Tag Archives: Michelle Obama

Obamas Address Unrest In Message To Class Of 2020

Deadline reports: As in previous public statements of late, Obama never said the name Donald Trump, but left no one unclear who he was spotlighting as gaslighting the divisions in America for personal and ideological gain. “Democracy isn’t about relying on some charismatic leader to make changes from on high,” he proclaimed. “It’s about finding hope in ourselves, and creating …

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Netflix Doc On Michelle Obama To Debut On May 6th

The Hollywood Reporter reports: A documentary feature about Michelle Obama — the existence of which has been kept top-secret for months — will be made available worldwide on Netflix on May 6. Becoming, like reigning best documentary feature Oscar winner American Factory, originated from Higher Ground, the production company run by former President Barack Obama and the former first lady, …

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Biden Would Pick Michele Obama “In A Heartbeat”

Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate reports: Joe Biden says he would take Michelle Obama to be his running mate for the 2020 presidential election. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee told KDKA’s Jon Delano that the former first lady would be a strong addition as VP if he thought she would accept the nomination. “I’d take her in a heartbeat,” Biden said …

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Michelle Obama To Support Push For Mail-In Voting

Axios reports: Michelle Obama will throw her support today behind expanding vote-by-mail options, advisers tell Axios, with her voting rights group embracing legislation before Congress amid coronavirus fears. Why it matters: It’s the first time the celebrity-backed organization has endorsed federal legislation — and it comes as Democrats await the Obamas’ return to the political stage to help Joe Biden. …

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DETROIT: Michelle Obama Cancels GOTV Rally

Reuters reports: A get-out-the-vote rally with Michelle Obama is getting canceled due to coronavirus fears. The former first lady was poised to be on-hand on March 27 at the kick-off rally for When We All Vote in Detroit. In a Wednesday message, the organization — a nonpartisan group that works to increase voter participation across the country — told supporters …

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Another School To Be Named For Michelle Obama

Via press release: The West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously tonight to rename one of its elementary schools after former First Lady Michelle Obama. The Board’s vote makes the school the first in Northern California and the second in the state named after the former first lady. The Board considered the proposal after receiving a …

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Biden Jokes About Michelle Obama As Running Mate

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden quipped Tuesday that he would “love” for former first lady Michelle Obama to serve as his own vice president. At a campaign stop in Muscatine, Iowa, Biden was asked if he would consider appointing Obama to the Supreme Court. “Yeah, I would, but I don’t think he’d do it,” Biden responded. “He’d …

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Michelle Obama Wins Grammy For Best Spoken Word

The Associated Press reports: Michelle Obama is a Grammy winner. The former first lady won her first Grammy Award on Sunday for best spoken word album for the audio book of her 2019 memoir “Becoming.” Obama was not on hand to accept the award handed out at the Staples Center in Los Angeles during the Grammys pre-telecast ceremony. Her husband, …

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USDA Guts Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program

The Washington Post reports: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has taken another whack at former first lady Michelle Obama’s signature achievement: Establishing stricter nutritional standards for school breakfasts and lunches.  On Friday, USDA Deputy Under Secretary Brandon Lipps announced new proposed rules for the Food and Nutrition Service that would allow schools to cut the amount of vegetables and fruits …

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Michelle Obama To Launch Instagram Video Series

Axios reports: Former First Lady Michelle Obama is partnering with the digital media company ATTN: to launch a video series on IGTV, Instagram’s video platform. “A Year of Firsts” shows inspiring stories about students navigating their first year through college. Why it matters: The Obamas have maintained a strong media presence through civic media projects on newer tech platforms. The …

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Michelle Obama Tweets Encouragement To Greta

The Hill reports: Former first lady Michelle Obama sent a message of encouragement to 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg early Friday morning after she faced ridicule from President Trump, telling the teenager to “ignore the doubters.” Trump tweeted Thursday that it was “ridiculous” that Time magazine chose Thunberg as its 2019 “Person of the Year,” an honor he was …

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Tucker Carlson: Obama Hasn’t Endorsed Biden Because Michelle Might Still Enter The Presidential Race [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday speculated that former President Obama has not backed his former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race because his wife, Michelle Obama, may still enter the 2020 presidential race — despite her numerous previous comments insisting she won’t run for president. “Don’t bet against Michelle Obama,” Carlson said …

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Lizzo And Lil Nas X Dominate 2020 Grammy Noms

The New York Times reports: Lizzo, a charismatic new pop and R&B star, has been nominated for eight prizes at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, leading a class dominated by fresh faces like Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X. Lizzo spent much of the last decade as a struggling rapper and singer, but broke through this year with hits like …

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Mike Huckabee: Michelle Obama’s Successful Book Tour Is A “Ringing Endorsement For The Trump Economy”

“I’m going to be very clear about this, good for Michelle Obama. She is practicing capitalism in the private sector and I say why the heck not. My speeches never get $4,200 a ticket, but for $4.20 I’ll speak in a Holiday Inn breakfast room and everybody just has to share their eggs and biscuits with me. That’s all they …

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Obamas-Produced Netflix Doc Likely Oscar Contender

Quartz reports: Donald Trump loves to brag that his NBC reality TV show, The Apprentice, was twice nominated for an Emmy award. (It never won, a fact the US president blames on politics.) That’s neat, but his predecessor in the White House will probably be nominated for an Oscar next year—and has a good shot to win. American Factory, a …

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Michelle Obama: “Zero Chance” I Run For President

From a profile published by Amtrak’s magazine, The National: A lot of people want you to run for president. You’ve publicly said that you aren’t interested, but everyone says that until they actually run. Just between us, if you thought the country needed you and you thought you could really help our nation, is there even a one percent chance …

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Michael Moore: Only One Person Can “Crush” Trump

Yahoo News reports: Director and liberal activist Michael Moore said that the only person who could ‘crush’ President Trump in the upcoming election is Michelle Obama. Moore was on MSNBC following Wednesday night’s presidential debate. He said that four candidates — former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Stunning Supercut Compares How Fox Treated Michelle Obama Vs How They Treat Melania

The Associated Press reports: The news outlet NowThis has attracted attention with videos that illustrate inconsistencies by Fox News personalities, like one posted today that contrasts the news network’s treatment of Michelle Obama with her successor as first lady, Melania Trump. Clips show Fox commentators criticizing Michelle Obama’s wardrobe, saying she needed to drop a few pounds and calling her …

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Michelle Obama Reminds Trump: It’s Our America

Agence France-Presse reports: Former first lady Michelle Obama added her voice to the Democratic outcry following President Donald Trump’s attack on four ethnic minority congresswomen, saying “there’s a place for all of us.” “What truly makes our country great is its diversity… Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there’s a place for all of us,” Obama tweeted, …

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Poll: Michelle Obama Is World’s Most Admired Woman

From a survey released today by YouGuv: Michelle Obama has supplanted Angelina Jolie as the world’s most admired woman, according to YouGov’s annual study of which public figures the people of our planet look up to. In fact, the American actress, filmmaker and humanitarian has fallen from first place last year to third place this year, with US talk show …

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