44: The Obama Presidency


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The First Lady

First Lady Celebrates American Design at Awards Lunch

First lady Michelle Obama addressed the Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards Friday during a luncheon in the East Room of the White House.

Posted on July 24, 2009 at 02:23 PM ET | Comments (2)

Michelle Obama, in Speech to District Students, Recalls Her Princeton Days

First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address to the Washington Math Science Technology Public Charter High School today in the District, held on the Howard University campus.

Posted on June 3, 2009 at 02:21 PM ET | Comments (3)

First Lady Warns D.C. Graduates Against 'Doubters'

By Robin Givhan First lady Michelle Obama brought a little church-going fervor along with her...

Posted on June 3, 2009 at 01:53 PM ET | Comments (1)

Don't Quit, First Lady Tells District Students

Everyone has a bad day, including the president of the United States, but it is important not to give up, first lady Michelle Obama told a group of students at an after-school program in Southeast Washington today.

Posted on May 13, 2009 at 05:59 PM ET | Comments (2)

Work-Life Balance a Challenge, Says Michelle Obama, But Having White House Staff Helps

First lady Michelle Obama called her "current life" in the White House "a very blessed situation."

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 02:30 PM ET | Comments (373)

Michelle Obama's Favorite Food? Mexican

Michelle Obama loves Mexican food of all kinds, she told some D.C. school children today.

Posted on May 4, 2009 at 04:20 PM ET | Comments (12)

At Cinco de Mayo Event, Prayers from First Lady for Swine Flu Sufferers

First lady Michelle Obama told students at a school in Northwest Washington, D.C., to send "thoughts and prayers" to people who were suffering from the swine flu.

Posted on May 4, 2009 at 03:57 PM ET | Comments (1)

Obama's Remarks at Food Bank

First lady Michelle Obama, Jill Biden and more than 150 congressional spouses visited the...

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 12:05 PM ET | Comments (2)

At Food Bank, First Lady Packs Her Bags

On the 100th day of the Obama administration, first lady Michelle Obama visited the Capital Area Food Bank to assemble more than 2,000 bags of food for hungry children in the Washington area.

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 07:25 PM ET | Comments (3)

First Lady Makes a First Visit to Homeland Security Department

Michelle Obama becomes the first first lady to visit the Department of Homeland Security.

Posted on April 14, 2009 at 02:19 PM ET | Comments (19)

The First Garden Gets Its First Planting

First lady Michelle Obama plants herbs in the White House Kitchen Garden with students from...

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 06:37 PM ET | Comments (16)

Britons' Interest in Michelle Obama Grows After Royal Meeting

By Mary Jordan LONDON -- Michelle Obama, dubbed "Mighty Michelle" and the "new Jacqueline Kennedy"...

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 12:06 PM ET | Comments (8)

Oprah Goes There With Michelle Obama

First lady tells Oprah Winfrey she is not pregnant.

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 03:29 PM ET | Comments (1)

Local High School to Get a Commencement Visit from the First Lady

First lady Michelle Obama will be the 2009 commencement speaker at a local District public charter school, the White House announced today.

Posted on March 27, 2009 at 02:00 PM ET | Comments (6)

Michelle Obama and Famous Friends to Visit DC Schools

First lady Michelle Obama and a line-up of A-list stars plan to fan out to Washington-area schools on Thursday, where they will speak with students about setting career goals and reaching their dreams.

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 05:13 PM ET | Comments (40)

Michelle Obama Shines Her Spotlight on Military Families

By DeNeen L. Brown Supporting military families, she has said, is an issue "close to...

Posted on March 12, 2009 at 04:27 PM ET | Comments (35)

At Miriam's Kitchen, Michelle Obama Feeds and Mingles with the Homeless

Michelle Obama went to Miriam's Kitchen today, where she served about 50 homeless guests.

Posted on March 5, 2009 at 03:57 PM ET | Comments (67)

First Lady Marks Women's History Month at Arlington Women's Memorial

First lady Michelle Obama traveled to the Women's Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery today, where she thanked women for their years of service in the U.S. military.

Posted on March 3, 2009 at 07:23 PM ET | Comments (1)

At EPA, First Lady Focuses on Pollution's Cost to Children

First lady Michelle Obama visited the Environmental Protection Agency today, thanking its employees and explaining the recent economic stimulus package.

Posted on February 26, 2009 at 03:03 PM ET | Comments (1)

Michelle Obama Gives Agriculture Dept. a Seedling with a Past

First lady Michelle Obama continued her "listening tour" of federal agencies today, this time visiting the Department of Agriculture.

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 04:32 PM ET | Comments (2)

Michelle Obama to Grace Cover of Vogue Magazine

By DeNeen L. Brown Michelle Obama is to appear on the March cover of Vogue,...

Posted on February 10, 2009 at 04:57 PM ET | Comments (2)

Michelle Obama Visits Interior Dept.

First lady Michelle Obama continued her tour of federal agencies and departments today at the Interior Department, where she announced that President Obama will soon appoint an adviser to senior White House staff on Native American issues.

Posted on February 9, 2009 at 03:25 PM ET | Comments (3)

Michelle Obama Visits HUD

By Ed O'Keefe First lady Michelle Obama continued her tour of federal agencies and departments...

Posted on February 4, 2009 at 04:24 PM ET | Comments (2)

First Lady Visits Department of Education

In the first stop of a planned series of visits to federal agencies, first lady Michelle Obama went to the Department of Education today to energize workers by announcing: "I am a product of your work."

Posted on February 2, 2009 at 04:55 PM ET | Comments (19)

First Lady Dresses Through the Years

Florence Harding's dress features pearlized sequins on tulle and rhinestone-trimmed blue velvet ribbon. It was...

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 02:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Laura Bush Invites Michelle Obama to Visit New Home

Obama accepted the offer to visit the White House with her daughters and a trip will be scheduled soon.

Posted on November 5, 2008 at 08:26 PM ET | Comments (16)


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