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First Lady Michelle Obama guidance for March 11,12, 2009. Two blockbusters: First solo trip; appears with Clinton


WASHINGTON--First Lady Michelle Obama makes her first solo travel outside of Washington on Thursday, when she travels to North Carolina to tour Fort Bragg and meet with military spouses.

On Wednesday, Mrs. Obama continues her tour of federal agencies and packages it with a women's event--all at the State Department, run by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mrs. Obama and Sec. Clinton, together one stage, first time to jointly deliver the Secretary of State's Award for International Women of Courage.


For the week ahead: On Wednesday, March 11th, Mrs. Obama will celebrate International Women's Day with a visit to the State Department where she will join Secretary Hillary Clinton in presenting the Secretary of State's Award for International Women of Courage. This event will be pooled for television cameras but otherwise open to the press. Interested media outlets should contact the State Department's Office of Press Relations at (202) 647-2492.

On Thursday, March 12th, Mrs. Obama will tour Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina, meet with military spouses, and speak to community organizations that provide support to the soldiers and their families. This event will be pooled press.



ummm i think that this .Is a good pargraph about Michelle but i think you could do little bit better an tel .Us more about her because we really would like to know about our first Lady.

Stop talking about her, stop showing her, Michelle Obama is hideous!

Rader, honey, what is your problem? Are you out of touch with reality to think that the First Lady of the United States will not be photographed and videotaped, written about and talked about.

What is the problem: is she too high-profile for you? Do you expect her to hide away in the White House? Has any other First Lady Of The United States been invisible?

What exactly, in your opinion, makes her hideous?

I think Mrs. Obama is a beautiful person and I am so happy that America is paying attention to her. She is an example of our broadest definition of beauty. Let's keep getting bigger...

Michelle is an outstanding lady, not to mention stunning. She is a great example to all women and I am very proud that she is the first lady of the united states. People with negative comments mainly are not used to her and therefore do not have anything meaningful to say about her. They should watch and learn

As an example to all young girls, it is important for the nation to know what a first lady does. Im glad she is not the type of woman who chooses to sit at home twiddling her thumbs. She is a remarkable woman. Keep it up Michelle

I agree with Aalyah. More detail please.

I am so proud of our First Lady, Michelle Obama. She embodies the intelligence and beauty that needs to be seen. As a married women myself, I appreciate the respect that she has earned. I am so happy that the world can now see black women differently. Unfortunately, some in the entertainment industry have glorified and gained great wealth from the self hatred within communities. I hope that all women can be respected no matter what color they are. Thank you First Lady Michell Obama, you make me want to be a better mom, wife and better personally for myself. So, to all of those Raders, stop the hate, and relax and enjoy your life.

To me, it is hideous to say that Michele Obama is hideous. As a matter of fact , it is Rader Hideous.

I don't like Michelle Obama. She strikes me as an angry woman with a chip on her shoulders. What Barack sees in this woman (who resembles a WNBA all-star) is a great mystery. If you put a wig on her brother she and he would look like twins.

I think we have a outstanding Secretary of State,Hillary Clinton. As for our First Lady, Michelle Obama, I think she is wonderful. I am so proud of her.

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