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First Black Republican Congresswoman-Elect Says Hillary Clinton Should Stand Down

Mia Love, the First Black Republican Congresswoman-Elect, Says Hillary Clinton Should Stand Down

Originally posted 12/03/2014 07:45AM

It seems there is little in the way of sorority when it comes to glass-ceiling shatterers.

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Chelsea Clinton Lends Her New-Mom Hours to Feed Those in Need

Chelsea Clinton Lends Her New-Mom Hours to Feed Those in Need

Originally posted 11/22/2014 09:35AM

Since 7-week-old baby Charlotte keeps mom Chelsea Clinton up at odd hours anyway, the former first daughter had no trouble working the night shift when she volunteered at N.Y.C.'s City Harvest.

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Elena Kagan: How the Supreme Court 'Hazes' New Justices

Elena Kagan: How the Supreme Court 'Hazes' New Justices

Originally posted 11/21/2014 06:40PM

A job for life on the United States Supreme Court is "a great gig" – but has its downsides for the new kid on the bench, says Justice Elena Kagan, a newbie for four years now.

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Meet the Hog-Castrating Senator Who Wants to Make Washington 'Squeal'

5 Things to Know About Iowa Senator-Elect Joni Ernst

Originally posted 11/06/2014 12:15PM

Of all the big Republican wins in the midterm elections, Joni Ernst's in Iowa may be the biggest, as it helped swing the Senate to GOP control, in one of the fiercest contests.

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18-Year-Old Saira Blair Elected Youngest State Lawmaker

18-Year-Old Saira Blair Elected Youngest State Lawmaker

Originally posted 11/05/2014 08:00PM

While most college freshmen struggle with laundry and midterms, Saira Blair will be representing her district in the West Virginia House of Delegates.

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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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