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Obama to ask Congress for cash for roads and bridges

President Obama will push for more infrastructure funding today, as he visits a nearly 60-year-old bridge that is in dire need of replacement. While in New York,  President Obama will also headline a pair of high-dollar […]

05/14/2014

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

In this Tuesday, April 29, 2014 photo, Becky Domokos-Bays, the director of food and nutrition services at Alexandria City Public Schools, holds up a tray of food during lunch at the Patrick Henry Elementary School in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Healthier school meals: How 5 districts are faring

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years in, schools are having mixed success putting new healthier school lunch rules in place. Some report that students are excited about a variety of healthier options and have barely noticed […]

05/05/2014

First lady Michelle Obama hugs Charlotte Bell, 10, after she handed Mrs. Obama her dad's resume during the White House's annual "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day," Thursday, April 24, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama’s annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad […]

04/24/2014

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 sits on the floor with "kid reporters," from second from left, Justin Creppy, 6, from Upper Marlboro, Md., Zachary Shannon, 10, from Garrison, N.Y., and Raphael Chambers, 13, from Reston, Va., right, Monday, April 21, 2014, in the Library of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Michelle Obama: ‘splurging is the key to life’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said “splurging is the key to life” if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. “How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had […]

04/21/2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are presented with flags signed by the entire US Olympic team during a ceremony welcoming members of both teams from the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, April 3, 2014, in the East Room of White House in Washington. With the Obama’s are, Julie Chu from Fairfield, Conn., a member of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey team, right, and Jon Lujan, from Littleton, Colo., Paralympics Alpine Skiing, former US Marine Corps Sergeant and 2014 Winter Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony Team USA Flag Bearer. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are presented with flags signed by the entire US Olympic team during a ceremony welcoming members of both teams from the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, April 3, 2014, in the East Room of White House in Washington. With the Obama’s are, Julie Chu from Fairfield, Conn., a member of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey team, right, and Jon Lujan, from Littleton, Colo., Paralympics Alpine Skiing, former US Marine Corps Sergeant and 2014 Winter Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony Team USA Flag Bearer. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Olympic athletes get their White House moment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama surrounded themselves with Olympians and Paralympians Thursday, saluting their success at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, praising their perseverance and marveling at […]

04/03/2014

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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

Singer Aretha Franklin performs at the Fashion Group International's 30th annual "Night Of Stars" awards gala at Cipriani's Wall Street on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

First lady bringing soul singers to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is bringing together an impressive group of female artists for a White House concert celebrating women of soul. The lineup for Thursday’s concert includes Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, […]

03/04/2014

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Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even the scoreboards in high school gyms will have to advertise only healthy foods under new rules announced Tuesday by the Obama administration. Promotion of sugary drinks and junk foods around campuses […]

02/25/2014

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Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even the scoreboards in high school gyms eventually will have to promote good health. Moving beyond the lunch line, new rules that will be proposed Tuesday by the White House and the […]

02/24/2014

U.S. First lady Michelle Obama (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Scholars: Roosevelt the best first lady, Obama 5th

  NEW YORK (AP) — A survey of academics has found that Eleanor Roosevelt was the nation’s best first lady. Michelle Obama ranks fifth. The findings from the Siena College/C-SPAN poll were released Saturday. Hillary Clinton […]

02/15/2014

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