First lady Michelle Obama kicks off jumping jack world record attempt at the White House on Oct. 11, 2011.
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December 12, 2011 First lady Michelle Obama helps children set world record in jumping jacks. More than 300,000 people jumped to set a record for the Guinness Book of World Records on October 11 and 12, 2011.
Cory Booker is mayor of Newark, New Jersey and honorary vice-chair of the Partnership for a Healthier America.
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December 2, 2011 The Partnership for a Healthier America, chaired by first lady Michelle Obama, has inked more than 20 deals with food companies from Walmart to Hyatt. The hope is that small changes to promote more healthful food within a big industry can help halt the obesity epidemic.
October 11, 2011 This afternoon, first lady Michelle Obama and hundreds of school children from Washington, D.C. will kick off an attempt to set a jumping jack world record by participating in a Guinness Book of World Records event.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday (Aug. 23, 2011) in Belgrade.
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August 25, 2011 First lady Michelle Obama, who ranked No. 1 last year, is now at No. 8. The increasing importance of some, including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, made for changes in the rankings.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama talked with Prince William, duke of Cambridge and Catherine, duchess of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace earlier today (May 24, 2011).
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May 24, 2011 The newlyweds met the American president and first lady today in Buckingham Palace.
March 28, 2011 As on last year's souvenir egg, the Easter Bunny looks like he's getting some exercise. It's part of first lady Michelle Obama's campaign to fight childhood obesity.
February 8, 2011 The president has said he's been trying to quit since at least before the 2008 election.
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January 18, 2011 Chinese President Hu Jintao arrives; political confusion in Tunisia; Giffords' husband speaks; Michelle Obama birthday; zodiac wrong?
October 20, 2010 The Obamas have a new message for their supporters aimed at getting out the vote on Election Day. They seek to rekindle the excitement that surrounded the Obama presidential campaign in 2008.
May 10, 2010 Want First Lady Michelle Obama to wear your clothes? Be patient.
April 15, 2010 A reader wants to know the possibility of President Obama naming his wife Michelle to the Supreme Court
February 10, 2010 One can't help but ponder how much easier healthy eating might be for children living in a dual-income household with two ivy leaguers as parents, and, how much more convenient healthy eating becomes after moving into the White House where expert ...
June 10, 2009 A mini-look at the First Lady's First Wardrobe.
January 13, 2009 Ta-Nehisi Coates profiles Michelle Obama...
November 12, 2008 Overall, what type of impact do you think Michelle Obama will have as First Lady?
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