FLOTUS: All Things Michelle Obama

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First Lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is the wife of the forty-fourth President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first First Lady of the United States of African-American heritage.

When people ask the First Lady to describe herself, she doesn’t hesitate. First and foremost, she is Malia and Sasha’s mom.

But before she was a mother — or a wife, lawyer, or public servant — she was Fraser and Marian Robinson’s daughter.

The Robinsons lived in a brick bungalow on the South Side of Chicago. Fraser was a pump operator for the Chicago Water Department, and despite being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at a young age, he hardly ever missed a day of work. Marian stayed home to raise Michelle and her brother, Craig, skillfully managing a busy household filled with love, laughter, and important life lessons.

Craig, Fraiser, Michelle, Marion Robinson, 1964A product of Chicago public schools, Michelle studied sociology and African-American studies at Princeton University. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1988, she joined the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she later met the man who would become the love of her life.

After a few years, Michelle decided her true calling lay in encouraging people to serve their communities and their neighbors. She served as assistant commissioner of planning and development in Chicago’s City Hall before becoming the founding executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program that prepares youth for public service.

In 1996, Michelle joined the University of Chicago with a vision of bringing campus and community together. Obama Family Portrait by Annie LebowitzAs associate dean of student services, she developed the university’s first community service program, and under her leadership as vice president of community and external affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center, volunteerism skyrocketed.

Promoting Service and working with young people has remained a staple of her career and her interest. Continuing this effort now as First Lady, Mrs. Obama recently launched the Let’s Move! campaign to bring together community leaders, teachers, doctors, nurses, moms and dads in a nationwide effort to tackle the challenge of childhood obesity. Let’s Move! has an ambitious but important goal: to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.

Let's Move!Let’s Move! will give parents the support they need, provide healthier food in schools, help our kids to be more physically active, and make healthy, affordable food available in every part of our country.

As First Lady, Mrs. Obama looks forward to continuing her work on the issues close to her heart — supporting military families, helping working women balance career and family, encouraging national service, promoting the arts and arts education, and fostering healthy eating and healthy living for children and families across the country.

Michelle and Barack Obama have two daughters: Malia, 12, and Sasha, 9. Like their mother, the girls were born on the South Side of Chicago.



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West Wing Week ~ I Spy
(October 15, 2010)

Walk step by step with the President as he comes out strong for investing in infrastructure to boost the economy and create jobs, and meets with students from all levels of education throughout the week. From elementary and middle school students from the documentary ‘Waiting for Superman,’ to high school… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama in Harper’s Bazzar: America’s Got Talent
(October 14, 2010)

Harper’s Bazaar recently talked about the arts with First Lady Michelle Obama, who recalled her involvement in music and theater as a girl in Chicago. She donned her own L’Wren Scott sheath for the photo shoot and posed with musicians Jason Yoder, Antonio Madruga, Elijah Easton, Zach Brown, and Kush Abadey and glass artists Carmen Salazar and Caleb Siemon. “I was fortunate to grow up in a family that appreciates music,” she observes… Read More

West Wing Week ~ A Farewell to Rahm
(October 8, 2010)

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Walk step by step with the President as he bids farewell to his outgoing Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, and appoints Pete Rouse the new Interim Chief of Staff, holds the first ever Community College Summit at the… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Tops Forbes’ List Of ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’
(October 6, 2010)

She has made the office of First Lady her own. A forceful advocate of school nutrition standards and military families’ affairs. A fashion icon and an athletic mother of two, she’s Jackie Kennedy with a law degree from Harvard and street sense from Chicago’s South Side. She’s also effective: In response to her Let’s Move! campaign against childhood obesity… Read More

Awarding Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller the Medal of Honor
(October 6, 2010)

President Barack Obama speaks to the team members of late Army Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller during an East Room presentation ceremony of a Medal of Honor October 6, 2010 at the White House in Washington, DC. Staff Sergeant Miller, a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native who was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), based out… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Host Foreign Diplomatic Corps Reception
(October 5, 2010)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a reception for the foreign diplomatic corps in the East Room of the White House. Hello, everybody. Good afternoon, and welcome on behalf of Michelle and myself. We are thrilled to have you at the White House. It’s good to see all of you, including the Dean… Read More

The First Lady, The President, The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden Serve on 9/11
(October 1, 2010)

On September 11, 2010, the First Lady, the President, the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden engaged in service activities to support our veterans, troops and military families, following remarks. Watch a video that takes you to service projects in McLean, VA, Washington, DC and New York City on the National Day of… Read More

West Wing Week ~ One Two Three … Lancers
(October 1, 2010)

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Walk step by step with the President as he signs the Small Business Jobs Act, speaks to college journalists, holds backyard discussions about the economy with area families across the heartland and much more… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama and Nurses Discuss the Affordable Care Act
(September 28, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama held a conference call with nurses from across the country today to discuss the new Patient’s Bill of Rights and other important benefits from the Affordable Care Act. Joined by Dr. Mary Wakefield, Administrator for the Health Resources and Services Administration, and six nurses… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts United Nations General Assembly Spouses at Stone Barns
(September 24, 2010)

Today, the First Lady hosted a special event for the spouses of Chiefs of State and Heads of Government participating in the United Nations General Assembly at the Stone Barns Center, a non-profit farm and education center north of New York City. After a tour of the farm, the spouses were introduced to the Center’s children’s education program, where local third… Read More

West Wing Week ~ Immeasurable Courage and Uncommon Valor
(September 23, 2010)

This week, walk step by step with the President as he announces that Elizabeth Warren will lead the effort to get the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau off the ground, participates in a live CNBC town hall, awards Chief Master Sergeant Richard L. Etchberger, U.S. Air Force, the Medal of Honor… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Address the Clinton Global Initiative Meeting
(September 23, 2010)

Today, the President and First Lady joined President Bill Clinton to address the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). Introduced by the President, Mrs. Obama will discuss an issue near to her heart as First Lady and that is supporting America’s veterans and military families. The event was broadcast live and embedded on WhiteHouse.gov… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Attend the 65th United Nations General Assembly
(September 23, 2010)

At the beginning of the President’s speech this morning to the United Nations General Assembly, the President spoke first of the great challenges facing America – an economy only now being brought back from the brink of total disaster, and defeating Al Qaeda. He spoke of what’s been done on both fronts, from international cooperation on financial stability… Read More

The Obama’s Attend Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix Awards Dinner
(September 18, 2010)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at the annual Phoenix Awards Dinner sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The president said in his speech to the group “I need you because this isn’t going to be easy,” referencing the November elections… Read More

West Wing Week ~ Back to School
(September 16, 2010)

This week, walk step by step with the President as he travels to Arlington, Virginia to attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial, celebrates the start of a new school year with his second annual ‘Back to School’ speech in Philadelphia, and holds a Cabinet meeting looking for ways for the Federal… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks to Congressional Black Caucus About Let’s Move!
(September 16, 2010)

The Congressional Black Caucus was formed in 1969 when the 13 black members of the U.S. House of Representatives joined together to strengthen their efforts to address the legislative concerns of black and minority citizens. African-American representatives had increased in number from six in 1966 to nine, following the 1969 elections. Those members believed that a… Read More

The Obama’s Attend the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 33rd Annual Award Gala
(September 15, 2010)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 33rd Annual Awards Gala at the Washington Convention Center September 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. President Obama spoke at the event that Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks At Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
(September 14, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama delivered remarks to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today. For more than 30 years, CHCI has been working to develop the next generation of leaders for the future of the Hispanic community and the country as a whole through scholarships, fellowships, and career programs. She discussed the need for forward-looking… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Challenges Restaurants to Offer Healthy Options
(September 13, 2010)

So today I’m going to talk about food, which is something that all of you here today know a little bit about,” said First Lady Michelle Obama to an audience representing forty percent of the nearly one million restaurants in the United States, from the biggest chains to the smallest diners, at the National Restaurant Association Meeting in Washington, DCRead More

The President, the Vice President, the First Lady and Dr. Biden: A Day of Service and Remembrance
(September 11, 2010)

The President was joined by Defense Secretary Gates and Admiral Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs at the Pentagon Memorial. Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden were at Zuccotti Park in New York City. And the First Lady was with Mrs. Laura Bush at the memorial ceremony in honor of the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 in Shanksville… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Joins Mrs. Laura Bush at Flight 93 National Memorial on 9/11
(September 10, 2010)

A spontaneous and organic memorial now stands a short distance from the crash site, visited by nearly one million people since 9/11. These visitors have come here to leave personal tributes of their own making, listen to the story of Flight 93 recounted by resident volunteer docents, or simply rest on one of several… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Message for the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance
(September 10, 2010)

Earlier today, First Lady Michelle Obama sent this message to the White House email list about the September 11th National Day of Service. Tomorrow the First Lady will be participating in a service event with Mission Serve, a civilian-military service initiative, to help renovate a community center at a retirement community for veterans. Visit Serve.gov to get… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Shares Her Message of Thanks to the Troops and Their Families
(September 10, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama shares her Message of Thanks to the Troops and their Families. Submit your message of thanks as a video response, and see if your message is featured on Whitehouse.gov/salute. Our nation’s commitment to our veterans and their families is a sacred trust. And to this Administration, upholding that trust is a moral obligation… Read More

West Wing Week ~ The Year 5771
(September 10, 2010)

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, walk step-by-step with the President as he celebrates Labor Day in Milwaukee, welcomes the Secretary-General of NATO, outlines plans to grow the economy in Cleveland and much… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign and NFL’s Play 60 Campaign Team up to Tackle Childhood Obesity
(September 8, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced today that the First Lady’s Let’s Move! Campaign and NFL PLAY 60 are teaming to fight childhood obesity. The announcement brings together two leading youth health and wellness initiatives. The announcement was made today at Woldenberg Park in New Orleans during the… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts Dance Workshop With Students At The White House
(September 7, 2010)

While the economy remains the President’s central focus, which he will discuss again tomorrow in Cleveland, the First Lady continues to celebrate America’s cultural heritage amongst her many other issues, from military families to tackling childhood obesity. First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off the White House… Read More


West Wing Week ~ Dispatches from Iraq
(September 3, 2010)

This week the President announced the end of America’s combat mission in Iraq and West Wing Week takes you there, on the ground, with an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the change of mission. We spent a week on the ground with our troops and civilians , some coming home, some staying for the next mission, training… Read More

Five Years After Katrina: “New Orleans is Blossoming Again
(August 29, 2010)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet the crowd at Xavier University during a ceremony on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans on August 29, 2010. Obama arrived in still-struggling New Orleans to join residents marking five years since flood waters driven by Hurricane Katrina inundated the famous… Read More

The Obama’s Leave Martha’s Vineyard and Arrive In New Orleans for 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
(August 29, 2010)

President Barack Obama, his wife first lady Michelle Obama, daughter Malia Obama, and daughter Sasha Obama board Marine One helicopter on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The First Family completed their 10-day vacation on Martha’s Vineyard and flew to Cape Cod to board Air Force One to head to New Orleans where the President is giving a speech… Read More

The Obama’s Vacation Day 8 ~ Biking in Martha’s Vineyard at Manuel F. Correllus State Forest and Golfing
(August 27, 2010)

President Barack Obama and the first family took advantage of brilliant New England weather Friday to go biking on Martha’s Vineyard. Under cloudless skies, the first family left their rented farm compound and motorcaded a short distance to a site near Martha’s Vineyard Airport. They then got on bikes for a ride in the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest… Read More

West Wing Week ~ Dispatches from Iraq
(August 27, 2010)

This week, watch a sneak preview of next Friday’s “Dispatches from Iraq” and join our brave men and women, both troops and civilians, on the ground in Iraq as combat operations end. Go behind the scenes with Provisional Reconstruction Teams, train with the Iraqi Federal Police, learn how millions of tons of equipment… Read More

The Obama’s Vacation Day 7 ~ Lunch in Martha’s Vineyard at Nancy’s Restaurant and Golf at Mink Meadows Golf Club
(August 26, 2010)

While vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard with his family, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama order lunch at Nancy’s Restaurant. Later, President Obama plays the ninth hole at Mink Meadows Golf Club. The Obama family are heading into their last weekend on the island before returning to Washington on Sunday… Read More

White House Photostream: Behind the Scenes in August 2010
(August 25, 2010)

The White House Flickr has made its twice-monthly update with new pics of what the First Family has been up to in August. The First Family had plenty of photo-album-worthy moments during their Florida trip, from swimming to meeting porpoises to hitting a hole-in-one, but in clicking through the photos you can also find some special First Couple… Read More

The Obama’s Vacation Day 6 ~ Dinner in Martha’s Vineyard at the State Road Restaurant
(August 24, 2010)

After going out to dinner at The Sweet Life Cafe on Monday night, the Obamas stepped out to eat again on Tuesday night. This time their destination was State Road restaurant in West Tisbury. Their dining companions were Valerie Jarrett, Eric and Cheryl Whitaker, and long-time Clinton friends Vernon and Ann Jordan. The group emerged after spending two hours… Read More

The Obama’s Vacation Day 5 ~ Dinner in Martha’s Vineyard at The Sweet Life Cafe
(August 23, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama had dinner reservations on Monday night in Martha’s Vineyard at The Sweet Life Cafe where she ate with President Obama, Eric and Cheryl Whitaker and Valerie Jarrett. This occasion is her first public appearance on the Vineyard for this vacation. According to The Sweet Life Café website, the restaurant “features contemporary French-American cuisine with an accent on local catches and produce… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Joins Mrs. Laura W. Bush at Flight 93 National Memorial on September 11, 2010
(August 23, 2010)

The National Park Foundation, official charity of America’s national parks, announced today that First Lady Michelle Obama will join Mrs. Laura W. Bush as an additional keynote speaker at the September 11, 2010, ceremony being held at the future site of the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville… Read More

First Michelle Obama Individual Portrait To Be Shown At Smithsonian
(August 21, 2010)

Move over Martha Washington. Martha Stewart and Michelle Obama are getting space in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington for the first time. A new exhibit, “Americans Now,” opened Friday, featuring famous names from science, business, government and the arts. President Barack Obama and the first lady are among those portrayed. It’s the first time Michelle Obama’s individual portrait has been shown at the gallery. Familiar names… Read More

The Obama’s Vacation Day 2 ~ Bunch Of Grapes Bookstore & Golfing in Martha’s Vineyard
(August 20, 2010)

President Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia swung by Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, an independent bookseller in the town of Vineyard Haven. The pool reports that Main Street was blocked off for POTUS’ visit, while hundreds of spectators stood behind police tape to get a glimpse. Obama walked out of the shop carrying two paper bags. According to the pool… Read More

West Wing Week ~ Turkey Turkey and a Jammer
(August 20, 2010)

Welcome to West Wing Week. This week, travel with the First Family to Panama City Beach, Florida for a weekend of swimming, mini-golf, and meeting with local business owners. Next up, the President hits the road traveling to Milwaukee, Seattle and Columbus to talk to business owners and families about the economy… Read More

The Obama’s Vacation Day 1 ~ First Family Travels To Martha’s Vineyard
(August 19, 2010)

President Barack Obama is taking his family back to Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., for summer vacation. President Obama and First Pooch Bo rode Air Force One on Thursday afternoon to Martha’s Vineyard, where they were to meet First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia. This marks the first family’s second summer vacation on the New England… Read More

The First Family Visits the Gulf Coast
(August 14, 2010)

The First Family traveled to Florida’s Gulf Coast today to spend the weekend in Panama City Beach, Florida. The President and First Lady joined area small business owners and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus for a roundtable discussion of the recovery. Following the roundtable discussion, the President spoke about his sustained commitment to the Gulf. The President… Read More

West Wing Week ~ Mailbag Day Summer Edition
(August 13, 2010)

Mailbag Day! This West Wing Week the administration responds to the letters and emails sent in by you. Find out whether the President gets stamps in his passport, learn about pre-existing conditions and the Affordable Care Act from Secretary of Health and Human Services, Katleen Sebelius, and see who gets… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama and Daughter Sasha Visit Spain
(August 8, 2010)

Michelle Obama, America’s First Lady, and her youngest daughter Sasha traveled to Spain’s Costa del Sol for a short summer break to mark her 49th birthday. The First Lady also visited the Alhambra and the Palace of Charles the 5th in Granada, Spain. The FLOTUS then visited the House of the Moorish King in… Read More

West Wing Week ~ Dispatches from the Gulf
(August 6, 2010)

Welcome to a special Gulf Coast episode of West Wing Week. We spent this week traveling through communities on America’s Gulf Coast to give you a special behind the scenes look at the federal government’s historic and unprecedented effort to contain and clean up after the BP oil spill. Join responders as they skim… Read More

White House Photostream: Behind the Scenes in July 2010
(July 31, 2010)

The White House Photo Office just released a new batch of photos from second part of July on the Official White House Flickr. Where else are you going see the President take a hike along the coastline, sign the hood of a Chevy Volt and joke with the Chicago Bulls? View the July slideshow below…. Read More

West Wing Week ~ The Men in Blue Jumpsuits
(July 29, 2010)

This week, walk step by step with the President as he fights for campaign finance reform, boosts small business, meets with Space Shuttle Atlantis astronauts, commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, welcomes the 2009 Softball World Series champions, makes an appearance… Read More

Behind-the-Scenes Video with the Jonas Brothers and the First Family
(July 27, 2010)

Last month, President Obama awarded Paul McCartney the annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Artists from all the genres and backgrounds paid tribute to the music legend with a concert hosted by the President and First Lady at the White House. Take a break and go behind-the-scenes with the Jonas Brothers as they prepare for… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Christens Coast Guard Cutter in Mississippi
(July 23, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama visited Pascagoula, Mississippi on Friday where she was briefed by Coast Guard and county officials on the Gulf oil spill. After, she christened the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton ship, breaking a champagne bottle on the boat after two swings. “And to you and all of the shipbuilders and their families who are here today“… Read More

West Wing Week ~ A Sensible Mid Westerner
(July 23, 2010)

This week, walk step by step with the President as he speaks up for unemployed Americans, congratulates this year’s WNBA champs, talks with astronaut John Glenn about space exploration, meets with British Prime Minister Cameron, signs the historic Wall Street Reform bill into law and much more… Read More

First Grandmother Marion Robinson Says First Pup Bo is ‘Precious
(July 22, 2010)

First grandmother Marian Robinson didn’t have a dog growing up. Neither did her daughter, first lady Michelle Obama. But since Bo moved into the White House and become part of the first family, Robinson says she loves him “almost like a person.” Mrs. Robinson told about 100 pre-kindergarten… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts 2010 National Design Awards Luncheon
(July 21, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama hosts a White House luncheon for the winners and finalists of the 2010 National Design Awards. “It is a pleasure to be here today as we honor some of our country’s most talented, most visionary, most public-minded designers — folks whose work has literally changed the way we look“… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Teams Up with Major League Baseball
(July 20, 2010)

On behalf of Major League baseball players, I was honored today to stand with the First Lady at Camden Yards as we kicked off a new partnership with the Let’s Move! campaign. As we gathered with local RBI and Boys & Girls Clubs of America youth, I was struck by the First Lady’s wisdom and courage to confront childhood… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Promote Health Care and Preventive Services
(July 20, 2010)

Starting in September, insurance plans will be required to pay the entire cost of recommended, preventive services. That means that, without paying a deductible, co-pay or coinsurance, many Americans will be able to take the preventive steps needed to keep themselves and their families healthy. To help raise… Read More

The Obama’s Welcome Broadway to the White House
(July 19, 2010)

Tonight the President and First Lady continued their White House music series with “A Broadway Celebration” to honor the arts and demonstrate the importance of arts education. The White House has consistently looked to support the arts even during these tough times. As the President has said, “the arts are not somehowRead More

First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts Dance Students At The White House
(July 19, 2010)

This afternoon, dance students from the local Duke Ellington School of the Arts and the Joy of Motion Dance Center worked with Tony Award winning choreographer Jerry Mitchell on a segment from the Broadway show Hairspray. The youth ensemble came to the White House to perform in a special dress rehearsal for the First Lady, their parents and teachers… Read More

The Obama Family’s Summer Vacation in Maine
(July 16, 2010)

The Obamas arrived in Bar Harbor, Maine on Friday afternoon and immediately headed to Acadia National Park, right off the Atlantic coast of the state. According to pool reports, the First Family went for a bike ride, visited Cadillac Mountain and talked with others visiting the park. Bo was also in tow enjoying the scenery, and pictures of him should follow… Read More


West Wing Week ~ 6 Principals
(July 16, 2010)

This week, walk step by step with the President as he speaks about the economy in Las Vegas, celebrates 100 years of the Boy Scouts of America, meets with President Fernandez of the Dominican Republic, visits with the 2010 Principal of the Year award winners, announces the new Director of the Office of… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Attend Affordable Care Act Event
(July 14, 2010)

Earlier today, I joined First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to discuss how the Affordable Care Act will give millions of Americans access to preventive care through their private health insurance. Today, too many Americans today aren’t getting the preventive health care they need. Right now, for example… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Answers Your Questions on Let’s Move!
(July 13, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama answered questions in her first-ever web chat, as part of the launch of a new Let’s Move! website. The Let’s Move! initiative to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity during a live event that was moderated by AOL Health. Let’s Move! gives parents the support they need to provide healthier food… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Calls On NAACP to Join Let’s Move!
(July 12, 2010)

After more than a year of unprecedented activity that has shifted the national conversation about food, First Lady Michelle Obama made even more history on Monday morning, when she spoke at the 101st NAACP National Convention. More than 4,000 delegates and attendees listened as Mrs. Obama described childhood obesity as a racial issue that overwhelmingly effects African Americans, which requires the immediate attention of… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits the Gulf
(July 12, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama traveled down to Florida on Monday afternoon to speak to a crowd in Panama City Beach. “I want to thank all of you for the warm and wonderful welcome here to Panama City Beach. It is truly beautiful out here. I mean, these beaches are gorgeous. I want to start by thanking your mayor, Gayle, who has just been a“… Read More

West Wing Week ~ Independence
(July 8, 2010)

This week, walk step by step with the President as he speaks about 6 straight months of job growth, celebrates America’s Independence Day with Military Families, watches a firework extravaganza with the First Lady, meets with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, tours Smith Solar Vehicles in Kansas City and much… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Joins Timothy Geithner At Visit To Treasury Department
(July 7, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to employees during her visit to the Treasury Department July 7, 2010 in Washington, DC. The Treasury Department was the 20th agency she visited to thank employees for their public service. She was joined at the event by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and spoke at length on the great job… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama and Sara Netanyahu Meet Over Tea
(July 6, 2010)

While her husband met with President Barack Obama, Sara Netanyahu held her own Blair House rendezvous with the US’s First Lady, Michelle, on Tuesday. The tête-à-tête was scheduled to last a half an hour but, like their husband’s meeting, it ran longer – for an entire hour. During the meeting, Michelle Obama commended Sara Netanyahu on the work she does as… Read More

Celebrating Independence Day at the White House and in Iraq
(July 4, 2010)

Today, President Obama and First Lady Michelle hosted more than 1,200 military heroes and their families for an Independence Day celebration on the South Lawn of the White House. The “Salute to the Military” USO Concert included performances by The Killers, Cedric “The Entertainer,” and Brandi Carlile, and “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band… Read More

West Wing Week ~ Home of the Kringle
(July 3, 2010)

Your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, join President Obama as he gets a lesson in mathematics in the Oval Office, attends the G8 and G20 summits in Canada, meets with the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, hosts King Abdullah in the White House and much more… Read More

First Lady Michelle and Russian First Lady Medvedeva Visit Duke Ellington School of the Arts
(June 24, 2010)

Just in this performance, you have strengthened the bond between two great nations. Imagine that,” said Mrs. Obama following a music and dance program at the Duke Ellington School for the Arts in Washington, DC. First Lady Michelle Obama was joined by the First Lady of Russia, Mrs. Svetlana Medvedev. Arts education and engaging young… Read More

West Wing Week ~ Mailbag Day
(June 24, 2010)

Mailbag Day! We decided to make episode thirteen of West Wing Week a chance to respond to some of your letters and emails. This week, find out if the White House composts, learn which direction the eagle on the Presidential seal faces, and examine the process by which the flag flying over the White House is lowered… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Launches President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
(June 23, 2010)

Today, First Lady Michelle Obama joined kids from the Washington, DC area to launch the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and introduce the 2010 Council co-chairs and members. In conjunction with the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, this year President Obama has broadened the scope of the Council, formerly known as the President’s… Read More

West Wing Week ~ Gator-cade
(June 17, 2010)

Join President Obama this week as he hosts an event for small business owners in the Oval Office, makes his fourth trip to the Gulf Coast, meets with governors, residents and workers to discuss the spill, speaks at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, gives his first Oval Office address, meets with BP Executives, speaks at the… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits Camp Pendleton
(June 15, 2010)

It’s become one of my defining missions as First Lady, and that’s to help the rest of our country better understand and appreciate the incredible service of you and your families, and to make sure that your voices are heard back in Washington and that your needs are met, and to make sure that we realize our vision of an America that truly supports and engagesRead More

First Lady Michelle, Rachel Ray, and Marcus Samuelsson: Cooking as a Way of Life
(June 14, 2010)

I recently had the privilege of joining the First Lady and hundreds of chefs on the South Lawn of the White House to launch the “Chefs Move to Schools” initiative, a part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! Campaign. I grew up in the kitchen at an early age cooking alongside my mother. My grandfather grew all the food we ate: leafy greens, fresh fruits and vegetables and more… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks at Anacostia Senior High School Commencement
(June 11, 2010)

Her voice cracking and eyes filled with tears, first lady Michelle Obama remembered her parents’ sacrifices for their two children and how they pushed for success as she urged high school graduates to claim their destiny. Mrs. Obama addressed students, parents and faculty of The Academies at Anacostia at the school’s graduation ceremony Friday at the Daughters… Read More

West Wing Week ~ Note to Self
(June 10, 2010)

Walk step by step with the President as he speaks about job growth at K. Neal Trucks, makes his third visit to the Gulf Coast, announces his new Director of Intelligence, meets with Cabinet Secretaries about the BP oil spill, delivers the commencement address at Kalamazoo High School,holds a live tele-town hall… Read More

United We Serve: Let’s Read. Let’s Move
(June 8, 2010)

All across America children are excitedly counting down the days to summer vacation; summer is a time each year when children and families can relax, play, and explore their creative interests together. We are, however, keenly aware that summer is also the time when the healthy habits and knowledge that our children… Read More

Obamas Host the Annual White House Congressional Picnic
(June 8, 2010)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a picnic for members of Congress on the South Lawn of the White House June 8, 2010 in Washington, DC.. The first dog Bo was in tow. Alaskan Salmon smoked on an open pit was served for dinner. In the video, President Obama welcomes members of Congress… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Honor Ford’s Theatre
(June 6, 2010)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle attend a performance at Ford’s Theatre, where the President gives remarks honoring the historic venue. The First Lady got all glitzy for a taping of ‘America Celebrates 4th of July’ at Ford’s Theatre in Washington on Sunday night. South African Justice Albie Sachs… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Holds Chefs Move to Schools Event
(June 4, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama addresses hundreds of chefs from around the country during a “Let’s Move!” event on the South Lawn of the White House. The First Lady called on chefs to get involved by adopting a school and working with teachers, parents, school nutritionists and administrators to help educate kids about food and nutrition… Read More

West Wing Week ~ More All
(June 3, 2010)

Thanks for checking out the 10th episode of West Wing Week. It’s quite an anniversary show as we take you step by step with the President while he visits the troubled Gulf Coast, celebrates Memorial Day, honors Paul McCartney and the current National Spelling Bee Champ, meets with General Odierno and President Garcia… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Honor Sir Paul McCartney at White House
(June 2, 2010)

Last night, President Obama presented America’s highest award for popular music − the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song − to Sir Paul McCartney in the East Room of the White House. Artists from all genres and backgrounds joined the President and First Lady to honor Paul McCartney, including Stevie Wonder, the Jonas Brothers… Read More

Let’s Move Outside! with First Lady Michelle Obama at Red Rock Canyon
(June 1, 2010)

Yesterday, I was fortunate to join First Lady Michelle Obama, Representative Dina Titus and Senator Harry Reid at the launch of Let’s Move Outside! in the spectacular Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area of Southern Nevada. The Canyon is just a short drive from the bustle of the Las Vegas Strip; this 197,000 acre property takes you to another time and with… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks at the 2010 Women’s Summit in Reno, Nevada
(June 1, 2010)

Today First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to Reno, Nevada where she delivered the keynote address to the 2010 Women’s Summit. The Summit, hosted by Senator Harry Reid, brought together a diverse group of women from across the country to talk about the issues that impact their lives as women and as Americans. In her remarks, Mrs. Obama used… Read More

President Obama And Family Return To Chicago For Memorial Day Weekend
(May 27, 2010)

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle, First daughters Sasha and Malia, First grandmother Marion Robinson, and First dog Bo, head back to Chicago to celebrate Memorial Day weekend 2010. Included on this page is a great Michelle Obama Memorial Day tribute video created by Nesa Kovacs aka Princess HypeRead More

West Wing Week ~ I, State Your Name
(May 27, 2010)

This week, walk step by step with the President as he signs a memorandum on fuel efficiency, meets with his economic team and Congressional leaders about Wall Street reform, delivers the commencement address at West Point, hosts the leaders of Lebanon and Liberia, plays basketball with Russian students… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Host Celebration for Jewish American Heritage Month
(May 27, 2010)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle held on Thursday afternoon a reception at the White House in honor of the Jewish American Heritage Month in front of a distinguished group conformed by senators, representatives, entrepreneurs, Olympic athletes and former Major League pitcher Sandy Koufax, the White House said. “The diversity of talentsRead More

First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Social Innovation Fund Matching Grants
(May 27, 2010)

As we continue to tackle our nation’s great challenges, we know that many of the best, most lasting solutions are already being developed in communities across the country. Local answers to our national challenges originate everywhere. The best solutions are often driven by everyday Americans… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits Wayne State University in Detroit
(May 26, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at Wayne State University in Detroit today, encouraging students to help others and take responsibility for their lives. Mrs. Obama was joined by Spike Lee, Magic Johnson and Kimberley Locke. Then, after a quick wardrobe change, she attended a mentoring luncheon at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The Detroit Free Press… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Kicks Off Let’s Move South Lawn Series
(May 25, 2010)

This afternoon the First Lady welcomed nearly 100 local students to the White House to kick off the South Lawn Series – events throughout the summer season to bring local children, sports leagues, community programs and coaches to the South Lawn to participate in sports, games and activities. Today’s event… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Discuss Military Families
(May 25, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden met at the White House today with Leadership 18, a coalition of national non-profit chief executive officers, to discuss military family matters. They were joined by Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, his wife Deborah Mullen, Dr. Cliff Stanley, Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and… Read More

West Wing Week ~ 85 Ton Electric Arc Furnace
(May 20, 2010)

This week, walk step-by-step with the President as he honors our nations top police officers, mourns officers killed in the line of duty, meets with top cabinet members about containing the BP oil leak in the Gulf, signs the Freedom of the Press act, welcomes the NCAA Women’s Basketball Champs UConn Huskies, travels to… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Host State Dinner for the President and First Lady of Mexico
(May 19, 2010)

President Barack Obama, and his wife First Lady Michelle Obama stand with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife Margarita Zavala after their arrival for the State Dinner at the White House on May 19, 2010 in Washington, DC. The United States and Mexico are linked by geographical, historical, familial, cultural, economic, and security ties… Read More

Welcome, Mrs. Obama!, ¡Bienvenida, Sra. Zavala!
(May 19, 2010)

Mrs. Obama invited Mexico’s First Lady Margarita Zavala to the New Hampshire Estates Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland for a Let’s Move! event, as part of the Administration’s activities to welcome the President and First Lady of Mexico. On their visit, Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Zavala talked to children about… Read More

Official Arrival of Mexican President Felipe Calderón and First Lady Margarita Zavala
(May 19, 2010)

Today, the President and Mrs. Obama welcomed President Calderón of Mexico and Mrs. Zavala to the White House. In remarks at the official arrival ceremony, the President emphasized what can be accomplished by working together and how this visit will advance the partnership between our countries even further… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks at the 2010 George Washington University Commencement
(May 16, 2010)

In the fall, the First Lady issued a challenge to George Washington University students, faculty, staff and trustees to perform 100,000 hours of community service, promising she’d speak at their graduation if they rose to it. They did and, as a woman of her word, Mrs. Obama delivered the commencement address to the Class of 2010 on the National Mall… Read More

West Wing Week ~ Hang On to Your Hats
(May 13, 2010)

This week, walk step by step with the President as he speaks to the nation about job numbers, monitors the oil leak in the gulf of Mexico, says goodbye to the spring interns, gives the commencement address at Hampton University, swears in his Intelligence Advisory Board, welcomes the President of… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Presidential Directive on Military Families
(May 12, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama today announced that President Obama has directed the National Security Staff to lead a new 90-day review to develop a coordinated Federal government-wide approach to supporting and engaging military families. Building on work and expertise by the Departments of Defense, Homeland… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Let’s Move Campaign’s Childhood Obesity Guidelines
(May 11, 2010)

Women could help reduce childhood obesity by maintaining a healthy weight when they become pregnant and by breast-feeding their babies, a government panel has found. The suggestions were among 70 recommendations in the panel’s report. First lady Michelle Obama released the findings Tuesday as part… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Commencement Speech At University Of Arkansas At Pine Bluff
(May 8, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama told graduates Saturday to prepare to overcome adversity, building on Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1958 commencement address at the same university, when he told students to summon their courage to fight segregation. The First Lady gave an impassioned speech to 270 graduates of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff that… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Enjoy “Date Night” in DC
(May 7, 2010)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle leave Komi restaurant in the Dupont Circle neighborhood May 7, 2010 in Washington, DC. The first couple were sent off by a cheering crowd of more than 200 people who had gathered to catch a glimpse of the Obamas. Komi is a Washington, DC restaurant operated by Chef Johnny Monis. It is located at 1509 17th St. NW, near Dupont Circle, and serves Italian and Greek-influenced dishes. In April 2007, Food and Wine Magazine named Johnny Monis… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Speak at the DNC Women’s Leadership Forum Issues Conference
(May 7, 2010)

The first half of today’s Women’s Leadership Forum event was capped by appearances by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, who have worked closely together on issues from military families to their recent visit to Haiti. Dr. Biden spoke about her work teaching at a community college, and some of the extraordinary women she’s met who are working to improve… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts Special Mothers Day Event at the White House
(May 7, 2010)

In honor of Mother’s Day, the First Lady hosted an event at the White House this afternoon, joined by Dr. Jill Biden and Former First Lady Rosalyn Carter. She also recognized that today is Military Spouses Appreciation Day and told the spouses and mothers of service members that “we are forever grateful for your service and inspired by your strength.”… Read More

West Wing Week ~ X , Y , Z
(May 6, 2010)

This week, walk step-by-step with the President as he monitors and then visits areas affected by the BP Oil Rig incident, delivers a commencement address at University of Michigan, attends the White House Correspondents Dinner, presents the Commander-in-Chief trophy to the Navy Midshipman, ushers… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Host 2010 Cinco De Mayo Fiesta at White House
(May 5, 2010)

Feliez Cinco de Mayo! At six o’clock this evening, President Obama and First Lady Michelle will welcome hundreds of guests to the Rose Garden for a celebration of Cinco de Mayo. At last year’s celebration President Obama said, “Cinco de Mayo marks a singular moment in Mexican history. Nearly 150 years ago, a ragtag band of soldiers and citizensRead More

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits the USAID Agency
(May 5, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama visited the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today in Washington, D.C. Her remarks are as follows: “Thank you everyone. Thanks so much. You all take a load off your feet because you work hard enough. It is truly a pleasure to be here. This is a big agency. This is good. I think this is one of my largest agency visits. This is really wonderful. I want to start…” Read More

President Obama Signs the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act
(May 5, 2010)

President Obama signed the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act that improves health care services for veterans and provides assistance and training to those who provide care to wounded warriors. Extra help is on the way for family members who give up their jobs to become caregivers for severely wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, courtesy of the landmark bill. The bill, estimated to cost $3.7… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts the 20th Annual National Science Bowl
(May 3, 2010)

Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu had the distinct pleasure of lending a hand at the National Science Bowl – an impressive display of the scientific talents of our young people. Over the past few days, students from sixty-eight high school teams and thirty-seven middle school teams have competed for the… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Graces Cover of USA Weekend
(May 2, 2010)

For Michelle Obama, mother of two very active girls, Malia, 11, and Sasha, 8, “taking care of family” comes first, Obama tells USA WEEKEND Magazine during an exclusive interview in the Map Room at the White House. Obama’s self-appointed title projects the image of a mother in charge — a power-mom fully… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle at the 2010 White House Correspondents Dinner, Hosted by Jay Leno
(May 1, 2010)

The 2010 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner brought politicos, reporters and celebrities to the red carpet…and the sartorial theme of the night also seemed to be red! First Lady Michelle Obama led the way in a magnificent gown by up-and-coming designer Prabal Gurung, and also spotted sporting the hue of the evening were… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama to Host 20th Annual National Science Bowl
(May 1, 2010)

On May 4, 2010 First Lady Michelle Obama will join Energy Secretary Steven Chu for the Department’s 20th Annual National Science Bowl where she will ask the championship round bonus point questions. The First Lady and Secretary Chu will also address the more than 500 high school and middle school students and the 100 teachers and coaches attending… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama & Congressional Spouses Paint Murals and Plant Butterfly Garden at DC Elementary School
(April 30, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama brandished a paintbrush Thursday to add a little color to a mural at an elementary school in northwest Washington and demonstrate the value of community service. Obama joined a group of congressional spouses at the Marie H. Reed Community Learning Center in the Adams Morgan neighborhood, where they painted murals of… Read More

West Wing Week ~ Doing the Math
(April 29, 2010)

This week, walk step-by-step with the President as he attends a naturalization ceremony for some members of the Armed Forces, delivers a eulogy for West Virginia miners, welcomes the World Series Champion New York Yankees, travels to the Midwest as part of his White House to Main Street tour, and much more…. Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Attend the Funeral of Civil Rights Champion Dr. Dorothy I. Height
(April 29, 2010)

President Barack Obama on Thursday eulogized Dorothy Height as a history-making figure in the civil rights movement whose quiet perseverance produced gains in “a righteous cause.” Speaking to hundreds of mourners in the stately Washington National Cathedral, Obama recounted Height’s commitment to the cause during decades of work, mostly behind the scenes while the movement’s male leaders earned more… Read More

Unseen Footage: Dr. Dorothy I. Height with President Obama and First Lady Michelle at the White House
(April 28, 2010)

Watch never-before-seen video of President Obama, First Lady Michelle and “the godmother of the Civil Rights Movement,” Dr. Dorothy Height, during a January intergenerational reflection on the civil rights movement at the White House. She recounts here her memories of meeting one 15 year-old Martin Luther King… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Vacation in Asheville, NC ~ Day Two
(April 24, 2010)

Potus, flotus and friends left the Corner Kitchen restaurant about 9 pm. Potus, wearing a dark jacket against the rain, got a round of applause from diners as he left. Standing outside he waved at the pool. Someone inside the restaurant yelled, “Come back soon.” “We will!” he said. Michelle followed him out, with someone holding an umbrella above… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Vacation in Asheville, NC ~ Day One
(April 23, 2010)

President Obama and the First Lady made a surprise visit to 12 Bones smokehouse in Asheville, North Carolina this afternoon, which had seen another surprise visit from then-candidate Obama in October 2008. The Obama mingled with customers and staff, posed for photos and eventually ordered two rib plates, and given order number 99. From the pool report… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama To Receive Honorary Degree and Speak at George Washington University Commencement
(April 23, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama will be the keynote speaker at George Washington University Commencement on Sunday, May 16 on the National Mall. The University community matched Mrs. Obama’s 100,000 service hour challenge set forth at the beginning of this year. The First Lady will also be receiving honorary degree… Read More

West Wing Week ~ Competing the Old-Fashioned Way
(April 22, 2010)

This installment takes you step-by-step with the President as he hosts the Great Outdoors Conference, holds a meeting of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, meets with his Special Envoy to the Sudan, discusses Supreme Court nominations with congressional leadership, travels to New York City to… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Celebrates Take Your Child to Work Day
(April 22, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama this morning held a question-and-answer session with about 100 children of White House staffers in the East Room of the White House. The occasion? Take Your Child to Work Day. “What’s important to know is that your parents got here because they worked hard,” the first lady said. “They worked hard when they were yourRead More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Welcome Olympians to the White House
(April 21, 2010)

Rainy weather forced U.S. Olympians indoors today at the White House, but did not dull the excitement of meeting the president and first lady. “It never gets old coming to the White House,” said medal-winning speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama went from room to room in the Executive Mansion, greeting Olympic and Paralympic… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Promotes Youth Exercise With Olympians
(April 21, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama exercises with schoolchildren at the River Terrace School April 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. Mrs. Obama visited the school to highlight physical activity as a critical element of the Lets Move initiative with several Olympians and Paralympians, including 2010 Olympians Shani Davis and Hannah Kearney and 2010 Paralympians… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Mourn Civil Rights Pioneer Dr. Dorothy I. Height
(April 20, 2010)

“Michelle and I were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Dorothy Height – the godmother of the Civil Rights Movement and a hero to so many Americans. Ever since she was denied entrance to college because the incoming class had already met its quota of two African American women, Dr. Height devoted her life to those struggling for equality. She led the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years, and served as the only woman…” Read More

West Wing Week ~ The Interpreter’s Lounge
(April 15, 2010)

This installment takes you step-by-step with the President as he returns from the Czech Republic, hosts the largest international summit ever held in Washington DC, and lays out a new vision for manned space exploration at the Kennedy Space Center. We even caught up with the First Lady as she made her first official… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits San Diego Community Farm
(April 15, 2010)

Returning from Mexico, Michelle Obama made a brief stop Thursday across the border in San Diego to visit a community garden farmed by international refugees that she called a model for building healthy communities across the nation and around the world. Obama toured the New Roots Community Farm to promote her campaign against childhood obesity and kick off a $1 billion project by The California Endowment to fund healthy living initiatives… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama is Now Officially a Fashion Plate
(April 15, 2010)

Not that there were any doubts before, mind you. Often called the First Lady of Fashion, Mrs. Obama has a sense of style, as we all know by now, that rivals Jackie Kennedy’s. She has boosted the spirits of the American fashion industry with her unconventional mix of avant-garde newcomers and off-the-rack Talbots, and claimed a Council of Fashion Designers of America style-icon award along the way… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama in Mexico ~ Day Three
(April 15, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama had breakfast with twelve student leaders in Mexico City on her third and final day in the country. President Obama and First Lady Michelle will host a state dinner on May 19 for Mexican President Felipe Calderon and First Lady Margarita Zavala de Calderon during a two-day state visit. It will be the Obamas’ second state dinner… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama in Mexico ~ Day Two
(April 14, 2010)

On her first official solo international visit, the First Lady is traveling to Mexico with a special focus on engaging with the country’s young people. First Lady Michelle Obama will speak to university and high school students from in and around Mexico at Universidad Iberoamericana, a Mexico City University. This event will be streamed live in English and Spanish… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Arrives In Mexico
(April 13, 2010)

Tuesday evening, First Lady Michelle Obama arrived at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City on her first solo visit to the country as first lady. Today Mrs. Obama will start her day by traveling to Los Pinos – the residence of President Calderón and Mrs. Zavala – where she will meet privately with Mrs. Zavala. Mrs. Obama is spending Wednesday and Thursday… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Make Surprise Visit Haiti
(April 13, 2010)

Moments ago First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden landed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti – a visit to underscore to the Haitian people and the Haitian government the enduring U.S. commitment to help recover and rebuild, especially as we enter the rainy and hurricane seasons. Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden will thank the women and men across the whole of the U.S. government for their extraordinary efforts in Haiti during the past three months and reach… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Childhood Obesity Forum: “We Are Going to Need All of You
(April 9, 2010)

The White House held a Child Obesity Summit this afternoon, attended by food experts, industry leaders, and people from different communities to share and discuss ideas on how to create a healthier environment to combat childhood obesity. The First Lady, who launched her Let’s Move campaign to address… Read More

Recognizing Service~First Lady Michelle Obama Visits the Department of Defense
(April 9, 2010)

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates welcomed First Lady Michelle Obama to the Pentagon. Mrs. Obama visited the Pentagon to thank military and civilian employees for their service to the nation. FLOTUS: “First of all, let me start by thanking Secretary Gates, first of all, for your very kind introduction, but more importantly for… Read More

West Wing Week ~ 24 Tiny Marzipan Beaks
(April 8, 2010)

This morning’s West Wing Week was uploaded to you from location in Prague, Czech Republic, specifically from the American Ambassadors residence. It contains portions of the President’s events over the last week, including: A jobs town hall in Charlotte NC, the White House Easter Egg Roll, the… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Graces the Cover of Condé Nast Traveler
(April 8, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama hits the cover of Conde Nast’s Traveler in May 2010 talking about living in Washington. Excerpt from Conde Nast Traveler story on Mrs. Obama’s Washington…Mrs. Obama shares a few of the First Family’s favorite Washington spots: The Newseum, is an interactive museum of news and journalism located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Tape Special Message for American Idol Charity
(April 8, 2010)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle sat down on Wednesday for a taping with “American Idol” as part of the hit show’s fund-raising event set to air next week. “Idol Gives Back” is a two-hour charity performance that has already raised more than $140 million in contributions for global organizations. This year’s beneficiaries include Children’s Health… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Graces the Cover of Good Housekeeping’s 125th Anniversary Issue in May
(April 8, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama shines on the cover of Good Housekeeping magazine, May 125th Anniversary issue. “The little nothings in life that we don’t do anymore: Running an errand,” Mrs. O tells Good Housekeeping magazine about what she misses most from from her private life. “Walking into your kid’s school without causing a fuss. Going out to dinner without a… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden: Month of the Military Child
(April 7, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, lifelong educator and wife of Vice President Joe Biden, talk about the important role military children play in the armed forces community. The Month of the Military Child is an opportunity for the nation to recognize military children and youth for their heroism, character… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Brother Writes A Memoir
(April 7, 2010)

The eagerly anticipated inspirational memoir from Michelle Obama’s brother, celebrating the extraordinary family members and mentors who have shaped his life. In A Game of Character, Robinson takes readers behind the scenes to meet his most important influences in his understanding of the winning traits that are part of his playbook for success. Central to his story are his parents, Marian and Fraser, two indefatigable individuals who showed their children how to… Read More

C-SPAN’s StudentCam 2010 With First Lady Michelle Obama
(April 7, 2010)

On Wednesday, April 7, C-SPAN will host a live program with Michelle Obama about the issue of childhood obesity, a topic she has spoken out about during her time as First Lady. C-SPAN StudentCam’s First Prize Middle School winner, Matthew Shimura, will join the First Lady at the White House for the program. His winning StudentCam documentary focused on the issue of childhood obesity in America. This year C-SPAN challenged… Read More

The Obama Family Host the 2010 Easter Egg Roll at the White House
(April 5, 2010)

The First family are holding this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, April 5, 2010 with the theme of “Ready, Set, Go!” promoting health and wellness. Over 30,000 people from all 50 states and DC will visit the South Lawn of the White House this year. The event features live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits the U.S. Trade Representative Agency
(April 2, 2010)

Earlier this morning, First Lady Michelle Obama visited the U.S. Trade Representative Agency to thank USTR employees and Ambassador Kirk for their work on behalf of American businesses, workers and families. “The fact is that folks across this country depend on trade to put food on the table and pay the mortgage and send their kids to college” said Mrs. Obama… Read More

West Wing Week ~ Future Planes of the Future
(April 1, 2010)

With everything that President Obama does in a given week, it can be easy to miss important news and interesting events. West Wing Week sums up the past seven days at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, or wherever the President may travel. It features highlights from last weeks events plus never seen behind-the-scenes… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Host White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility
(Mar 31, 2010)

Today, President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and the White House Council on Women and Girls are hosting the White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility to discuss the importance of creating workplace practices that allow America’s working men and women to meet the demands of their jobs without sacrificing the needs of their families… Read More

First Lady Michelle Holds White House Spring Garden Planting Event
(Mar 31, 2010)

The First Lady hosted the Spring Garden Planting in the White House Kitchen Garden, where she was joined by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, as well as the President of the National Gardening Association. Students from Bancroft and Hollin Meadows Elementary Schools also participated… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Host France’s President Sarkozy and First Lady Carla at the White House
(Mar 30, 2010)

The President and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France spoke to the media after meeting at the White House. The Sarkozy’s gift to the Obama family was some Asterix comic books for the Obama daughters, Sasha and Malia. In the evening President Obama and First Lady Michelle hosted a private dinner (closed to the press) for President Sarkozy and Mrs. Bruni-Sarkozy… Read More

During Passover, President Obama And First Lady Michelle Host Second Annual White House Seder
(Mar 29, 2010)

President Barack Obama and the First Family mark the beginning of Passover with a Seder with friends and staff in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House, March 29, 2010. That’s Lisa Kohnke of the Office of Public Engagement to the President’s right at the table, and Deputy Communications Director Jen Psaki to his left, who you may know from such… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Wins “Best Celebrity Mom” Title
(Mar 29, 2010)

“It’s not often an American political figure has such universal, bi-partisan admiration and respect as our First Lady, Michelle Obama. Although her iconic style and killer biceps are often more discussed than her political endeavors (like her current initiative to fight childhood obesity), she’s also a grounded, fist-bumping, smart woman who places her job as a mother before her public role… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Is Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Big Help Winner
(Mar 25, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama is getting attention from the Nickelodeon kids’ television network. It will honor Mrs. Obama with its “Big Help” award at the Kids’ Choice Awards. She has taped a message for Saturday’s show. She is being honored for her Let’s Move campaign to help cut down on childhood obesity. Nick has been working with Mrs. Obama on the campaign. It has donated $3 million to school and after-school programs to create opportunities… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama and First Daughters Malia & Sasha Tour NYC for Spring Break
(Mar 25, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama took daughters Malia, 11, and Sasha, 8, mother Marian Robinson and some friends to New York for a spring break trip where they hit Broadway shows, toured the Empire State Building and visited Harlem and Brooklyn. The First Lady and first daughters took in a performance of the Blue Man Group. All of the organization’s appearances… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama to Serve as National Honorary Chair of Girls Inc. Board of Directors
(Mar 25, 2010)

Girls Incorporated, the nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold and the oldest girl-centered organization in the United States, is delighted to announce that First Lady Michelle Obama has agreed to serve as the organization’s Honorary Board Chair… Read More

Michelle Obama: First Lady of Comic Books, Volume Two
(Mar 24, 2010)

The second installment, “Female Force: Michelle Obama: YEAR ONE,” is scheduled for release on Wednesday. The comic sequel brings the First Lady’s story up to date, starting with her husband’s inauguration last January, and chronicles her transition into the White House. “Even before the first issue on Michelle Obama, we realized we were following a dynamic, continuing portrait of history,” said the publisher of “Female Force,” Bluewater president Darren G. Davis in a… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Childhood Obesity Initiative: PepsiCo’s New Focus on Healthier Foods
(Mar 22, 2010)

PepsiCo, largely known for junk-food brands such as Doritos and Pepsi, is setting out to triple its sales of healthier fare in the next decade. PepsiCo Inc. unveiled the new goal for brands such as Tropicana, Dole, Quaker and Tazo teas on Monday at an investor event. The company also backed its forecast for long-term earnings growth. Many health leaders have urged… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Sees Broadway Musical ‘Memphis
(Mar 21, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to New York Sunday to see a musical on Broadway. Memphis is a musical by David Bryan (music and lyrics) and Joe DiPietro (lyrics and book) based on a concept by George W. George. It is loosely based on Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips. It was staged during the 2003-04 season at both the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts and TheatreWorks in Mountain View, California and opened on Broadway on October 19, 2009…. Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Appears On The Simpsons (well, sort of)
(Mar 21, 2010)

In a brand new episode of the hit cartoon series, First Lady Michelle Obama was seen traveling to fictional Springfield to meet the local school children. The episode entitled “Stealing First Base” aired on Sunday, March 21st on FOX…. Read More

Obamas to Hold State Dinner for Mexico in May
(Mar 18, 2010)

Press secretary Robert Gibbs announced that President Obama and First Lady Michelle will host a state dinner on May 19 for Mexican President Felipe Calderon and First Lady Margarita Zavala de Calderon during a two-day state visit. It will be the Obamas’ second state dinner – and the first put on by… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Takes Mentee’s to Visit Supreme Court Justices
(Mar 17, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama listens as Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor talk with a group of young women, during a mentoring event at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., March 17, 2010… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the White House
(Mar 17, 2010)

Saint Patrick’s Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig) is a yearly holiday celebrated on 17 March. First Lady Michelle Obama first asked groundskeepers to dye the White House’s fountain water green for St. Patrick’s Day in 2009, paying homage to Chicago’s long held tradition. Each year the windy city’s Chicago River is dyed green for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration…. Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Talks Anti-Obesity to Food Giants
(Mar 16, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama is urging the nation’s largest food companies to speed up efforts to make healthier foods and reduce marketing of unhealthy foods to children. Obama asked the companies, gathered at a meeting of the Grocery Manufacturers Association on Tuesday, to “step it up” and put less fat, salt and sugar in foods. “We need you not to just tweak around the edgesRead More

Michelle On A Mission: First Lady Graces Cover of Newsweek
(Mar 14, 2010)

For years, we’ve known about the epidemic of childhood obesity in America. We’ve heard the statistics—how one third of all kids in this country are either overweight or obese. We’ve seen the effects on how our kids feel, and how they feel about themselves. And we know the risks to their health and to our economy—the billions of dollars we spend each year treating obesity-related conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Announces First Solo Trip to Mexico
(Mar 12, 2010)

The first lady plans to take her first solo trip to Mexico, where she’ll spend time with Mexico’s First Lady Margarita Zavala de Calderon. The two women first met during a official visit to the White House on February 25, 2010. During the visit, the first ladies discussed obesity, diabetes, addictions and the situation of undocumented Mexican minors in… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Meets Haiti’s First Lady Elizabeth Préval
(Mar 10, 2010)

On March 10, 2010 First Lady Michelle Obama met with Haiti’s First Lady Elizabeth Préval in the Yellow Room of the White House. Mrs. Préval is a Haitian businesswoman, presidential economic adviser and economist. She has been the First Lady of Haiti since December 6, 2009, when she married President René Préval. President Obama and… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Present the 2010 Women of Courage Awards
(Mar 10, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will hosted the annual International Women of Courage Awards on March 10, 2010 at the Department of State. To mark International Women’s Day, the annual International Women of Courage Award recognizes women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks at the National PTA Conference
(Mar 10, 2010)

Today First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the National Legislative Conference of the Parent Teacher Association on her Let’s Move! initiative~~a movement pertinent to the National PTA’s efforts toward fighting childhood obesity and promoting healthy lifestyles. The three-day conference is designed to motivate ‘grasstop’ leaders from across the country and provide an in-depth look at the latest PTA Public Policy Agenda through a series of workshops, skill building… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama To Deliver Three Commencement Addresses
(Mar 10, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama gave inspiration and encouragement in her commencement speech to the Class of 2009, the first to attend four full years at UC’s newest campus in Merced. Three colleges will host First Lady Michelle Obama as their commencement speaker. The White House announced the colleges selected on Tuesday… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Help Celebrate Greek Independence Day
(Mar 9, 2010)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle hosted a reception at the White House in honor of Greek Independence Day. President Obama met with Prime Minister George Papandreou before the reception began…. Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Donates Inaugural Gown to Smithsonian
(Mar 9, 2010)

The one-shoulder, white chiffon gown first lady Michelle Obama wore to the inaugural balls is going on display. On Tuesday, Mrs. Obama plans to publicly donate the gown to the first ladies collection at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. The beaded gown was a star attraction at 10 inaugural balls held in January 2009 to celebrate President Barack Obama’s swearing-in. It was designed by Jason Wu of New York…. Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Celebrate International Women’s Day
(Mar 8, 2010)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle hosted a International Women’s Day reception in the East Room to honor women from around the world and their achievements. The event was emceed by actress Kerry Washington and will include singer Katherine McPhee, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Afghan singer Mozdah Jamalzadah. This year marked the 15th anniversary of the…. Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Teams with US Soccer Foundation, Major League Soccer, Women’s Professional Soccer to Combat Childhood Obesity
(Mar 5, 2010)

In support of her Let’s Move! campaign, the US Soccer Foundation, Major League Soccer, Women’s Professional Soccer, and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health has joined forces with First Lady Michelle Obama to eliminate childhood obesity in one generation and commits to getting more children active, playing or moving for 60 minutes a day… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Takes Let’s Move! Initiative to Jackson, Mississippi
(Mar 3, 2010)

The First Lady traveled to Jackson, Mississippi today to spend time with students, officials and experts discussing a deeply important issue, not just as a First Lady, but as a mother. And that’s childhood obesity. Alongside Governor Barbour and Mississippi’s First Lady, Mrs. Obama toured Pecan Park Elementary school’s walking trail — just one example of the creative work happening across the state… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Celebrates NEA’s Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
(Mar 2, 2010)

First lady Michelle Obama celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday Tuesday by reading “The Cat in the Hat” to a group of children wearing red-and-white-striped stovepipe hats like the book’s main character. Mrs. Obama helped kick off the National Education Association’s 13th annual “Read Across America” celebration at the Library of Congress. The event marked the day… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Offers Gratitude and Support for the School Nutrition Association
(Mar 1, 2010)

The First Lady addressed the School Nutrition Association’s Legislative Action Conference to discuss the importance of school nutrition as part of the recently launched Let’s Move! Campaign. Many children consume as many as half of their daily calories at school. With more than 31 million children participating in the National School Lunch Program and more than 11 million participating in the National School Breakfast Program… Read More

President Obama Presents Medals in Arts and Humanities
(Feb 25, 2010)

The President presented the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal for 2009 in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in a ceremony Thursday evening. The 12 winners for the National Medal of Arts were announced in the afternoon and awarded their medals by President and Mrs. Obama in an evening ceremony. Winners of the NMA include famous singer/musician/activist Bob Dylan… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Meets With Mexico’s First Lady Margarita Zavala de Calderon
(Feb 25, 2010)

The Mexican government says first lady Margarita Zavala has met with Michelle Obama during a visit to the White House on Thursday, February 25, 2010. The President’s Office says the two women discussed obesity, diabetes, addictions and the situation of undocumented Mexican minors in the United States. It says they stressed the links between their countries in working on those issue… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama: Eliminating Food Deserts in America
(Feb 25, 2010)

Food desert? What’s a food desert? As part of Lets Move!, the campaign to end childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama is taking on food deserts. These are nutritional wastelands that exist across America in both urban and rural communities where parents and children simply do not have access to a supermarket. Some 23.5 million Americans… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Shares the Emotions Behind Her Movement to Boost Kids’ Health
(Feb 25, 2010)

First Lady Michelle ObamaFirst Lady Michelle Obama sits in an upholstered armchair in her East Wing office, a generous bowl of fresh apples on a nearby table. She wears a body-conscious gray sleeveless sheath with an artful corsage of matching fabric decorating the right shoulder. A petite Georgetown student — one of the young ladies from the White House mentoring program established… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Invites Cast of Glee! to White House Easter Egg Roll
(Feb 24, 2010)

The cast of the popular Fox TV show “Glee” has been invited to perform at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Entertainment Weekly is reporting. E! Online has published tweets by cast members Kevin McHale, Naya Rivera and Amber Riley all saying that First Lady Michelle Obama had invited them to the April 5 holiday… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Host the Annual Governors Ball At the White House
(Feb 21, 2010)

The nation’s governors and their spouses gathered at the White House on Sunday night for the Governors’ Ball hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle. The ball is a annual black-tie event held in the State Dining Room. President Obama in the evenings first toast, praised the nation’s state leaders for “helping to right the ship” during the economic crisis…. Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Gives Student’s a Preview of the White House Governors Ball Talent
(Feb 21, 2010)

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama poses for a group photo with music students from Myrtilla Miner elementary school at the White House in Washington February 21, 2010.Today the First Lady gave a group of Washington, DC music students a special preview of the 2010 Governors’ Ball performance. Grammy Award Winning artist, Harry Connick Jr. spend time talking to students and closed out the event with a song, joined by a few residents from the New Orleans Musicians’ Village. The Musician’s Village was conceived by New Orleans native Harry Connick, Jr. in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to… Read More

The Chicago Tribune Names First Lady Michelle Obama One of the 2010 Good Eating Award Winners
(Feb 21, 2010)

There’s a 1,100-square-foot organic vegetable, fruit and herb garden on the South Lawn of the White House. That patch of earth planted in March — the first time vegetables have been grown at the White House since Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency in the ’40s — has yielded 700-plus pounds of lettuce, radishes, tomatoes, collards and more for meals at the White House and a nearby homeless shelter… Read More

Fox’s Mike Huckabee Interviews First Lady Michelle Obama on Child Obesity
(Feb 20, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama taped an interview with Fox News’ Mike Huckabee that aired tonight in which she discussed her efforts to battle child obesity, an grave problem she believes “we can really fix.” Huckabee believes in the First Lady’s efforts, in part due to his own struggles with obesity… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama To Governors: ‘Let’s Act‘ On Obesity
(Feb 20, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama appealed to governors on Saturday for help in reducing child obesity and said they had a moral and financial imperative to act. She praised states for their steps already and assured state leaders that the federal government had no interest in taking over their efforts… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Travels to Philadelphia: Making Healthy Food Accessible & Affordable
(Feb 19, 2010)

With Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack in tow, First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to Philadelphia yesterday as part of the Let’s Move! campaign, a nationwide effort to rally the country around one goal, ending the epidemic of childhood obesity. During her remarks at Fairhill Elementary School, Mrs. Obama… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Meets With Eleven Black History Month Essay Winners from England
(Feb 18, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama has given a pep talk to visiting students from England, saying they have shown they aren’t afraid of hard work that will take them somewhere in life. Mrs. Obama met with the group of 11 students at the White House on Thursday. They are from schools across the London borough of Islington and were rewarded with the trip to the U.S. for winning… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Announce 2010 Easter Egg Roll Theme Ready, Set, Go!
(Feb 16, 2010)

The President and First Lady have announced that this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 5, 2010 with the theme of “Ready, Set, Go!” promoting health and wellness. The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. All of the activities will encourage children to lead… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama and Daughter’s Malia and Sasha Enjoy Ski Day
(Feb 13, 2010)

On Saturday morning, Michelle Obama, Sasha and Malia hit the slopes of Ski Liberty in Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania. Anne Weimer, the resort’s marketing director, said “We know how to handle things at the resort, so it wasn’t a big show by any means. They had asked us to provide them a quiet family day, and that’s what we did for them.”Weimer also added that, “no slopes were shut down while the family used it, and they waited in lines like everyone else… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama: America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids
(Feb 13, 2010)

Let's MoveLet’s Move is comprehensive, collaborative, and community-oriented and will include strategies to address the various factors that lead to childhood obesity. It will foster collaboration among the leaders in government, medicine and science, business, education, athletics, community organizations and more. And it will take into account… Read More

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Grace Essence’s March Cover
(Feb 11, 2010)

ESSENCE kicks off the first of its three-part education series, “Teaching Our Children,” with a White House exclusive–an interview with President Barack Obama. In his first interview of 2010, he talks tough with ESSENCE editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray, Deputy Editor Tatsha Robertson and Washington Correspondent Cynthia Gordy about holding teachers accountable, closing the education gap between Black and White students, how he and First… Read More

The President and First Lady Host: In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement
(Feb 9, 2010)

Today marked the beginning of the 2010 White House music series with “In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement” – a concert celebrating Black History month. Earlier that day, the White House also hosted a “Music that Inspired the Movement” workshop. High school students from across… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Unveils Let’s Move…A Nationwide Campaign to Combat Childhood Obesity
(Feb 9, 2010)

Today First Lady Michelle Obama is will be unveiling her nationwide anti-childhood obesity initiative. Mrs. Obama’s East Wing said she will be “joined by members of the president’s cabinet, as well as media, sports, entertainment, and business leaders,” plus mayors, member of the medical community and others… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Appears on CNN’s Larry King Live!
(Feb 9, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama appears on Larry King LIVE 02 2010On Tuesday, February 9th, CNN’s Larry King Live! will have a primetime exclusive with First Lady Michelle Obama at 8pm CST. The First Lady will be discussing the Obama’s first year in the White House. Plus, she’ll be elaborating on her new childhood obesity initiative…. Read More

The President and First Lady Attend the National Prayer Breakfast
(Feb 4, 2010)

Today, at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama reflected that it is often during the times when others are in great need that bring Americans together, as the nation united in its efforts to help the people of Haiti…. Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on The Today Show
(Feb 3, 2010)

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, First Lady Michelle Obama will be appearing on The Today Show. Matt Lauer will sit down with Mrs. Obama to get her thoughts on her family’s first year in the White House and also a new project that she is passionate about. Look for us to have the video up… Read More

First Lady Michelle Meets with Members of Congress and Cabinet Secretaries
(Feb 2, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama met today with Members of Congress and Cabinet Secretaries in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House. Discussing her childhood obesity initiative and steps that families, schools and communities can take to fight it…. Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Takes On Childhood Obesity
(Jan 28, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama kicks off a campaign to confront the problem of childhood obesity at a YMCA in Alexandria, VA. She is joined by Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Dr. Judith Palfrey, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics. January 28, 2010… Read More

The First Lady Announces New Funding for Military Families (Jan 27, 2010)
First Lady Michelle Obama announces that the President’s 2011 budget will include a record $8.8 billion for military family support programs in remarks to the Joint Armed Forces Officers’ Wives’ Luncheon. She discussed new support for military spouses and children to be included in the upcoming budget: increasing funds for military family support programs …. Read More

President Obama Says “She Gets Embarrassed” of First Lady Michelle at State of the Union Address
(Jan 27, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama received some applause of her own during last night’s State of the Union for her efforts to curb childhood obesity in one of the fattest countries on Earth. As President Obama discussed his plans for health insurance, he paused to acknowledge the First Lady’s agenda, gesturing to her and saying… Read More

Official Guest List for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Box at the 2010 State Of The Union
(Jan 27, 2010)

The White House has provided the guest list from First Lady Michelle Obama’s box at President Obama’s 2010 State of the Union address. The list includes: Dr. Jill Biden, Clayton Armstrong, Li Boynton, Jeffrey Brown, Mayor Mick Cornett, Tina Dixon, Gabriela Farfan, Julia Frost, Ping Fu, Janell Holloway,,Don Karner, Janell Kellett, Rebecca Knerr… Read More

The Obamas Will Hold In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement
(Jan 27, 2010)

On February 10th, President Obama and First Lady Michelle will host In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement. The concert will be held in the State Dining Room, and is timed to celebrate Black History Month. So far participants include Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, John Mellencamp… Read More

Michelle Obama Wax Figure Unveiled on The Wendy Williams Show
(Jan 25, 2010)

“How you doin,” Williams uttered her trademark into a new wax figure of the first lady. Viewers of “The Wendy Williams Show” got the first look at the figure, which will debut at Madame Tussauds New York on Tuesday as part of its Black History Month events. The Obama figure is dressed in a replica of her… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits the Department of Commerce
(Jan 21, 2010)

Remarks by First Lady Michelle Obama: I want to thank your dear Secretary, Secretary Locke, for that kind introduction and for his outstanding work for this Department. And I want to take this moment to wish him a happy birthday, yes — (applause) — as a fellow Capricorn, right — (laughter) — that’s what you are, that’s what it is, yes. And he doesn’t look a day over 30… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Celebrates National Mentoring Month
(Jan 20, 2010)

January is National Mentoring Month and this afternoon President Obama and the First Lady will welcome mentors and young Americans from around the country. As we gather in the East Room, organizations and community groups dedicated to supporting our nation’s young people will come together to reaffirm the importance of mentorship. The President will also announce the White House Mentorship Program for 20 young men from local high schools. Each student was nominated by his school and will be paired with an Administration staffer for one year… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Surprises White House Tour Visitors
(Jan 20, 2010)

One year ago on January 20th, after President Obama was inaugurated, he and the First Lady decided to surprise visitors who were on White House tours to reinforce the message of the White House being the People’s House. Mrs. Obama is marking the first year by continuing this tradition – taking some time to greet visitors of the People’s House… Read More

Michelle Obama~Most Popular First Lady in Last 4 Administrations Per Pew Poll
(Jan 20, 2010)

As she begins her second year as first lady, Michelle Obama has a higher personal favorable rating than her husband, and her image is more positive than that of her two predecessors in the White House. In a November survey by the Pew Research Center, 71% expressed a favorable opinion of Michelle Obama while just 16% expressed an unfavorable… Read More

The First Family Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday With A Day of Service
(Jan 18, 2010)

Today, to celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service and honor Dr. King’s life and legacy, President and Mrs. Obama, and 10 Cabinet Secretaries and senior Administration officials participated in community service projects in Washington, DC. Led by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the King Center… Read More

Our First Year: The Obama’s Interview with People Magazine
(Jan 16, 2010)

In two new interviews, Barack and Michelle Obama reflect on their first year at the White House and reveal that they still make time to check out indie films and keep up with tabloid gossip. The Obama’s gave People magazine their first interview of 2010. The President said he’s proud of getting the health care bill through the House and the Senate this year and Michelle talked… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama: ‘We Can All Do Something’ To Help the Situation in Haiti
(Jan 15, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama has released a public service announcement telling people what they can do to help the situation in Haiti. Earlier today, a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck Haiti. Reports are still coming in, but it appears that many schools, hospitals, and other buildings have collapsed… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits the Department of Labor
(Jan 14, 2010)

First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by the Department of Labor today to that the federal employees for the job they are doing. Before leaving, she also stopped by the Day Care Center, and entertained the children by reading “Green Eggs, and Ham”. Remarks by the First Lady During Visit to the Department of Labor, click here to read the full transcript…. Read More

Go, Tell Michelle: You’ve Read the Book, Now See the Play
(Jan 4, 2010)

Go, Tell Michelle: African American Women Write to the New First Lady was first published in January 2009. In December 2009, “Go, Tell Michelle” was named by book and movie critic Kam Williams as one of the 10 Best Black Books of 2009. The award winning volume of 100 letters to Michelle Obama written shortly after the 2008 election of President Barack Obama has been adapted as a dramatic production… Read More

The Year in Review Slideshow: The Warmth, Style, and Grace of First Lady Michelle Obama
(Jan 1, 2010)

I thought it would be a great way to start off the new year (and new decade), with a photo slideshow of our First Lady during the first year. Includes a short video biography of Michelle Obama that introduced the Obama family to families across America. It originally played the first night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. The First Lady…. Read More

For our September 2009 thru December 2009 archives of First Lady Michelle Obama, please click here…You’ll find a wealth of stories, photos, and videos on the First Lady’s first year in the White House.

My sincerest apologies for the lack of coverage on the First Lady prior to September 2009. The 44 Diaries was launched on August 20, 2009.

For stories earlier than 09/03/09, I highly recommend visiting Obama Foodorama or Mrs. O or Michelle O. Style or Michelle Obama Watch~Audiegrl :-)

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Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion DemocracyGo, Tell Michelle: African American Women Write to the New First LadyMichelle Obama (Female Force)LIFE Michelle Obama: A Portrait of the First Lady
Michelle Obama: The First Lady in PhotographsMichelle Obama: Mom-in-ChiefMichelle Obama: First Lady of Fashion and StyleMichelle Obama: An American Story
Michelle Obama in her Own Words: The Views and Values of America's First LadyBarack and Michelle: Portrait of an American MarriageMichelle: A BiographyThe Obamas in the White House: Reflections on Family, Faith and Leadership
Michelle Obama: First Lady of HopeMichelle Style: Michelle Obama, First Lady, Fashion Icon: What Mrs. O Knows about Style, Shopping, and the Perfect ShoesMichelle Obama: From Chicago's South Side to the White HouseMichelle Obama: First Lady & Role Model
Michelle Obama: Speeches on Life, Love, and American ValuesCelebrating First Lady Michelle Obama in PicturesMichelle Obama: Meet the First LadyAmerica's First Ladies: Power Players from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama
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197 responses to “FLOTUS: All Things Michelle Obama

  1. Thank you for providing an in-depth look into this fascinating woman. I love that of all the amazing things she does to help America and the International community, she considers herself a mother, first and foremost.

    Michelle Obama is a woman that all women can look up to and emulate. She’s got style, grace, intelligence, and compassion. I look at her and see her as this generation’s Jackie O.

    Beautiful article. Thanks again for sharing her history with your readers.

  2. wow, very nice presentation, please forward this to the First Lady, she will love it.

  3. SouthernGirl2

    Wow!

    Audiegrl,

    I’m impressed. You rocked it. And I am not surprised because you always do. You did that!

    I love every one of the photos. FLOTUS is gorgeous.

    • Thanks SG2! :-) It will be a great archive of all things Michelle. So if we ever need to check for an event or photo or video, we should be able to look in just one place.

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  5. AG, as usual you nailed it. This is great!! I sent the link to my friend Zita because her comment today was “I think that Michelle Obama is by far the best FL that we’ve ever seen. She gets in the garden and gets her hands dirty, and sponsored a bee hive right there on the lawn of the WH.”

    • Awwww thanks Bets! I’ve been mulling this over for a while now, but wanted us to have a archive of coverage of the First Lady. She’s really quite amazing (which we always knew!), but with her approval ratings sky high, it looks like the rest of the country has finally realized the same thing. :-) Please feel free to send any of your friends that follow Mrs. Obama the link, I’m going to keep at it every day, to make sure we have up to date information

  6. GreenLadyHere

    HEEEY Audiegirl: GUUUUUURRRRRRLLLLL :>) :>)

    ****deep breaths****

    GUUUUUURRRRRRLLLLL :>)

    U! JUST! GO!!

    THANK U!! THIS IS DA BOMB!! :>)

  7. ok,

    this post simply ROCKS!!!’

    you did a terrific job…I’m about to overdose on the FLOTUS…and, I didn’t think that was possible.

    GREAT POST.

    • Thank you so much Rikyrah :-) I just kept gathering info, and wanted to include everything out there…this will be a good tool for us to use on stories about the First Lady…and its all in one place and easy to find :-)

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  9. shanti2

    Ok, I think… I know…. I’m in LOVE with FLOTUS!

    Audiegrl, you totally rocked this post. When I grow up, I wanna rock it like you, baby.

    Thanks for bringing us all that light, love, and joy.

  10. williebeyond

    nice collection of the First Lady. It is a digital preservation of history.

  11. thelcster

    southern girl said it ag i want to be like you when i grow up! lol crazy good post girl. i know mrs. obama would love it

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  16. She is amazing!! I love this page!!!

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  72. Pingback: Recognizing Service~First Lady Michelle Obama Visits the Department of Defense « 44-D

  73. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama’s Childhood Obesity Forum: “We Are Going to Need All of You“ « 44-D

  74. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Make Surprise Visit Haiti « 44-D

  75. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Arrives In Mexico « 44-D

  76. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama in Mexico ~ Day Two « 44-D

  77. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama in Mexico ~ Day Three « 44-D

  78. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama is Now Officially a Fashion Plate « 44-D

  79. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Visits A San Diego Community Farm « 44-D

  80. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Promotes Youth Exercise With Olympians « 44-D

  81. Pingback: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Welcome Olympians to the White House « 44-D

  82. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Celebrates Take Your Child to Work Day « 44-D

  83. Pingback: The First Family Heads to Asheville, North Carolina for A Week-end Getaway « 44-D

  84. Pingback: President Obama and First Lady Michelle in Asheville, NC ~ Day One « 44-D

  85. Pingback: President Obama and First Lady Michelle in Asheville, NC ~ Day Two « 44-D

  86. Pingback: Unseen Footage: Dr. Dorothy I. Height with President Obama and First Lady Michelle at the White House « 44-D

  87. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama & Congressional Spouses Paint Murals and Plant Butterfly Garden at DC Elementary School « 44-D

  88. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama to Host 20th Annual National Science Bowl « 44-D

  89. Pingback: President Obama and First Lady Michelle at the 2010 White House Correspondents Dinner, Hosted by Jay Leno « 44-D

  90. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts the 20th Annual National Science Bowl « 44-D

  91. Pingback: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Host a Cinco De Mayo Fiesta at White House « 44-D

  92. Pingback: President Obama Signs the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act « 44-D

  93. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Visits the USAID Agency « 44-D

  94. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama to Speak at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 2010 Commencement « 44-D

  95. Pingback: Introducing West Wing Week ~ Future Planes of the Future ~ March 26 – April 1, 2010 « 44-D

  96. Pingback: West Wing Week ~ 24 Tiny Marzipan Beaks ~ April 2 – 8, 2010 « 44-D

  97. Pingback: West Wing Week ~ The Interpreter’s Lounge ~ April 9-15, 2010 « 44-D

  98. Pingback: West Wing Week ~ X , Y , Z ~ April 30 – May 6, 2010 « 44-D

  99. Pingback: West Wing Week ~ Doing the Math ~ April 23-29, 2010 « 44-D

  100. Pingback: West Wing Week ~ Competing the Old-Fashioned Way ~ April 16-22, 2010 « 44-D

  101. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts Special Mothers Day Event at the White House « 44-D

  102. Pingback: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Enjoy “Date Night” in DC « 44-D

  103. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama’s Commencement Speech At University Of Arkansas At Pine Bluff « 44-D

  104. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Let’s Move Campaign’s Childhood Obesity Guidelines « 44-D

  105. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Presidential Directive on Military Families « 44-D

  106. Pingback: West Wing Week ~ Hang On to Your Hats ~ May 7 – May 13, 2010 « 44-D

  107. Pingback: Welcome, Mrs. Obama!, ¡Bienvenida, Sra. Zavala! « 44-D

  108. Pingback: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Host State Dinner for the President and First Lady of Mexico « 44-D

  109. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Kicks Off Let’s Move South Lawn Series « 44-D

  110. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Visits Wayne State University in Detroit « 44-D

  111. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Social Innovation Fund Matching Grants « 44-D

  112. Pingback: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Host Celebration for Jewish American Heritage Month « 44-D

  113. Pingback: West Wing Week ~ I, State Your Name ~ May 21 – May 27, 2010 « 44-D

  114. Pingback: Let’s Move Outside! with First Lady Michelle Obama at Red Rock Canyon « 44-D

  115. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks at the 2010 Women’s Summit in Reno, Nevada « 44-D

  116. Pingback: President Obama And Family Return To Chicago For Memorial Day Weekend « 44-D

  117. Pingback: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Honor Sir Paul McCartney at White House « 44-D

  118. Pingback: West Wing Week ~ More All ~ May 28 – June 3, 2010 « 44-D

  119. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Holds Chefs Move to Schools Event « 44-D

  120. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Holds Chefs Move to Schools Event « 44-D | How to Deal With Fussy Eaters

  121. Pingback: The Obamas Host the Annual White House Congressional Picnic « 44-D

  122. Pingback: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Honor Ford’s Theatre « 44-D

  123. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Speak at the DNC Women’s Leadership Forum Issues Conference « 44-D

  124. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama: United We Serve: Let’s Read. Let’s Move « 44-D

  125. Pingback: First Lady Michelle, Rachel Ray, and Marcus Samuelsson: Cooking as a Way of Life « 44-D

  126. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Visits Camp Pendleton « 44-D

  127. Pingback: West Wing Week ~ Mailbag Day ~ June 18 – June 24, 2010 « 44-D

  128. Pingback: West Wing Week ~ Gator-cade ~ June 11 – June 17, 2010 « 44-D

  129. Pingback: Celebrating Independence Day at the White House and in Iraq « 44-D

  130. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Visits the Gulf « 44-D

  131. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Calls On NAACP to Join Let’s Move! « 44-D

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  133. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Answers Your Questions on Let’s Move! « 44-D

  134. Pingback: The Obama Family’s Summer Vacation in Maine « 44-D

  135. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts Dance Students At The White House « 44-D

  136. Pingback: The Obama’s Welcome Broadway to the White House « 44-D

  137. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Promote Health Care and Preventive Services « 44-D

  138. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Teams Up with Major League Baseball « 44-D

  139. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts 2010 National Design Awards Luncheon « 44-D

  140. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Christens Coast Guard Cutter in Mississippi « 44-D

  141. Pingback: Behind-the-Scenes Video with the Jonas Brothers and the First Family « 44-D

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  143. Pingback: The First Family Visits the Gulf Coast « 44-D

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  145. Pingback: Obama Vacation: First Family Will Travel To Martha’s Vineyard « 44-D

  146. Pingback: West Wing Week ~ Turkey Turkey and a Jammer ~ August 14 – August 19, 2010 « 44-D

  147. Pingback: The Obama’s Vacation Day 5 ~ Dinner in Martha’s Vineyard at The Sweet Life Cafe « 44-D

  148. Pingback: The Obama’s Vacation Day 6 ~ Dinner in Martha’s Vineyard at the State Road Restaurant « 44-D

  149. Pingback: The Obama’s Vacation Day 7 ~ Lunch in Martha’s Vineyard at Nancy’s Restaurant and Golf at Mink Meadows Golf Club « 44-D

  150. Pingback: The Obama’s Vacation Day 8 ~ Biking in Martha’s Vineyard at Manuel F. Correllus State Forest and Golfing « 44-D

  151. Pingback: Five Years After Katrina: “New Orleans is Blossoming Again“ « 44-D

  152. Pingback: The Obama’s Leave Martha’s Vineyard and Arrive In New Orleans for 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina « 44-D

  153. Pingback: West Wing Week ~ Dispatches from Iraq ~ August 27 – September 3, 2010 « 44-D

  154. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts Dance Workshop With Students At The White House « 44-D

  155. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign and NFL’s Play 60 Campaign Team up to Tackle Childhood Obesity « 44-D

  156. Pingback: The President, the Vice President, the First Lady and Dr. Biden: A Day of Service and Remembrance « 44-D

  157. Pingback: President Obama to Historically Black Colleges and Universities: “You’ve Got a Partner in Me” « 44-D

  158. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks At Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) « 44-D

  159. Pingback: The Obama’s Attend the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 33rd Annual Award Gala « 44-D

  160. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks to Congressional Black Caucus About Let’s Move! « 44-D

  161. Pingback: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Attend the 65th United Nations General Assembly « 44-D

  162. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts United Nations General Assembly Spouses at Stone Barns « 44-D

  163. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Tops Forbes’ List Of ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ « 44-D

  164. Pingback: West Wing Week ~ I Spy ~ October 10 – October 15, 2010 « 44-D

  165. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama in Harper’s Bazzar: America’s Got Talent « 44-D

  166. Pingback: West Wing Week ~ The White House Science Fair ~ October 15 – October 21, 2010 « 44-D

  167. Pingback: Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference 2010 « 44-D

  168. Pingback: West Wing Week ~ The Mysterious Case of Mysterious Case 55 ~ October 22 – October 28, 2010 « 44-D

  169. Pingback: Trick-or-Treat with the President and First Lady « 44-D

  170. Pingback: West Wing Week ~ Don’t Watch the Plasma Arc ~ October 29 – November 4, 2010 « 44-D

  171. Pingback: The President Obama and First Lady Michelle in Indonesia « 44-D

  172. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Visits Mumbai University « 44-D

  173. Pingback: President Obama Pardons Thanksgiving Turkey « 44-D

  174. Pingback: West Wing Week ~ The Turkey Behind the Turkey ~ November 19 – November 26, 2010 | 44-D

  175. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Attends “Let’s Move” Event In Harlem | 44-D

  176. Pingback: First Lady Michelle Obama Launches New Lodging For Families Of Ailing Vets | 44-D

  177. Pingback: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… The Obama Family Lights The National Christmas Tree | 44-D

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