October 1, 2013 |
Michelle Obama wants you to drink more water, at least one more glass a day. Frankly, I think it's great. Sure, the science behind some of her claims is somewhere between iffy and debatable. If you're not dehydrated, drinking more water won't give you more energy or cure your headaches, as her office vaguely claims. But it might take up belly space that otherwise would have gone to grape soda, Red Bull or some other sugary concoction. Team Michelle won't admit this is the real agenda, insisting this is just a healthy, helpful reminder from the first lady.
September 18, 2013 |
A painting depicting President Obama was defaced at an art gallery in the Sacramento area last weekend, and the gallery owner has vowed to keep the painting on display. The act of vandalism, which was reported by news station Fox40, occurred last week at The Brickhouse Gallery near the Oak Park section of the city. The painting of Obama, which sits on the roof of the building, was spray-painted with the words "No War" and the initials NWO, which apparently stand for New World Order, a conspiracy theory.
September 11, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- First Lady Michelle Obama will headline a San Francisco fundraiser next month to benefit congressional Democrats' campaign arm, an early foray into the midterm campaign for one of the party's top surrogates. Obama will join House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi for the "Women's Brunch" on Oct. 13 at the Fairmont Hotel, according to an invitation obtained by the Los Angeles Times. Ticket prices range from $500 for one seat to $32,000 for a couple including VIP reception.
August 29, 2013 |
First Lady Michelle Obama chose to follow the summer floral trend at the March on Washington commemoration in the nation's capital on Wednesday. Obama wore an eye-catching black-and-red "Embellished Flared Frock" from Tracy Reese. The dress features scarlet flowers with beaded centers on a black background with a boatneck front and deep V back. It retails for $498 and was featured at the top of tracyreese.com An online costume company has mounted an effort to turn the Tuesday after Labor Day into Orange Tuesday.
August 17, 2013 |
EDGARTOWN, Mass. - As the White House announced an upcoming presidential bus tour to focus on a middle-class agenda, President Obama was golfing at a private club on Martha's Vineyard. When Obama wanted to show he was engaged on the deepening political crisis in Egypt, he delivered a statement from the driveway of his rented estate - then zipped off for another nine holes. After skipping his summer vacation last year during the scrutiny of the campaign, a reelected Obama embraced his week of leisure with little worry about the inevitable political swipes at a vacationing president or the collision of images Washington calls "optics.
August 15, 2013 |
Michelle Obama's latest attempt to promote her anti-childhood obesity campaign? A hip-hop album release. No, she won't be rapping. But she will be popping up in cameos for the album's music videos. The album, “Songs for a Healthier America,” will be produced by FLOTUS' Partnership for a Healthier America and the Hip Hop Public Health Foundation. With 19 songs, the record features hip-hop vets including Ashanti, DMC and Arti Green. The album's tracks are literally about food, with titles such as “We Like Vegetables,” “U R What You Eat” and “Veggie Luv.” Lucky little students in New York City schools will be the first to see the effort's 10 music videos, before they are circulated to a wider audience.
August 15, 2013 |
Orson Scott Card, the “Ender's Game” novelist who ignited a firestorm over his comments about gay marriage, has written a paranoid essay comparing President Obama to Hitler in which he suggests Obama could be planning a coup to take over the United States. In a post on his Civilization Watch blog called “Unlikely Events,” Card lays out a conspiracy-laden rant saying Obama wants to take over the country via a national police force driving around in armored cars - “thugs who will do his bidding without any reference to law” - and that Michelle Obama will be anointed to succeed him until “the Constitution will have been amended to allow Presidents to run for reelection forever.” MORE: Orson Scott Card and Superman: Stoking fan rage Card prefaces his essay by saying that as a science-fiction writer his job is to “make impossible events seem not just possible but likely.
July 20, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Shortly after she launched her signature anti-obesity initiative more than three years ago, Michelle Obama signaled she would take on a contentious issue: advertising for snacks, soft drinks, sugary cereals and fast food aimed at children. She denounced ads that use cartoon characters to push junk food. She bluntly told executives "to step it up" to improve the foods they market to children. And she promoted a White House "action plan" on obesity that praised a federal effort to come up with voluntary marketing guidelines - the most significant attempt in decades to limit ads targeting children.
July 8, 2013 |
Amanda Bynes has gone straight to the top once again, this time adding the U.S. president and first lady to her "ugly" list on Twitter. "Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are ugly!," she wrote Monday morning, adding the first couple to a list that has included Drake, RuPaul, Perez Hilton, Jason Biggs, Zac Efron, Lance Bass and more. The Obama comment was retweeted more than 16,000 times. Keep in mind, this is the same person who last week tweeted , "I Want A Million Dollars A Year For Illegally Having My Mind Read And Privacy Stolen" and has thanked outlets for making her more famous by writing about every missive she issues.
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June 7, 2013 |
When Xi Jinping visited Los Angeles last year as vice president of China, Sue Zhang dined with him. Now, Xi is China's president, and Zhang is scrambling to catch a glimpse of him during his stay in the Palm Springs area for a two-day summit with President Obama. The informal talks, which begin Friday afternoon, are a chance for the two leaders to get to know each other and discuss issues such as cybersecurity and North Korea. Xi has not scheduled any meetings with local Chinese Americans.