WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. first lady Michelle Obama has adopted healthy eating and fighting childhood obesity as one of her pet causes.
Her first book, “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America,” tells of her experiences planting the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt and shares other stories of other community gardens across the country.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Forget the long hours, sleep deprivation and 24/7 scrutiny. First lady Michelle Obama has more upbeat advice for Ann Romney as they face a hectic summer of campaigning: Enjoy it.
Though Obama will be out campaigning for her husband, President Barack Obama, to beat presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in November, she said she hopes Romney’s wife, Ann, will be able to appreciate the unique opportunity.
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina (Reuters) – The stakes are so high in North Carolina for the November 6 presidential election that Republicans have called in the cavalry – party supporters from South Carolina.
They are determined not to repeat mistakes of 2008, when North Carolina Republicans got caught flatfooted by well-organized Democrats who helped Barack Obama beat John McCain in the state by just 14,177 votes.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign significantly outpaced President Barack Obama in fundraising last month, a sign that the challenger could at least match the incumbent in the overall race for campaign cash.
Romney and Republican groups raised more than $76.8 million in May, his campaign said on Thursday, topping the more than $60 million Obama and his Democratic allies collected in the scramble for the cash that will fuel the campaigns through the November 6 election.
WASHINGTON, June 8 (Reuters) – For the past three summers,
President Barack Obama and his family have vacationed on
Martha’s Vineyard, an island retreat for the wealthy just south
of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
They’re unlikely to go back this year.
With Obama in an increasingly heated presidential campaign
and casting himself a s a champion of the working class d uring
economic turmoil, scenes of the president vacationing with the
elite could be a problem. So look for the Obamas to go elsewhere
- perhaps to a national park.