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Obama, Romney Family Trees Hold Slaves, British Country Folk

Obama, Romney Family Trees Hold Slaves, British Country FolkJoe Raedle/Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The United States' first African-American president is likely a descendent of the first documented enslaved African in colonial America, researchers at Ancestry.com said Monday."I don't even kno...

Michelle Obama’s Olympic Fantasy? Gymnastics

Michelle Obama’s Olympic Fantasy? GymnasticsChris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Mitt Romney isn’t the only American candidate in London for the opening ceremonies. ABC’s Bill Weir sat down with first lady Michelle Obama this morning in London. The head of the official delegation fr...

2012 Olympics: Michelle Obama Cheers on US Team in London

2012 Olympics: Michelle Obama Cheers on US Team in LondonAdam Jacobs/Getty Images(LONDON) -- First lady Michelle Obama spoke to members of the U.S. Olympic team on Friday, telling the athletes that she's thrilled to be in London to cheer them on in person."I'm proud to have the chance to cheer you guys on in...

2012 Olympics: Michelle Obama Cheers on US Team in London

2012 Olympics: Michelle Obama Cheers on US Team in LondonAdam Jacobs/Getty Images(LONDON) -- First lady Michelle Obama spoke to members of the U.S. Olympic team on Friday, telling the athletes that she's thrilled to be in London to cheer them on in person."I'm proud to have the chance to cheer you guys on in...

Michelle Obama to Launch Voter Turnout Initiative

Michelle Obama to Launch Voter Turnout InitiativeAlex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- First lady Michelle Obama is launching a new grassroots initiative to get out the vote for President Obama’s reelection campaign this November.Her new effort, “It Takes One,” encourages voters to ...

Obama Weighs in on Dream Team Controversy

Obama Weighs in on Dream Team ControversyJIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) -- Getting a firsthand look at the 2012 U.S. Olympic basketball team at an exhibition game against Brazil, President Obama Monday night praised the London-bound squad, but shot down claims that they are better tha...

First Lady Hosts Nation’s Top Innovators at White House

First Lady Hosts Nation’s Top Innovators at White HouseOfficial White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy(WASHINGTON) -- First Lady Michelle Obama paid tribute to some of the nation’s top innovators at the White House Friday. Winners of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award...

Michelle Obama Cites Jesus as Model for Citizenship

Michelle Obama Cites Jesus as Model for CitizenshipOfficial White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- First lady Michelle Obama Thursday offered a rare public reflection on her religious faith, telling a conference of the African Methodist Episcopal church that the life of Jesus Christ ...

Michelle Obama to Attend Opening Ceremony of Olympic Games

Michelle Obama to Attend Opening Ceremony of Olympic GamesAlex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- First Lady Michelle Obama will lead the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London next month, the White House announced today.“This summer I’ll be cheering on Team U.S.A. at...

Obamas End NY Night of Fundraisers with Performances at Plaza Hotel

Obamas End NY Night of Fundraisers with Performances at Plaza HotelChris Kleponis/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- President Obama and the first lady concluded their night of campaign fundraisers in New York on Thursday at the Plaza Hotel with a $10,000-a-plate gala that featured performances by Alicia Keys and...

Sarah Jessica Parker Hosts the Obamas

Sarah Jessica Parker Hosts the ObamasStephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Facing a tightening presidential race and onslaught of cash from pro-Republican outside groups, President Obama Thursday night got a boost from some of his loyal allies in the film and fashion industries with a...

Obamas in New York for Star-Studded Fundraisers

Obamas in New York for Star-Studded FundraisersMAXWELL/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tonight is the Obama campaign’s “New York Night” of star-studded fundraisers, with a much-advertised event at actress Sarah Jessica Parker’s home and a ritzy gala-concert at The Plaza Hotel ...

Michelle Obama Debuts on Pinterest Months After Ann Romney

Michelle Obama Debuts on Pinterest Months After Ann RomneyObtained by ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama might have a leg up on Twitter and 10 times as many Facebook fans, but there is one realm of the social network where Mitt Romney’s campaign is possibly winning: Pinterest.When first lady Michel...

Michelle Obama Tweets Well Wishes to ABC’s Robin Roberts

Michelle Obama Tweets Well Wishes to ABC’s Robin RobertsABC/Ida Mae Astute(WASHINGTON) -- First Lady Michelle Obama has a special message for ABC News’ Robin Roberts, who announced Monday that she is battling a rare blood disorder.“@RobinRoberts, Barack and I have you in our prayers. We believe ...

Michelle Obama Tweets Well Wishes to ABC’s Robin Roberts

Michelle Obama Tweets Well Wishes to ABC’s Robin RobertsABC/Ida Mae Astute(WASHINGTON) -- First Lady Michelle Obama has a special message for ABC News’ Robin Roberts, who announced Monday that she is battling a rare blood disorder.“@RobinRoberts, Barack and I have you in our prayers. We believe ...

First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on ‘Live! with Kelly’

First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on ‘Live! with Kelly’Jim Spellman/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- First lady Michelle Obama is set to appear on ABC's Live! with Kelly on Monday, June 18 to chat with host Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Bryant Gumbel.  The first lady is promoting her new book American Grown: The...

Michelle Obama Sees Long, Hard Campaign with ‘Twists and Turns’

Michelle Obama Sees Long, Hard Campaign with ‘Twists and Turns’SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Stumping Wednesday at one of her first solo public campaign rallies of the year, first lady Michelle Obama didn’t utter the word "Wisconsin" or discuss Democrats’ defeat in that state after months...

Michelle Obama’s ‘Top 10 Fun Facts About Gardening’

Michelle Obama’s ‘Top 10 Fun Facts About Gardening’Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- First lady Michelle Obama took her campaign to get children to live healthier lives to late-night television on Tuesday, counting down the “Top 10  Fun Facts About Gardening” on the Late Show with Da...

Michelle Obama Announces Food Initiative with Disney Theme Parks

Michelle Obama Announces Food Initiative with Disney Theme ParksMANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) -- The Walt Disney Co. will drop advertisers from its children's programming that do not comply with tighter nutrition guidelines instituted by the media and entertainment giant, the company said Tuesday.First la...

First Lady to Announce Food Initiative With Disney Theme Parks

First Lady to Announce Food Initiative With Disney Theme ParksOfficial White House Photo by Samantha Appleton(WASHINGTON) -- First lady Michelle Obama will appear with Disney CEO Bob Iger in Washington Tuesday to announce an expansion of the media company’s food guidelines. Disney representatives say the co...

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