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  • 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...
  • Breaking: New Herman Cain Accuser to Come Forward (CNN)

    11/28/2011 1:51:52 PM PST · by parksstp · 48 replies
    CNN Situation Room ^ | 2011-11-28 | CNN
    In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Herman Cain said a new accuser would be coming forward to accuse him of having a 13-year affair with him. No links yet as the story is currently breaking and details are still being released. Apparentally a Georgia TV station has the exclusive.
  • 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...
  • Michelle Obama to Serve as…Grand Marshal of NASCAR 400?

    11/12/2011 11:37:28 AM PST · by Baynative · 56 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/11/11 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Billed as part of first lady Michelle Obama’s “Joining Forces” initiative for military families — and perhaps as a way to woo average American voters — Mrs. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will serve as Grand Marshals of the November 20 season-ending NASCAR Ford 400.
  • CURL: The very angry first lady Michelle Obama

    10/30/2011 7:25:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 30, 2011 | Joseph Curl
    Michelle’s back, and she’s madder than ever. She was already pretty angry, seemingly unhappy with just about everything. As her husband wrapped up the Democratic nomination in 2008, she let fly her real feelings: “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country.” A few months into her job as first lady, her French counterpart asked how she liked the gig: “Don’t ask!” she reportedly spat. “It’s hell. I can’t stand it!” She even seems to be mad at her silver-tongued husband. When the two were to set off on a luxurious 10-day vacation to...
  • Healthy skepticism about policy and healthy eating

    10/19/2011 4:36:23 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies
    pioneer press/Reason ^ | 10-19-11 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's decision to stay out of the Republican presidential race means that the American people will be spared months of discussion about his ample waistline and the bad example it sets. Nonetheless, with first lady Michelle Obama urging everyone to get moving, obesity remains a political hot potato, or maybe a tater tot. Below, a helping of skepticism about the causes of Americans' poor eating habits - and the efficacy of political fixes. 5 myths of healthy eating...
  • Fight Erupts Over First Lady's Travel Costs

    10/05/2011 2:02:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies
    usnews.com ^ | Oct. 5, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    A fight has broken out between the White House, its defenders and a conservative public watchdog group over first lady Michelle Obama's travel costs and how they are calculated. The dispute stems from a Judicial Watch release yesterday, reported by Whispers, that said the first lady's June goodwill mission to Africa cost $424,142 just for her Air Force C32A. Judicial Watch said it used Pentagon calculations to come up with the price to taxpayers, multiplying the hourly cost of $12,188 by the number of flight hours, 34.8. [Read: Michelle Obama's Africa Trip Cost More than $424,142.] The White House later...
  • Nearly $500K to send Michelle, family to Africa (her two daughters were listed as senior staff)

    10/05/2011 10:00:48 AM PDT · by Justaham · 32 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 1-0-4-11 | Mark Tapscott
    How much does it cost taxpayers to fly First Lady Michelle Obama, her two daughters and her mother, a niece and a nephew, a hairstylist and makeup artists to South Africa and Botswana to give a few speeches, meet Nelson Mandela, and enjoy a safari on a private game preserve? Nearly half a million dollars, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) concerning Obama's June 21-27 journey. Judicial Watch said the U.S. Air Force provided a C-32 - a Boeing 757 modified by the military for the purpose of flying big-wigs around the...
  • AP Investigation: Plant deal may enrich donors (Gov.Perdue)

    09/30/2011 6:46:02 AM PDT · by sunmars · 43 replies
    A state lawmaker and a group of Democratic political donors with ties to Gov. Beverly Perdue are poised to sell land at a handsome profit for a tire plant that's being lured with $100 million in state and local incentives, according to public records reviewed by The Associated Press. As North Carolina's chief executive, the governor is a key decision maker in large incentives deals involving state money. She also helps appoint the board members of a foundation that's been asked to provide part of the tire plant's package. Perdue's campaign has received more than $52,000 from five men with...
  • Caption This: Barack, Mooch (bling), and TOTUS

    09/22/2011 4:59:02 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 30 replies
    http://houston.culturemap.com ^ | 09.21.11 | Shelby Hodge
    This picture was on Drudge Report today talking about the $42,000.00 diamond bling on Mooche's wrists. I noticed TOTUS, and thought, LOVE TRIANGLE!
  • First Couple Get Flirty at DNC Fundraiser (BHO: “Did you notice how she’s getting cuter?”)

    09/21/2011 8:17:10 AM PDT · by maggief · 120 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 21, 2011 | Devin Dwyer
    President Obama and the first lady gave a glimpse of their lighter sides Tuesday night, exchanging in playful – and at times downright flirtatious – banter at a glamorous million-dollar campaign fundraiser at the Gotham Theater in New York City. Taking the stage to introduce her husband before a crowd of 400 donors, the Michelle Obama hailed the event as “sort of like our date night.” “I would like to thank all of you for planning such a lovely, intimate evening for the two of us,” she said, with a tinge of sarcasm that drew laughter from the crowd. ”A...
  • First Lady Michelle Obama Visits US Open

    09/09/2011 10:19:27 AM PDT · by maggief · 75 replies
    AP ^ | September 9, 2011
    First lady Michelle Obama says she hopes to still be playing tennis when she's 90. Obama visited the U.S. Open for the first time Friday to promote her campaign against childhood obesity and praise the U.S. Tennis Association's initiative to build kid-sized courts. Obama played doubles against Serena Williams, clocked 55 mph on her serve and even did some hula-hooping ...
  • Neanderthal sex boosted immunity in modern humans

    08/26/2011 10:40:58 AM PDT · by decimon · 46 replies · 2+ views
    BBC ^ | August 26, 2011 | Matt McGrath
    Sexual relations between ancient humans and their evolutionary cousins are critical for our modern immune systems, researchers report in Science journal.Mating with Neanderthals and another ancient group called Denisovans introduced genes that help us cope with viruses to this day, they conclude. Previous research had indicated that prehistoric interbreeding led to up to 4% of the modern human genome. The new work identifies stretches of DNA derived from our distant relatives. In the human immune system, the HLA (human leucocyte antigen) family of genes plays an important role in defending against foreign invaders such as viruses. The authors say that...
  • 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...
  • Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in

    08/24/2011 9:28:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 372 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/24/11 | Tamara Abraham
    The Obamas' summer break in Martha's Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets. But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances. White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers' money on vacations alone in the past year. Branding her 'disgusting' and 'a vacation junkie', they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol. The 'top source' told the National Enquirer: 'It's disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage...
  • Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused

    08/24/2011 5:39:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Aug. 24, 2011 | Tamara Abraham
    The Obamas' summer break on Martha's Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets. But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances. White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers' money on vacations alone in the past year.
  • Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m.....

    08/24/2011 11:47:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in public money on her vacations By Tamara Abraham Last updated at 6:40 PM on 24th August 2011 The Obamas' summer break in Martha's Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets. But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances. White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers' money on vacations alone in the past year. Branding her 'disgusting' and 'a vacation junkie', they...
  • Michelle takes separate govt jet to get a few hours of extra vacation time in Martha's Vineyard

    08/19/2011 9:43:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 19, 2011 | Staff
    President Barack Obama ditched the Beltway grind yesterday to seek the pleasures of summer on the beaches of Martha's Vineyard - by way of two helicopter flights and a trip aboard Air Force One. And a further government jet was used by Michelle Obama as she arrived separately to her husband, with daughters Sasha and Malia, just a few hours before he landed. The President left the White House aboard Marine One on his way to Andrews Air Force base to hitch a lift aboard Air Force One. After landing at an unknown air base, he then took a final...
  • Michelle Obama landed at the Eugene (Oregon) airport this morning amid tight security (Party on!)

    08/08/2011 12:18:31 PM PDT · by maggief · 53 replies
    KMTR ^ | August 8, 2011
    Eugene (KMTR) NewsSource 16 was live at the Eugene airport this morning where First Lady Michelle Obama landed amid tight security. We have word that a motorcade will take the First Lady from Eugene to Corvallis. Michelle Obama’s brother, Craig Robinson is the head basketball coach at Oregon State University.
  • Zuma snubs Michelle Obama during First Lady's South Africa visit

    06/21/2011 11:59:46 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6-21-11 | Aislinn Laing
    South Africa President Jacob Zuma has snubbed the visiting Michelle Obama by sending his prisons minister to meet the first lady at the airport and failing to see her during her three-day stay. Mr Zuma was out of the country for the first day of Mrs Obama's second solo trip abroad on Tuesday and although he returned on Monday night, aides said he was "not available" to meet her. Instead, he arranged for Corrective Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to greet her on her arrival in Pretoria on Monday night, and one of his three wives, Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, to meet her...
  • Michelle Obama targets toddler diets

    06/09/2011 8:44:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | June 9, 2011 | Nancy Benac (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama dropped in on lunch and circle time at a Washington child care center on Wednesday and used the occasion to announce a new national initiative to encourage child care centers to promote healthy eating and exercise habits starting with the littlest Americans. The first lady watched as toddlers ate a healthy lunch of fish, fruit and salad greens, did the bunny hop with youngsters in a P.E. class and clapped along with singing time at CentroNia, a bilingual child care center that stresses just the kinds of healthy practices that Mrs. Obama is trying to...
  • The pauper's princess.(Michele Obama out classed again)

    05/27/2011 1:55:17 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 78 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | 05-27-11 | KIRSTEN FLEMING
    As newly minted princess Kate Middleton greeted Michelle Obama in the ornate surroundings of Buckingham Palace Tuesday, it was hard to believe she was wearing a $340 dress from British retailer Reiss — a frock any commoner could buy. Middleton’s appearance in the nude-hued “Shola” dress sparked a shopping frenzy, causing the retailer’s Web site to crash and the dress to immediately sell out. And now style watchers are hailing the Duchess of Cambridge as “the pauper’s princess” — the first stylish royal to embrace affordable trends, and the perfect recession-era symbol.
  • Michelle Obama Does Dublin

    05/23/2011 8:47:49 AM PDT · by kcvl · 91 replies
  • Michelle Obama Doing 'The Dougie' & 'The Running Man' (projectile vomit warning)

    05/05/2011 7:54:30 AM PDT · by Celtic Cross · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 3 2011 | N/A
    What ever happened to class? Link
  • Michelle Obama Does the Dougie (Wretch)

    05/04/2011 9:45:11 AM PDT · by hattend · 55 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | Wednesday, May 4, 2011 | Carissa DiMargo
    First Lady Michelle Obama has a lot of things going for her. She's married to the president of the United States. She has two cute kids. Famously toned arms. A great wardrobe. Oh, and she totally knows how to Dougie. The first lady paid a surprise visit to Alice Deal Middle School in Tenleytown for a dance party Tuesday afternoon. When she arrived, the students were already out on the field, prepping to perform a Beyoncé workout video as part of the first lady's nationwide "Let's Move" initiative.
  • Court rules for Scott- No FL high speed rail

    03/04/2011 8:09:18 AM PST · by Reagan69 · 145 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 03/04/2011 | Janet Zink and Alex Leary,
    TALLAHASSEE — The decades-old dream of high-speed rail in Florida died Friday when the state Supreme Court turned down a last-minute lawsuit to save the project and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced he would send Florida's $2.4 billion to other states.
  • First lady serves day's worth of calories in one meal...

    02/28/2011 11:44:10 AM PST · by jakerobins · 73 replies
    Mrs. Obama Serves Governors a 2,200 Calorie Meal by Keith Koffler on February 28, 2011, 11:37 am First Lady Michelle Obama Sunday night stuffed about 2,200 calories worth of dinner into the nation’s governors, hosting a White House bash that pulled few punches on the fattening front despite her profile as the leader of a national crusade to trim the waistlines of the country’s youth. President Obama is meeting with governors from both Parties at the White House today. Sunday night’s dinner was a kind of welcoming gala. It provided enough calories for an entire day’s worth of eating.
  • Republicans Defend First Lady’s Obesity Efforts

    02/27/2011 8:34:44 PM PST · by VictoryGal · 60 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/27/2011 | Bill Tomson
    Two prominent Republicans, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and likely 2012 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, came to the defense of First Lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to reduce childhood obesity. Speaking on separate Sunday talk shows, the Republicans said they stood behind Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign despite conservative criticism. Mr. Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor who shed many pounds himself when in office, said on “Fox News Sunday” that obesity is a problem threatening the welfare of the entire country. “What Michelle Obama is proposing is not that the government tells you that you can’t eat dessert,” Mr. Huckabee said....
  • Limbaugh Claims His Michelle Obama Remarks Weren’t Below The Belt “Given Where She Wears Her Belt”

    02/22/2011 3:37:52 PM PST · by ColdOne · 81 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | February 22nd, 2011 | Jon Bershad
    Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh made some derogatory comments about the First Lady’s weight. Today he registered how shocked he was at the uproar they caused. (Of course, the word “shocked” in the above sentence should be read as “completely unsurprised as that was clearly what he intended to happen the whole time so now he’s happily compounding the issue by making some more comments.”) Here’s what he had to say today: “These were highly civil comments for crying out loud. I mean, people are going nuts. USA Today, the Politico. And some people were suggesting that my comments were below the...
  • Michelle Obama Goes Skiing in Colorado

    02/19/2011 12:32:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | February 19, 2011 | Keith Koeffler
    First Lady Michelle Obama is on “a private family trip” in Colorado where she is skiing with daughters Sasha and Malia, according to an administration official.“The First Lady and several close friends are chaperoning their children on a ski trip,” the official told the press pool reporter who is following President Obama today.Reports coming out of Colorado say she arrived Friday night and is staying at the Sebastian Hotel on Vail Mountain. Rooms start at $605 per night for a room with two queen beds and head north of $2,000 for multi-bedroom suites.Here’s a description from the hotel’s website: For...
  • Radio host slams Michelle's ribs

    02/21/2011 4:07:30 PM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 02/21/11 | JULIE MASON
    Oh, Rush Limbaugh. Were you feeling ignored? The radio host today seized on a report out of Vail, where first lady Michelle Obama is on a ski trip with Sasha and Malia, to add his voice to the general grumpus over the East Wing's healthy eating program. Via CNN: "The problem is, and dare I say this, it doesn't look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice," Limbaugh said on his radio program. "And then we hear that she's out eating ribs at 1,500 calories a serving with 141 grams of fat per serving." "She is a hypocrite,"...
  • US Gov. Software Creates 'Fake People' on Social Networks to Promote Propoganda

    02/20/2011 6:54:49 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 77 replies
    Examiner ^ | Feb. 18, 2011 | Sean Kerrigan
    The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage "fake people" on social media sites and create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues. The contract calls for the development of "Persona Management Software" which would help the user create and manage a variety of distinct fake profiles online. The job listing was discussed in recently leaked emails from the private security firm HBGary after an attack by internet activist last week. Click here to view the government contract (PDF) According to the contract, the software would "protect the identity of government agencies" by employing...
  • Obama Administration Won’t Cooperate with Congressional Inquiries

    02/19/2011 1:23:41 PM PST · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    A request by Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for testimony on the President’s “stimulus package” was rejected by the White House. At issue was the so-called Romer-Bernstein report (authored by Jared Bernstein, Vice President Joe Biden’s top economic adviser, and Christina Romer, the former head of the White House Council of Economic Advisors). The report portrays the stimulus package as a great success. The White House has cleared Romer and Bernstein to appear on television to discuss it. “If they can go on TV why can’t they testify in Congress?” asked...
  • The Obama Administration has entered into direct, secret talks with senior Afghan Taliban leaders

    02/19/2011 9:12:46 AM PST · by library user · 54 replies
    The New Yorker | Feb. 28, 2011 | by Steve Coll
    Per FR policy, I can only link to this New Yorker article. FULL STORYCheck out the third paragraph.
  • Michelle Obama to Promote Breastfeeding, IRS too

    02/16/2011 6:15:13 AM PST · by IbJensen · 39 replies
    Nutty News ^ | 2/14/2011 | Staff
    Nutty News Washington DC - First lady Michelle Obama will be speaking out to remove barriers to breastfeeding throwing the spotlight on nursing as a way to reduce childhood obesity. “We want to get into child-care centers, day-care centers, and start talking about how — what kind of snacks they’re getting there. We want to have those conversations at an earlier level. But those are just some of the things that you’ll see.” Meanwhile, the Internal Revenue Service announced that the costs for “breast pumps and supplies that assist lactation are medical care” are now, under the IRS code eligible...
  • Michele Obama: BARACK HAS QUIT SMOKING

    02/08/2011 11:08:29 AM PST · by Harley · 99 replies · 1+ views
    Feb 8,2011
    Just heard on the radio: Michelle Obama reports that Barack has quit smoking.
  • Charlotte charred by FLOTUS roast reference

    02/04/2011 4:54:38 AM PST · by IbJensen · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | Molly Ball
    Charlotte residents were ecstatic to hear this week that their city was selected to host the Democratic convention. But there was one line in the e-mail announcement from First Lady Michelle Obama that made locals say, "Huh?" Continue Reading In listing Charlotte's many virtues, Obama named southern charm, hospitality, diversity — "And of course, great barbecue." That was news to residents, who know that North Carolina's best barbecue lies farther afield. "We appreciate the compliments, and they're all spot-on until that last one," the editorial board of the Charlotte Observer newspaper wrote in a blog post titled, "Charlotte = great...
  • Charlotte charred by FLOTUS roast reference (Charlotte = BBQ, like Minneapolis = gumbo?)

    02/03/2011 7:08:18 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/3/2011 | MOLLY BALL
    Charlotte residents were ecstatic to hear this week that their city was selected to host the Democratic convention. But there was one line in the e-mail announcement from First Lady Michelle Obama that made locals say, "Huh?" In listing Charlotte's many virtues, Obama named southern charm, hospitality, diversity — "And of course, great barbecue." That was news to residents, who know that North Carolina's best barbecue lies farther afield. "We appreciate the compliments, and they're all spot-on until that last one," the editorial board of the Charlotte Observer newspaper wrote in a blog post titled, "Charlotte = great barbecue? Who...
  • US Food Manufacturers' New Labels Disappoint Michelle Obama

    01/26/2011 4:02:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Brand Channel ^ | January 26, 2011 | Barry Silverstein
    When the First Lady of the United States commits to an issue, she commits. And no issue has been closer to Michelle Obama's heart than childhood obesity. Her desire to use her clout to spur nutrition prompted the First Lady to give a speech last March, in which she urged food manufacturers to create labels for their products that would help consumers do a better job of choosing the right foods. In May, she announced Let's Move, a national anti-obesity campaign targeting children. In September, she urged the restaurant industry to step up. And last week, Mrs. Obama joined Wal-Mart...
  • Michelle Obama to support Walmart initiative for healthy eating

    01/20/2011 7:53:33 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 36 replies
    guardian ^ | 20 January 2011
    Michelle Obama to support Walmart initiative for healthy eatingWorld's largest retailer pledges to cut prices of fruit and vegetables and reduce salt and fat content, and could move into 'food deserts' without supermarkets in poor urban districts Michelle Obama is set to back plans by the world's biggest retailer, Walmart, to provide its customers healthier and more affordable food options as part of a drive to cut US obesity levels. The first lady has made promoting healthy eating her key initiative in the White House. She will join Walmart representatives at a press conference to launch the initiative later today....
  • Michelle Obama wows in Alexander McQueen gown

    01/19/2011 9:46:11 PM PST · by Zakeet · 187 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2011 | Christina Wilkie
    First Lady Michelle Obama donned a stunning, one-shouldered, red gown on Wednesday night for the state dinner for visiting President Hu Jintao of China. Her color choice was a gracious nod to her Chinese guests: red, while the dominant color of the Chinese flag, also symbolizes prosperity and happiness in Chinese tradition. The dress was designed by the label of Alexander McQueen, a beloved British designer who committed suicide less than a year ago.
  • Michelle Obama's 47th Birthday (today - but can she prove it?)

    01/17/2011 8:46:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/16/11
    Michelle Obama's 47th Birthday Michelle Obama turns 47 on Monday. From wedding-day pictures to her best style moments, see pictures of the first lady through the years.
  • Greed of the Tunisian president's wife that drove a nation onto the streets to start a revolution

    01/16/2011 8:42:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/16/11 | Nabila Ramdani
    Tunisia's angry protestors are shedding no tears for the downfall of ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's greedy wife Leila. The former hairdresser was likened to the Philippines' Imelda Marcos of the Arab world because of her love of wealth and its trappings. While Ben Ali, 74, was granted refuge in Saudi Arabia, his wife, more than 20 years her husband's junior, was at first thought to be holed up in Dubai - a destination she is said to know well through shopping trips. The woman who came from a humble background, was branded 'The Regent of Carthage' for her...
  • Michelle Obama gets new chief of staff

    01/08/2011 12:19:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1+ views
    White House official Tina Tchen was promoted to assistant to the president and chief of staff for first lady Michelle Obama, the administration said Wednesday. Tchen most recently served as deputy assistant to the president and director of the office of public engagement, and as executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, the White House said. She will still be the council executive director in her new position. "I am thrilled to welcome Tina to my team," Michelle Obama said. "Tina's tenure at the White House has focused on ensuring that communities across the country have...
  • Mr. Buttons Is Home From Hawaii

    01/07/2011 7:18:04 PM PST · by devolve · 66 replies
    Friday, January 7, 2011 | devolve
  • Obama's family leaves before him

    12/17/2010 11:38:34 AM PST · by ColdOne · 60 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 12/17/10 | MATT NEGRIN
    President Obama is sticking around Washington while Congress votes on a few final bills, but his family isn’t waiting any longer to go to Hawaii for vacation.
  • Huckabee helps Obama promote "Healthy Hunger-Free Kids" Act.

    12/13/2010 9:21:53 AM PST · by roses of sharon · 31 replies
    -Mike Huckabee, Governor of Arkansas 1996-2007 “The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act makes significant progress toward ending child hunger and obesity by expanding access to federal child nutrition programs and improving the nutritional value they provide. In addition to reauthorizing federal child nutrition programs, the act will help address childhood obesity by reducing the fat and calorie content of school meals. Reversing the childhood obesity epidemic in a single generation – as First Lady Michelle Obama has called upon our nation to do – won’t be easy. It will require a long-term, sustained commitment to attacking this issue across multiple fronts....
  • Obama Joke of the Day - November 23

    11/23/2010 7:57:30 AM PST · by toma29
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 11/23/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    When Obama found out that Steve Austin had abused his government healthcare by $5,999,999, he sent Michelle to bring him in for questioning. Useful Info Nation
  • About that handshake ...

    11/14/2010 3:28:50 AM PST · by Scanian · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 13, 2010 | Editorial
    President Obama has once again taken it upon himself to address the Muslim world, this time in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. In the absence of reliable opinion polls it is anyone’s guess whether the Muslim world relishes, or even indeed much cares about, what is fast becoming a biannual fixture. What does seem increasingly obvious is that the president remains as baffled by that vast amorphous body as the rest of us. He had not even opened his mouth before his purpose was almost derailed by, of all people, his wife, or rather a handshake between Michelle Obama and...
  • Dems may move child nutrition bill

    11/11/2010 3:11:48 PM PST · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 11/11/10 | ABBY PHILLIP
    A bill to fund child nutrition programs may get a second chance during the lame duck session.