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Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is the wife of the 44th and incumbent President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Obama attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School before returning to Chicago and to work at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met her future husband. Subsequently, she worked as part of the staff of Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, and for the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Throughout 2007 and 2008, she helped campaign for her husband's presidential bid and delivered a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She is the mother of two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and is the sister of Craig Robinson, men's basketball coach at Oregon State University. As the wife of a Senator, and later the First Lady, she has become a fashion icon and role model for women, and a notable advocate for poverty awareness and healthy eating. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Michelle Obama's Tribute To Maya Angelou Will Give You Chills
2014-06-09
The first lady offered an inspiring tribute to Angelou, whom she called "the master." She described how Angelou's writing strengthened her as a human being -- especially the way Angelou celebrated black women despite living in a society that constantly ...
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    Why did Michelle Obama give a Ukrainian pop star the Women of Courage award?
    2014-03-04
    On Tuesday morning, first lady Michelle Obama and Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom presented 10 women from around the world the Secretary of State's Women of Courage award. They include a pioneer of the human rights movement in ...
    (Washington Post (blog))
    1. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom and First Lady Michelle Obama Honor 10 ...
    2. US Honors International Women of Courage

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    Michelle Obama flexes policy muscle
    2014-02-27
    First lady Michelle Obama has shown this week she's got the muscle to make big things happen. She's been no stranger to advocacy efforts that back her husband's policy goals, from encouraging Americans to sign up for health insurance under the ...
    (Politico)
    1. Michelle Obama fights junk food in schools
    2. Michelle Obama Unveils Food Label Overhaul
    3. Michelle Obama Discusses Healthier Choices For Consumers At White House ...

    2013
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    Carolyn Kaster/AP
    2013-07-02
    Michelle Obama and Laura Bush united Tuesday in Tanzania for a conference on women's issues — two women from opposite ends of the political spectrum who are bound together by membership in a select club of less than 50 women, since the founding of ...
    (New York Daily News)
    1. Laura Bush: George W. Bush Once Drove Into Garage Wall After I Told Him His ...

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    ROBIN ROBERTS SITS DOWN WITH FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA
    2013-02-20
    “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts will interview First Lady Michelle Obama to discuss the third anniversary of Let's Move! and a new partnership that makes finding healthy, reliable recipes easy for busy parents, among other topics. This ...
    (ABC News (blog))
    1. Robin Roberts credits 'faith, family, friends' for 'GMA' return
    2. Robin Roberts Welcomed Back to GMA by the Obamas
    3. Robin Roberts returns to 'Good Morning America' after battling a blood disorder

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    Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan sport Michelle Obama bangs
    2013-01-18
    We had a sneaking suspicion that Michelle Obama's new bangs would take off with a, um, bang. To wit: Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan took the look for a test drive on Live with Kelly and Michael Friday. Ripa added clip-on blond fringe to her long locks.
    (USA TODAY)
    1. Kelly Ripa honors Michelle Obama's new haircut by wearing fake bangs

    2012
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    Jay Leno (6)
    2012-02-01
    Michelle Obama pushes Jay Leno to eat healthy foods (Tulsa World, Tulsa World)
    First Lady Michelle Obama pulls no punches with Jay Leno (First Coast News)
    Video: The Jay Leno joke that upset India (Los Angeles Times)
    Excerpt: BURBANK, Calif. — Jay ate the veggies. First lady Michelle Obama cajoled Jay Leno into nibbling on apples, sweet potato fries and a pizza made with eggplant, green peppers and zucchini on the "Tonight Show," breaking his long-held aversion for... (Read article)

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    Michelle Obama to Leno (6)
    2012-02-01
    Michelle Obama pushes Jay Leno to eat healthy foods (Tulsa World, Tulsa World)
    First Lady Michelle Obama pulls no punches with Jay Leno (First Coast News)
    Michelle Obama to Leno: Eat Your Veggies (Video) (TheWrap)
    Excerpt: BURBANK, Calif. — Jay ate the veggies. First lady Michelle Obama cajoled Jay Leno into nibbling on apples, sweet potato fries and a pizza made with eggplant, green peppers and zucchini on the "Tonight Show," breaking his long-held aversion for... (Read article)

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    Kansas (4)
    2012-01-19
    Kansas GOPer: I Didn’t Mean Obama Should Die When I E-Mailed ‘Let His Days Be Few And Brief’ (TPM)
    Kansas Speaker Not Resigning Over 'Death' Prayer Request for Obama (Christian Post)
    SurveyUSA poll in Kansas – Newt and Ron Paul most easily beatable by Barack Obama (RedState)
    Excerpt: that compared a picture of Michelle Obama to a picture of the Grinch and called her “Mrs. YoMama.” Jillian Rayfield is a Reporter/Blogger for TPM, and started as a News Intern in May 2009. She graduated from Cornell University in May 2008 with a degree... (Read article)

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    Baby Puts Fingers in Obama's Mouth (4)
    2011-12-26
    Watch: Baby puts fingers in President Obama's mouth (10Connects.com)
    Baby Puts Fingers in President Obama's Mouth (WLTX.com, WLTX.com)
    Baby puts fingers in Obama's mouth: Lil' Cooper Wagner's lifetime moment:(VIDEO) (Examiner)
    Excerpt: Greg Wagner, 25, and Meredith Wagner, 27. Wagner has been in the Marines for 8 years. The president and first lady Michelle Obama were visiting military families during their Christmas dinner of ham, mashed potatoes, veggies and apple... (Read article)

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    White House Poetry Night Draws GOP Ire (4)
    2011-05-12
    Rapper at White House poetry night draws GOP ire (Washington Examiner, Westport News, The Gleaner, Boston Globe)
    Excerpt: DARLENE SUPERVILLE There were love poems and folk tunes. There were classic verses and modern odes. There were sound effects and a gritty rap. Michelle Obama's evening of poetry at the White House rolled out seamlessly Wednesday night, showcasing the impact of such words on American culture. The fireworks erupted earlier, as Republicans cried foul before anyone had... (Read article)

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    White House Defends (3)
    2011-05-11
    White House Defends Common’s Invite to Poetry Event (EURweb)
    White House defends invite to rapper Common (Washington Examiner)
    Michelle Obama - White House Rep Defends Common's Poetry Appearance (Contactmusic)
    Excerpt: *The White House is pushing back against Republican critics who are riled up about rapper common being invited to Michelle Obama’s poetry event. As previously reported, the first lady invited prominent writers, musicians and a rapper to perform Tuesday night to “showcase the impact of poetry on American culture,” her office said in announcing the... (Read article)