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Latest Michelle Obama Items
Some children who call NORAD on Christmas Eve to find out where Santa is hang up as soon as a volunteer answers the phone — probably because they expected a recording and not a real person, veteran Santa trackers say.
Although President Obama's standing in Washington has dropped a notch or two in the year since he and his family last spent their holiday vacation in this beach community, the thrill is definitely not gone for many Kailuans about his return here.
The discussion has begun. Former President Jimmy Carter says that the U.S. is ready for a gay president in the "near future," telling BigThink.com that "we have realized that this issue of homosexuality has the same adverse and progressive elements as when we dealt with the race issue 50 years ago."
First lady Michelle Obama has launched a campaign to end childhood obesity, backed up by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. In a joint appearance with the president, Mrs. Obama announced "a groundswell of support" for the campaign. Remarks by military leaders from the past and present linked the problem of obesity to national security because too many young people are physically unable to join the military because they are overweight.
The Obama administration is committed to bringing more government into the lives of Americans. First lady Michelle Obama grabbed the spotlight Monday at the District's Harriet Tubman Elementary School to promote an anti-obesity initiative in service of this goal. She seeks to shift responsibility for feeding America's children away from parents and into the hands of Washington bureaucrats.
A single Associated Press photograph of Sarah Palin during her recent humanitarian trip to Haiti turned into a bashing bonanza for her press critics.
Thousands more children would eat lunches and dinners at school and all school food would become more nutritious under a bill President Obama signed into law Monday, part of the administration's effort to curb childhood obesity.
Arguing that both childhood hunger and obesity are threats to U.S. competitiveness, President Obama on Monday signed into law a bill to provide more and more-healthful lunches to schoolchildren.
Veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke, who is a special envoy on the Afghanistan war, was in critical condition after surgery to fix a tear in the large artery that moves blood from the heart.