Stories tagged with Michelle Obama

Muckety this! Hugo Chavez to Michelle Obama

By Muckety   |   March 12, 2013 at 7:48am   |   0 Comments

We take an indirect route, not through the White House but through the Tribeca Grill, to link the late Hugo Chavez to First Lady Michelle Obama in four steps.

Harvey Weinstein brings Michelle Obama to the Oscars

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 25, 2013 at 7:23am   |   0 Comments

The Hollywood power structure rearranges every year at this time, as Oscar winners enjoy the new bankability that comes with each statuette.

Law school friendship brings Jocelyn Frye to the White House

By A. James Memmott   |   March 11, 2009 at 7:46am   |   0 Comments

Michelle Obama has turned to a Harvard Law School connection to help her connect to Washington.

Annie Leibovitz pawns life’s work for cash

By Carol Eisenberg   |   March 2, 2009 at 1:37pm   |   2 Comments

She is the world’s most famous celebrity photographer, whose trademark images include the naked and very pregnant Demi Moore for Vanity Fair and a bare-armed First Lady Michelle Obama for Vogue. For all her plaudits, though, Leibovitz was broke.

Obamas set a high bar for Washington power couples

By Carol Eisenberg   |   February 17, 2009 at 8:04am   |   1 Comments

With the arrival of a new administration, Muckety decided to take a fresh look at Washington’s power couples. Here’s our take on the Capitol’s top 70 or so duos.

Marian Robinson assumes new role as ‘first grandma’

By Carol Eisenberg   |   January 4, 2009 at 10:34am   |   7 Comments

It used to be said that behind every successful man is a woman. In the case of President-elect Barack Obama, add his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, to the mix.

Chicago connections helped Ebony snag Obama interview

By Carol Eisenberg   |   December 3, 2008 at 3:41pm   |   0 Comments

Some see President-elect Barack Obama’s decision to sit down for his first print interview with Ebony magazine as a symbolic nod to the readers of the historic black magazine.

Social Secretary Desiree Rogers is decades-old Obama pal

By Carol Eisenberg   |   November 25, 2008 at 9:50am   |   0 Comments

It is testament to her close relationship to Barack and Michelle Obama – and to members of their inner circle - that Desiree Rogers threw an intimate birthday party for her friend, Valerie Jarrett, last week. Among the guests were the president-elect and his wife.

As senior White House adviser, Valerie Jarrett will be loyal networker

By Carol Eisenberg   |   November 16, 2008 at 7:53am   |   1 Comments

They don’t come much more networked than Valerie Jarrett.

Craig Robinson helped brother-in-law build connections off the court

By A. James Memmott   |   November 12, 2008 at 9:54am   |   1 Comments

Barack Obama isn’t the only person in his extended family taking on a big challenge.

Sen. Chuck Hagel dances closer to Obama

By Carol Eisenberg   |   October 27, 2008 at 1:26pm   |   0 Comments

Sen. Chuck Hagel, the Nebraska Republican who has become a pariah in his own party, has been publicly criticizing John McCain’s vice-presidential pick, while his wife, Lilibet, attended the final presidential debate as Michelle Obama’s guest.

The governor’s new clothes

By Emily Morgan   |   October 22, 2008 at 3:39pm   |   0 Comments

Sarah Palin’s wardrobe has been revamped, thanks to the Republican National Committee.

Michelle Obama has a rabbi in her family

By Carol Eisenberg   |   September 12, 2008 at 5:06pm   |   1 Comments

Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle, is a first cousin, once removed, to Rabbi Capers C. Funnye Jr., spiritual leader of a mostly black synagogue on Chicago’s South Side.

Matt Damon works with One Campaign to raise awareness of poverty

By Emily Morgan   |   August 25, 2008 at 1:26pm   |   0 Comments

People Magazine’s sexiest man of the year, Matt-Damon, is also the face of the ONE Campaign; a non-profit organization that raises public awareness about the global issues of hunger, poverty, and disease.

Is Tim Kaine too much like Barack Obama to be VP choice?

By Carol Eisenberg   |   August 1, 2008 at 10:52am   |   0 Comments

The parallels between Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine and Obama - both of whom are Harvard-educated attorneys with Kansas roots and a civil rights orientation - help explain their unusual chemistry. But those similarities could also prove a liability for the Democratic ticket.

Michelle Obama, but not Cindy McCain, makes Vanity Fair’s best dressed list

By Carol Eisenberg   |   July 30, 2008 at 2:19pm   |   0 Comments

Some will call it political bias, or perhaps, more evidence of the swooning comparisons between the Obamas and the Kennedys by a besotted media.

Surprise, Maria Shriver endorses Obama

By Gary Jacobson   |   February 3, 2008 at 10:27pm   |   0 Comments

Last week California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger endorsed Republican John McCain for president. Sunday, the governor’s wife, Maria Shriver, endorsed Democrat Barack Obama.

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