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First Lady tells Letterman about almost getting busted on ‘covert’ Target run

On Monday night’s The Late Show with David Letterman, First Lady Michelle Obama talked about Bo, the Portuguese Water Dog, her work with the group Joining Forces, and about one of the hazards of being one of the most recognizable people on the planet, the fact that she can’t ever…

Michelle Obama aims to cut the fat out of the military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Obese Americans in the military are a national security hazard and first lady Michelle Obama wants to see that change. Obama, who has spearheaded a healthy eating and fitness program for children for two years, will lend her voice on Thursday to the military’s efforts to overhaul…

Michelle Obama battles Jimmy Fallon in fitness challenge

Continuing with the promotion of her “Let’s Move” fitness campaign, First Lady Michelle Obama invited comedian Jimmy Fallon to the White House to compete against him in a series of physical activities. Tuesday night’s episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon showed the NBC host and Mrs. Obama compete in a…

In campaign u-turn, Obama embraces super PACS

In a key twist to the 2012 election, US President Barack Obama has reversed course and will encourage rich Democratic donors to back a fund that can raise unlimited millions for his reelection bid. Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina said Obama would allow cabinet members and senior advisors to address big money events, reasoning that Democrats…

Michelle Obama on Barack’s Al Green impression: ‘He sings to me all the time’

The President has got a lot of attention for his apparently impromptu performance of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” at the Apollo Theater in Harlem earlier this month. But it took late night comedian Jay Leno to ask his wife what she thought. Michelle Obama admitted that the President sings…

‘Daily Show’ team analyzes State of the Union address without audio

On Wednesday night, The Daily Show offered cogent analysis of President Obama’s third State of the Union address — but with a twist. Host Jon Stewart took a moment to marvel at First Lady Michelle Obama’s “I told you that joke isn’t funny” face after the president’s awful “spilled milk”…

Michelle Obama tired of being portrayed as an ‘angry black woman’

First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday denied accusations that she had not gotten along with her husband’s former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor’s new book “The Obamas” charges that the first lady believed the president’s advisers were “insular, disorganized” and “not careful planners.” “Rahm…

New book describes tension between Michelle Obama and White House staff

A new book detailing life in the White House describes high tension under the tenure of Barack Obama as First Lady Michelle Obama struggled with his top aides over the direction of his presidency. She “cherished the idea of her husband as a transformational figure” but battled with White House…

Kansas House Speaker apologizes for calling First Lady ‘Mrs. YoMama’

The Republican speaker of the Kansas statehouse issued an apology this week after sending emails from his personal account referring to First Lady Michelle Obama as “Mrs. YoMama” and quoting a Bible verse cited by some as a reference to presidential assassination. Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal, from the city…

Right wing temper tantrums, distilled

I have a theory about the Spiderman musical, and its inexplicable popularity despite being the most hated piece of pop culture in 2011 (people's loathing for "Friday" is mixed with giddy affection, taking it off the list). It's a combination of two things. One, the amount of bad press it…

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