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Michelle Obama

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is the wife of the 44th and incumbent President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is ... More »Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is the wife of the 44th and incumbent President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Obama attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School before returning to Chicago and to work at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met her future husband. Subsequently, she worked as part of the staff of Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, and for the University of Chicago Medical Center. Throughout 2007 and 2008, she helped campaign for her husband's presidential bid and delivered a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She is the mother of two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and is the sister of Craig Robinson, men's basketball coach at Oregon State University. As the wife of a Senator, and later the First Lady, she has become a fashion icon and role model for women, and a notable advocate for poverty awareness and... [ Wikipedia ]

Bucket List Item: White House Easter Egg Roll

President Obama and Michelle Obama had just arrived for the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll, but Everly, 2, was angling for a better view of a six-foot-tall Easter bunny on the South Lawn. The Demls, who recently moved to Virginia from Minnesota, were among the 30,000 ...

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In defense of Michelle Obama’s graduation speaking

My colleague Ed Rogers rightly chastises those complaining about first lady Michelle Obama’s selection as a speaker at a high school graduation in Topeka, Kan. I doubt she will take the opportunity to improperly inject partisanship. In fact, I wish both Obamas would use such occasions ...

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Michelle Obama changes date of Kansas commencement speech

First lady Michelle Obama has rescheduled a speech to graduating high school students in Topeka, Kan., to alleviate concerns that her appearance would limit tickets to family members. First lady Michelle Obama, left, and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) listen as President Obama ...

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New online job-searching tool helps veterans connect with employers

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden announced the site’s launch during a veterans job summit at Fort Campbell, Ky., on Wednesday. Obama told troops that the Web portal would “revolutionize how you find jobs in both the public and private sectors.” Five federal agencies worked together ...

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Why no one knows where the White House food comes from and 9 other food facts about 1600 Pennsylva

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) pumps her arms after sharing a high-five with children after reading to them from the book "My Garden" during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Here are 10 things you ...

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Hair, hair! Let’s hear it for this unique portrait of Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama looks down from the wall. “She always looks good,” Goldie says of the first lady. “It’s as if she’s getting better with time.” It was Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention that infiltrated Goldie’s dreams. Goldie had always been ...

Michelle Obama goes ‘Nashville’ – no twang needed

Starring Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler? Casting the first lady in a television cameo with the country music singer may at first sound odd. But since her appearance on ABC’s “Nashville,” is to support military families, it’s all for a good cause. The setting of the episode, scheduled ...

The Women of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’

Jackson That’s why I think [Michelle Obama is] coming back with her mom — and the kids. Her mom and her uncle grew up on the South Side of Chicago, too. This is their era. I have been very concerned with our parents. For them to see this play is important to me personally because I know ...

TV highlights: The ‘Parks and Recreation’ Season 6 finale brings on Michelle Obama

“Chicagoland” (CNN at 10) shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivering his annual budget address and first lady Michelle Obama visiting a young, college-bound, Chicago-area student. Television personality Phil McGraw and actor James Van Der Beek are on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” ...

Happy Birthday your Majesty! As the Queen celebrates her 88th birthday, we look at her most iconic l...

Queen Elizabeth II matches U.S. President Barack Obama's wife Michelle Obama as they pose in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace ahead of a State Banquet in 2011 On tour: Queen Elizabeth II walks with a guide (barefoot) in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, as part of a five-day ...

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Miriam González Durántez: the Michelle Obama of the coalition

She is the Michelle Obama of the coalition, the woman with a sense of purpose bold enough to ignore the constraints of convention. She has harnessed her husband's prominence to promote a cause. She has challenged him as an equal. And what is scandalous is that almost all the public women ...

Actress Rosie Perez and her husband attend exhibit at Long View Gallery

bottled water and marketed to kids as part of first lady Michelle Obama’s Drink Up initiative. Haze, also known as the graffiti artist “HAZE,” donated his triptych, “Get Down, Drink Up,” to the show. “If that’s true, then that’s excellent,” Concep told us. “She’s awesome.” More from the ...

Girl gives Michelle Obama her unemployed father’s résumé

She handed Michelle Obama his résumé. First lady Michelle Obama embraces this girl, who had just given Obama her father's résumé at the White House's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in the East Room of the White House on April 24. (Marvin Joseph/The ...

First lady says kids pay a price for the Washington life

Evan Vucci/AP - First lady Michelle Obama answers questions during the White House's annual "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day," Thursday at the White House. “We know how much you guys sacrifice because your parents work here,” Obama said. “You know, for many of you, I know ...

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