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LOOK: 9 Reasons We Can't Get Enough Of Michelle Obama Dancing Salsa

The Huffington Post | Hirania Luzardo | Posted 02.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Once again Michelle Obama proved that she has rhythm in her veins, especially when it comes to dancing salsa. This time she shared the moment with TV ...

Michelle Obama Praises Decline In Childhood Obesity

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says a sharp decline in obesity rates for some youngsters shows that small diet and lifestyle changes are making a ...

Thanks, Mrs. Obama, for What You've Done for Our Kids

Today's Mama | Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

If the government had not intervened in the matter of our children's health, I'm not sure we'd all be high-fiving each other about these latest statistics affecting our country's most precious resources.

Proof That First Ladies Define Class

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 02.20.2014 | Style

We all obsess over Jackie O's iconic pink suit, the one she wore the day President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. And although she was an unforgett...

Michelle Obama Urges Students To Apply For Federal Aid

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Michelle Obama has a message for students who are thinking about going to college: fill out the federal financial aid form. ...

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...

Yagana Shah

Michelle Obama Shares Her Secrets For Aging Gracefully On Her 50th | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

Happy 50th Birthday, Michelle Obama! While President Barack Obama has aged anywhere from 8 to 10 years since becoming commander in chief, according...

Why Is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Releasing Politically-charged Data Ahead of Peer Review?

Michele Simon | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Michele Simon

When I was asked yesterday by POLITICO to comment on a press release from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation celebrating the food industry's alleged reduction in calories, I thought, Oh, those data we've been waiting for are finally published. But I was wrong.

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Hospitalized In Houston

AP | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics

HOUSTON (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with a respiratory-related issue, her husband's office said Tuesday n...

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Hospitalized In Houston

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Former first lady Barbara Bush was hospitalized Tuesday at Methodist Hospital in Houston, according to television station KPRC. The wife of the 41...

First Lady: White House Residence A 'Safe Haven' For Family

AP | Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says she tries not to tell President Barack Obama what to do because "he's got enough people in his ear." She says...

Michelle Obama To Delve Into President's Education Initiative

AP | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Edging into a broader policy role, Michelle Obama is joining President Barack Obama's eff...

Obama, First Lady Surprise Guests As White House Tours Resume

AP | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to snag a glimpse of the inside of the White House, the first dog or even first lady Michelle Ob...

The Wrong Obama Gives Tough Talk on Junk Food Marketing to Kids

Michele Simon | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Michele Simon

The first lady joked that some industry members may be waiting things out, figuring that "in a few years, this lady will be gone and this whole Let's Move thing will finally be over, so we can go back to business as usual." That's exactly what they are thinking.

Michelle Obama Opposes Syria Strike, President Says

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

First Lady Michelle Obama opposes military action in Syria, President Barack Obama told PBS and NBC News on Monday. "My own family members... they'...

How Michelle REALLY Feels About Aging (It's The Best Thing We've Heard All Week)

Posted 08.16.2013 | Fifty

First Lady Michelle Obama said she's okay with the idea of turning 50 in January. "I have never felt more confident in myself, more clear on who I ...

LOOK: Bo, FLOTUS Take Adorable Selfie

Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

The selfie craze has hit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. On Saturday, First Lady Michelle Obama posted a self-taken photo of herself and First Dog Bo to...

A Conversation With Michelle Obama's Top Designer Barbara Tfank

Blue Carreon | Posted 10.07.2013 | Style
Blue Carreon

The first lady Michelle Obama has worn Barbara Tfank's elegant silk dresses multiple times. Perhaps the most memorable of all is the the floral number the first lady wore to meet the Queen of England.

PHOTOS: Valerie Trierweiler Takes A Stab At First Lady Dressing

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.15.2013 | Style

Valerie Trierweiler hasn't taken to first-lady dressing as much as Carla Bruni did, but it looks like she got into the spirit of things for Bastille D...

Direct From the First Lady: Tips on Keeping Your Family Active on Summer Vacation

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 08.14.2013 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

Are you ready to let the kids lead the way on vacation? First Lady Michelle Obama suggests that's one way to get everyone more active on vacation this summer.

Do Not Reward Michelle Obama's Heckler

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Morris W. O'Kelly

Stop rewarding hecklers. Doing so, opens the door further and further for more of the same if not increasingly disrespectful behavior. Head it off at the pass now.

Michelle Obama Urges High School Students To Live Their Dreams

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- First lady Michelle Obama has some advice for some Tennessee high school graduates: Strike your own path in college and life and w...

WATCH: First Lady Speaks Of 'Hunger' For Education In Commencement

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 07.17.2013 | College

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- First lady Michelle Obama spoke passionately about the importance of education to the African-American community in a commencemen...

Michelle Obama Honors Outstanding Libraries, Museums

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama says the nation's libraries and museums are creating better, more informed citizens and doing it with fewer resource...

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...