First Lady

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Sodexo food service company pledges better meals

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation’s largest food service companies is making a series of changes in support of Michelle Obama’s anti-childhood obesity initiative. Sodexo says it will add more nutritious options to its […]

03/12/2014

First lady Michelle Obama gestures during an event about food marketing to children in the State Dining Room of the White House on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

First lady hits the half-century mark on Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Approaching a milestone birthday, Michelle Obama exuberantly describes herself as “50 and fabulous.” She’s celebrating already and a big birthday blowout is in the works for this weekend at the White House. […]

01/14/2014

This Aug. 16, 2009 file photo shows first lady Michelle Obama, wearing shorts, and daughter Malia Obama, walking off Air Force One at Grand Canyon National Park Airport in Tusayan, Ariz. (AP Photo/Dana Felthauser, File)

First lady: Air Force One shorts created a ‘stink’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says she won’t wear shorts on Air Force One again because the one time she did, it created “a huge stink.” Treated worldwide as a style icon, the first lady […]

11/19/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama (AP Photo)

Michelle Obama urges CEOs to hire more veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is challenging some of America’s top CEOs to “think outside the box” and hire more veterans, saying that oblessness among veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is nearly 2 points higher than the national rate.

03/13/2013

What kind of First Lady do Americans prefer? (video)

Many Americans seem to prefer a first lady who can tackle an issue but still be seen as the nation’s wife and mom-in-chief. If she dips into policy, however, her popularity may plummet.

10/29/2012