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Fulmoth Kearney, President Obama's Irish Immigrant Ancestor, Gets a Tombstone

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Back in 2007, I researched then-candidate Barack Obama's roots and identified one of his third great-grandparents, Fulmoth Kearney of Ireland, as the most recent immigrant on his mother's side of the family.

Michelle Obama Asks Students To Vote Early

AP | By KYLE POTTER and RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama stumped for Democrats in Iowa and Minnesota Tuesday, calling on the young and minority voters who power...

Exclusive: A Private Meeting with President Obama to Discuss ISIS and Boko Haram

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Tanya Young Williams

I spoke with Anthony Egbase, exclusively, to learn more about how the Obama administration's plans to deal with ISIS and Boko Haram in the wake of the escalated terrorist attacks.

Melvina's Descendants, Michelle Obama's Cousins

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.20.2014 | Black Voices
Megan Smolenyak

Back in 2009, I traced the then-new First Lady's family tree back four or five generations on all branches, but of all the ancestors I uncovered, it was a great-great-great-grandmother named Melvina Shields McGruder who captured my attention.

Congressman Calls For Secret Service Head To 'Step Down'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) said Wednesday that it would be best for Julia Pierson to step down from her position as director of the U.S. Secret Service...

Tim Gunn Sizes Up First Lady Fashion Dos And Don'ts

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 10.01.2014 | Style

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama went under Tim Gunn's fashion microscope and got an approving nod, but not all first ladies fared as well — Hilla...

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...

First Lady, National Leaders Champion the Fight Against Homelessness

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 10.08.2014 | DC
Jean-Michel Giraud

All eyes were on First Lady Michelle Obama last Thursday when she entered the stage at the annual conference of the National Alliance to End Homelessness at Washington's Renaissance Hotel. Everyone stood as she walked toward Leon Drake, the Vietnam-war and OIF veteran who had introduced her, and gave him a hug.

Michelle Obama: The Fact That Over 58,000 Vets Are Homeless Should 'Horrify' Us

Associated Press | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama says the statistic that the U.S. has more than 58,000 homeless veterans is "a stain on the soul of this ...

Madam President

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.30.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Although many countries around the world have had a woman as the leader of their government, the U.S. has never had a woman president. Women were running for president, though, even before women had the right to vote.

Revealed: Heather Zichal Met With Cheniere Executives as Obama Energy Aide Before Board Nomination

Steve Horn | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

According to a DeSmogBlog review of White House meeting logs, between 2009 and 2013, the Obama White House held 32 meetings with Cheniere board members and lobbyists.

Michelle Obama Reveals The 'Worst Time' Of Her Motherhood

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents

At the first White House Working Families Summit on Monday, President Obama spoke about how he plans to improve the experience of U.S. working parents...

Michelle Obama 'Definitely' Will Not Go Into Politics After Leaving The White House

Reuters | Annika McGinnis | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will not go into politics after leaving the White House, she said on Monday, dismiss...

Michelle Obama Pledges To 'Fight Until The Bitter End' For Lunch Standards

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama on Thursday turned her annual garden harvest into a showcase for healthier school lunch standards and pledged to "f...

Saving School Food: A Letter To My (Imaginary) BFF Michelle Obama

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

Now that I know you're unafraid to get overtly political, I'm hoping that speech was just the start of a big public relations campaign to defend healthier school food.

Republicans Know Hillary Rodham Clinton Is a Force to Be Reckoned With

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Republicans are throwing everything they have up against the wall to see if it sticks trying to keep Hillary Rodham Clinton from running for president. Their problem is this woman who they are trying to paint as diminished in some way is clearly miles ahead in energy and brainpower from any of the people that want the 2016 Republican nomination.

Why Jackie O Still Matters

Jennifer J. Raab | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Jennifer J. Raab

Growing up at a time when the place of women in American society was undergoing sweeping changes and doors were opening for us into an uncertain future, we could look to her as a role model.

Michelle Obama To Deliver President's Weekly Address

AP | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is delivering the president's weekly address this week. The White House says she will focus the radi...

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...

Sass And iHeartRadio Photos Filled Our Twitter Feeds This Week

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 05.03.2014 | Style

Twitter was a bit chaotic this week since it was the 10 year anniversary of "Mean Girls." (The most tweetable movie in the history of, well, ever). An...

First Lady Michelle Obama To Guest Star On 'Nashville'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 04.19.2014 | TV

"Nashville" fans get excited because Michelle Obama will be making a cameo appearance. In an episode airing May 7 on ABC, Rayna James (Connie Brit...

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 04.28.2014 | 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...