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by Annie Linskey | January 27, 2012
First Lady Catherine Curran O'Malley issued an apology this morning for saying that delegates who'd switched their votes on same-sex marriage last session were "cowards. " In a statement issued a few minutes ago, the First Lady said she let her "feelings get the better of me. " “I regret my recent choice of words," O'Malley said in the statement. The Associated Press reported Thursday night that the First Lady, speaking at the 24th annual Conference on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality in Baltimore, said “there were some cowards that prevented it from passing.” Last year a same-sex marriage bill passed in the Senate, but was pulled from the House floor when leaders found they were a few votes short of passage.
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By Lauren McEwen and For The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
My revised list of people who have to die: Quinn, Fitz - and though it hurts my heart to say this - James. There is a whole lot of whininess and poor decision-making happening in “Scandal's” Washington, D.C. and the majority of it is coming from that little trio. For Fitz, it is understanding that the world does not completely revolve around him. At the top of the episode, he and Olivia are busy having this incredibly loud argument about Olivia using Jake as her beard (Jake's words, not mine)
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By Susan Reimer | March 29, 2010
Michelle Obama seems to have found her mission as first lady, and it grew out of the planting the most famous vegetable garden in the world. She hinted at what might become her cause last summer when she celebrated the garden's first harvest with the schoolchildren who helped her plant it. She declared that poor eating habits are a root cause of obesity, and obesity is a root cause of health problems that are taxing this country's resources: heart...
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2014
Sometimes, girlfriends just wanna listen to jazz. First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Sharon Malone, wife of Attorney General Eric Holder, caught Sunday night's first show of contemporary jazz singer Rachelle Ferrell at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis. The women - Malone has been to the Rams Head several times before - were joined by two other women and shared a bottle of white wine while listening to the performance. Zach Price, general manager for Rams Head On Stage, said he was rushing around, making his usual pre-show preparations, when he was told someone wanted to consult him about security for a VIP guest.
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June 28, 2011
I don't get it ...the United States is in extreme debt and getting higher every second. Yet Michelle Obama and daughters are apparently enjoying their travels in Africa. ( "Aids Activists Share Plight With First Lady" June 24.) The plight of AIDS will long be with us. Talking about it solves absolutely nothing. Question: Does the First Lady have to get approval from anyone for her trips? When will our government realize we cannot fix other countries' problems? We cannot fix our own!
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June 9, 2011
It's difficult to fathom the real purpose or intent of the scathing critiques of Michelle Obama's health initiative to lower the rate of childhood obesity. We know that this country has a significantly greater obesity problem than other industrialized nations and that this health problem increases morbidity and mortality rates, decreases productivity and significantly increases the cost of health care. Any effort to stem this tide is appreciated. Ms. Obama is attempting to persuade people to develop better eating and exercise habits.
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by Annie Linskey | February 9, 2012
The only GOP lawmaker to support same-sex marriage so far is Sen. Allan Kittleman, of Howard County, but some influential Republican Marylanders are beginning to weigh in. Joe Steffen, the longtime political operative to Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., wrote a post on his Global Rhetoric blog defending First Lady Catherine Curran O'Malley for calling the some of lawmakers who switched their vote on same-sex marriage "cowards" and...
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Susan Reimer | February 13, 2012
The first family is America's egalitarian version of royalty (if you are too young to remember the sprawling Kennedy clan), and thanks to our People magazine sensibilities, we know as much about their family life and fashion as the Brits do about Kate and William's. For example, the latest news is that 13-year-old Malia Obama is beginning to spread her social wings, and it is giving President Barack Obama hives to see his oldest daughter leave the White House all dolled up for a dance or a party.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2012
Elinor Isabel "Judy" Agnew, who as the wife of former Baltimore County Executive, Maryland Gov. and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew preferred quiet domesticity to that of the political limelight, died June 20 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She was 91. "She passed away very peacefully with all of her children at her side," a daughter, Susan Sagle of Palm Springs, Calif., said Thursday. "She died of natural causes and had been in failing health since 2005. " "Judy was truly a lady and a very outstanding second lady.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2011
— First Lady Michelle Obama applauded the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster Thursday for pledging to cut calories and sodium at its restaurants over the next 10 years. Speaking at the Olive Garden, a restaurant known for its all-you-can eat pastas and breadsticks, Obama called the move by Darden Restaurants, the world's largest full-service restaurant company, an industry "breakthrough" and a key step in her campaign against childhood obesity. "What's good for kids and families can also be good for business," she said.
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By Jill Hummer | December 16, 2013
Relieved by Michelle Obama's recent foray into higher education policy, Politico Magazine last month dubbed her soft focus first ladyship up to that point a "feminist nightmare. " On the surface, there may be something to this claim. For example, Mrs. Obama's Let's Move website currently features her gardening with school children and cooking with Elmo from Sesame Street. But feminists are wrong to say that Michelle Obama has not been active in policy. Just because her policy activism has more to do with children - and less to do with abortion rights and birth control access and paycheck fairness - does not mean she has been a retro throwback to the Mamie Eisenhower era. In fact, when I teach courses on public policy, I regularly use Michelle Obama as a case study to highlight important aspects of the policy making process.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2013
Baltimore District Court Judge Catherine Curran O'Malley was nominated Monday to join the city's Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission. O'Malley, who is married to the governor, was selected by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for the position. Her nomination must still be approved by the City Council. The commission, which is made of 15 appointed members, including a judge, works with city agencies to increase awareness for animal abuse and the need to report it, according to mayoral spokeswoman Caron A. Brace.
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By Lauren McEwen and For The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2013
"Scandal" is back! "Scandal" is back! After months of waiting and rewatching the first two seasons on Netflix, we start the first season by checking in with Pope and Associates. Huck, Harrison, Abby and Quinn are preparing for battle, locking doors and taking the phone off the hook. Olivia has just been outed as Fitz's mistress by a “Post Style-section reporter,” leaving every one reeling. Mellie, Fitz and Cyrus all look miserable, but no one is more upset than Olivia Pope. She's still in the back of that limo with Daddy Pope, who reveals that he wanted Jake Ballard killed, and not Olivia.
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By Susan Reimer and The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2013
What was the hardest lesson you've learned so far? "That kids grow up too fast. " What do you do to relax? "Go to the gym. " Your (other) dream job would be ... "Interior designer or kindergarten teacher. " What's on your playlist? "Citizen Cope, U2 and The Great Gatsby soundtrack. " What is your favorite book? "Anything historical. " What's your favorite vacation destination? "The beach anywhere!"
NEWS
June 11, 2013
First lady Michelle Obama has shown us all how to deal with the nastiness that has infected American politics: do not indulge it. At a fundraiser in a private Washington residence last Tuesday night, a gay rights activist standing only a few steps away interrupted the first lady as she spoke. Michelle's reaction was immediate. She did not try to talk over the heckler or engage the person in a debate or pass it off as a joke or wait until the rant subsided. Instead, she stepped away from the microphone, walked over to the shouting woman and said, "Listen to me or you can take the mike, but I'm leaving.
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By Krissah Thompson, The Washington Post | May 17, 2013
Michelle Obama encouraged the graduates of Bowie State University on Friday to live up to the legacy of their university's founders and the leaders of the civil rights movement by promoting the importance of education in the black community. "Just think about this for a moment - for generations, in many parts of this country, it was illegal for black people to get an education," Obama told the predominantly black crowd, referring to the period in which Bowie State was founded. "Slaves caught reading or writing could be beaten within an inch of their lives.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 8, 2010
Ellen Ingram Fretterd, who was known as the "first lady" of the Maryland National Guard, died of cancer Dec. 3 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. The Federalsburg resident was 75. Born Ellen Ingram in Pike, W.Va., and raised in Seaford, Del., she was a graduate of Seaford High School. She earned an associate's degree from Chesapeake College and a bachelor of arts from what was then Salisbury State College. In 1988 then-Gov. William Donald Schaefer appointed her to the school's board of visitors.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2013
Jimi Helen McCormick, a first lady of the McCormick spice, seasonings and flavorings firm, died Friday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 74 and had homes in Reisterstown and Stuart, Fla. Born Jimi Helen Faulk in Jackson, Miss., she lived in Southern California as a child. After her father's death, she was partially raised by aunts and uncles in Methodist parsonages in Mississippi and Louisiana, where she attended schools. Her mother, Minnie Rae Faulk, was a Washington dressmaker.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2013
First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to visit the Naval Academy and the State House in Annapolis today as she praises a new Maryland law as setting a national standard for legislation to help veterans get professional credentials, the White House said. Her arrival coincides with Gov. Martin O'Malley signing the bill, which passed the General Assembly unanimously this month. It aims to ease Maryland veterans' transition from the military to civilian jobs and universities, as well as help veterans and military spouses get professional licenses for more than 70 jobs when they move here.
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