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July 17, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
President Obama, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and three Clintons will headline the Democratic National Convention. The convention committee on Friday released the lineup of prominent speakers at the convention, to be held from July 25 to 28 at the Wells Fargo Center. Monday, first lady Michelle Obama and Sanders are to speak, along with Astrid Silva, an immigrant whom the committee described as having benefited from President Obama's policies. Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton will speak along with Mothers of the Movement, which includes women who have lost children to gun violence or police shootings.
NEWS
May 30, 2008
RE FATIMAH Ali's "Advice for the Sister": I'm not surprised that a column so quickly criticizing Michelle Obama was written by another black woman. One of the things I love about Ms. Obama is that she is herself. Most black women today are too insecure to be themselves. She obviously is a confident woman. She is brilliant and attractive. I hope and pray that she won't listen to other women and their "girlfriends" who think black women are inadequate and need "jaw reshaping" and probably weaves or extensions down her back to sling and toss to give her self-esteem.
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October 6, 2011 | BY GLORIA CAMPISI, campisg@phillynews.com 215-854-5935
MICHELLE OBAMA used a pitchfork yesterday to pull sweet potatoes from the soil of the White House kitchen garden, and Robin Shreeves of Haddonfield was there to tweet about it. Shreeves, a stay-at-home mother of two boys and an eco-friendly food blogger for the website Mother Nature Network, was among about a dozen people selected for the first White House kitchen-garden "tweetup" and the garden's fall harvest. The tweeters were participating in a series of activities surrounding Let's Move, the first lady's initiative to end childhood obesity.
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September 25, 2008 | By Joelle Farrell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Michelle Obama told a crowd of 3,000 in Southwest Philadelphia yesterday that if they want a president who understands what it's like to be raised by a single mother who relied at times on public assistance, they need to help their neighbors register to vote and cast their ballots for her husband. "Don't you want a president who brings that perspective?" she asked. "This is personal, and I know that these issues are personal for so many of you because you're feeling this every day. " The crowd gathered at the Francis Meyers Recreation Center at 58th and Kingsessing, many of whom were women with children, cheered that sentiment.
NEWS
September 30, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON - She's mingled barefoot among Aspen's elite, stirred a Vermont utility executive to tears and bucked up disenchanted New Yorkers. The 2012 presidential campaign is well under way for Michelle Obama, and the first lady is promising to put herself into the election effort like never before. More than a year out from Election Day, she is hauling in millions in campaign cash and sketching a portrait of her husband that is drawn with an intimacy that no one else could duplicate.
NEWS
February 18, 2010 | By Alfred Lubrano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Michelle Obama will be in Philadelphia tomorrow to visit two sites - one of them Fairhill School in North Philadelphia - where she will discuss her initiative to prevent childhood obesity, according to a representative. She will be joined by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to highlight the problem of so-called food deserts - large swaths of urban areas that do not have supermarkets. They will also discuss steps that Philadelphia antihunger groups have taken to bring healthy, affordable food to various neighborhoods.
NEWS
August 11, 2012 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Vernon Clark, and Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Staff Writers
Michelle Obama pushed supporters in eastern Pennsylvania to lobby just one neighbor, relative, or friend for their votes Thursday, amid concern over waning enthusiasm in the Democratic coalition that propelled her husband into office. "That one new voter you registered in your precinct, that one voter you get to the polls, that could be the one that makes the difference in this election," she told a fired-up crowd of 3,000 grassroots organizers and spectators at the University of the Sciences in West Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, FASHION COLUMNIST
First lady Michelle Obama's breezy, winter floral strapless dress Thursday night was everything . Obama joined the hubby in hosting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, at a White House state dinner in honor of Canada. As a nod to our friendly neighboring country to the north, Obama opted for a Jason Wu - the same designer she chose for both inaugural balls. Wu was born in Taiwan, but grew up in Vancouver. This phenomenal silk gown is straight from Wu's fall 2016 collection that debuted on the New York Fashion Week runways in February.
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October 28, 2011 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
Next spring, when the warm weather brings on thoughts of gardening and summer harvest, Michelle Obama will publish her first book. American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspired Families, Schools and Communities will be served up in April. It's the first book for the first lady, who went to Harvard Law and Princeton after starting out in Chicago's public schools. Her professional life has included being a lawyer, community activist, and staffer at the University of Chicago.
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NEWS
July 22, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 An unbelievable choice of words Melania Trump had no words of her own to describe her husband ("After speech, elation crumbles into crisis," Wednesday). She had to steal Michelle Obama's praise of Barack Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. There is a word that does describe the shifty huckster and his believers: unbelievable. |Bruce Joffe, Piedmont, Calif. Plagiarism taken lightly Melania Trump's plagiarism may have been one more example of the Republicans' and Donald Trump's sexism.
NEWS
July 21, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan, STAFF WRITER
CLEVELAND - Political Twitter was still aflame the morning after a sharp-eyed journalist pointed out similarities between Melania Trump's convention speech last night and the address Michelle Obama gave in at the Democratic National Convention in 2008. "Trump's laziness, incompetence and dishonesty in one," wrote the Vox staffer Matthew Yglesias. Users gleefully appended the hashtag #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes to rap lyrics and lines from famous speeches. In downtown Cleveland, more than 12 hours after the speech had aired, crowds milled on East Fourth Street as Andrea Mitchell discussed the purportedly pilfered paragraphs from MSNBC's mobile anchor desk.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
Melania Trump looked absolutely stunning Monday night as she addressed the Republican National Convention. Trump's brown tresses were perfectly beach-waved, her cheeks fabulously rouged and contoured à la Kim Kardashian. And that dress. The off-white Roksanda cotton and satin long-sleeve sheath was just lovely. The dress, named "Margot," was designed by the Serbian-born and London-based Roksanda Ilincic. According to WWD, Trump bought it through Net-a-Porter, where it sells for $2,190.
NEWS
July 21, 2016
VIDEO EVIDENCE clearly indicated that a portion of Melania Trump's speech to the Republican National Convention was copied from a passage of Michelle Obama's 2008 speech to the Democratic National Convention. The plagiarism, we can forgive. After all, the stolen passages dealt with the principles of keeping one's word, working hard and dreaming big. Such words are laudable, whether Democrats or Republicans utter them. But once the plagiarism was proved, Donald Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, arrogantly told us that it was "beyond absurd" to believe that Melania Trump would steal Obama's words.
NEWS
July 17, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
President Obama, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and three Clintons will headline the Democratic National Convention. The convention committee on Friday released the lineup of prominent speakers at the convention, to be held from July 25 to 28 at the Wells Fargo Center. Monday, first lady Michelle Obama and Sanders are to speak, along with Astrid Silva, an immigrant whom the committee described as having benefited from President Obama's policies. Tuesday, former President Bill Clinton will speak along with Mothers of the Movement, which includes women who have lost children to gun violence or police shootings.
NEWS
June 12, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Nine-year-old Ava Terosky has been cooking with her dad for as long as she can remember, making food in the shape of animals to try to get her little sister, a picky eater, to dig in. Whole wheat pancakes shaped like elephants. Sandwiches that look like dinosaurs. Apples carved to resemble playful turtles. So when she decided to enter Michelle Obama's Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a nationwide recipe contest sponsored by the White House, Ava wasn't exactly sure what she'd make, but she knew what shape it would take.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Diddy to open a school Sean "Diddy" Combs doesn't seem to do anything in half-measures. When the Harlem-born hip-hop artist-producer and entrepreneur decided to give something back to his hometown, he wasn't talking about distributing a dozen free sneakers or donating a couple of computers to the local school. No, Diddy is donating an entire school. Diddy, 46, has announced that this fall, he will open the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School. Set to serve grades 6 and 7 in its first year, the school will expand a grade a year until it's a 6-12 school.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, STAFF WRITER
AUSTIN, Texas _ Last week, POTUS came to SXSW. On Wednesday, it was FLOTUS' turn. After her husband appeared at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin on Friday, first lady Michelle Obama arrived in town on Wednesday morning, and on the day her husband was back in Washington introducing a new Supreme Court nominee, she brought along Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, actress Sophia Bush, and songwriter Diane Warren for her keynote to...
NEWS
March 13, 2016 | Associated Press
President Obama rarely takes a day off from the gym and it shows, according to his latest physical exam. The president is in excellent health, lowering his cholesterol level and gaining muscle since his last exam, his personal physician reported last week. Obama, 54, weighed in at 175 pounds, about five less than at his last assessment, in 2014. The 6-foot-1 Obama is focusing on healthy lifestyle choices and exercises daily with a focus on aerobics fitness and resistance weight training, said physician Ronny L. Jackson.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, FASHION COLUMNIST
First lady Michelle Obama's breezy, winter floral strapless dress Thursday night was everything . Obama joined the hubby in hosting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, at a White House state dinner in honor of Canada. As a nod to our friendly neighboring country to the north, Obama opted for a Jason Wu - the same designer she chose for both inaugural balls. Wu was born in Taiwan, but grew up in Vancouver. This phenomenal silk gown is straight from Wu's fall 2016 collection that debuted on the New York Fashion Week runways in February.
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