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  • FLOTUS shares real Hawaiian pizza

    12/22/2011 8:15:42 AM PST · by illiac · 40 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 12/22/11 | Andrea Siell
    First lady Michelle Obama took daughters Malia and Sasha to MA'O Organic Farms in Hawaii for a pizza party this week, where they were joined by Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives Sam Kass, and Honolulu chef Ed Kenney, a board member at MA'O — which supplied a healthy heap of fresh veggies used by Kenney and Kass as they cooked pizzas for the First Family in a fire oven. The first lady met Kenney when she first visited MA'O back in November for a tour of the farm and a round table with the her "Let's Move!" initiative....
  • The High Price of Impatience: Michelle Jets Off To Hawaii With The Kids For 17 Day Vacation

    12/16/2011 1:03:19 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 16, 2011 | LYDIA WARREN
    The High Price of Impatience: Michelle Jets Off To Hawaii With The Kids For 17 Day Vacation Before The President Can Leave ... At A Cost of $100,000 To The taxpayer By LYDIA WARREN 16th December 2011 With thousands of families struggling to raise funds for Christmas, you would think the Obamas might manage a little thriftiness. But today, Michelle Obama and her two daughters fly to Hawaii for a 17-day holiday - days before the president joins them. The separate flights will incur costs of more than $100,000 to the taxpayer. Vacation: The President was scheduled to begin his...
  • FLOTUS dines at Co Co. Sala

    11/30/2011 10:41:20 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/29/11 | Katy Adams
    First lady Michelle Obama enjoyed a lovely evening at Co Co. Sala on F Street on Monday night. A Yeas & Nays source tells us she dined with seven friends for dinner and, of course, dessert -- which featured an edible chocolate sculpture and house-made artisanal chocolates by Chef Santosh Tiptur. We're told Obama's favorite savory was Chef Tiptur's Moroccan Swordfish Sliders with chermoula marinade, fennel salad, aged pecorino and hazelnut coffee dressing.
  • Things get seasonal at the White House; Obamas hand out Halloween treats

    10/29/2011 4:43:08 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/29/11 | By Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Turns out, the White House did not get egged. Trick-or-treaters marched up the White House driveway on a wet, snowy Saturday, past the spider web-like gauze, the pumpkins and the costumed actors to the mansion’s north portico where President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama handed out treats, an annual tradition. “What’s this? Look at this guy,” the president said at the sight of one costumed child. “A headless man. Terrifying!” And yes, the sweets included signature boxes of White House M&Ms, signaling a temporary respite from the first lady’s healthy eating campaign. Dried fruit and White...
  • Michelle Obama tweets -- and celebrates

    10/21/2011 1:59:51 PM PDT · by Baladas · 14 replies
    LA Times blog ^ | 10/21/10 | Amy Hubbard
    It's being referred to as First Lady Michelle Obama's first official tweet, though she's tweeted before (kind of). The first lady tweeted solo for the first time Wednesday night before the first pitch was thrown at Game One of the World Series. After asking a few technical questions, she pushed the right laptop buttons and sent out her tweet pushing her "Joining Forces" agenda, giving hope to all Twitter-challenged people in America. "I did it!" she said, raising her hands in the air triumphantly. The tweet: "Military families serve our nation too. Let's show our appreciation by Joining Forces with...
  • $10K asking price for photo with Michelle Obama at fundraiser

    10/18/2011 12:56:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 18, 2011 | Katherine Skiba
    When first lady Michelle Obama comes home to Chicago next Tuesday, a group photo with her at a campaign fundraiser won’t come cheap. The asking price for a ticket to a "family photo reception" is $10,000, according to an invitation to the event. The invitation specifies that there may be a maximum of six guests in the photo.
  • White House state dinner menu

    10/13/2011 4:15:42 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    Politico.com/blogs ^ | 10/13/11 | Karin Tanabe
    There’s no celebrity chef tasked with whipping up Thursday night’s state dinner honoring President of South Korea Lee Myung-bak, but the menu is still mouth-watering. For the dinner held in the East Room, Executive Chef Cris Comerford and Pastry Chef William Yosses will serve the following, according to the White House via POLITICO 44: First Course Butternut Squash Bisque, Honey Poached Cranberries, Virginia Cured Ham, Pumpkin Seed Praline, Crème Fraiche Second Course Early Fall Harvest Salad on Daikon Sheets, Masago Rice Pearl Crispies, Rice Wine Vinaigrette Main Course Texas Wagyu Beef, Orange-Ginger Fondue, Sauteed Kale, Roasted Kabocha Squash Dessert Chocolate...
  • Could a San Antonio trained nurse be the next first lady of the United States?

    09/17/2011 6:36:00 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 93 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9-17-2011 | Jack Dennis
    Could a San Antonio trained nurse be the next first lady of the United States? Jack Dennis September 17.2011 Could the 59-year-old daughter of a retired country doctor from Haskell, Texas, who earned her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio (UTHSC), be the nation’s next first lady? Many people in the nursing, health, and medical field are hoping so. Anita Thigpen Perry, wife of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, is immerging as an asset to her husband’s presidential campaign as more people discover she is a nurse and health advocate. Mrs. Perry...
  • Olive Garden, Red Lobster to slash fat and salt; Michelle Obama declares healthy 'breakthrough'

    09/16/2011 4:59:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/16/11 | LINDSAY GOLDWERT
    The First Lady has scored another victory in the battle of the bulge. The CEO of Darden Restaurants, which owns eatery chains Olive Garden and Red Lobster as well as LongHorn Steakhouse and Capital Grille, said on Thursday the company will work to reduce fat and sodium by 10% over the course of the next five years and 20% over the next decade.
  • Michelle Obama Accused of Being $10 Million 'Vacation Junkie'

    08/24/2011 6:58:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Gather ^ | August 24, 2011 | Tom Rose
    Is Michelle Obama a modern-day Mary Lincoln? Anonymous (so far) White House sources are saying it's a fair comparison as the First Lady does to President Obama what Mary Todd did to her husband by spending taxpayer money on luxuries like it was drying up forever. Which is possible... In the last year alone Michelle Obama is accused of spending more than $10 million on vacations and expensive accommodations, all on the public dime. The report, broken by the National Enquirer, is light on the sources, but heavy on the details. The picture painted seems to go way beyond what...
  • Michelle Obama Spent 42 Days on Vacation this Past Year

    08/12/2011 11:45:55 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 68 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | August 12, 2011 | Keith Koffler
    First Lady Michelle Obama over the last year has spent a total of 42 days on vacation, or a little more than one out of every nine days, according to a White House Dossier analysis of her travel. Her vacations, the cost of which are mostly borne by taxpayers, include trips to Panama City, Fla., Martha’s Vineyard, Hawaii, South Africa, Latin America, Vail, Colo., and her visit this week to her brother in Corvallis, Ore. The total does not include a nine day sojourn in Martha’s Vineyard that the Obamas will enjoy this month. Nor does it include a trip...
  • McDonald’s Trims Its Happy Meal ("Would you like apples with that?")

    07/26/2011 6:41:21 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 63 replies
    ny times ^ | 7/26/2011 | Stephanie Strom
    Bowing to pressure from health advocates and parents, McDonald’s is putting the Happy Meal on a diet. The company announced Tuesday that it would more than halve the amount of French fries and add fruit to its popular children’s meal in an effort to reduce the overall calorie count by 20 percent. But McDonald’s appeasement only went so far. A toy will still come with each Happy Meal despite criticism that the trinkets, often with tie-ins to movies like “Toy Story,” foster a powerful connection between children and the often calorie-laden meals. While Happy Meals account for less than 10...
  • Oh, Sweet Irony: FLOTUS Will Not Be Pleased

    07/23/2011 1:30:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Townhall COM ^ | July23,2011 | Erika Johnsen
    am truly, truly tickled with this one. This may be the most exquisitely beautiful illustration of irony I have ever witnessed in my lifetime. President Obama, try as he might, just cannot improve upon our horribly sluggish economy and thinks that bringing down millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations with more taxes will provide the answer (he may want to reconsider those Keynesian economics at some point). First Lady Obama has been trying her darndest to eradicate America's childhood obesity epidemic, lecturing on healthy nutrition habits with her "Let's Move!" campaign. Husband and wife both have some grand ambitions, but often...
  • No debt-ceiling talk here: Michelle Obama on Better Homes and Gardens

    07/23/2011 11:34:37 AM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | July 22, 2011 | Linda Feldmann
    Michelle Obama is a cover girl this week – see the new issue of Better Homes and Gardens – and it’s just what her husband needs. In fact, here’s a pretty good rule of thumb for any president: When the going gets tough, put the inevitably more-popular first lady out front – preferably doing something fun and breezy. Give the public a break from all that stressful talk of debt ceilings and economic calamity and scorching heat.
  • Unions Smack Obama On Debt Talks, Walmart

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's rocky relationship with unions took a few more lumps Wednesday as labor groups pounded both a deficit-cutting proposal he embraced as well as the White House's praise of Walmart. AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka started by hammering the Gang of Six proposal released Tuesday that would cut the deficit by $3.7 trillion over 10 years, in part by limiting popular middle class deductions for home mortgages, health insurance and retirement savings -- a plan Obama hailed Tuesday. "Both parties keep telling us that deficit reduction requires 'tough choices' and 'shared sacrifice' and 'taking on sacred cows,'" Trumka...
  • Michelle Obama To Guest Star On Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

    The First Lady is getting ready for her reality television debut! Michelle Obama is set to guest star in an episode of the popular ABC show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which she will film in North Carolina on Thursday. In the episode, which will air in October, Obama will help build a new boarding house for homeless female veterans outside Ft. Bragg in Fayetteville, according to the White House. Her appearance on the show is part of the Joining Forces initiative she started with Vice President Joe Biden’s wife Jill, which offers support and recognition to military vets and their...
  • First Lady Announces Plan to Bring Fresh Produce to Poor Areas

    07/20/2011 6:30:15 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 78 replies
    VOA ^ | 20 July 2011 | unattributed
    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama has announced a plan for retailers to bring fresh fruit and vegetables to poor and underserved communities, as part of her effort to increase access to healthy foods and combat childhood obesity. At the White House Wednesday, Mrs. Obama said studies show that people who have greater access to supermarkets and fresh fruits have lower instances of obesity. The plan will see Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, and drugstore giant Walgreens, opening 1,500 stores, along with other regional retailers, in areas across the country where people have little or no access to fresh produce. The...
  • Michelle Obama lures Walmart to food deserts

    07/20/2011 4:16:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 55 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 7/20/11 | Carolyn Lochhead, Chronicle Washington Bureau
    First Lady Michele Obama today announced that several large grocery chains, including Walmart, will add 1,500 new grocery stores over the next five years in poor communities that lack access to fresh foods. The stores are expected to reach 9.5 million people. The First Lady called the initiative a "game-changer for kids and communities all across this country." "We can give people all the information and advice in the world about healthy eating and exercise, but if parents can't buy the food they need to prepare those meals because their only options for groceries are the gas station or the...
  • 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.
  • Analysis: Hugs, politics: Michelle Obama's savvy helps husband

    06/27/2011 6:37:27 AM PDT · by skimbell · 28 replies
    Reuters @ Yahoo ^ | June 27, 2011 | Jeff Mason
    She does not consider herself a "secret weapon," but Michelle Obama's trip to Africa showed the first lady has sharp political skills that White House aides can exploit to help re-elect her husband. On her second official solo trip abroad, Mrs. Obama played the roles of traditional and non-traditional politician...