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PhotOH! Michelle Obama's beautiful new portrait


Until now, this has always been my favorite photo of the First Lady:

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But the new official White House portrait of Michelle and her "mid-life crisis" bangs is such a winner that we may have a tie:

michelle obama new portrait Via CNN

The photo was taken in the Green Room of the White House just over a week ago. At left is her official portrait taken during her husband's first term in 2009.

Michelle Obama's outer beauty, however, is not the only attractive thing about her. That goes hand in hand with what's inside, how she thinks, how she expresses herself, what she does for others, her intelligence, her integrity, and her warmth. I haven't been this enthusiastic about a First Lady since... well, I can't remember when. It's nice to have this much pride in someone who so clearly cares about so many causes and so many people.

And don't get me started on Sasha and Malia:

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)


Video- President Obama and The First Lady Attend the Unveiling of the Official President Bush Portrait


There were a couple giggles.


Oklahoma lawyers play games with President Obama's portrait


Bunch of frackin' 5 year olds. If I lived in OK, I'd be working on recalls this morning.

The portrait of President Barack Obama that hangs in the House chamber will be secured in its spot, Speaker Chris Benge said Thursday.

The statement came after debate over a health care measure was sidetracked by discussion over the photo’s location.

House Joint Resolution 1054, which would let Oklahomans decide whether to opt out of any proposed federal health care reform plan, overwhelmingly was approved by House members.

During debate on the measure, Rep. Mike Shelton protested that someone had switched the president’s portrait with a picture of Gov. Brad Henry along the back wall of the chamber.

Shelton, D-Oklahoma City, said it was the second time the Democratic president’s picture had been moved.


Benge, R-Tulsa, said he thinks the portrait swap was based on differing views on policy. Reforming the national health care system is a key objective of the president.