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Photo: Peter Kramer/NBC/People --First Lady Michelle Obama appears on "The Today Show" Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine’s Day contest & the hot selling Michelle Obama dress

  Any doubts that First Lady Michelle Obama is a fashion trendsetter were put to rest this week. Mrs. Obama appeared on “The Today Show” last Wednesday morning, wearing a version of a navy polka dotted dress from the spring collection of Swedish retailer, H&M. The price tag, a modest $34.95. Mrs. Obama version had sleeves and was accessorized with an orange belt and lemon yellow pumps. People magazine says the First Lady “rocked” that dress and apparently a lot viewers agreed. Mrs. Obama’s appearance on “Today” sparked a huge... Read More →

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Photo: Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images/ --First Lady Michelle Obama tours New York herb garden with local school children and some First Ladies from various countries September 24, 2010

Photo Gallery: The Michelle Obama website

Catching up on some of the activities of First Lady and Health Advocate, Michelle Obama.  Mrs-O, a website dedicated to the first lady’s fashion, style, and special interests, is a faithful follower of almost everything Michelle. Also there’s a ton of comments, from some of the thousands of Michelle fans, on the two-year-old site. I’m a Michelle follower and an occasional visitor to Mrs-O. In the photo above, Mrs. Obama toured an herb garden with a group of curious school children, last Thursday, September 24. Several First Ladies, from a... Read More →

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Photo: Samantha Appleton/White House --First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a "Let's Move" event in New Orleans, Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Photo Gallery: First Lady Michelle Obama shows some speed

First Lady Michelle Obama really got involved in the launch of a “Let’s Move” event with current and former members of the National Football League in New Orleans yesterday. During an exercise, Mrs. Obama surprised some by taking the pigskin and running with it! Among those showing their support, Ex-NFL Coach Tony Dungy and Former Tennessee Titans Running Back, Eddie George (27).

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Celebrity Chef Rachael Ray blogs on White House program

Photo: Chuck Kennedy/White House  — Hundreds of chefs from around the country gathered on the south lawn of the White House for a “Let’s Move” event on June 4, 2010 First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” program has expanded to include hundreds of chefs from communities all across the nation. Chefs from 37 states assembled at the White House on Friday, June 4, 2010 to support “Chefs Move to Schools” phase of the first lady’s program. “Let’s Move” is aimed at fighting childhood obesity. The chefs will... Read More →

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Jay Leno vs the Prez

                   Photo: Lawrence Jackson/White House — President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama chat with guests, including Comedian Jay Leno, at the White House Press Dinner in Washington, DC,  May 1, 2010 A lot of chatter today about who was funnier last night at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner; “Tonight Show” Host Jay Leno or President Barack Obama. The zingers were flying, but who got off the best lines? Leno was the headliner, but President Barack Obama stepped to the podium first at the Washington Hilton and declared: “I’m... Read More →

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Photo Gallery: Pics of the week

Senior Inspiration: 94-year-old woman plans to graduate from college next month and look for work Photo: Paul Chin/ The San Francisco Chronicle — Hazel Soares, 94,  takes notes in one of her classes at Mills College in Oakland, California, where she is set to graduate in May with a degree in art history. After graduation Soares, who has more than 40 grandchildren, plans to search for a museum job. Very nice story about Soares here. 2010 Olympic medal winning U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Team Photo: Pete Souza/White House — First Couple welcomed the... Read More →

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Photo Gallery: Pictures from the week

Rock festival groove Photo: Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times  4/17/10 Music lovers groove to the beat at the huge Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival up in the Riverside County desert community of Indio today. The Los Angeles Times is reporting record-breaking crowds of 75,000 a day since the festival kicked-off on Friday, which included performances by Jay-Z and Beyoncé.   Legendary rocker Sly Stone is scheduled to play the festival on Sunday. A notorious no-show, folks are wondering if Stone will make an appearance. Some of the other performers have been delayed or had to cancel... Read More →

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Photo Gallery: President Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama

  Official White House Photo/Chuck Kennedy — President Obama makes a point to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) during the Bipartisan Health Reform meeting at Blair House on Thursday, February 25, 2010.   First Ladies meet & chat Official White House Photo/ Samantha Appleton — First Lady Michelle Obama chats with Mrs. Margarita Zavala de Calderon, the First Lady of Mexico, in the Yellow Oval Room of the White House on Thursday, February 25, 2010.

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Photo Gallery: The 2009 Official White House Christmas tree

Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton On November 27, 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, welcome the arrival of the official White House Christmas tree. It’s an 18 1/2 foot Douglas-Fir and will be set up in the Blue Room of the White House.   Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson On November 30, 2009, volunteers work on decorating the official White House Christmas tree.   Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson On December 6, 2009, President Barack Obama and First Lady... Read More →

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President Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize

Photo: Pete Souza/White House — President Obama checks out his Nobel Peace Prize medal in Oslo, Norway on Thursday, December 10, 2009 President Barack Obama stepped onto the world stage once again, this time to accept the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Back in October, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced President Obama had been selected for the award because of his “… “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” In his speech today, the president talked of war and peace.  “Yes, terrible wars have been fought, and... Read More →

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Photo Gallery: White House Independence Day celebration

  Photo: Pete Souza/The White House —President Obama and First Lady Michelle greet White House guests Today the White House blog posted photos of the bang-up Fourth of July celebration at the White House. President Barack Obama and wife Michelle shared their festivities with military personnel and their families. In the above photo, the Obamas greet some of the enthusiastic party guests.   Photo: Pete Souza/The White House —First couple watch the fireworks show over the National Mall. The White House Fourth blow-out was in honor of... Read More →

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Garden harvest at the White House

Photo: Samantha Appleton/White House It’s harvest time at the White House. Earlier this spring, First Lady Michelle Obama and a team of young gardeners planted tons of fruits, veggies, and flowers in a plot on the White House grounds. This organic kitchen garden is now providing a serious haul of healthy eats. More than 90 pounds of produce has been harvested from this garden so far, according to the White House blog. Some of it has been used in the White House kitchen, but most has gone to nearby... Read More →

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The Obamas celebrate Cinco de Mayo

  Photo: Samantha Appleton/White House First Lady Michelle Obama shared a group hug with some students during a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Monday, May 4, at the Latin American Montessori Bilingual Charter School in Washington, D.C. Later that evening at a White House Cinco de Mayo event attended by Mexican Ambassador Arturo Saruklan, President Obama spoke about the significance of the holiday: “Nearly 150 years ago, a ragtag band of soldiers and citizens, badly outnumbered and facing impossible odds, held their ground on a muddy hill to defend their nation from what... Read More →

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First Lady Michelle Obama makes People’s 2009 Most Beautiful List

Photo: Marc Hom from People website   Some fresh new faces in People’s 2009 Most Beautiful issue. There’s a sneak peek of some of the celebrities and famous folks selected on People’s website, among them First Lady Michelle Obama. Along with the photos, some candid comments as well. In the past 100 days, President Obama has been making his mark with policy and diplomacy. The first lady has been in the spotlight, too. Her uncommon style, taste, personality, and passion for a number of issues have won over fans here and... Read More →

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First Lady Michelle Obama and the Queen of Jordan

  Photo: Samantha Appleton/White House   First Lady Michelle Obama had another chat with a queen a few days ago. Mrs. Obama held a get together with Jordan’s Queen Rania in the White House Yellow Oval Room on Thursday, April 23, 2009.  Also this week, Jordan’s King Abdullah met with President Obama.   Earlier this month, the first lady and the president had a meet and greet with Great Britian’s Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace in London.  

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Bo (the new First Dog) arrives at the White House

Photos: Pete Souza/White House President Barack Obama has fulfilled a campaign promise to his daughters Malia and Sasha; they finally got the dog they had been hoping and wishing for and quickly named him Bo. The six-month-old Portuguese water dog is a gift from Senator Edward M. Kennedy who has several Porties. For a while there, Bo was the best kept secret in Washington, D.C. An official debut was set for Tuesday, but word of the new first pet leaked out, according to The Washington Post.   I gotta gush a bit here. Bo... Read More →

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Planting the White House garden

Photo: The White House Blog Getting down and dirty. First Lady Michelle Obama and White House Chef Sam Kass gave some local Washington D.C. elementary students a hands on lesson in how to plant veggies in the new White House Kitchen Garden yesterday. The kids from Bancroft Elementary helped Mrs. Obama start the garden on the south lawn of the White House last month. On Thursday, they were shown how to dig into the soil and plant a variety of produce, which will be harvested later to create... Read More →

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First Lady Michelle Obama tours Notre Dame Cathedral

White House photo/Lawrence Jackson   First Lady Michelle Obama joined the wives of the NATO Summit leaders in a tour of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg, France yesterday. Built on the site of a Roman Temple in 1284, the Gothic Roman Catholic church is known for its remarkable architecture and details such as several stained glass windows and distinctive spire. Mrs. Obama is shown in the photo above listening to an interpreter with Hayrunnisa Gul, the wife of the president of Turkey. Two photos of the NATO Summit wives on tour are on The White House Blog. President... Read More →

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First couple meet Queen Elizabeth II

White House photo/Pete Souza   President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle enjoyed a private visit with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, today at Buckingham Palace. In a gift exchange, the Obamas gave the royals a special video iPod and a rare songbook by American composer Richard Rodgers. The British couple gifted the Obamas with a signed portrait of themselves. President Obama is in London for a series of meetings and the G-20 Summit set to officially get underway tomorrow. The 20 leaders of the world’s largest economic powers will grapple with... Read More →

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First Lady gets help planting a White House garden

  White House photo/ Joyce N.Boghosian   Veggies and herbs will soon be sprouting on the south grounds of the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama and about two dozen elementary school volunteers broke ground for a kitchen garden last Friday. The kids and the First Lady appeared pretty handy with the shovels, pitchforks, and rakes. The fifth-graders from local Bancroft Elementary School will help work the spring garden. In the weeks ahead, lettuce, peas, spinach, collard greens, carrots, radishes, broccoli, onions, and kale will be planted along with herbs like sage, garlic, chives, and... Read More →

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First Lady Michelle Obama volunteers at a soup kitchen

                                                   photo from   First Lady Michelle Obama continues to reach out to the less fortunate and she encourages others to do the same. Last Thursday, the first lady took time out from her busy schedule to serve food to the homeless at Miriam’s Kitchen, a non-profit organization, in Washington, D.C. Miriam’s Kitchen strives to provide healthy nutritious meals. On the menu, mushroom risotto cooked in chicken stock, morning glory muffins with apples, carrots and pecans, fresh baked whole wheat rolls, and fruit salad.  On The White House Blog,... Read More →

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White House News: Michelle Obama & Stevie Wonder

 White House photo/ Joyce N. Boghosian from   This is the official portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama. It was released yesterday and yes, continues to fuel the controversy over the first lady’s propensity to go sleeveless. According to the Mrs-O website, this stunning black dress is from Michael Kors’ spring 2009 collection. In my opinion, this time Michelle scored high marks on three levels: the dress is appropriate and it showcases her personal style and personal preference. Whether you’re a fan or not, you’ve gotta admit the... Read More →

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