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Former first lady Laura Bush speaks at the Global Women's Cancer Summit in Washington on Feb. 4, 2013.

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Former first lady Laura Bush speaks at the Global Women's Cancer Summit in Washington on Feb. 4, 2013.

Laura Bush Opts Out of Gay Marriage Ad Campaign

Laura Bush generally steered clear of controversial issues during her eight years as first lady, and that’s a posture she wants to continue. Although she has voiced support in the past for legalizing same-sex marriage, she didn’t authorize and doesn’t want to be...

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Former President Bill Clinton, right, introduces his wife Hillary Clinton, at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York.

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Former President Bill Clinton, right, introduces his wife Hillary Clinton, at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York.

Hillary Clinton’s $200,000-Plus Talking Points: Major League Speaker

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton made $186,000 a year. As a former secretary of state, senator from New York, first lady and generally a “Friend of Bill” involved in her husband’s foundation work, she will make more than $200,000...

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Representative Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat from Ohio, greets delegates at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 4, 2012.

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Representative Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat from Ohio, greets delegates at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 4, 2012.

Kucinich to Fox: ‘Open’ to His Views

To the losers go the TV deals: This just in from The Plain Dealer and wires: Cleveland’s own Dennis Kucinich, the retired congressman and liberal firebrand, has a new assignment. FOX News contributor. Kucinich, 66, a former Cleveland mayor as well...

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President Barack Obama announces his nomination of  former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, center, as the new Defense Secretary, next to current Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, left.

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President Barack Obama announces his nomination of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, center, as the new Defense Secretary, next to current Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, left.

Sergeant Hagel: `No Political Future’ — Merely Historic Pentagon Nominee

Chuck Hagel, the president notes, stands to become the first enlisted man to serve as secretary of defense. If confirmed by the Senate where he once served with his brother, he’ll be one of few secretaries who have been wounded...

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney with former President George Herbert Walker Bush in this file photo.

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney with former President George Herbert Walker Bush in this file photo.

Cheney, Bush 41 Headline Romney Fundraisers in Texas

Former President George H.W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney will headline fundraising events in Texas for Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the coming days. Cheney, who hosted a Romney fundraiser in July at his home in the mountain...

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President Barack Obama gets a hug from a firefighter at Station 14 during a stop in Tampa, Fla. on Oct. 25, 2012.

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President Barack Obama gets a hug from a firefighter at Station 14 during a stop in Tampa, Fla. on Oct. 25, 2012.

Obama’s All-Nighter: Tampa Deja Vu

All-nighters, early morning campaigning in Tampa. It’s like deja vu all over again. President Barack Obama, making a 48-hour, nonstop tour of swing states and stopping at home-town Chicago today to vote early,  opened a campaign rally at Centennial Park...

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As in 2000 and 2004, the vice presidential nominees will be seated at a table rather than standing at separate podiums.

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As in 2000 and 2004, the vice presidential nominees will be seated at a table rather than standing at separate podiums.

Biden, Ryan Won’t Stand For it

Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan will meet in debate tonight. But this won’t be a stand-up debate. As in 2000 and 2004, the vice presidential nominees will be seated at a table rather than standing at separate...

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Vice President Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will debate tonight.

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Vice President Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will debate tonight.

Vice-Presidential Debates Replayed (Part 2)

Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan meet tonight at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, for their only debate, continuing a tradition of one No. 2 encounter every four years. Our retrospective of previous vice-presidential debates focuses on...

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