Michelle Obama http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Michelle Obama en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:01 MDT Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:11:19 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657594/First-lady-asks-leaders-to-change-gender-attitudes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657594/First-lady-asks-leaders-to-change-gender-attitudes.html Michelle Obama is calling on young African leaders to change longtime "attitudes and beliefs" that harm girls and women. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:51:12 MDT Obama maintains busy fundraising schedule, even when crises occur http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657391/Obama-maintains-busy-fundraising-schedule-even-when-crises-occur.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657391/Obama-maintains-busy-fundraising-schedule-even-when-crises-occur.html Last week it was Hollywood glitterati. The week before it was Wall Street financiers. Regardless of what is going on in... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:15:00 MDT Dollars for Obama library roll in from NY, Chicago http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656740/Dollars-for-Obama-library-roll-in-from-NY-Chicago.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656740/Dollars-for-Obama-library-roll-in-from-NY-Chicago.html The first major donations to President Barack Obama's future presidential library are rolling in from New York and Chicago. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:51:11 MDT Letter: Teaching about food http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606559/Letter-Teaching-about-food.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606559/Letter-Teaching-about-food.html It is entirely possible that children learn to eat the foods they do not like. An understanding of proper nutrition is so... Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Obama lauds service members at July Fourth picnic http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656217/Obama-lauds-service-members-at--July-Fourth-picnic.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656217/Obama-lauds-service-members-at--July-Fourth-picnic.html President Barack Obama says the extraordinary sacrifices by U.S. service members are keeping America safe and free. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 18:18:38 MDT Obama encouraging family-friendly work policies http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655613/Obama-encouraging-family-friendly-work-policies.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655613/Obama-encouraging-family-friendly-work-policies.html President Barack Obama is encouraging more employers to adopt family-friendly policies by hosting a daylong summit Monday,... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 MDT The Obamas want their daughters to experience minimum wage jobs http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605530/The-Obamas-want-their-daughters-to-experience-minimum-wage-jobs.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605530/The-Obamas-want-their-daughters-to-experience-minimum-wage-jobs.html Malia and Sasha Obama would build character in a minimum-wage job, President and first lady Obama agreed in an interview with... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 16:55:51 MDT First lady Michelle Obama makes pitch for immigration overhaul http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655325/First-lady-Michelle-Obama-makes-pitch-for-immigration-overhaul.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655325/First-lady-Michelle-Obama-makes-pitch-for-immigration-overhaul.html Michelle Obama turned a flag-waving swearing-in ceremony for 50 new American citizens Wednesday into a platform to call for... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:36:58 MDT Obama considers special forces to help in Iraq http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655156/Obama-considers-special-forces-to-help-in-Iraq.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655156/Obama-considers-special-forces-to-help-in-Iraq.html Three U.S. officials say the White House is considering sending a small number of American special forces soldiers to Iraq in... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:00:00 MDT Obama: Much more needed to help Native Americans http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654972/Obama-Much-more-needed-to-help-Native-Americans.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654972/Obama-Much-more-needed-to-help-Native-Americans.html President Barack Obama says the relationship between the U.S. government and tribal nations is stronger today than ever. But... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:16:03 MDT Food fight: Poll reports few believe school lunches should be federally regulated http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604881/Food-fight-Poll-reports-few-believe-school-lunches-should-be-federally-regulated.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604881/Food-fight-Poll-reports-few-believe-school-lunches-should-be-federally-regulated.html Healthy lunch regulations are resulting in wasted food that kids won't eat, critics contend. A new poll shows that most... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 04:10:00 MDT Salt Lake City won't bid for 2016 Democratic National Convention http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604805/Salt-Lake-City-wont-bid-for-2016-Democratic-National-Convention.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604805/Salt-Lake-City-wont-bid-for-2016-Democratic-National-Convention.html Utah's capital city won't be competing to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016, despite an invitation to bid to be... Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:45:33 MDT Poet Maya Angelou remembered for wisdom, clarity http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654613/Poet-Maya-Angelou-remembered-for-wisdom-clarity.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654613/Poet-Maya-Angelou-remembered-for-wisdom-clarity.html First lady Michelle Obama lauded poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou as the first person who let her know she could be a... Sat, 07 Jun 2014 22:25:23 MDT Kenya: US Embassy ups defenses amid terror fears http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654497/Kenya-US-Embassy-ups-defenses-amid-terror-fears.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654497/Kenya-US-Embassy-ups-defenses-amid-terror-fears.html The armed U.S. Marine stood behind sandbags atop the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi and looked through binoculars. What he saw was a... Thu, 05 Jun 2014 07:58:42 MDT First lady promotes effort to end vet homelessness http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654454/First-lady-promotes-effort-to-end-vet-homelessness.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654454/First-lady-promotes-effort-to-end-vet-homelessness.html Amid a furor over the failings of federal health-care programs for veterans, Michelle Obama was putting the spotlight... Wed, 04 Jun 2014 06:47:44 MDT Kathleen Parker: Eating Michelle's lunch http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604343/Eating-Michelles-lunch.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604343/Eating-Michelles-lunch.html We can't all have a chef or send our children to private schools with meatier lunches, as the Obamas do. But we can feed our... Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:59:26 MDT Who pays for first lady's fabulous fashions? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654344/Who-pays-for-first-ladys-fabulous-fashions.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654344/Who-pays-for-first-ladys-fabulous-fashions.html Michelle Obama's fashionable clothing has become something of a given in her five-plus years as first lady. Yet her wardrobe... Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:06:57 MDT Join the discussion: Should the government mandate healthy eating in schools? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604219/Join-the-discussion-Should-the-government-mandate-healthy-eating-in-schools.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604219/Join-the-discussion-Should-the-government-mandate-healthy-eating-in-schools.html If we want to have healthy children, we need to regulate school lunches, according to a recent op-ed by Michelle Obama in the... Mon, 02 Jun 2014 08:00:00 MDT Jay Evensen: School nutrition? Why not emphasize physical fitness instead? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604066/School-nutrition-Why-not-emphasize-physical-fitness-instead.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604066/School-nutrition-Why-not-emphasize-physical-fitness-instead.html To strangle a metaphor, school lunches and breakfasts always stir political pots. But a nation that is obsessed with sports... Thu, 29 May 2014 00:00:00 MDT Oregon State fires basketball coach Craig Robinson http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653081/Oregon-State-fires-basketball-coach-Craig-Robinson.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653081/Oregon-State-fires-basketball-coach-Craig-Robinson.html Reversing his course from five weeks earlier, De Carolis fired Robinson on Monday, ending the tenure of a coach who brought... Mon, 05 May 2014 16:46:48 MDT Michelle Obama inaugurates new Met costume center http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653054/Michelle-Obama-inaugurates-new-Met-costume-center.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653054/Michelle-Obama-inaugurates-new-Met-costume-center.html Michelle Obama, one of the most fashion-conscious first ladies in decades, was joining a who's who of top designers Monday to... Mon, 05 May 2014 11:48:15 MDT White House reporters honor black journalist http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653008/White-House-reporters-honor-black-journalist.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653008/White-House-reporters-honor-black-journalist.html Harry McAlpin was standing outside the Oval Office, moments away from becoming the first black reporter to attend a... Sat, 03 May 2014 22:43:23 MDT Education theme for first lady's San Antonio trip http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652975/Education-theme-for-first-ladys-San-Antonio-trip.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652975/Education-theme-for-first-ladys-San-Antonio-trip.html First lady Michelle Obama on Friday kicked off a new "Reach Higher" initiative to encourage American students to commit to... Fri, 02 May 2014 20:28:20 MDT First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652521/First-lady-gets-resume-from-girl-with-jobless-dad.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652521/First-lady-gets-resume-from-girl-with-jobless-dad.html Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:47:37 MDT First lady announces one-stop job site for vets http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652436/First-lady-announces-one-stop-job-site-for-vets.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652436/First-lady-announces-one-stop-job-site-for-vets.html First lady Michelle Obama has announced a new online effort to link soldiers leaving the military with jobs that match their... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:32:55 MDT Democrats eye 15 cities for 2016 convention, including Salt Lake City http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652415/Democrats-eye-15-cities-for-2016-convention-including-Salt-Lake-City.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652415/Democrats-eye-15-cities-for-2016-convention-including-Salt-Lake-City.html The Democratic National Committee has asked Chicago, New York and 13 others to make a pitch to host the presidential... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652280/Obama-family-cause-a-small-stir-at-Easter-service.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652280/Obama-family-cause-a-small-stir-at-Easter-service.html President Barack Obama may have expected a quiet Easter, but his presence rallied a congregation eager to greet him and his... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:35:30 MDT Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652215/Some-countries-get-Obama-but-want-his-wife-too.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652215/Some-countries-get-Obama-but-want-his-wife-too.html When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up.... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:10:18 MDT Michelle Obama: High school diploma is not enough http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652168/Michelle-Obama-High-school-diploma-is-not-enough.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652168/Michelle-Obama-High-school-diploma-is-not-enough.html First lady Michelle Obama says a high school education is not enough in today's global economy. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:49:38 MDT Mrs. Obama, 'first dogs' visits military families http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651949/Mrs-Obama-first-dogs-visits-military-families.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651949/Mrs-Obama-first-dogs-visits-military-families.html Michelle Obama says she is shining a light on military families who are her heroes and a medical facility that treats them as... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:05:14 MDT Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651665/Obama-marks-50th-anniversary-of-Civil-Rights-Act.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651665/Obama-marks-50th-anniversary-of-Civil-Rights-Act.html A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had "lived out... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:19:13 MDT Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood for the second time http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651567/Obama-offers-solace-to-nation-at-Fort-Hood-for-the-second-time.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651567/Obama-offers-solace-to-nation-at-Fort-Hood-for-the-second-time.html President Barack Obama returned to Fort Hood on Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years... Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:06:10 MDT Photo gallery: Historical meetings of popes and US presidents http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650666/Photo-gallery-Historical-meetings-of-popes-and-US-presidents.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650666/Photo-gallery-Historical-meetings-of-popes-and-US-presidents.html Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:46:12 MDT US first lady urges Chinese students to aim high http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650487/US-first-lady-urges-Chinese-students-to-aim-high.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650487/US-first-lady-urges-Chinese-students-to-aim-high.html U.S. first lady Michelle Obama encouraged rural Chinese students to aim high and get a good education despite humble roots,... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:00:00 MDT Few fireworks or agreements expected as Obama meets with pope http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599359/Few-fireworks-or-agreements-expected-as-Obama-meets-with-pope.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599359/Few-fireworks-or-agreements-expected-as-Obama-meets-with-pope.html They're two of the world's most important leaders — Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, and Barack Obama,... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:11:21 MDT Letter: Religious intolerance http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599403/Letter-Religious-intolerance.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599403/Letter-Religious-intolerance.html The Constitution states that there is a separation of church and state; it bars government from favoring one religion over... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:00:00 MDT US first lady praised for style, warmth in China http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650358/US-first-lady-praised-for-style-warmth-in-China.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650358/US-first-lady-praised-for-style-warmth-in-China.html U.S. first lady Michelle Obama brought the importance of education to the foreground on Sunday on the third day of a visit to... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:19:58 MDT US first lady hosts education roundtable in China http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650312/US-first-lady-hosts-education-roundtable-in-China.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650312/US-first-lady-hosts-education-roundtable-in-China.html U.S. first lady Michelle Obama told Chinese professors, students and parents on Sunday that she wouldn't have risen to where... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 22:30:00 MDT US first lady meets Chinese president Xi and wife http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650194/US-first-lady-meets-Chinese-president-Xi-and-wife.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650194/US-first-lady-meets-Chinese-president-Xi-and-wife.html U.S. first lady Michelle Obama met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, the first day of her weeklong China visit, in... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 06:49:23 MDT Opportunity, risk seen in Obama's meeting with pope, advisers say http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650176/Opportunity-risk-seen-in-Obamas-meeting-with-pope-advisers-say.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650176/Opportunity-risk-seen-in-Obamas-meeting-with-pope-advisers-say.html The White House announced in January that Obama would meet Francis during a European trip. Both the President and Michelle... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:37:10 MDT U.S. first Lady Michelle Obama to avoid politics on Beijing visit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650111/US-first-Lady-Michelle-Obama-to-avoid-politics-on-Beijing-visit.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650111/US-first-Lady-Michelle-Obama-to-avoid-politics-on-Beijing-visit.html U.S. first Lady Michelle Obama arrived in China on Thursday for a weeklong visit that will avoid politics and focus on... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:50:51 MDT Michelle Obama's new focus for fighting childhood obesity: Encouraging people to cook at home http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649714/Michelle-Obamas-new-focus-for-fighting-childhood-obesity-Encouraging-people-to-cook-at-home.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649714/Michelle-Obamas-new-focus-for-fighting-childhood-obesity-Encouraging-people-to-cook-at-home.html Michelle Obama says a new focus of her anti-childhood obesity effort will be to help people cook more of their meals at home. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:07:32 MDT Obama continues telephone outreach on Ukraine during Florida vacation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649303/Obama-continues-telephone-outreach-on-Ukraine-during-Florida-vacation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649303/Obama-continues-telephone-outreach-on-Ukraine-during-Florida-vacation.html The White House says President Barack Obama is continuing his telephone outreach on Ukraine during his Florida vacation. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 11:36:16 MST 4 nations urge US gas exports amid Ukraine crisis http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649279/4-nations-urge-US-gas-exports-amid-Ukraine-crisis.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649279/4-nations-urge-US-gas-exports-amid-Ukraine-crisis.html Four Central European nations are urging the United States to boost natural gas exports to Europe as a hedge against the... Sat, 08 Mar 2014 11:28:05 MST Obama opens JFK tribute with freedom medals http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765642002/Obama-opens-JFK-tribute-with-freedom-medals.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765642002/Obama-opens-JFK-tribute-with-freedom-medals.html President Barack Obama opened a day of tributes to former President John F. Kennedy on Wednesday by bestowing the... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 11:57:10 MST Obama to pay tribute to John F. Kennedy legacy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641994/Obama-to-pay-tribute-to-John-F-Kennedy-legacy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641994/Obama-to-pay-tribute-to-John-F-Kennedy-legacy.html With the distribution of medals to prominent Americans and a visit to the eternal flame that marks John F. Kennedy's... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 11:30:09 MST Study: Today's kids are less fit than their parents were http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641941/Study-Todays-kids-are-less-fit-than-their-parents-were.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641941/Study-Todays-kids-are-less-fit-than-their-parents-were.html Today's kids can't keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:11:45 MST