Friday, September 30, 2011

Video: Jill Biden attends the Women: Inspiration and Enterprise Symposium

Jill Biden recently attended the Women: Inspiration and Enterprise Symposium in New York City last week. She stopped to talk to the creaters about the symposium and a number of things going on in her life.

(h/t Huffington Post)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Spotted: First Lady Michelle Obama at Target!

Look who was spotted at Target?!?! First Lady Michelle Obama! Photogs caught Mrs. O shopping at the department store earlier today. She visited the Potomoc Yards location and was accompanied by an aide and a Secret Service officer in plain clothes.

Go Mrs. O! Everyone (including the First Lady) needs some down time.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Michelle Obama encourages girls to pursue science careers

First Lady Michelle Obama held an event in the East Room today talking about the importance of supporting and retaining women in girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.Her statement came today as the National Science Foundation announced a plan to give more flexibility to men and women who are pursuing science/research careers. The plan, called the “Career-Life Balance Initiative” will allow researchers to delay or suspend grants for up to a year because of the birth of a child, adoption or other family obligations.
“If we’re going to out innovate and out educate the rest of the world, we’ve got to open doors for everyone and that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering and math.” - Michelle Obama

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Photos: Obamas attend CBC's annual Phoenix Awards

President Obama attended the annual Congressional Black Caucus Phoenix Awards held Saturday night in Washington, DC. Joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, the President gave a fiery speech that urged the members to "Take off your bedroom slippers and put on your marching shoes." The Obamas are seen above with CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver II (D-MO), Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), civil rights activist Rev. Joseph E. Lowry and CBC Foundation Chairman Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Michelle Obama debuts longer bob at Women for Obama luncheon in New York City!

It is confirmed!!! The First Lady has grown out her bob and debuted her new style during her recent trip with the President to New York City. On Tuesday, Mrs. Obama attended a "Women for Obama" luncheon that featured key Democratic women like Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The fundraiser for the 2012 re-election campaign included almost 400 women supporters who paid upwards of $500 to attend the gathering.

What do you think of the new look? Yea or Nay?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Hillary, Chelsea, and Bill Clinton and more at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City

The 7th annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) was this week in New York City. The meeting was established in 2005 by former President Bill Clinton, and it assembles global leaders to help solve some of the world's most pressing problems like HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. So of course his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea were on hand for the meeting. Other leaders that stopped by the three day event include President Obama, former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and The Daily Beast editor Tina Brown. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Photo of the Day: Women staff at the White House meet with President Obama

Pete Souza
This photo is old but I'm just now seeing it! So of course I had to post it in light of the allegations that the White House is "hostile towards women". Hmmm, I wonder what they are thinking?!
Caption provided by the White House: President Barack Obama attends a women's dinner with staff in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House, Nov. 5, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, Susan Rice and more spotted at UN General Assembly

Some of our favorite political women were spotted at the United Nations General Assembly 2011 in New York City this week. Among them were Susan Rice, the UN Ambassador the United Nations and Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State. Alongside Hillary Clinton was her trusted aide and traveling chief of staff, Huma Abedin.

First Lady Michelle Obama was also present at some of the events this year. We spotted her listening to Pres. Obama give his address to the UN body this morning. We also noticed that the First Lady is growing out her bob. Can you tell the difference?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Obamas headline DNC fundraiser in New York City; Alicia Keys performs

Obamas are officially in reelection mode. The two attended a DNC fundraiser in New York City tonight at Gotham Hall. More than 400 people attended the sit-down dinner and was treated to a performance by Alica Keys. How much were tickets? Oh, just $2500 a person.

Spotted: Nancy Pelosi at Tony Bennett's 85th Birthday Gala

Look who we spotted chatting it up with Tony Bennett. None other than Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. She was in New York on Sunday to attend Tony Bennett's 85th Birthday Gala Benefit for Exploring the Arts at The Metropolitan Opera House. She was accompanied by her husband Paul Pelosi.

Video: Jill Biden visits the Late Show with David Letterman

Jill Biden was a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman last night. Wearing a royal blue dress, she explained to David how it is to live with Vice President Joe Biden. Check the video!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Spotted: Kamala Harris announcing '07 San Francisco Bay spill‎ settlement

California Attorney General Kamala Harris was spotted at a news conference in Treasure Island, Califorina today. Along with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar she announced that the companies responsible for the 2007 oil spill in San Francisco Bay have agreed to pay the government $44.4 million for the cleanup costs.Go Kamala! ~

Spotted: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright attending New York Fashion Week

Guess who had a front row seat at New York Fashion Week? None other than former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. She attended the Vera Wang Spring 2012 fashion show at Lincoln Center on Tuesday night. Sec. Albright even took a picture with Vera Wang after the show too!

Hillary Clinton attends the APEC Women and Economy Summit over the weekend

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in San Francisco, California over the weekend. She was the keynote speaker during the APEC Women and the Economy Summit. In her address, Secretary Clinton argued for the inclusion of women in both the public and private sectors to get the economy growing around the world. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Rest in Peace: Kara Kennedy, eldest daughter of Senator Ted Kennedy

From the Associated Press 
Kara Kennedy, the oldest child of the late Sen. Edward (Ted) Kennedy, died at a Washington-area health club, her brother said Saturday. She was 51. Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman from Rhode Island, said his sister died Friday. “She’s with dad,” Patrick Kennedy said. Their father died in 2009 at age 77 after battling a brain tumor. Kara Kennedy had herself battled lung cancer: In 2003, doctors removed a malignant tumor. Patrick Kennedy said that his sister loved to exercise, but that he thinks her cancer treatment “took quite a toll on her and weakened her physically.”

Our prayers go out to her entire family. 

Photo Rewind: Obamas attend Congressional Hispanic Caucus Gala

The Obamas attend the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 34th Annual Awards Gala on Wednesday night. The event was held at the Washington Convention Center this year and Pres. Obama spoke at length about his new jobs plan. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Photos: Laura Bush and George W. Bush honor 9/11 victims at the Pentagon

Laura Bush and former President George W. Bush was spotted at the Pentagon to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept.11 attacks. They observed a moment of silence as well as participated in a wreath laying ceremony with other federal officials. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his wife, Joyce Rumsfeld also joined them at the Pentagon. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Photos: Michelle Obama joined by daughter, Sasha and mother, Marian at US Open

First Lady Michelle Obama participated in tennis clinic earlier today at the US Open but hung around to take in a game. She was seen checking out the tennis match between Andy Murray and John Isner with a couple of students as well as her youngest daughter, Sasha and her mother, Marian. ~ Awww, they look like they are having a blast. ~

Michelle Obama and Serena Williams square off at the US Open

First Lady Michelle Obama has never kept her love for tennis a secret. She has even credited it with helping her stay fit and keep her fabulous arms. So its no surprise to see her at the US Open today. She showed was spotted at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City to highlight physical activity for kids as part of her national initiative, Let's Move. Helping her out on the court where tennis stars Malivai Washington, Billie Jean King, James Blake, Katrina Adams and of course Serena Williams. ~ What do you think of FLOTUS's moves? ~
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