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1 hr ago | Wall Street Journal
Remember when Bill Clinton was twice elected President as a "New Democrat" who wanted to get along with people in the private economy? Nowadays even writing in favor of ideas that Mr. Clinton supported can get you branded a heretic and banished from impolite liberal society.
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5 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times
When President Obama and predecessors George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter attended Nelson Mandela's memorial in South Africa on Tuesday, it marked only the second time ever that four U.S. presidents had gathered together on foreign soil.
10 hrs ago | The Town Talk
That is starting to change. Last year black Marines who served during World War II, named Montford Point Marines after the segregated boot camp where they trained, were awarded a Congressional Gold Medal during a moving ceremony.
14 hrs ago | TheBostonChannel.com
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14 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk
Current and former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W Bush joined David Cameron, Gordon Brown and 80,000 mourners for the huge event in the FNB Stadium Tens of thousands of mourners poured into Johannesburg's FNB Stadium for a four-hour memorial service to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.
14 hrs ago | The Spirit of Rock CHOM
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17 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald
In this March 27, 1998 file photo, Nelson Mandela and former US president Bill Clinton look to the outside from Mandela's Robben Island prison cell in Cape Town, South Africa.
In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, file photo, Center for American Progress Action Fund President & CEO John Podesta speaks at the National Clean Energy Summit 2.0, at The Cox Pavillion in Las Vegas.
John D. Podesta, who was chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and is one of the Democratic Party's most experienced strategists, is joining the White House to help President Obama salvage what has become a difficult second term.
The December 10 service at the Johannesburg soccer stadium will feature U.S. political luminaries, including President Barack Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
Workers busily constructed a stage Monday at the Soweto soccer stadium where world leaders will eulogize Nelson Mandela before tens of thousands of mourners, as police promised tight security.
Clinton told Rio de Janeiro daily O Globo in an interview published Monday that "we shouldn't collect economic information under the pretext of security."
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Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson takes over at a low point for her caucus.
Saturday, funeral plans for Nelson Mandela were announced and ten days of mourning have been declared in South Africa and will end with his funeral; Nelson Mandela's funeral is being called "the biggest funeral" that the world has ever seen.
Ukraine's security service says it is investigating several opposition leaders suspected of attempting to seize power amid the massive anti-government protests gripping the country.
South Africans flocked to houses of worship for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor former President Nelson Mandela, starting planned events to commemorate the liberation struggle icon that will culminate in what is expected to be one of the biggest funerals in modern times.