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Obama's Speech to Students: Education Message or Lopsided Propaganda?

Last week, a Utah elementary school principal apologized to parents after screening a video, "I Pledge," to students during a school assembly. You might recall the video; it went viral shortly after President Barack Obama's inauguration. Produced b...

White House Annoyed by School Lunch Campaign

Did this public service announcement cross the line? Credit: Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine
When it comes to the First Daughters, everything is off-limits. Even if it's for a good cause. White House officials are annoyed by a...

White House Aides Missing out on Family Time

The Obamas have family time at the White House, but they're the only ones. Photo: The Official White House Photo Stream, Flickr
Having trouble balancing work life and family? Just be glad you don't work in the White House. White House aides wi...

Barack Obama Celebrates First Father's Day in the White House

In January, "Parade" magazine published a letter that Barack Obama wrote to his daughters, which was really a letter about his hopes for all of America's children. This Sunday, the President will celebrate his first Father's Day in the White House...

Obama Girls Get Their Dog

So what was in your Easter basket? Jelly beans, perhaps? Peeps? (I like Peeps.) A chocolate bunny or four? How about a puppy? Sasha and Malia got their very own Easter Beagle yesterday – well, Easter Portuguese Water Dog. Close enough. Th...

Sasha And Malia Get Surprise Swing Set

The adorable first daughters had a nice surprise when they got home from school yesterday. Not the puppy (not yet, anyway), but something almost as good -- a brand new wooden swing set. They squealed with delight upon seeing it, said a spokeswoman...

Kevin Federline Launches Kid Clothing Line

Kevin Federline, aka K-Fed, aka the ex-Mr. Britney Spears, aka "one of the most reviled guys in the U.S. of A.," has a new idea. A children's clothing line. According to Women's Wear Daily, K-Fed was in Las Vegas to check out the Project trade sho...

Obamas Pick A Dog

The suspense is over! The most important issue facing our nation will soon come to a close! Drum roll, please... Michelle Obama has revealed that she wants a Portuguese Water Dog. Obama told People Magazine that it was down to either that or a ...

Parenting Like the Obamas - Do Your Kids Do Chores?

We all know that Barack and Michelle Obama don't spoil their girls -- Sasha and Malia only get $1 a week in allowance, for example, which is a lot less than the average weekly allowance for kids their ages ($4.10 and $7.18, respectively). The payout ...

Sasha and Malia at Home in the White House

Moving is never easy. Leaving behind friends and all that is familiar to start over in a new environment is difficult enough for an adult, but for a child the experience can be downright overwhelming. When everything is new, from school to home to fr...

President Obama Complains About a Snow Day

The Chicago-grown Obama family have only lived in Washington, D.C. for a few weeks, but already they're noticing a few differences. Sidwell Friends, Malia and Sasha's school, was closed today for a snow day.
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Obama Baby Boom on the Horizon?

For some of us, the election of Barack Obama heralds the start of a new and better era, and his inauguration was symbolic of that new beginning. So what better way to celebrate than to get down and get funky? One commentator out of the U.K. believes ...

After the Inauguration - Home at Last!

"No matter what you believe in your political affiliation or party, you have to respect the fact that we had a peaceful transition of power." You can find more of René's videos -- including additional footage from her trip to Washingt...

J. Crew Creates Custom Chic for the Obama Girls

Malia and Sasha Obama sure lucked out this week, thanks to the creative design team at J.Crew. Their outfits -- pink and coral for sassy Sasha, sapphire blue and black for mature Malia -- were perfect in every way. Coats, dresses, scarves and tights ...

Sasha and Malia Get Advice From Bush Twins

Outgoing presidents traditionally leave a note in the Oval Office for the new Commander-in-Chief. Jenna and Barbara Bush wrote their own letter to the incoming First Kids, giving them a few heartfelt pointers on how to enjoy their new life in a "magi...

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