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No Weekday TV, Phones, Computers for Sasha, Malia

Michelle Obama sets down strict tech rules for daughters

(Newser) - They may live next to the nation's nerve center but during the week, Malia and Sasha Obama might as well be on Gilligan's Island. "In my household, we try to establish a set of guidelines and rules that make sense—no computers, phones, television during the week," Michelle...

Malia, Sasha Thrive in White House: Dad

First daughters 'unbelievably well-adjusted kids': President Obama

(Newser) - Barack and Michelle Obama's determination to keep their daughters' daily routines as normal as life in the White House can be is paying off, the proud president says. "Malia and Sasha have just turned out to be unbelievably well-adjusted kids," Barack Obama said this morning on the Today...

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...

White House Easter Egg Roll Books Cast of Glee

Fox dramedy has fans in the residence: Malia, Sasha—and Michelle

(Newser) - The cast of Glee will perform at the White House Easter Egg Roll with at least three big fans in the audience—Michelle, Malia, and Sasha Obama. The dramedy-musical set in the world of cutthroat high school extracurriculars airs on Fox, but not the part of the conglomerate that trades...

Warm Welcome for Obamas in Hawaii

First family in Oahu for Christmas vacation

(Newser) - People carrying cameras, dogs and children lined the streets along the road as the president, first lady and their daughters came to the island of Oahu for a more-than-weeklong vacation yesterday. A crowd of about 75 military servicemen and women and Hawaii politicians greeted Air Force One when it landed...

Sasha, Malia Dish on White House Christmas

Obamas tell kid patients of 26 trees; 'presents not under each one'

(Newser) - The first family—minus the president, but plus the first dog—talked about their first White House Christmas yesterday, but Michelle Obama wouldn’t spill any secrets on what’s waiting for Barack under the tree. Malia told patients at the Children’s National Medical Center about the 26 trees...

If Barack Wrote a Holiday Card...
 If Barack Wrote a Holiday Card... 
SEASON'S SNARKINGS

If Barack Wrote a Holiday Card...

An inside look at the Obamas' totally real, nonpolitical holiday greeting

(Newser) - Not on Barack Obama’s Christmas card list? Don’t worry; Slate snuck into the Oval Office Salahi-style and made off with a copy...or something like that. But the card doesn’t mention politics at all—just family stuff like their new dog. “Bo turns out to be...

Obamas Light National Christmas Tree

'Technologically challenged' prez pushes right buttons

(Newser) - Surrounded by celebrity performers and characters from the North Pole, the Obama family led a countdown and lighted the National Christmas Tree tonight on the Ellipse, just south of the White House. Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha helped President Obama press a button to light the tree, an...

White House Tree Arrives in Style
 White House Tree 
 Arrives in Style 
season's greetings

White House Tree Arrives in Style

Douglas fir from W. Virginia will decorate Blue Room throughout the holidays

(Newser) - The White House Christmas tree arrived today in traditional style: by horse-drawn carriage. Michelle, Malia, and Sasha Obama met the 18½-foot Douglas fir and the West Virginia couple who grew it, Eric and Gloria Sundback, at the North Portico. The nonstop chirping of camera shutters provided the soundtrack, USA ...

Michelle Wants Prez to Lose (to Her, at Tennis)
 Michelle Wants Prez 
 to Lose (to Her, at Tennis) 
First Lady's 10 @ Ten

Michelle Wants Prez to Lose (to Her, at Tennis)

But won't spill girls' Halloween costumes to Jay Leno

(Newser) - What's President Barack Obama's most annoying habit? Practicing his speeches for hours in front of the bathroom mirror? Talking too much foreign policy at the dinner table? No—First Lady Michelle Obama said last night it's his tennis game. When they play, the president usually wins. "He beats me...

Leibovitz Shoots First Family
 Leibovitz Shoots First Family 

Leibovitz Shoots First Family

Sasha, Malia throw arms around parents in White House portrait

(Newser) - New screen saver, anyone? The White House released a new Obama family portrait taken by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz. The First Family sat in the White House’s Green Room for the picture, at left.

School Day Includes Obamas-Teacher Conference

President makes surprise visit to Malia's, Sasha's classrooms

(Newser) - Third- and sixth-grade teachers at the private Sidwell Friends School knew Michelle Obama planned to attend today's scheduled parent-teacher conferences, but they weren't warned to expect her companion: President Obama. The first couple's trip to Sasha's Bethesda, Md., school and Malia's Washington classroom was low-key, for a presidential motorcade—...

'I Was Black Before the Election'
 'I Was Black Before the Election' 
'late show' sneak peek

'I Was Black Before the Election'

Obama and Letterman tackle the tough topics, including potatoes

(Newser) - President Obama's media blitz continues tonight on The Late Show With David Letterman, where he'll remind the host, "I think it's important to realize that I was actually black before the election." Snippets CBS released after this afternoon's taping reveal lighthearted moments and more serious stretches, as well...

Michelle Pushes Reform, Recalls Sasha's Illness

First lady turns attention to health care and its impact on women

(Newser) - Michelle Obama joined her husband's push for health care reform today with a personal pitch aimed at women, reports Politico. She recalled her father's fight with multiple sclerosis as well as an illness daughter Sasha suffered as an infant. "I think about what on earth would we have done...

Sasha in Oval Office Evokes John-John

Photo of youngest Obama visiting Dad echoes Camelot image

(Newser) - A new photo released by the White House shows Sasha Obama sneaking up on her dad from behind an Oval Office couch—recalling an iconic image of John Kennedy Jr. hiding under his dad’s desk in 1963. That picture became part of the Kennedy family’s "‘Camelot’...

To Straighten or Not: Hair Politics Snags Black Women

Many feel pressure to go straight

(Newser) - For black women, it's near impossible to choose a hairstyle without society weighing in. Chemical relaxers help straighten hair, but "you’re pegged as selling out," a black studies professor tells the New York Times. But go natural and "you’re seen as not practicing appropriate grooming...

Obamas Soak Up Grand Canyon
 Obamas Soak Up 
 Grand Canyon 

Obamas Soak Up Grand Canyon

(Newser) - President Obama wrapped up the recreational side of his travel weekend by visiting the Grand Canyon and peppering park rangers with questions about it, the Arizona Republic reports. With Michelle, their daughters, and other members of the Obama clan, the president marveled at a view he last witnessed at age...

Obamas Ride Wave of Interest in National Parks

Yellowstone-bound first family will add to record number of visitors

(Newser) - The Obama family will visit Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon this weekend, doing their part to add to this year's already-booming national parks attendance figures, USA Today reports. Yellowstone hit a record high of 900,500 visitors in July—up 11% from last year, and 6% over the 1995 record—...

White House Wants Ad With Obama Girls Pulled

(Newser) - A doctors' group wants to know why all schoolkids can't have what the Obama girls are having in their swank private school lunches, reports the Washington Post, and the White House wants the group to mind its own Ps and Qs. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine posted posters in...

Obamas Will Visit Yellowstone, Grand Canyon

(Newser) - President Obama will visit two national parks during a family trip to the Mountain West next week, the Denver Post reports. The first family will travel to to Colorado and Montana in addition to Wyoming, home of Yellowstone, and Arizona, where they'll see the Grand Canyon.

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