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Michelle Continues Her Excellent Work for Veterans

I don’t know if the program was started to burnish Michelle’s image, but it’s the fourth anniversary of Mrs. Obama’s and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces initiative, which aids veterans and their families with struggles at home, and she’s proven beyond a reasonable doubt her genuine commitment to the cause. If there’s one function of government I can get behind, it’s to serve those who have served all

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Michelle Shows Graciousness Toward Kids, Troops

First Lady Michelle Obama gets plenty of grief around here for her various indulgences and policies, but when she does great things, I’m happy to point it out. Instead of canceling in a huff and feeling slighted because graduating high school seniors and their parents in Topeka, Kansas didn’t want the first lady to soak up all the attention – and force limited seating – at their upcoming

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Michelle’s Sublime Commitment to the Troops

First Lady Michelle Obama is demonstrating a sustained commitment to an extremely valuable pet project that she runs with Dr. Jill Biden, the Joining Forces initiative to support military service members and their families. When it was launched, the effort seemed to me, as much as anything, a project to recast Mrs. Obama’s image from the woman who had suggested she had never been proud

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Michelle’s Military Outreach Reaps Big Political Benefit

A year ago, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched their “Joining Forces” initiative, an effort to give thanks to military service members and their families. It’s a nice gesture, and I’m sure there is sincerity in it. But the political element of what is portrayed as a selfless effort to show appreciation is becoming clearer, and the benefits are numerous. Michelle has

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Michelle to Hold Four Fundraisers in Two Days

First Lady Michelle Obama will host four fundraisers today and tomorrow along with an event with service members that could ensure taxpayers pick up a significant amount of her travel costs. Michelle’s first fundraiser is today in Washington. Tuesday she travels to Nashville for a single money event and then on to Pittsburgh for two more. But included in her excursion to collect cash is

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Michelle Obama to Appear on Colbert Report

Michelle Obama will appear next Wednesday on the Colbert Report, the White House said today. The appearance will be part of a two-day she is taking with Dr. Jill Biden to celebrate the first anniversary of their “Joining Forces” initiative to benefit military families. Following an event Wednesday at the White House that will feature remarks by Tom Brokaw, Michelle and Dr. Biden will travel

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White House Assails Military Benefits

The White House is proposing to force retired and active duty military families to pay drastically more for health care as part of a plan to reduce costs and potentially force service members into the Obamacare health system, according to the Washington Free Beacon. This while Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden traverse their country to promote their “Joining Forces” campaign to assist military families,

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Veterans, Sacrifice, and the Obamas

As Veterans’ Day approaches, I wanted to share this story with you of a child and her father learning to cope since the girl’s mother was killed in Afghanistan. The woman, a patriot from a military family who signed up to serve in the days after September 11, was murdered along with another service member in 2009 by an Afghan soldier who shot them before

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