Jill Biden

Jill Biden speaks with people at a school project that benefits from American Aid money in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Saturday, July 5, 2014. The wife of Vice President Joe Biden is highlighting female empowerment, education and leadership on a tour of three African countries this week, including the DRC. (AP Photo/John Bompengo)

Jill Biden travels to east Congo on Africa tour

BUKAVU, Congo (AP) — Jill Biden, the wife of the U.S. vice president, traveled Saturday to conflict-wracked eastern Congo, where she met with survivors of sexual violence as part of her three-nation tour of the continent. […]

07/05/2014

First lady Michelle Obama looks to the audience as she and Jill Biden hosted their annual Mother’s Day tea to honor military mothers, Monday, May 12, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo)

First lady praises her mom at Mother’s Day event

WASHINGTON (AP) — Extending the Mother’s Day celebration by a day, Michelle Obama on Monday saluted military mothers for the sacrifices they make both for their families and their country, and she honored her own […]

05/12/2014

First lady Michelle Obama speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of […]

04/23/2014

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

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Michelle Obama donates to Toys for Tots

WASHINGTON (AP) – Michelle Obama thanked military families for the inspiration they’ve given her as first lady as she delivered about 900 gifts Tuesday from White House aides to the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign.

12/11/2012

Obama, Biden launch initiative for military kids

WASHINGTON (AP) – Madeline Stevens knows what it’s like to be a military brat. “The first week of school, it’s really hard,” said Stevens, a 17-year-old from Jacksonville, Fla., who has moved eight times with […]

10/02/2012

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