Michelle Obama's file


Democrat from Illinois

Michelle Obama is the wife of Barack Obama. She is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School and has worked for the Mayor of Chicago and the University of Chicago. Michelle and Barack Obama have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

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Michelle Obama's website

Recent statements involving Michelle Obama

Mostly True

More limited effect than it sounds


It's a study of 3,000 kids -- not an across-the-board requirement

Pants on Fire!

Satire in disguise strikes again

Pants on Fire!

It's just a banner used in folk-dancing

Recent stories featuring Michelle Obama

Chain emails claim this picture's 'worth $678 million'

Texas readers asked us about chain emails on the contract to build Healthcare.gov going to a company linked to a Princeton classmate of Michelle Obama. FactCheck.org and Snopes.com have taken a hard look at several claims in such emails they received.

Was CGI Federal given a no-bid contract to build Healthcare.gov?

Have lip readers figured out Michelle Obama's 9/11 comments?

A chain email claims that a lip-reading instructor for the River School has determined that at a 9/11 ceremony, Michelle Obama said, "All this for a damn flag." We check the facts.

PolitiFact's Five Surprising "True" ratings

With our Lie of the Year, we focused on the biggest falsehoods of 2009. But we also want to highlight our findings at the other end of the Truth-O-Meter.

A presidential decision: a Portuguese Water Dog

Michelle Obama dishes the details on the new family pet. It'll likely be a Portuguese Water Dog, which means progress for Promise No. 502.

Mock Lobster!

A chain e-mail passes on a phony receipt for a lobster lunch.