Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Photos: Obamas lend a helping hand at a DC food bank

The Obamas are out spreading Thanksgiving cheer. Earlier today, Pres. Obama along with First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, and mother-in-law Marian Robinson visited the Capital Area Food Bank. They  helped to hand out food to needy families for the holiday weekend. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Photos: Ambassador Susan Rice makes surprise visit to Libya


U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice is currently visiting Libya. She first stopped by Tripoli where she had talks with Libya's Prime Minister designate Abdurrahim El Keib and also was presented with a memento during her visit to the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. 

US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice arrived in Tripoli, Libya, today in a surprise trip, just a month after she voted to end the UN’s mandate of the NATO mission that ousted Moammar Gadhafi.

“It is good to be in Libya,” she tweeted shortly after arriving.  "I’ve come to witness progress & lend support to Libyan & #UN personnel.” 

Rice eight months ago played a pivotal role in convincing the UN Security Council to authorize the mission to protect civilians.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tipper Gore and Glenn Close speak at the Mental Health HOPE Symposium

Tipper Gore, wife of former Vice President Al Gore was in Washington, DC this past week to speak at the Mental Health HOPE Symposium. Held to raise awareness about the impact of cuts to mental health services, the forum also featured actress Glenn Close and NPR news analyst Cokie Roberts.

Good to see Tipper Gore out and about!

First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden take in a NASCAR race

First Lady Michelle Obama and  Dr. Jill Biden were on hand today at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in Homestead, Florida.They also hosted military families for a meet and greet on behalf of their initiative, Joining Forces.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Photos: Nancy Pelosi visits the Huffington Post's headquarters

Huffington Post
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi visited the offices of the Huffington Post for a candid conversation with Editor in Chief Arianna Huffington and other female members of the editorial staff. Leader Pelosi gave the group of about 30 people ten pieces of advice about living a fulfilling life. She told them about her life dealing with politics and elections and gave tips on how women can make their mark in their careers. To read more, please visit Huffington Post.

First Lady Michelle Obama turns heads in Hawaii

Someone was definitely turning heads in Hawaii this weekend! First Lady Michelle Obama accompanied Pres. Obama to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit this weekend in Honololu Hawaii. Above, the First Lady and the Pres. were at the opening dinner of the APEC Leaders Summit.

I love love this dress and color on her!

Washingtonian Magazine releases Washington’s 100 Most Powerful Women List

Just came across this great feature on Washingtonian's website. The article entitled, "Washington's 100 Most Powerful Women, is similar to Forbes's noted list of female news makers but focuses solely on women in Washington's DC. Some of the women who stood out for me were:
  • Michèle Flournoy, who is the Undersecretary of Defense for policy and could be the first woman head of the Defense Department.
  • Marne Levine, is the vice president for global public policy at Facebook and was served as the chief of staff at the National Economic Council at the White House.
  • Marcia Greenberger, is the founder and co-president, National Women’s Law Center. One of the godmothers of the women’s movement, she’s still a powerful advocate for employment rights.
To read more about other amazing women, visit

Friday, November 11, 2011

Rep. Gabby Giffords covers the new People Magazine

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, along with her husband Mark Kelly is on the cover of the new People Magazine talking about her ongoing recovery and the next steps after her rehabilitation. The cover story will also feature inserts about the couple's new memoir, Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, which will be released on Tuesday, November 15. To read more go here or pick up the issues on stands now.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Photos: Glamour Magazine's 2011 Women of the Year Awards

Glamour Magazine held its 21st annual Women of the Year awards ceremony yesterday in New York City honoring women in various sectors including politics, entertainment, fashion, and humanitarian work. The women honored included Jennifer Lopez, Tory Burch, Arianna Huffington, Laura Bush, Barbara Bush & Jenna Bush Hager, Chelsea Handler, Withelma “T” Ortiz-Macey, Gabrielle Giffords, Lea Michele, Cindy Sherman, Esraa Abdel Fattah, and the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Gloria Steinem. To read more about each honoree, visit      

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden sit down with Yahoo

First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden sat down with Yahoo Shine to talk about their holiday traditions and their Joining Forces initiative.

Watch the video below or to read more visit Yahoo.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Diane Sawyers' interview with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords set to air on Nov. 14

ABC News' Diane Sawyer sat down with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and her husband Mark Kelly this past week to talk about her new memior and the January shootings in Arizona. The interview will air next Monday and will "document the couple’s courtship, marriage, and extraordinary careers in public service.”

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Flashback: Rep. Karen Bass and Pres. Obama at Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles last week

Can't believe I am just now seeing these! I love Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) and she was spotted in Los, Angeles with Pres. Obama when he stopped at a local Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles to pick up some food. Pres. Obama was on a three-day trip to the West Coast for fundraising and spotlighting his new jobs plan.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Spotted: Michelle Obama and Caroline Kennedy sharing a laugh

Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy
The White House included the picture above today on the White House flickr. Besides just loving both of these women, I love the purple dress that the first lady is wearing. Just gorgeous.

Official Photo Caption: "First Lady Michelle Obama waits with Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg in the Green Room of the White House before making remarks to the White House Historical Association, Oct. 31, 2011. The White House hosted a reception to honor the group's 50th anniversary."

In Memorandum: Dorothy Rodham, mother of Hillary Rodham Clinton, dies at 92

Dorothy Rodham, the mother of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton passed away early Tuesday morning at the age of 92. Very instrumental in the life of her only daughter, Sec. Clinton often spoke of the hardships her mother overcame in order to raise her and her brother. Mrs. Rodham was often seem at by her side during big moments in her life including on the campaign trail and her swearing-in ceremony for Secretary of State. Our prayers and thoughts go out to her entire family.

She was a warm, generous and strong woman... an intellectual; a woman who told a great joke and always got the joke; an extraordinary friend and, most of all, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. - Family Statement
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