"They're the ones who are cooking for the first time and slice their finger open, they're dancing on the bar stool."6:38 AM, Feb 21, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
First Lady Michelle Obama told Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon last night that "young people are knuckleheads," which is why they need to get Obamacare:
"Well, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, young people can stay on their parents' insurance until they are 26," said the first lady of the United States. "But once they hit 26 -- they're on their own. And a lot young people think they're invincible. But the truth is, young people are knuckleheads. They're the ones who are cooking for the first time and slice their finger open, they're dancing on the bar stool."
"Young people?" said Fallon. "Yeah, yeah, yeah."
"Yeah, the young people," said Obama.
"I would never do both of those things this past summer, no, no no," Fallon joked.
To be interviewed by Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of George W. Bush, for NBC's Today Show.8:42 AM, Feb 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The office of First Lady Michelle Obama is taking credit for moving the nation "towards a new, healthier norm," according to a press release celebrating the four year anniversary of the "Let's Move" initiative.
7:15 AM, Jan 16, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Did Michelle Obama attend an encore presentation of a classified Presidential Daily Briefing this past December? According to the official White House schedule, it would appear so.
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.
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: