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PARKER: Michelle Obama’s valentine to men

September 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

CHARLOTTE, N.C. There’s no point trying to find something wrong with Michelle Obama’s speech to the Democratic National Convention. It was perfection. Continue Reading

First lady’s message: Obama is just like you

September 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Michelle Obama’s message: President Barack Obama is just like you. “Barack knows the American Dream because he’s lived it,” the first lady told the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday in an address intended to reassure voters that her husband shares their values. Continue Reading

Michelle Obama’s ‘American Grown’ plants a healthy seed

July 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America” by Michelle Obama; Crown ($30) Continue Reading

First lady Michelle Obama arrives in Minnesota to meet with military families

March 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Military families are telling Michelle Obama that she came to the right place to learn about helping them when she arrived in Minnesota. The first lady is at the Air National Guard Base in St. Paul for a Friday round table discussion with eight local military family members and representatives of support groups. Minnesota National Guard member Shane Hudella says the state’s efforts to connect military families with programs could serve as a model for the nation. Continue Reading

First lady talks fitness with religious leaders

February 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Michelle Obama is spending her Saturday morning at a Florida church, talking with religious leaders about their role in helping people eat better and become more physically fit. Continue Reading

Michelle Obama defeats TV’s Fallon in White House fitness challenge

February 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

First lady Michelle Obama and Jimmy Fallon did pushups and twirled hula hoops. They competed at dodge ball and tug-of-war. And the first lady triumphed over the comedian in a climactic potato sack race.
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Obama bemoans first lady being dragged into ‘political realm’

February 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama says one of the toughest parts about being president is that his wife has been dragged into the “political realm.” Continue Reading

Leno, pushed by first lady, eat healthy foods on ‘Tonight Show’

February 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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 all-things-healthy in his diet. Continue Reading

Michelle Obama says portrayals as ‘angry black woman’ tiring

January 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

First Lady Michelle Obama tells CBS News she hasn’t read New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor’s new book that characterizes her as a behind-the-scenes force in the Executive Mansion, whose strong views often draw her into conflict with President Barack Obama’s top advisers. Continue Reading

Book: Tensions existed between Michelle Obama, president’s former aides

January 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

First lady Michelle Obama is a behind-the-scenes force in the White House whose opinions on policy and politics drew her into conflict with presidential advisers and who bristled at some of the demands and constraints of life as the president’s wife, according to a detailed account by a New York Times reporter of the first couple’s relationship. The White House had a cold reaction to the book, calling it an “over-dramatization of old news.” Continue Reading