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PHOTOS & REMARKS: FLOTUS at National Medal for Museum & Library Services Ceremony

First Lady Michelle Obama presents a 2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to Akemi Kikumura Yano, director of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, and community member Paul Takemoto during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington on December 17, 2010.  UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg Photo via Newscom 

The White House

Office of the First Lady

East Room

11:14 A.M. EST

      MRS. OBAMA:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Good morning.  (Applause.)  Thank you all.  Please rest, rest.  (Laughter.)  Welcome to the White House.  It is wonderful to have you all here.  You’ve got snow, you’ve got Christmas, it’s the best time of year.  So, welcome.

      I am so pleased that all of you could join us today as we award the 2010 National Medals for Museum and Library Service to 10 outstanding libraries and museums from across the country.

      I want to start by acknowledging the members of Congress who are here with us today.  I want to thank all of you for taking the time to join us during a very busy time of the year.  But this is an important occasion and we wanted to make sure that everyone could be a part of it.

      I particularly want to recognize our guests of honor today, this year’s medal winners, for your tremendous contributions to our communities.

      Now, from the looks of things, you all are a pretty diverse bunch.  You come from every corner of the country, from big cities and from small towns.  And your programming involves everything from puppetry and gardening to Civil War battles and science experiments.

      But you’re here today because you all share the same commitment to excellence, the same determination to serve your communities, and the same spirit of innovation.  You’re here because you’ve challenged the conventional notions of what a library or museum can and should be, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, embracing new ideas and approaches.

      At Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, for example, guests don’t just view historical re-enactments; they actually become part of them.  On one visit, they might be pioneers, living on the prairie in the early 1800s.  On the next visit, they might be fugitive slaves, risking their lives for a chance at freedom.

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VIDEO: FLOTUS Visits The Children's National Medical Center 



VIDEO: FLOTUS at Signing of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act


PHOTOS & VIDEO: FLOTUS & weeMichelles Host Christmas in Washington

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FLOTUS Takes Off the Gloves

U.S. President Barack Obama, accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama, their daughters Malia, right, and Sasha, left, and Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama's mother, light the National Christmas Tree at a ceremony on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, DC, on Thursday, December 9, 2010. The first Christmas tree lighting ceremony took place back in 1923, with President Calvin Coolidge presiding.  UPI/Andrew Harrer/Pool Photo via Newscom

Tonight the First Family lit the National Christmas Tree. The night went off without a hitch until First Lady Michelle Obama had to take off the gloves or should I say the glove. While reading Twas The Night Before Christmas her winter glove caused a little snafu...

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Super FLOTUS: Defender of the Arts


Check out First Lady Michelle Obama as a super shero. This work of art was created by comic book artists Frank Cho for the December cover of DC. I think the cover is dope great, but I'm biased. I have an affinity for Black women super sheroes. It started with my Grandmother.

According to Frank Cho...

"I was recently interviewed by a prestigious Washington DC magazine, called “DC”. I was honored to be named one of their power players in the art field which caught me completely off-guard. I didn’t know people outside of comic book field even know who I was, let alone group me in with other more talented people. Long story short, I was asked to draw their December issue cover which has my article.

They wanted me to draw First Lady, Michelle Obama, as a superhero for all her support in the arts program. I hope that I was able to capture her likeness."

To read Frank's interview click here.

In my humble opinion I think Frank did a great job. What say you Michelle Obama Watchers?



PHOTOS: FLOTUS at Kennedy Center Honors

U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host the 2010 Kennedy Center Honorees at a reception in the East Room of the White House before going to the Kennedy Center on December 5, 2010. The recipients for the 33rd annual awards are singer and songwriter Merle Haggard; composer and lyricist Jerry Herman; dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones; songwriter and musician Paul McCartney; and producer, television host and actress Oprah Winfrey. UPI/Gary Fabiano/Pool Photo via Newscom

First Lady Michelle and President Obama hosted the 2010 Kennedy Center Honorees  reception in the White House East Room today. This year's recipients included: singer and songwriter Merle Haggard; composer and lyricist Jerry Herman; dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones; songwriter and musician Paul McCartney; and producer, television host and actress Oprah Winfrey.

The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors will be broadcast on CBS December 28, 2010.

According to NY Post pool reporter Charles Hurt…

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PHOTOS: FLOTUS at Fisher House Ribbon-cutting

First Lady Michelle Obama and Ken Fisher of the Fisher House Foundation cut the ribbon to open the newest Fisher House at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on December 2, 2010. The Fisher house provides free housing to military families while their loved ones receive hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury. UPI/Kevin Dietsch Photo via Newscom

Today First Lady Michelle Obama participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the opening of 3 new Fisher Houses on the National Navy Medical Center Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The new homes will be occupied by 60 families of patients receiving care at local medical centers. There are now a total of 5 homes at the Bethesda Medical Campus and a total of 53 Fisher Homes across the country that house over 130,000 families. It is estimated that the homes save more than $150 million in housing costs to families of military personnel.

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PHOTOS & VIDEO: FLOTUS Previews White House Holiday Decorations 


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VIDEO: First Lady & President Obama on Barbara Walters Special

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