Obama girls to hit teen milestones in White House

By Connie Cass

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Jan. 21 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

There's been lots of speculation that Mrs. Obama, who turns 50 next year, may design her own transformation in the second term, when she'll be freed from the pressure of her husband's re-election. Will the first lady who dubbed herself "mom-in-chief" add to her portfolio of family-centered causes? The White House isn't yet saying.

Some feminists want to see the Harvard Law School grad take on a more forceful public role. Not all of her fans are so sure.

"I like the roles she's taken on with troops, with health, with children," said W. Faye Butts, 68, an enthusiastic Obama supporter who traveled from Macon, Ga., for the inaugural. No need to try to do more: "She has a family to raise, that's her first priority."

Associated Press writers Richard Lardner, Matthew Barakat and Darlene Superville contributed to this report. Follow Connie Cass on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ConnieCass

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