First Lady: Not Surprised by Reaction to Oscars

By Darelene Superville, AP CHICAGO — Michelle Obama says it was “absolutely not surprising” to her that her satellite appearance at the Academy Awards ceremony provoked a national conversation about whether it was appropriate, after some conservative critics accused her of selfishly crashing the event in an attempt to upstage it. She attributed the chatter to […]

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Michelle Obama Plugs ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

By Darlene Superville, AP, WASHINGTON — The Oscar-nominated film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” has gotten Michelle Obama’s ringing endorsement. The first lady played host Wednesday at a White House workshop for about 80 middle- and high-school students from the District of Columbia and New Orleans, where the movie was set. Students saw the film, then […]

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