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:
In the morning, the President will attend a campaign event with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. This event is closed press.
In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks on the economy at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Following up on the President’s address to the United Nations on the role American leadership plays in the world, the President will make the case for what has always fueled America's leadership abroad and here at home -- America's economic greatness. The President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.
While it's clear the president's family wasn't aboard Air Force One, it's not clear whether any of his family members traveled separately to spend the rare night in their pre-White House hometown.
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."
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: