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Michelle Obama, a new style of U.S. first lady

As U.S. first lady, Michelle Obama takes the experience of a lawyer of companies to the White House, but says its priority will be the role of “mother-in-chief” for the couple’s two daughters. The Democrat Barack Obama beat Republican John McCain in the presidential election on Tuesday and will be the first black to command the American presidency. Michelle will be the first black first lady.

At 44 years, she served as an earnest cable election of her husband. Michelle says, however, not want a political office in government.

– My main mission, in all honesty, will continue to be the ‘mother-in-chief’ – said in a recent interview, referring to his daughters Malia, age 10, and Sasha, 7 years.

Michelle also said he hopes to address ways for women to maintain balance work and family-care needs of families of soldiers. She also claimed that it could act as informal adviser to her husband, as was doing during the campaign.

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The future first lady, who grew up in a neighborhood south of Chicago workers and that went to public school, usually talk about the her father – who worked in the public system of water in the city – and the values upheld by their parents.

After receiving scholarships to attend universities in art (Princeton and Harvard), Michelle worked at a law firm and the office of the mayor of Chicago. His most recent job was vice president of the University of Chicago Hospitals, a position in which received a salary higher than the husband.

Even that Obama is a family of means, in part because of the money won by Obama with his two books, Michelle always refers to the values she learned during her childhood and adolescence.

– When we grow up in a house in which we love and security and in which people make sacrifices for us, we have the obligation to return it – she said. – That is why community service has played so large a part of my life.

In his speech of victory, delivered the night of Tuesday in Chicago, Obama described his wife as “my best friend over the past 16 years, the rock of the family, the love of my life.” The president-elect says his wife has been a source of energy and kind of criticism that keep the feet on the ground.

The demonstrations of affection of the couple and the style of clothes used by Michelle – she has appeared in magazines such as Vogue and Essence – contribute to the image of the young candidate. Obama’s wife has a great popularity among Democrats, who appreciate the strength and intelligence designed by the future first lady. In February, however, Michelle caused controversy with a comment made during the campaign.

– For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country – said to an audience in Wisconsin. – And not just because Obama is doing well, but because I think people are eager to see changes.

The Conservatives described it then as unpatriotic, and those criticisms have left some angry black Americans, for whom patriotic issue would be used to alleviate the fight against racial inequality. Since then, Michelle spent much of his time supporting the families of American soldiers who fight in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Obama and McCain argue that strategy to save emergency plan

The candidates for U.S. President Barack Obama and John McCain argued Tuesday that the same strategy to save the emergency plan to contain the financial crisis in the country – and that was rejected by the U.S. House on Monday. The Republican and Democrat proposed that the limit on deposit insurance for banks up to $ 100 thousand to $ 250 mil. The joint effort by the wave of rivals in the White House was announced just hours after the U.S. president, George W. Bush, have made new pronouncement to the nation – the four from the worsening crisis – on the morning of Tuesday.

After mutual accusations for the failure of relief package, the two candidates decided to join forces to achieve the approval of the plan of rescue of the financial sector between the U.S. Congress. Thus, McCain and Obama fly to Washington this Wednesday to attend the special session convened by the Senate to vote on the changes in the package of government – the White House says is vital to avoid a major economic crisis.

The two candidates called for Bush in the morning to discuss the crisis. Obama, the first call, argued that raising the limit to guarantee the deposits of $ 100 thousand to $ 250 thousand, encourage small businesses, make the banking system more secure and help restore public confidence in financial system . Obama also suggested improving the current package, rather than start from scratch:

– If we start from scratch or reopen negotiations about the core elements of the agreement, we will not have success.

Then, in a speech at the University of Nevada in Reno, the Democrats asked the American people to support initiatives to save the rescue plan. The applicant argued that if Wall Street collapse, the people will be affected. The Democrat warned that people will have much more difficulty to obtain financing to purchase a home, loan to pay for college or to buy a car.

The Republican John McCain made the same proposal to Bush and suggested that the Treasury uses resources which could have without the authorization of Congress to start buying soon rotten roles of banks. The agency that guarantees bank deposits, FDIC also proposed raising the limit of the guarantee, without specifying a value.

In Des Moines, the state of Iowa, said McCain believes that one reason why the Congress did not approve the package was because “he had not really noticed that people who are causing problems and being affected are the engine of our economy.

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