Rolling Back Michelle Obama’s Rules to ‘Make School Meals Great Again’
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue released a plan Monday to roll back the strict health standards for school meals championed in the last administration by Michelle Obama. Requirements for reduced sodium and mostly whole grains have been relaxed, and the title …
Michelle Obama’s Christmas Lump of Coal
Just what we all need to ring in the Christmas season: un-merry millionaire Michelle Obama bellyaching about the burdens and sacrifices of public life with billionaire Oprah Winfrey.
“There’s nowhere in the world I can go and sit and …
Christie Takes a Tougher Tone against Michelle Obama’s School-Lunch Reforms
It’s been a tough week for First Lady Michelle Obama. Not only did Congress (correctly) roll back many of her school-lunch “reforms,” but, according to CBS news, she also lost a former supporter.
During a campaign stop this week …
Mrs. Obama: I Feel Alienated, and That’s Proof of America’s Racism
At the Washington Post today, Richard Cohen takes issue with critics (me among them) of Michelle Obama’s comments at the recent dedication of the New York City’s new Whitney museum. After a few unpleasant words about Rush Limbaugh, …
Michelle Obama Tries to Tamp Down Anger about Bergdahl and VA Scandal
Michelle Obama: ‘We Love to Embarrass’ Our Kids
The apples seem to have fallen at least a little far from the tree a bit, First Lady Michelle Obama says of her daughters Malia and Sasha. While Michelle and her husband have been known to hit the entertainment circuit …
Which Embattled CEO Was Michelle Obama’s Guest for the State of the Union This Year?
From the Wednesday Morning Jolt:
Guess Which Embattled CEO Was Invited to the State of the Union This Year?
From this year’s State of the Union Address: “Our success should depend not on accident of birth, but the strength …
Michelle Obama: Obamacare, Gun Control Require a Democratic Senate
In the interest of fairness, Michelle Obama taped some remarks to help the National Republican Senatorial Committee yesterday.
Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes was among the female candidates who gathered with the first lady for a Democratic Senatorial Campaign …
All of the Non-Michelle Speeches (Condensed Version)
Tomorrow’s Morning Jolt will feature quite a few thoughts on the first night of the Democratic National Convention. I think Michelle Obama gave about as persuasive a case as can be made for her husband’s reelection — primarily …
Michelle Obama’s Spain Vacation Cost Taxpayers $467,585
Just arriving in my e-mailbox:
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it obtained documents from the United States Air Force and the United States Secret Service detailing costs associated with Michelle …
Mrs. Obama, We Are Not Your Kids
Last month, Michelle Obama sat down with Oprah Winfrey for what many assumed would be one of those feel-good, lighthearted interviews. Past first ladies have provided similar end-of-term interviews, in which they tend to display both astonishment and relief that …
The Fifth Avenue Principle, in Force
Not every statement that trips from Donald Trump’s mouth is true, but this one was: “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose voters.” He wouldn’t lose his core, …
The First Lady’s Moving (but Untrue) Stories of Racial Slights
She’s baaaaaaaack. And she’s maaaaaad.
First lady Michelle Obama delivered the commencement address at Tuskegee University last weekend. She’ll do it again next week at Ohio’s Oberlin College — the UC Berkeley of the Midwest, Ground …
Michelle Obama, Proud to Support What’s-His-Name
Iowa’s Republican party welcomes Michelle Obama back to Iowa. The last time she was there, she spent a lot of time encouraging voters to support “Bruce Bailey” for Senate — a less than ideal endorsement for candidate Bruce Braley.
Obama Economy: Lobbyists Hardest Hit
The adorable little girl who presented First Lady Michelle Obama with her long-term-jobless father’s résumé Thursday may have been carrying on a family tradition of turning political access into opportunity, according to public records. The girl’s dad appears to …
White House Pastry Chef Leaves Post: ‘I Don’t Want to Demonize Cream, Butter, Sugar, and Eggs’
Bethany Jenkins at the Gospel Coalition explores food and healthy choices in her article “Watching What We Eat,” which mentions the White House pastry chef who recently left his post:
Under the direction of Mrs. Obama, the White House executive …
The President’s Busy Morning: Russia Announcement, ESPN Radio
This morning President Obama announced new sanctions on Russia for that country’s aggression in Crimea and threatening gestures toward Ukraine and Eastern Europe.
Then the president did an interview with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd.
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I Liked It Better When Trump’s Bombshells Were His Girlfriends
With his trademarked humility and circumspection, Donald Trump recently boasted he’s about to announce huge news about President Obama, and one rumor has already been reported: “Douglas Kass, a Florida-based investor who appears on CNBC’s talkshow ‘Squawkbox’ where …
How Real Is Barack Obama’s ‘Real World’?
President Barack Obama, who has spent almost all of his career and adult life in academia, law firms, and government, begins his criticism of Mitt Romney by declaring, “those of us who have spent time in the real world . . .”
Last week’s discussion of America’s perception of itself as a meritocracy, and whether Obama’s election helped spur more envy and appetite for scapegoats, prompted Jeff Dobbs to remind me of this observation from 2008:
In the fallout over …