Michelle Obama

Barbra Streisand Wants To Meet Me

I've been a big fan of Barbra Streisand for more than 50 years, since I was in college, and I was thrilled to learn she wants to meet me.

"Dear Douglas, I'm spending an evening campaigning with Hillary in New York City next week, and I would love to meet you there," she wrote to me.  "I want you to be right up front when I sing."

I was so excited I began worrying about what I'd wear for such an auspicious occasion.  I wonder if my tux still fits.

Alan Gross To Be Obama Guest At SOTU

The Maryland man who spent five years in a Cuban prison for smuggling internet equipment for the Communist nation's tiny Jewish community will be a guest of President Obama at tomorrow night's State of the Union Address. 

Alan Gross, who was freed as part of a deal restoring relations between Cuba and the United States, will get hearty applause from Members of Congress, including those who think Obama made a bad deal with the Castros.

Farklempt At The White House

Yiddish was in the air last week in the nation’s capital as the Yiddish Book Center received the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service in a White House ceremony. “Nachas” and “kvelling” were the words that most immediately came to mind for Aaron Lansky, the founder and president of the Center, one of ten U.S. institutions to win the honor.

Peter Manseau, Aaron Lansky and Michelle Obama at the White House. Courtesy Institute of Museum and Library Services

Michelle Obama And First Daughters Visit Berlin Holocaust Museum

06/19/2013 - 20:00

First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha visited the Holocaust memorial in Berlin amid tight security.
Obama and her daughters spent about a half-hour Wednesday morning visiting the sea of 2,711 steles that comprise the memorial, according to Uwe Neumaerker, its director.

First Lady Michelle Obama and family visit Berlin memorial garden as President Obama met with German leaders. Marco Priske
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