Patrons at 'Stars and Bucks' critique her statements. 'We already know the quotes by heart,' one says.
Aid agencies warn of a humanitarian disaster as Omar al-Bashir calls the arrest warrant a "conspiracy."
Clinton says talks will begin this weekend.
On Syria, Iran, and a Palestinian state, Israel's new leadership disagrees with the Obama administration.
For now, the first lady avoids policy issues, sticking to meet-and-greets with federal workers and citizens.
The US pledged $900 million, but said the money would not go to Hamas.
Defense Secretary Gates said Tehran was not close to having a bomb. A new report in which senior advisers to Obama participated urges further sanctions.
Without a shift in the Israeli policy that doesn’t allow building materials into Gaza, much of the $2.8 billion that Palestinians hope to raise at a donors’ conference Monday will be limited to humanitarians needs.