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“Michelle Obama On Gospel Music: ‘When There’s Struggle, Gospel Music Is That Ray Of Hope’


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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 14: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) speaks as musicians Rhiannon Giddens (R) and Darlene Love (L) listen during a workshop for students on 'The History of Gospel Music' April 14, 2015 at the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady hosted middle school, high school and college students from across the country to participate in the interactive workshop for an overview of the origins of gospel music, discussions on important artists and | Alex Wong via Getty Images

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 14: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) speaks as musicians Rhiannon Giddens (R) and Darlene Love (L) listen during a workshop for students on ‘The History of Gospel Music’ April 14, 2015 at the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady hosted middle school, high school and college students from across the country to participate in the interactive workshop for an overview of the origins of gospel music, discussions on important artists and | Alex Wong via Getty Images

“Rush Limbaugh Insanely Claims Liberals Want To Use Ticks To Force People To Be Vegetarians”


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“First Lady Michelle Obama ‘I’m First’ Video”


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First Lady Michelle Obama taped this special video message as part of the “I’m First” project, which lifts up the stories of first-generation college students to inspire future generations. Learn more at http://www.imfirst.org/

“Obama’s options on voting rights and delays”


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By Jessica Yellin

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(CNN) – 102-year-old Desiline Victor is among first lady Michelle Obama‘s guests at the State of the Union Tuesday – and her example is meant to drive home President Barack Obama’s commitment to protecting voting rights made during his inaugural address. In that speech he said, “Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote.”

Victor, a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Haiti, waited in line for three hours to cast an early vote ballot in Florida. According to voting rights advocates who know Victor’s story, when she returned later in the day other people in line urged election officials to get her in to vote. It was her second time filling out a ballot since she became a citizen in 2005.

The president’s power to alter voting practices is limited. Only Congress has the power to create national standards. Voting rights advocates are calling for uniform rules around early voting, voter identification laws and means of registration but this cannot be done by executive action.

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“OBAMA ON CLINTON: I’M GOING TO MISS HER” 3


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President Barack Obama says Hillary Rodham Clinton will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state the nation has ever seen. He tells this to Steve Kroft with Clinton sitting beside him in the Blue Room of the White House, in their first joint interview conducted today for broadcast on 60 Minutes, Sunday, Jan. 27 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The joint interview is the only U.S. interview the president has ever given with anyone other than his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama.  FULL ARTICLE

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“Obamas party with 30,000 close friends”


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Washington (CNN) — After celebrating his second inaugurationwith a throng estimated at about 800,000, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spent the evening at more intimate affairs: 30,000 guests at two inaugural balls.

The Obamas first swung by the Commander in Chief’s Ball, where they danced in front of a sea of cell phone cameras to Jennifer Hudson‘s performance of Al Green‘s classic “Let’s Stay Together.” They then switched partners: the first lady danced with Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Timothy D. Easterling and the president danced with an Air Force Staff Sgt. Bria D. Nelson.

Obama sang a bit of the same song at a campaign fundraiser in Harlem last year.

The first lady wore a custom, ruby-colored gown designed by Jason Wu, who also designed her inaugural gown in 2009, and the president wore a tuxedo and white tie.

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, also appeared at the two balls, dancing to Jamie Foxx performing Ray Charles‘ “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” Foxx portrayed the singer in the movie “Ray.”

The Bidens also switched partners with military members, the vice president dancing with Army Staff Sgt. Keesha Nicole Dentino and Mrs. Biden with Navy Petty Officer Patrick Figueroa.  FULL  ARTICLE

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Whitehouse: Seasons Greetings


Weekly Address: The President and First Lady Extend a Holiday Greeting and Thank our Troops for their Service

In this week’s address, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, and thank our brave troops and their families for their service. The President and First Lady ask the American people to visit JoiningForces.gov to find ways to honor and support our veterans and military families, and say that we must all come together, as we always do, to care for each other during this holiday season.

Watch President Obama’s weekly address.