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Two Legitimate First-Generation Presidential Candidates For the First Time in History: Obama & Romney

They’re both long gone but the fathers of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have unwittingly created an unprecedented aspect to the 2012 presidential election. For the first time in American History, both major party candidates are legitimate first-generation Americans. Unlike… Read More ›

Michelle Obama at Target: Jackie Kennedy in wigs or Jane Pierce in mourning, First Ladies get Out, About & Undercover

It may seem shocking, but really, it is only unexpected. Yesterday, after one enterprising photographer and one shocked checkout clerk let the cat out of the bag that First Lady Michelle Obama had spent about a half hour doing something… Read More ›

Michelle Obama's Hamburger and How First Ladies Play a Role in the Politics and Pop Culture of Presidential Food, Part II

As Michelle Obama has learned through her love of the potato, fried or baked, a First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) is held to the same standard as a President [POTUS] and used as ammunition in political attacks. In… Read More ›

Hail to the Chef: The Hamburger of Michelle Obama and the Politics and Pop Culture of Presidential Food

On July 11, the Washington Post reported that First Lady Michelle Obama slipped the security-confined 18th century mansion she calls home to enjoy a heartily caloric (1700) meal at a new restaurant, “Shake Shack,” consisting of a “ShackBurger,” milk shake,… Read More ›

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