Michelle Obama

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

A detail of the front of the second inaugural gown worn by first lady Michelle Obama is shown in a storage area at the Smithsonian Museum of American History on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Michelle Obama’s 2nd gown lent to Smithsonian

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama’s fashion is making history again, at least for the next year, as her second inaugural gown will be displayed at the Smithsonian Institution. Before it’s stowed away for a future […]

01/13/2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive to speak to members of the military and their families in Anderson Hall at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama ringing in new year in low-key fashion

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is closing out a difficult year in low-key fashion, with hopes for better results to come in 2014, particularly for his troubled health care law. Obama kicked off the […]

12/31/2013

Dec. 24, 2012: Lizzie Solano, center, and her sister Sarah take phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, at Peterson Air Force Base, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

NORAD Tracks Santa logs 19.58 million web visits

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Santa-tracking program logged 19.58 million unique visitors to its website on Christmas Eve. NORAD said Thursday that volunteers answered 117,371 calls from […]

12/27/2013

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive to speak to members of the military and their families in Anderson Hall at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In Christmas tradition, Obama honors US military

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama stepped away from the seclusion of his quiet Hawaii vacation for what’s become a Christmas tradition: paying tribute to U.S. troops and the sacrifices their families make […]

12/26/2013

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President Obama to skip the Winter Olympics in Russia

President and Mrs. Obama, along with Vice President Joe Biden will be skipping the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. This marks the first time since the 2000 Sydney Olympics that the U.S. Olympic delegation will […]

12/18/2013

President Barrack Obama speaks to crowds attending the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg, Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Obama: Make Mandela’s life work your own

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Celebrating one of his personal heroes, President Barack Obama praised Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator of the 20th century, urging the world to carry on his legacy by fighting inequality, […]

12/10/2013

President Barack Obama turns from the podium after speaking  in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Dec. 5, 2013, about the death of Nelson Mandela. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obamas to attend Tuesday service for Mandela

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a Tuesday memorial service in South Africa honoring Nelson Mandela. The service will take place at a stadium […]

12/07/2013

President Barack Obama holds up Kylie Schmitter as she and her sister Lainey Schmitter, lights the menorah during the first of two Hanukkah receptions in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama celebrates end of Hanukkah at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is marking the end of Hanukkah with two receptions at the White House. He noted the rare quirk in the calendar that overlapped Thanksgiving with the start of eight-day […]

12/05/2013

First lady Michelle Obama greets children during a holiday celebration showing the holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Michelle Obama unveils White House Christmas decor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The familiar black dog with the white chest and white front paws starred in past Christmases in President Barack Obama’s White House, but America’s first pooch had to let someone else in […]

12/04/2013

President Barack Obama at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, Oct. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

5 new things about Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) – The man who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is more than just another celebrity, or the famous face behind the government’s troubled health care website. Here are five new things about President […]

12/02/2013

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

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