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  • First lady Michelle Obama, Conan O’Brien to visit US troops in Qatar

    11/01/2015 10:22:05 AM PST · by PROCON · 37 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 1, 2015
    Michelle Obama is bringing a little bit of Hollywood on her trip to Qatar next week. The first lady is being accompanied by late-night comic and talk-show host Conan O’Brien, who will entertain US troops during a visit to the al-Udeid airbase near the capital of Doha.
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    10/16/2015 12:07:47 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 13 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 10/16/2015 | Even Bleir
    The decision by officials at a high school in Montana to give up $117,000 in federal money and drop Michelle Obama's healthy lunch program has proved to be a popular and profitable success. Business has been booming in Bozeman High School's cafeteria since its board members voted to drop the National School Lunch Program in a bid to keep students from leaving campus to eat. The lunch program set limits on calories, fat and salt in lunches and mandated that more whole grains, fruits and vegetables should be served in order to curb the onset of childhood obesity.
  • Mayor calls Michelle Obama 'gorilla face,' won't resign

    07/16/2015 10:05:56 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 105 replies
    Sun Times ^ | Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | Chad Merda
    A mayor in Washington state says he wont resign after he called First Lady Michelle Obama gorilla face, insisting that would mean hes admitting hes racist. Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing confirmed to KHQ-6, NBCs Spokane affiliate, that he indeed did make the offensive statement on his Facebook page, but brushed it off as playful banter between he and his friends. Gorilla face Michelle, cant disagree with that, Rushing wrote. The woman is not attractive except to monkey man Barack. Check out them ears. LOL. Hes tried to brush it off as playful back and forth banter that my friends...
  • Michelle Obama: I Won't Slow Down in 'Final Stretch as First Lady'

    06/18/2015 1:07:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 75 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | June 17, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    Michelle Obama pledges not to slow down, despite the fact her second and final term as first lady is winding down. She made the comments in an interview with an Italian publication touting her Let's Move health initiative. The publication asked, "You just celebrated the fifth anniversary of your initiative Lets Move! What are the best results you have achieved and the next goals?" "Through Lets Move! we have started a new conversation about how we eat and live in the U.S., and the results weve seen are beyond anything we could ever have imagined. 1.6 million kids are now...
  • The height of etiquette: Michelle Obama towers over Japanese emperor

    03/19/2015 8:24:12 AM PDT · by traumer · 155 replies
    Michelle Obama has had an awkward start to her visit to Japan as she was pictured towering over Emperor Akihito and stumbling as she tried to bow, shake his hand and curtsey at once. The First Lady, dressed in a florid combination of a blazer and skirt, dwarfed the Emperor in her silver stilettos, while he maintained his composure and smiled politely. She then squatted slightly while shaking his hand, seemingly trying to disguise the difference of height between them. Mrs Obama, who is 5ft 9in tall, also caused embarrassment earlier in the day when she grabbed Akie Abe, wife...
  • Do You NOT Want to RAGE When You See the First Lady in a Decidedly Non-Salute Pose on Veteran's Day?

    11/17/2014 1:22:21 AM PST · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Google Plus ^ | November 16, 2014 | Steve Guttierez
    What a despicable, grotesque, piece of squat, this repulsive miscreant, marital partner of the Fudgepacker-in-Chief, demonstrates herself to be.
  • GOP Activist Says Michelle Obama Resembles Gorilla

    11/16/2014 5:41:21 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 75 replies
    Addicting Info ^ | 15NOV2014 | Ryan Denson
    No, no, no, Republicans arent racist. What on Earth would make you think that? In another isolated incident, prominent South Carolina Republican Rusty DePass likened an escaped gorilla to First Lady Michelle Obama on his Facebook page. Commenting on a report posted to Facebook about a gorilla escape at a zoo in Columbia, South Carolina, DePass commented: Im sure its just one of Michelles ancestors probably harmless. When DePass was busted by online bloggers, he expressed embarrassment and apologized, saying: I am as sorry as I can be if I offended anyone. The comment was clearly in jest. But...
  • Michelle Obama Says She'll 'Fight Until the Bitter End' for Healthier School Lunch Standards

    06/12/2014 1:59:31 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 38 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | June 12, 2014 19:45 GMT | Darlene Superville, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON Michelle Obama has turned her annual spring garden harvest into a plea for keeping healthier school lunch standards in place. Students who help plant the garden regularly return for the harvest. But on Thursday a few school nutrition directors also attended. A House bill due to be voted on soon would allow some schools to opt out of new standards that require more whole grains, fruits and vegetables in school lunches. The White House has threatened to veto the bill.
  • Michelle Obama: Hanoi Jane's My Role Model and that she admires her political savviness.

    01/22/2014 5:06:34 AM PST · by bestintxas · 42 replies
    newsmax ^ | 1/22/14 | m batley
    First Lady Michelle Obama says Jane Fonda is one of her role models, and that she admires her political savviness. During an interview with People Magazine, Obama listed "Hanoi Jane," as one of the people she would like to look and live like when she's 70 or 80 years old. "Theres Jane Fonda, a beautiful, engaged, politically savvy, sharp woman," Obama said. The comment is likely to enrage Vietnam War veterans who still remember how Fonda, now 76, went to North Vietnam in 1972 and was photographed sitting on an anti-aircraft battery. Fonda denounced U.S. military leaders as "war criminals"...
  • Michelle Obama: Husband 'in the Bathroom All the Time Just Singing'

    11/20/2013 9:58:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    weekly standard ^ | DANIEL HALPER
    In an interview on BET last night with Bow Wow and Keshia Chante, First Lady Michelle Obama talked up her husband, President Barack Obama. "I always say my husband has got swag," said Mrs. Obama. "Hes got a little swag." The audience applauded. Mrs. Obama also said that the president of the United States "sings all the time." She continued, "Oh, yes, hes in the bathroom all the time just singing." She also praised her husband. "[H]e has got a good voice." Here's video, via the Washington Free Beacon:
  • Halloween 2013: The Occupation Continues Terror Ensues

    Well, we had a Halloween party this year after all. And while it was scary, as always, the whole affair was fairly low-key compared to past ghoulish celebrations around here: And then there was this secret after party in 2009 with Johnny Depp and the entire Alice in Wonderland cast: Lady M was festively attired in pumpkin and gray this year, as was Big Guy: My! 2009 v. 2013; we are getting gray, arent we? Whats causing that? Anyway, now I know why Chef Yosses was in the garden with Lady M the other day: Ooooh! Thats scary! Chef...
  • First Lady Michelle Obamas Servant List and Pay Scale

    08/22/2013 5:18:12 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 37 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | 8/21/2013 | David Davis
    David Davis (Comment) How blind do you need to be to still believe in OBAMA? WAKE UP! I want change!!! Change this President!!! The First Lady Requires More Than Twenty Attendants (thats 22 attendants to be exact) 1. $172,200 Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff) 2. $140,000 Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy And Projects For The First Lady) 3. $113,000 Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary) 4. $102,000 Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the First...
  • The Twitter force is with him: In battle of Chewbacca vs. TSA, the Wookie wins

    06/09/2013 11:43:20 AM PDT · by DFG · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/09/13 | Michael Jaccarino
    Who needs the Jedi mind trick when you have Twitter? Peter Mayhew, the actor who famously portrayed Han Solos erstwhile companion, Chewbacca, in Star Wars, was returning to his Texas home this month from the Denver Comic Con convention. And like any traveler -- or smuggler, for that matter -- hed hoped to avoid Imperial entanglements while clearing Denver Airport security on the way to his scheduled American Airlines flight.
  • Michelle Tells Grads: I Could Take Up a Whole Afternoon Talking About Baracks Failures

    05/20/2013 8:48:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 20, 2013 | Melenie Hunter
    Complete Headline: Michelle Obama Tells Grads: I Could Take Up a Whole Afternoon Talking About Barack Obamas Failures First lady Michelle Obama in her commencement speech at a high school in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday said she could take up a whole afternoon talking about her husbands failures. And then theres this guy, Barack Obama, who lost I could take up a whole afternoon talking about his failures, but he lost his first race for Congress, and now he gets to call himself my husband, she told graduates of Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School during commencement...
  • The Obama familys Hawaiian vacation home

    12/26/2012 7:24:11 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies
    www.sfgate.com ^ | Dec 26, 2012 | Jenny Pisillo
    --SNIP-- The property is 6,000 square feet with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and an contemporary Asian theme. Supposedly it was to be listed after the Obamas vacationed there last year for $7.9 million. Its unknown if plans changed to sell the house or if the property just never sold. Either way, the Obamas are sure to have had a good time in this luxury beachfront home.
  • Life in the debate: Obama inaudible

    10/04/2012 9:50:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 10.4.2012 | Jill Stanek
    Everyones talking about the presidential debate this morning, so I thought Id open up the conversation here. I loved this photo on RedState.com., taken afterward. Click to enlarge Here are close-ups of the facial expressions, lol. Click both photos to enlarge There wasnt much said on the life issue last night, although President Obama did make a strange comparison between Wall Street reform and living wills: We stepped in and had the toughest reforms on Wall Street since the 1930s. We said youve got banks, youve got to raise your capital requirements. You cant engage in some of this...
  • Michelle Obama Answers Your Questions on PopSugar Ask Away!

    09/19/2012 10:25:43 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    Pop Sugar ^ | Posted Sep 18 2012 - 5:26pm | Lisa Sugar
    Women are at the center of attention during this 2012 election season, and it's more important than ever for us to get out there and vote. Starting today on PopSugar, we are announcing a special interview series with First Lady Michelle Obama. Over the next few weeks, she will be here to answer your questions about the election and all the issues we are facing as women during this election time. We want to hear what's on your mind, so share your questions. What are your concerns about women's health care? Jobs? Education? Balancing being a working mom and wife?...
  • Fact Check: First Lady's False Fairy Tale of Struggle

    09/05/2012 1:25:34 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 34 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 5 Sep 2012, 5:58 AM PDT | Joel B. Pollak
    First Lady Michelle Obamas pitch to voters last night relied on the premise that she and her husband understand what it is to struggle to make ends meet. She spoke movingly about their early years--about how a young Barack Obama drove a car that was rusted out" and found his furniture in a dumpster, how they both came from families that had to scrape by. Her fairy tale--however well-delivered--was one great, big, colorful lie. Both Michelle Robinson and Barack Obama began their adult lives with a leg up on the rest of America. They attended elite schools: Michelle went to...
  • Michelle gets swept off her feet!

    07/29/2012 9:48:20 PM PDT · by donna · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2012
    Michelle Obama is known for her toned physique and strong arms. But when she came face to face with the U.S. Olympic wrestling team, she was distinctly outgunned by the fighting champions. And the First Lady had no defence against the feisty wrestler who decided to pick her up and parade her in front of her fellow athletes.
  • Michelle's ski trip marks 16 Obama vacations

    02/20/2012 10:28:40 AM PST · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/20/12 | Staff
    First lady Michelle Obamas weekend jaunt to Aspen, Colorado for a Presidents Day ski holiday with her daughters Sasha and Malia makes the 16th time members of the first family have gone on extended vacations during their three years in office. Their stay at the home of a major Chicago fundraiser for President Obama makes the fifth time the first lady and her daughters have taken a break from Washington on their own. Only once has Obama had a long weekend out of town and alone, celebrating his 49th birthday in Chicago in August 2010.
  • Michelle Obama Now Trying to Control What the Military Eats

    02/10/2012 9:31:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    First Lady Michelle Obama is still on her food crusade and this time, she's going after the military, saying poor nutrition in our armed forces is a "national security" issue. First lady Michelle Obama said Thursday that poor nutrition in the military was a "national security issue," and praised the armed forces for taking steps to bring healthier options onto bases. "Our military leaders know that this is not just a diet issue; it's not just a health issue. This is truly a national security issue," Obama said. "According to a recent Army study, more than a quarter of our...
  • First Lady Wins Ellen's TV Press-Up Challenge

    02/02/2012 3:34:19 PM PST · by traumer · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Michelle Obama has triumphed after accepting a press-up challenge from Ellen DeGeneres on the comic's TV talk show. The 48-year-old easily completed 25 in front of a studio audience and millions of television viewers. "I thought it wouldn't be good to show up the First Lady so I stopped," quipped DeGeneres after quitting. "I thought this looks bad that I'm going to beat her. I'm 54 and you're 48." Mrs Obama also revealed something about life with the US President behind the doors of the White House. "He (Barack Obama) doesn't pick up his socks," she said in response to...
  • Help Us Document Obama's Hidden Agenda to Destroy America With A Complete List of Examples

    01/14/2012 12:42:34 PM PST · by Stayfree · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Obama's Real Agenda ^ | January 14, 2012 | Stayfree
    As proof that we need a strong and powerful President to reverse the damage done to America by Obama, we are developing a list of issues and actions of the Obama administration to demonstrate the dangerous direction our country is in, e.g. rapidly accelerating debt, deteriorating jobs market, shredding of our Constitutional protections from a rogue government, etc. We need to replace the Marxist in the White House that is hell-bent on bringing America to its knees economically, militarily, socially and with respect to its global standing and reverse everything he has done to us.
  • Michelle Obama gets her own Twitter account

    01/12/2012 7:02:37 AM PST · by maggief · 29 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    The First Lady finally has her own Twitter account. First Lady Michelle Obama, one of the few prominent members of the Obama administration to go tweet-less, set up a Twitter account for the first time on Thursday. The account "will be managed by campaign staff, with any tweets from the First Lady herself signed '-mo,'" according to a tweet. "We're excited today to launch @michelleobama as a new way for you to connect with First Lady Michelle Obama and the President's campaign," reads the debut tweet.
  • Michelle Obamas Mumbai dance stage managed claims author Jodi Kantor

    01/10/2012 11:48:30 AM PST · by maggief · 23 replies
    All Voices ^ | January 11, 2012 | Nina Rai
    American First Lady Michelle Obamas spontaneous jig at a Mumbai school when she accompanied President Barack Obama on his trip to India in 2010 was apparently stage managed by the White House staff, with a view to sending a positive image throughout the world. This surprising claim has been made in an upcoming biography on the Obamas. In her latest book The Obamas, New York Times journalist Jodi Kantor wrote that while in Mumbai, when President Obama was busy discussing trade relations between India and US, his wife met up with a bunch of orphans and stowaways, removing her shoes...
  • Obama Flustered After Mooch Finds Out He Snuck In BBQ In Kansas: You Had BBQ? You Didnt Tell Me

    12/08/2011 10:58:24 AM PST · by bkopto · 44 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | Dec 8, 2011 | Mark Knoller
    At WH Holiday Reception last night, a reporter asked Pres Obama how he liked the BBQ from We B Smokin in Osawatomie, Kansas on Tuesday. You had BBQ? a surprised Mrs Obama chimed in. Pres Obama seemed momentarily flustered. You didnt tell me you had BBQ, said the First Lady. Pres Obama explained to his wife that reporters were miffed that they didnt get any BBQ. Mrs. Obama would have known about the BBQ drop-by if she read the WH press pool reports or followed certain Twitter sites.
  • First lady: I took Bo to Petco and no one recognized me (Video at link)

    10/12/2011 12:40:35 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 52 replies
    MSNBC/Today ^ | 10/11/2011 | Ian Sagar
    Michelle Obama tells TODAY she and her family sneak out 'as much as possible' She is not the first inhabitant of the White House to hide her famous face behind a baseball cap and sunglasses, but Michelle Obama may be the most audacious shopper to ever inhabit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. First lady Michelle Obama who practically sailed through a Virginia Target without a second glance, and admits to sneaking out "as much as possible" told TODAYs Al Roker that she and first dog Bo once visited a major pet store without being recognized by a single person. Image:...
  • Upscale Lands First lady Michelle Obama on Cover

    09/17/2011 9:11:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    Electronic Urban Report ^ | September 16, 2001
    Upscale Magazine has scored an interview with the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama for its October, 2011 issue. She is also featured on the cover. First Lady Michelle Obama represents the spirit of todays African-American mother, wife and champion of change." In the October Upscale cover story, entitled National Treasure, Michelle Obama opens up to Spelman College graduates about her life as a young black girl in the Southside of Chicago Some of you may have grown up like me, in neighborhoods where few had the chance to go to college, explained Mrs. Obama, who prefers to...
  • Michelle Obama: the woman has moves [Latest pictures]

    06/24/2011 10:33:57 AM PDT · by traumer · 42 replies
    It has been an action packed week for Michelle Obama. The First Lady began her first official state visit to Africa this week. Leaving the President behind, Michelle and her daughters Sasha and Malia began their five day trip where they will visit South Africa and Botswana. The First Lady said in a video message at the WhiteHouse.gov, "I'm doing this because we know that Africa is a fundamental part of our interconnected world. And when it comes to meeting the challenges of our time, whether it's climate change or extremism, poverty or disease, the world is looking to African...
  • Michelle Obama heads to Africa, stirs criticism

    06/21/2011 4:18:51 AM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    The Ticket ^ | June 20, 2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    ...the trip is already provoking disappointment from Africa advocates who argue that President Obama, whose father was Kenyan, hasn't devoted enough time to the continent since winning the presidency. Mwiza Munthali, public outreach director of TransAfrica Forum, argues that U.S. officials "are not seeing Africa as a big priority. There has been some ambivalence." The president has made just one trip to sub-Saharan Africa since his Jan. 2009 inauguration and has chosen not to accompany his wife on her journey. This isn't the first time the First Lady has come under fire for travel plans. Below we review some of...
  • Michelle Obama's got the Feith as she steps out in favourite frock for the FIFTH time

    It's no secret that Michelle Obama loves Tracy Feith - she's been seen wearing his frocks on countless occasions. But there is one design, it seems, that she loves above all others. The U.S. First Lady proved the style staying power of the designer's wisteria print dress, which she first wore in January 2009, at the launch of her Lets Move Childcare campaign. She was pictured playing with children on a visit to the Centronia Bilingual Child Care Center in Washington in the Fifties-style floral number, which she teamed with lavender-coloured flats Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2001606/Michelle-Obamas-got-Feith-steps-favourite-frock-FIFTH-time.html#ixzz1OnfURE8d
  • So THAT's how Michelle gets those arms! (Barf, Brit paper hearts tamale queen)

    05/10/2011 9:20:37 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 25 replies
    DailyMail.UK ^ | 5/10/11 | Jennifer Madison
    First Lady's one-armed push-up with Dominique Dawes and Michelle Kwan on White House lawn She's become a role model for children and adults keen to get fit - and Michelle Obama isn't keeping the secret behind her notoriously toned arms secret. The First Lady, who is campaigning against childhood obesity with her Let's Move initiative, exercised on the South Lawn of the White House today. Joined by star athletes including gymnast Dominique Dawes, ice-skater Michelle Kwan, tennis player Billie Jean King and basketball's Grant Hill, Mrs Obama led activities to promote physical fitness among military families. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1385316/Michelle-Obama-exercises-Dominique-Dawes-Michelle-Kwan-White-House-lawn.html#ixzz1Lxy73XIF
  • Cultural degradation at the hands of Michelle Obama, Wilma Proops and the beautiful people

    05/08/2011 3:55:07 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 6 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | May 8, 2011 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    Starting her day with rashers of free range turkey glasses of red fruits juices and a ten minute workout on the Vibration Exercise Machine which she uses on advice from Aunt Agony to the stars, Liverpudlian Wilma Proops is giving our First Lady a toned body. What with the heavy schedule of White House entertainment and full plate dinners, Michelle Obama is taking care of herself in all of the right ways, especially after having served her guests $150 lb Waygu beef entrees. Now, just who is this loon Aunt Agony? Wilma Proops appeared on the international stage, according to...
  • 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 Beyonc workout video as part of the first lady's nationwide "Let's Move" initiative.
  • CELEBRATION! Michelle grooves to Beyonce at DC school [Via Drudge]

    05/04/2011 7:56:09 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 63 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | May 04, 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 Beyonc workout video as part of the first lady's nationwide "Let's Move" initiative. Students were warming up to the Black Eyed Peas song "I Gotta...
  • White House asked California paper to take out unflattering remark about First Lady

    05/03/2011 11:25:27 AM PDT · by Justaham · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5-3-11 | Mike Riggs
    A small weekly paper in California claims that a White House official asked it to remove a sentence from a benign feature about Marine One because it reflected poorly on first lady Michelle Obama. In an email to The Daily Caller, Gina Channell-Allen, president of the Pleasanton Weekly in Pleasanton, California, said that her paper received a call from the White House asking us to take out part of the story because it reflected poorly on the First Lady. The story in question was a soft feature about Marine One titled, Inside Marine One, President Obamas helicopter, that ran in...
  • POLITICO: Michelle Obama touts health law

    03/23/2011 12:02:55 PM PDT · by maggief · 140 replies
    Politico ^ | March 23, 2011 | AMIE PARNES
    Michelle Obama on Wednesday weighed in on the one-year anniversary of the health care law her husband signed into law, arguing that the changes will help parents raise a generation of happy and healthy kids. Sharing a personal story in an op-ed on Yahoos Shine website, Obama said that as a working mom in her pre-White House days, she had the best intentions to feed her daughters Malia and Sasha healthy food on a budget, but admitted that sometimes pizza or the drive-thru were inevitable.
  • Michelle Obama to Promote Breastfeeding as IRS Gives Tax Breaks for Nursing

    02/14/2011 6:55:34 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 84 replies
    politicsdaily.com ^ | Feb. 14, 2011 | Lynn Sweet
    First lady Michelle Obama will be speaking out to remove barriers to breastfeeding, Politics Daily has learned, throwing the spotlight on nursing as a way to reduce childhood obesity. This comes as the Obama administration in the past year has made several moves to encourage breastfeeding -- including a push for more flexible workplace rules and an Internal Revenue Service ruling on Thursday that breast pumps and other nursing supplies qualify for tax breaks. Mrs. Obama -- who has spoken in public about nursing her youngest daughter, Sasha -- is going to tread carefully in what might be a sensitive...
  • Restaurant Nutrition Draws Focus of First Lady

    02/06/2011 6:42:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 6, 2011 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg and William Neuman
    After wrapping her arms around the retail giant Wal-Mart and trying to cajole food makers into producing nutrition labels that are easier to understand, Michelle Obama, a healthy-eating advocate, has her sights set on a new target: the nations restaurants. A team of advisers to Mrs. Obama has been holding private talks over the past year with the National Restaurant Association, a trade group, in a bid to get restaurants to adopt her goals of smaller portions and childrens meals that include healthy offerings like carrots, apple slices and milk instead of French fries and soda, according to White House...
  • Sorry, MichelleSuper Bowl Menu Isn't Lo-Cal

    02/06/2011 6:15:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The National Journal ^ | February 6, 2011
    So much for first lady Michelle Obamas healthy eating crusade. Sunday's Super Bowl menu at the White House includes bratwurst, kielbasa, cheeseburgers, deep-dish pizza, and buffalo wings. There will also be twice-baked potatoes, chips and dip, and ice cream. Green salad is available, but why bother when German potato salad is on the buffet? President Obama hasnt taken sides in the big game featuring teams from states crucial to his reelection. Hes neutral all the way down to the beer, with the White House offering Hinterland Pale Ale and Amber Ale from the Green Bay Packers home in Wisconsin and...
  • 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...
  • Whoopi: OReilly Implied Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul Jabar Behind 9/11 Attacks

    11/15/2010 8:12:24 PM PST · by Justaham · 39 replies
    breitbart.tv ^ | 11-15-10
    What he had said was too volitile and I felt that his statement, which I won't repeat, seems wrong to me because Muhammad Ali is a Muslim. Is he responsible? Is that what you're saying, Bill, that it was him or Kareem Abdul Jabar? You mean they did that?
  • How To Shine Like Michelle Obama (Whut?)

    11/12/2010 2:08:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 189 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes ^ | November 12, 2010 | Jenna Goudreau
    First Lady Michelle Obama may be Americas brightest staroutshining leaders from Washington to Hollywood. In a favorability poll conducted by Gallup in July, she topped the list, ranking higher than Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton and Al Gore. Last month, CNN placed her approval rating at 65%20 points above her husbandsand Forbes named her the most powerful woman in the world. With every TV appearance or press shot, she moves markets. Research by New York University business professor David Yermack, published in this months Harvard Business Review, reveals that Obamas style choices have contributed $2.7 billion to the retail sector. Companies...
  • Michelle Calls the Shots at Home

    11/10/2010 5:15:20 AM PST · by FreeManDC · 35 replies
    Indo-Asian News Service ^ | Updated: November 08, 2010
    New Delhi: Michelle Obama is the boss at home - so what if husband and US President Barack Obama is the most powerful man in the world. "When you and the president have a fight, who makes up," a student asked the US First Lady at the National Handicrafts and Handloom Museum in New Delhi. "I always wait for the President to say sorry because I am a woman," Michelle Obama responded with a smile. Narrating the exchange, museum chairperson Ruchira Ghosh added that Michelle Obama came across a figurine at the 'bhoota' (ritual art from Karnataka) gallery and said...
  • First ladys handshake with conservative Muslim raises Indonesian eyebrows

    11/09/2010 1:02:27 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 29 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 11/09/10 | Brett Michael Dykes
    Indonesia's pious information minister, Tifatul Sembiring, is in hot water for touching the hand of First Lady Michelle Obama, in what he describes as forced contact. The politician flaunts his conservatism as a Muslim and claims to avoid touching women who aren't family members, the Associated Press reports. Indonesia -- which has the world's largest Islamic population, the vast majority moderate -- had been debating how to handle encounters between the first lady and observant Muslim officials far in advance of the Obamas' arrival in the country Monday.
  • At Obamas home, women power rules (Michelle dishes dirt on Barry)

    11/08/2010 12:01:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Times of India ^ | November 9, 2010
    NEW DELHI: The First Lady loves Indian food, especially the mutton and daal she sampled at the Prime Minister's banquet on Sunday night. Her younger daughter, Sasha, wants to become a dancer and when this wife has a tiff with her husband, he has to make up first. In an interaction with 17 school girls from rural areas of the country at the National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, Michelle Obama spilled the beans on who calls the shots at home. Awed by her presence at first, the girls stammered and stuttered but by the time the one-hour session was over,...
  • Michelle Obamas $400 Million Food Desert Scam

    11/08/2010 4:53:13 AM PST · by IbJensen · 101 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/27/2010 | Terence P Jeffrey
    First Lady Michelle Obama has called on Congress to create a $400 million-a-year program to encourage the establishment of supermarkets in places she calls food deserts. The situation in these food deserts, as Mrs. Obama describes it, is quite dire indeed. American children are growing fat because their parents cannot get to a supermarketto buy fruits and vegetableswithout undergoing the hardship of boarding a bus or riding a taxi. As a consequence, food-desert-dwelling children are forced to eat fast food and junk procured at chain restaurants and convenience stores. In a March 10 speech, the first lady painted a sad...
  • First Barack, now Michelle Obama hits the chat show circuit as she busts a move on Ellen ...

    10/29/2010 4:23:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | October 29, 2010 | Andrea Magrath
    With her husband facing electoral oblivion at next week's mid-terms, Michelle Obama is clearly prepared to do anything she can to help. Whether showing off her dance moves on Ellen was a politically astute gimmick, however, remains to be seen. The First Lady appeared on the daytime chat show just hours after her husband went on The Jon Stewart Show in a desperate attempt to woo younger voters. The President has been attacked for appearing on a comparatively lightweight show hosted by a comedian. At one point Stewart even called him 'dude', the first time word has been used...
  • Michelle Obama's nutrition bill fails in the House

    09/30/2010 2:23:57 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Michelle Obama's nutrition bill fails in the House By ABBY PHILLIP | 9/30/10 4:31 PM EDT A bloc of progressive House Democrats resisted heavy White House lobbying and a 11th-hour push to broker a compromise on a child nutrition bill, ending chances that the legislation a pet project of first lady Michelle Obama would pass before the November midterm elections. At the root of the impasse: a proposed $2.2 billion cut in future funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides food stamps for the poor. Despite personal appeals by the first lady, the Democrats balked at...
  • Michelle Obama's healthier eating plan runs up against a fat reality; Americans don't wanna: Gallup

    09/23/2010 7:06:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 23, 2010 | Andrew Malcolm
    Last week Obama, whose chosen cause is fighting childhood obesity, told the nation's restaurants they need to change their recipes and offerings to make them healthier -- less sugar, cream, salt -- and more vegetables and fruits -- even if that means deleting a most popular dish or two and hurting sales. She also praised inner-city Detroit liquor stores that were offering vegetables along with their bottled, fermented fare. But now comes a new Gallup Poll of more than 176,000 Americans showing that, in fact, it's.... ...not access to vegetables at all that's keeping citizens from downing the recommended 48...