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The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 09.19.2016 | Women
The George W. Bush Institute

By Natalie Gonnella-Platts and Vivian Onano At the age of 19 she became a mother. At 24, she worked as a listings assistant at the Namibian Stock Ex...

Michelle Obama's True Personal Style Is Not What You Think

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 09.14.2016 | Style

Michelle Obama’s legacy will live on long after her time in the White House is over, thanks to her commitment to health, her elegant stature, and of...

The First Lady That Taught Me to Be a Better Mother

Catherine Nagle | Posted 03.22.2016 | Parents
Catherine Nagle

God bless First Mothers and First Ladies who continue to remind us how it can be done peacefully and with hope. This particular insight alone brings me much comfort, knowing that a mother's heart is closer to reaching the White House as president. This fact might very well be our American resurrection.

Rosalynn Carter: My Wish For The Women Of The World

Rosalynn Carter | Posted 03.08.2016 | Women
Rosalynn Carter

"I hope that no one will ever tell a girl that there is something she can't do because she is a girl."

A Musical Look At The Women Of The White House As You've Never Seen Them

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts

American politics can make for epic theater, as evidenced by Broadway's smash hit, "Hamilton." Now, a new Off-Broadway musical is putting a quiet, sat...

These Women Are More Than Just Queens And First Ladies

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 09.06.2014 | World

Though their official titles range from "first lady" to "queen," these women have accomplished far more than being married to heads of state. Read bel...

Americans Now Have Two Favorite First Ladies

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Barbara Bush and Hillary Clinton have tied for the title of America's favorite first lady from the past 25 years, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal p...

Laura Bush Weighs In On Whether The First Lady Should Work Outside The White House

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Former First Lady Laura Bush doesn't think the president's spouse should receive a salary. More important to consider, she says, is whether they can c...

Barbara Bush: 'I Love Bill Clinton'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Barbara Bush may not agree with Bill Clinton on much politically, but the former first lady says she has deep personal affection for the former Democr...

LOOK: Eleanor Roosevelt's Pistol License -- And The Fascinating Reason She Had It

Posted 10.22.2013 | Women

A pistol license may not be the first thing that pops into your mind when you think "First Lady," but Eleanor Roosevelt was far from ordinary. Among t...

First Ladies First

Cora Neumann | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Cora Neumann

Five years ago, I could have only dreamed that we would bring Laura Bush and Michelle Obama together on an international stage to discuss their experiences as first ladies with their counterparts.

First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush Show American Compassion in Africa

Anita McBride | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Anita McBride

As we approach this July 4th, Americans have a lot to celebrate in not only their elected presidents but also their first ladies who represent bipartisan commitment to empowering women and improving the health and well-being of the people of Africa and around the world.

PHOTOS: First Ladies And Kids Throughout History

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- First lady Abigail Adams famously urged her husband, President John Adams, to "remember the ladies." As Mother's Day approaches and Amer...

Goosey Lucy and Gay Marriage

Kitty Kelley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kitty Kelley

For the most part first ladies seldom falter, which is why it was disappointing to read about the wife of a self-described "compassionate conservative" former president fumble on an issue of equal rights.

Building on Helen Milliken's Legacy

Lisa Diggs | Posted 01.16.2013 | Detroit
Lisa Diggs

Former Michigan First Lady, Helen Wallbank Milliken quietly passed away in her Traverse City home this week, leaving behind a passionate legacy for women's rights that I sometimes fear will fall on the deaf ears of subsequent generations, including my own.

Barbara Bush Tells People To Get Over Obama's Reelection

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

By Melanie Warner AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush said on Thursday that she's ready to move beyo...

Ann Romney Beats Michelle Obama in Race to Good Morning America Co-Host Chair

Vanity Fair | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Vanity Fair

Ann Romney, the most/only sympathetic component of the Romney presidential campaign, is scheduled to guest-host Good Morning America on October 10th, filling in for anchor Robin Roberts.

PHOTOS: Did Ann Romney Just Get Herself Some First Lady Hair?

The Huffington Post | Simone Kitchens | Posted 10.05.2012 | Style

See the haircut that's become a rite of passage for presidential wives.

Are All Presidential Wives The 'Same'?

Slate XX | Posted 09.07.2012 | Women

When Michelle Obama took the stage at the Democratic convention earlier this week to play the role of Barack’s wife, her carefully crafted public pe...

Why A School Board Member Is Outraged By Michelle Obama

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 07.10.2012 | Miami

First Lady Michelle Obama will be making a stop at a Miami high school Tuesday for a grassroots campaign event for her husband, and a school board mem...

PHOTOS: A Look Back At First Ladies' Best 4th Of July Outfits

Posted 07.04.2012 | Style

Happy 4th of July! When it comes to Independence Day style, first ladies carry a special burden. As leading lady of the United States, you're no do...

PHOTOS: First Lady Party!

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 05.19.2012 | Style

It's been a good 48 hours for famous ladies who lunch together. On Friday, we were practically falling out of our chairs with joy when a bunch of r...

National Medal Awards at the White House

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Every visit to the White House is special, but there is something very exciting about witnessing this event. Perhaps it is because I am a painter and I understand the years of work that went into what they have achieved and I can rejoice with them in their successes.

Hail to the Chef: The Hamburger of Michelle Obama and the Politics and Pop Culture of Presidential Food

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Since the dawn of the television age, what a president put in his mouth is seasoned more by politics than what comes out of it.

A Look At Embattled Dictators' Spouses

Posted 06.20.2011 | World

United Nations sources claim Britain and France are hoping to slap Muammar Gaddafi's second wife with sanctions that would prevent her from using her ...