Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Photos: Hillary Clinton tours India, watches dance performance

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden featured in AARP Magazine

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are featured in the latest AARP Magazine. In the wide-ranging interview, the two discussed their new joint venture, Joining Forces, a possible political career, and Osama bin Laden.  

To read the interview in its entirely, visit AARP

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Photos: Michelle Obama and Jill Biden cook out with military families

First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Jill Biden were out on the road today. They participated in a Joining Forces Cookout for the National Guard members and their families in Concord and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Former Social Secretary Desiree Rogers and daughter, Victoria featured in Vogue Magazine

Former Social Secretary Desiree Rogers is featured in August's issue of Vogue Magazine in an article about famed Chicago boutique owner Ikram Goldman. Goldman is best known for dressing First Lady Michelle Obama, but also has dressed Rogers for many years. Also featured in the photo is her only daughter, Victoria who was spotlighted on the Vogue website back in August 2010. Victoria is a rising senior at Yale University and will graduate with a degree in Art History.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Photo of the Day: Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA) sworn into Congress

Newly elected Representative Janice Hahn was sworn in yesterday at the Capitol. Rep. Hahn will represent California's 36th Congressional District which is located in the southern part of the state. She won in a special election last week to replace Jane Harman, who retired from Congress to become the director of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Rep. Hahn is joined above at her swearing in ceremony by her daughter, Katy, and her two grandchildren, Josiah and Brooklyn. 

Meet Kathryn Ruemmler, the New White House Counsel for Pres.Obama

There is a new top lawyer at the White House. Kathryn Ruemmler, a 40 year-old graduate of Georgetown Law and editor of its law review, was recently appointed as President Obama's new White House Counsel. Previously she was the principal deputy counsel and worked under Bob Bauer, who left the White House to work on the reelection campaign. 

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

So not only is she the first woman to hold the job since Harriet Myers, she is also the youngest! Before coming to the White House she also served as principal deputy attorney general at the Justice Department and before that she worked as a federal prosecutor and a partner at a top law firm. Earlier in her career she also served as an associate council to President Bill Clinton in 2000.

And to top it all off she once was an Enron prosecutor during that time and was the youngest member of the team and delivered the closing arguments in of the biggest corporate crime cases in the country.

I'll say that Pres. Obama picked a pretty awesome lady with a stellar resume!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Photo of the Day: Obamas watch the Women's World Cup in the White House

Game faces on!  President Obama and the First Family watch the World Cup final between the U.S. and Japan in the Treaty Room. (Photo by Pete Souza)

Jill Biden and Chelsea Clinton cheer on Team USA at Women's World Cup

Jill Biden and Chelsea Clinton are part of a U.S. delegation that is in Germany this weekend to help cheer on the women's national soccer team at the World Cup finals. Team USA are playing Japan today in the finals. (Bottom photo, The US Delegation at the Residence of the Consul General in Germany, Credit: State Department). 

Sunday Stroll: Obamas attend St. John Episcopal Church

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama along with their daughters Malia and Sasha walk to St. John Episcopal Church today. The church is located a short walk away from the White House. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Simple Elegance: Michelle Obama in all white

First Lady Michelle Obama waits to be introduced during an event at the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley, Calif., June 14, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
Love this photo! Simple elegance

Photo of the Day: President Obama and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett Share a Laugh

President Obama talks backstage with Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett before a reception at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia, June 30. Offical White House Photo by Pete Souza.

Love love the yellow on Ms. Jarrett!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Spotlight: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand interviews with Marie Claire

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is featured in the latest issue of Marie Claire Magazine. In a Q & A format, the junior senator from New York explains why she was moved to start Off the Sidelines, why she left her career in law, and her relationship with Gabrielle Giffords.

Gillibrand, 44, has been compared to Tracy Flick, the maniacally ambitious class-president candidate played by Reese Witherspoon in Election. Sure, Gillibrand is driven — and petite and blonde, with a blazing blue-eyed gaze — but she is also hardworking and no-nonsense. Since switching careers from law to politics, she has been instrumental in key measures such as passing the 9/11 health bill for rescue workers and repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." We asked how she made it all happen. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

First Ladies Nancy Reagan, Rosalynn Carter, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Obama attend Betty Ford's Funeral

Former First Lady Betty Ford's funeral was held  today in Palm Desert, CA at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church.

Spotted: Nancy Pelosi greeting the Dalai Lama

Came across these pictures this morning. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was spotted talking to Dalai Lama when he was in town to give a speech at the National Mall. (Over 20,000 were in attendance on Saturday and Whoopi Goldberg emceed). The Dalai Lama also stopped by Capitol Hill last week and had a meeting with Leader Pelosi and Rep. John Boehner.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Photo of the Day: Kate Middleton chats with Kristin Gore, daughter of Al Gore

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As you know, Kate Middleton, or rather Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are stateside this week. She was spotted at a reception for the Launch of the Tusk Trust's US Patron's Circle in Santa Barbara, CA yesterday. While there she chatted with Kristin Gore, daughter of Al and Tipper Gore and actress Reese Witherspoon.

Michelle Obama covers Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

First Lady Michelle Obama will cover the August edition of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. The accompanying article will spotlight her initiative, Let's Move, and the success around her other project, the White House garden. Mrs. Obama is the first public figure to cover the magazine in 48 years. The issue is available nationwide on July 19.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Will she run? Sarah Palin covers Newsweek Magazine

In an interview out this week in Newsweek, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin declares she could win president in 2012..... if she decides to run.
“The people of America are desperate for positive change, and deserving of positive change, to get us off of this wrong track. I’m not so egotistical as to believe that it has to be me, or it can only be me, to turn things around. But I do believe that I can win.” - Sarah Palin
What do you guys think? Will she run?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Whats wrong with this picture? No women!

President Barack Obama talks with members of his staff in the Oval Office following a meeting with the Congressional Leadership, July 7, 2011. Pictured with the President, from left, are: Chief of Staff Bill Daley; Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs; Bruce Reed, Chief of Staff to the Vice President; National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling; Jason Furman, Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council; Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew; Senior Advisor David Plouffe; and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Hmmm, pictures like this always work my nerves. Come on, President Obama, I know there are a couple of women that know a thing or two about the economy......

"Where there is women, there is magic." - Ntozake Shange

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand starts "Off the Sidelines" to encourage women to run for office

Political Girl favorite, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, has started a new organization, "Off the Sidelines" to encourage more women to run for office. 

In an article in the New York Times, Sen. Gillibrand explains why its important that more women get involved in politics and how it can change the tone of politics in this country.

"When women's voices are heard, the outcomes are better." - Kirsten Gillibrand

We are so excited that Sen. Gillibrand is speaking out about the importance for women to run for office. Hopefully more women will be inspired and make a difference in their communities and our country. 

We need more To learn more about Off the Sidelines and how to get more involved in politics, visit OfftheSidelines.org

Take Me to the Ballpark: Michelle Obama attends Washington Nationals baseball game

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Hillary Clinton visits Madrid

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is visiting Madrid over the weekend. She was spotted at a press conference with with Spain's Foreign Minister Trinidad Jimenez. Later during the trip, she will also meet Spain's King Juan Carlos and Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.
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