8:02 AM, Apr 21, 2015 • By VICTORINO MATUS
A friend sends along an email attachment—a handwritten letter by his 8-year-old son, Peter. It’s addressed to First Lady Michelle Obama. “It all started because he saw something about school lunches [and] how ketchup is bad for you, and that Michelle Obama wants to limit the amount of ketchup” in schools, my friend explained. When the boy’s mother reminded him he attends a private school, making the ketchup rationing a nonissue, “He said something about wanting to ‘give a voice to the voiceless.’”
But ketchup is actually the least of the boy’s concerns, as he then continues onto foreign policy, the crisis in the Middle East, and the need for boots on the ground. (“He also disipionted millons of Americans by not bombing Syria.”) In addition, Peter recommends that the president urge the United Nations to send peacekeepers to Ukraine.
On the lighter side, the departure of Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau seems to be noted, as Peter points out, “I also think your husband needs to work on his speeches.”
“We found it on his desk,” said his father. “He started it in October, but did not finish it until a couple weeks ago. He said he was ‘too angry’ to go on.” (Peter does, however, conclude his letter by asking the first lady, “Is the White House comfortable?”)
You can read the entire letter below.
9:21 AM, Mar 20, 2015 • By JERYL BIER
Since Benjamin Netanyahu's victory in Israel's recent elections, the Obama administration has made its displeasure with the results abundantly clear. To help justify changes in its posture towards Israel, the White House appears anxious to point out what it sees as "divisive" rhetoric and attitudes by Netanyahu and his party aimed at the Arab population of Israel.
10:48 AM, Mar 14, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Joe Biden's no lightweight.
He might be the vice president of the United States, but he's still using his dumbbell at work. In a short Vine video to promote (or parody?) the fifth year anniversary of Michelle Obama's Let's Move health initiative, Biden is seen pumping iron in his office.
7:19 PM, Feb 7, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama, Michelle Obama, and Malia Obama are dining at the home of CNN executive Virginia Moseley tonight, according to the White House pool report. Moseley's husband is Thomas Nides, a former (and probably future) aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Via the pool report:
$295 prix fixe menu.7:01 AM, Jan 2, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, spent the first night of the new year at Vintage Cave, an upscale restaurant in Hawaii.
8:40 AM, Dec 17, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Obamas talked with People magazine about dealing with their "own racist experiences," as the magazine described.
Michelle Obama told one story that recently took place, even as she was first lady of the United States.
10:01 AM, Oct 26, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
California senator Dianne Feinstein told CNN this morning that she'd be "flattered" if Michelle Obama is considering a run for her Senate in 2018:
3:40 PM, Oct 23, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
First Lady Michelle Obama incorrectly referred to Democratic senator Mark Udall as a "fifth-generation Coloradan" while at a campaign stop Thursday. Udall, who is running for reelection, was born in Tucson, Arizona, and is the son of the former Arizona congressman and presidential candidate Morris Udall. Watch the video below:
8:01 AM, Oct 16, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
In speeches designed to fire up Democrats to vote in midterm elections, President Obama has at times described voters in his party as having a "congenital defect." Wednesday, First L
5:57 PM, Oct 10, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
First Lady Michelle Obama got the name of the Iowa Democratic Senate candidate wrong multiple times at a campaign event today:
His name is Bruce Braley, not "Bruce Bailey," which the first lady mistakenly called him.
Fortunately, the crowd corrected her. "Brailey, what did I say?"
"Bailey," the crowd shouted back.
Michelle Obama also wrongly stated that the Iowa Senate candidate is a Marine Corps Veteran -- which he isn't:
'My Ability To Do My Job Is Really Linked to How I Feel About What I'm Wearing'1:08 PM, Oct 9, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Clothes may not make the woman, but according to First Lady Michelle Obama, they don't hurt. Mrs.
10:35 AM, Oct 9, 2014 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
For years, it's been axiomatic among political observers that the GOP "brand" is damaged. There is certainly merit to this observation, though it is often bandied about in contexts where there's little to no evidence supporting that conclusion.
'We all wear [Spanx] with pride.'3:51 PM, Oct 8, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
First Lady Michelle Obama used the White House this afternoon to host a "Fashion Education Workshop." When she addressed the various students involved in the East Room, she talked up the the importance of the industry.
9:21 PM, Oct 1, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama has arrived in Chicago, where he'll spend the night before two public events in his hometown. The president did not travel with his family.
He's now dining out with top adviser Valerie Jarrett and various friends, according to the White House pool report. They're at the steak house RPM Steak, where a nice cut can cost up tp $155, according to the restaurant's website.
Here's what Obama has on tap in Chicago tomorrow, according to the White House:
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."