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Cameras caught First Lady Dr. Jill Biden embracing the President moments before he left for the Middle East as conflict escalates.
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Oct. 19, 2023 — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden planted a kiss on the president's cheek shortly before he took off for Israel amid a tense situation in the Middle East that President Biden hopes to prevent from spiraling into a broader conflict. Read more
The White House 1600 Sessions
Oct. 19, 2023 — It was a homecoming decades in the making. Stewart McLaurin, President of the White House Historical Association, had the unique opportunity to bring Susan Ford Bales, daughter of President Gerald R. Ford and First Lady Betty Ford, back to the only place she called home before living in the White House. View here
Oct. 19, 2023 — Arnold Schwarzenegger rehashed an unbelievable story during his recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, admitting to Kelly Clarkson that he accidentally caused former First Lady Barbara Bush to break her leg. Read more
Oct. 19, 2023 — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden traveled to the Menominee Nation to recognize and celebrate the tribe’s eco-friendly initiatives. This was a historic occasion as it was the first time a U.S. first lady had set foot on the reservation. Read more
The White House
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by First Lady Jill Biden at the Reopening of the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Oct. 18, 2023 — “From soft lullabies to battle cries for justice, women nurse and nurture, teach and build, lead and dream our world forward – each and every day. We have never been silent. But women have been silenced.” Read more
The White House
Oct. 17, 2023 — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden hosts a reception at the White House to celebrate the United States’ return to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). View here
Oct. 16, 2023 — The Miami Herald has a paywall for non-subscribers. Read more
Oct. 16, 2023 — “Now, I know that many of you have joined the Space Force from other branches of the military. And I want to thank you for taking this leap forward towards this new challenge. But I also know that it comes with unique hardships," First Lady Dr. Jill Biden said during a Monday visit to Patrick Space Force Base. Read more
NBC 6 South Florida
Oct. 16, 2023 — First Lady Jill Biden appeared in South Florida Monday to discuss efforts to target cancer and to support military families. Read more
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Restless Spirit
Oct. 14, 2023 — An intimate portrait of the beloved humanitarian and former first lady who was reviled by political opponents during her lifetime, and whose husband's affair may have led to a secret one of her own. View here
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden opened the National Italian American Foundation’s 48th Anniversary Gala on Saturday in Washington, D.C. and brought a surprise guest to the event — President Joe Biden. Jill Biden is the first Italian American first lady. There are nearly 20 million Americans of Italian descent in the United States, according to NIAF Vice Chair National Anita McBride, who added there’s a lot of pride in having an American first lady of Italian descent. “It’s been a long time since we had a president and first lady attend [the gala] together,” McBride said about the event.
La Voce di New York
Oct. 14, 2023 — The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announced the presence of First Lady Jill Biden at its 48th Anniversary Gala scheduled for Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C., to be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Notably, Dr. Biden is the first Italian American First Lady, boasting Sicilian heritage that can be traced back to her great-grandfather, Gaetano Giacoppa. Read more
Oct. 13, 2023 — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden returned to central Ohio on Friday, and her trip involved conversations about education and eggs. Read more
Italian Sons and Daughters of America
Oct. 13, 2023 — First Lady Jill Biden hosted a delegation of Italian American leaders Thursday evening at the White House to highlight a bellwether of cultural progress that has taken shape within the community.
Dr. Biden, the nation’s first-ever Italian American First Lady, welcomed Basil M. Russo — president of the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations (COPOMIAO) — and his peers to recognize the sacrifices and celebrate the contributions Italian Americans have made to our country. Read more
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