President Obama’s first state dinner was the largest social event in Washington DC, with a guest list of 350 of the biggest names from the United States and India.
Melody C. Barnes was chosen by President Obama to serve as the Director of the Domestic Policy Council for his administration. Obama announced her appointment on November 24, 2008. She was previously Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress and led the CAP’s Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative. She left the
Lady Michelle Obama appeared on the children’s TV show “Sesame Street” on Tuesday, to mark its 40th anniversary, and to promote the benefits of growing and eating your own vegetables.
Katie Couric interviewed First Lady Michelle Obama for Glamour’s Women of the Year issue. Topics they talk about include the importance of role models and mentoring and her biggest surprise as First Lady.
In an exclusive interview appearing in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine, the Obamas talk about their marriage and the challenges they’ve faced. Jodi Kantor, who conducted the interview, shares some of the details.