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Why Are We Feeding Italians Italian Food at the State Dinner?

Jackie Townsend | Posted 10.20.2016 | Taste
Jackie Townsend

If there's one thing I've learned as an Americana married to an Italian is that you never, ever, under any circumstances, take Italians visiting from Italy out to an Italian restaurant in the U.S. It's a non-starter.

The Obamas Introduced Sunny To The World Three Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics

It’s been three years since the world was introduced to Sunny Obama. In August 2013, President Barack Obama and his family welcomed the pup, a femal...

Turns Out An Obama Family Vacation Looks Much Like Ours

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.20.2016 | Travel

When the Obamas take a family vacation, you can bet it's going to be three days of all-out, all-American fun. The first family visited two national p...

Step One to Making Your Dreams Come True

Gin Sander | Posted 03.09.2016 | Fifty
Gin Sander

Why do some people lead such interesting lives and have such amazing experiences, and others just, well, lead sort of bland and humdrum lives? Could be that the people in the first group have learned the art of the ask.

Michelle Obama Shares Why It's Important Not To Hold Onto Kids Too Tightly

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics

First lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday told parents anxious about sending their kids off to college that she believes in "letting go." Obama sat with ho...

Obama's Hawaiian Holidays Just Keep Getting Better

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

As the first family's eighth annual Christmas trip winds down, one thing has become clear: The Obamas are adept at Hawaii vacations. President Barack ...

Hikers Flip Out As Obama Climbs Up Grueling Hawaii Trail

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics

Some people vacation in Hawaii to sip Mai Tais on the beach and indulge in well-deserved R&R. But not President Barack Obama. When he visits the Aloha...

This Is Where The Obamas Are Staying For Christmas

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.22.2015 | HuffPost Home

The Obamas arrived for their annual Christmas vacation in Kailua on Saturday, settling into the laid-back beach town on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. I...

What Cosmopolitan's Kardashian cover says about black erasure in America

Lakin Starling | Posted 10.05.2016 | Black Voices
Lakin Starling

In between the lines of the glossy pages touched with the Kardashian spell, the Obamas have been blurred out for a family that has not used their stan-factor to offer any substantial social impact in this country.

Move Over, Taylor Swift, We Have New Squad Goals

The Huffington Post | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

Sorry, T. Swift, but Sasha Obama has set the new standard for squad goals. The 14-year-old and two of her friends were photographed boarding and exit...

Nation's 'Father-in-Chief' Bans Phones From The Family Dinner Table

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology

President Barack Obama made a simple request Wednesday to young people spending eight hours a day looking at their screens: Please look up. In announc...

White House Staffers Will Have Only 5 Hours To Move In The New First Family

HuffPost Live | Amber Ferguson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

Despite the 2016 election being more than a year away, White House staffers have already begun prepping for the next first family. That's probably ...

Obamas Honor Work Of 12-Year-Old Child Slave Turned Activist During India Trip

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.27.2015 | Impact

Promoting gender equality was vital in President Obama's message to India, so it made sense that a 12-year-old female activist who has overcome incred...

Obamas Offer Well Wishes To Barbara Bush

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama are wishing former first lady Barbra Bush a "speedy recovery" after she was hospitali...

Does Having A Black Family In The White House Move The Needle For African-Americans?

Posted 08.15.2013 | Black Voices

Having a black president in the White House may not have brought about the kind of change for African Americans that many anticipated -- just yet. But...

Introducing Lilly Ledbetter: As Known (or Unknown) by Her Homefolks

Glen Browder | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Lilly Ledbetter never dreamed of being a feminist heroine; and she's not a politician. But she now finds herself at the forefront of the movement for gender pay equity and women's rights.

'I Think She Will Run'

Posted 02.27.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Michelle Obama's recent media blitz — incorporating everything from her fight against obesity to her appearance at the Oscars to her dance-off with ...

Their Dinner With Andrés... Twitter Reactions To Obamas' Valentine's Day Meal

Posted 02.15.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Obamas ate Valentine's Day dinner at chef José Andrés' restaurant Minibar. It was a choice that pleased foodies, and caused som...

PHOTOS: Shave Ice Time!

Posted 01.04.2013 | Travel

A day after President Obama landed back in Hawaii to continue to his annual vacation, he took his daughters bowling and for shave ice (a tradition car...

Walters To Obamas: 'How Do You Keep The Fire Going?'

Posted 12.26.2012 | Media

Barbara Walters recently asked President and First Lady Obama, "How do you keep the fire going?" She asked the question earlier this month, during...

Obamas Describe Story Behind Record-Breaking Photo

Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

"That's my honey."

Why Can't Republicans Get Behind Capitalist Self-Interest?

N. E. Marsden | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
N. E. Marsden

I'm sick of all the palaver about Obama's so-called gifts to poor and middle-class voters. Republicans are free marketeers. Romney was virtually breastfed on Adam Smith. These people are supposed to understand capitalism. Didn't they ever hear of the invisible hand?

What Race Is Bruno Mars?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 01.12.2013 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

Were Bruno Mars to go on a world tour for the release of Unorthodox Jukebox, there would likely be unsuspecting cousins in the audiences in Madrid, New York, Kiev, San Juan, Manila and Budapest. So tell me: Which box do you think Bruno Mars ticked on the 2010 census?

PHOTOS: Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary, Barack & Michelle!

Posted 10.03.2012 | Style

20 years of oh-so-cute.

PHOTOS: Obamas Kiss Cam!

Posted 07.17.2012 | Style

Pucker up! President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama shared an on-camera smooch amidst a cheering crowd during an exhibition basketball gam...