Limbaugh takes aim at Michelle Obama's waistline
February 21st, 2011
04:05 PM ET

Limbaugh takes aim at Michelle Obama's waistline

Washington (CNN) – Michelle Obama is taking heat from talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh after a report in the Vail Daily that she consumed a not-so-healthy-meal of ribs for dinner while on a recent visit to the Colorado resort, the latest example of conservative angst directed at the first lady's healthy-eating initiative.

"The problem is, and dare I say this, it doesn't look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice," Limbaugh said Monday on his radio program. "And then we hear that she's out eating ribs at 1,500 calories a serving with 141 grams of fat per serving."

"She is a hypocrite," Limbaugh continued. "Leaders are supposed to be leaders. If we are supposed to go out and eat nothing, if we are supposed to eat roots, berries, and tree bark, show us how."

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White House working to avoid government shutdown
February 21st, 2011
02:13 PM ET

White House working to avoid government shutdown

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Congress may be taking advantage of a week long vacation outside the beltway, but back in Washington there is vigorous debate over the prospect of a federal government shutdown.

Amid plenty of finger pointing among lawmakers, the White House is working hard to stave off what the president himself said would be ‘destabilizing’ to U.S economic recovery.

In a news conference last week, President Obama urged caution against ‘being too loose’ with talk about a government shutdown.  “This is not an abstraction,” he said.  “People don’t get their social security checks.  They don’t get their veterans payment.”

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Topics: President Obama • The News
February 21st, 2011
10:51 AM ET

White House monitors Libya

It's Presidents' Day, and while President Obama has no public events on his schedule, according to a senior administration official, the president and his staff will be monitoring events in the Middle East as they unfold.

The official said the president was briefed by National Security Advisor Tom Donilon last night following the speech from the son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, and is being "kept up to speed" on events today.

The White House is analyzing Saif al-Islam Gadhafi’s speech to "see what possibilities it contains for meaningful reform," and is reaching out to senior Libyan officials to continue to urge the government to avoid violence against peaceful protesters.

According to the Administration, they are "considering all appropriate actions."


Topics: President Obama • The News
POTUS schedule for Presidents' Day February 21, 2011
February 21st, 2011
08:12 AM ET

POTUS schedule for Presidents' Day February 21, 2011

WASHINGTON (CNN) -  President Obama will spend this Presidents' Day out of the public eye.   He is at the White House but does not have anything public on his schedule.

The first lady and the kids were skiing this weekend in Vail, Co.  An administration official said "The first lady and the Obama daughters are on a private family trip to Colorado.  The first lady and several close friends are chaperoning their children on a ski trip."

No word yet when they are returning to D.C.


Topics: Daily Schedule • The Family