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Michelle Obama’s next project is a companion to ‘Becoming’

Michelle Obama’s first book since “Becoming” is more about her readers than about herself


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019

Beyonce, Drake, Sinatra make Obamas’ summer playlist

The Obama summer playlist has everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra. The former president calls it “some new, some old, some fast, some slow.”


Young women of a Rogers High club look to themselves, others for empowerment

On Tuesday morning at Rogers High School, messages of empowerment came from every corner of Room 209. Discussion of how Spokane may soon have a female mayor and what there …


Michelle Obama says designer’s energy informed her fashion choices

For Michelle Obama, choosing what designer to wear while she was in the White House involved many factors, from diversity to whether they were a nice person.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018

Michelle Obama cursed when criticizing Facebook executive’s ‘lean in’ mantra

In a brief moment of uninhibited candor – complete with some spontaneous swearing – that set the internet ablaze, Michelle Obama said the belief that women can “have it all” …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018

A vandal’s war of words blights a little library near the White House

WASHINGTON – The Little Free Library went up a week after the inauguration, its wooden walls painted to evoke the White House eight blocks away. But if the book box …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Michelle Obama tells her truth

Michelle Obama calls her memoir “Becoming,” and the title deserves a moment of contemplation. Not just because it’s elegant and simple, but also because it’s a tacit acknowledgment that making …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018

Mrs. Obama says ‘Access Hollywood’ tape led her to speak out

Michelle Obama said she felt anxious before giving her emotional New Hampshire speech in 2016 condemning Donald Trump for bragging about sexually assaulting women in a recording more than a …


Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls

Michelle Obama says she felt alone after a miscarriage 20 years ago and she and Barack Obama underwent fertility treatments to conceive their two daughters, according to her upcoming memoir.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Rock On: Michelle Obama book tour is reaching high

Check out the upcoming events at Chicago’s United Center and you’ll see Bulls games, Blackhawks games and concerts by Fleetwood Mac, Nicki Manaj and Cher, among others. And former first …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Reliable Source: Tickets to Michelle Obama’s book tour are going fast – and raising eyebrows

Tickets to Michelle Obama’s arena book tour went on presale Thursday for people who signed up early, and it’s looking like the former first lady is generating Beyonce-level sales.


Netflix says it has signed Barack and Michelle Obama

NEW YORK – Barack and Michelle Obama are getting into the television business with Monday’s announcement that they had signed a multi-year deal with Netflix. The former president and first …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018

Michelle Obama to release memoir in November

Michelle Obama’s memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13.


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017

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 …


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 …


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.


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

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

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

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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.”


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …