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FLOTUS LIVE: First Lady hosts Joining Forces event

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden host Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Senator Elizabeth Dole, and military and veteran caregivers from across the nation to announce commitments that will strengthen the support provided to the friends and loved ones caring for our wounded warriors.

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FLOTUS LIVE: First Lady plants White House Garden

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By   16 days ago

First Lady Michelle Obama is hosting the sixth annual White House Kitchen Garden planting with FoodCorps and schoolchildren.

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FLOTUS LIVE: First Lady speaks in Beijing

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By   28 days ago

The First Lady speaks to American and Chinese students at the Stanford Center at Peking University on the importance of studying abroad.

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FLOTUS LIVE: First Lady hosts a screening of “Muppets Most Wanted”

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By   34 days ago

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks to military children and families at a special screening of Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, and star of the film, Kermit the Frog, also participate.

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FLOTUS LIVE: First Lady hosts student workshop

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By   43 days ago

First Lady Michelle Obama is hosting “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul” and welcoming Melissa Etheridge, Janelle Monáe and Patti LaBelle.

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FLOTUS LIVE: Announcement by the First Lady

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By   50 days ago

First Lady Michelle Obama is unveiling a proposal for major changes to food labeling rules.

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FLOTUS LIVE: First Lady celebrates 4th anniversary of Let’s Move!

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By   52 days ago

The First Lady Michelle Obama is joined by Comedienne Amy Poehler in Miami as she speaks about the fourth anniversary of her Let’s Move! initiative.

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FLOTUS LIVE: First Lady announces new school wellness standards

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By   52 days ago

First Lady Michelle Obama discusses the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed guidelines for new school wellness policies, which would ensure that foods and beverages marketed to children in schools are consistent with the recently-released Smart Snacks in school standards.

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Michelle Obama crashes at Oprah’s Hawaii pad

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By   102 days ago

Michelle Obama’s extended Hawaii vacation plans have leaked thanks to security sightings reported by locals near Oprah Winfrey’s tropical vacation home.

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Michelle Obama stays in Hawaii, President and daughters depart

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By   104 days ago

Michelle Obama is staying behind on the islands as a birthday present from her husband.

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Michelle Obama answers NORAD’s Santa hotline

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By   116 days ago

First lady Michelle Obama took 30 minutes out of her Christmas Eve Tuesday for her annual tradition of answering calls to NORAD’s program to track Father Christmas.

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A holiday tradition: First lady visits children’s hospital

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By   124 days ago

First lady Michelle Obama brought holiday cheer to young patients at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington on Monday – a tradition that dates back 60 years with first lady Bess Truman.

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Michelle Obama welcomes the White House Christmas tree

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By   140 days ago

First Lady Michelle Obama, along with daughters Sasha and Malia and dogs Bo and Sunny, welcomed the official White House Christmas tree Friday.

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Michelle Obama to donors: Write a big check

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By   151 days ago

First lady Michelle Obama got straight to the point Monday, telling donors what they can do to help generate Democratic congressional wins in 2014.

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First lady presses education with BET’s Bow Wow

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By   154 days ago

The first lady’s office announced Friday that Obama will tape an episode of BET’s “106 & Park” in New York on Monday, which will include an interview with show hosts Bow Wow and Keshia Chante.

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First Lady tells companies: Hire veterans

First Lady Michelle Obama is welcomed to the stage by Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger during Disney's Veterans Institute luncheon, at the Boardwalk Inn at Walt Disney World, Thursday, Nov. 14,  2013.  (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)

By   155 days ago

Michelle Obama at Disney to promote ‘Joining Forces’ initiative.

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Michelle Obama’s $6,800 jacket makes second appearance at Christmas concert (PHOTOS)

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By   124 days ago

Michelle Obama’s fashion repeats are normally met with praise, but her latest recycling move may just drag skeletons out of her closet.

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Michelle Obama wears Prabal Gurung dress for Barbara Walters interview, of course

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By   139 days ago

Leave it up to Michelle Obama to take our favorite winter color combo — navy blue and black — to another stylish level.

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Michelle Obama repeats a mildly controversial dress — and it still looks great (PHOTOS)

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By   148 days ago

Michelle Obama’s not afraid to tackle style controversies head-on, even calling out her own fashion faux pas. She’s also fearless when it comes to taking criticism… and completely ignoring it.

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Michelle Obama recycles a dress four years later for church services

President Barack Obama, second from left, with first lady Michelle Obama, right, and their daughters Malia, left, and Sasha, walk from the White House in Washington, to attend a Sunday church service Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

By   171 days ago

The fashionable first lady put on her Sunday’s best when she attended church services with the first family. wearing a recycled dress — and she updated it with a modern look!

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Michelle Obama’s Rachel Roy dress teaches us a valuable shopping lesson

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By   184 days ago

In case you missed the memo: Michelle Obama loves her Rachel Roy dresses. Not only are they affordable, but they still look fresh and stylish years after purchasing. FLOTUS proved this once again last night, turning up to a military ceremony at the White House in a Rachel Roy dress she first wore back in 2009.

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Michelle Obama stuns in Carolina Herrera at First Ladies luncheon

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By   205 days ago

First Lady Michelle Obama looked radiant yesterday as she hosted First Ladies from around the world in Harlem. She was wearing a stunning navy and white cap-sleeved dress by Carolina Herrera with her hair in soft waves.

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Michelle Obama’s Belt At The 2013 Congressional Black Caucus Is Quite Chic

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By   207 days ago

The first lady showed off her on-point taste yet again at Saturday’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Phoenix Awards dinner. FLOTUS stepped out stunning in a checkered, full-skirted gown embellished with what appears to be the very same J.Crew belt Michelle wore to the inauguration back in January.

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Michelle Obama Hosts Lunch for Fashion Stars

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By   210 days ago

A group of unusually well-dressed visitors lined up at the southeast gate of the White House Friday, when the winners of the 2013 National Design Awards joined First Lady Michelle Obama for a celebratory lunch.

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A school counselor’s request to Michelle Obama

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By   154 days ago

“Mrs. Obama, your remarks this week to Washington DC sophomores were inspiring, both to the students, and to those who work with students in choosing a college.”

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The irony of Michelle Obama’s water campaign

Actress Eva Longoria teams with Brita to join First Lady Michelle Obama and Watertown High School principal Scott Mantei in support of "Drink Up," a new effort launched by the Partnership for a Healthier America in Watertown, Wis. (Jonathan Kirn / FPS for Brita / September 12, 2013)

By   199 days ago

“Michelle Obama wants you to drink more water, at least one more glass a day. Frankly, I think it’s great. Sure, the science behind some of her claims is somewhere between iffy and debatable.”

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An open letter to our veterans and their families

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By   200 days ago

“Back when Jill Biden and I started Joining Forces, we said that one of our top priorities was the health and well-being of our veterans and their families — and we said that not only as First and Second Ladies, but as mothers and wives. For us, there’s nothing more important than knowing that our families are healthy and happy.”

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In praise of First Lady Michelle Obama, and water

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By   200 days ago

“If all our kidneys could talk, they just might collectively sing the praises of Michelle Obama. It’s a sign of these troubling, polarized times that a campaign by the first lady of the United States – or the FLOTUS, as she’s better known in press releases – to have Americans drink more water has become a controversial political issue.”

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Commentary: The First Lady urges Americans to sign up for Obamacare

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By   204 days ago

First Lady Michelle Obama writes on the new health insurance marketplace, which opens on Oct. 1.

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Should Michelle Obama be lecturing the food industry?

In this July 10, 2013, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama speaks to mayors and other officials about the initiative, "Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties," in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.

By   211 days ago

“Michelle Obama was merely continuing her crusade to make sure kids eat healthy, and to cut down on childhood obesity. Is that a crime?”

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Michelle Obama snubbed from Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List

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By   261 days ago

The first lady is conspicuously missing from Vanity Fair’s annual best-dressed list.

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Hillary Clinton and the quiet gender revolution

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By   278 days ago

“The difference between then and 2016 is that there is a yearning across the range of Democratic opinion for Clinton’s candidacy. The last time, she had to persuade the party. This time, the party wants to persuade her.”

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Michelle Obama cites Harvey Weinstein’s story as inspiration for high schoolers

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By   161 days ago

Harvey Weinstein, Whoopi Goldberg attend White House event on film careers.

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As Michelle Obama, Kerry Washington Helps SNL Skewer Its Lack of Diversity

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By   166 days ago

Ever since Saturday Night Live announced that six of this season’s new cast members were white men, the show’s lack of diversity — in particular, its lack of a black female cast member — has sparked an ongoing firestorm. Last night, with the help of the episode’s host, Kerry Washington, the show was quick to address this issue in its first sketch.

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Kanye West claims Kim Kardashian is more influential than Michelle Obama in fashion

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By   170 days ago

West brought up the topic during a recent interview with Ryan Seacrest in which he claimed that Kardashian should be a Vogue cover star.

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Hey, isn’t that. . .?: Michelle Obama

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By   183 days ago

Story by The Reliable Source, courtesy of The Washington Post: Michelle Obama, dining at Bibiana on Wednesday night. While her husband sweated out the final hours of the congressional vote to reopen the government, the first lady (black dress) and two companions spent almost three hours at the downtown Italian restaurant. Article Source

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Michelle Obama returning to ‘Biggest Loser’

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By   185 days ago

The first lady will support a campaign that encourages people to drink more water.

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Hey, isn’t that . . . ?: Michelle Obama

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By   201 days ago

Michelle Obama dining Saturday at Kapnos, the new Mike Isabella-owned hotspot on 14th Street — though she and her group ended up sitting next door at G, the casual-by-day, fancy-by-night sister restaurant that seats the Kapnos overflow on busy nights.

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‘Downton Abbey’ No. 1 fan (Michelle Obama) arranges private White House tour for cast

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By   203 days ago

Jim Carter — who plays the butler in the period drama — reveals that the First Lady graciously gave the entire cast a look around during a visit to the former colony in December 2012.

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Michelle Obama, Eva Longoria team up to get people to drink more water

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By   221 days ago

The two will be at a high school in Watertown, Wis., on Thursday for the event, which is a part of Obama’s Let’s Move! anti-obesity campaign.

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First Lady of Sesame Street

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By   170 days ago

The first lady was joined Wednesday by two of Sesame Street’s popular characters, Elmo and Rosita, in the White House State Dining Room to announce a plan to use the children’s characters and their neighbors on the show to market healthy foods to children.

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Michelle Obama policy initiatives are a big deal for big business

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By   171 days ago

The first lady’s two signature policy initiatives have been developed in close cooperation with some of K Street and corporate America’s biggest players that stand to benefit from exposure, public goodwill generated from being involved in a public health or charitable effort, or the policy itself.

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Michelle Obama to give keynote speech at Disney’s 1st Veterans Institute Event

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By   172 days ago

First lady Michelle Obama will give the keynote address next month at the first Veterans Institute workshop presented by The Walt Disney Company. The daylong workshop, part of Disney’s initiative to support veterans and encourage other companies to hire them, will be Nov. 14 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

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Michelle Obama lady urges companies to advertise more healthier foods to children

First lady Michelle Obama pausess during an event about food marketing to children in the State Dining Room of the White House on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Washington. Obama wants food makers and entertainment companies to spend less time advertising sweet and salty foods to kids and more time promoting healthier options. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

By   212 days ago

Michelle Obama used the power of her bully pulpit Wednesday to push food companies and television broadcasters to do more to promote healthier foods to children — and to do it faster.

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Michelle Obama targets cartoon characters in junk food ads

First lady Michelle Obama speaks during an event about food marketing to children in the State Dining Room of the White House on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Washington. Obama wants food makers and entertainment companies to spend less time advertising sweet and salty foods to kids and more time promoting healthier options. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

By   212 days ago

Michelle Obama on Wednesday urged businesses not to allow their cartoon characters to be used to market unhealthy food to kids, saying firms can make money encouraging kids to eat well.

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Michelle Obama calls summit on food marketing

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By   213 days ago

Michelle Obama wants food makers and entertainment companies to spend less time advertising sweet and salty foods to kids and more time promoting healthier options.

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Michelle Obama encourages Americans to drink water; environmentalists say tap should be focus

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in an event at Watertown High School to encourage people to drink more water, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Watertown, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

By   218 days ago

First lady Michelle Obama led Wisconsin high school students in a toast to “the best drink in town” Thursday as she launched a campaign to encourage people to drink more water — something she said was the single best thing Americans could do to improve their health.

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Michelle Obama to splash media with new issue: Drink more water

First Lady Michelle Obama attends a back to school event highlighting healthy changes happening in schools and across the country at Orr Elementary School in Washington, D.C. on September 06, 2013. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

By   218 days ago

After 4 1 / 2 years of reminding Americans to eat their vegetables, Michelle Obama is turning her attention to what’s in their glasses. On Thursday, she and her staff will begin to ask Americans to drink more water.

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Former first lady Barbara Bush hospitalized

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By   108 days ago

Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, Texas, for treatment of a “respiratory-related issue,” a family spokesman said Tuesday.

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Clinton says she’ll decide about 2016 next year

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Hillary Clinton says she’ll decide in 2014 about whether she’ll make another run for the White House in 2016. “Obviously, I will look carefully at what I think I can do and make that decision sometime next year,” Clinton said in an interview with ABC’s Barbara Walters that aired Wednesday night.

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Pro-Hillary super PAC picks up pace, opens doors to D.C.

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Ready for Hillary, a super PAC aimed at urging former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, has increased the number and scope of fundraisers and informational meetings it is organizing, according to representatives from the group.

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Hillary Clinton on Mandela: ‘The loss of a giant among us’

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who first met Nelson Mandela in 1992, said Friday the anti-apartheid icon’s death marks “the loss of a giant among us.” Clinton made her remarks at an award reception commemorating the late Democratic Rep. Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress.

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Hillary Clinton on fast track with California blitz

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When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left the State Department earlier this year, she told reporters that she would be “stepping off the very fast track for a little while.” That time away, however, appears to be over, as Clinton hits the gas with a two-day, five-event whirlwind trip to California this weekend.

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Hillary Clinton aiming for the glass ceiling

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought to live up to her “glass ceiling cracker” Twitter profileFriday, announcing a “No Ceilings” project to be run through her family foundation.

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Hillary Clinton a top choice among entrepreneurs for 2016: Inc.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses a gala celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Center for American Progress at the Mellon Auditorium October 24, 2013 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By   171 days ago

Republicans are supposed to be the party of business. So why, in an exclusive survey of fast-growth CEOs, do 36 percent of these entrepreneurs say they’d support Hillary Clinton for President?

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Hillary Clinton defends U.S. surveillance tactics, says discussion needed

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By   175 days ago

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended U.S. surveillance tactics on Friday, saying recent allegations of National Security Agency spying on German, French and other foreign leaders illustrates the need for a broader conversation.

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