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FLOTUS LIVE: A Conversation with the First Lady and Mrs. Laura Bush

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By   56 days ago

First Lady MIchelle Obama and Mrs. Laura Bush are taking part in a moderated conversation with NPR’s Cokie Roberts during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Symposium for African Spouses.

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FLOTUS LIVE: First Lady celebrates 1st anniversary of Drink Up!

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By   71 days ago

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FLOTUS LIVE: First Lady attends Pride Celebration

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By   93 days ago

First Lady Michelle Obama is present as President Obama delivers remarks at a reception celebrating LGBT Pride Month in the East Room of the White House.

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FLOTUS LIVE: First Lady speaks at the Working Families Summit

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By   100 days ago

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers closing remarks at the White House Summit on Working Families in Washington, D.C.

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FLOTUS LIVE: First Lady speaks at Naturalization Ceremony

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By   106 days ago

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at Naturalization Ceremony for 50 new Americans at the National Archives.

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FLOTUS LIVE: First Lady hosts White House kitchen garden harvest

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By   111 days ago

The First Lady joins Let’s Move! Executive Director Sam Kass and a group of students to harvest the White House kitchen garden.

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FLOTUS LIVE: First Lady announces Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness

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By   119 days ago

First Lady Michelle Obama announces a new program that aims to end veteran homelessness in the U.S. by 2015.

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FLOTUS LIVE: First Lady speaks at a school nutrition discussion

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By   127 days ago

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks before a discussion with school leaders and experts on issues about school nutrition

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First Lady campaigns for Georgia hopefuls

First lady Michelle Obama, left, takes the stage during a voter registration rally with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, right, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

By   23 days ago

First Lady Michelle Obama was on hand Monday afternoon to raise funds and voter registration numbers in Georgia. Appearing alongside Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn, FLOTUS encouraged voters to make their voice heard more often than just in the presidential election.

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FLOTUS encourages Atlanta students to “Reach Higher”

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By   23 days ago

First Lady Michelle Obama arrived in Atlanta today where she visited a local high school, participated in a roundtable and campaigned for Democratic Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn.

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Michelle Obama to visit Atlanta Monday

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By   29 days ago

FLOTUS will visit Atlanta next week to promote her “Reach Higher” initiative. She will tour a local high school and deliver remarks alongside Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Mrs. Obama’s schedule will also include a roundtable discussion and a voter registration rally.

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Michelle Obama crashes at Oprah’s Hawaii pad

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By   268 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   270 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   282 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   290 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   306 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’s hairstylist dishes on her highlights and vacation hair

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By   51 days ago

Johnny Wright has been tight-lipped about Michelle Obama since becoming her official hairstylist back in 2009. But now he’s finally opening up about what it’s really like to style the first lady.

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Michelle Obama jumps aboard the boyish brows bandwagon

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By   218 days ago

The first lady’s brows have been analyzed (and scrutinized) long before she even stepped foot inside the White House. And we would be remiss not to admit that we’ve also followed the highs and lows of her brows closely over the years. So, you have to understand why we are making a BIG deal out of Michelle’s new boyish brows.

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

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By   289 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   305 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   314 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   337 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   350 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   371 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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The campaign for junk food

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By   127 days ago

Michelle Obama on attempts to roll back healthy reforms

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A school counselor’s request to Michelle Obama

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By   320 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   365 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   366 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   366 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   370 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?

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By   377 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   427 days ago

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

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Michelle Obama drops by ‘Parks and Recreation’

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By   161 days ago

Amy Poehler’s lovable local official came one step closer to her White House dreams after rubbing shoulders with one of her idols — First Lady Michelle Obama — during the season finale of “Parks and Recreation” on Thursday night.

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

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By   327 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   332 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   336 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   349 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   351 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   367 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   369 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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FLOTUS encourages Atlanta students to “Reach Higher”

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First Lady Michelle Obama arrived in Atlanta today where she visited a local high school, participated in a roundtable and campaigned for Democratic Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn.

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First Lady of Sesame Street

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By   336 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   336 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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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   378 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   378 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   378 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   384 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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Hillary Clinton to decide on 2016 presidential run around end of year

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in the span of a few months, has gone from saying she is not thinking about running for president to telling an audience in Mexico on Friday that she will make her presidential decision around the first of 2015.

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Former first lady Barbara Bush hospitalized

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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.

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By   337 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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