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She may be the First Lady of the United States, but Michelle Obama, who turns 47 today, still says that first and foremost, she is Malia and Sasha's mom.

That's indicative of her humility, but she's so much more than that.

On top of providing many fashion-forward Michelle Obama pictures, she's spent two years supporting military families, helping working women balance career and family, encouraging national service and promoting the arts and education.

Recently, Michelle launched the Let’s Move! campaign, which - much to Sarah Palin's chagrin - strives to bring together community leaders, teachers, doctors, nurses and parents in a national effort to bring down childhood obesity.

Sounds like a worthwhile cause, and positive role model, to us.

Click to enlarge some Michelle pics and wish the mother, lawyer, public servant, fashion icon and wife of President Barack Obama a happy birthday below:

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Sarah Palin really does not appreciate Michelle Obama's campaign to keep America's youth from becoming morbidly obese down the line. Stupid government!

Having already lambasted Michelle over her childhood nutrition initiative, the mighty caribou slayer brought it up again Sunday on TLC's Sarah Palin's Alaska.

"Where are the s'mores? This is in honor of Michelle Obama, who said the other day we should not have dessert," a HILARIOUS, sarcastic Sarah Palin quips.

Her love for put-downs and pickin' fights instead of debating policy intricacies may explain why even ardent conservatives don't want her as president.

Just a theory.

Follow the jump for the clip, during which you can also hear Palin complain about her kids' foibles playing out in the media ... man, that sucks for them!

Also, enjoy a bonus clip of her with Kate Gosselin for good, hilarious measure. 'Cause sometimes, one overexposed TLC family just isn't enough  ...

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Sigh. Sarah Palin is back in the news again.

For whatever reason, the ex-Alaska Governor took First Lady Michelle Obama and her efforts to improve childhood nutrition to task on Laura Ingraham's radio show.

Carrie Fisher Pre-Weight Loss

We know conservatives believe in smaller government, and there are strong cases to be made for that philosophy. Attacking Michelle's nutrition initiative, though?

Sarah Palin is not a fan of Michelle Obama's anti-obesity efforts.

Of the First Lady, Palin told Ingraham that "I think she has got a different worldview and she is not hesitant at all to share what her worldview is."

As for Sarah Palin's worldview, no one can make sense of it, but she does use big words like "exceptionalism" in the rant against Michelle below:

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First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama may be our fashionista-in-chief, but that doesn't mean she can't be our resident recessionista-in-chief as well.

Michelle has been recycling outfits lately. Now, that's change we can believe in!

Mya Fashion Choice

Case in point: Here's the First Couple at Camp David recently, with Michelle looking chic in a navy sweater with an open back paired with a floral blouse ...

Then, in Ohio on Sunday,  the outfit was repeated with a twist: The cardigan was now worn the other way, with the lace-up side in the front. How inventive!

Either way, the sweater looks good, as do most things she wears (as our gallery of Michelle Obama pictures demonstrates), thanks to her classy, unique style.

See the flip side of her latest style statement post-jump ...

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Cultural impact might mean as much as money and political influence, as evidenced by the celebrities on Forbes' 2010 World's 100 Most Powerful Women list.

The list is based less on traditional titles and roles and more on creative influence as well as entrepreneurship, the building of brands, the breaking of barriers.

The women of politics, business, media and lifestyle (entertainment, sports and fashion) were ranked in each group, and after that, in group against group.

Two of the top three in one photo!

The diverse mash-up of hard and dynamic power led to this top ten:

  1. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the U.S.
  2. Irene Rosenfeld, Chief Executive, Kraft Foods
  3. Oprah Winfrey, Talk show host and media mogul
  4. Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany
  5. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, U.S.
  6. Indra Nooya, Chief Executive, Pepsico
  7. Lady Gaga, Singer and rumored hermaphrodite
  8. Gail Kelly, Chief Executive, Westpac
  9. Beyoncé Knowles, Singer and fashion designer
  10. Ellen DeGeneres, Talk show host

What do you think of this list of the most powerful females? Spot on? Off base? Who would you include/exclude? Who should be higher?

Meat Lady Gaga

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Brandy quickly emerged as one of the favorites on Dancing With the Stars this season after a strong opening performance. But is she favored in this showdown?

The competition is pretty tough. Earlier this month, the First Lady of the United States wore a bronze and navy Kevan Hall polka-dot shirt dress and blue pumps.

Days later, Brandy attended Macy's Glamorama bash in an identical dress (only with reversed colors) paired with red shoes and bold lips. But who looked better?

Check out the Brandy and Michelle Obama pictures below and vote:

Brandy vs. FLOTUS

Who wore this dress better?

 

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Michelle Obama has all the fun. While her husband was busy focusing on a Florida pastor that actually plans to burn the Quran on September 11, the First Lady spent her day in New Orleans.

She was at an event organized by NFL Play 60, a campaign that encourages children to be active for at least an hour everyday and is intended to tackle (get it?!?) the problem of obesity.

Former NFL stars Deuce McAllister and Eddie George joined Obama at Brock Elementary School, as Michelle showed off her moves on the field:

  • TD, Michelle!
  • First Lady Football

She also offered these words of wisdom to the kids in attendance:

“It’s not just enough that you exercise, but you also have to watch what you put in your body. You can’t live on soda and chips and all that. You can’t. Sorry. If you could, I tell you, I would. But you can’t. You’ve got to have vegetables and fruits.”

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Oprah knows a good investment when she sees one.

Early in the 2008 presidential campaign, she threw her support behind a little-known U.S. Senator named Barack Obama. We all know how that turned out.

The Big O is also high on the First Lady of the United States - specifically her fashion sense. Taking style cues from Michelle turned out to be a wise move.

Yesterday, while hosting J.Crew’s Creative Director Jenna Lyons on a special “Dream Jobs” episode of her show, the media made an interesting admission.

After seeing Michelle Obama pictures showing her in relatively affordable J. Crew cardigans, sweaters and skirts, O went and became a J. Crew investor.

Oprah knows a style star when she sees one.

“The very first time I saw the First Lady, before she became the First Lady, wearing J. Crew - full disclosure – I went and bought J.Crew stock,” she said.

The host also said putting her money on Michelle’s mix-it-up, high-low look was indeed a smart bet, saying, “That [investment] was a very good decision."

Good thing, too. In these troubled economic times, Oprah needs all the financial breaks she can get. Hey, better than her taking advice from Octomom.

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As stars (and kids) gather for Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards Saturday, one unexpected honoree will stand head and shoulders above the rest:

The First Lady of the United States!

Beautiful Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama will be honored for her "Let's Move" campaign to cut down on childhood obesity, announced Nickelodeon, which has donated $3 million to it.

"First Lady Michelle Obama has taken on one of this generation's most pressing concerns: the health and wellness of our nation's children," stated Marva Smalls, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Chief of Staff at Nickelodeon.

The First Lady will be deservingly honored Saturday.

"Michelle's willingness to work hard, influence others and her dedication to improving the nation is inspiring, and we are proud to honor her for her commitment to empowering kids and families to address this important issue."

Also attending? Glee star Lea Michele, Steve Carell, Chris Rock, Jackie Chan, Jonah Hill, Queen Latifah, David Spade, Dev Patel, Miranda Cosgrove and Shaun White.

Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Apolo Anton Ohno are also scheduled to perform.

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If you thought the House of Representatives' passage of health care reform was the biggest achievement by someone named Obama in the past week, think again.

Michelle Obama appeared on The Simpsons last night!

Sadly, the First Lady of the United States did not voice her own animated likeness, but Angela Bassett did a terrific job filling in with some quality Simpsons quotes.

Faux Michelle came to Springfield to tell Lisa it's okay to be an overachieving girl. Who knew Mrs. Obama was a reader of Lisa's organic gardening blog? Go Lisa!

One of many funny touches? Michelle going by the name "FLOTUS1." Awesome. Here's one of our favorite Michelle Obama pictures of FLOTUS1 on The Simpsons:

Michelle Obama and Lisa Simpson

Lisa gets a pat on the brain from the First Lady.