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Michelle Obama shares photos of ultra-private daughters Malia, 25, and Sasha, 22, in rare personal update

Michelle Obama shares photos of ultra-private daughters Malia, 25, and Sasha, 22, in rare personal update

Michelle Obama loves nothing more than being a mom and despite her daughters being thrown into the spotlight during their father Barack Obama’s time in office, she has always been incredibly protective of their privacy.  Even now, little is known about Malia, 25, and Sasha, 22, who prefer to keep out of the spotlight, but ahead of Mother’s Day, Michelle delighted fans on social media after sharing some rare photos from their family album.  These have all been uploaded onto Pinterest, including a sweet photo of Michelle with Malia and Sasha as little girls, titled “me with my girls,” and another of Malia holding a baby Sasha.  You may also likeVIDEO: Michelle Obama opens up about being an empty nester Michelle posted her Pinterest board on Instagram alongside a message telling fans that she had returned to the popular photo sharing site.  She wrote: “I’m back on @Pinterest! Ahead of Mother’s Day, I’ve created a board that features some fun throwback photos, quotes from #TheLightWeCarry, and some beautiful artwork from artists who’ve shared the ways …

Barack Obama weighed in on Kendrick v Drake beef eight years ago

Barack Obama weighed in on Kendrick v Drake beef eight years ago

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails As rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake are engaged in one of hip-hop’s biggest-ever beefs, an eight-year-old clip has resurfaced of former president Barack Obama weighing in on a potential feud between the two stars. Mr Obama was interviewed by Adande Thorne, a YouTuber better known online as Swoozie, in 2016, when he was asked about a potential battle between Drake and Kendrick. “If Drake and Kendrick Lamar got in a rap battle, who do you think would win?” the YouTube personality asked. Mr Obama predicted Lamar. Obama weighs in on Kendrick v Drake feud in 2016 (Daniel Johnny / screengrab) He said, “I’m just saying, I think Drake is an outstanding entertainer but Kendrick, his lyrics, his last album was outstanding. Best album I think of last year.” The clip was resurrected after both rappers dropped duelling diss tracks. On 3 May, Lamar released “Meet the Grahams,” in …

Biden replaces Obama infrastructure policy amid Chinese cyberthreats

Biden replaces Obama infrastructure policy amid Chinese cyberthreats

US President Joe Biden speaks after signing the foreign aid bill at the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 24, 2024. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Tuesday updated a more than decade-old policy to protect U.S. critical infrastructure sectors like energy and financial services from foreign attacks as public officials continue to sound the alarm on Chinese cyberthreats. Biden’s new policy is largely a rewrite of the Obama administration’s rule to safeguard U.S. critical infrastructure called the Presidential Policy Directive, or PPD-21, which was published in 2013. The effort to redraft that Obama-era infrastructure policy began over a year ago, in part to modernize it and keep up with hackers who have benefited from over a decade of technological advancement. “The threat environment has changed significantly since PPD-21 was issued in 2013, shifting from counterterrorism to strategic competition, advances in technology like artificial intelligence and malicious cyberactivity from nation-state actors,” a senior administration official said on a Monday call with reporters. At its core, Biden’s updated policy lays …

Obama Hits Trump With A Harsh Truth About His Home Town

Obama Hits Trump With A Harsh Truth About His Home Town

Former US President Barack Obama said fellow former President Donald Trump is “not considered a serious guy” in his hometown of New York. Obama’s analysis of his four-times-indicted successor in the White House came during the latest episode of the Smartless podcast that is hosted by actors Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes and was released on Monday. Obama appeared alongside President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton. They recorded the show in March. Bateman asked Obama if he’d been surprised with how fast the “protection and passion for democracy was diluted” during Trump’s administration. Obama admitted he was surprised at the lack of guardrails within the Republican Party that allowed Trump to take over the party. But “Trump didn’t surprise me,” he said. “You watch Trump’s campaign, you watch his career, he’s never changed.” “I mean, he comes from New York. There’s nobody in New York who does business with him or lend him money. He is not considered a serious guy here,” Obama added. “So, I was surprised he was elected, …

Former Obama adviser says RFK Jr. ‘trend lines’ look good for Biden

Former Obama adviser says RFK Jr. ‘trend lines’ look good for Biden

The man who led former President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign said early polling of the 2024 race is a good sign for President Biden, with independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. appearing to draw more support from former President Trump than Biden. Jim Messina said in an MSNBC “Morning Joe” interview Tuesday that despite neck and neck polls between Biden and Trump, trends are pointing in the right direction for the president. “You go to D.C. and think … there’s panic in the streets of D.C. because Democrats are like, ‘Oh my god, the polls are terrible.’ No, look at the trend lines. You look at how things are getting better,” Messina said. Third-party candidates are the key to understanding the race, Messina said, focusing his attention on Kennedy. The unorthodox candidate, who initially jumped into the race as a Democrat, may take more votes from Trump, according to recent polls. “You want to see the numbers continue to move, and you want to see who RFK is taking votes from,” Messina said of campaign …

Michelle Obama accentuates 5ft 11 frame in edgy jumpsuit and heels in striking new photos

Michelle Obama accentuates 5ft 11 frame in edgy jumpsuit and heels in striking new photos

Michelle Obama put on a dazzling display when she attended Alicia Keys’ Hell’s Kitchen musical opening night over the weekend – and her outfit will blow fans away.  The striking former First Lady put on a youthful display in a black jumpsuit with a sheer panel, and pointed platform shoes which added to her height.  Michelle, 60, posed for photos with Alicia, her husband, Swiss Beatz, Alicia’s mother, Terria Joseph and pals Gayle King and Oprah Winfrey.  You may also likeWATCH: Michelle Obama sparkles in unexpected fashion choice At first glance, it appeared Michelle was wearing her hair in a high bun, but another snapshot revealed she was wearing her tresses braided and in a super long braid which reached her waist.  Michelle captioned the social media post: “@AliciaKeys, you’ve done it again! I absolutely loved every second of @HellsKitchenBway and found myself singing and dancing the entire night.  “I know how hard you worked to bring this production to life, and I could feel your creativity and light shining all the way through. You …

A Friend of Obama Who Could Soon Share the World Stage With Trump

A Friend of Obama Who Could Soon Share the World Stage With Trump

Few British politicians have American ties as deep as those of David Lammy, who is set to become Britain’s foreign secretary if the opposition Labour Party wins the coming election, as the polls suggest it will. A son of Guyanese immigrants who grew up poor in working-class London, he spent summers with relatives in Brooklyn and Queens, working at Con Edison, before earning a master’s degree at Harvard Law School and befriending Barack Obama, for whom he canvassed in Chicago during his first presidential campaign. Yet now, on the cusp of becoming Britain’s chief diplomat, Mr. Lammy finds himself facing an uncertain, even potentially hostile, American political landscape. President Biden and the Democrats, with whom Mr. Lammy has cultivated a deep network of contacts, are fighting to hold off a resurgent Donald J. Trump. Having been chosen by the Labour leader, Keir Starmer, partly because of his trans-Atlantic credentials, Mr. Lammy, 51, is scrambling to build ties with Republicans and, more challengingly, with those around Mr. Trump. It’s a very different American establishment from the …

Sasha Obama puts statuesque physique on display in midriff-baring outfit in new photos

Sasha Obama puts statuesque physique on display in midriff-baring outfit in new photos

Sasha Obama may have opted for casual attire for her recent jet-setting adventure, but her nails were far from low-key.  The 22-year-old daughter of Michelle and Barack Obama was photographed striding through the airport in Los Angeles after flying in from New York.  She donned casual sweatpants and a cropped t-shirt for the journey, and opted for chunky clogs and her trusty Telfar bag.  You may also likeWATCH: Sasha Obama shows off her incredible dance moves Sasha may have flown under the radar with her everyday look, however her super long, neon nails were hard to miss as they stood out against the neutral hues of her outfit.  She appeared to be traveling solo as she returned home to California where she lives with her sister Malia, 25. © HandoutSasha and Malia grew up in the White House Sasha has inherited her parent’s height. IMDB.com lists her as standing 5ft 11 inches tall, which is the same as her mom.  While the former POTUS is marginally taller at 6ft 1.  Sasha carries her height with confidence, while …

Michelle Obama, 60, highlights incredible physique in rainbow dress that gets fans talking

Michelle Obama, 60, highlights incredible physique in rainbow dress that gets fans talking

Michelle Obama has always had a fantastic dress sense, and she certainly ensured that she commanded attention with her latest look! The former FLOTUS stepped out in a head-turning rainbow colored Maxhosa dress on Tuesday night to celebrate the release of her book, The Light We Carry, in paperback.  Michelle accessorized her dress with an assortment of gold bangles and oversized hoops, and wore her hair in braids and styled in a side parting, tied up in a neat ponytail.  She posed with a copy of her book in her hand, and in the caption, she wrote: “I filled the pages of The Light We Carry with the wisdom and tools that I’ve found most helpful along my life’s journey.  You may also likeVIDEO: Michelle Obama opens up about being an empty nester “And in response, you all have shared some wonderful reflections about your own journeys, too. If you find a point that resonates with you as you’re reading, I hope you’ll share it with me by posting on social media and using #TheLightWeCarry. …