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May 3, 2009

Sunday's LKL: Michelle Obama's First 100 Days

Posted: 06:00 PM ET

artmichelleobamawhitehouseTonight, we're talking about Michelle Obama!  Her husband marked 100 days in office this week.  She ALSO marks 100 days in her job as first lady.

She was a lightening rod for some during the 2008 campaign!  And, who can forget the controversial "fist bump" with her husband?   Now, some compare her to Jackie O! Others call her a style icon and a role model for women around the world.  Our panel discussion tonight on "Larry King Live," at 9 p.m., ET.

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April 30, 2009

Thursday's "Question of the Day!"

Posted: 06:04 PM ET

artmichelleobamawhitehouseTonight, we're talking about Michelle Obama!  Her husband marked 100 days in office yesterday.  She ALSO marks 100 days in her job as first lady.

And, we want to know what you think!

She was a lightening rod for some during the 2008 campaign!  And, who can forget the controversial "fist bump" with her husband?   Now, some compare her to Jackie O! Others call her a style icon and a role model for women around the world.

We're asking YOU to sound off in our "Question of the Day!"

"WHAT IMPACT HAS MICHELLE OBAMA HAD ON YOU?"

CLICK HERE to comment and then tune-in tonight for the live show at 9 p.m., ET.  We just may use your comment on the air!

1) Stay on topic.
2) Keep it short
3) No curse words

4) No links

5) Use a name (no initials or screen names)

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April 1, 2009

Tina Brown – Michelle Obama fit for a Queen

Posted: 08:35 AM ET

by Tina Brown, Editor-in-Chief and Founder of thedailybeast.com – Tina was on LKL last night talking about the Obama's trip and here are her thoughts!

The excitement British women feel about the arrival of Michelle Obama in London for the G-20 summit is spiked with awe. She’s so big-time. So self-confident. So devoid of rainy, British diffidence. In a country where most political wives and female members of Parliament are the stylistic equivalent of a tufted ottoman, Michelle’s kind of striding self-assurance, glamour, and broad demographic appeal feels thrillingly 21st-century. The fact that she's African American adds an inspirational magic.

It was smart of France’s ravishing first lady, Carla Bruni, to let her husband go to the conference without her. The second Madame Sarkozy was a big wow when she visited London last March, but she’s a shrewd enough PR hand to know she would suffer in comparison to the first and only Mrs. Obama. Carla is old news next to Michelle. Sure, she’s more beautiful in the cover-girl sense—looking good is her profession, after all—but an Italian heiress who strums the guitar and made a predatory move on France’s reigning little Napoleon isn’t the best poster girl for the scariest economic downturn since the 1930s.

The Brits went off Carla almost as soon as she was back in Paris. That fake-demure little Dior suit she wore to lunch with Queen Elizabeth seemed in retrospect like the kind of get-up a reformed hooker might wear to meet her latest CEO for lunch at the Savoy.

One of the many appeal points of Michelle to the Brits is that her casual elegance feels as if it came out of her own closet on her own salary. The clean lines of Mrs. Obama’s jewel-colored shift dresses, skinny cardigans, and ballet flats have that effortless air that always gets high marks in dress-down Britain, where “she’s trying too hard” is the ultimate putdown.

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March 20, 2009

Michelle Obama's new project: a WH garden

Posted: 09:07 AM ET

 

By Jane Black/Washington Post Staff Writer

For more than a decade, food activists have rallied, cajoled, even pleaded for a vegetable garden on the White House lawn. Now they're finally going to get it.

Today, first lady Michelle Obama will host a groundbreaking for a White House kitchen garden on the South Lawn. She will be joined by students from Bancroft Elementary in Northwest Washington, , whose participation in the project will continue past today, as they help with planting in the coming weeks and harvesting later this year.

The 1,100-square-foot garden will include 55 kinds of vegetables, including peppers, spinach and, yes, arugula. (The selection is a wish list put together by White House chefs.) There will also be berries, herbs and two hives for honey that will be tended by a White House carpenter who is also a beekeeper. The chefs will use the produce to feed the first family, as well as for state dinners and other official events.

The White House will use organic seedlings, as well as organic fertilizers and organic insect repellents. The garden will be near the tennis courts and be visible to passersby on the street. The whole Obama family will be involved in tending the garden, White House spokeswoman Katie McCormick Lelyveld said.

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March 3, 2009

Cafferty: Michelle Obama off to a great start

Posted: 08:39 AM ET

by CNN's Jack Cafferty

I think I am developing a crush on America's first lady. Michelle Obama is more compelling than her husband. He's good, but she's utterly fascinating.

Mrs. Obama has blown away the stale air in a White House musty from eight years of the Bushes. It's like the sun came out and a fresh spring breeze began wafting through the open windows.

It's the people's house, and Michelle Obama totally gets it. So much so that she has taken to inviting people in from the streets to see her home. Nice touch - one completely lacking in her recent predecessors.

Watch her when she visits a local school and you see the warmth and affection she instantly triggers in people. Kids are pretty much totally honest with very good BS-detectors. If they sense you're a phony, forget it. But around the first lady, they want to hug her and laugh with her and tell her stories.

READ MORE of Cafferty's commentary HERE

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