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1 year 5 months ago

First Lady will visit Naval Academy today

The First Lady heads to the Naval Academy today. Ms. Obama will be there to meet service members. The First Lady is stopping at the school before joining Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley when he signs a bill allowing veterans who apply for professional licenses to get credit for their military...

1 year 6 months ago

Michelle Obama highlights obesity progress in MS

WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is highlighting Mississippi's progress toward reducing childhood obesity. At an appearance Wednesday to celebrate the third anniversary of her own effort against childhood obesity, the first lady said Mississippi is inspiring other states and communities across the country. She is citing new research...

1 year 11 months ago

First Lady campaigns at Fountain Middle School

About two thousand people turned out at Fountain Middle School on Wednesday to hear First Lady Michelle Obama speak. The First Lady reminded people that President Obama inherited a sinking economy when he stepped into office; banks weren't lending, homes were being foreclosed on, and the auto industry was...

2 years 3 months ago

Michelle Obama speaks to Oregon State grads

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is encouraging Oregon State University graduates to live life for themselves, not for anyone else. The first lady spoke Sunday at the invitation of her older brother, Craig Robinson, the head men's basketball coach at Oregon State. She says the siblings learned...

3 years 1 week ago

Restaurants get behind the first lady's plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The company that owns the Olive Garden, Red Lobster and four other popular restaurant chains is following Michelle Obama's lead and pledging to reduce the calories and sodium in its meals and overhaul its kids' menu. Drew Madsen, president of Darden Restaurants, tells The Associated Press...

3 years 8 months ago

Michelle Obama helps track Santa

HONOLULU (AP) - Want to know where Santa is? Just ask Michelle Obama. The first lady is answering calls from children checking in with the "Tracks Santa" program of the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs. With the help of NORAD's Santa Route Schedule, Mrs. Obama is telling...

4 years 2 months ago

House bill would make school lunches healthier

House Democrats are moving forward on first lady Michelle Obama's vision for healthier school lunches, propelling legislation that calls for tougher standards governing food in school and more meals for hungry children. The bill approved by the House Education and Labor Committee Thursday would allow the Agriculture Department to...

4 years 7 months ago

Super Bowl Sunday at the White House

President Barack Obama and the first lady are ready for some football. The first couple will host a Super Bowl party Sunday for lawmakers, Cabinet members and service members who were injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their families. That's if their guests can make it through the aftermath of...

4 years 9 months ago

Toys For Tots

Toys for Tots is feeling the pain of the economy. Donations are down this year. First Lady Michelle Obama is in Virginia today promoting the program. If you would like to donate to Toys for Tots in the Pikes Peak Region, click here .

4 years 10 months ago

First lady coming to Colorado next week

First lady Michelle Obama is coming to Colorado next week. The White House says that Mrs. Obama will be in Denver on Monday as part of a leadership and mentoring initiative. She plans to meet with national and local women leaders at the governor's mansion for a luncheon discussion....

4 years 11 months ago

Olympics decision stuns Chicago crowd

Bewilderment and disappointment sum up the reaction in downtown Chicago to word that the Windy City won't be hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics. The crowd in Daley Center gasped, then stood in stunned silence after the International Olympic Committee eliminated Chicago in the first round of voting. The rejection came...

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