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French Elle Ripped for 'Racist' Obama Comments

'Jazzy' family embraces 'white' and 'chic' fashion codes, says columnist

(Newser) - French Elle's outrageous "compliments" for the Obama family's "jazzy" style have sparked a race row. Finally, Elle gushes , the First Family is following "white fashion" codes. "Chic" has at last become a "plausible option" for a community until now pegged to "streetwear,... More »

Obamas Get New Portrait

White House releases new family photo

(Newser) - The first family has a new portrait: President and Michelle Obama posed with daughters Sasha, 10, and Malia, 13, in the Oval Office for the new photo, snapped by White House photographer Pete Souza, notes People . Last time around, in 2009, Annie Leibovitz did the honors. Click here to see... More »

Obamas Leave Vineyard, Head to Nawlins

President will mark 5th anniversary of Katrina

(Newser) - President Barack Obama is wrapping up his vacation on Martha's Vineyard and heading for New Orleans to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The president and his family boarded a Marine helicopter today, the first leg of a trip that will take them to the Crescent City. More »

Sasha Obama: Style Icon

At 9, she's already inspiring girls everywhere

(Newser) - As Michelle Obama was getting criticized for taking a lavish trip to Spain—while wearing designer clothes—her 9-year-old daughter was emerging as an icon of reasonably priced style. From her $25 rainbow bathing suit to the $75 outfit she wore to meet the Spanish royal family, Sasha "was... More »

Chelsea, Bush Twins: We Have Great First Kids

Hate their parents if you must, but not their offspring

(Newser) - Gail Collins doesn't want to hear any griping about Chelsea Clinton's wedding. "Let her have her day," she writes at the New York Times . She's "been a national public figure against her will since she was 12, and in all that time she has never embarrassed her... More »

Malia, Sasha Ready to Babysit: Obama

If first daughters need pocket money, they can earn it

(Newser) - Malia Obama turned 12 on the 4th of July, and sister Sasha is 9, so they're just about old enough to bring in some money, their dad says. "They're getting an allowance," President Obama tells ABC , without specifying an amount—presumably they've gotten a raise since their.$1-a-week... More »

First Dog Bo Cost $1,600

Obama family's Portuguese water dog was a gift from Ted Kennedy

(Newser) - The Obama family's Portuguese water dog, Bo, cost $1,600, according to financial disclosure documents made public today. The scoop on Bo's price tag is the most interesting tidbit from the forms; President Obama's financial situation was made clear when his tax returns were released last month, the Washington Post... More »

Stars Rock Obama Easter Egg Roll

'Ready, Set, Go!' theme includes bunny in sweats, Justin Bieber?

(Newser) - The White House hosts its annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn today, staying admirably on-message with an anti-obesity/exercise-themed event. “Ready, Set Go!” is the slogan, helped along by sports activities, but much of the kids' attention will likely go to performances by Sara Bareilles, Justin Bieber,... More »

For Census Purposes, Obama's African-American

In response to question about race, president checks one box

(Newser) - When he filled out his census form yesterday, President Obama identified himself as African-American. The son of a black Kenyan and a white Kansan, Obama had the option to check more than one box. He didn't hesitate before choosing "Black, African Am., or Negro," White House press secretary... More »

White House Renews Seder Tradition

(Newser) - Among the families around the world gathering tomorrow to celebrate the beginning of Passover with a dinner, or seder, will be a high-profile group: the Obamas. The White House seder tradition started on the campaign trail in 2008, when then-senator Barack Obama surprised three staffers by showing up for their... More »

At Least Michelle's Still Popular

First lady's approval rating soars over her husband's

(Newser) - President Obama’s approval ratings are sinking, but Michelle Obama’s remain sky-high, with 71% of the country holding a favorable opinion of her. Only 16% of respondents in a new Pew Research survey held a negative view of the first lady. That puts her well above Hillary Clinton and... More »

Obama Interrupts Golf Game After Injury to Friend's Child

Ambulance seen near first family's vacation compound

(Newser) - President Obama interrupted a round of golf this afternoon, raising concerns because an ambulance was seen at the home where he is vacationing, but all is well with the first family, the Honolulu Advertiser reports. A child vacationing with the Obamas suffered a "run-of-the-mill beach injury," according to... More »

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