Michelle Obama

  1. Michelle Obama cancelled her upcoming visit to the University of New Hampshire, which was scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30, as a result of Hurricane Sandy’s impending approach to the New England region.

    UNH has already cancelled all classes and operations for Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 30 in preparation for the storm’s impact. 

  2. President Barack Obama’s (blue) and candidate Mitt Romney’s (red) visits to college campuses since August 2012. An interactive version of the map can be viewed here.
President Barack Obama visited George Mason University in Fairfax for the second time this month on Friday to campaign before the Nov. 6 election.
 It might seem Obama spends a lot of time on college campuses, but The Washington Post’s campaign stops map show that Obama has only visited one more Virginia college campus than his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney.  Including appearances from their wives and running mates, the Romney and Obama campaigns have visited the same number of colleges since August.
While they may be tied on campuses, the Romney campaign (counting appearances from each candidate’s running mate) has visited Virginia five more times than the Obama campaign.
First Lady Michelle Obama has Romney’s wife, Ann, beat in Virginia. Since August, Michelle has visited the state 10 times while Ann has only visited five times.  Most of Ann’s events are private fundraisers. Michelle spoke at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg on Sept. 13 and earlier in the year, on Jan. 11, she visited Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond with Jill Biden. Later, on May 5, Obama himself made an appearance at the university.
Obama’s running mate, Joe Biden, has not visited any college campuses, but he did visit an elementary school in Wytheville on Aug. 14. Two months before, he spoke at Tallwood High School’s graduation in Virginia Beach. Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan visited Christopher Newport University in Newport News on Sept. 18, which prompted the school to take a second look at their demonstration policy.

    President Barack Obama’s (blue) and candidate Mitt Romney’s (red) visits to college campuses since August 2012. An interactive version of the map can be viewed here.

    President Barack Obama visited George Mason University in Fairfax for the second time this month on Friday to campaign before the Nov. 6 election.

     It might seem Obama spends a lot of time on college campuses, but The Washington Post’s campaign stops map show that Obama has only visited one more Virginia college campus than his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney.  Including appearances from their wives and running mates, the Romney and Obama campaigns have visited the same number of colleges since August.

    While they may be tied on campuses, the Romney campaign (counting appearances from each candidate’s running mate) has visited Virginia five more times than the Obama campaign.

    First Lady Michelle Obama has Romney’s wife, Ann, beat in Virginia. Since August, Michelle has visited the state 10 times while Ann has only visited five times.  Most of Ann’s events are private fundraisers. Michelle spoke at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg on Sept. 13 and earlier in the year, on Jan. 11, she visited Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond with Jill Biden. Later, on May 5, Obama himself made an appearance at the university.

    Obama’s running mate, Joe Biden, has not visited any college campuses, but he did visit an elementary school in Wytheville on Aug. 14. Two months before, he spoke at Tallwood High School’s graduation in Virginia Beach. Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan visited Christopher Newport University in Newport News on Sept. 18, which prompted the school to take a second look at their demonstration policy.

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  3. Michelle Obama portrays president from personal angle
Photo by Elizabeth Mendoza, Story by Vinayak Balasubramanian for the Daily Tar Heel
DURHAM, N.C. — Thousands of enthusiastic students and local residents gathered Wednesday at N.C. Central University to hear Michelle Obama make the case for her husband’s re-election.
Despite the political undertones in her speech, the first lady sought to portray President Obama from a personal angle — echoing a theme from her Sept. 4 speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
As many as 3,100 people gathered in the McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium at NCCU, filling it to capacity.
The event — which was sponsored by Obama for America — was one of two speeches that the first lady gave to students on Wednesday. Obama later spoke at East Carolina University.
Obama told attendees of the personal struggles and moral lessons she and the president faced growing up, what motivated them and how this has influenced the president’s world view.
“Like so many families in this country, our families weren’t asking for much. They didn’t begrudge anyone else’s success,” she said.
“They simply believed in that fundamental American promise that even if you don’t start out with much, if you work hard and do what you’re supposed to do, then you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids,” Obama said.
The first lady also reminded audience members of the struggles she and the president faced in paying for college.
“When it comes to student debt, believe me, Barack and I, we’ve been there,” she said. “He never could have attended college without financial aid.”
Speaking before Obama, U.S. Rep. David Price, D-N.C., mentioned to students that the president’s higher education policies helped pay for about 16,000 N.C. veterans and 250,000 N.C. students to attend college.
The speech received a positive reaction from the audience, many of whom said they were moved.
Jacqueline Futrell, an adult basic education teacher at Durham Technical Community College, personally accompanied one of her deaf students to the event.
“I told her that since she was able to get a ticket, that I would personally bring her with me, to make sure that the interpreters were here and everything, so that she could also enjoy hearing Mrs. Obama as well,” she said.
Tania Irwin, a sophomore education major at NCCU, said she nearly cried when she got to shake the first lady’s hand.
“She is my idol, and I was just so inspired by her words.”

    Michelle Obama portrays president from personal angle

    Photo by Elizabeth Mendoza, Story by Vinayak Balasubramanian for the Daily Tar Heel

    DURHAM, N.C. — Thousands of enthusiastic students and local residents gathered Wednesday at N.C. Central University to hear Michelle Obama make the case for her husband’s re-election.

    Despite the political undertones in her speech, the first lady sought to portray President Obama from a personal angle — echoing a theme from her Sept. 4 speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

    As many as 3,100 people gathered in the McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium at NCCU, filling it to capacity.

    The event — which was sponsored by Obama for America — was one of two speeches that the first lady gave to students on Wednesday. Obama later spoke at East Carolina University.

    Obama told attendees of the personal struggles and moral lessons she and the president faced growing up, what motivated them and how this has influenced the president’s world view.

    “Like so many families in this country, our families weren’t asking for much. They didn’t begrudge anyone else’s success,” she said.

    “They simply believed in that fundamental American promise that even if you don’t start out with much, if you work hard and do what you’re supposed to do, then you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids,” Obama said.

    The first lady also reminded audience members of the struggles she and the president faced in paying for college.

    “When it comes to student debt, believe me, Barack and I, we’ve been there,” she said. “He never could have attended college without financial aid.”

    Speaking before Obama, U.S. Rep. David Price, D-N.C., mentioned to students that the president’s higher education policies helped pay for about 16,000 N.C. veterans and 250,000 N.C. students to attend college.

    The speech received a positive reaction from the audience, many of whom said they were moved.

    Jacqueline Futrell, an adult basic education teacher at Durham Technical Community College, personally accompanied one of her deaf students to the event.

    “I told her that since she was able to get a ticket, that I would personally bring her with me, to make sure that the interpreters were here and everything, so that she could also enjoy hearing Mrs. Obama as well,” she said.

    Tania Irwin, a sophomore education major at NCCU, said she nearly cried when she got to shake the first lady’s hand.

    “She is my idol, and I was just so inspired by her words.”

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  4. First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at a May 5 rally at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. Photo by Leah Small, Capital News Service
First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. this Thursday, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. Obama was scheduled to speak in Fredericksburg earlier this summer, but canceled her trip to visit Aurora, Colo. after a movie theater shooting in July.

    First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at a May 5 rally at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. Photo by Leah Small, Capital News Service

    First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. this Thursday, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. Obama was scheduled to speak in Fredericksburg earlier this summer, but canceled her trip to visit Aurora, Colo. after a movie theater shooting in July.

  5. President Obama and Vice President Biden will make an appearance at a grassroots event at the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, N.H. on Friday.

    Michelle Obama and Jill Biden will accompany their husbands at the event. 

  6. Reporting by Rex Santus, a city reporter for the Daily Kent Stater.

    It wasn’t until eight years ago First Lady Michelle Obama paid back her student loans, she said Tuesday during a teleconference with student media outlets.

    “I always remember what life was like when Barack and I were just starting out our life together,” Obama said. “We were holding down jobs and out of school … We bought our first condominium. We found our combined monthly student loan bill was actually higher than our first mortgage.”

    Obama’s teleconference was in preparation for her speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday night. The call focused on the importance of young people’s voting in the November election.

    Obama said young people are the “engine” of her husband’s campaign.

    “The fact is we know this election hangs in the balance,” Obama said. “We know that young people and new voters like many of you are the ones who can put this election over the top.”

    Listen to audio clips from the call and read the full story on KentWired.

    kentwired.com »

  7. First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday offered condolences to family members of victims of the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting during a private meeting near the scene where a white supremacist gunman opened fire earlier this month.

    Read more from Reuters.

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  8. denverpost:

Michelle Obama visits Aurora hospital to thank doctors, nurses for actions
First lady Michelle Obama reached out with both hands, gave hugs and offered thanks to doctors and staff Saturday during a surprise visit to the Medical Center of Aurora.
During a visit that lasted a little more than an hour, the first lady thanked doctors, nurses and other staff members who cared for the wave of patients who were rushed to the hospital on July 20, after a lone gunman fired into a packed theater at the Century Aurora 16 multiplex during a midnight premiere of the new Batman movie, “The Dark Night Rises.” Twelve people were killed and another 58 were injured in one of the worst mass shootings in American history.

    denverpost:

    Michelle Obama visits Aurora hospital to thank doctors, nurses for actions

    First lady Michelle Obama reached out with both hands, gave hugs and offered thanks to doctors and staff Saturday during a surprise visit to the Medical Center of Aurora.

    During a visit that lasted a little more than an hour, the first lady thanked doctors, nurses and other staff members who cared for the wave of patients who were rushed to the hospital on July 20, after a lone gunman fired into a packed theater at the Century Aurora 16 multiplex during a midnight premiere of the new Batman movie, “The Dark Night Rises.” Twelve people were killed and another 58 were injured in one of the worst mass shootings in American history.

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