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White House Gifts From Foreign Governments: Hermes, Rolex, Dior

-Lynn Sweet

Foreign leaders offer high-end goodies to the president, the first family and others in the name of diplomacy. They aren't allowed to keep most of the stuff, but it would be bad manners to say no.

White House Taps Gay Man, Jeremy Bernard, for New Social Secretary

-Lynn Sweet

The new White House social secretary is Jeremy Bernard -- the first man and first openly gay person -- tapped for the job.

Obamas Honor Motown Music at the White House

-Lynn Sweet

Jamie Foxx, Nick Jonas, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder are among the performers saluting the record label that helped break down racial barriers in the U.S.

Michelle Obama to Promote Breastfeeding as IRS Gives Tax Breaks for Nursing

-Lynn Sweet

The Obama administration recognizes that breastfeeding is a personal choice but is trying to make it easier for women who choose to do it.

President Obama Kicked Smoking Habit, Michelle Says

-Lynn Sweet

First Lady Michelle Obama said President Obama finally kicked his smoking habit and has not had a puff for about a year.

Obama Super Bowl Bash Has Pols, Jennifer Lopez, but First a Pre-game O'Reilly Interview

-Lynn Sweet

Before the festivities, Obama will sit down for an interview with Bill O'Reilly, the conservative Fox News talk show host.

Michelle Obama Shrugs Off Oscar De La Renta Jab: 'Women, Wear What You Love'

-Lynn Sweet

The famed fashion maven questioned why the First Lady did not wear a dress made by an American designer at the recent White House state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao

Michelle Obama to Appear on Oprah Winfrey Program Highlighting Military Families

-Lynn Sweet

On the Winfrey program airing Jan. 27, the first lady will unveil a national campaign to help and honor military families.

Michelle Obama Turns 47; President Takes Her to Birthday Dinner

-Lynn Sweet

Before dinner at Wolfgang Puck's The Source, the Obamas volunteered in a mentoring program at Stuart Hobson Middle School in recognition of Martin Luther King Day.

Michelle Obama's Advice to Parents in Wake of Tucson Shooting

-Lynn Sweet

The First Lady said children's questions are an opportunity to teach valuable lessons – 'about the character of our country, the values we hold dear, and finding hope at a time when it seems far away.'

Michelle Obama Taps Tina Tchen as New Chief of Staff

-Lynn Sweet

Tchen, who is director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, replaces Susan Sher, had long planned to move back to Chicago.

Michelle Obama, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy to Meet Monday for Lunch

-Lynn Sweet

The first ladies, both known for their love of fashion, will dine on the day Sarkozy's husband is meeting with President Obama at the White House.

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