Michelle Obama

No presidential candidate has reached his personal zenith without this: celebrities to vouch for them. They are the glam and glitter of political campaigns, sure to turn even jaded political operatives into fawning celeb watchers.

President Barack Obama has been backed by celebrities such as Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Cee Lo Green, Tom Hanks, George Clooney, NBA stars and more. Mitt Romney has campaigned with Jeff Foxworthy and is supported by Gene Simmons. Newt Gingrich has Chuck Norris in his corner. Rick Santorum has been endorsed by Dave Mustaine. And hte list goes on.

June 16, 2009, Washington Business Journal — First lady Michelle Obama emphasized the importance of volunteering to more than 500 local charitable leaders Tuesday at the annual philanthropy summit of Greater D.C. Cares, a nonprofit that connects volunteers with nonprofit organizations.

MCLEAN, Va., April 14, 2009 — USA TODAY, the nation's top-selling newspaper, will publish an eight-page special bonus section focused on philanthropy on Tuesday, April 14. The section focuses on a new and growing civic generation and how the current economy is affecting service organizations. An essay by First Lady Michelle Obama highlights the need for more youthful volunteerism than ever.

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