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September 2007


Richardson Loves His SUV, So There

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His presidential platform includes slashing oil consumption in half and expanding America's hybrid fleet. But New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says he still loves his SUV. And the Democrat is not ashamed, as he says in his new book, Leading by Example: How We Can Inspire an Energy and Security ...

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Richardson, Bill
cars

Clinton's Secrets in His Sock Drawer

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It's a good thing former President Bill Clinton had lots of socks. It's where he kept all of his secrets, recorded on tape. Author Taylor Branch reveals that Bubba invited him into the residence over 70 times to record Clinton's oral history. Clinton kept the tapes in a sock drawer. He later used ...

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Clinton, Bill

Elvis Music TeacherSaw No 'Stardust'

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Washington, it turns out, has a better connection to Elvis than that old picture of Richard Nixon meeting with the King. Seems that outgoing Federal Aviation Administration chief Marion Blakey's grandmother was his music teacher in East Tupelo, Miss. While her "grandmom" thought his guitar playing ...

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Presley, Elvis

Eyes on Your Fries...and Steny Hoyer

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He may dress like a million bucks and carry himself like the Donald, but House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is still a rural southern Maryland boy at heart. Case in point: He needs a regular fix at the Golden Arches. "He's not an adventurous eater," says an associate. Which is why his staff added a ...

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Hoyer, Steny
McDonald's

Out Loud: September 2, 2007

"We will finally have a president who doesn't mind pulling over and asking for directions."

Sen. Hillary Clinton, on the Late Show With David Letterman, joking about what a female president would offer

"Embarrassing. No wonder...we're going down the tubes."

Dave Karsnia, a Minneapolis-St. Paul ...

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Clinton, Hillary
Craig, Larry