Michelle Obama is the first lady of the United States and wife of President Barack Obama.
Born in 1964, Mrs. Obama grew up in Chicago and attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School. She subsequently worked for a Chicago law firm, where she met Mr. Obama. They began to date, and they married in 1992. The couple has two daughters, Sasha and Malia, born in 1998 and 2001, respectively.
In 2007 and 2008 she campaigned in support of her husband’s presidential bid, and in 2008 she gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention.
As first lady, Mrs. Obama has gained international fame. In 2006 Essence listed her among “25 of the World’s Most Inspiring Women” and in 2007 Vanity Fair listed her as “10 of the World’s Best Dressed People.” Mrs. Obama champions several causes, including “Let’s Move!”, a campaign to fight childhood obesity and encourage exercise.
Joining Forces, a new White House campaign launched Tuesday, endeavors to raise Americans' awareness of the needs of troops, veterans, and military families.
Mike Huckabee, Fox News Channel program host and potential Republican presidential candidate, says fellow conservatives have criticized Michelle Obama 'unfairly' for her anti-obesity program.
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Forbes magazine ranked Michelle Obama ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and GOP figure Sarah Palin.
A recent poll asked Americans to pick their favorite first lady since 1974. It's a tie – one from a Republican and one from a Democratic administration. Hint: First names start with 'N' and 'H.'
First lady Michelle Obama met with Mexican first lady Margarita Zavala Wednesday to talk about combating childhood obesity, among other issues. Mexico's obesity strategy may hold a few lessons for the US on how to trim waistlines.
Michelle Obama and Jill Biden arrived in Haiti today on a surprise visit. Mrs. Obama toured the area near Port-au-Prince by helicopter and was scheduled to visit schools under reconstruction, before heading for Mexico.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown dissolved parliament today and set the country on course for a raucous and unusual campaign ahead of the Britain general election on May 6. As candidates jockey, signs of political Americanization abound.
First lady Michelle Obama has made childhood obesity her signature project with the 'Let's Move' campaign. Wednesday she takes the message to the national Parent Teacher Association at a National Legislative Conference in Arlington, Va.
Michelle Obama introduced the 'Let's Move' campaign to fight childhood obesity. It encourages more physical activity for kids, healthier meals in schools, and prominent food labeling.
The first lady's popular garden on the White House lawn attracts attention from international leaders and everyday Americans, who are following her example.
Google apologized over a racially offensive image of the first lady from a blog. But countless Michelle Obama pictures circulate on the Web – some flattering and some not.
Michelle Obama launches Mission Serve, a network aimed at linking veterans to community service groups, as part of efforts to aid their transition to civilian life. President Obama and the first lady honored veterans' service Wednesday.
First lady Michelle Obama hosted 120 student musicians, who took master classes from classical artists, filling the White House Wednesday with the strains of cellos and pianos.
First Lady Michelle Obama today toured Veterans Affairs Department, months after President Barack Obama bumped her from the schedule.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi called President Obama 'tanned' ... again. And this time he brought the First Lady Michelle Obama into it.
Michelle Obama asked for more community service Monday, but rising volunteerism among Generation Y suggest it has already caught the spirit.
The recession-hit town of Merced and its University of California campus hope for a big boost from Michelle Obama’s commencement speech Saturday.