Joining fundraising spree, first lady asks for 'biggest, fattest' checks
July 24th, 2014
10:48 PM ET
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Joining fundraising spree, first lady asks for 'biggest, fattest' checks

(CNN) — First lady Michelle Obama jumped into the White House fundraising spree on Thursday, prodding supporters in Chicago to hand over the maximum campaign contribution in an attempt to shore up Democrats' chances in upcoming midterm elections.

Her entreaty came as her husband, President Barack Obama, capped a three-day fundraising swing on the West Coast, bringing in millions of dollars for the committees charged with electing Democrats to office.

"We need you to write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write," Mrs. Obama told a crowd of donors in Chicago, her hometown. "Writing those checks is the single-most impactful thing that you can do right now."

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Michelle Obama: Woman president should happen ASAP
June 23rd, 2014
08:26 PM ET
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Michelle Obama: Woman president should happen ASAP

(CNN) – Michelle Obama said Monday she's "definitely" not jumping into politics, but suggested the United States might not be too far away from having its first woman commander in chief.

Asked at the Washington event if she would consider a political career once her husband leaves the White House in 2017, Mrs. Obama gave a flat no.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Michelle Obama • Minimum wage • President Obama
Obamas: Daughters should experience hard work, minimum wage job
June 20th, 2014
12:39 PM ET
1 month ago

Obamas: Daughters should experience hard work, minimum wage job

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama agreed their two daughters should have an understanding of what it's like to earn a paycheck at a minimum wage job.

In an interview with Parade magazine released Friday, the first couple was asked if they think their teenage daughters, Sasha and Malia, should experience the kind of minimum wage jobs they did growing up.

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Michelle Obama challenges Republicans over child nutrition law
June 18th, 2014
07:39 PM ET
1 month ago

Michelle Obama challenges Republicans over child nutrition law

Washington (CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama is continuing to question Republicans who want to roll back some of the key provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, telling a group of medical journalists on Wednesday "We're not even thinking about the possibility of rolling back because we just can't afford for that to happen."

The first lady said school nutrition has improved for the first time in 30 years and that 90% of schools are currently in compliance.

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First lady announces initiative to end veteran homelessness
June 4th, 2014
05:17 PM ET
2 months ago

First lady announces initiative to end veteran homelessness

Washington (CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama announced a new initiative at the White House on Wednesday to help end veteran homelessness across the country by the end of 2015.

The Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness is a call to action for mayors and other state and local leaders across the country to make a commitment to make sure all veterans in their communities have a roof over their heads.

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At fundraiser, first lady remembers when 'we took office'
June 2nd, 2014
08:41 PM ET
2 months ago

At fundraiser, first lady remembers when 'we took office'

(CNN) - With the GOP working to undo one of her policy initiatives, Michelle Obama must feel as besieged by politics as her husband often does.

The first lady admitted as much in a verbal slip Monday evening at a Boston fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

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Michelle Obama's 'sideline' interview with Richard Sherman
May 29th, 2014
01:47 PM ET
2 months ago

Michelle Obama's 'sideline' interview with Richard Sherman

(CNN) – Richard Sherman lent a hand to Michelle Obama's hallmark "Let's Move" campaign, spoofing his widely aired NFL postgame rant - this time, in the kitchen.

As a part of the first lady's efforts to combat childhood obesity, the Seattle Seahawks star appeared in a video released by the White House on Thursday promoting healthy eating.

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May 27th, 2014
03:00 PM ET
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Michelle Obama to Congress: 'This is unacceptable'

(CNN) - First Lady Michelle Obama argued Tuesday that it's "unacceptable" for House Republicans to consider making major changes to the 2010 child nutrition law - a hallmark of her "Let's Move" campaign against childhood obesity.

"The last thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids' health," she said. "Now is not the time to roll back everything that we have worked for. Our kids deserve so much better than that."
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May 20th, 2014
06:00 PM ET
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Michelle Obama hosts White House talent show

Washington (CNN) - Students participating in a White House talent show got a surprise visit Tuesday when President Barack Obama showed up at the end of their performance – and wondered why he wasn't part of the act.

"I've got talent, but I wasn't invited to participate,” Obama joked.

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May 16th, 2014
10:45 PM ET
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60 years after Brown v. Board, Michelle Obama tells Topeka students they are its ‘legacy’

(CNN) – Sixty years after the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education challenged segregation in Topeka, Kansas, and changed the makeup of American classrooms forever, first lady Michelle Obama looked out at a crowd of Topeka’s soon-to-be high school graduates and saw its “living, breathing legacy.”

In 1954, Oliver Brown, an African-American welder and assistant pastor, brought the case against the Topeka Board of Education for not allowing his 9-year-old daughter, Linda, to attend Sumner Elementary School, an all-white school near the family’s home. Friday night in Topeka, the nation’s first African-American first lady looked out at the diverse faces of soon-to-be graduates and said they reminded her of her own daughters.

“Graduates, it is clear that some of the most important parts of your education have come not just from your classes but from your classmates,” said Obama. “Ultimately, that was the hope and dream of Brown,” Obama said, speaking at a “Senior Appreciation Day” event attended by students, families and faculty of area schools.
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