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Michelle Obama

  1. vision 2020
    When Did First Ladies Start Speaking at National Party Conventions?Nobody expects Melania Trump to become another Eleanor Roosevelt, but at a dynastic event like RNC 2020, a speech was obligatory.
  2. vision 2020
    Joe Biden Answered the Obamas’ CallIn a speech that reinforced his convention’s themes, particularly the Obamas’ call to vote as a moral imperative, Biden picked up the torch.
  3. democratic national convention
    Kamala Harris Enters the Arena As a Happy WarriorHarris didn’t need to beat up on Donald Trump tonight. She just needed to introduce herself and sign up for a tough campaign.
  4. vision 2020
    Hillary Clinton Rose to a Painful OccasionShe occupied a much-diminished role in this convention. But she made the case she needed to make.
  5. the national interest
    Trump Burns Michelle Obama for Underestimating Coronavirus Deaths on His WatchMichelle said 150,000 Americans died. Trump notes it’s actually 170,000.
  6. intelligencer chats
    Are Democrats Pulling Off Their Reimagined Convention?The exigencies of the pandemic helped produce moments, like Michelle Obama’s speech, that would have been hard to imagine at a traditional event.
  7. vision 2020
    DNC Packs Entire Case Against Trump Into Night OneDemocrats unloaded all their Trump attack lines on Monday, as if they couldn’t count on their virtual convention drawing as large an audience again.
  8. democratic national convention
    Democrats Unveil Virtual Convention Schedule and Unity ThemePlenty of big names will appear each night, but it’s unclear whether a virtual convention can convey excitement as well as the party message.
  9. vision 2020
    Democrats Struggle to Accommodate Stars at Shrunken ConventionWith no live audience and reduced media coverage, and no incumbent president to soak up attention, Democrats will have to be careful about who speaks.
  10. racism
    Melania Trump Will Be FineHer cold reception in Baltimore belies a life of staggering insulation, even compared to her predecessor.
  11. vision 2020
    Who Should Be Joe Biden’s Running Mate (If There Is One)?Andrew Yang says Biden has talked to him about becoming his running mate. There are other names he might consider.
  12. the high life
    Barack and Michelle Obama Are Reportedly Buying a Mansion in Martha’s VineyardWho needs politics when you can have lighthouses, the gingerbread cottages of Edgartown, and a mansion with a $64,000 mortgage payment?
  13. barack obama
    The President (No, Not That One) Speaks Out On the ShootingsObama spoke clearly on a subject his successor addressed as though he was speaking at gunpoint.
  14. vision 2020
    With Some Elbow Room, Amy Klobuchar Could Have a MomentThe Minnesotan could become the candidate of Bidenism Without Biden, but she needs a lot of breaks.
  15. year in culture 2018
    Book Publishing’s No Good, Very Good Year of TrumpIn 2018, publishers cried about the president all the way to the bank.
  16. lean in
    Michelle Obama Is Done With the Gospel of ‘Lean In’At her New York City stop on her book tour on Saturday, she said of Sheryl Sandberg’s popular manifesto, “that shit doesn’t always work.”
  17. power
    Why Do Black Celebrities Cover for the Sins of Powerful White Politicians?Michelle Obama’s friendship with George W. Bush and Kanye West’s bond with Donald Trump are the latest in a trend.
  18. Behind That Viral Photo of 4 Presidents and 4 First LadiesThe photographer of that shot of the Obamas, Bushes, Clintons, and Melania Trump tells us how he got the instantly iconic image.
  19. The Obamas Aren’t Buying That Apartment on the Upper East SideA source close to the couple says that they will not be moving into 10 Gracie Square, contrary to recent reports.
  20. 2018 Could Be a Wave Election for Female Governors, TooIt looks like an unprecedented number of women — and especially Democratic women — could be elected to governorships in 2018.
  21. select all
    Whose Phone Number Did Michelle Obama Just Tweet?The former First Lady seems to have accidentally tweeted a phone number to her 7 million followers.
  22. select all
    Michelle Obama’s Awkward Facial Expressions Are the Fuel Keeping Twitter AliveThe Obamas and the Trumps met at the White House before the swearing-in ceremony.
  23. What Will Become of Michelle Obama’s Garden in a Trump Administration?The president-elect isn’t much of a vegetable fan, but the First Lady has taken steps to ensure the vegetable garden hangs around.
  24. early and often
    Trump’s Latest Clinton Jab: Michelle Obama Doesn’t Really Like YouHe keeps highlighting a subtle attack from the 2008 primary.
  25. White House Sets Trap, Warns Trump Against Attacking FLOTUSSurely he won’t take the bait, right?
  26. the obama years
    8 Years in Obama’s America, By Barack Obama and 60 Other Players and WitnessesAll presidencies are historic. But no president since at least LBJ, and probably FDR, has arrived at a moment of greater historic urgency than Obama.
  27. select all
    This Is a Powerful New Meme. I’m Sorry, But It Is.A photo of Michelle Obama hugging George W. Bush has inspired a new meme.
  28. the national interest
    Barack Obama’s Transformational Success Is Only Beginning to Come Into ViewOne of America’s greatest presidents will soon be seen as such.
  29. early and often
    Star Power, Fatigue Bring Unity to PhillyBy the end of Bernie Sanders’s speech to the DNC, the die-hard Sandernistas appeared to be mollified. Or, at least, too tired to keep booing.
  30. early and often
    Michelle Obama Elegantly Eviscerated TrumpIt wasn’t just one of the most ingenious convention speeches ever given by a political spouse, it was one of the finest convention speeches, period.
  31. republican national convention
    Melania Trump Plagiarized an Entire Paragraph From Michelle Obama’s 2008 SpeechThe campaign admits her team of writers “included fragments that reflected her own thinking,” whatever that means.
  32. sotu
    The First Lady’s SOTU Guest List(We’re talking about Michelle Obama’s box.)
  33. Another Interior-Design Mystery Strikes D.C.What happened to the White House’s chief florist?
  34. flotus
    Michelle Obama Made a ‘Turn Down for What’ VineIn which she dances with a turnip.
  35. great moments in cable news
    Fox News Pundit Says Michelle Obama Needs to ‘Drop a Few’“We’re taking nutritional advice from who?”
  36. school daze
    Kansas Parents Worried That Michelle Obama Will Upstage Their High Schoolers They want to disinvite the First Lady from a graduation ceremony.
  37. photo op
    5 Reasons Sasha Obama Looks So UnimpressedBecause she is 12.
  38. good eats
    New FDA Nutrition Labels Use Realistic ServingsNobody has just twelve chips.
  39. mobama watch
    Michelle Obama Is Now a Scandal FanShe binge-watched every season over the holidays.
  40. mobama watch
    Michelle Obama Photo-Bombs the Miami HeatTo promote healthy eating and fun.
  41. the first and most important family
    Michelle Obama Lands AARP Card, Potential Beyoncé Performance for 50th BirthdayTweets today, party tomorrow.
  42. the obamas
    Michelle Obama Staying Where It’s WarmHawaii.
  43. international affairs
    New York Post Columnist Andrea Peyser Just Loses It Over Obama Selfie Grounds for divorce!
  44. selfies
    Michelle Not Actually Mad at Obama Selfie, Says Photographer“I guess it’s a sign of our times that somehow this image seemed to get more attention than the event itself.”
  45. mobama watch
    Michelle Obama to Start Pushing College, in Addition to VeggiesShe’s wading deeper into policy.
  46. impressive things
    Malala Expresses Concerns About Drones During White House Visit “If we refocus efforts on education it will make a big impact.”
  47. caught on tape
    Obama Caught Joking ‘I’m Scared of My Wife’Even worse, he’s lying about his smoking habit.
  48. the most important people in the world
    Political Observer Amanda Bynes Critiques Obama PresidencyImpeach.
  49. flotus
    Watch Michelle Obama Leave the Stage Because of a Heckler (and Then Come Back)CNN has the video.
  50. early and awkward
    Michelle Obama Does Not Suffer Hecklers As Gladly As Her HusbandShe threatened to walk out of a fund-raiser.
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