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Live: President Obama Speaks on the Situation in the Ukraine

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At 10:50 a.m. Eastern

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First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks Out on the Tragic Kidnapping in Nigeria

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From the whitehouse.gov website:

In this week’s address, First Lady Michelle Obama honored all mothers on this upcoming Mother’s Day and offered her thoughts, prayers and support in the wake of the unconscionable terrorist kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls.

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Tuesday Links

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Obama’s Focus On Holding a Healthy Easter Egg Roll Will Anger Conservatives

EXPOSED: The Source Of Cliven Bundy’s Crackpot Constitutionalism

Fischer: The Poor 'Ought To Be Kissing The Ground' Upon Which The Rich Walk

Right-Wing Christians, Radical Islamic Fundamentalists – They’re Pretty Much Exactly the Same

Iranian Rape Victim Faces Hanging If She Doesn't Apologize

Conservative Media Stokes Racist Reaction Over First Lady’s Kansas High School Speech

SC Police Chief Says She Was Fired Because She's Gay

It’s Time to Ditch the Booth Babes

Snowden’s Camp: Staged Putin Q&A Was a Screw-Up

I-Team: Bundy's 'ancestral rights' come under scrutiny

Studies of Bloated CEO Pay Miss the Fattest Cats in America

Apple Now Recycles Any Product You Give Back (and Gives You Credit)

Two Reasons To Vote Out Republicans – Scalia the Seditionist and Thomas the Corrupt

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Video- President's Weekly Address: Equal Pay for Equal Work

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President Obama speaks to the nation in his weekly address. The topic is equal pay for equal work.

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How Dare First Lady Michelle Obama Dazzle?

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One might think it takes a particularly ignorant individual, or individuals, to criticize the First Lady of the United States for wearing a ball gown to a state dinner. Yet, that is exactly what happened following last week’s official dinner honoring French President Francois Hollande.

On Tuesday, February 11th, First Lady Michelle Obama dazzled dinner guests wearing a GORGEOUS blue and black-laced gown designed by Venezuelan-America designer, Carolina Herrera. The next day, as if on cue, right wing darling Michelle Malkin, and her Twitter #BowDownWednesday crowd, were appalled – JUST appalled, I guess unhappy that Mrs. Obama did not “Bow Down” to their tacky level.

Amanda Marcotte states it best in the title for her piece on Slate.com, How Dare Michelle Obama Wear a Ballgown to a State Dinner.”

The loonier edge of the right-wing media has been up in arms all week at the temerity of the Obamas to think they get to host state dinners for foreign leaders just because the country elected Barack Obama to be our president. The outrage (hopefully) reached maximum capacity when Michelle Malkin and her outrage crew at Twitchy discovered that the first lady wore ... wait for it ... a ballgown to Tuesday's state dinner for French President Francois Hollande. Not just any ballgown, but an expensive one, as tends to be the case when it comes to ballgowns worn to state dinners. Blood pressures at Twitchy rose to worrying heights when it was discovered that some journalists thought Michelle Obama looked lovely in her ballgown. In retaliation for the travesty of the first lady donning formal wear to a formal dining event, Malkin started retweeting her followers taking selfies of themselves in cheap clothes meant for casual events. We all know Michelle Malkin is not ignorant, no; she is just mean, mean and very good at frothing the ignorant masses.

Here are a few other First Ladies who missed the Malkinite message:

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October 13, 2008 President and Mrs. Bush with the Prime Minister of Italy photo by Charles Dharapak/AP

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February 8, 1995 President and Mrs. Clinton and Helmut Kohl, Chancellor of Germany photo by Tim Brakemeier/ AFP/Getty Images

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March 31, 1987 President and Mrs. Reagan host French Prime Minister Jacques Chirac and his wife, Bernadette. photo by Ron Edmonds/AP

See More Historic State Dinner Fashion:

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Wednesday Links

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White House 'Big Block of Cheese' Day

Google Plus Hangout on Friday

President Obama's National Google + Hangout

Keith Olbermann slams Sochi mayor ahead of ‘most tear-stained’ Olympics eve

Incredible Timelapse Videos of Birds in Motion

Fox's Laura Ingraham: Wall off Detroit to Keep Immigrants In

The spying Scotsman who hunted the Nazis of New York: The amazing story of Britain's clandestine war on Hitler's agents... and his big-money backers in the US

Obama Hits Grand Slam With A SOTU That Reflects America’s Move Left

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Live Streaming Video- President Obama Honors the 2013 NBA Champions Miami Heat 11:55a EST

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