March 2, 2013 From The View to the Oscars, Barack and Michelle Obama's regular appearances on talk shows and at sports events raise the question of whether even a president can become overexposed.
February 26, 2013 Digitally altering photos seems to be a practice that bridges deep religious and political divides. A Hasidic newspaper cut Hillary Clinton out of one iconic image. Now an Iranian news agency has seen fit to virtually add some material to the American first lady's Oscars night dress.
February 12, 2013 Judging from the people invited to sit with the first lady, the subjects the president will focus on include gun violence, the economy and the war in Afghanistan.
January 21, 2013 The first lady is well known for her wardrobe choices, and for the inauguration, Michelle Obama showed off her ability to make multiple style statements during a single day.
December 21, 2012 One week ago, 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Also today: The National Rifle Association holds a news conference; President Obama says hundreds of thousands have signed petition seeking "serious steps" to end gun violence. and the first lady writes to Newtown.
September 14, 2012 An ambiguous quote about the first lady by an attendee at a Romney American Legion event did injustice to blacks, veterans and the attendee herself. Many listeners heard hate speech. If so, did NPR share blame? Should reporters even care how the audience might react?
September 7, 2012 Ann Dunham's fight with an insurance company before her death in 1995 is under scrutiny once more. And this time, a few words may tell a different tale.
September 5, 2012 Takeaways from the convention: "Mom in chief" takes a stand; Ted Kennedy video depicts Mitt Romney as a flip-flopper; defending President Obama's record.
May 29, 2012 Of course, another Democratic first lady — Hillary Rodham Clinton — also once ruled out getting into politics herself. Soon after, she was elected to the Senate. But Obama says she's "absolutely not" interested in a political career of her own.
May 29, 2012 In the Obama household, there are some rules at mealtime. The Obamas eat brown rice instead of white, limit dessert to a few times during the week, and pack lots of vegetables into dinner.
April 16, 2012 First Lady Michelle Obama disagreed with Tell Me More host Michel Martin's premise that her life in the White House is stressful. She said she gets to work on the issues she cares about and suggested she's surrounded by many supportive people who care for her family. It's President Obama who has the stress, she said, though adding that he handles it well.
March 20, 2012 A study finds that low-income shoppers care about more than just cost and proximity to fresh produce — they also want choice and quality if they're going to buy it.