She The People: Michelle Obama


Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 10/21/2012

Michelle Obama and Ann Romney: Compare and contrast

Short summary of story

By Annie Groer  |  12:57 PM ET, 10/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ann romney, Campaign 2012, Michelle Obama

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Michelle Obama: ‘I haven’t had time to … reflect’ on being first black first lady

One of the topics Michelle Obama has spent little time talking about during her time as first lady is race.

By Krissah Thompson  |  02:41 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Could Michelle Obama get away with Ann Romney’s ‘fire’?

SHE THE PEOPLE | When does testiness cross over into anger? Whatever you want to call it, Ann Romney is showing the signs.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:05 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, black women, Jan Brewer

Posted at 09:59 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Jill Biden makes unintentional sexual joke and gets laughs

By Suzi Parker  |  09:59 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jill Biden, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney, John McCain, sex, jokes, politics, 2012

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 09/06/2012

John Sununu questions cost of Michelle Obama’s dress

He’s questioned that the Tracy Reese dress that first lady Michelle Obama wore for her Tuesday night speech in Charlotte cost only $350.

By Suzi Parker  |  05:03 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Sununu, Michelle Obama, Ann Romney, Tracey Reese, Oscar de la Renta, Fashion Week, Jackie Kennedy, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, first ladies, Charlotte

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 09/04/2012

First lady Michelle Obama previews her all-important speech

She is one of team Obama’s most popular members and powerful assets, and a lot is riding on her Tuesday night prime-time address.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  06:32 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, DNC, Charlotte, speech, Ann Romney, Mitt Romney

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Michelle Obama shares Leno stage and conversation with Gabby Douglas

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:14 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama, Gabby Douglas, Ann Romney, Jay Leno, Olympics, Tonight Show

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 08/02/2012

More Obama derangement syndrome, this time in racist tweet from Puerto Rican political adviser

SHE THE PEOPLE | Puerto Rican political adviser gets in a simian reference and a bow to birther-ism.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  12:16 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, racist tweet, Puerto Rico, Heidi Wys, Obama derangement syndrome

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 07/30/2012

So Michelle Obama’s jacket cost $6K. What did Mitt wear?

The first lady sported a $6,000 jacket this weekend. Ann Romney caught flak for wearing a $990 t-shirt. But just how much do the president and Mitt Romney spend on their wardrobes?

By Diana Reese  |  05:58 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Obama, Ann Romney, clothes, wardrobe, $6, 800 jacket, $990 t-shirt

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Michelle Obama on ’12 versus ’08: ‘There isn’t much of a difference this year’

When I asked the first lady, she said, “When I’m out there on the campaign trail I feel it the same way that I did three and a half years ago.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michelle obama, ann romney, swing states, iowa, north carolina, virginia, barack obama, mitt romney

Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Sorry, but Ann Romney and Michelle Obama are full campaign partners, and totally fair game

They’re raising money and answering questions, not sitting home asking how it went. So when are we going to stop pretending campaign spouses ought to be “left alone”?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  08:06 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rafalca, Michelle Obama, Ann Romney, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Refalca, dressage, Lawrence O'Donnell, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, campaign spouses, It Takes One, you people

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Wives and children on board as candidates battle for Hispanic vote

Expect more outreach with a home-style flavor, appeals to traditional values and pictures of multigenerational harmony from both the Obama and Romney camps.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  04:28 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, barack obama, michelle obama, hispanic, vote, elections

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 07/12/2012

Why Michelle Obama’s very American story still causes a stir

It’s obvious from just a glance into the faces of Americans of every race that we’re all mixed up, and that many white Americans are not as white as they suppose.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:13 AM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michelle obama, barack obama, slavery, american history, african american, women, discrimination

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 07/05/2012

Ann Romney, Michelle Obama face off over cookies

In fact, the competition is the (edible) Ohio of presidential politics; every winner of the contest has gone on to live in the White House except one.

By Suzi Parker  |  11:42 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Cindy McCain, cooking, domesticity, Pinterest

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Ambassador Anna Wintour?

No wonder the 62-year-old Vogue editor-in-chief is hosting glittery events for Barack Obama.

By Suzi Parker  |  09:35 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anna Wintour, Sarah Jessica Parker, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Asma al-Assad, Vogue, ambassadorship

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Does Sarah Jessica Parker's Obama ad cheapen the White House?

SHE THE PEOPLE | The “Sex and the City” star is holding a raffle to attract small-dollar donors.

By Suzi Parker  |  01:28 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sarah Jessica Parker, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, Donald Trump, 2012, fashion, Sex and the City

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 05/03/2012

What we might learn -- but can’t know -- from a candidate’s wife and girlfriends

Do we award extra points to Mitt Romney, who has never given his wife Ann any cause to whip off her $990 shirt? Yes, actually.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  05:26 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Edwards, Elizabeth Edwards, Cate Edwards, Rielle Hunter, Edwards trial, campaign finance trial, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Genevieve Cook, David Maraniss, "Barack Obama: The Story", Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, $950 blouse

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Ann Romney's $990 T-shirt is indicative of a tone-deaf campaign

SHE THE PEOPLE | The colorful top with a whopping price tag is indicative of a tone-deaf campaign.

By Suzi Parker  |  02:31 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ann Romney, Mitt Romney, Michelle Obama, John McCain, fashion

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Duran Duran and the bitter politics of the Olympics

Are we even going to fight over the music?

By Suzi Parker  |  10:16 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Duran Duran, Olympic Games, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, London

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Michelle Obama, paradox

She’s a “transformative, liberationist” figure despite the ballgowns and gardening, argues a well-known professor of black women’s studies.

By Krissah Thompson  |  02:41 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michelle obama, first lady, black studies

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Is ‘doing it all’ the only right answer?

Isn’t there a little corner of Michelle Obama’s message that takes pride in doing more than her fair wifely share?

By Melinda Henneberger  |  05:56 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donna Britt, "Brothers (& Me): A Memoir of Loving and Giving," by Donna Britt, Jodi Kantor, "The Obamas," by Jodi Kantor, Michelle Obama