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Faced with Heckler, Michelle Threatens Walkout

First Lady Michelle Obama threatened to walk out of a fundraiser Tuesday evening when she was interrupted by a pro-gay rights heckler. The scene occurred at the Washington home of lesbian couple Karen Dixon and Nan Schaffer, who were hosting Mrs. Obama at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser. From the pool reports: Most notable part of the event was an interruption from a protester about 12

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Michelle Ramps Up Fundraising Blitz

A White House increasingly desperate to turn the House Democratic so it can dictate its second term agenda has dispatched First Lady Michelle Obama to three fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee in Washington Tuesday. The events will all be at private residences, suggesting she will gather with smallish groups of rich Democrats who will donate a hefty amount for the privilege of attending. Two

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Michelle to Donors: “Max Out!”

First Lady Michelle Obama asked donors Wednesday to “max out” on their contributions, a demand that could amount to nearly $46,000 per person. Mrs. Obama made the offhand request for tens of thousands of dollars during a fundraiser at the opulent 583 Park in New York City. Numerous celebrities were in attendance, including Chris Rock, Sigourney Weaver, Cynthia Nixon, Blair Underwood, Cherry Jones,  Sam Waterston, Geena Davis,

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Michelle Plans a Little Fundraising Spree

First Lady Michelle Obama will be hitting the road next week to raise some money and inspire Obama campaign volunteers. No doubt an event or two with some hefty kids jumping around will be thrown in for good measure. Michelle will be in New York City Wednesday, June 6, for a fundraiser and then zip down to Philadelphia to “meet with Obama campaign volunteers,” according

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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: A Few Thousand Votes Could Decide It

First Lady Michelle Obama revealed the extent of the nervousness in President Obama’s camp over the upcoming contest with Mitt Romney, telling a group of Obama supporters in Naples, Florida that the election could be decided by a few thousand votes. “This all could come down to those last few thousand people we register to vote,” she said, according to Naplesnews.com. “It might mean just

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Michelle Obama’s Schedule || Week of April 22, 2012

Here’s Michelle’s schedule for next week. Notice the official events which ensure that taxpayers will pick up many of the trips’ costs, even though each excursion has campaign stops. The Florida official event looks like a meet and greet at the airport. Mrs. Obama thanks you for your contribution. Based on an announcement from the White House:   Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Omaha, Nebraska 12:00

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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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I’m Not Going to be Ignored!!

Michelle is in the news. A lot. From the Washington Times: A media research firm says Michelle Obama has gotten nearly 30,000 mentions in the press since her husband was elected president, more than tripling the attention paid her predecessor, Laura Bush, during the equivalent time. The current first lady steamrolled, garnering 29,634 mentions, compared to 8,707 for Mrs. Bush in the nearly three-year periods

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