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  • Michelle Obama Unleashed: About Women ‘Leaning In’:

    12/02/2018 6:06:14 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 101 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 2, 2018 | Tamar Auber
    Former First Lady Michelle Obama offered a candid assessment of the reality of trying to balance a marriage and a career and the idea of ‘leaning in.'” “Marriage still ain’t equal, y’all. It ain’t equal. I tell women that whole ‘you can have it all’—mmm, nope, not at the same time,” Mrs. Obama said Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday night. “That’s a lie. And it’s not always enough to lean in, because that shit doesn’t work all the time.”
  • Jimmy Kimmel Begs Michelle Obama to ‘Save Us’ from Trump

    11/16/2018 9:46:50 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 53 replies
    Jimmy Kimmel Begs Michelle Obama to ‘Save Us’ from Trump Late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel begged former First Lady Michelle Obama to “save” the United States from the Trump presidency, comparing her husband Barack Obama to Superman. “You see how much we miss you? I mean where did you go” Kimmel said after Michelle Obama sat down to continuous applause from the audience. “We need you back in the old house.” “You know how we feel?” Kimmel continued. “You remember the first Superman movie, Christopher Reeve. When he gave up his powers to save Lois Lane’s life and then he was...
  • ABC News: Michelle Obama 'stopped even trying to smile' at Trump inauguration

    11/14/2018 10:40:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | November 13, 2018 | Eli Watkins
    Former first lady Michelle Obama wrote that she was unable to put on a happy face and smile during President Donald Trump's inauguration in her new book, according to ABC News. "Someone from Barack's administration might have said that the optics there were bad, that what the public saw didn't reflect the President's reality or ideals, but in this case, maybe it did," Obama said in audio of the book. "Realizing it, I made my own optic adjustment. I stopped even trying to smile." In its interview with Obama, ABC News further quoted from her book, where the former first...
  • Michelle Obama: Melania Trump hasn’t asked for my help

    11/13/2018 6:17:57 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 71 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/12/2018 | Chris Perez
    Former first lady Michelle Obama says she took a page out of Laura Bush’s playbook and reached out to Melania Trump to offer advice on the years ahead — and the current FLOTUS ghosted her. “Has (Trump) reached out?” asked ABC anchor Robin Roberts during a sit-down with Obama on Sunday. “No,” said Obama. “No, she hasn’t.” Trump’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, confirmed the lack of correspondence in a statement to CNN on Monday. “Mrs. Trump is a strong and independent woman who has been navigating her role as First Lady in her own way,” the statement said. “When she...
  • Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls

    11/09/2018 6:18:17 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 166 replies
    msn news. AP ^ | November 10, 2018 (AU) | LAURIE KELLMAN
    Michelle Obama says she felt alone after a miscarriage 20 years ago and she and Barack Obama underwent fertility treatments to conceive their two daughters, according to her upcoming memoir. In some of her most extensive public comments on her White House years, the former first lady also lets her fury fly over President Donald Trump's "bigotry and xenophobia" — dangerous, deliberate rhetoric, she wrote, that risked her family's safety. "For this," she writes, "I'd never forgive him." But it's her deeply personal account of her marriage to the future president that shed new light on the Ivy League-educated couple's...
  • Michelle Obama: Trump’s Birther Lies Were Meant To ‘Stir Up Wingnuts And Kooks’

    11/09/2018 3:21:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 8, 2018 | Ed Mazza
    Former first lady Michelle Obama tears into President Donald Trump in her new book, saying his false “birther” accusations against President Barack Obama threatened the safety of the family. According to a Washington Post review of the book, Obama writes in Becoming: “The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks. What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his...
  • Michael Moore says Kamala, Cory Booker won't defeat Trump, urges Dems to nominate Michelle Obama

    11/08/2018 10:23:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 8, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Controversial documentary filmmaker Michael Moore on Wednesday said Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker would lose against President Trump in the 2020 election, suggesting the party should nominate a “beloved American” like Michelle Obama instead. Moore made the comments on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” following the results of the 2018 midterm elections, where Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives. “I think [Trump] is a tumor on our democracy,” Moore said. “But the tumor shrank last night. He has ripped apart and has taken us to the precipice of whether or not we are going to have the country...
  • Barack Obama to Democrats: Michelle Is Not Running for President

    10/22/2018 3:18:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    NTK Network ^ | 10.22.2018 @5:44pm | By NTK Staff
    "Alright, listen. Michelle, she's not running for president," Obama said on Monday. Former President Barack Obama told Democrats at a campaign event in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday that his wife, former First Lady Michelle Obama, is not running for president in 2020. “I know that people have been feeling anxious these days. People get frustrated, and they get angry. Folks come up to me and say, ‘Oh, Barack, what are we going to do? Oh, you know what about Michelle?'” Obama said. At the mention of Michelle, the crowd erupted into applause. “Alright, listen. Michelle, she’s not running for...
  • Michelle Obama on George W: 'I Love Him to Death'

    10/11/2018 11:24:07 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 58 replies
    Newser ^ | 10/11/2018 | By Evann Gastaldo,
    (Newser) – Michelle Obama and George W. Bush have long had a special relationship, and at John McCain's funeral, a video of the former president handing the former first lady a cough drop as they sat next to one another in the crowd went viral. Obama, appearing on TODAY Thursday, explained. "It was a simple gesture," she said. As Bush got out a cough drop for his wife, Laura, "I looked over and I said, 'Hand me a cough drop,'" and he did. "President Bush and I, we are forever seatmates because of protocol. That's how we sit at all...
  • Michelle Obama’s Big Book Trip: ‘It’s Like You’re Looking at a Madonna Tour’ (barf alert)

    09/21/2018 8:45:57 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    NY TImes ^ | 9/21/2018 | Jacob Bernstein
    A fifth-row seat at the Barclays Center goes for $1,256.00. A seat in the front row, with a “meet & greet package” thrown in, will cost you up to $3,000. Wheelchair seating in the back of the house is listed at $400, while a spot in the upper tiers could be had for $29.50. The latest megaproduction from U2 or Beyoncé? Nope. It’s the price of admission to see Michelle Obama on tour for “Becoming,” the former first lady’s memoir, which is scheduled to be published Nov. 13. After keeping a relatively low profile since leaving the White House, Obama...
  • Michelle Obama To Host Voting Rally In Miami

    09/19/2018 9:45:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    WIOD-AM 560 ^ | 9/19/18 | Jessi Minneci
    In the coming weeks, iHeartMedia will be launching a national nonpartisan voter registration program called "When We All Vote." The overall effort of WWEA is to encourage a common expectation for voter participation – not to sway one way or another but to unify.... The "When We All Vote” campaign is being spearheaded by former first lady Michele Obama. She will soon be kicking off nonpartisan campaign events, with the first starting in Miami.
  • Joy Behar Adds Fuel to the Fire, Insults Melania Trump and Her Home Country

    09/10/2018 10:21:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Life Zette ^ | September 10, 2018 | Michele Blood
    Comedian even suggests altering Michelle Obama's advice — 'When they go low, we should go lower' ABC’s “The View” co-host and comedian Joy Behar belittled first lady Melania Trump on CNN’s “Van Jones Show,” saying on Saturday that before she met now-husband president Donald Trump, she was “in Slovenia doing nothing.” Host Van Jones, greeting Behar with kisses on the cheek and clearly thrilled to have her, called Behar “amazing” and an “icon.” Behar told Jones that when she worked at HLN, Melania Trump had come on her show “to hawk her jewelry.” She referred to that show as “famous”...
  • Actress threatens to cancel her TV programme if Melania Trump likes it

    09/06/2018 11:49:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Express ^ | September 5, 2018 | Emily Hodgkin
    MELANIA TRUMP is the wife of President Donald Trump, 72. As such she is a divisive figure for some. Issa Rae has said she will cancel her TV show Insecure if Melania likes it. Melania Trump is a former-model from Slovenia and mother-of-one to Barron Trump. She married Donald Trump in 2005, and became First Lady upon his election last year. Now a filmmaker and actress has said she would go so far as to cancel her TV programme if Melania Trump liked it. Actress, director and producer Issa Rae said she was pleased that Michelle Obama was a fan...
  • George W. Bush, Michelle Obama share tender moment at McCain’s funeral

    09/01/2018 12:12:47 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 98 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 1, 2018 | Mary Kay Linge
    They’ve got a sweet spot for bipartisanship – and each other. Former President George W. Bush gallantly delivered a small piece of candy into the hand of former First Lady Michelle Obama during the memorial service for Arizona Sen. John McCain on Saturday. A camera inside Washington, D.C.’s National Cathedral captured the cute exchange, sending many Twitter users into a tizzy. The moment came with the two seated next to each other in the front pew as former Sen. Joe Lieberman talked about the importance of reaching across the political aisle.
  • Tomi Lahren Can’t Remember A First Lady Criticized Like Melania Trump

    08/22/2018 10:51:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 22, 2018 | Nina Golgowski
    Twitter users were quick to recall the Fox News barbs targeting Michelle Obama. Commentator Tomi Lahren used an appearance on “Fox and Friends” Wednesday to declare she has “never seen a first lady be attacked like” Melania Trump has been, and that it’d be preposterous to think Fox News would have criticized former first lady Michelle Obama as vehemently. “I have never seen a first lady be attacked like this, like Melania Trump has, for the good works and the good deeds that she has done,” Lahren said, responding to a jab made on Twitter by political commentator Ana Navarro...
  • Pretty as a flower! Michelle Obama steps out in a floral dress for an upscale vegan lunch with[tr]

    06/27/2018 11:10:08 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 85 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 6/26/2018 | Valerie Edwards
    (Full article title: Pretty as a flower! Michelle Obama steps out in a floral dress for an upscale vegan lunch with her Secret Service detail in Los Angeles) Michelle Obama was spotted out and about in Los Angeles again this week, just days after a candid talk and reading from her upcoming memoir in New Orleans. The former first lady was seen slipping out of the side door of Crossroads Kitchen, an upscale vegan restaurant on West Hollywood's famous Melrose Avenue. Michelle walked in between two Secret Service agents before slipping into a black car. She sported a black dress...
  • Michelle Obama Tells Students 'College Wasn't Meant to Do Alone'

    Former first lady Michelle Obama told first-generation college freshmen to surround themselves with a community to help them survive college. Mrs. Obama was the first in her family to attend college. She said: "Finding a cohort for yourself and starting to build your community is going to be important. College wasn't meant to do alone." She spoke at the fifth annual Beating the Odds summit. Reach Higher, an education initiative launched by Mrs. Obama during her husband's presidency, partnered with Twitter and Handshake, a college-to-career network, for the daylong workshop. It included a celebrity panel with La La Anthony from...
  • Michelle Obama - Lunch in Venice Suits Me Well!!! (photo, barf alert)

    06/20/2018 11:10:51 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 85 replies
    TMZ ^ | 6/19/2018 | Staff
    Michelle Obama might be from the Midwest and live on the East Coast, but no one needs to school her on nailing the business cas' look in L.A. The former First Lady joined some of her colleagues for lunch at the ritzy Gjelina restaurant in Venice ... easily pulling off the beachy business meeting look thanks to those shades, sandals and soft colors. It was also easy to figure out a big shot was in town ... with her Secret Service motorcade tipping off the locals.
  • Michelle Obama says her memoir is a ‘re-humanization’ effort

    06/23/2018 5:33:12 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 46 replies
    AP ^ | June 23, 2018 | By CHEVEL JOHNSON
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama said Friday her upcoming memoir “Becoming” is a “re-humanization effort” that shares the “ordinariness of a very extraordinary story” that she hopes will give voice to people who feel voiceless. Obama made the remarks as she helped kick off the American Library Association’s annual conference in New Orleans. Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden moderated the conversation before an estimated crowd of 8,000 inside the city’s convention center. Obama shared snippets from the book, including the experiences that have shaped her, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to...
  • Michelle Obama says her memoir is a 're-humanization' effort

    06/24/2018 10:58:15 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies ^ | 6/24/18 | Christopher Carbone
    Former first lady Michelle Obama said Friday her upcoming memoir “Becoming” is a “re-humanization effort” that she hopes will give voice to people who feel voiceless. Obama made the remarks as she helped kick off the American Library Association’s annual conference in New Orleans. Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden moderated the conversation before an estimated crowd of 8,000 inside the city’s convention center. Obama shared snippets from the book, including the experiences that have shaped her, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive and her time at the White House.