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June 21, 2011 | By Katherine Skiba
First Lady Michelle Obama arrived in South Africa on Monday night as she launched an official visit that will see her embrace this nation's elders as she tries to inspire its young. Obama, who is spending the week in South Africa and neighboring Botswana, will give a keynote speech to young African female leaders Wednesday in Johannesburg. She is scheduled to meet with Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 79, but no meeting is currently scheduled with Nelson Mandela, 92, the country's first black president.
March 21, 2010 | By Katherine Skiba
After President Obama was elected, his mother-in-law said she loved her family, but she loved her home in Chicago too. "The White House reminds me of a museum, and it's like, how do you sleep in a museum?" Marian Robinson had told People magazine. One whirlwind year later -- after world travel, a state dinner, retreats at Camp David and holiday extravaganzas -- it appears the first lady's mother is sleeping quite well. For Robinson, 72, life in the "President's House" has evolved from a trial run to what looks like an I'm-here-for-the-duration stay.
October 20, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas, Tribune Washington Bureau
Opening a three-day Western campaign swing, President Obama said Wednesday night that if Republicans regained control of Congress they would reinstate policies that cut taxes for the richest Americans, make it easier for companies to pollute, and let middle-class families "fend for themselves. " "This election isn't about anger; it isn't about fear," Obama told a crowd of about 10,000 people at the Oregon Convention Center. "This election is a choice, and the stakes could not be higher.
November 2, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
SAN FRANCISCO -- Oregon State Coach Craig Robinson is also known as the first brother-in-law, as his sister is Michelle Obama, wife of President Obama. So where will Robinson be on Tuesday when the presidential election is held? "That's classified information," Robinson joked Thursday during the Pac-12 men's basketball media day. Robinson then said that he'd be in Chicago, the site of President Obama's election-night rally.  Robinson obviously expects Obama to win, but by how much?
January 14, 2009 | Chris Dufresne
Oregon State's basketball coach said Tuesday he won't be available to answer questions on next Tuesday's Pacific 10 coaches' call. Reaction: This team went 0-18 in conference last season, finally scrounged up a win this month, and now this first-year coach is big-timing the media? This had better be really important. "I'll probably be standing somewhere outside," Craig Robinson joked. Robinson will go from hosting Washington on Saturday to toasting Washington on Tuesday.
USC couldn't run down Washington last weekend but chased the media out of practice Monday in the aftermath of a game at Galen in which the guards (security) had to separate the guards (Daniel Hackett and Dwight Lewis). UCLA was picked to finish first in the Pacific 10 Conference by near-unanimous consent but is tied for third with four games left after allowing 82 points at home to Washington State, a team that had to pass a collection plate to collect 44 points against USC in January.
January 12, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
AT OREGON STATE When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Ore. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 9-6, 1-2 Pacific 10 Conference; Oregon State 7-8, 2-2. Record vs. opponent: UCLA leads all time, 87-33. Update: Like the Bruins, the Beavers have been something of an enigma. They lost to Seattle University, Utah Valley and Montana before sweeping Arizona State and Arizona at home to open conference play.
November 6, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
CHICAGO -- The Obamas' election night will be a family affair. First daughters Sasha and Malia are in Chicago to share the big night with their dad. The two flew from Washington after school on Tuesday, along with their grandmother, Marian Robinson, White House aides said. The first family was slated to eat dinner together at their home in the Kenwood neighborhood, before heading to the Fairmont Hotel to watch returns. First Lady Michelle Obama's brother Craig Robinson and his family are due to join in, as are the president's sister Maya Soetoro-Ng and her husband.
April 8, 2010
Get all the fun of a spring break binge without the hangover courtesy of the very funny '80s rewind of "Hot Tub Time Machine." This kitschy trip down memory lane features John Cusack as a fortysomething underachiever who makes a return trip to a fondly remembered ski lodge of his debauched youth with BFFs, played by Rob Corddry and Craig Robinson, and his nerdy nephew (Clark Duke). The hot tub that comes with the room also comes with special powers, and in a flash, they're transported back to a time when Spandex was new and Afros were in. It's great fun, and you won't need a designated driver to get home.
June 26, 2011 | By Melanie Mason and Matea Gold, Washington Bureau
Rep. Michele Bachmann has been propelled into the 2012 presidential contest in part by her insistent calls to reduce federal spending, a pitch in tune with the big-government antipathy gripping many conservatives. But theMinnesota Republican and her family have benefited personally from government aid, an examination of her record and finances shows. A counseling clinic run by her husband has received nearly $30,000 from the state ofMinnesota in the last five years, money that in part came from the federal government.
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