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Obamas Celebrate MLK Day at Soup Kitchen

President proves he is not good at identifying taco meat

(Newser) - Barack Obama is honoring Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of service by helping a soup kitchen prepare its daily meals. Obama took Michelle, Sasha, and Malia to DC Central Kitchen, which is a few minutes away from the White House by presidential motorcade. They joined an assembly line...

Obama: If Girls Get Tattoos, Michelle and I Will, Too

'We'll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo'

(Newser) - NBC's Today show conducted an extensive interview with President Obama last week, covering issues such as gun control, North Korea, and immigration reform. But in between those little softballs, the president finally addressed the pressing question really facing this country: How will he and Michelle stop daughters Malia and...

Obamas Arrive in Hawaii
 Obamas Arrive in Hawaii 

Obamas Arrive in Hawaii

Family will spend Christmas there

(Newser) - President Obama and his family arrived in Honolulu this morning for the Christmas holiday. The Obamas have a low-key visit planned, with no public events on the schedule, reports AP . Given that talks on the fiscal cliff are on hold until after the break, it looks like the president won'...

Obama Daughters’ School Evacuated After Phone Threat

Sidwell Friends issues all-clear after suspicious phone call

(Newser) - The school attended by the first daughters was evacuated today after someone phoned in a threat, the Washingtonian reports. Sidwell Friends School has already given the all-clear for students to return to campus, after an investigation found students were not at risk. No word on whether the threat was related...

Silent Obama Girls Play Big Campaign Role

Parents' speeches focus on normal family life

(Newser) - This year, the Obama girls aren't spending much time on the campaign trail—but their presence is felt by voters, writes Jodi Kantor in the New York Times . While they don't speak much publicly, they are much spoken about by their parents. In the stories the president and...

Obama Booed for Kiss Cam Whiff

But he gets the girl in the end

(Newser) - If other presidents have gotten into hot water for macking on women they shouldn't, President Obama got jeered last night for failing to smooch his own first lady. The Obamas were watching the US men's basketball team play an exhibition game against Brazil in DC, when the never-so-clever...

Michelle Obama, Kids Hit Beyonce Show

Singer making return to stage in Atlantic City

(Newser) - Michelle Obama was with the single ladies this weekend, joining 5,500 fans at a Beyonce concert in Atlantic City. The first lady took daughters Sasha and Malia to Revel Resorts, where Beyonce performed two dozen songs last night. No sign of the president, but Gov. Chris Christie was among...

Eyebrows Raised Over Scrubbed Malia Mexico Story
Eyebrows Raised Over Scrubbed Malia Mexico Story

Eyebrows Raised Over Scrubbed Malia Mexico Story

Spring break article disappears

(Newser) - An article about Malia Obama's spring break is causing ripples across the World Wide Web: The story, which noted Malia's visit to Mexico with 12 classmates and 25 Secret Service agents, first appeared yesterday and then quickly disappeared, BuzzFeed explains. Links to most versions of the story were...

Protesters Hold 'Occupy the Dream' March on New York for Martin Luther King Day
 Occupiers March 
 for MLK Day 

Occupiers March for MLK Day

Protesters also hold rallies against Voter ID laws

(Newser) - Martin Luther King day inspired an Occupy march on New York and more traditional remembrances across the US today. Among the events:
  • Hundreds of Occupiers staged an "Occupy the Dream" march on Manhattan, stopping to chant, "The banks got bailed out, we got sold out." At least

Is Bo Obama a Pricey Jetsetter?

Nope. Bo didn't go to Hawaii with Michelle...

(Newser) - Oh-oh. The star of the Obamas' holiday card is in trouble again. After the first family got a shellacking from Sarah Palin for featuring their dog, Bo, alone, on their White House greetings, they're now under fire for transporting the dog all the way back from Hawaii just to...

Obamas: No Facebook for Malia, Sasha

Prez a big fan of Modern Family, Boardwalk Empire, Homeland

(Newser) - President Obama's elder daughter Malia is now 13, old enough to have a Facebook account, but the first couple has no intention of lifting their ban on their daughters using the site . And the girls don't mind, the president tells People , characterizing their view as, "Why would...

White House Releases New Family Portrait of Barack Michelle, Malia, and Sasha Obama
 Obamas Get New Portrait 

Obamas Get New Portrait

White House releases new family photo

(Newser) - The first family has a new portrait: President and Michelle Obama posed with daughters Sasha, 10, and Malia, 13, in the Oval Office for the new photo, snapped by White House photographer Pete Souza, notes People . Last time around, in 2009, Annie Leibovitz did the honors. Click here to see...

Obama No Fan of the Kardashians

Would you want your daughters watching that stuff?

(Newser) - In a recent iVillage interview, Michelle Obama let this little tidbit slip: Unlike, apparently, most of America , the president is not a huge fan of the Kardashians. Asked if any TV shows are off limits for the first daughters, Michelle replied, "Barack really thinks some of the Kardashians—when...

American Celebs Born on July 4
 American Celebs Born on July 4 

American Celebs Born on July 4

Really, is there anything more American than 'The Situation'?

(Newser) - While celebrating our nation's birthday, pause and raise your beer can and toast these famous Americans, born on the fourth of July. Highlights from the Daily Beast's list:
  • Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino: Which news do you find most surprising? That "The Situation" turns 30 today, or

Michelle Obama, Girls Visit Nelson Mandela

Daughters, mother join her on South African trip

(Newser) - Arriving in South Africa today, Michelle Obama met Nelson Mandela for the first time and said her husband was unhappy he couldn’t join them. “Michelle Obama certainly convinced the dignitaries she is excited to be here, and said her husband is 'pouty' that he isn't,”...

Obama's 'Second Job': Coach on Sasha's Team

President stresses importance of being a dad in radio address

(Newser) - Is there a responsibility as demanding or important as being commander-in-chief of the United States? President Obama thinks so, and it's called being a dad. On his pre-Father's Day radio address today, the president reflected on his own father's absence and discussed some of the ways he'...

Obama a Little Nervous: Malia Turning 13

President: 'I have men with guns who surround them all the time'

(Newser) - President Barack Obama concedes he's nervous about his daughter Malia turning 13 next month, but says "I'm not anticipating complete mayhem for the next four, five years." Why? Because of his wife, in part. In an ABC interview , Obama explains that his girls "for whatever...

Michelle Prods Hollywood to Show Military Families

Michelle Obama talks Joining Forces, tapes 'iCarly'

(Newser) - Michelle Obama wants to see more stories of military families on TV and in movies, so she came to Hollywood to do something about it. The first lady met with members of the writers, producers, directors, and actors unions at the Writers Guild Theater to discuss Joining Forces, an initiative...

Obama: Family Would Be 'Fine' With One Term

But says he's still got work left to do

(Newser) - President Obama says the first family would be just fine if they were just a regular family. “If I said, ‘You guys, I want to do something different,’ they’d be fine,” Obama told the TODAY show this morning. “They’re not invested in daddy...

How Restaurants Handle the Obamas

 How Restaurants 
 Handle the Obamas 

How Restaurants Handle the Obamas

Chefs try to stay cool amidst Secret Service crush

(Newser) - Barack and Michelle Obama love to eat out, but how do restaurants handle a presidential visit? David Hagedorn of the Washington Post asked chefs around town, and found that the key is to remain calm. “We are in the business of creating perceptions,” says one general manager. “...

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