Posts Tagged ‘Michelle Obama’

The Needle: FLOTUS Fresh

The Verdict Is: Sean Taylor's killer was sentenced to 57.5 years in prison today. He killed the Pigskins star six years ago during a botched robbery at Taylor's Miami home. +3

First Ladies, They're Just Like Us: First Lady Michelle Obama ate lunch at a Subway near the White House today to endorse the chain's healthy kids [...]

Ultimate Frisbee Players Ask First Lady to Stop Tree-Planting on Field

In the social hierarchy of sports, ultimate frisbee fans fall somewhere between hacky sack players and their cousins, the frisbee golfers. But when Washington's ultimate frisbee players started being pushed out of fields around the Ellipse, they called in someone much more prestigious: first lady Michelle Obama.
The trouble started last year when the National Park [...]

Post Employees Complain After Tech Problems Bring Misspellings and Wrong Editions

Update, 2:10 p.m.: In a memo sent out this afternoon, managing editor John Temple writes that the production problems were caused by a lost connection between the Post and its data center. The difficulties began at 10:30 p.m. last night and weren't resolved until around 1:30 a.m., according to Temple.
"This meant that we were [...]

District Line Daily: Uber Ice Cream

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LEADING THE [...]

Obamas Go To Church At The Same Rate As Most People

I guess I don't know why it matters that the president hasn't found a church home in D.C. But apparently it does. The Post reports:
Although many just wanted to spend a morning with the first family, others had hopes the Obamas would choose their church exclusively. The Obamas have not joined a Washington congregation.
Since becoming [...]

The Needle: Magic Statehood Bus Edition

Statehood Rides the Bus: Hot on the heels commissioning of pro-statehood TV spots that only ran on the D.C. government's cable Channel 16, District patriots today rolled out pro-statehood advertisements that will run on...the sides of Metrobuses. That surely guarantees more viewers than tune in to watch old mayoral press conferences, but, especially with bus [...]

Michelle Obama Says People Don’t ‘Expect’ Her At PetCo

I suppose it's possible Michelle Obama took Bo to PetCo—there are two in the District—but I'm not sure I buy her reasoning for why no one noticed. She told Today: "I actually took Bo to Petco and the cashier asked me, 'Oh, what kind of dog is that?' I said, 'a Portuguese water dog.' He didn't [...]

Virginia Is For Lovers (And Lovers Of Voters)

Happy 19th wedding anniversary, Michelle and Barack Obama! Hope all is well. Truth be told, we have a minor bone to pick with you: Where's the love for D.C. businesses?
First, the first lady was spotted at an Alexandria Target store, skipping the Columbia Heights Target (which is only a short ride up from 1600 Pennsylvania [...]

‘Let’s Get It On’: Loose Lips Daily

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Good morning. Last [...]

Morning Roundup: Golf Coast Edition

Morning, all. Happy Friday! Let's take a look at what's going on in the world.
Oil continues to invade the Louisiana coast, though BP asserts their clean-up efforts–which includes a "junk shot" of golf balls, old tires, and the like, intended to fill the damaged blow-out preventer on the ocean floor–are working. Um, junk shot? Even [...]

Michelle Obama to Address Anacostia HS Grads

Fresh from the White House press office:
On June 11th, Mrs. Obama will address the Anacostia Senior High School Commencement, a DC public school that Mrs. Obama visited in the spring of 2009 in conjunction with her Women of Excellence event and her early mentoring activities as First Lady.
Last year, FLOTUS spoke at the commencement for [...]

Our Morning Roundup: The “Palin-Winfrey 2012″ Edition

Mornin', City Desk readers! Welcome to the second edition of what used to be but is no longer Freedom Friday. Remember: Freedom is dead. Don't worry, you'll get used to it.
One word: Oprah! The "queen of daytime television" will announce today she's ending her show in 2011. This is huge! Now, in case you're a [...]

“Ghetto”: Just What Do You Mean by That?

Greater Greater Washington, in an interesting blog post the other day, delved into the use of the word "ghetto" in part in response to the heated online discussion that ensued over a mural that went up in Bloomingdale earlier this year.
After a neighborhood blog pictured the mural of "Boxer Girl," a black woman clad [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Marbury a Wizard? Can You Party AND Maintain House Ethics? Wake Up Call for Hoop Dreams? Letterman Loses Pride, Battle With Palinites?

As he was heading off the air, I'm pretty sure I heard Dave Feldman at Fox-5 report last night that the Wizards are going to work out Stephon Marbury today.
Did anybody tell Abe Pollin?
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Lebron's come and gone. But we only have to wait a week for the next celeb sports doc extravaganza: Luis Tiant will [...]

DeNeen Brown in the News!

Washington Post stylist DeNeen Brown has always been one of this weekly's great obsessions. We've written about her overwriting; we've written about her bad reporting; and we've given her a handclap or two when one of her daring literary devices works as planned.

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