Trending Topics: September 5

First Lady Michelle Obama has a higher favorability rating than President Barack Obama, his Republican rival, the other contender for first lady or and the vice presidential candidate. Mrs. Obama portrayed her husband as a president who knows the struggles of everyday Americans because he endured them himself. Mrs. Obama worked to reassure voters that her husband shares their values, such as hard work, perseverance and optimism, while also drawing a contrast between him and Mitt Romney.

Rapper Nicki Minaj is known for her colorful outfits but is she revealing her political colors? In a new song, Minaj raps, quote, "I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney." The lyrics set the blogosphere on fire. But most seemed skeptical because she often assumes alter egos in her raps. Earlier this year, Minaj reached out to President Obama to ask him to expand his sweeping health care law. So far, there's been no further comment from the rap star.