Michelle Obama turns 50 today, and, by her own account, feels more relaxed now that President Obama’s days as a candidate for elected office are over. See the full gallery
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I love Michelle Obama and to address the most significant address of this weekend, I love her bangs. She looks good.
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Inauguration Kick Off: Scenes From The National Day Of Service
First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughter Sasha at the Kids’ Inaugural Concert event at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Saturday, Jan. 19. Along with the National Day of Service, the events kicked off the 57th Presidential Inauguration.
President Barack Obama proposed a new assault weapons ban and mandatory background checks for all gun buyers on Wednesday in a bid to channel national outrage over the Newtown school massacre into the biggest U.S. gun-control push in generations.
Rolling out a wide-ranging plan for executive and legislative action to curb gun violence, Obama set up a fierce clash with the powerful U.S. gun lobby and its supporters in Congress, who are expected to resist what they see as an encroachment on constitutionally protected gun rights.
Obama presented his agenda at a White House event in front of an audience that included children from around the country, a poignant reminder of the 20 first-graders who were killed along with six adults by a lone gunman on December 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
“While reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn’t be a divisive one,” Obama said.
You don’t get to see the behind the scenes stuff all too often. Politics. So emotional.
Putting politics aside: one of the best things that you can have in any job - whether’s it’s building furniture or playing baseball or working for a presidential campaign - is a boss who cares about his employees, and makes you feel that what you are doing is important.
President Obama tears up for four more years.
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In his victory speech on election night, Obama spoke to his daughters, saying, “Sasha and Malia, before our very eyes you’re growing up to become two strong, smart, beautiful young women, just like your mom. And I’m so proud of you guys.”
They really have grown up. Compare photos of the girls at the 2008 victory speech to now— what a difference four years makes!
Obama Wins the 2012 Election: Obama’s Complete Presidential Victory Speech
Mike, from Los Angeles, had a question for U.S. President Barack Obama. And as it was read aloud on Wednesday, by Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, it sounded like it could have come from any desperate corner in Canada: “Can you pull some strings to end the NHL lockout?”
Obama, whose arms had been crossed before the question, began to point a finger as he started to answer.
“You know, I do have a comment on this,” he said. “Every time these things happen, I just want to remind the owners and the players: You guys make money because you’ve got a whole bunch of fans out there who are working really hard.”