Ladies First: FLOTUS heckled by protester


First lady Michelle Obama addresses the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 42nd Annual Phoenix Awards dinner in Washington, in this, Sept. 22, 2012 file photo. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
 
She’s known to many for her style and upbeat attitude, but first lady Michelle Obama is quick to admit she doesn’t take hecklers well.
 
 
 

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Obama cancels US-Egyptian military exercise
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month,…
 

Obama to address situation in Egypt this…
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During the 2014 election season, virtually every statewide office in Texas is up for grabs, because Gov. Rick Perry is stepping…
 

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