First Lady Michelle Obama Plans Raleigh, Charlotte Visit Friday

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama is planning to visit Raleigh and Charlotte to meet with military families, school children and to make remarks in advance of this summer's Democratic National Convention in the Queen City.

The White House says Obama will be in North Carolina on Friday, arriving in Raleigh to meet active duty military personnel and their families. She's also scheduled to address a Democratic National Committee reception.

Later that day, she's slated to arrive in Charlotte to promote the "Let's Move!" fitness program with children before the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament. She also plans to speak at two Democratic events.

North Carolina is a crucial state in President Barack Obama's re-election strategy. Last week, Vice President Joe Biden visited Davidson County Community College.


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  • by Blame Obama Location: Morehead on Mar 5, 2012 at 01:48 PM
    Well the porks sales must be at a all time LOW . Muslim Dont eat pork and Muslim dont have many strict rules regarding food but many Muslims are vegetarians , but Pork is a no no. Say what you want ,but if your parents were and grandparent are, most likely you are too.
  • by BB on Mar 5, 2012 at 12:19 PM
    In reply to anonomyous: The economy is turning around??? Let's see, gas was under $2 when Obama took office, now we're almost at $4 and climbing every day. We're trillions in debt and spending by the minute. We have an illegal back door health care system being shoved down our throats. Unemployment is still at all-time highs. Shall I continue? Yeah, that's recovery all right. I wish Herman Cain was still in the GOP running. I would vote for him in a New York minute. If Obama applied for a CEO position at any major corporation he wouldn't even get an interview. Why??? Because he HAS NO EXPERIENCE IN RUNNING A BUSINESS. But people are going to vote based on the color of his skin? He's more white than black anyway, btw... God help America.
  • by p on Mar 4, 2012 at 12:39 PM
    You folks need to go to you tube and check out Fema camps and also Fema coffins. There is where our fate is.
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      by Blame Obama on Mar 4, 2012 at 05:22 PM in reply to p
      The problem is still in texas 3 years into his term . $ay What.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Feb 29, 2012 at 05:54 PM
    Republicans have attacked Latinos, they've attacked Blacks, they've attacked Womens rights. My God man who's gonna be left to vote for the republicans? I think this will be the year of the angry old white man for the Republicans Bahahahahaaa!
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      by Blame Obama on Feb 29, 2012 at 06:43 PM in reply to Lavon
      You forgot the oldfolks they attacked them too
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      by obamanot on Feb 29, 2012 at 06:57 PM in reply to Lavon
      levitra,latinos have moved out of here because there is no work,most blacks don't work so that's a mute point anyway.Attacking womens rights?Geez dudette, them abortion pills have messed you up.
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        by Anonymous on Mar 1, 2012 at 01:13 AM in reply to obamanot
        Ignorant statement coming from a Rush Racist, go back to that rock you came from underneath.
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          by Rush L. on Mar 1, 2012 at 06:39 AM in reply to
          I sir/mam am no racists.I call things the way they are not the way I wish them to be.I call my self a realist not a racists.You really should tune in and listen to me on your local radio station(103.7@ noon to 3) and listen to my logic because I am right 99.6% of the time.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 1, 2012 at 07:36 AM in reply to Lavon
      Please explain how the Republicans have attacked the groups that you named.
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        by Anonymous on Mar 2, 2012 at 03:33 AM in reply to
        What planet did you just arrive from?
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        by RG on Mar 8, 2012 at 05:23 AM in reply to
        They can't ! Watch, they'll start spinning and calling you names,and they're still want to blame Bush.They don't seem be be able to defend the here and now.
  • by Blame Obama Location: Morehead on Feb 29, 2012 at 03:21 PM
    Give Michelle Obama a Burger from a cow not pork musslim dont eat pork. But real beautiful black Woman Have curves . Dont dis them because your man is light skin.Girl We might like you because your black,but dont get other things twisted . once you go bid you dont go twig Lavon dont you agree. I my self dont like anyone thats running white or black .They are what you call con men. I bet if Michelle really ran she would win as long as she did not pick Hillary or that Sara pallin as her running mate. I might poke fun here and there ,but We are Losing and not a war .Our way of life is going fast.Sorry Lavon You Cant see past skin color.and most people cant either one of Americas biggest problems.Hate from both sides. That is the subject Michelle Obama should be talking about .She need's to be a Real Black woman and take control,and not let anyone sink plans into Mr.Obama's ears without talking to her . One thing about Black Women there not Dunb when it come's to handeling stuff at home.
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      by Lavon on Feb 29, 2012 at 05:47 PM in reply to Blame Obama
      Calm down man, why are you so upset. Relax
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        by Blame Obama on Feb 29, 2012 at 06:04 PM in reply to Lavon
        Mr. Obama could of been and maybe the best President ever,but I dont know were he gets his advice . Maybe from his own cabinet and want him to fail . That makes me mad because We are one nation under God. Any Dem. Or Rep. that steer's him wrong is hurting Us All. Then they want to screw the Elderly as well. they dont get enough money as it is. So being mad or upset. Yes ,and I pray we do turn around soon for all of us black white tan red yellow. WE ARE ONE. We cant let hillary give him ideas shes mad about 2008 still belive me. It takes a village to raise a child ,but it may take 2 decades for hillary to cool off
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Feb 29, 2012 at 03:15 PM
    Well the Republicans have been saying President Obama isn't a Christian. Now their forced to vote for a guy that says their Christian Teachings are false. LOL! Wow talk about having to vote against your own beliefs. LOL!! Can you say KARMA?
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      by Blame Obama on Feb 29, 2012 at 06:08 PM in reply to Lavon
      you forgot about Joesph Smith around 1850 when he said God told him to write the Morman Bible and told his wife after being found out about other woman that he was to take many wives. huh kinda like sister wives the tv show.
  • by Blame Obama Location: Morehead on Feb 29, 2012 at 03:06 PM
    Give Michelle Obama a Burger from a cow not pork musslim dont eat pork. But real beautiful black Woman Have curves . Dont dis them because your man is light skin.Girl We might like you because your black,but dont get other things twisted . once you go bid you dont go twig Lavon dont you agree. I my self dont like anyone thats running white or black .They are what you call con men. I bet if Michelle really ran she would win as long as she did not pick Hillary or that Sara pallin as her running mate. I might poke fun here and there ,but We are Losing and not a war .Our way of life is going fast.Sorry Lavon You Cant see past skin color.and most people cant either one of Americas biggest problems.Hate from both sides. That is the subject Michelle Obama should be talking about .She need's to be a Real Black woman and take control,and not let anyone sink plans into Mr.Obama's ears without talking to her . One thing about Black Women there not Dunb when it come's to handeling stuff at home.
  • by Blame Obama Location: Morehead on Feb 29, 2012 at 03:06 PM
    Give Michelle Obama a Burger from a cow not pork musslim dont eat pork. But real beautiful black Woman Have curves . Dont dis them because your man is light skin.Girl We might like you because your black,but dont get other things twisted . once you go bid you dont go twig Lavon dont you agree. I my self dont like anyone thats running white or black .They are what you call con men. I bet if Michelle really ran she would win as long as she did not pick Hillary or that Sara pallin as her running mate. I might poke fun here and there ,but We are Losing and not a war .Our way of life is going fast.Sorry Lavon You Cant see past skin color.and most people cant either one of Americas biggest problems.Hate from both sides. That is the subject Michelle Obama should be talking about .She need's to be a Real Black woman and take control,and not let anyone sink plans into Mr.Obama's ears without talking to her . One thing about Black Women there not Dunb when it come's to handeling stuff at home.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 at 04:53 PM in reply to Blame Obama
      Christians aren't supposed to eat pork either.
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        by Christian on Feb 29, 2012 at 06:20 PM in reply to
        You must not be a Christian or you would know that Christians are allowed to eat pork. Jesus said in Mark 7 that all food was clean. Also in Acts 10:9-13 He declared all food clean. There are other places but you can start with those.
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          by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 at 05:26 AM in reply to Christian
          Figures one to base their beliefs on one verse....It actually states in Deuteronomy Chapter 14 verse 7 and 8 Nevertheless these you shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that have cloven hooves; as the camel, and the hare, and the rock badger: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you. 8 And the swine, because it divides the hoof, yet chews not the cud, it is unclean unto you: you shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass.
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          by BB on Mar 5, 2012 at 12:05 PM in reply to Christian
          Unless you are Jewish, the new testament supersedes the old testament laws.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 at 01:32 PM
    But of course, NC has the highest population of "african americans" per capita than any other state. Go figure..
  • by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 at 01:25 PM
    Oh BORE ME.
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