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Gerald Ford's Compound For Sale

Former president's desert home offered for $1.7M

(Newser) - A dream come true for wealthy Gerald Ford fans: The California home he lived in for decades after leaving office is up for sale at $1.7 million. The six-bedroom Rancho Mirage desert compound sits on the 13th fairway of the Thunderbird Country Club, and was designed by architect Welton... More »

Betty Ford Center Mess Gets Messier

Power struggle at center has many alumni, donors fuming

(Newser) - The Betty Ford Center is supposed to be a place for healing, but a long-simmering feud for control of the famous rehab facility has boiled over in the months since the former first lady passed away, causing donors to cancel their contributions in big numbers, reports the Daily Beast . At... More »

DC Dignitaries Honor Betty Ford

Former first ladies attend funeral

(Newser) - Lots of former White House residents, including first ladies, paid homage to Betty Ford today at her funeral in California. Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan (escorted by George W. Bush), and Rosalynn Carter were among the attendees, reports the AP . "Millions of women are in her debt today... More »

We'll Miss You, Betty Ford

Admirers remember a brave and down-to-earth first lady

(Newser) - What more can be said about a first lady who talked on CB radio in the '70s under the handle First Mama? Plenty. Some highlights of the coverage of Betty Ford's death :
  • Eleanor Swift, Daily Beast : "She was a regular person who just happened to live in
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Betty Ford Dead at 93

Gerald Ford's widow helped found the Betty Ford Center

(Newser) - Betty Ford has died at the age of 93, with her family at her bedside. CNN did not have additional details. From 1974 to 1977, she served as the first lady to President Gerald Ford, but she made headlines a year after leaving the White House when she announced she... More »

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