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Famed Mary Todd Lincoln Painting Actually A Fake

Posted 02.13.2012 | Chicago

A long-celebrated portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln which hung for decades in the Illinois governor's mansion has been deemed a fake. James Cornelius, ...

When First Ladies Dance: From Michelle Obama's Dougie to Jackie Kennedy's Twist to Betty Ford's Bump

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 07.09.2011 | Style
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Michelle Obama is hardly the first to enjoy gliding over the waxed parquet on the wide, open East Room floor. Her "Dougie" is but the latest link in a history of popular American dance within first lady history.

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...

Michelle Obama, First Ladies and African-American History

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

There were few powerful women in mid-19th century America who more vigorously pressed the case first for abolition and then for the education, housing, and welfare of freed African-American slaves than did Mrs. Lincoln.

The Last Lincolns

Charles Lachman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Lachman

In each succeeding generation, the misfortunes of Abraham Lincoln's direct descendants multiplied into a litany of alcoholism, squandered fortunes, and outright dissipation.

Michelle Obama and the Covert Influence of First Ladies

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

As memories of Inauguration Day 2009 begin to fade in and the new administration ensues, speculation will only increase about how politically influential Michelle Obama will be as First Lady.