First lady announces initiative to end veteran homelessness
June 4th, 2014
05:17 PM ET
3 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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Filed under: Michelle Obama • Veterans • Veterans Affairs • White House
At fundraiser, first lady remembers when 'we took office'
June 2nd, 2014
08:41 PM ET
3 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
3 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
3 months ago

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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Filed under: Congress • Michelle Obama
May 20th, 2014
06:00 PM ET
3 months ago

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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Filed under: Michelle Obama • President Obama • White House
May 16th, 2014
10:45 PM ET
3 months ago

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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Michelle Obama: Nigeria kidnappings 'unconscionable'
May 10th, 2014
09:57 AM ET
3 months ago

Michelle Obama: Nigeria kidnappings 'unconscionable'

(CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama condemned the "unconscionable" kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, saying the action was taken by "a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education."

"Like millions of people across the globe, my husband and I are outraged and heartbroken" over the mass kidnapping by the terrorist group Boko Haram, the first lady said Saturday in the White House weekly address.

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First solo weekly address by first lady to focus on abducted girls
May 9th, 2014
04:37 PM ET
3 months ago

First solo weekly address by first lady to focus on abducted girls

(CNN) - First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver Saturday's weekly address for Mother's Day weekend, the White House announced Friday.

The White House said her remarks will focus on the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria by an Islamist militant group and, more broadly, about education around the world.

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Filed under: Michelle Obama • White House
May 9th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
3 months ago

Who's the most admired first lady?

Washington (CNN) - Bush and Clinton are tied in a new poll.

But this isn't a survey of a possible 2016 presidential showdown. Instead it's a poll of the most admired first lady.

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Filed under: Barbara Bush • Hillary Clinton • Laura Bush • Michelle Obama • White House
Oregon State fires Michelle Obama's brother as basketball coach
May 5th, 2014
02:16 PM ET
4 months ago

Oregon State fires Michelle Obama's brother as basketball coach

(CNN) – Oregon State University canned men's basketball coach Craig Robinson, the brother of first lady Michelle Obama, on Monday, saying in a statement that the decision is in the best interests of the school.

A national search for a new coach has begun, Athletic Director Bob De Carolis said.

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Filed under: Michelle Obama • President Obama
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