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The “Evolution of Mom Dancing” starring Jimmy Fallon and FLOTUS Michelle Obama

Sunday afternoon politics break

You’ve probably already seen this but, if not, you’re in for a treat. It pretty much says all that needs to be said about why FLOTUS Michelle Obama is so danged kick ass. The “Out of Sync Electric Slide” might be my fave.

Video after the jump.

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Michelle Obama’s 2012 DNC speech with photos and transcript

Michelle 2016!

After the jump are photos of Michelle Obama during her magnificent speech last night. It was emotional and evocative and inspirational and she brought the house down.

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First official Obama rally of 2012 in Columbus, Ohio – PHOTOS & Interactive PANOS

Fired up and ready to GO!

These are a few images from the first official campaign rally for Barack Obama for the 2012 election. It took place in Columbus, Ohio at Ohio State on Saturday, May 5. At the bottom is an interactive panoramic image from the Rally and along with a panoramic still that can be zoomed in so close you can actually find yourself if you were there. Enjoy!

[LOTS of photos (and other treats) after the jump.]

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Calista Gingrich vs. Michelle Obama? Game over.

Just so we are all clear on this, if Newt Gingrich were to become president, this woman, Calista Gingrich, would be the First Lady of the United States of America.

You know, instead of Michelle Obama.


Photo by Anne C. Savage

Sorry to be superficial but I think you can tell a lot by looking at a person’s eyes and by the person they choose to spend their lives with.…

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First Lady Michelle Obama talks to children from Santa tracking station at NORAD

This is awesome. First Lady Michelle Obama speaking to children from the Santa-tracking station at NORAD. Lots more after the jump.

Photo credit: Peter Souza

OPERATOR: You’re connected, ma’am.

MRS. OBAMA: Hello, this is the First Lady, Michelle Obama. How may I help you?

MRS. HARRIS: Hi, I have my daughter right here. She’d like to speak to you.

MRS. OBAMA: I would love to speak to her. Is her name Summer?

MRS. HARRIS: It sure is.

MRS. OBAMA: Okay, I’m ready for Summer.

MRS. HARRIS: Here she is.

SUMMER: Hello.

MRS. OBAMA: Hi, Summer? Is this Summer?

SUMMER: Can you tell me where Santa is?…

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The new official First Family portrait

Now this is a fine-looking First Family:

The photo was taken by White House super-photographer Pete Souza. The last one was taken by photographer Annie Leibovitz two years ago.

My, my, those two kids are growing like weeds. They’re going to be a couple of very beautiful women, just like their mom.

So proud.

[From the White House blog]

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More hiring of military vets & spouses announced by FLOTUS Michelle Obama

After an announcement last month about a similar agreement with the American Logistics Association, there’s more good news on the hiring of vets and their spouses today from First Lady Michelle Obama:

First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Major Private Sector Commitments to Hire 100,000 Veterans and Military Spouses in Support of Joining Forces

Leading Organizations Answer President Obama’s Challenge to Private Sector to Hire & Train Veterans and Military Spouse

Washington, D.C. – Today, in her keynote address to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Business Steps Up: Hiring our Heroes event, First Lady Michelle Obama announced that the International Franchise Association (IFA) which represents 1,100 franchises has committed to hiring 80,000 veterans and military spouses by 2014.

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First Lady Michelle Obama in Detroit – October 25, 2011 – PHOTOS!

First Lady Michelle Obama made a stop in Detroit today for a Democratic fundraiser. Appearing at the elegant Book Cadillac Hotel, she was met by an enthusiastic crowd.


First Lady Michelle Obama

[NOTE: All photos by Anne C. Savage. Please do not use without permission. We're serious about that. Please ask first.]

Before the event, she met with a group of supporters.


Democratic supporters waiting to meet the First Lady



Sharing a laugh with her staff


Ready to take the stage

Mrs. Obama was introduced by State Representative Rashida Tlaib of Detroit who urged the crowd to stand up and work in the upcoming election.…

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Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden announce new initiative to hire returning veterans & military spouses

Here’s some big news I bet you didn’t hear much about this week. On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, announced a commitment by the American Logistics Association (ALA) and their 270 affiliate companies to hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2013.

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 19, 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Major Private Sector Commitment to Hire 25,000 Veterans and Military Spouses in Support of Joining Forces
270 companies committing to employ veterans and military spouses

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, while visiting Joint Base Langley-Eustis with President Obama on Day Three of the American Jobs Act bus tour, First Lady Michelle Obama announced that the American Logistics Association (ALA) and their 270 affiliate companies have committed to hiring 25,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2013.

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Michelle Obama awesomeness

I saw this photo of the First Lady, Michelle Obama, playing “doubles” vs. Serena Williams at the U.S. Open and couldn’t resist posting it.


Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters, click for a larger version.

More photos HERE.

(Yes, I have a crush on her. Yes, my wife knows.)…

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