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Michelle Obama Sits Down with Robin Roberts 

Michelle Obama Sits Down with Robin Roberts 

Former First Lady Michelle Obama will give her first sit-down interview ahead of the release of her book, Becoming, to Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts. The interview will air during prime time, live from Chicago on November 13th -- the day the book is released. "In this book, I talk about my roots and how a little girl from the South Side of Chicago found her voice and developed the strength to use it to empower others," Obama said in a statement when the book’s release was announced in February. "I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be." In advance of the book’s release, FLOTUS44 is on a Beyonce-style tour selling out stadium-sized venues across the country including the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Pepsi Center in Denver, and the United Center in Chicago. And leading up to her book tour, Obama has been busy promoting get-out-the-vote efforts for the November election through her nonpartisan organization When We All Vote. We’re sure she’ll discuss her busy schedule in the interview. Will she discuss the current administration and political climate? Stay tuned. More here

Nydia Velázquez Intros Bill to Combat Sexual Harassment in Housing 

Nydia Velázquez Intros Bill to Combat Sexual Harassment in Housing 

Keith Ellison Asks to be Investigated by House Ethics Committee

Keith Ellison Asks to be Investigated by House Ethics Committee