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Michelle Obama's DNC Speech And Understanding The Trump Vote

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Melissa Jun Rowley

Many parts of America are in crisis, and whatever happens come November, a large percentage of the population is going to be angrier than it is now.

Democrats In The City Of Brotherly Love (Day One)

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Day One of the Democratic National Convention is now over, and tonight seemed designed to allow Bernie Sanders supporters to vent their frustrations, given the lineup of speakers.

Abraham Lincoln Predicted Brexit and Trump's Rise. Hillary Should Pay Attention

Ariel Moutsatsos | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Ariel Moutsatsos

On August the 21st, 1858 Abraham Lincoln said: Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succe...

Did Michelle Obama Just Start Her Senate Campaign?

Lynda Bekore | Posted 06.10.2016 | Media
Lynda Bekore

In the collective cheer for Michelle Obama's pro-diversity, anti "wall" remarks, we seem to have missed a more telling possibility -- it might just be an opening salvo for her own, post-White House, senate election campaign.

Presidential Candidate Spouses May Have Record Unfavorable Ratings in 2016

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Brian Frederick

As the primary phase of the presidential campaign winds down speculation about the prospect of a Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton general election ...

Brussels Attacks: President Obama Makes a Stand From Baseball Game in Cuba

Anna Wilding | Posted 03.23.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

Flags are flying at half mast around the world today, in the wake of the terrible multiple explosions that occurred in Brussels, Belgium, that left 34 dead and over 200 injured.

My visit to The White House & the Let's Move! Event

Kiley Smith | Posted 03.21.2016 | Parents
Kiley Smith

This post is a surreal one for me to write. I am still in a utter amazement that my visit to the White House truly happened. Since I was a little girl...

WATCH: Michelle Obama Confirms She Won't Be Running For President

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.17.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Audience members at Michelle Obama's South By Southwest keynote address weren't too happy to hear the First Lady would not be considering a presidenti...

The Untold Story of Nancy Reagan as a Breast Cancer Survivor

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

.Nancy Reagan passed away on March 6, 2016, after a life in film, politics, the White House, and family care-giving. Many people have forgotten the courage she displayed in fighting breast cancer while serving as first lady.

Action for Women and Girls Must Happen Year Round

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | Posted 03.10.2016 | Women
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

This interview follows an article by First Lady Madame Sylvia Bongo on International Women's Day about the issues and opportunities facing her home country of Gabon. Here she outlines how the work of her Foundation is looking to address them.

Nancy Reagan's Disappointing Legacy On LGBTQ And AIDS

Teen Vogue | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

Nancy Reagan will be laid to rest this week after passing away at the age of 94 on Sunday....

Nancy Reagan -- Passing of a Fashion and Lifestyle Icon

Elisabeth Laurence | Posted 03.07.2016 | Style
Elisabeth Laurence

As a wife, mother, First Lady and woman of style, Nancy Reagan was unappreciated in her own time, but she set the stage for women to simultaneously look elegant and fashionable and be a strong partner in life -- and love.

Ted Cruz: 'If Heidi's First Lady, French Fries Return to the Cafeteria'

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

Yeah, he said that last night at a rally in Des Moines, specifically addressing "the school-aged kids" in the audience. Cute, right?

Chris Christie's Shameless School Lunch Pandering

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

Apparently, caring about kids' health is another position that just won't fly in an election year.

Happy 52nd Birthday Michelle Obama! Here's Why You're Incredible

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.17.2016 | Politics

First lady Michelle Obama turned 52 on Sunday. For seven years, FLOTUS has wowed us with her impeccable style, dedication to healthy living and commit...

Michelle Obama's 52 Best Looks, In Honor Of Her Birthday

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 01.16.2016 | Style

Michelle Obama has served up some serious style over her past seven years in the White House. From printed dresses to stunning gowns to killer coats, ...

Democratic Candidates Were Asked An Awful Question About Presidential Spouses

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.20.2015 | Politics

The final Democratic presidential debate of the year ended on a sour note for many people, veering away from topics like terrorism and the economy -- ...

Twitter Launches Michelle Obama's Rap Career With #FlotusBars

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.10.2015 | Black Voices

First lady Michelle Obama showed off her rhymes in a rap video with comedian Jay Pharaoh to encourage teens to go to college and, of course, Twitter h...

Let Girls Learn Says First Lady Michelle Obama

Anna Wilding | Posted 11.19.2015 | Education
Anna Wilding

The First Lady, Michelle Obama, a week after joining forces with First Lady Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan on Mrs. Obama's,"Let Girls Learn,"initiative, has now announced an upcoming trip to Qatar and Jordan, to show American support for Syria, and for Qatar and Jordan's large intake of Syrian refugees.

Presidential Partner 2016

Flora Fraser | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Flora Fraser

If Hillary Clinton or Carly Fiorina succeeds in their 2016 bid, will Bill Clinton or Frank Fiorina really be known as the First Gentleman? It seems an oddly ornate title. Soon after Washington's first inauguration in April 1789, suggestions in Congress that he be known as "His Excellency" or "His Highness" were rejected.

From Beach House to the White House: How 'Aladdin''s Courtney Reed Spent Her Summer Vacation

Jim Hill | Posted 09.07.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

After spending the last year and a half soaring high above the stage floor of the New Amsterdam Theatre aboard a magic carpet, Courtney Reed (who plays Princess Jasmine in the Broadway production of Disney's Aladdin) was ready for some more down-to-earth activities.

First Ladies' Legacies

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Studies show that college freshmen are familiar with First Ladies, even if they can name few other women throughout U.S. history who were not celebrities or sports figures.

The Most Stylish First Ladies In U.S. History

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Kathryn Hempstead Michelle Obama’s sleeveless dresses. Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits. Laura Bush’s sleek but soft pix...

A Challenge to the World: Let Girls Learn

Tina Tchen | Posted 07.07.2016 | Education
Tina Tchen

Today we join our colleagues around the world at the Oslo Summit on Education for Development because the President and First Lady see the issue of more than 62 million girls around the world out of school as a global crisis--one in which we must work together to solve in unprecedented ways.

Little Girl Can't Believe Michelle Obama Is 51

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

One young girl sure did make first lady Michelle Obama’s Wednesday. During the question-and-answer portion of the White House's annual Take Our D...