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 ‘…
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 …
It’s the Diet Coke That Makes It a Light Meal
In the Tuesday Morning Jolt, you’ll find lots of commentary and reaction to the twists and turns in the debt-ceiling negotiations, as well as . . . well, weightier matters . . .
How Dare Michelle Obama Eat Like . . . Like . . . Well, Me!
I’m one of …
This Will Lead to a ‘Federal Pedestrian Management Agency’
If you’re not subscribing to the Morning Jolt, you missed this in today’s edition:
Look, Mom, I’m Exercisi-AIEEEEEEE!!
Instead of “Let’s Move,” perhaps the First Lady should have called her youth exercise …
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 …
Our Ambitious President’s Demonization of Ambition
Over at Human Events, John Hayward looks at Obama’s speech in Scranton to note the strange phenomenon of a man who has reached the heights of power and wealth through the public sector demonizing those who seek to reach …
Michelle Obama: Barack ‘Is Better Prepared Than the People Briefing Him.’
Michelle Obama, at a Democrat party fundraiser in California last night:
“He reads every word, every memo, so he is better prepared than the people briefing him,” she said. “This man doesn’t take a day off.”
1) It’s a …
When U.S. Lawmakers Visit, Foreign Governments Go Shopping
The latest U.S. State Department list of gifts from foreign leaders to American officials was released this week, revealing what foreign governments gave to President Obama, the First Lady, the cabinet, diplomatic staff, visiting members of Congress, and some …