07 Jan '12, 11am

Michelle Obama sparred with White House advisers: Book

Michelle Obama sparred with White House advisers: Book

Popular United States (US) first lady Michelle Obama (above) has had testy relationships with some top White House advisers, and at times pushed the president to pursue politically difficult causes like healthcare and immigration reform, according to a new book. -- PHOTO: AP WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Popular United States (US) first lady Michelle Obama has had testy relationships with some top White House advisers, and at times pushed the president to pursue politically difficult causes like healthcare and immigration reform, according to a new book. The Obamas by New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, paints Mrs Obama as 'an expert motivator and charmer' and 'an increasingly canny political player' ahead of the 2012 presidential election, expected to be a tough fight for her husband, President Barack Obama. Mrs Obama fought against political tactics espoused by Rahm Emanuel, h...

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