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.
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.
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.
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.
May 24, 2011 The newlyweds met the American president and first lady today in Buckingham Palace.