White House (CNN) - Both the Obamas and the Bidens are setting new goals in their joint White House initiative to encourage companies to hire more veterans and military spouses into the workforce.
"If you can save a life on the battlefield then you can sure as heck save one in an ambulance, if you can oversee a convoy of equipment and track millions of dollars of assets then you can run a company supply chain or you can balance its books," President Obama said.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden participated in a National Day of Service on Saturday, joining what event organizers say are volunteers around the country in local service projects. First lady Michelle Obama and the vice president’s wife, Jill Biden, also took part.
Obama joined in a project at Burrville Elementary School in Washington, picking up a paintbrush and aiding volunteers who were staining a bookcase.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will hold a campaign event in New Hampshire next Friday, the day after the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina concludes, their campaign announced Saturday.
The two candidates will be joined by their spouses, the campaign said.
(CNN) – Her husband has already made two bids for the White House, but Jill Biden said in an interview airing Thursday she wasn't ruling out a third attempt.
"I think Joe would be a great president. I supported him twice. In 1987, I was out there campaigning. The last election I was out there campaigning. Of course, Barack must have thought he would be a good president, too, or he wouldn't have chosen him as vice president," Biden told CNN's Soledad O'Brien on "Starting Point."
(CNN) - The White House didn’t quite get the reaction it was hoping for at the season-finale NASCAR event Sunday that featured a special appearance by first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden.
Obama and Biden were honorary grand marshals at the event in an effort to highlight their Joining Forces campaign – a cause that spotlights veteran issues and seeks to provide assistance to service members and their families.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, appeared on ABC's "The View" on Monday to talk about the challenges military families face and urged Americans to do more to support them.
And since the show is known for casual chats, Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Biden also discussed other subjects, such as how each woman reacts to political criticism of their husbands, the upcoming presidential race – even how President Obama, as a dad, is handling his oldest daughter's becoming a teenager.
Washington (CNN) – Starting Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, plan to visit four states in two days to raise public awareness of the needs of families of military service members.
The tour marks the launch of "Joining Forces," a new initiative to encourage institutions, businesses and individuals to do more to help military families. Obama and Biden are scheduled to make stops in North Carolina, Texas, Colorado, and Ohio.
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Washington (CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden will travel cross-country to honor members of the military and their families, according to a statement released by the White House Saturday.
They plan to launch a national initiative Tuesday to “educate, challenge and spark action” in support of military families, who have expressed “unique challenges” and a need to connect with their communities.
San Francisco (CNN) - Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Dr. Jill Biden introduced first lady Michelle Obama at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) fundraising event at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco Monday night.
The first lady spoke for 20 minutes before a majority female crowd of about 750 people, urging them to show the same zeal they did in the 2008 campaign.
Washington (CNN) – President Obama believes the Vice President's wife has a thing or two to teach others about higher education in today's economy. Mr. Obama has asked Jill Biden to convene a White House summit on community colleges later this year.
Courtney O'Donnell, Biden's communications director, told CNN the summit "will be an opportunity for community college leaders, students, education experts, business leaders, and others to share with the administration and with one another the innovative ways they are educating our way to a better economy." O'Donnell said the White House will release additional information on the summit in the coming weeks.
Mrs. Biden will introduce the president on Tuesday as he makes the announcement, and signs the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act. The legislation, which made changes to the original health care bill passed by the House, also overhauls the student loan system and makes investments in the community colleges. The announcement will take place at Northern Virginia Community College – the same school where Mrs. Biden teaches English.