Michelle Obama's file


Democrat from Illinois

Michelle Obama is the wife of Barack Obama and the former First Lady of the United States. 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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Recent statements by and about Michelle Obama

Recent stories featuring Michelle Obama

Did Sheriff David Clarke commit plagiarism?

CNN says plagiarism; Clarke says 'formatting error.'


Related: Clarke's Truth-O-Meter file

Sheriff David Clarke's Truth-O-Meter file

Conservative who drew national following is moving to Trump administration. 

Some readers unconvinced by our True rating for White House slave claim

Readers offered a variety of explanations why we were wrong to give  True rating to Michelle Obama's claim that slaves built the White House. 

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.