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  • 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)Were 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 Rams 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 Hollandes 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, wheres 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, wheres my money?
  • First lady cancels Bay Area fundraisers

    10/08/2013 3:36:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 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
    theeagle.com ^ | 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 trends 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
    Google.com ^ | 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 Obamas 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 hed win with over 70% of the votes. So, naturally, its 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 Morsis victory as Egypts first elected civilian presidentand first leader with a PhDalso brings the first traditionally Islamic First Lady. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.--The world now knows that Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhoods Freedom and Justice Party became the first civilian elected president in Egypts long history on June 24. But this isnt 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 namealthough 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 Obamas 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. Obamas 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 ladys family tree: The white man who owned Mrs. Obamas great-great-great grandmother, Melvinia Shields, and his son, who most likely fathered Melvinias 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 doeuvres at $50 and one serving of delicate Iranian Osetra caviar at $150 and washed down her snack in her suite #29m, allegedly at NYs 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
    PBS.org ^ | 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
    cnsnews.com ^ | 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 CNSNews.com, 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 presidents team, but also at her husband. In the days after the Democrats lost Edward Kennedys 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 presidents 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>
  • Time for the White House to rein in Michelle Obama's out-of-control spending

    08/26/2011 10:08:29 AM PDT · by kelsiejackson · 62 replies
    With the United States facing a national debt of more than $14 trillion, the largest since World War Two, wouldnt it make sense for the White House itself to start trimming its own spending? A good place to begin cutting would be Michelle Obamas rather generous vacation programme. Keith Coffler, who edits the influential White House Dossier, notes that Michelle Obama spent no less than 42 days on vacation over the past year thats one in every nine days.
  • Anita Perry, a no-nonsense nurse, overcomes shyness in signing on to win votes for her husband

    08/11/2011 5:00:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | September 27, 2010 | CHRISTY HOPPE
    .She tries to help the governor not get too carried away with his own role. "I try to keep him grounded. Sometimes I wonder," she said. When he gets a little too puffed up, "I'm always saying: 'Who told you that you were cute today?' " Still, she intends to get out on the campaign trail and play a more visible part. "Not that I'm a vote-changer or a vote-getter or anything like that," she said. "But I'll do whatever I need to do because I think it's important that he get re-elected." You have to grow thick skin, enjoy...
  • First lady, daughter pay Oregon visit (Skipping out on Ramadan dinner?)

    08/09/2011 3:34:34 PM PDT · by yoe · 24 replies
    The Register Guard ^ | August 9, 2011 | Jack Moran
    While local authorities kept mum, a spokeswoman for Michelle Obama confirmed Monday that the first lady is in the Willamette Valley this week to visit her brother, Oregon State University basketball coach Craig Robinson. An airplane carrying Michelle Obama who is Robinsons younger sister touched down Monday morning at the Eugene Airport. Semonti Stephens, the first ladys deputy communications director, said Obama is being accompanied on the trip by one of her two daughters. Stephens said she could not say which of the girls came to Oregon with her mother, or disclose the length of their planned stay....
  • Betty Ford Dead at 93

    07/08/2011 5:58:26 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 146 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | July 8, 2011 | CNN
    Betty Fordhas died at the age of 93.
  • Michelle For President? No, Not That Michelle (Gulp!)

    06/28/2011 10:43:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | June 27, 2011 | Jim Vicevich
    If this doesnt scare you then youre not paying attention. Michael Medved, a conservative talker, explores the idea that even if Barack Obama loses in 2012, why he could all ways run again in four years. And if he wins his wife could always run in years. If the left is trying to scare the crap out of us, it worked. Cant say we werent warned. I just didnt think it would become SOP for the lefties. Bill Clinton warned us in 1992 when you elect him you get a co-presidency. Hillary comes along with the package. Now it appears...
  • Michelle Obama Can't Let Criticism of Her Rapper Go

    05/26/2011 1:57:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker Blog ^ | May 26, 2011 | M Catharine Evans
    The First Lady is not content with corrupting American children at the White House. In a Q&A with British high school girls at Oxford University Michelle continued to promote the rapper Common. Bizarre. And then we had a poetry night and Common was there. He's very cute. But everybody from poet laureates to hip-hop folks, being able to mix up the world in that very interesting way, the White House allows you to do that. A bitter Michelle can't help getting a dig in about "the White House" allowing her to "mix up the world." (Did she really go...
  • Carla Bruni, 43, and Nicolas Sarkozy 'having their first child'

    04/24/2011 1:03:01 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 49 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 7:24 PM on 24th April 2011 | By Peter Allen
    Three years after she married Nicolas Sarkozy following a whirlwind romance, Carla Bruni is pregnant with their first child together, it was claimed yesterday. The 43-year-old wife of the French president is said to be in the early weeks of pregnancy, meaning the child would be born before the election next spring when Mr Sarkozy is hoping to win a second term.
  • So Much for the Diet: Anti-Obesity Crusader Michelle Feasts on Ribs During Pricey Family Vacation

    02/26/2011 11:36:43 AM PST · by lbryce · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2011 | David Gardner
    <p>Michelle Obama feasted on ribs while on her skiing holiday, it has emerged.</p> <p>The First Lady, who has spearheaded a campaign to change American eating habits, ate ancho-chile short ribs from a restaurant next to her luxury ski hotel in Vail, Colorado.</p>
  • The Strange Secret World of Michelle Obamas Fashion Department

    02/22/2011 7:38:28 PM PST · by lbryce · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Gawker ^ | February 22, 2011 | Brian Moylan
    The Strange Secret World of Michelle Obama's Fashion DepartmentEveryone knows that when Michelle Obama wears something in public, it's either going to sell out or cause a controversy. What everyone doesn't know is that there is plenty of behind-the-scenes drama among the women who dress her. While the First Lady has long been linked to boutique owner and stylist Ikram Goldman, it's now becoming clear that their relationship isn't as close as it used to be. Obama has a White House employee, 29-year-old personal assistant Meredith Koop, looking after her style, procuring her garments, and setting up arrangements with designers...
  • Michelle Denies the Fries

    02/09/2011 3:26:21 AM PST · by Scanian · 32 replies · 2+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | February 09, 2011 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Wonder if the First Lady monitored portions at the Super Bowl Sunday Bratwurst Fest, because the woman who put double-stuffed potatoes on the menu is about to dictate what is sanctioned on restaurant menus across America. After filling school vending machines with substances no self-respecting kid would ever eat and after bossing around food makers, rewriting nutrition labels, and attempting to worm her way into cupboards, refrigerators and grocery carts, Michelle is one forkful away from dictating the foods restaurants are allowed to put on your plate. According to White House and industry officials: "A team of advisers to the...
  • Mrs. Obamas Separate Hawaii Travel Likely Costs at Least $63,000

    12/22/2010 1:02:28 PM PST · by Faith · 22 replies · 1+ views
    White House Dossier ^ | December 22, 2010 | Keith Koffler
    The decision by First Lady Michelle Obama to leave on schedule for her two-week Hawaii vacation and not wait a few days for her delayed husband will probably cost taxpayers more than $63,000 in additional expenses, according to a White House Dossier analysis. President Obama was supposed to depart for Hawaii Saturday, but decided to stay in Washington until Congress finishes its work for the year. Hes now expected to depart today or tomorrow. But Mrs. Obama chose to leave without him Saturday, taking their two children and the dog along with her.
  • Michelle Obama to Impose Socialist Salad Bars on Schools

    12/20/2010 4:28:29 PM PST · by lbryce · 59 replies · 2+ views
    f First Lady Michelle Obama has her way, every public school cafeteria across this great nation will have a salad bar full of lettuce, carrots, and communism. The First Lady's Let's Move Salad Bars To Schools program aims to put 6,000 kid-sized salad bars in schools. Each salad bar costs $2,500, and the whole program costs $15 million. So on top of promoting a vegetable-y socialist agenda, they're also expensive! (Schools are being encouraged to raise part of the money themselves.) Big government run amock! The goal of course is to hoodwink children into eating their vegetables. >>> The goal...
  • America's First Lady dances to the tunes of Bollywood

    11/06/2010 2:18:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    hindustantimes ^ | November 06, 2010 | Agence France-Presse
    US First Lady Michelle Obama on Saturday danced barefoot to Bollywood tunes, as she visited a charity helping orphans and runaways in India's entertainment capital, Mumbai
  • "OBAMA IN BIG MID-TERM TROUBLE; RESORTS TO MICHELLE TO SAVE HIM" (Japanese Report/My Translation)

    10/15/2010 12:38:38 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Mainichi Daily News (in Japan) My Translation ^ | 15 October 2010 | Yousou Furumoto (Japanese Reporter)
    Original title of story running on wide-circulation daily Mainichi Shimbun today here in Tokyo is: "米中間選挙:大統領支持率低迷で民主苦戦 ミシェル夫人「好感度」頼み" My summary translation follows (of the main points):
  • Forbes:The World's 100 Most Powerful Woman Most Powerful Woman:Michelle Obama

    10/07/2010 1:10:27 PM PDT · by lbryce · 50 replies
    Forbes ^ | Ocotber 6,2010 | Staff
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