Jill Biden’s Secret Ukraine Trip

Ukrainian officials reached out several days ahead of Dr. Biden’s planned four-day tour of Eastern Europe to suggest a meeting with the Ukrainian first lady. The East Wing took the chance.

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Jill Biden Embarks on Trip to Eastern Europe to Visit Ukrainian Refugees

The first lady is also scheduled to tour the Slovakian border with Ukraine, becoming the latest high-profile Biden administration official to come close to the conflict zone.

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Free Community College Won’t Be in Spending Bill, Jill Biden to Say

In a speech on Monday, the first lady will acknowledge that her signature legislative initiative is “no longer” in the Democrats’ spending bill.

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Melania Trump Auctions Her Hat

A year after leaving the White House, the former first lady tests the water for her brand.

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Jill Biden’s White House Christmas Display Looks Very … Normal

You won’t find any blood-red trees this year.

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Jill Biden Is Chasing the President’s Most Elusive Campaign Promise: Unity

As the president tries to prove that bipartisanship is still possible, the first lady is not standing on the sidelines.

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Jill Biden Returns to In-Person Teaching

Sending the first lady back into the classroom puts weight behind President Biden’s promise that his administration can get students safely back into in-person learning this fall.

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Jill Biden, Changing the Fashion Game

Cheering the American Olympians, the first lady broke with recent sartorial customs.

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Jill Biden Models Love and Sustainability at the G7

In her debut international trip as first lady, Dr. Biden played her part with style. Literally.

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Beneath Joe Biden’s Folksy Demeanor, a Short Fuse and an Obsession With Details

As Mr. Biden settles into the office he has chased for more than three decades, aides say he demands hours of debate from scores of policy experts.

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Beneath Her Decorous Demeanor, ‘Lady Bird Johnson’ Was a Political Force

The new biography, by Julia Sweig, shows the wife of Lyndon B. Johnson to have been ahead of her time (and possibly her husband) on women’s rights, racial disparities and other issues.

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In Lady Bird Johnson’s Secret Diaries, a Despairing President and a Crucial Spouse

A new book reveals how the former first lady not only provided a spouse’s emotional ballast but also served as an unrivaled counselor who helped persuade Lyndon B. Johnson to stay in office.

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Inauguration Fashion: What Did It All Mean?

A new American story told clearly and concisely in clothes.

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A First for a First Lady: Jill Biden Will Balance Her Career and East Wing Duties

Dr. Biden, who holds a doctorate in educational leadership, will continue to teach writing at Northern Virginia Community College, where she taught full-time during her two terms as second lady.

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Who Designed Jill Biden’s Inauguration Outfit?

A brief guide to how Alexandra O’Neill’s young label Markarian landed in a rare spotlight.

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Melania Trump’s Legacy: Missteps, Mystery and, in the End, Absence

When she leaves Washington on Inauguration Day, Mrs. Trump will be remembered as the first lady who arrived at the White House late and checked out early.

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A Visual History of the Trump Administration

Four years of hard-core branding, soap opera chic and designer trolling are coming to an end. What have we learned? A look back in gilt.

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On the Way Out, Melania Trump Denounces Attacks on Her as ‘Shameful’

After complaining about how she has been treated, the first lady also went on in a statement to condemn the violence at the Capitol.

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Vogue Cover Did Kamala Harris Wrong, Internet Says

The vice president-elect is on the cover of the U.S. fashion magazine. Many people are not happy with the result.

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Jill Biden Is a Teacher. And She’s Not About to Change That.

In choosing to continue teaching at a community college, Dr. Biden is breaking with precedent and modernizing the persistently anachronistic first lady role.

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Melania Trump Reveals White House Christmas Decorations

Blood-red trees these are not.

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Melania Trump Tapes: First Lady Takes Aim at Critics, Migrant Children

The audio recording puts the first lady’s frustrations on full display just weeks before President Trump faces the voters in his bid for a second term.

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In Profane Rant, Melania Trump Takes Aim at Migrant Children and Critics

The audio recording puts the first lady’s frustrations on full display just weeks before President Trump faces the voters in his bid for a second term.

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National Portrait Gallery Show to Bring First Ladies into Focus

A new exhibition, “Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States,” will gather portraits and other artistic representations of first ladies.

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Melania Trump Reportedly Used Her Personal Email for Government Business

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who served as Mrs. Trump’s senior adviser, told The Washington Post that the first lady also used encrypted messaging apps like Signal to conduct government business.

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Stephanie Winston Wolkoff Wrote the Book on Melania Trump

And why should you care? A brief guide to the author of the new Melania Trump tell-all.

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Melania Trump, Dressed for Battle at the R.N.C.

The first lady’s words during her speech at the Republican National Convention said one thing, but her suit said another.

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Who’s the Best First Lady?

You know, we’re voting for more than a president.

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Jill Biden Is Not Melania Trump

Well, obviously. But as she stepped into the spotlight at the convention, she offered a different type of model.

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Melania Trump to Announce Plan to Revamp White House Rose Garden

The first lady’s renovation of one of the strongest symbols presidents have used to showcase the power of the office is taking place as her husband enters a crucial stretch of his re-election effort.

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Melania Trump Statue in Slovenia Set on Fire

The American artist who commissioned the work near the first lady’s Slovenian hometown said he wanted to interview the arsonists. “There’s a lot of buzz around the destruction of monuments,” he noted.

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A New Book Brings Melania Trump Into (Slightly) Better Focus

“The Art of Her Deal,” by the Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan, is about the life and the influence of the unconventional first lady.

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‘Rodham’ Asks: What If Hillary Clinton Never Married Bill?

A new novel hypothesizes a different history — and future — for a trailblazing woman.

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Michelle Obama Is Reading Books to Children Stuck at Home

The former first lady said she would share some of her favorite children’s books and try to give families a much-needed break.

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