More Michelle Obama Articles

  • 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...

  • Michelle Obama: It's very rare that I have the chance to travel outside of the United States

    During her visit to China, first lady Michelle Obama pointed out that the ability to travel outside of the United States was "rare" but that she chose China for a reason.

  • US first lady visits Beijing school

    BEIJING (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama tried her hand at Chinese calligraphy Friday during a visit to a high school in Beijing at the start of a weeklong visit to China aimed at promoting education and person-to-person exchanges. Obama was joined by Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese...

  • US first lady to avoid politics on Beijing visit

    BEIJING (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama plans to avoid politics and focus on education and people-to-people contacts on her first visit to China. Mrs. Obama's schedule includes a speech to Chinese and American students at Peking University and visits to the cities of Xi'an in the west and...

  • Obama's brackets may have violated ethics rules banning NCAA betting at work

    President Obama's NCAA bracket, distributed by the White House, and his comments to ESPN that he would buy the first lady some shoes if he won, may have crossed strict ethics lines barring federal workers from doing their own brackets while on duty.

  • Ted Cruz: Young people don't need 'condescension and patronizing' from Washington

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, suggested that young people in America didn't need the continued "condescension and patronizing" from Washington in a continued effort to get them to sign up for Obamacare

  • Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' initiative may have increased obesity rates

    It seems first lady Michelle Obama's nanny-state initiative to reduce childhood obesity may have at best done nothing and at worst increased obesity, according to a report from Reuters.

  • Michelle Obama in 2013: President Obama calls me 'bossy'

    During a Christmas event last year, first lady Michelle Obama admitted that President Obama calls her "bossy" when they decorate for Christmas. "This year, I have to say, the president actually put most of the ornaments on the tree -- because he says I’m bossy, so I just sat back and let...

  • Michelle Obama ad for Obamacare: 'We nag you because we love you'

    As part of the mom-themed campaign to encourage young people to sign up for Obamacare, first lady Michelle Obama joins the mothers of Hollywood stars Jonah Hill, Adam Levine, Jennifer Lopez and Alicia Keys in a new ad.

  • Obama at Gap: No V-necks for daughters, fears they will 'slip'

    President Obama, on a fundraising field trip to New York City on Tuesday, stopped in at a Gap on 42nd Street to shop for his wife and daughters, confidently telling those around him, "I think the ladies will be impressed by my style sense.” But given a choice to be stylish or prudish, he...

  • Obama unveils initiative to help students find financial aid

    President Obama on Friday unveiled a new initiative to help students seeking financial aid for college, touting the latest step in his “opportunity agenda.”

From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...