Michelle Obama

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

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

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