VIDEO: First Lady Obama Talks About Her Husband’s Singing. Says President Obama “Doesn’t Hesitate To Show Off His Lungs To His Wife”

By Team BLAM

First Lady Michelle Obama made a guest appearance on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno to discuss a number of topics including the president’s singing. In the  interview, Mrs. Obama says the president’s highly publicized performance was “completely spontaneous.” “I didn’t even hear about it until it got on YouTube,” she tells Jay Leno. “But he does have a beautiful voice and he sings to me all the time. He doesn’t hesitate to show off his lungs to his wife.”

We love it! #GoTeamObama

Here’s Mitt Romney singing “America The Beautiful” that Jay Leno asked Mrs. Obama about.

Did You Miss The State Of The Union Address? Catch The Full Speech & Behind The Scenes Here.

By Team BLAM

The State of the Union is an annual address presented by the President of the United States to the United States Congress. The address not only reports on the condition of the nation but also allows the president to outline his legislative agenda (for which he needs the cooperation of Congress) and his national priorities.


The practice arises from a command given to the president in the Constitution of the United States:


He shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.

 — Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution


Although the language of the Constitution is not specific, by tradition, the President makes this report annually during the late January.

While not required to deliver a speech, every president since Woodrow Wilson has made the State of the Union report as a speech delivered before a joint session of Congress. Before that time, most presidents delivered the State of the Union as a written report.

Our family watched President Obama’s State Of The Union Address last night. Did you? What are your thoughts? If you missed it, check out the behind the scenes action and the actual address below and let us know your thoughts.


VIDEO: Awww Shucks! President Obama Sings Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”

By Team BLAM

Let me find out our President can sang! (And, no that’s not a typo–I said saaang. Lol.) Listen in and let us know what you think about President Obamas vocals.  I was like Allright, Allright, Allright! in my best Jay Jay Evans voice. Lol. My husband just chuckled. What do you think?

VIDEO: Michelle Obama Speaks Out On Book “The Obamas” & Being Portrayed As An Angry Black Woman

By Team BLAM

First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King to address inaccurate depictions of her character in a new book, “The Obamas.”

In a wide-ranging interview, the first lady denied reports of tension between her and former top aides to her husband, President Obama.

Mrs. Obama said that some have tried to portray her as an “angry black woman” every since her husband first announced he was seeking the presidency. Listen in.

Enter To Win Dinner With Barack, Michelle & Your Guest!

By Team BLAM

Owe someone dinner? If you win the chance to have dinner with the President and the First Lady, you can invite a guest to come with you. The official contest website says: Don’t worry about airfare or the cost of the meal – all you need to bring is your story and your ideas. We like!  Two lucky persons will get to go. Will it be you?

Here are the official contest rules:

No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter or win. Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2011. You may enter by contributing to Sponsor here or click here to enter without contributing. Three winners will each receive the following prize package: up to $1200 towards round-trip tickets for winner and a guest from within the fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination to be determined by the Sponsor; hotel accommodations; and dinner with President Obama on a date to be determined by the Sponsor (approximate retail value of all prizes $4,800). Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 18 or older (or of majority under applicable law). Promotion subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.


President Obama & First Lady Michelle Release Official New Family Portrait

By Team BLAM

Pictured in their seasons best, the Obama’s were photographed in the oval office by White House photographer Pete Soe Sosa. This picture is the newest update of Malia now 13 years old and Sasha, 10, since their last family portrait taken back in 2009. They are such a beautiful family. We hope they get some much needed restoration and connection during this holiday season. That’s what it’s all about…FAMILY.

VIDEO: First Family Lights The National Christmas Tree!

By Team BLAM: Did you catch the First Family lighting the National Christmas tree? This year’s tree is brand new. The last one was used for 30 years until it was damaged in a recent storm.

The history of the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree is intertwined with the history of America. Through peace and war, from national celebration to national mourning, Americans have gathered together and celebrated the season in this holiday event.

Check out the First Family and the lighting above. Interested in learning more about this American tradition? Visit for more info.

President Obama Supports Small Business Saturday & Takes Daughters’ Shopping

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has pitched in to help small businesses get into the holiday shopping season.

The president took his daughters, Malia and Sasha, along on a shopping run to a bookstore a few blocks from the White House.

He says he made the visit because it’s “small business Saturday” and he wanted to support a small business.

The retail industry is encouraging shoppers to patronize mom-and-pop businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It’s a counterpoint to Black Friday and the sales and special deals offered by department stores and other large retailers.

The Obamas walked out with a selection of books including “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever” and “Descent into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia.”

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s New Book Will Be About Food…Ahem…Healthy Food

By Team BLAM

It’s official! First Lady Michelle Obama will be an author come April–April 10th to be exact. Her publisher, Crown Publishing Group, just released the cover art for the new book, American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspires Families, Schools and Communities.

Says Crown:

“The book will speak to these issues which Mrs. Obama has strongly advocated for and will also include practical ideas, recipes, resources and tips on how to begin a garden of any size, anywhere,. Mrs. Obama accepted no advance for the book and will donate all net or after-tax author proceeds to a charity or charities to be named later.”

Kudos to our First Lady for her commitment to raising our awareness about healthy eating, exercising, and living. Her emphasis on this critical issue in our community really does make an impact. Unlike a lot of other government officials we can identify with and see ourselves in Mrs. Obama and because of that it makes you pause and say “How can I do a little better today with my health.”

BLAM Fam: You know what it is….Stop Playing. Start Pushing.

Read the full press release HERE.

Have You Seen First Lady Michelle Obama’s New White House Portrait?

By Team BLAM

When I heard that our First Lady Michelle Obama had released a new White House Portrait I, like most of us, was curious to see it. I must say I wasn’t expecting to see Bo the family dog in the picture too.

Apparently, one of the most popular members of the First Family is Bo, the Portugese water dog given to the Obamas by the late Senator Ted Kennedy. Kids who write in will receive this new picture taken in the White House garden and signed by Bo himself with a paw print and all. We love it!

Here’s what the First Lady had to say:

“It is me and Bo and we’re in the garden,” said the first lady of the portrait Monday, the day it was first officially released. “And one of the reasons we did this picture is because we get so many letters from kids, mostly, who want to hear about the garden, they want to see it, and they also want to see Bo. Bo is really the most popular.”

“We’ve heard so many great stories from kids who’ve been inspired and doing things like changing the way their families do things. And those letters are always just a joy to get,” said Mrs. Obama. “So we want to have something a little more tangible than just a letter to give to kids, because often it’s the visual thing that makes it real.”

So, BLAM Fam will you be getting your pen and paper out and helping your children send off a letter so you can get a copy of this new White House portrait?