed by President Obama “boosts both the frequency and expense necessary to entertain visitors at the White House,” Michelle...
  • I Wonder if First Lady Indulgences, Air Force One Group Jaunts Have Done Michelle Proud(Yet or Ever)

    09/04/2012 7:10:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    So, being informed of Michelle's speaking slot tonight at the DNC got me thinking what she might be saying about America after four years as First Lady. Would she be overwrought with Tourette's Syndrome trying to utter the word 'proud', 'proud' as in being 'proud' of the greatest copuntry in the world, 'proud' in the greatest country the world has ever known, or would it be more of the same as in "you white folks owe us big time"? Somehow I don't see how change in her abrasive, procupinesque attitude is going to be transformed, tonight or any other. Interesting...
  • Obama: 'We do have a perfect first lady'

    08/16/2012 7:11:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | August 15, 2012 | Jennifer Epstein
    DAVENPORT, Iowa – President Obama isn't a perfect man or a perfect president, but his wife is much more exceptional, he said here Wednesday evening as he wrapped up bus tour across the Hawkeye State. Joined by first lady Michelle Obama in a town square here, he tapped a line he often uses on the campaign trail, that he said in 2008 that he's not a perfect man and would not be a perfect president. But, he said, "we do have a perfect first lady." She's "the best mom in the world," patient, strong and "cute," the president added.
  • Egypt's First Lady Represents New Image (first cousin of Marsi is his wife?)

    07/03/2012 3:33:46 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 16 replies
    New America Media ^ | July 3, 2012 | Ahmed Tharwat
    Editorial note: Mohammed Morsi’s victory as Egypt’s first elected civilian president—and first leader with a PhD—also brings the first traditionally Islamic First Lady. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.--The world now knows that Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party became the first civilian elected president in Egypt’s long history on June 24. But this isn’t the only “first” that Morsi has brought to the Egyptian political landscape. Morsi is the first Islamist to get to the presidential palace. He is the first Egyptian president with Mohammed as an actual first name—although Hosni Mubarak and Anwar Sadat injected “Mohammed” into...
  • Michelle Obama Campaign Video

    07/01/2012 2:56:57 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 3 replies
    Video at link
  • The First Family: A New Glimpse of Michelle Obama’s White Ancestors

    06/24/2012 6:57:47 AM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jine 22, 2012 | Meghan Loutti
    We knew that the Sunday article about Mrs. Obama’s white ancestors would stir considerable interest so we decided to invite readers to pose questions and make comments. We never imagined that one of those readers would provide us with the first glimpse of two key figures in the first lady’s family tree: The white man who owned Mrs. Obama’s great-great-great grandmother, Melvinia Shields, and his son, who most likely fathered Melvinia’s child. The photograph of those two men and their relatives, which is believed to have been taken in Georgia sometime around 1884, is being published here for the...
  • Michelle Obama--America's Marie Antoinette--has $1.5 million budget just for staff SALARIES

    03/25/2012 8:52:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies · 3+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/25/2012 | George Spelvin
    As our government is buying 7 million tons of ammonia laced pink slime to serve our beloved school children, a credit card receipt which, allegedly, Michelle Obama signed right before the 2008 election for a $450 room service snack is just showing up. She ordered 2 whole steamed lobsters costing $100; 2 lobster hors d’oeuvres at $50 and one serving of delicate Iranian Osetra caviar at $150 and washed down her snack in her suite #29m, allegedly at NY’s Waldorf-Astoria on Park Ave. with one Bollinger Champagne service costing $44 to bring her total bill to $447.39 after paying a...
  • The Inner Quest of Newt Gingrich (1995: Marianne Promised To "Undermine Everything" For Newt)

    01/18/2012 5:23:38 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 159 replies ^ | September, 1995 | Gail Sheehy
    ........But his greatest presidential stumbling block may be right under his nose. At home, Newt's second wife, Marianne Ginther Gingrich, tells me she doesn't see herself in the First Lady's job. "Watching Hillary has just been a horrible experience," commiserates Marianne. "Hillary sticking her neck out is not working." What happens if Newt runs?, I ask. "He can't do it without me," she replies. "I told him if I'm not in agreement, fine, it's easy" --she giggles at her naughtiness. "I just go on the air the next day, and I undermine everything...I don't want him to be president and...
  • First Lady Celebrates B-Day at Steakhouse Featuring $28 'Obama' Burger--Kobe Beef, Bacon, Cheese

    01/18/2012 4:10:37 PM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies ^ | 1/18/12 | Susan Jones and Greg Gwyn-Williams
    But the Obamas didn't have burgers--they reportedly had steak in the private dining room. In response to a query from, the BLT restaurant chain would not provide any details of the Obamas' visit, except to say they were "quite honored to have them as our guests." But according to one food blog--in a town famous for leaks--the President and Mrs. Obama ordered a 10-ounce American Wagyu steak, which at $81 is the second most expensive item on the menu, just behind the 12-ounce American Wagyu for $92. Dessert reportedly was a special-order red velvet cake. The a la carte...
  • First Lady Busts A Move During High School Appearance (“random dancing” for Nick TV show iCarly)

    01/13/2012 1:49:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — They called it “random dancing” but First Lady Michelle Obama broke out some moves that resembled subdued variations of “the Monkey” or “the Jerk” Friday during an appearance at a northern Virginia high school. A screaming, raucous auditorium filled with elementary and middle school students greeted Obama and the cast of the Nickelodeon TV show “iCarly” at Hayfield Secondary School in Fairfax County. The appearance promoted an upcoming episode featuring Obama in which she thanks military families for their sacrifices. On the show, star Miranda Cosgrove plays the daughter of an Air Force colonel deployed overseas....
  • Book depicts tensions between first lady, aides

    01/07/2012 7:54:03 AM PST · by Comrade Brother Abu Bubba · 88 replies · 3+ views
    AP ^ | January 7, 2012 | By JIM KUHNHENN
    New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, in a book to be published Tuesday, portrays a White House where tensions developed between Mrs. Obama and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and former press secretary and presidential adviser Robert Gibbs. Among the book's most provocative anecdotes, Kantor recounts a scene in which Gibbs, frustrated after tamping down a potential public relations crisis involving the first lady, exploded when presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett told him the first lady had concerns about the White House response to the flap. The initial commotion had been over an alleged remark by Michelle Obama...
  • Michelle Obama and the Evolution of a First Lady

    01/07/2012 7:53:16 AM PST · by LRoggy · 63 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/7/12 | Jodi Kantor
    Michelle Obama was privately fuming, not only at the president’s team, but also at her husband. In the days after the Democrats lost Edward Kennedy’s Senate seat in January 2010, Barack Obama was even-keeled as usual in meetings, refusing to dwell on the failure or lash out at his staff. The first lady, however, could not fathom how the White House had allowed the crucial seat, needed to help pass the president’s health care legislation and the rest of his agenda, to slip away, several current and former aides said.
  • Michelle Obama booed at Ford 400

    11/21/2011 8:09:52 AM PST · by lbryce · 77 replies
    UPI ^ | November 21, 2011 | Staff
    VideoBoos for first lady Michelle Obama were heard amid the roar of engines before the start of the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The boos could be heard as Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, were saying, "Gentlemen, start your engines" to begin the race Sunday, the South Florida Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale reported. Obama and Biden, grand marshals for the race, were invited to NASCAR's final event of the season to bring awareness to their Joining Forces initiative, which supports military families. The women had addressed the drivers at a meeting before presiding over...
  • Family: Hillary Clinton's Mother Dies at 92

    11/01/2011 9:11:08 AM PDT · by ~Vor~ · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-01-11 | AP
    <p>Dorothy Rodham, mother of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton's mother-in-law, died Tuesday at age 92 after an illness.</p>