First lady Michelle Obama enters the East Room to watch President Barack Obama sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Thursday, January 29, 2009, at the White House in Washington, D.C. (Chuck Kennedy/MCT)
First lady Michelle Obama enters the East Room to watch President Barack Obama sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Thursday, January 29, 2009, at the White House in Washington, D.C. (Chuck Kennedy/MCT) MCT
First lady Michelle Obama enters the East Room to watch President Barack Obama sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Thursday, January 29, 2009, at the White House in Washington, D.C. (Chuck Kennedy/MCT) MCT

Quietly, Michelle Obama lays the groundwork for policy role

January 29, 2009 6:01 PM