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Forget Youth; We Need 'Old and August' Leaders

The world stage is sadly lacking in experience

(Newser) - You know what the world's problem is? All these darn kids running countries, writes Peggy Noonan. People "miss old and august," she writes at the Wall Street Journal , ticking off the list of leaders in their 40s and 50s in this country and others. "They miss wise... More »

Back in the Groove, Bill Comes 'Full Circle'

Takes on role Carter played early in Clinton's presidency

(Newser) - When President Clinton was still wet behind the ears, North Korea decided to ramp up its nuclear program—and Jimmy Carter headed over to sort things out. Now, things have come “full circle,” as Clinton takes on the role of diplomatic ex-president, note John Harris and Mike Allen... More »

Bon Jovi: Political Power Broker

Candidates rush to appeal to NJ rocker

(Newser) - If you want to play in New Jersey politics, there’s one man you have to talk to: Jon Bon Jovi. He's a good friend of the Clintons and has held court with John Edwards and Al Gore. Barack Obama’s still hoping. State politicians rush to consult the rocker,... More »

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