1:19 PM, Sep 25, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
First Lady Michelle Obama is reaching out to President Obama's former reelection campaign.
"It's been a while since I've written, but it's a good time to check in," writes Obama in an email to folks on the Organizing for Action email list.
For the first time in a long time, our side gained some real momentum over the summer -- on everything from immigration reform to climate change.
This is why we organize in between elections.
We all have a personal stake in what happens over the next few years.
Fred, what is the number one issue you care about?
We have some big challenges ahead, and how you decide to be part of them will be as important as ever.
Barack is going to keep fighting for the things we believe in, and if he can count on you, too -- well, that's when we get things done.
11:24 AM, Sep 11, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
First Lady Michelle Obama's office is holding a conference call with reporters now to tout her "New Effort To Encourage Everyone to Drink More Water," according to the White House. The content of the call is "embargoed until 6:00AM ET on Thursday, September 12."
11:10 AM, Aug 15, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
In an interview with Parade magazine, First Lady Michelle Obama says "No" when asked whether she'll "ever run" for president of the United States.
But the first lady is confident she'll see a female president in her lifetime. "Yes, I think the country is ready for it. It’s just a question of who’s the best person out there," says Michelle Obama.
"We take our bangs and we stand in front of important things the world needs to see."7:55 AM, Jul 2, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
In Tanzania, Michelle Obama joked about the "prison-like elements" of being first lady. "[B]ut it's a really nice prison," she said. "You can't complain."
10:19 AM, Jun 27, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
In Dakar, Senegal, speaking at the Martin Luther King Middle School, First Lady Michelle Obama likened her upbringing to the upbringing of the Senegalese children at the school. Obama told the children of her "experience," and how it was similar to theirs.
11:15 AM, Jun 24, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The East Wing of the White House announced today that Maria Cristina “MC” González Noguera, an Estée Lauder executive, is joining Michelle Obama's staff.
"The White House today announced that Maria Cristina 'MC' González Noguera will be joining the staff as Special Assistant to the President and Communications Director to the First Lady, replacing Kristina Schake who will be leaving the White House for a position in the private sector. Ms. Gonzalez will start in the East Wing in July," the White House press release reads.
4:07 PM, May 20, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a commencement ceremony address to Morehouse College yesterday in Atlanta, President Obama made a joke at his wife Michelle's expense.
9:09 AM, May 1, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
First Lady Michelle Obama will do a book signing event at a local Washington, D.C. bookstore, the White House announced today. The event, aside from a brief photo-op, will be closed to the press.
9:52 AM, Jan 19, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
A group of Americans is not entirely happy with First Lady Michelle Obama. They "have been vocally disappointed with her choices and feel let down by her example," according to the Washington Post.
9:39 AM, Oct 17, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
First Lady Michelle Obama appeared to break the debate rules last night by clapping:
2:07 PM, Oct 15, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Here's a photo of First Lady Michelle Obama holding up her absentee ballot this morning:
6:19 PM, Aug 23, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
From the opening lines of First Lady Michelle Obama's remarks this afternoon at Bradley Tech High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
1:55 PM, Apr 26, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
At a bring your kids to work day event at the White House, Michelle Obama said that she isn't interested in running for president. "Absolutely not. No," the first lady said in response to a question from a kid on whether she'll "ever run for president."
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