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.
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 …
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 …
Pie-Seizing President Pushes Salad Upon Citizenry
The Campaign Spot, back in May 2008:
Jeff Dobbs, a little while back, saw Michelle Obama’s statement that “The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is …
A thought to add to today’s editorial on Michelle Obama’s child-nutrition program, which has stalled in the House because it would be funded, in part, by cuts to the food-stamp program. I’m no fan of the welfare …
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.
This is the home page of WhiteHouse….
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 …
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 …
Examining Obama's Schedule in the Final Days
Via Mike Allen’s morning newsletter at Politico:
AP’s Julie Pace: “Obama will headline rallies in Bridgeport, Conn., and Chicago, and participate in a canvassing event in Philadelphia on Oct. 30. The next day Obama will head to Cleveland with …
How's Michelle's Trip Playing in That Demonized Las Vegas?
Michelle Obama would get less grief about a couple hundred grand being spent on her trip to Spain if her husband hadn’t, say, ripped into companies holding conventions in Las Vegas:
“You can’t go take a trip to …