Ladies First: FLOTUS heckled by protester

First lady Michelle Obama addresses the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 42nd Annual Phoenix Awards dinner in Washington, in this, Sept. 22, 2012 file photo. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
She’s known to many for her style and upbeat attitude, but first lady Michelle Obama is quick to admit she doesn’t take hecklers well.

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Ladies First: FLOTUS and Jason Collins team up
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Stabenow helps lead Asian carp plan
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House worker yells during vote, escorted…
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President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans.

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