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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: 'I Will Help Hillary Get Elected'

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: 'I Will Help Hillary Get Elected'

Originally posted 08/27/2014 04:45PM

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand isn't positive Hillary Clinton will run for president, but the woman who took Clinton's former New York Senate seat would like to think so.

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On the 40th Anniversary of Richard Nixon's Resignation, See Harry Shearer Re-Enact the Historic Moment

Originally posted 08/08/2014 03:00PM

On Aug. 8, 1974 – exactly 40 years ago Friday – Richard Nixon made history by becoming the first (and so far only) president to resign from office.

We couldn't mark the occasion by interviewing the real Nixon (he's been dead since 1994) so we did the next best thing: Talk to actor Harry Shearer, the Simpsons and Spinal Tap alum who plays the 37th president in Nixon's the One, a comedy series based on Nixon's secretly recorded conversations in the Oval Office.

As you might expect from an actor who underwent four hours of makeup to step into Nixon's famous features, the series is the culmination of Shearer's decades-long fascination with the president.

"The comic value of Nixon was evident from a very young age," Shearer told PEOPLE. "Growing up in southern California, he was an omnipresent political force hovering over all of us."

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Jackie Kennedy's Secret Letters: Why She Feared JFK Would Cheat on Her

Jackie Kennedy's Secret Letters: Why She Feared JFK Would Cheat on Her

Originally posted 05/17/2014 06:15PM

Never-before-seen letters from Jacqueline Kennedy to an elderly Catholic priest offer a revealing and surprising look into the ultra-private former first lady.

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Heroes in Office: Oregon Governor Delivers CPR to Unconscious Woman in Street

UpdatePosted 05/07/2014 04:05PM

Heroes in Office: Oregon Governor Delivers CPR to Unconscious Woman in Street

Originally posted 05/06/2014 03:30PM

Gov. John Kitzhaber performed CPR on an unconscious woman Monday evening in downtown Portland, assisting her until medics could arrive, said his spokeswoman and fire department spokesmen.

The governor, a former emergency room doctor, was traveling by car through downtown Portland about 5 p.m. when he saw "someone along the edge of the street who seemed to be attempting to resuscitate a woman" lying on the ground, Kitzhaber spokeswoman Nkenge Harmon Johnson said in an email to The Oregonian.

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Darth Vader Is Running for President of Ukraine | Darth Vader, Vladimir Putin

Darth Vader Is Running for President of Ukraine

Originally posted 04/01/2014 12:00PM

Ukraine, he is your candidate.

A costumed protester dressed as Darth Vader is running for president of the Eastern European nation. He announced his candidacy at a press conference Saturday, accompanied by guards dressed as Stormtroopers.

In an ominous statement, the purported Sith Lord promised "to restore former glory [and] to return lost territories and pride for this country" – a reference to Russia's recent annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.

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TV News

Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen Sing About Gov. Chris Christie's 'Bridgegate' Scandal

Originally posted 01/15/2014 11:30AM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's ongoing "Bridgegate" scandal has caught the attention of a pair of bosses.

Jimmy Fallon, dressed like Bruce Springsteen, stepped to a Late Night mic Tuesday night, wearing the rock icon's trademark red bandana on his head and mirrored glasses, to sing about the debacle, for which Christie has apologized.

To the tune of "Born to Run," Fallon sang, "Governor let me in, I want to be your friend / There'll be no partisan divisions."

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Carly Rae Jepsen Cancels Boy Scouts Concert Over Anti-Gay Policy

Carly Rae Jepsen Cancels Boy Scouts Concert Over Anti-Gay Policy

Originally posted 03/05/2013 11:20AM

Urged on by tens of thousands of petitioners, Carly Rae Jepsen has backed out as a headliner of a Boy Scouts of America concert this summer, saying the Scouts' ban on gay members conflicts with her personal beliefs.

Jepsen, 27, was one of two headlining acts scheduled to play at the 2013 National Scouting Jamboree in West Virginia in July.

In a tweet Tuesday morning, the Canadian singer said she couldn't participate in an event held by a group with an anti-gay agenda.

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Kerry Washington 'Never Ever' Running for Office | Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington 'Never Ever' Running for Office

Originally posted 09/20/2012 02:30PM

As crisis manager Olivia Pope on ABC's Scandal, Kerry Washington knows how to handle a sticky situation.

But as an actress going about her daily life, Washington had a hard time giving fans of the series the answer to one simple question: Who is Quinn Perkins?

"[Quinn Perkins] represents my whole summer because all summer long people were walking up to me saying 'Who is Quinn Perkins!?' in supermarkets, airports ... It was so much fun! Luckily I didn't know [who she actually is] at the time because I don't know if I'd be able to keep it a secret for that long!" Washington, 35, tells PEOPLE.

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Chelsea Clinton's Voting Advice for Teen Two and a Half Men Star | Angus T. Jones, Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton Gives Advice to First-Time Voter Angus T. Jones

Originally posted 08/30/2012 12:00PM

Angus T. Jones has a tough choice to make this November when he votes in his first presidential election.

Luckily the 18-year-old star of Two and a Half Men, who says he's registered as an independent, has been getting some solid advice from Chelsea Clinton – and, no, she's not pushing one candidate over the other.

"Get an I Voted sticker," Clinton told Jones Wednesday after a National Journal/Microsoft/The Atlantic panel at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. "That's still a really exciting thing for me."

Replied the teen star: "Absolutely! They better give 'em out in L.A."

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Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Eric Stonestreet React to Prop 8 Ruling

Originally posted 02/07/2012 05:00PM

Could there be an (on-screen) wedding in their future?

Modern Family stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, who play partners Mitchell and Cameron on the Emmy-winning ABC comedy, posted a photo of themselves on their WhoSay pages, asking, "How could you not want to see us tie the knot?" just as it appeared they may be closer to legally being able to do so.

On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that California's Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage in the state, was unconstitutional.

Ferguson also Tweeted: "Historic! #Prop8 is unconstitutional. @AFER & I won’t stop until ALL Americans are #free2marry."

On the show, their characters also have a daughter together, Lily, but are not officially married.

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