First Lady Michelle Obama will lead the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics in July, she said Tuesday.
In an effort to ease high unemployment numbers among military spouses, the Obama administration plans to highlight the need to streamline occupational licensing between states.
President Obama unveils his 2013 budget plan in front of a crowd at Northern Virginia Community College.
In "The Obamas," the new book causing a stir with its speculation about the extent of the first lady's political influence, author Jodi Kantor recounts an anecdote: A young schoolgirl tells Michelle Obama that she hopes to someday become a president's wife herself one day. "Doesn't pay well," Mrs. Obama wittily cracks.
CNN's Piers Morgan talks to author Jodi Kantor about her controversial new book "The Obamas."
Two medical education groups and 130 medical schools signed on to first lady Michelle Obama's initiative to "train the nation's physicians to meet the unique health care needs of the military and veterans communities," the White House announced Wednesday.
Pres. Obama calls out the GOP for not debating the American Jobs Act and clears up how it will affect middle class taxes.
President Barack Obama got help from his wife and his vice president Wednesday in continuing a public pressure campaign on Republicans to join Democrats in passing his $447 billion jobs plan.
The First Lady picks up dog food and toys for Bo during a recent shopping trip
She has the White House staff at her disposal, but that didn't stop first lady Michelle Obama from making a Target run in a Virginia suburb of Washington Thursday.
The First Lady pitches in to help a deserving Navy veteran on the season premiere
The First Lady will help remodel a community center for homeless veterans
CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports that Michelle Obama is in South Africa.
First lady Michelle Obama met with former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday as part of a weeklong visit to the continent, according to a spokeswoman for the first lady.
An African woman gets news that she is one of 75 chosen to meet with First Lady Michelle Obama. Nkepile Mabuse reports.
When Zimbabwean-born Brendah Nyakudya started raising funds to open nursery schools in South Africa's impoverished communities six years ago, she didn't expect that one day the project would secure her a spot at the most sought-after gathering of women on the continent.
First Lady Michelle Obama gives dating advice and encourages the dreams of a group of British girls.
First lady Michelle Obama arrived in South Africa on Monday for the start of a weeklong trip that officials have said will focus on youth leadership and education, and include meetings with key figures in the anti-apartheid struggle.
First lady Michelle Obama's official trip to southern Africa next week will focus on youth leadership and education, and will include meetings with key figures in the anti-apartheid struggle.
Michelle Obama unveils the replacement for the food pyramid, a plate that aims to help people make better food choices.
Remember the food pyramid, the old symbol that showed us what a healthy diet looked like?
Both the Federal Aviation Administration and the independent National Transportation Safety Board are investigating an aborted landing by a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama because it was too close to a military plane ahead, officials announced Wednesday.
Retired airline pilot Jim Tilmon weighs in on the incident with Michelle Obama's plane and errors in the FAA system.
Starting Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, plan to visit four states in two days to raise public awareness of the needs of families of military service members.
The First Lady lauds the "strength, pride and courage" of military families on an upcoming episode
President Barack Obama on Monday announced a governmentwide series of 50 programs and proposals to increase support for U.S. military families.
Drew Griffin reports on how and why key points were missed that may have prevented the deadly Tucson shooting.
President Obama will travel to Arizona on Wednesday in the wake of the weekend shooting there that left six people dead and 14 wounded, including a member of Congress.
President Barack Obama shook hands with Marines, took pictures, and heard Christmas tales from eager children during a visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
More than 1/3 of Americans are obese, and it's affecting both their health and wallet. CNN's Ali Velshi reports.
"An army travels on its stomach," said Napoleon Bonaparte.
Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail, there's always something that gets a laugh. Here are some of the things you might have missed.
Even on days when he's jet-lagged and probably still reeling from that shellacking in the midterm election, President Obama can't help blurting out sometimes that the perks of being the commander in chief are pretty cool.
U.S. President Barack Obama started his second day in India on a lighter note: pulling a few dance moves and celebrating a major religious festival with local students.
For a man who used to hang a framed picture of Mohandas K. Gandhi in his Senate office, President Obama declared that checking out a museum honoring the Indian independence hero's legacy was "pretty cool" Saturday.
President meets business leaders in Mumbai, showcasing U.S.-India trade deals. CNN's Ed Henry reports.
With only 13 days remaining before Election Day 2010 and early voting already happening in several states, the midterm marathon is now a sprint as Democrats work frantically to establish a beachhead to protect their congressional majorities while Republicans hope voter anger over the economy propels them into power.
At their maiden campaign event together for the midterm election, First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama mixed playful banter with a hardcore political pitch to re-elect Democratic incumbents in Ohio and across the country.
Michelle Obama makes an appearance in Milwaukee, stumping for Sen. Russ Feingold.
With his party's control of Congress teetering on the brink of disaster, an unpopular president decides in the final days to roll out his best asset: his wife, whose own approval ratings soar 20 percentage points higher than his.
The First Lady and the Disney Channel heartthrob are promoting a new health initiative
America's returning soldiers are an untapped resource of skilled and experienced leaders who can help the Clinton Global Initiative meet its goals, Michelle Obama said Thursday in a speech at the annual meeting of the group, started by former President Bill Clinton.
France's first lady Carla Bruni denied Monday that her U.S. counterpart ever told her that life in the White House was "hell."
First Lady Michelle Obama honors the victims of Flight 93 at the 9/11 memorial site in Pennsylvannia.
First lady Michelle Obama will join former first lady Laura Bush on September 11 at the Flight 93 National Memorial outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, according to a statement from the National Park Foundation.
To some she is a self-made woman and a global superstar.
President Obama addresses Gulf workers, thanking them for their efforts and outlining the response plan going forward.
President Barack Obama toured the waters off Panama City Beach by boat on Sunday as he capped a weekend visit aimed at sparking a recovery in the region hard-hit by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Was it in bad taste for the first lady to take a vacation to Spain with the American economy in its current state?
While the first lady and daughters Malia and Sasha were away for part of the weekend, President Barack Obama enjoyed what some have jokingly referred to as a bachelor's weekend with friends -- golfing, playing basketball and grilling out on the South Lawn.
The First Lady is bringing balance to the White House in her new Let's Move initiative
President Obama wasted no time in an interview on ABC's "The View" to pounce on the media for providing a culture that "loves conflict."
President Barack Obama will appear on the daytime talk show "The View" Thursday.
Cost savings could be coming this fall to a doctor's office near you. First lady Michelle Obama announced Wednesday a plan for free preventative health care services, a part of the Affordable Care Act, which goes into effect in September.
A second grader asks first lady Michelle Obama about her mom being taken away because she "doesn't have papers."
Immigration officials will not swoop in to deport a woman whose daughter asked first lady Michelle Obama about "taking people away" if they don't have proper paperwork, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman said Thursday.
A look back at President Obama's state dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
Politically sensitive issues such as immigration, border security, drug trafficking and trade took center stage in Washington on Wednesday as President Obama welcomed his Mexican counterpart, Felipe Calderon, to the White House.
Mexico's Pres. Felipe Calderon talks with CNN's Wolf Blitzer about Mexico's latest violence and his own safety.
"At our house, we talk to our girls about exercise a lot," says their mom
President Obama speaks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
It was my first chance to spend some quality time at dinner with First Lady Michelle Obama, so I decided to do what my pal Ali Velshi would probably do in the same situation: get her hooked on Twitter.
Michelle Obama arrived in Mexico City at the start of her first solo official trip as first lady.
Eleanor Roosevelt was also 5' 11," a good seven inches above Laura Bush and Nancy Reagan
The First Lady will deliver a message about her "Let's Move" exercise campaign
Michelle Obama says her call for the country to fight childhood obesity isn't about physical appearances, but rather quality of life.
Michelle Obama answers a question about the importance of improving food at schools submitted by iReporter Amie Hamlin.
Michelle Obama says that congress has to pass a health care reform bill because "doing nothing is not an option."
Michelle Obama expressed confidence Tuesday that Congress will enact some sort of change to improve the nation's health care system.
The convenience store near my house is where I first became aware of the problem.
Citing a "deficit of trust" in government by the American people, President Obama's first State of the Union address urged Congress to erode the influence of special interests and work together to confront the nation's most pressing problems.
CNN's Tony Harris asks a White House insider for a look at the President's first State of the Union address.
10:20 Address ends with Obama calling on Americans to "seize this moment -- to start anew, to carry the dream forward and to strengthen our union once more"
President Obama may be the most popular man in his administration, but according to a new national poll, he's not the most popular person.
The following is a list of the top 10 people who made the year 2009 in the United States memorable. It was compiled by CNN editor Jay Kernis, who acknowledges that it is entirely subjective. Kernis puts together a list each weekday of intriguing people, which runs on CNN.com.
President Obama -- fighting wars in two countries -- will arrive in Norway on Thursday to accept the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.
The First Lady plans an understated and "green" holiday at the White House
The first lady unveils White House holiday decorations and theme: "Reflect, Rejoice and Renew."
Unveiling the White House Christmas tree and holiday decorations, first lady Michelle Obama explained Wednesday why she chose this year's theme, "Reflect, Rejoice and Renew."
When a racist image of first lady Michelle Obama surfaced from the ugliest corners of the Internet last week to top Google's image search results, the episode shined a spotlight on the mysterious workings of search engines.
For most of the past week, when someone typed "Michelle Obama" in the popular search engine Google, one of the first images that came up was a picture of the American first lady altered to resemble a monkey.
President Obama toasted a growing U.S. friendship with India at the first state dinner of his administration Tuesday, an evening of regal pageantry and symbolic politics in a tent on the White House South Lawn.
CNN's Fareed Zakaria speaks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who is visiting Washington.
President Obama paid tribute Wednesday to those who have lost their lives in the nation's wars as well as to the men and women who currently serve.
President Obama pays tribute to those who have lost their lives in the nation's wars and those who currently serve.
The First Lady and Elmo plant vegetables, while Big Bird makes note of Mrs. O's height
The first lady of the United States has opened up the White House to the Food Network in an episode of "Iron Chef America" that will air in January.
Last week a New York Times article reported that Michelle Obama's great-great-great grandparents were a white man and a slave whom he impregnated. This story highlights the growing importance of genealogy in America.
The White House said it had no comment Monday in response to the upcoming release of a new Michelle Obama action-figure doll.
The First Lady's workout starts at 4:30 a.m. with variations of Pilates, cardio, stretching and weights
President Obama will travel this week to Copenhagen, Denmark, to make a big push for holding the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Chicago, Illinois, the White House said Monday.
Michelle Obama talks about how health insurance helped her father and daughter.
She stood by her husband throughout the contentious 2008 presidential campaign and during heated health care reform debates during his presidency.
In just 200 days, Michelle Obama has put her own stamp on one of America's most unusual political positions -- the unelected, undefined job of being first lady. And the way she's done it? It's largely through the fashion choices she's made.
President Obama spoke at the Pentagon on Friday to those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001, telling them no words would heal their pain yet calling for a renewed resolve against the ones who attacked the country eight years ago.
Al Qaeda has adapted to recent defensive steps. CNN national security adviser Frances Townsend analyzes the situation.
Former first lady Laura Bush praised the performance of her husband's successor Monday, breaking with many Republicans in telling CNN that she thinks President Obama is doing a good job under tough circumstances.
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