Washington: Hours before the crucial US mid -term polls, Congressman Ami Bera's re-election campaign got a shot in the arm with US First Lady Michelle Obama recording phone message appealing to voters in California seat, where the Indian-American is locked in a tight contest, to vote for him.
A month before critical midterm congressional elections, Michelle Obama is putting her popularity and influence to the test, trying to help elect Democratic candidates and give her husband a fighting chance to complete his agenda.
A string of security lapses resulted in a four-day delay before the US Secret Service realized that a man had fired a high-powered rifle at the White House in 2011, an incident that could have put President Barack Obama's daughters at risk, according to a Washington Post investigation.
Giving a rare insight into their pre-White House days, US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle have spoken about their family life when both of them were in jobs and found it tough to spend time together.
President Barack Obama lists assets worth between $1.95 million and $7.15 million, of which $1 million to $5 million were in Treasury notes, according to financial disclosure forms released on Thursday.
US first Lady Michelle Obama today expressed her outrage over the kidnapping of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls and called on nations around the globe to fight for ensuring that every girl receives education.