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Clintons Release First Photos of Baby Charlotte

Everyone is predictably 'over the moon'

(Newser) - The Clinton scion is here , and proud grandparents Bill and Hillary have wasted little time in releasing photos of little Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, reports USA Today . Grandma and Grandpa took their act to Twitter, tweeting respectively, " @ BillClinton and I are over the moon to be grandparents! One of... More »

Rob Portman's Son: Why Dad Backs Gay Marriage

Will Portman describes coming out

(Newser) - When Sen. Rob Portman announced his shift in support of gay marriage , he cited his son's coming out as a factor. Now, Will Portman, a junior at Yale, is offering his own side of the story in the university's Daily News . His mother and father were immediately "... More »

Laura on Dubya: We Depend on Each Other

Former first lady dishes on Kindles and political criticism

(Newser) - Laura Bush continues the publicity blitz for new memoir Spoken From the Heart with a sit-down with Ladies Home Journal . Highlights:
  • Texas meets DC: "All his Midland friends would come to the Oval Office and say, 'I can't believe I'm here.' And then they looked at him: [They]
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Meet Obama's Free-Spirited Mom

How a single white woman from Kansas shaped a presidential contender

(Newser) - In Barack Obama’s stump speeches, his mother is little but a single mom, a cancer victim, a white woman from Kansas. But in life, Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro was a fascinating figure, a globe-trotting free spirit desperate to help the world. Soetoro never lived to see her son’s... More »

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