More Michelle Obama Articles

  • First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and beliefs that harm girls and women, adding that educating and making women financially literate is not enough. "No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and...

  • Michelle Obama's mom said she didn't want to 'raise any kid of yours!'

    She is now considered the Grandma-in-Chief, but first lady Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Shields Robinson, once told her daughter that after raising two kids herself, "don't expect me to raise any kid of yours!" according to a rare analysis of her White House role.

  • The Democrats' impeachment fundraising extravaganza

    In an almost farcical twist on the recent political debate, the Obama White House has joined the Democratic fundraising apparatus in what appears to be a campaign to encourage Republicans to impeach the president.

  • Democrats have no problem with people cutting them the 'biggest, fattest checks,' they just hate not being able to attack GOP donors by name

    First lady Michelle Obama called on donors Thursday evening to cut the "biggest, fattest" checks to the Democratic Party, warning that a failure to assist financially in the upcoming midterm elections could result in the death of "Hope and Change."

  • Food fight: Cafeteria workers say kids don't want Michelle Obama's lunches, sales down in 49 states

    School cafeteria workers slapped as "offensive" the first lady's latest criticism that some school districts have given up and are just lazily serving junk food.

  • Michelle Obama takes credit for more people drinking water

    Michelle Obama is getting credit for a 3 percent surge in bottled water sales, all due to her "Drink Up" campaign.

  • First lady: Healthy food has place in lunchrooms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Friday that 54 junior cooks who won a contest to make healthier yet tasty meals show the nation's schools can also turn out nutritious food that kids will actually eat. One kid chef from each state, the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories were...

  • Michelle Obama's Veterans Affairs scandal distraction

    The president and Michelle Obama are quite the diversionary tag-team. He blames everyone else for his problems. She takes credit for progress on his behalf that he doesn't deserve and distracts public attention from his avalanche of failures with endless feel-good photo-ops.

  • First lady: Vets face 'unacceptable' job barriers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The difficulties that military veterans face securing jobs are "unacceptable" and the notion of a veteran mired in homelessness should "horrify all of us," Michelle Obama said Wednesday in Los Angeles. The first lady spoke to the crowd of 900 business, government and...

  • Fore! Obama plans 16-day Martha's Vineyard vacation on $12m estate

    It's going to be hot tubs, basketball, tennis and golf for the first family this summer, having set plans for a 16-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard, Mass. next month.

  • Washington Post: L'Oréal should hire Michelle Obama as 'pitchwoman after she leaves'

    Even for a celebrity first lady, Saturday's Washington Post review of Michelle Obama's much-publicized "guns" hit a new level of coverage for her fit, model looks.

  • Michelle Obama touts benefits of higher education

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latino community must use higher education as a tool of empowerment instead of waiting for Congress to fix a "broken" immigration system, Michelle Obama said in New York on Thursday. The first lady spoke to about 1,500 people at the conference of the League of United Latin...

  • First lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. She's fighting a House Republican effort to soften a central part of her prized anti-childhood obesity campaign and says she's ready "to fight until the...

  • Patriotism gap shows conservatives prouder of U.S. than liberals

    Despite prolonged economic troubles, deep political divisions, headaches abroad, and a sense that the country is on the wrong track, the heartening news this Fourth of July is that a majority of people say they often feel proud to be an American.

  • White House resumes tours of first lady's garden

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says tours of Michelle Obama's produce garden will be operating again soon. The tours were grounded after mandatory budget cuts went into effect last year. Public tours of parts of the White House also were halted due to the cuts but resumed after President...



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