Saturday, August 7, 2010

White House calling Please will you make a coat for Michelle Obama

A young London fashion designer has been commissioned by US First Lady Michelle Obama. Bunmi Olaye, 27, who runs Bunmi Koko with her partner Francis Udom, was given the Honor after sending a prospectus of her designs to the White House.

Obama Choppers Six Miles For Economy Comments

President Obama Friday flew Marine One from the White House less than six miles to Northwest D.C.

GM donates $41,000 to lawmakers' pet projects

When General Motors went through bankruptcy last year, it suspended its political donations. Now that it's owned by the U.S. government, it's donating to lawmakers' pet projects again. The car maker gave $41,000 to groups associated with lawmakers, the vast majority of it -- $36,000 -- to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the company reported on a disclosure form last week. The CBC Foundation is a charity with 11 members of the Congressional Black Caucus on its board.

Obama Said to Consider Easing Educational Travel to Cuba

President Barack Obama may ease travel restrictions on Cuba, allowing more Americans to visit the island on educational and cultural trips, said a U.S. official who declined to be named because he isn’t authorized to speak on the subject.

Michelle Obama visits Ronda

Michelle Obama followed in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles when she paid a visit to Spain's oldest bullring, the Plaza de Toros in Ronda, a picturesque town in the hills above the Costa del Sol.

While Obama preaches sacrifice, his family frolics in Spain

As the US economy endures high unemployment and a jittery stock market, President Barack Obama has preached sacrifice and fiscal discipline. But the pictures coming out of a sun-splashed Spanish resort may be sending a different message.

First Lady's Trip to Spain Draws Criticism

A quiet holiday in a lavish Mediterranean retreat for the first lady and her daughter has turned into a bit of a headache for a White House trying to battle bad economic news at home.

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