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Michelle Obama Heads to Scotland

Michelle Obama Heads to Scotland

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is heading to Scotland next month to speak at the Hunter Foundation charity dinner. FLOTUS44 will speak about her time in the White House and the cash raised from the event will be invested in charities across Scotland. Five-time Olympic medallist Dame Katherine Grainger will act as moderator of the conversation. The non-profit organization, set up by philanthropist Sir Thomas Hunter, is asking young people aged 5-18 to submit a short essay, video, picture or poem on the theme: ‘If I ruled Scotland the one thing I’d change to enable more young people to succeed would be… and why that’s so important.’ One winner will be offered a seat at Obama’s table at the July 17th dinner in Edinburgh. More here.

Dems Continue to Push Despite Executive Order

Dems Continue to Push Despite Executive Order

Eleanor Holmes Norton Intros Bill to Allow Marijuana Use in Public Housing

Eleanor Holmes Norton Intros Bill to Allow Marijuana Use in Public Housing