(CNN) – The longest-serving first lady also outranks the others who have held the title in integrity, accomplishments and public image.
At least when it comes to a survey of historians and experts on what best epitomizes the characteristics of a first lady: Eleanor Roosevelt is their choice.
(CNN) - He's got the first lady for his first week.
Jimmy Fallon and Michelle Obama will once again team up when Fallon starts at his new gig as host of NBC's "Tonight Show."
Washington (CNN) – For students wondering how they’ll pay for college, First Lady Michelle Obama has a bit of advice: applying for federal student aid is easy and worth it.
“That’s my message for you and for students across the country. Fill out those forms,” Mrs. Obama said. “Don’t leave money on the table.”
Washington (CNN) - The end of 2013 may have been rough going for President Barack Obama, but political strife over Obamacare’s botched rollout and NSA spying didn’t cross over into his family life, according to the first lady.
When Obama got his “butt kicked,” his daughters didn’t offer too much sympathy, Michelle Obama told Ryan Seacrest Thursday in a radio interview.
Washington (CNN) — Survivors of two 2013 disasters — both natural and made-made — will be honored guests at Tuesday’s State of the Union address alongside Jason Collins, the former NBA center who in 2013 became the first openly gay male athlete in one of the four major American pro leagues.
Invitees to the First Lady’s box at the annual address to Congress are usually chosen either for their bravery — last year’s included a Medal of Honor winner — or to illustrate a policy the President is advocating during his time in front of the cameras. In 2012 Obama invited Warren Buffett’s secretary to help push raising taxes for wealthy Americans.
Washington (CNN) - First Lady Michelle Obama ate lunch at a Subway sandwich shop Thursday to thank the chain for launching a new healthy food program aimed at kids. She announced the chain had taken up her challenge to offer healthier food choices and stop marketing unhealthy foods to children.
At the event, Subway announced that as of February 1, it would only offer items on its kids menu that meet federal nutritional guidelines for school lunches. They also promise to offer children healthy choices and sides that would include apples instead of chips, and drinks like water or low fat milk instead of sodas.
(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama shows off her basketball moves in a new video with The Miami Heat, last year's NBA champions.
Released by her "Let's Move" campaign against obesity, the video features the first lady giving tips about healthy eating and drinking water with stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen, and coach Erik Spoelstra.
Washington (CNN) – After the sun went down, the stars came out for Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday bash on Saturday night – Beyoncé, John Legend and Stevie Wonder among them.
But even the high-wattage crowd couldn’t outshine the evening’s most memorable moment: President Barack Obama breaking out in the “Dougie” on the dance floor.
(CNN) – First Lady Michelle Obama, who turns 50 on Friday, tweeted out a photo of her new AARP card.
"Excited to join Barack in the 50+ club today… check out my
@AARP card!" she wrote.
The first lady is celebrating the milestone with a big birthday bash Saturday at the White House that's sure to include a lot of dancing.
Michelle Obama 'fabulous' at 50: Has the big birthday changed?
(CNN)– Fresh back from her extended holiday in Hawaii, Michelle Obama turned her attention to education in underserved communities Wednesday.
The first lady hosted a group of approximately 60 “'education stakeholders” for a White House screening of the film “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete.” The film, which is described as "a coming of age story about two inner-city youth who are left to fend for themselves in the Bronx," was produced by singer-songwriter Alicia Keys.