January 11, 2012
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive in December 2011 on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. First lady Michelle Obama is a behind-the-scenes force in the White House whose opinions on policy and politics drew her into conflict with presidential advisers. She has bristled at some of the demands and constraints of life as the president’s wife.
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First lady Michelle Obama is challenging assertions she’s forcefully imposed her will on White House aides and says people have inaccurately tried to portray her as “some kind of angry black woman.”