More Michelle Obama Articles

  • PETA scolds Michelle Obama over using real eggs for Easter Egg Roll

    PETA is urging first lady Michelle Obama to substitute fake eggs for the 19,000 real ones to be used in Monday's Easter Egg Roll, claiming that egg production is cruel and eating them unhealthy and a violation of her “Let's Move!” agenda. In a video featuring young girls playing to the...

  • Obama's 2013 return: $98k in federal taxes on $481k in income

    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in federal taxes for 2013 on a reported gross income of $481,098, the White House announced on Friday. In a blogpost on the White House website, press secretary Jay Carney said the president's federal tax rate was 20.4 percent. The...

  • $7.9m Obama Ireland trip included $251,161 for Michelle Obama's Dublin 'sightseeing'

    The White House spent $7.9 million flying the first family to the 2013 G-8 summit in northern Ireland, a venture that included a sightseeing tour of Dublin by first lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters that cost $251,161, according to new documents. The first lady's entourage spent...

  • Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move!' takes over annual Easter Egg Roll --- again

    Exercise, and not colorful marshmallow Peeps, will be the focus of the 136th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 21, the sixth year in a row that first lady Michelle Obama’s fitness-first goal for kids has taken over the once sugar-filled event on the South Lawn.

  • Poll: Sarah Palin tops list of women Americans want to run for president

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the darling of the Tea Party movement, tops a new list of women other than Hillary Clinton who Americans want to run for president. A series of Economist/YouGov polls, wrapped up in an article released this week, found overwhelming support for women candidates...

  • Chinese balancing act: First lady prods Beijing

    The photos from Michelle Obama's weeklong trip to China show her jumping rope, dabbling in tai-chi, walking the Great Wall with her daughters and feeding pandas. All to be expected from a first lady soaking up a rich culture while traveling abroad.

  • Chinese balancing act: First lady prods Beijing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The photos from Michelle Obama's weeklong trip to China show her jumping rope, dabbling in tai-chi, walking the Great Wall with her daughters and feeding pandas. All to be expected from a first lady soaking up a rich culture while traveling abroad. The first lady's words,...

  • Mele Kalikimaka: $11.8m for just two Obama Christmas vacations

    Hawaiian vacations are getting pricy. Just ask the First Family — and the American taxpayer. With inflation jumping the cost of flying Air Force One, the price of President Obama's 17-day family vacation to Hawaii last Christmas was $7,781,361.30 -- and that doesn't even include rent, rooms...

  • US first lady urges Chinese students to aim high

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama encouraged rural Chinese students to aim high and get a good education despite humble roots, in a speech Tuesday that was delivered via satellite technology to remote communities in southwestern China. She cited herself, basketball star LeBron...

  • The Obama-Mao T-shirt that Chinese officials didn't want Michelle Obama to see

    While first lady Michelle Obama was visiting the Great Wall of China, Chinese officials ordered souvenir vendors to remove t-shirts featuring President Obama in a Mao hat.

  • Press covering Michelle Obama shoved, screamed at, blocked from events in China

    First lady Michelle Obama's Spring Break trip to China with her daughters and mom has received some glowing news reports, but not because her press corps has had an easy time covering the event-filled trip.

  • US first lady praised for style, warmth in China

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama brought the importance of education to the foreground on Sunday on the third day of a visit to China, where she has won praise for her approachability and admiration for her comments supporting freedom of speech. Mrs. Obama, traveling with her two...

  • US first lady hosts education roundtable in China

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama told Chinese professors, students and parents on Sunday that she wouldn't have risen to where she was if her parents hadn't pushed for her to get a good education. Mrs. Obama made her comments before hosting a discussion about education on the...

  • Michelle Obama focuses on 'bossy' ban, not human rights in China

    First lady Michelle Obama is in China on vacation, but is not expected to discuss any serious issues the country faces, such as human rights violations. Meanwhile, back in America, Obama is super concerned about the word “bossy” being used to describe women and girls. “Every time you...

  • US first lady meets Chinese president Xi and wife

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, the first day of her weeklong visit to China, in a sign that the leaders of the world's two largest economies are seeking to build stronger bonds. The formal meeting between Mrs. Obama and Xi, in...



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