- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money | Wed, Oct 10, 2012 3:27 PM EDT | CommentsIn an essay that was part love letter, part stump speech, Ann Romney reached out to women voters online this week to tell them what she loves about her husband, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and why she thinks women need to elect him.
Ann Romney campaigns with her husband, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, in Florida on Oct. 7, 2012. …
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The essay, which was published on BlogHer and on MittRomney.com, is simply titled "The Man I Know." In it, Mrs. Romney describes how she felt watching her husband of 43 years in the first 2012 presidential debate, how running for president can affect a family, and what she thinks is at stake this election. (The Romney campaign has not yet responded to Yahoo! Shine's requests for an interview with Mrs. Romney.)
"Last Wednesday night, in a debate watched by nearly 70 million people, America and the world got to see the Mitt Romney I've known for most of my life," she wrote. "The guy who is in control, the guy who knows the answers to the hard questions, the guy who ...Read More »
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Secrets to Your Success | Wed, Oct 10, 2012 12:31 AM EDT | Comments
last week's presidential debate, but First Lady Michelle Obama prefers to look at the bigger picture.... Many supporters have criticized President Barack Obama for not polishing his performance at Read More »
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"You know, I'm biased," she told Yahoo! Shine on Tuesday during a small roundtable discussion before a rally in Leesburg, Virginia. "I think my husband has done a phenomenal job, not just in the debates, but over these last three and a half years, and I continue to just be in awe at how poised and consistent and honest he is, his ability to lay out a detailed, common-sense plan."
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Here are a few of the highlights from our conversation with the first lady:
What did you think about the President's performance during the debate?
I don't feel the horse-race of it. We just don't spend a lot of time talking about it. I'm so proud of him, and I make sure that he
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Work + Money | Tue, Oct 9, 2012 1:06 PM EDT | Comments
support of Mitt Romney on Twitter over the weekend. Many comments were racially charged and others suggested the star of the 1990s hit 'Clueless' should just "kill herself."Actress Stacey Dash was attacked with negative tweets after voicing her
One man wrote, "This hurts, but you a Romney lover and you slutting yourself for the white man only proves why no black man would marry u." Another Twitter user said: "She's an indoor slave, you know that, sis." Many tweets expressed disbelief that a woman of African American heritage would vote for anyone but Obama, and some suggested that her account must have been hacked.
The backlash began on Sunday, after Dash tweeted "Vote for Romney: The only choice for your future," along with a provocative photo of herself wearing a red Baywatch-style tank suit standing in front of an American flag. "Kill yourself you old hag…" a Twitter used lashed...Read More »
- Popsugar Fitness | Healthy Living | Mon, Oct 8, 2012 5:39 PM EDT | CommentsSource: Michelle Obama "Definitely" Committed to Keeping Kids Healthy & Active
We are thrilled to share the next answer in our series with First Lady Michelle Obama. This week is a big one for the Obama family - not only is it the first presidential debate and the start of early voting, but it's also Barack and Michelle's wedding anniversary. They celebrated it Wednesday night after Barack Obama's first presidential debate against Mitt Romney. Up next is a fun one from Michelle Obama:
Cathie N. asks "Will you still be doing things to get kids active and healthy?"
"Definitely. Working on this issue with kids, parents, teachers, and so many others from around the country has been one of the most inspiring things I've ever done. I want to make sure that all of America's children, no matter where they grow up or where they go to school, have an opportunity to eat nutritious foods, get up and get active, and develop healthy habits they can use for the rest of their lives. That means we ...Read More »
- The Cut | Fashion | Fri, Oct 5, 2012 5:39 PM EDT | Comments
If Ann Romney accomplished one thing this year, it was to draw the world's attention to her clothes. And what better way to do so than go on national television in a $990 Reed Krakoff silk shirt emblazoned with a large golden bird swooping toward her right armpit? It was a bold move on her part, particularly since she has spent most of her time on the campaign trail in modest blouses, nondescript jackets, and the occasional bland dress - all the better to convince America of her humble, steadfast Everywoman-ness. Check out her complete catalog of campaign clothes at TheCut.com
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