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‘Let’s Plant!’ Michelle Obama Seeds 4th White House Garden

‘Let’s Plant!’ Michelle Obama Seeds 4th White House Garden

File photo by official White House photographer Chuck Kennedy(WASHINGTON) — New faces and new potatoes marked the fourth annual spring planting in the White House kitchen garden Monday afternoon.First lady Michelle Obama rolled up her sleeves and crou…

Michelle Obama on Letterman: ‘This Isn’t Oprah!’

Michelle Obama on Letterman: ‘This Isn’t Oprah!’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In her debut appearance on CBS’ Late Show, Michelle Obama had one question for host David Letterman: Where are the laughs?In an early released clip of the interview, which aired Monday night, the first lady tal…

On Iraq War Anniversary, First Lady Solicits Veterans to Campaign

On Iraq War Anniversary, First Lady Solicits Veterans to Campaign

Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — First lady Michelle Obama, whose advocacy for veterans and their families has defined her tenure in the White House, is now appealing to the constituency for political support for a second Obama …

Obamas’ Friday Fundraiser Frenzy: Six Events, $5.6 Million

Obamas’ Friday Fundraiser Frenzy: Six Events, $5.6 Million

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The first family will fly off for a frenzy of fundraisers on Friday, with first lady Michelle Obama landing in Minneapolis and President Obama in Chicago and Atlanta.The six events combined should net at least…

Michelle Obama Will Lead Delegation At 2012 Olympics

Michelle Obama Will Lead Delegation At 2012 Olympics

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Michelle Obama will lead the U.S. delegation during the opening ceremonies of this summer’s Olympic Games in London.The first lady announced her plans at American University Tuesday. Joined by Samantha…

Obamas Dine in DC with Campaign Sweepstakes Winners

Obamas Dine in DC with Campaign Sweepstakes Winners

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President and Mrs. Obama Thursday evening took three lucky small-dollar campaign donors out to dinner in Washington, D.C., the prize in a campaign sweepstakes that offered “Dinner with Barack” for a…

Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama Honor 10 Female Heroes

Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama Honor 10 Female Heroes

Hawa Abdallah Mohammed Salih of Sudan embraces first lady Michelle Obama as Secretary Hillary Clinton (R) looks on. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — When Colombian investigative journalist Jineth Bedoya strode into a Colombian prison 12 y…

Obama Visits Swing State North Carolina

Obama Visits Swing State North Carolina

President Obama greets employees during a tour of the Daimler Trucks North America Manufacturing plant in Mount Holly, North Carolina. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(MT. HOLLY, N.C.) — President Obama’s 13th official visit to North Carolina, a key s…

White House Dinner Honors Iraq War Vets

White House Dinner Honors Iraq War Vets

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted a White House dinner Wednesday evening for some 200 Iraq veterans and their families as a way of paying tribute to the sacrifices they’ve made durin…

Iraq War Vets to Be Honored with White House Dinner

Iraq War Vets to Be Honored with White House Dinner

Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will formally express the nation’s gratitude for the thousands of Iraq War veterans with a state dinner in their honor at the White House Wednesday n…

White House Black History Celebration Continues; Obama Sings the Blues

White House Black History Celebration Continues; Obama Sings the Blues

Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama showed off his vocal abilities once again Tuesday night, singing a few lines of “Sweet Home Chicago” during the finale of a blues concert at the White House.“We …

Michelle Obama and Bo Obama Surprise Tourists at the White House

Michelle Obama and Bo Obama Surprise Tourists at the White House

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — First lady Michelle Obama, with first dog Bo in tow, surprised tourists in the White House by showing up for an unannounced meet and greet in the Blue Room.Hundreds of unsuspecting visitors in the tour line got hugs and handshak…

Michelle Obama and Bo Obama Surprise Tourists at the White House

Michelle Obama and Bo Obama Surprise Tourists at the White House

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — First lady Michelle Obama, with first dog Bo in tow, surprised tourists in the White House by showing up for an unannounced meet and greet in the Blue Room.Hundreds of unsuspecting visitors in the tour line got hugs and handshak…

Michelle Obama, Jill Biden to Push Military Spouse Employment

Michelle Obama, Jill Biden to Push Military Spouse Employment

Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR(WASHINGTON) — First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will unveil on Wednesday the results of a national study aimed at boosting employment among military spouses in careers that require state occupational li…

First Lady Wraps ‘Let’s Move’ Tour in Florida

First Lady Wraps ‘Let’s Move’ Tour in Florida

Alex Wong/Getty Images(LONGWOOD, Fla.) — Michelle Obama concluded a three-day, four-state tour in Florida Saturday promoting the anniversary of her signature “Let’s Move” initiative. Launched two years ago, the campaign has been a key aspect of her te…

First Lady Launches ‘Let’s Move’ Anniversary Tour

First Lady Launches ‘Let’s Move’ Anniversary Tour

The White House/Lawrence Jackson(WASHINGTON) — Over the past two years, first lady Michelle Obama has showcased her hula-hooping skills, broken a world record for jumping jacks and taught us how to “Dougie” in an effort to encourage the na…

Fitness Challenge: Michelle Obama Takes Down Jimmy Fallon

Fitness Challenge: Michelle Obama Takes Down Jimmy Fallon

Official White House photo by Chuck Kennedy(NEW YORK) — It was a battle of the titans on late-night television as first lady Michelle Obama and Late Night host Jimmy Fallon faced off in a gag White House exercise challenge.First came the stair race, t…

Super Bowl at the White House: A Family Affair in 2012

Super Bowl at the White House: A Family Affair in 2012

Annie Leibovitz/Official White House Photo(WASHINGTON) — There won’t be a flashy Super Bowl party at the White House this year.After three consecutive years of playing host to dozens of members of Congress, cabinet secretaries and Hollywood star…

Michelle Obama Does 25 Push-Ups

Michelle Obama Does 25 Push-Ups

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — First Lady Michelle Obama isn’t blowing hot air when she stumps on the importance of physical fitness, regardless of the menus of the restaurants she frequents. She proved Wednesday that she&rsqu…

Michelle Obama: The President ‘Sings to Me All the Time’

Michelle Obama: The President ‘Sings to Me All the Time’

The White House(BURBANK, Calif.) — First lady Michelle Obama said her husband — a recent singing sensation — doesn’t hesitate to “show off his lungs” and sings to her all the time. President Obama proved his vocal ability when he s…

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