7:42 AM, Sep 18, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
First Lady Michelle Obama visited sick children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where she complained about living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and being married to the president of the United States. She made the comments in response to being asked about her "favorite part about being in the White House."
"About being in the -- about being First Lady is being able to do stuff like this, really. And it is so special for me to get to meet kids like you guys," Michelle Obama started.
"Because sometimes living in the White House and being married to the President and trying to live a life like that, it can be hard. But when I meet you guys, I am so inspired, which is one of the reasons why I like to come and spend time with you guys. You all are smart, and you’re focused, and you’re just so courageous. And it’s just fun to be able -- I could be here all day with you, if you haven’t noticed."
The crowd of sick kids and parents laughed. So the first lady continued: "So this is a cool part. But living in the White House, actually living in the White House, what’s the best part? The best part is -- I like the South Lawn, I like the Truman Balcony -- I was telling Austin that, that that’s one of my favorite places to be, because we can be outside and you can look over the fountain, and you see the Washington Memorial, and it’s a really pretty view. And it’s peaceful."
The comments were part of a 26-minute question and answer session Obama held with the kids.
7:20 AM, Aug 4, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
First Lady Michelle Obama created buzz with her remark at the recent Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders that "the blood of Africa runs through my veins." But later in her speech, she had some observations about the country of her birth as well. Mrs. Obama cited the progress made by and for women in the United States, particularly over the last century:
The environmental cost of Michelle Obama’s campaign to make Americans drink more water.
3:36 PM, Jul 31, 2014 • By ETHAN EPSTEIN
It’s been nearly a year since Michelle Obama began her bizarre, medically discredited campaign to get Americans to drink more water. The campaign, dubbed Drink Up, began last September with a pro-water speech in Watertown, Wisconsin (we were meant to find the location clever), and has since morphed into a full-bore advertising campaign, replete with YouTube movies and an active social media presence.
And won't endorse Hillary.3:46 PM, Jun 29, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama's closest advisor, Valerie Jarrett says there's no way, no how Michelle Obama runs for political office. But will Jarrett? The aide is leaving that possibility open.
"I want to talk to you about the future," said the NBC reporter interviewing Jarrett. "Is Michelle Obama going to run for office?"
"No," Jarrett said resolutely.
"You said that very definitively," the reporter countered.
7:49 AM, Jun 13, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The administration has found at least one fight it is willing to make right to the end. Whatever that end should be. The first lady is rallying supporters to:
12:22 PM, Jun 12, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
First Lady Michelle Obama is holding a White House garden harvest ... inside the State Dining Room. The event was originally scheduled to be held in the garden but got moved indoors due to bad weather.
10:04 AM, May 29, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
First Lady Michelle Obama plays a sideline reporter in a video with NFL star-turned White House chef Richard Sherman in a video promoting healthy eating:
"Well, let me tell you," Sherman shouts at Obama. "We the best chefs in the game. So when you try us with an easy meal like salmon cakes and succotash, that's the result you going to get."
"Wow, Richard, where'd you learn to do all this?" Obama asks. "I mean, corn, succotash, salmon cakes."
9:34 AM, May 29, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Michelle Obama has a lot on her mind. According to the first lady of the United States, she's constantly worrying about "every kid in this country."
7:01 AM, May 21, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Just a day after House Republicans introduced legislation to roll back some Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations on school meal programs, the USDA
First lady's group used 144 rooms at Shangri-La Hotel.10:09 AM, Apr 29, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Michelle Obama wrapped up her March visit to China with a stop in Chengdu, arriving on March 25 and departing for the United States on the following day. But that one leg of the trip alone required about 900 room nights, ranging from 21 rooms beginning on March 13 for the advance team to a peak of 144 rooms when the first lady herself was at the hotel.
'My husband and I are President and First Lady of the United States. And that is really the story of America...'7:01 AM, Mar 25, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
First Lady Michelle Obama talked about America as she visited a school today in China. She talked about the American dream:
7:18 AM, Mar 24, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
The White House has been tight-lipped about the cost of First Lady Michelle Obama's trip to China, but based on the choice for lodging, it could be considerable. Mrs. Obama and her entourage, which numbers seventy according to the Washington Times (including her two daughters and her mother), booked the Westin Chaoyang Hotel close to the U.S. embassy in Beijing for their first stop.