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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2013
First lady Michelle Obama told the Naval Academy's 4,000 midshipmen that she and the president would honor their sacrifice by making sure the country takes care of them.  "You have a president and a first lady who will keep working to make sure that this country serves you as well as you serve us," Michelle Obama said during brief remarks before sharing lunch with midshipmen.  The first lady was in Annapolis for a State House ceremony where...
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By John-John Williams IV and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Aya Dixon, 15, has dreams of working for a top design house before eventually branching off to create her own line of couture. Up until now, her only brush with that industry was thumbing through glossy magazines or watching reality shows on television. That changed Wednesday when the Baltimore Design School sophomore got a chance to mingle with the likes of Anna Wintour, popular designer and "Project Runway" judge Zac Posen and other big names in the fashion industry. Dixon was part of a group of 10 students from Baltimore Design School who attended the White House's first Fashion Education Workshop, led by first lady Michelle Obama.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2013
WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama will speak at Bowie State University's commencement on May 17, the White House said Thursday. The school, Maryland's oldest historically black college and one of the oldest in the nation, is celebrating its 148th anniversary. The school is "part of the rich legacy of historically black colleges and universities that have been instrumental in educating generations of African Americans," the White House said in its announcement.  Obama will also speak at Eastern Kentucky University and a Tennessee high school, the White House said.  The announcement comes a day after the first lady entered the policy debate over gun control with a deeply personal address on violence to a conference in Chicago.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
George Harman won the Republican primary for Baltimore County executive last month by 20 votes, election officials said after a rare recount. Harman, an environmental consultant from Reisterstown, will face Democratic County Executive Kevin Kamenetz in the general election. "I'm going to focus on open, honest and ethical government," Harman said. GOP rival Tony Campbell requested the recount last week after trailing Harman by 18 votes in the June 24 primary election. Officials began counting about 28,000 ballots Tuesday morning and finished that evening.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2012
First lady Michelle Obama will visit Maryland next month for a pair of fundraisers -- including one in Baltimore -- during a campaign swing that will largely mirror a trip the president made through the state in June, Democratic officials said Wednesday. Obama, who like other first ladies before her enjoys higher approval ratings than the president, will hold a large fundraiser at Morgan State University on Sept. 21. Tickets for that event will begin at around $250. A more exclusive and pricey event will take place on the same day at the Phoenix home of Robert Meyerhoff, a prominent horse breeder and owner and major Democratic donor.
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June 8, 2011
Give me a break. The first lady can't even grow a vegetable garden or warn of the dangers of childhood obesity without some Republican creep getting their nose out of joint or complaining about the excesses of government. To these old eyes the first lady is a strikingly gorgeous woman. She certainly has a lot of credibility when it comes to dietary counsel because she practices what she preaches, and whatever she is doing works well for her. And we could all heed her admonition to eat less.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2010
Instead of Adam Jones, a couple of Secret Service agents were patrolling center field, sunglasses down, earpieces in, ready for whatever came their way. Nothing was going to get past them, apparently, be it a fly ball or, worse, a hot dog. They were at Camden Yards to protect Michelle Obama, who in turn was trying to protect the nation's children — from obesity. The first lady was at the park to announce that Major League Baseball was joining her campaign to get kids to eat healthier and exercise at least an hour a day. "The truth is that lots of kids just are not getting healthy foods and they're not getting enough exercise," she told a group of about 40 children brought to the park Tuesday morning to listen to her pitch and participate in a baseball clinic led by major leaguers.
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By Liz Atwood,
For The Baltimore Sun
| June 11, 2013
Michelle Obama had a choice Monday: accompany her husband to California to hobnob with the president and first lady of China or stay home to celebrate the 12th birthday of younger daughter, Sasha. She chose to stay home. Michelle Obama has declared herself “mom in chief.” A few months ago she raised eyebrows when she slipped and described herself as a single mom. I'm sure many days she feels like it. Some Chinese apparently are viewing her decision to stay home for a “family trifle” as a snub to their glamorous first lady.
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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.
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.
NEWS
June 25, 2014
President Barack Obama seems to be having quite a difficult time trying to find shelter for the thousands of immigrant children who have swarmed into our country ( "U.S. considering new Md. sites for immigrant children," June 17). His administration has been met with nothing but disappointment and defiant opposition from representatives and citizens from Maryland, Indiana, Oklahoma and Virginia. I don't quite understand why finding shelter for the children is so mind-boggling for someone as bright as President Obama.
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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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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2014
President Barack Obama briefly reiterated his commitment to LGBT equality around the globe in a section of Tuesday night's State of the Union speech, but he did not address the stalled Employment Non-Discrimination Act or whether he would issue an executive order to prohibit discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors. In a larger discussion about American ideals and the United States' opportunities to "promote understanding around the globe," Obama suggested the nation is in part defined by its belief " in the inherent dignity and equality of every human being, regardless of race or religion, creed or sexual orientation.
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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.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2013
Maryland's work-in-progress team took the floor Sunday night in a game that felt important because of a big, energized crowd that came not only for the Terps, but to see President Obama and his family seated behind the visitors' bench. If the Terps were going to make errors -- and they made plenty -- it was going to come in front of the world's most famous basketball fan and an announced crowd of 14,776. Maryland did not seem quite ready for the occasion. The Terps played sloppy defense and missed key foul shots in an 90-83 loss to Oregon State that dropped them to 1-2. Everyone else seemed to be looking at the casually-dressed Obama, his wife Michelle and their two children.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - Roberto Nelson insists that he isn't losing focus. Oregon State's leading scorer says his concentration is solely on the men's basketball game the Beavers (1-1) will play on Sunday at Maryland (1-1). But, as he prepared for the trip, it would have been hard to blame the senior guard if his mind drifted to the possibility of again meeting President Barack Obama and the first lady, to eating Thanksgiving dinner last season at the White House, to shooting hoops at the president's South Lawn court.
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Matthew Hay Brown | September 21, 2012
The most popular member of the Obama campaign is coming to Maryland Friday for a pair of fundraisers. Michelle Obama is scheduled to attend an afternoon reception at Morgan State University in Baltimore and an evening reception at a home in Baltimore County. As Erin McPike wrote this week on RealClearPolitics , the Obama campaign has been leaning on the first lady in the final weeks of the campaign to testify to the president's character and vision. Michelle Obama typically travels three days a week, and makes a couple of appearances per travel day. She visited Virginia last week and Florida and North Carolina this week.
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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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Staff reports | August 19, 2013
The Obamas have a new member of the first family. Sunny, a Portugueses water dog, arrived Monday at the White House from Michigan. She was born in June 2012 and is the sister of the original Obama family pet Bo. According to The Washington Post , the Obama also made a donation to the Washington Humane Society. The White House wrote on its website that the family chose another Portugueses water dog because the dogs work well with the family's allergies. Also, Michelle Obama had hinted before that Bo needed company.
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By Liz Atwood,
For The Baltimore Sun
| June 11, 2013
Michelle Obama had a choice Monday: accompany her husband to California to hobnob with the president and first lady of China or stay home to celebrate the 12th birthday of younger daughter, Sasha. She chose to stay home. Michelle Obama has declared herself “mom in chief.” A few months ago she raised eyebrows when she slipped and described herself as a single mom. I'm sure many days she feels like it. Some Chinese apparently are viewing her decision to stay home for a “family trifle” as a snub to their glamorous first lady.
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