Stories tagged: Michelle Obama
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Michelle Obama to posthumously honor Eunice Kennedy Shriver
ESPN has chosen Michelle Obama to help posthumously honor Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver. The former first lady is presenting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Shriver’s son, Timothy …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
Obamas buy their rental home in Washington, D.C.
Looks like former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are putting down deeper roots in Washington – after renting a house for their post-White House stint in …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision
Michelle Obama on Friday criticized a Trump administration decision to delay federal rules aimed at making school lunch healthier, saying kids will end up “eating crap” instead.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
Obama unveils vision for presidential library in Chicago
Former President Barack Obama unveiled plans for his future presidential center Wednesday, painting a picture of a buzzing hub for youth and community programs on the South Side of Chicago …
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Hey kids, salt stays and grains go in school meals
Schools won’t have to cut more salt from meals just yet and some will be able to serve kids fewer whole grains, under changes to federal nutrition standards announced Monday.
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Two months out of office, Barack Obama is having a post-presidency like no other
The first cocktail party at Barack Obama’s new office last month was certainly more casual than any he had hosted in recent years. The wine bore a random assortment of …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Melania Trump says she’ll keep predecessor’s produce garden
Michelle Obama’s garden can keep churning out vegetables at the White House. That’s the official word from the Trump White House. First lady Melania Trump says through a spokeswoman that …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 5:06 a.m.
Huckleberries: Sandpoint school counselor Jeralyn Mire joins Michelle Obama at farewell address
That woman standing behind Michelle Obama at the first lady’s farewell speech last week looked familiar because she was Jeralyn Mire, the 2016 Idaho School Counselor of the Year, was …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Forceful and tearful, Obama says goodbye in emotional speech
President Barack Obama bid farewell to the nation Tuesday night in an emotional speech that sought to comfort and encourage a country on edge over economic changes, persistent security threats …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Michelle Obama gorgeous in many ways
I see an attractive wife and mother, a lawyer, author, activist, educator and fashion trendsetter. But critics look at you through a prism of their own fears and stereotypes.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
Michelle Obama praises ‘the power of hope’ in her farewell speech
Michelle Obama delivered her final address as first lady Friday, exhorting young people not to lose hope amid voices of “anger and fear.”
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 1:21 p.m.
Trump ally asked to resign from school board after insulting Obamas
A co-chairman of Republican Donald Trump’s New York presidential campaign who publicly insulted Democratic President Barack Obama and his wife has been asked to resign from a local school board.
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, noon
For some girls, first lady rivals Beyonce as a role model
NEW YORK – Healthy food and plenty of exercise. The challenges military families face. Education for girls around the globe. The feel-good initiatives of first lady Michelle Obama have served …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
Mayor in West Virginia resigns after racist Michelle Obama post
A West Virginia mayor resigned Tuesday following a backlash after she posted a response to a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama on Facebook.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
West Virginia official’s racist post about Michelle Obama causes backlash
The director of a West Virginia development group and a mayor are under scrutiny after a racist post about first lady Michelle Obama caused a backlash and prompted calls on …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Trump targets Bill Clinton; Michelle Obama boosts Hillary
Seeking to lash Hillary Clinton to her husband’s sprawling post-presidential empire, Donald Trump accused the couple of turning to corruption to enrich themselves while in public service. Michelle Obama boosted …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 8:07 a.m.
Clinton and Obama: First ladies form political odd couple
WASHINGTON – When Hillary Clinton secured her place in the history as the first woman to win a major-party nomination for president, Democratic politicians around Washington marked the historic moment …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 9:22 a.m.
Lashing back, Trump calls accusers ‘horrible horrible liars’
Donald Trump on Thursday emphatically denied accusations that he groped and kissed women without their consent, after a series of news reports published Wednesday evening in which four women accuse …
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
New Smithsonian museum chronicling black history opens
America’s first national museum dedicated to African-American history and culture opened Saturday with emotional but joyful words from the country’s first black president, who said he hoped the stories contained …
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016
Movie review: ‘Southside With You’ a perfect look at first date of future first couple
Richard Tanne’s film follows the first date of the future first couple, “Before Sunrise” style. It’s a little bit about politics, but mostly just about these two remarkable people, their …
Thu., July 28, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly slavery comments draw Hollywood’s ire
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has been under fire all week for his comments on slavery made in response to Michelle Obama’s Monday night speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Wed., July 27, 2016
Leona Allen: Michelle Obama’s DNC speech rises above muck and mire
Michelle Obama’s Monday night speech was one of the few times in this long chaotic political season that I actually felt hopeful that somehow, some way, this country might rise …
Mon., July 25, 2016, 8:04 p.m.
After turmoil, Sanders, Michelle Obama, Warren thrill convention
Angry Democrats heckled outgoing party chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz with boos and cries of “shame!” on Monday as the party tried to recover from an embarrassing email hack that ripped …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 9:48 p.m.
Makeover coming for food nutrition labels
Nutrition facts labels on food packages are getting a long-awaited makeover, with calories listed in bigger, bolder type and a new line for added sugars. And serving sizes will be …
Sat., April 23, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
Michelle Obama to appear on May episode of CBS’ ‘NCIS’
Michelle Obama is making a cameo appearance in support of military families on an upcoming episode of the CBS hit drama “NCIS.”
Wed., March 2, 2016, 10:16 a.m.
Obama’s SXSW appearance will be first for a U.S. president
POTUS will be making a debut appearance this year at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Justice Scalia mourners to pay respects Friday
Thousands of mourners are expected to pay their respects to the late Justice Antonin Scalia as he lies in repose Friday at the Supreme Court.
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015, 6:36 p.m.
LeBron James, first lady Michelle Obama promote education
As they stood side-by-side Wednesday, Michelle Obama and LeBron James were proof to kids that dreams do come true.
Sun., July 26, 2015
Michelle Obama welcomes Special Olympians in L.A.
LOS ANGELES – Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to the Special Olympic World Games on Saturday during a festive opening ceremony filled with cheers, songs and …
Sat., Dec. 6, 2014
GOP pushes to suspend healthy school lunches
WASHINGTON – House Republicans are making a final push this month to give schools a temporary break from healthier school meal standards. The school meal rules, phased in since 2012 …