Michelle Obama

12:23pm

Fri April 12, 2013
The Two-Way

In 2012, Obamas Made $662,076, Paid $112,214 In Taxes

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 2:19 pm

U.S. President Barack Obama.
Alex Wong Getty Images

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama report that they had an adjusted gross income of $608,611 in 2012. The couple gave $150,034 to charity and ended up paying $112,214 in taxes.

That's an effective tax rate of about 18 percent.

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4:17pm

Wed April 10, 2013
It's All Politics

Michelle Obama Steps Into Gun Control Debate

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 5:19 pm

First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday speaks about 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was shot and killed on the South Side of Chicago earlier this year.
Paul Beaty AP

First lady Michelle Obama gave a personal and emotional speech Wednesday in Chicago as she stepped into the debate over gun control.

"Right now, my husband is fighting as hard as he can and engaging as many people as he can to pass common-sense reforms to protect our children from gun violence," she said.

The first lady was in her hometown to encourage business leaders to donate millions of dollars to programs for at-risk youth.

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4:47am

Sat March 2, 2013
It's All Politics

Does President Obama Know When To Say When?

Originally published on Sat March 2, 2013 12:02 pm

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama appeared on The View last fall in New York.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Doesn't the president get enough attention?

The president is always the star of the show. When just about any major event occurs — whether it's a downturn in the unemployment rate, a natural disaster or some crisis overseas — much of the news media ask how it's going to play out for the president, the central actor in our national drama.

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10:13am

Tue February 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Iran Doctors Photo To Cover Michelle Obama's Shoulders

And how Iran's Fars news agency covered her up.
FarsNews.com

11:01am

Tue February 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Newtown Teacher Among First Lady's State Of The Union Guests

Originally published on Tue February 12, 2013 11:05 am

Gun violence. Immigration. Education. The economy. Veterans. Afghanistan. Women in combat. Innovation. Science. Equality. Heroism.

It's safe to say those will themes in Tuesday night's State of the Union address, based on the list the White House has released of the guests who will be sitting with first lady Michelle Obama in the House gallery. Such guests, and the reasons they're there, usually make their way into a president's address.

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