Michelle Obama

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

First lady Michelle Obama, left, and President Barack Obama welcome French President François Hollande for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Stag French leader gets warm state dinner embrace

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle and Barack Obama found just the right spot to seat a gent going stag to Tuesday’s state dinner: They plopped French President Francois Hollande down right between them in a giant […]

02/12/2014

First lady Michelle Obama speaks to T.C. Williams High School student Shayla Stephens, second from left, and her mother Sheree Stephens, left, at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., Feb. 5, 2014, during a workshop to help students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

First lady to students: Apply for federal aid

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Michelle Obama has a message for students considering college: File for federal financial aid. The first lady said Wednesday that filing the form is an important first step for students who […]

02/05/2014

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 in LA at start of 3 days in California

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to be interviewed by Ryan Seacrest and speak at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Hancock Park today at the start of a three-day California […]

01/29/2014

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)

Subway joins first lady’s healthy eating effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama has a new partner in her campaign to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. The Subway sandwich chain will spend $41 million over three years to encourage them […]

01/23/2014

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)

Happy birthday for Michelle Obama, who turns 50

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is celebrating her 50th birthday Friday. The first lady is spending the day out of sight, with no public appearances after back-to-back White House events this week. But she tweeted […]

01/17/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about college education, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama urges expanding access to higher education

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tested his persuasive powers Thursday, summoning university presidents to the White House to win their commitments to expanding access to higher education and to demonstrate a new determination to […]

01/16/2014

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