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'You'll Always Be First Lady In Our Lives': Stevie Wonder Sings For Michelle Obama


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Michelle Obama got the treat of a lifetime when one of her favourite musical artists, Stevie Wonder, performed a sensational medley just for her on her last late night television appearance as the First Lady of the United States. It was an emotional moment, but also a very special tribute to an amazing woman.

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Stevie Wonder performed a medley of his iconic hits 'Isn't She Lovely' and 'My Cherie Amour' in a piano session on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' last night (January 11th 2017), but changed a few of the words to reflect his feelings on Michelle Obama.

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Michelle Obama Talks Beyonce, Melania Trump And Barack Impressions On The Late Show


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It's getting ever closer to the 2016 US Presidential Election, where we'll tearfully bid farewell to the coolest President America has ever seen, as well as his accomplished First Lady Michelle Obama. She took to the 'Late Show With Stephen Colbert' on Tuesday night (September 20th 2016) where pure hilarity ensued. 

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Michelle Obama discussed everything from her global initiative to educate girls all over the world (Let Girls Learn) to the Melania Trump controversy. As it turns out, Michelle has 'no sympathy' for the spouses of the presidential candidates, even in the case of Donald Trump's wife who was blasted for plagiarism when she lifted much of Michelle's 2008 address for her Republican National Convention speech. 

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Just How Much Of Melania Trump's Speech Was Taken From Michelle Obama?


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Well, this is awkward. There seems to have been some fraudulent behaviour going on within American politics as an inspiring speech made by Michelle Obama eight years ago seems to have been half stolen by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's wife Melania Trump for her Republican national convention address last night (July 18th 2016).

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Whoever the Trumps have got on the payroll to write their speeches needs to be fired, stat. Or given a medal for making Donald Trump look more of a fool than he already is. I mean, it's a pretty good idea to take inspiration from one of America's most popular woman - First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama - but to take her speech verbatim isn't the smartest move in a generation ruled by the internet.

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'Southside With You' Explores Barack Obama And Michelle Obama's First Date


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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are one of the most-loved power couples in the world, but did you ever wonder how these two influential and strong-minded human beings got together? 'Southside With You' reveals it was as simple as ice cream and a movie.

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Written and directed by Richard Tanne in his directorial debut; a filmmaker who is also due to write the screenplay for Julius Caesar biopic 'The Roman'; the story was first envisaged in 2007. The Obamas have never shied away from discussing their personal and family lives, which is what makes them so well-loved. 'Southside With You' explores how this couple; Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson as she was known at the time; first came together after meeting at the Chicago law firm of Sidley Austin in 1989. 

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Michelle Obama Drops Empowering Charity Single 'This Is For My Girls'


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Michelle Obama continues her mission to advocate education for all women with the release of new single 'This Is For My Girls', featuring voices the likes of Missy Elliott, Kelly Clarkson and others. It's part of her Let Girls Learn campaign to break down social, political and cultural barriers that stand in the way of educational rights for girls.

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The First Lady commissioned the track for the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund and it's been written by Grammy award winner Diane Warren who is best known for Céline Dion's 'Because You Loved Me', Starship's 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now' and, lately, Lady Gaga's 'Til It Happens To You'. Featuring such massive voices including Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliott, Lea Michele, Kelly Rowland, Zendaya and Janelle Monáe, the song dropped during Michelle Obama's SXSW keynote discussion today (March 16th 2016) where she was also joined by Elliott and Warren, as well as Sophia Bush and Queen Latifah in a talk about bringing education to more than 62 million females around the world.

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President Obama To Deliver Keynote Discussion At SXSW Interactive


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SXSW has long been known as a festival of firsts, of innovations and of introductions. And now, this year, they have announced that for the first time ever, a Keynote Conversation will be delivered by the US President and his First Lady as part of their Interactive and Music sections.

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President Barack Obama will be opening Keynote on the first day of the citywide Austin festival, March 11th 2016. He'll be talking to The Texas Tribune's Editor in Chief Evan Smith about the roles communities and individuals are playing in political, social and technological development in front of audience featuring creative talents and entrepreneurs. Obama is thought to be planning to discuss the big issues of society from leadership to climate change.

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Michelle Obama And Ellen Degeneres Also Like To Move It, Especially To The Tune Of "Uptown Funk"


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We didn't think it was possible to pack this much awesomeness into one sentence, but here it is: Michelle Obama and Ellen Degeneres just posted a video of themselves dancing to Uptown Funk. 

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Ellen and the First Lady are actually age-old workout buddies.

It was all in honour of the FOTUS' Let's Move campaign, its five year anniversary, to be precise. So, being the skilled multi-tasker that she is, Mrs. Obama decided to kill two (actually, several) birds with one stone. 

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Michelle Obama Praises 'American Sniper' For Realistic Depiction Of Returning Veteran


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Michelle Obama has praised the film American Sniper for realistically depicting military veterans. The First Lady was speaking at an event for 6 Certified, an association which attempts to promote film and television productions which feature more faithful representations of veterans, on Friday (30th January).

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Michelle Obama has praised American Sniper.

Read More: Contactmusic's Review Of American Sniper.

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Michelle Obama, Cara Delevingne, Celebrities Raising Awareness Of Nigerian Schoolgirl Kidnappings #BringBackOurGirls


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There are certain times when celebrities should and shouldn’t get involved with important issues. Alicia Silverstone’s ‘parenting’ book, David Bowie’s strange outburst concerning Scottish independence at the Brit Awards and Jared Leto discussing Ukraine and Venezuela during his Oscar acceptance speech are all pretty good examples of when it’s probably wise to discuss something they actually know about.

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However, celebrities worldwide have teamed together to help raise awareness for one very important current issue. Nearly a month ago around 270 school girls were kidnapped from their boarding school in Nigeria by Islamist militants. A few were able to escape, but most of them were smuggled into the Sambisa forest, where it is feared they will be sold into sex slavery and trafficked to other countries.

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Michelle Obama Joins Cast Of ABC Drama 'Nashville'


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Michelle Obama is set to make a cameo appearance on American musical drama 'Nashville', next month. The First Lady will make a cameo appearance as herself in the upcoming episode of the ABC drama, which airs on May 7 and leads up to the season two finale.

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Obama will appear alongside regular star Connie Britton, whose character Rayna James convinces her to host a charity concert at Fort Campbell, after its revealed that Luke has been injured in Afghanistan. 

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So, What Did Michelle Obama And Jimmy Fallon Talk About?


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If you’ve been watching House of Cards recently, you’ll have the impression that every media appearance by a personal of political influence is a meticulously planned affair. (Oh Claire Underwood, that was a risk). And they are. But watching Michelle Obama breeze onto The Tonight Show to have a chat with Jimmy Fallon, and you’d be forgiven for thinking they asked her at the last minute.

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Michelle Obama had an open chat with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show

With her usual charm and charisma, The First Lady spoke about her two kids - Malia and Sasha - and how all they want is to live normally, without their father – the most famous man in the world – coming to their school. "They want nothing to do with us," she said, laughing. "They really want normalcy and the White House isn't normal," she explained. "I'll say 'Don't you want to invite your friends over to watch a movie?' She's like, 'No one wants to come here.'"

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Video - Michelle Obama Gives Speech At 2013 Arthur Ashe Kids Day - Part 2


First Lady Michelle Obama made a welcome appearance at the 2013 Arthur Ashe Kids Day held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. She bounces onto the stage and hugs tennis star Serena Williams before high-tenning everybody else in the vicinity and launching into her speech. 'I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be here with all of you', she gushed to her audience. 'You all look good, you sound good, this is amazing.'

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Meet Sunny, The New White House Puppy!


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Sunny is the new White House puppy and member of the Obama family. The White House made an announcement on their official website that the Obama family have a new pet. It has given a unique insight into the lives of the First Family.

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Michelle Obama delivering a speech in Florida, February 2013.

Sunny is a Portuguese water dog and the same breed as Bo, the family's other dog. This breed of dog has been specially chosen owing to its "robust coat" (according to MNN) in order to accommodate Malia Obama's allergies. Sunny is just over a year old, and despite her breed, is an American born and bred. She was born in Michigan in June 2012. 

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Michelle Obama To Appear On Hip-Hop Album Aimed At Promoting Healthy Living [Video]


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Michelle Obama has long been at the forefront of campaigns to introduce a healthier style of living into the American zeitgeist and as she continues to push for a more health-conscious population, the First Lady has taken a musical direction to further her point. The song 'Everybody' was released earlier this week, with the video for the track premiering on NBC's website on Tuesday (13 August) - with the track arriving in tandem with the news that a full-length hip-hop album will also be released to go with the track.

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Michelle Obama launched 'Let's Move' last year

Songs for A Healthier America features guest spots from celebrities in the rap and R&B game coming together to help promote Mrs Obama's vision of a healthier nation, with the 19-track release aimed at motivating children to be more active and healthy. Although not your typical hip-hop release, the album will bear all the hallmarks of a hip-hop album, with fresh beats, guest verses and a collection of rap stars all showing up to further promote Michelle's vision. The album will also feature spoken word parts from Michelle herself.

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Who Did Amanda Bynes Call Ugly This Time? The Wannabe Rapper Slams The Obama Family's Looks


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Amanda Bynes calling someone ugly on Twitter isn't exactly something new, she's already had a pop at the looks of Drake, Miley Cyrus and Zac Efron, and in her latest Twitter rant the former child star has moved away from Hollywood and to the White House. On Monday she Tweeted, "Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are ugly!" and as you'd expect, she has received quite the backlash.


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Psy Announces New Song 'Gentleman': But What About The Dance?


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Psy will perform a new song titled 'Gentleman' for the first time at a concert in South Korea on April 13. The Korean pop star became a global celebrity after his 'Gangnam Style' video became the most watched clip on YouTube, though the 35-year-old is refusing to rest on his laurels.

Speaking to local Korean television on Monday (April 1, 2013), Psy revealed, "The new song is extremely fun and ... what I can tell you is the song title is 'Gentleman'. I can't tell you about the dance but all Koreans know this dance - but (those in) other countries haven't seen it." It appears likely then that 'Gentleman' will feature some kind of traditional Korean dance, perhaps with a contemporary spin. Psy has asked his fans to turn up wearing white clothes at the forthcoming concert at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in, suggesting a spacesuit or a bridal gown.

Psy certainly appears to be suffering for his art, tweeted a photo of himself covering his face at a recording studio, with the caption, "pain of creation."

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How Secrets And Lies Got Michelle Obama To The Oscars


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Michelle Obama was the surprise turn at an otherwise predictable Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday evening (February 24, 2013), presenting the prize of Best Picture to Iranian hostage drama Argo via video-link up. A debate soon erupted on social networking sites: was it right and proper for the First Lady of the United States of America to be getting involved with the Oscars? Right or not, it proved one hell of a job keeping the whole thing under wraps, as the New York Times has since discovered.

"The Academy Awards approached the first lady about being a part of the ceremony," said Kristina Schake, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Obama. "As a movie lover, she was honored to present the award and celebrate the artists who inspire us all, especially our young people, with their passion, skill and imagination." The original idea to have Mrs Obama participate in the ceremony was hatched by the producers, with film mogul Harvey Weinstein also having a hand in proceedings. "Literally from the first day we were hired we thought, 'How can we make this special?'" said Neil Meron, who helmed the event with Craig Zadan. "We were hoping Obama would win [the elected] so we could have our plan executed." Meron and Zadan soon discovered that Mr Weinstein was pretty close to the Obama family, and the Django Unchained producer made the initial calls. "If we went through normal channels the odds were small it would happen," said Zadan.

The initial plan was for Mrs Obama to guest at the awards show, though the First Lady had a conflict of engagements. After agreeing on a video-link, Meron and Zadan were given a private flight for the trip to Washington though told people they were heading to New York to avoid suspicion. The only other invited Oscars guest to know of the surprise was actor Jack Nicholson, who presented Mrs Obama from the stage in Hollywood. Wearing a shimmering Naeem Khan gown, the First Lady did the honours and opened the all-important envelope to reveal Ben Affleck's C.I.A drama as the winner of this year's Oscar for Best Picture. 

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Surprise Michelle Obama Oscars Appearance For Best Picture Awards


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The Obamas have always mixed well with the entertainment world, with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle listing the likes of Jay Z and Beyonce among their pals. So although Michelle Obama was the ‘surprise’ guest to award the best picture honor at The Oscars last night (February 24, 2013), we perhaps shouldn’t have been too stunned.

The First Lady appeared via video link-up alongside veteran actor Jack Nicholson, who at first appeared by himself before revealing who he was with. The pair were in the White House, with Michelle Obama wearing a silver, art deco-inspired gown by Indian-born American fashion designer Naeem Khan. It was the same outfit she wore at a dinner with the USA’s governors the same evening.

Discussing all of the nominees, Obama commented that the content of their films showed that “we can overcome any obstacle." Continuing, she added that the message is "especially important for our young people" and thanked Hollywood for encouraging children "to open their imaginations." Of course, as you surely all know by now, the eventual winner of the best picture was Argo. Directed by Ben Affleck, it gave him full redemption after the disappointment of missing the short list for best director. With its success, it also became the first film to take the best picture Oscar without an accompanying best director nomination, since 1989’s Driving Miss Daisy.

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President Obama's Inaugural Celebrations Rounded Off With Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett


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President Barack Obama’s Inaugural celebrations for his second term in office were one hell of a shindig. To round it all off, he held an Inaugural ball, for his campaign staffers. For the paltry sum of $10, not only did they get to celebrate with the President and his First Lady themselves, but they were treated to performances from Tony Bennett and Lady GaGa. Yup. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. For $10. Makes you wish you’d signed up to join the campaign team, doesn’t it?

The two singers duetted, with ‘The Lady Is A Tramp,’ although Gaga was looking far from tramp-like, in her wedding-dress style gown, with typically elaborate detailing, including huge puffed-up sleeves. Gaga then went on to sit at the customized, white winged piano, according to Ace Showbiz and played some of her hits, including ‘the Edge of Glory,’ ‘Born This Way’ and ‘You and I.’ Michelle Obama seemed particularly thrilled at the evening’s entertainment. When her husband introduced the two singers, Michelle broke out into a little dance, causing the president to remark “it’s been a long weekend. She’s getting a little silly now.”

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Private Moment: Barack Obama And Michelle Obama Dance To Jennifer Hudson (Video)


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The reigning US President Barack Obama and his First Lady, Michelle Obama enjoy a moment dancing together, as Jennifer Hudson perform for them at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.

Michelle looks stunning, in a long red dress with a cutaway V at the back and low neck line. Obama, wearing a dark suit for the occasion, leads his wife as they dance at the Presidential Inaugural Ball, which took place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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President of the United States Barack Obama and his First Lady Michelle Obama are seen dancing together as Jennifer Hudson performs at the Presidential Inaugural Ball which took place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. The pair are loudly applauded as the music finishes and they stand to wave to the crowd.

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Sasha Obama's Yawn Goes Viral: Most Normal President's Daughter, Ever? (Video)


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Though 800,000 fans of her father President Barack Obama were packed into Capitol Hill on Monday afternoon (January 21, 2013), young Sasha Obama's yawn became the couple of seconds of video that made the most impression online. The 11-year-old clearly wasn't overawed by the occasion of her father's second inauguration and seemed like she'd had just about enough.

Twitter lit up with excitement over Sasha's apparent boredom at the whole spectacle, with one user, Casey Turner, saying, "Literally every time Sasha Obama is on screen, she isn't paying attention to anything and I really, really love that about her." Sasha and sister Malia - who were also seen playing on their iPhones - seemed to be having much more fun on Saturday, listening to songs like Teenage Dream by Katy Perry at the inauguration ceremony. In a White House news conference last week, President Obama said, "Now that my girls are getting older, they don't want to spend that much time with me anyway, so I'll be probably calling around, looking for somebody to play cards with me or something, because I'm getting kind of lonely in this big house."

During his inauguration speech on Monday, President Obama told the crowd, "'I want to look out one more time because I'm not going to see this again."

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Kids Inaugural - Light On Politics, Heavy On Pop Thanks To Katy Perry, Usher And Glee


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On Saturday (January 19, 2013), 5,000 American kids were treated to a pop spectacle at the Kids Inauguration, at the Walter E Washington Convention Center but will it have any impact on those kids’ future political tendencies? Asides from Usher asserting “the youth matters!” during his aerobically-challenging, dance-heavy performance, the message of the evening seemed to be none more challenging than ‘let’s have fun and celebrate!’

The 5,000 strong crowd, Washington Post reports, was made up primarily of military families, public school kids from DC and a ton of “media folk.” As well as, of course, Sasha and Malia Obama, representing their mom and dad, the First Lady, Michelle Obama and of course President Barack Obama, celebrating the official start to his second term in office yesterday (January 21, 2013). But the evening was low on politics and heavy on pop, with Katy Perry putting in a star turn, in a sparkling, star-spangled onesie and sharing some of her greatest hits for the gathered throng, singing ‘Teenage Dream’ and ‘Firework’ “with gusto.”

The cast of Glee were also on hand with the lightweight entertainment, performing ‘Valerie’ (made famous by Amy Winehouse) and ‘Beautiful’ by Christina Aguilera. Meanwhile, the California boy band Mindless Behaviour might not have the kind of name that you think would get the White House seal of approval but their highly physical performance got the thumbs up from the Obamas, nonetheless. 

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President Barack Obama And Michelle Celebrate In Style At Jennifer Hudson-Starring Inaugural Ball (Pictures)


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Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Jamie Foxx were among the celebrities who helped President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama party into the evening on the day that their second term in the White House began. The inauguration itself in Washington DC went down a storm, with the re-elected leader telling his countrymen to "seize the moment", and mentioning many of his pledges that those who'd voted against him last year rallied against, including state welfare and an end to war in the Middle East. 

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President Obama Thanks Beyonce For Performing At His Inauguration


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Beyonce is showing some big love for her country's biggest events this year, as she sang the American national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, at Barack Obama's second presidential inauguration, as well as being the artist to perform at this year's Superbowl half-time show.

She and Jay-Z have been very vocal about their support of the president over both his campaigns and terms, and the couple of couples have dined together on numerous occasions. As she walked on stage she greeted Michelle Obama, the first lady, with a familial kiss, and spoke to Joe Biden, the Vice President. After she had finished her rousing and, as MTV put it, 'diva-fied' rendition of the anthem, Obama shook her hand and said "Thank you so much."

Kelly Clarkson also performed for the president, singing a historic song popularly known as 'America', otherwise known as My Country, 'Tis of Thee. 

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Sasha And Malia: Life In The White House


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Barack Obama's re-election into the Whitehouse this past Tuesday will, hopefully, affect the lives of millions of people across America in a positive way, but there are few people that it will affect more than those closest to him, namely his family. Michelle Obama has appeared beside her husband every step of the way, doing everything she can to assure his political standing. It is his two daughters, Malia and Sasha, whose lives it will truly be most impactful.

Currently aged 14 and 11, these two children will blossom into adults in the next four years under the White House's roof. They'll begin dating, learn to drive, perhaps have their own form of teenage rebellion, as most kids of that age do. Hopefully, for their sake, Michelle and Obama will continue their protection of their children, in their attempt not to ruin them in the spotlight. Barack, in this year's inauguration speech, shone a light on them briefly, saying: "Sasha and Malia, before our very eyes you're growing up to be two strong, smart, beautiful young women, just like your mom. And I'm so proud of you guys." According to the Telegraph he has also promised Malia that she'll be allowed to learn to drive, rather than that constant chauffeured trips by the secret service. On dating, he told Ryan Seacrest "I think that any young man who has the guts to get through Secret Service deserves a hearing." Good luck to anyone that tries...

Michelle has been equally realistic about her approach to parenting. "You can't go off on somebody, you can't act bratty. Because you may be having a moment, but somebody could use that moment and try to define you forever. So you want to be cognisant of that..." She said, quoted by the Telegraph. "So there you go Malia. There's your hardship. You're not going to have Facebook for a long time." A small price to pay, surely?

Barack Obama Keeps Jay Z In Check With Parenting Advice


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There aren’t many people on this planet that get to give Jay Z parenting advice but if it’s going to come from anyone, it may as well be President Barack Obama.

In a recent radio interview with Cleveland’s Z107.9, the president explained how he’d warned Jay Z to make sure that he’s chipping in when it comes to looking after Blue Ivy Carter, the couple’s young and enigmatically-named daughter.

“I made sure that Jay-Z was helping Beyonce out [with Blue Ivy, who is 10 months old]. And not leaving it all with mom and the mother-in-law." Jay Z and the former Destiny’s Child singer threw an Obama campaign fundraiser at Jay Z’s swanky new 40/40 club in New York last month and Obama decided to share some his family experience with the hip-hop star, to make sure he’s pulling his weight as all good modern fathers do, US Magazine reports. Obama explained that he and his wife Michelle Obama have become good pals with music’s ‘power couple’ but insists that he talks to the ’99 Problems’ rapper just as he would any of his other friends. “I've gotten to know these guys over the first several years," Obama said. "They're good people. They're down to earth. Beyonce could not be sweeter to Michelle and the girls. So they're good friends. They really are down-to-earth folks. We talk about the same things I talk about with all my friends,” he explained.

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Ann Romney Discusses Abortion On 'The View'


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The wife of republican candidate Mitt Romney - the man who is threatening Obama for a second term - has been on The View to discuss some hot topics including abortion.

"The good news is, I'm not running for office and I don't have to say what I feel. But I am pro life. I'm happy to say that," the candidate's wife said when asked whether she, like her husband, had changed her stance on abortion. "He could not have, on his conscience, creating human life for experimentation," Romney said. "That's when he came out saying he was pro life. I think we all have to understand this is an issue that is so tender and there are people on both sides of the issue, with very good conscience, coming with a different opinion." Mrs. Romney denied that this was as big an issue for women as the economy is, and when asked if the two bared any correlation, she once again diverted the attention to her husband. "You know, again, I would love it if you'd get my husband on the couch, Joy, and you could go down with that all you want," she said.

Romney, like Michelle Obama, is doing the press push which is oh so mandatory for a would-be presidents wife. Someone should make a really long TV series about it. Oh, wait.


New York City Fundraiser Sees Jay-Z And Beyonce Turn Out To Support President Obama


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With the Democrats looking strong following a series of gaffs by Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama saw the chance to bring his star power into the fray and enjoyed some mutual back slapping time with Jay Z and Beyonce at an exclusive New York City fundraiser at Jigga's 40/40 club in Manhattan.

The fundraiser for Obama's Presidential campaign saw around 100 people pay roughly $40,000 a seat as the three took centre stage. "I can't tell you how proud we are to host tonight's event with President Obama," said Beyonce, looking stunning in a red cocktail dress and styling her hair into blond curls. "We believe in his vision." A bashful Obama was equally complimentary, comparing the singer to his wife First Lady Michelle Obama and quipping that it was they who took the spotlight rather than him and Hova.

"We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are" he commented. "So, you know, we've got a little bond there. It's hard but it's OK." Taking on a more serious tone, Obama insisted that "Beyonce could not be a better role model for my girls," and thanked the star couple for their friendship. A few months ago it was looking decidedly dicey for Obama, but with a series of gaffs by his opponent Romney, not least being video-taped admitting he'd never gain the vote of those dependent on the government for benefits, things are looking markedly stronger for the current President.

Video - Michelle Obama Appeals To Her Audience On President Obama's Successes Whilst Being In Office


First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama appeals to her audience with a speech as part of President Barrack Obama's re-election campaign at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With charisma and passion, she asks the people listening to remind others about the work the president has already done for the country. 'Remind them that Barrack has cut taxes for working families by $3,600', she said. 'Let them know that he cut taxes for small businesses 18 times.'

She goes on to explain how Obama was placed in a tough position when he took office given the state of the economy but has managed to improve it somewhat. 'This economy was losing an average of $750,000 every month', she recalled
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