The First Lady at the Children’s National Medical Center

First Lady Michelle Obama talks with a young patient during a visit to the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, December 16. The First Lady read the book “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” before greeting the children along with Santa Claus and presidential dogs Sunny and Bo




The First Lady covers her dog Sunny’s ears before answering an audience question about what she was getting the dog for Christmas

123 Responses to “The First Lady at the Children’s National Medical Center”

  1. December 16, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Always a loving gracious lady.

  2. 5 amk for obama
    December 16, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Both the dogs look like sheep ready to be sheared.

  3. 7 vcprezofan2
    December 16, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    FLOTUS, like POTUS, cares.

  4. 9 HZ
    December 16, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Beautiful soul, and a beautiful First Lady. HZ

    Voting now to advance Jeh Johnson DHS Nomination; Simple Majority needed.

  5. 11 vcprezofan2
    December 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Niiiice to see Sunny and Bo doing their Christmas tour. Bo sets such a mature example for his young sibling.

  6. 12 amk for obama
    December 16, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Great pics. The dog earing pic is hilarious. Both the O’s have a good sense of humor.

  7. 13 Nena20409
    December 16, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    As the song said:

    Can’t Touch this.


    Congrats Vetivera24 on your GOLD πŸ˜‰

    Bo and Sunny πŸ˜‰

    Mrs Michelle Obama πŸ™‚

  8. 14 HZ
    December 16, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Senate advances Jeh Johnson Homeland Security Sec. Nomination.HZ

  9. 15 Nena20409
    December 16, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Whenever I see or read about Sunny and Bo, I think of I’ve got you Babe by Sony and Cher πŸ˜‰

    😯 πŸ™„ πŸ˜†

  10. 18 amk for obama
    December 16, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Actually, what are they getting the dogs for xmas? Danny ? Can’t wait for dannygate.

  11. 32 Linda
    December 16, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Reid just limited the vote to 10 minutes……..

    Enough of the stalling !!!!!!!!!!!1

  12. 33 HZ
    December 16, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Final vote on Jeh Johnson DHS nomination taking place now. Simple majority needed.HZ

  13. 36 amk for obama
    December 16, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    And the santa is white ??? Who knew !!!

  14. 37 utaustinliberal
    December 16, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    She’s such a wonderful and generous soul.

  15. 38 amk for obama
    December 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm

  16. 39 Nena20409
    December 16, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Productivity rose by 3% last Q3, Yet House TBGOPers get paid on average $174K annually, producing less, working less and on vacation more than 199 days in 2013?

    And the media are worried about Photo access? Selfie photos? Etc?

    I didn’t watch any Sunday shows. I wonder how many on these shows who were TBGOPers were asked about the 1.3M about to be dropped from receiving UI?

  17. 40 HZ
    December 16, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Final vote for Jeh Johnson,DHS: Senate confirms Jeh Johnson to be the next Homeland Security Secretary.HZ

  18. December 16, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Is Sunny better behaved now, or is she still taking lessons from Danny?


  19. December 16, 2013 at 6:35 pm

  20. 53 MightyPamela
    December 16, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S, simply, utterly, totally gorgeous! Our First Lady. And those pretty dogs are cute too!

  21. 54 amk for obama
    December 16, 2013 at 6:41 pm

  22. 55 HZ
    December 16, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Taking place now is a Procedural Vote on DHS Deputy Secretary Nomination.

  23. 56 amk for obama
    December 16, 2013 at 6:51 pm

  24. 60 anniebella
    December 16, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    The pictures of FLOTUS with that young girl is so touching and heart warming. I think the world of our First Lady.

    • 61 jacquelineoboomer
      December 16, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      I’m right there with you on that, anniebella. Mrs. Obama is so wonderful with these children, although I’m sure it touches her motherly heart. No doubt she is fighting back tears – and thanking her lucky stars on the way home that her girls are healthy and doing well.

    • 62 99ts
      December 16, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      As do many people anniebella – your support of FLOTUS comes through every time you post

    • 66 anniebella
      December 16, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      I was watching Rev. Al and he showed were FLOTUS were singing the Christmas song Chestnut roasting on an opening fire, then FLOTUS stopped and said with a smile, I forgot the media was here.

  25. 67 dotster3
    December 16, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Wonder where/when this comment was made—–someone must have asked what the girls wanted for xmas. And of course even this tweet brings out the haters in response. Why? There are a lot of self-hating sickos in this country.

    • December 16, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      He’s something else, always a nasty spin on even something sweet.

      • 69 hopefruit2
        December 16, 2013 at 7:32 pm

        Why does Knoller think this needs to be even tweeted as a news item?!?!? He’s just trolling for nasty comments.

    • 70 Layla
      December 16, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      Why are we posting this idiot’s tweets

      • December 16, 2013 at 7:24 pm

        Always good to know about them Layla, so we can push back on the shill.

        • 72 Layla
          December 16, 2013 at 7:27 pm

          I know Chips. He seems to love to rile people up…makes him feel important. I just sooooo do not like him!

        • 73 nathkatun7
          December 16, 2013 at 10:29 pm

          Indeed, Chipsticks! I personally think that the best way to challenge these ” so called mainstream media” people is to continuously expose their lies and their BS! As long as we have the Mark Knollers working for prestigious news media, like CBS, who needs the “National Inquirer,” and other tabloids dedicated to sensational and salacious manipulation of news? Mocking and exposing the idiocy of these so-called MSM journalists is, as far as I am concerned, a very effective method of neutralizing their propaganda. I do, however, understand Layla’s position that Mark Knoller, and other idiots like him, do not deserve any attention from TOD, as such attention may lead them to think that they are very important. I hope Layla can see the difference between attention and the mockery that highlights and exposes their idiocy and their lack of journalistic integrity.

      • 74 dotster3
        December 16, 2013 at 7:32 pm

        I might have missed something but I didn’t see anything wrong with this tweet. I just couldn’t believe the hateful political replies to a xmas gift comment.

        • 75 Layla
          December 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm

          dotster, there is nothing wrong with the tweet, it is the person sending the tweet I have a problem with.

        • 76 hopefruit2
          December 16, 2013 at 7:35 pm

          He tweets these seemingly innocuous comments about PBO, knowing fully well it will elicit nasty remarks from a certain vile segment of his followers who knee-jerk react negatively to anything “Obama.” Then he can claim that he was just tweeting something casual. I see through Mark Knoller’s BS.

        • December 16, 2013 at 7:39 pm

          Knoller knows what he’s doing Dotster, if anyone else tweeted that I’d just smile, it’s funny, but with him it’s always an attempt to portray the First Lady as a hectoring bully of her husband, he does it time and again – and as Hopefruit said, it’s all designed to attract the nutters and the bile.

      • 78 nathkatun7
        December 16, 2013 at 9:20 pm

        Layla, personally, I think Mark Knoller’s gossipy tweets are childish and hilarious! I think people are posting them for laughs, and to expose the absurdity and the idiocy of the so called MSM journalists. So long as people who share Knoller’s idiotic tweets here are trying to mock him and the media outfit he works for, I see no harm done. Just to think this man may be getting a six figure income (and may be more) for reporting this nonsense while pretending that it’s real news. For me, I no longer see any difference between most of the so called mainstream media and sensational tabloids. That’s why I have no problem when people expose Mark Knoller, a so called mainstream journalist, for being an “idiot.”

  26. 79 hopefruit2
    December 16, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!! πŸ™‚

  27. December 16, 2013 at 7:25 pm

  28. 84 99ts
    December 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    So I’m reading at the BBC and the ABC (our equivalent) – that the “Mission in Afghanistan is complete”. Since when did war start being called a mission? Seems akin to the crusades of old.

    • 85 jacquelineoboomer
      December 16, 2013 at 7:48 pm

      Think it’s just regular military jargon. I prefer peace missions!

      • 86 99ts
        December 16, 2013 at 8:12 pm

        I think they are trying to convince themselves it was a peace mission JoB – nothing peaceful about what happened and is still happening in Afghanistan

    • 87 Layla
      December 16, 2013 at 7:52 pm

      Cameron said that the mission was accomplished!!!!!

      • 88 99ts
        December 16, 2013 at 8:15 pm

        My lot used the word “completed” – only other people “lose” – we win, accomplish or complete. Giving the Presidency to GWB had repercussions still being felt around the world – not in any good way whatsoever.

  29. 89 dotster3
    December 16, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Photos here were heartwarming. There is almost nothing sadder than these seriously ill children. But I am thankful to the First Lady for bringing a little bit of cheer to their difficult lives. And —-then Bo, the old good behaving pro seemed to be looking back at the newbie Sunny when she stood up on the bench, saying, “Sunny! Remember what I taught you! Sit!”

  30. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    December 16, 2013 at 7:40 pm

  31. December 16, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    • 109 Layla
      December 16, 2013 at 7:53 pm

      heads exploding!!!!

    • 110 Nena20409
      December 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      Pope Francis the Communist Marxist Socialist know nothing who has never worked a day of hard work in his life……Watch that would be the next attack against Pope Francis.

      • December 16, 2013 at 8:24 pm

        Who does Pope Francis think he is to be uttering such blasphemy. Shame on him

      • 112 jacquelineoboomer
        December 16, 2013 at 8:24 pm

        Yes, and probably that he was secretly born in Hawaii and traveled with gypsies to Argentina and Barack Obama’s mother was his sister and they both were originally raised and bathed in poverty as Whirling Dervishes and a real Pope wouldn’t have spelled “semblance” wrong in his quote. That would be next after that. And Republicans will say, “Well, can you prove that isn’t true?”

        Damn, this little bit of wine I’m drinkin’ is very fruitful. Haven’t thought of Whirling Dervishes since the last millennium. I’ll try and find the video. πŸ™‚

    • 113 99ts
      December 16, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      Oh my – a christian who follows the teachings of Christ. It seems he is not going to concentrate on theology.

    • 114 nathkatun7
      December 16, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      Prettyfoot, Pope Francis may yet convert me to Catholicism! He is making so much sense!

  32. 117 carolyn
    December 16, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I have an idea…..John Boehner and Paul Ryan, who are both Catholics, need to make a pilgrimage to Rome. While there, they need to have a LOOOOOOOOng audience with Pope Francis! He could straighten them out on their habit of screwing poor people and a few other things.
    Bravo Pope Francis…….now, if the Boehners and Ryans of the world would listen to him and change!!!

    • 118 Nena20409
      December 16, 2013 at 8:38 pm

      Sorry Carolyn, as a Roman Catholic, All I want from those two is to allow simple Up or Down Votes in the House.

      SCOTUS has 6 Roman Catholics at the bench. They are using their religious rightie ideology to rule instead of the Laws and settled rulings. 5 of those Justices, Alito, Thomas, Scalia, Kennedy and Roberts. A little of their ideological beliefs and a LOT of pragmatism would serve We The People better…….well……best.

      Jefferson and the Founding Fathers had it right. Separation of Church and State.

      If governing was the Number One Goal for Ryan and Boehner……..then their politics would Not be ideologically driven.

      • 119 nathkatun7
        December 16, 2013 at 11:23 pm

        Nena, just to reinforce and appreciate what you said, only FIVE of the SIX U.S. Supreme Court Justices who are Catholics are using their right wing ideology to overturn settled law and to undermine the social teachings of the Catholic Church that emphasize concern for the poor! It’s important to point out that the SIXTH catholic on the bench, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, respects the idea of “Separation of Church and State.” She also does not subscribe to the false notion that the Federal government is evil because it tries to attend to the needs of the most disadvantaged Americans (the poor). After all, the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution plainly states that one of the most important Constitutional responsibility of “WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES” is to “PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE” of all the people of the United States. Clearly then. the U.S. Constitution is not in conflict with the social teachings of the Catholic Church. There is nothing in the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution (the Preamble to the Constitution clearly states the rationale/goals the founding fathers invoked to explain the importance of why it was necessary to write a Constitution creating the United States) that states that individual greed and self-interests supersedes the collective well being of “WE THE PEOPLE.”

  33. 121 dotster3
    December 16, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    We are living in pretty ridiculous times—-like when Santa Claus is the subject of so much angst and controversy—–ongoing and spreading—–is he white, black, ruddy? Greek, Turkish? Talk show host asks black guest if a white Santa hurt him. Another crazy talk show nutball said MLK was always portrayed as black, why can’t we have a white Santa? Is he “just white” or whatever color you want him to be? Is he still jolly and does his belly still shake like a bowl full of jelly? And now NORAD’s Santa tracking is the subject of criticism. They had a promotional vid on their website, showing fighter jets accompanying Santa’s sleigh. Not sure why Santa needs fighter jets, Prancer and Rudolph and the boys have always managed just fine without them. But on and on it goes in this Santa is CONTROVERSIAL whacked out world.

  34. December 17, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Nice pictures of Sunny and Bo πŸ™‚

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