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Poll Shows Which First Lady Is Viewed As The Best

AP | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics

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 f...

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 05.01.2013 | Gay 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.

State's Longest-Serving First Lady, Women's Rights Champion, Dead At 89

AP | Posted 11.16.2012 | Detroit

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Helen Wallbank Milliken, Michigan's longest-serving first lady and a staunch supporter of women's rights and environment issue...

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...

Former First Lady Makes 2012 Endorsement

AP | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Former first lady Nancy Reagan served lemonade and cookies to Mitt Romney and his wife and offered the presumptive Republican president...

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.

First Ladies' Gowns Return To View At Smithsonian

AP | By BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 11.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Dresses, china and mementos dating back to days when Americans referred to the first lady as "lady presidentress" or "republican queen" ...

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 ...

EXCLUSIVE: Michelle Obama, Jill Biden Announce New Initiative To Support Military Families

Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden present a new initiative, "Joining Forces," to help military families. As Jill Biden says, everyone should support "a gr...

Michelle Obama Makes First Lady History... and What Was She Wearing?

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

It was a gray dress. Enough said. Credit/Getty Images More vital to the long-term interests of the nation than the clothes she wore one particular...

America's First Ladies and Their Jewelry

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kate Kelly

The types of jewelry the various first ladies wore and what they spent on their adornments gives an interesting lens through which to view a presidency as well as a specific time period in our country's history.