Michelle Obama dunks with the Miami Heat
January 21st, 2014
11:19 AM ET
11 months ago

Michelle Obama dunks with the Miami Heat

(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.
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January 19th, 2014
10:49 AM ET
11 months ago

Emotional speech – and the Dougie - mark Michelle Obama’s 50th

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.

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Now 50, Michelle Obama shows off AARP card
January 17th, 2014
10:42 AM ET
11 months ago

Now 50, Michelle Obama shows off AARP card

(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.

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First lady turns focus on education
January 15th, 2014
08:23 PM ET
11 months ago

First lady turns focus on education

(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.

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Michelle Obama answers NORAD's Santa hotline
December 24th, 2013
06:15 PM ET
12 months ago

Michelle Obama answers NORAD's Santa hotline

(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama took 30 minutes out of her Christmas Eve Tuesday for her annual tradition of answering calls to NORAD's program to track Father Christmas.

According to a White House spokesman, Obama answered children's calls to the Santa Claus tracker hotline from the first family's vacation spot in Honolulu, Hawaii, starting at around 11:00 a.m. local time.
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Obama: I might be intimidating to daughters’ suitors
December 20, 2013 - President Obama with daughters Malia (R) and Sasha (L) leaving the White House to head to Hawaii for a two-week holiday vacation
December 20th, 2013
10:06 PM ET
12 months ago

Obama: I might be intimidating to daughters’ suitors

(CNN) – President Barack Obama has a lot on his plate, but he freely admits that being a dad is his most important job – and that means worrying about his daughters dating.

While Obama says that his daughters Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12, are sensible and make good decisions, there’s something else that sets him at ease.

In an interview with comedian Steve Harvey that aired Friday, the President admitted that the first family’s Secret Service detail makes him a more relaxed dad.
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A holiday tradition: First lady visits children's hospital
December 16th, 2013
09:41 PM ET
1 year ago

A holiday tradition: First lady visits children's hospital

(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama brought holiday cheer to young patients at Children's National Medical Center in Washington on Monday - a tradition that dates back 60 years with first lady Bess Truman.

"This is one of my favorite traditions ... coming to see you guys at the hospital," she told a group of children, staff members and families that had gathered to see her.

After a tour through the medical care unit, Obama sat down to read "A Visit From St. Nicholas" ('Twas the night before Christmas ...) to the group.
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Filed under: Health care • Michelle Obama • White House
Obamas, Former Presidents Journey South Africa to Honor Mandela
December 10th, 2013
03:57 AM ET
1 year ago

Obamas, Former Presidents Journey South Africa to Honor Mandela

Johannesburg, South Africa (CNN) - A powerful U.S. delegation led by President Obama and representing the current and last two American administrations, arrived in South Africa for a whirlwind visit to attend a memorial service set for Tuesday honoring the late ant-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela.

Former president George W. and Laura Bush accompanied President and Mrs. Obama on Air Force One for the 16 hour journey to Johannesburg. Also on board was a potential future president, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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December 9th, 2013
03:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama flies to South Africa with Bushes, Hillary Clinton

(CNN) – The Air Force One flight from the U.S. to South Africa on Monday was historic not only for its final destination, but for its passenger list.

Joining President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for the trip to Nelson Mandela's memorial was former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, as well as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine, three others recognized at Kennedy Center Honors
December 8th, 2013
03:05 PM ET
1 year ago

Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine, three others recognized at Kennedy Center Honors

Washington (CNN) – Washington mixed with the world of arts Sunday night at the 36th annual Kennedy Center Honors, which recognizes artists from the stage, screen and radio.

President Barack Obama hosted the five honorees at the White House for a reception before attending the event at the Kennedy Center, which is set to air December 29 on CBS.

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