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Book: Tensions existed between Michelle Obama, president's former aides

Published 01/07/2012, Associated Press

First lady Michelle Obama is a behind-the-scenes force in the White House whose opinions on policy and politics drew her into conflict with presidential advisers and who bristled at some of the demands and constraints of life as the president's wife, according to a detailed account by a New York Times reporter of the first couple's relationship. The White House had a cold reaction to the book, calling it an "over-dramatization of old news."

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