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Did You Know Hillary Clinton Won A Grammy?

January 31, 2013 As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to retirement, news outlets are sure to write deep reflections on her legacy. But let's not forget something many will not include on a list of her achievements: The outgoing secretary is a Grammy Award winning artist. Yup; she won one back in...

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Expected Defense secretary nominee has reputation for going rogue

January 7, 2013 Former Sen. Chuck Hagel has a reputation for going rogue. The Republican whom President Obama is expected to nominate as secretary of Defense on Monday vocally defied his party -- and George W. Bush -- during the lead up to the Iraq war. In 2002, he questioned the evidence that...

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When a robot signs a bill: A brief history of the autopen

January 3, 2013 While serving as the 3rd president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson discovered a piece of technology that he could simply not live without. And no, it wasn't this thoroughly gonzo precursor to the home gym. It was the polygraph (shown on the right): a machine that made direct copies...

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The Rise and Fall of David Petraeus -- TIMELINE

November 16, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn How did former CIA director David Petraeus rise from army officer to chief spymaster? Click through to see the string of promotions that brought Petraeus to the top. Quick facts: David Petraeus was born Nov. 7, 1952, in Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. He graduated in...

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The tricky politics of campaign vacations

August 2, 2012 Campaigning for the presidency is exhausting work. Candidates are constantly on the move, making appearances, energizing crowds, and strategizing with their teams. And all the while they have to remain composed and camera-ready. They deserve some time off, right? But the decision of where to relax is fraught with political...