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CNN Explains: Political conventionsupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 09:58:00

CNN's Candy Crowley breaks down the ins and outs of political conventions.

Bumming a smoke from the queen: When the security bubble burstsupdated: Sun Jun 03 2012 09:08:00

So there he was, sitting on the queen's bed, wearing a soiled T-shirt and jeans, holding a broken ashtray and bleeding from a cut on his hand:

Un-conventional wisdom: Why a brokered convention probably won't happenupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 05:27:00

Two months into the Republican presidential nominating process, many thought that one candidate might have it sewn up by now.

Could GOP have a brokered convention?updated: Wed Feb 29 2012 05:27:00

The delegate calendar shows it may take months to settle the GOP race...and raises the chances of a brokered convention.

GOP's worst nightmare -- a contested convention updated: Mon Feb 20 2012 14:00:00

As John Avlon has recently calculated, there is a real possibility that the Republican primary process could fail to yield a majority winner.

Romney: We're at a point of no returnupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 14:00:00

Mitt Romney returns to his native Michigan to rally Republican voters for the upcoming state primary.

Obama and golf: Par for the course for presidentsupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 11:26:00

Mitt Romney has made much of President Barack Obama playing what he considers an inordinate amount of golf. I've even read blogs likening it to Nero fiddling while Rome burned.

Obama ranks low compared to recent incumbentsupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 12:12:00

In comparison to recent incumbents running for re-election, President Barack Obama's 46% approval ranks above only Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford -- who both lost their re-election bids -- in November of the year before an election. Most incumbents who were re-elected had an approval rating above 50% a year before the election. But George W. Bush, at 50%, and Richard Nixon, at 49%, also won re-election, and Bush's father George H.W. Bush had a 56% approval rating yet lost to Bill Clinton the following year.

Final farewell for former first lady Betty Fordupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 18:19:00

Former first lady Betty Ford was laid to rest Thursday in Grand Rapids, Michigan, alongside her late husband, capping a day of remembrance and reflection.

Speakers remember Betty Ford's love for family, those strugglingupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 20:32:00

Former first lady Betty Ford was remembered Tuesday as a woman whose disclosures about her personal battles showed courage and grace and brought encouragement to others.

Betty Ford's legacyupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 20:32:00

CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on Betty Ford's life and legacy.

Betty Ford diesupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 07:17:00

Betty Ford, the widow of late President Gerald Ford and a co-founder of the Betty Ford clinic in California, has died at the age of 93.

'She was a great First Lady'updated: Mon Jul 11 2011 12:40:00

Larry King and historian Doug Brinkley remember the life and legacy of Betty Ford.

Ex-first lady, advocate for substance abuse treatment Betty Ford diesupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 12:40:00

Betty Ford, the widow of late President Gerald Ford and a co-founder of an eponymous addiction center in California, has died at the age of 93, according to the director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.

2 services scheduled for former first lady Betty Ford next weekupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 10:14:00

There will be two services for former first lady Betty Ford next week, a family representative said Saturday. Betty Ford Dies at Age 93updated: Sat Jul 09 2011 20:29:00

The former First Lady co-founded the recovery center named after her

Are April presidential polls just a guessing game?updated: Tue May 10 2011 12:37:00

It's not historically accurate to say that polls conducted this April are destined to be wrong, particularly since we're only interested in the Republican nomination process this year.

Fortune: Inflation: Poison for Obama in 2012updated: Mon May 09 2011 07:22:00

One of my most vivid memories from 1974 was the gas station at the foot of the hill below my Southern California high school -- car lines snaking out into the street, heralding the failure of the government's price controls and lame ideas such as odd-even rationing. That also was the year President Gerald Ford cooked up an equally goofy plan: Whip Inflation Now, or WIN.

Why Obama will be tough to beatupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 15:15:00

Republicans are looking ahead -- some with glee and others with fear -- to the presidential election in 2012.

Shaping up the 2012 presidential fieldupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 15:15:00

Two former presidential candidates, former Gov. Bill Richardson and Sen. Lamar Alexander, dissect presidential politics.

Living Medal of Honor winners gained fameupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 08:39:00

When President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta on Tuesday, a lot will be made about the fact that he is the first living Medal of Honor recipient since Vietnam. To be exact, Giunta is the first living recipient since President Ford presented Medals of Honor to three heroes of Vietnam on March 4, 1976. Joe Lemire: Matt Purke leads top dozen prospects at College World Seriesupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 23:23:00

From All-Stars like Barry Bonds, J.D. Drew, Nomar Garciaparra and Robin Ventura to Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, future major leaguers are a regular part of the College World Series. Before Rosenblatt Stadium closes up shop next week, here are the 12 best pro prospects likely to join those players as big leaguers who first stepped onto the national stage in Omaha.

Retiring justice an 'unexpected liberal,' negotiatorupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 22:15:00

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who announced his retirement Friday, has served as a central liberal voice on the high court, at times leading negotiations to sway opinions on critical cases -- and ultimately having a remarkable impact on the court and on society at large.

Will Obama seek moderate for court?updated: Fri Apr 09 2010 22:15:00

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin thinks that President Obama will pick a moderate liberal to fill Justice John Paul Stevens' seat.

Fortune: In bid for Guaranty Bank, FDIC gave foreign bank an edgeupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 10:14:00

One of the fundamental tenets of a free market is that in an auction the rules of the game should not give one bidder a fundamental advantage over another bidder. Sadly, that may not have been the case last month when the FDIC oversaw the sale of Texas-based Guaranty Bank. On August 21, Sheila Bair, the chair of the FDIC, declared Spain's second-largest bank -- Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA -- the winner of a spirited auction to buy Guaranty Bank instead of a consortium of U.S. investors including Blackstone Group and TPG.

Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme released from prisonupdated: Sun Aug 16 2009 07:20:00

Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme was released from federal custody Friday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said.

After 34 years, Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme to be releasedupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 12:58:00

The president she once pointed a gun at has been dead for nearly three years, and her longtime idol and leader, Charles Manson, remains in prison.

Fortune: A warning bell on California muni bondsupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 14:21:00

Known for his early warnings on Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers, analyst Martin Weiss of Weiss Research is now sounding the alarm about state of California municipal bonds.

From teacher, coach, engineer to the White Houseupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 13:49:00

Are great leaders born, or are they made through offbeat jobs? Let's have a look.

Ex-CDC head recalls '76 swine flu outbreakupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 17:01:00

The man who led the response to the 1976 swine flu outbreak is defending the vaccination campaign that led to more deaths than the disease, but says he's sorry for the people killed or sickened.

Commentary: Is it Obama's economy yet?updated: Mon Mar 09 2009 07:37:00

President Obama currently has the polls on his side. In numerous surveys, Americans have said they are pleased with Obama's performance thus far and confident the president can fix the economy, acknowledging this will take some time.

Presidential agingupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 13:20:00

U.S. presidents age before our eyes. Will the same hold true for Barack Obama? CNN's Alina Cho explains.

Advice to Obama on battling presidential agingupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 13:20:00

When a new president strolls into the White House, there's a kick in his step and a twinkle in his eyes.

11 notable presidential pardonsupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 16:25:00

Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution grants the president "power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States." With a stroke of his pen, the man in charge can make legal trouble disappear. As one might expect, this practice can be a bit controversial.

Chevy Chase: I wanted Carter to winupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 17:31:00

Chevy Chase didn't look like Gerald Ford and didn't sound like Gerald Ford. But in the mid-1970s, when "Saturday Night Live" first went on the air, Chase -- then a writer and cast member of the show -- made his impression of the president, rife with pratfalls and slapstick, the talk of the country.

Chevy Chase on 'SNL' politicsupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 17:31:00

Chevy Chase compares his President Ford to Tina Fey's take on Gov. Palin and talks about the impact, then and now.

Fit to Leadupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 09:35:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta uncovers the health secrets of presidents past and future.

Even presidents need time to chill outupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 09:35:00

Presidents need a break. Really. Tom Brokawupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 15:00:00

The NBC veteran and current host of Meet the Press will moderate the second presidential debate in Nashville

Fortune: What onions teach us about oil pricesupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 11:48:00

Before the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission starts scrutinizing the role that speculators may have played in driving up fuel and food prices, investigators may want to take a look at price swings in a commodity not in today's news: onions.

Harry Potter case brings the law into Internet Ageupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 16:07:00

It's a battle worthy of Harry Potter himself.

Don Imus accused of slipping 'disparaging comments' into ad updated: Fri Jan 25 2008 21:40:00

Radio show host Don Imus is the target of a lawsuit saying he undercut advertisements about a book by President Gerald Ford by making disparaging comments about it and the company that published it.

Book: Ford feared Cheney was GOP liability, called Clinton sex addictupdated: Mon Oct 29 2007 10:34:00

Former President Gerald Ford suggested to a reporter in 2004 that Vice President Dick Cheney should be dumped from the Republican ticket, according to a new book to be published Tuesday. The Gonzales Replacement Dilemma updated: Tue Aug 28 2007 16:00:00

In picking a new Attorney General, Bush wants to avoid a confirmation fight. But he also needs someone who backs the policies that have angered the Senate Fame, by the numbersupdated: Wed Jul 04 2007 22:53:00

Long before he became the 38th president of the United States, Gerald Ford was better known as No. 48, an All-America center at Michigan and a star on the school's undefeated 1932 and '33 national championship teams. Here's a sampling of the uniform numbers of some well-known figures before they suited up for Hollywood and Washington.

Exhibit takes visitors from schoolhouse to White Houseupdated: Mon Apr 02 2007 16:14:00

In October 1925, a 12 year-old boy in a small California town wrote in a school assignment that he "would like to study law and enter politics for an occupation so that I might be of some good to the people." The boy: Richard Milhous Nixon, some 43 years before being elected the nation's 37th president.

CNNMoney: Presidential dollar coin on the wayupdated: Mon Feb 12 2007 12:23:00

The U.S. Mint will issue a dollar coin featuring the likeness of George Washington this Thursday, the first in the series of presidential coin dollars.

Greenfield: Could the primaries be over too soon?updated: Wed Jan 31 2007 01:41:00

For weeks now, many of my colleagues have been torn between either wringing their hands about how soon the presidential campaign is starting or plunging full-scale into overcovering it. But let's take a bold step toward the next thing to worry about -- how soon it will end.

Student dies in school shooting; suspect arrestedupdated: Wed Jan 03 2007 11:38:00

A student who is suspected of fatally shooting another student Wednesday at their Washington state high school has been arrested, police said.

Former President Ford lauded, laid to restupdated: Wed Jan 03 2007 07:09:00

The body of former President Gerald Ford ended its sentimental journey Wednesday afternoon in Grand Rapids, where his body was placed in a hillside tomb as the sun declined in the cloudless winter sky.

Wednesday, January 3updated: Wed Jan 03 2007 03:03:00

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The leaders of the new Democratic majority in the House will kick off their tenure Thursday with new rules designed to rein in the influence of lobbyists, limit free travel by members and make it harder for lawmakers to slip their pet projects into spending bills unnoticed.

Former President Ford: Your memoriesupdated: Tue Jan 02 2007 11:59:00

Since former President Gerald Ford's death on December 26 at the age of 93, has received hundreds of e-mails from readers sharing their memories and personal experiences with the nation's 38th president.

Ford's final homecoming updated: Tue Jan 02 2007 06:31:00

Former President Gerald Ford had a final homecoming Tuesday as his body was brought back to his hometown to be laid to rest.

CNNMoney: January 2nd: What's closed, what's openupdated: Mon Jan 01 2007 09:30:00

The federal government, financial markets, institutions and some banks will close Tuesday to observe a day of mourning for President Ford.

California mourners say farewell to Fordupdated: Fri Dec 29 2006 07:49:00

The wooden casket bearing the body of former President Gerald Ford arrived Friday afternoon under military escort at the Palm Desert church where he and his wife worshipped on Sundays after they left the White House.

Memories of Gerald Ford: Your e-mailsupdated: Thu Dec 28 2006 11:35:00

Since former President Gerald Ford died Tuesday at the age of 93, has received hundreds of e-mails from readers sharing their memories and personal experiences with the nation's 38th president.

CNNMoney: Markets to mark day of mourning for Fordupdated: Thu Dec 28 2006 09:15:00

The nation's financial markets will be closed Tuesday to honor former President Gerald Ford, marking a rare four-day closing for U.S. trading.

Ford farewells to be in California, Michigan, D.C.updated: Thu Dec 28 2006 06:30:00

Preparations were under way Thursday for ceremonies to say farewell to former President Gerald R. Ford in California, Michigan and the nation's capital.

I-Report: Americans remember Gerald Fordupdated: Wed Dec 27 2006 11:56:00

Former President Gerald Ford, who took office after the resignation of Richard Nixon, died Tuesday at the age of 93.

CNNMoney: Stocks surge anewupdated: Wed Dec 27 2006 10:07:00

Falling oil prices and a surprisingly strong report on new home sales were among the factors boosting stocks Wednesday morning, extending the end-of-year rally.

CNNMoney: Wall Street mourns, then stocks move upupdated: Wed Dec 27 2006 09:28:00

Stocks moved higher Wednesday after the New York Stock Exchange observed a moment of silence for President Gerald Ford, who died Tuesday night at age 93.

CNNMoney: Santa Claus still on Wall Streetupdated: Wed Dec 27 2006 09:25:00

Stocks inched higher in early trading Wednesday as investors looked to extend the end-of-the-year buying spree.

Remembering Gerald Ford: Your e-mailsupdated: Wed Dec 27 2006 09:25:00

Former President Gerald Ford, who became president in 1974 after the resignation of Richard Nixon, died Tuesday at 93.

CNNMoney: Gerald Ford's economic legacyupdated: Wed Dec 27 2006 06:22:00

Gerald Ford's presidential term was as much marked by the economic forces of inflation as it was by the political fortunes of the time.

Former President Ford dies at 93updated: Wed Dec 27 2006 00:51:00

Former President Gerald Ford, who became president in 1974 after the resignation of Richard Nixon, died Tuesday at age 93.

Colleagues remember Ford as selfless, honorableupdated: Wed Dec 27 2006 00:39:00

Reactions to the death of Gerald Ford:

Gerald Ford remembered for post-Watergate leadershipupdated: Wed Dec 27 2006 00:11:00

Democrats and Republicans on Wednesday remembered the late former President Gerald R. Ford as a man who led the nation out of the dark days of the Watergate scandal.

Gerald Ford discharged from hospital after heart proceduresupdated: Mon Aug 28 2006 19:15:00

Former President Gerald Ford was discharged from the Mayo Clinic on Monday after undergoing heart procedures, according to a statement released by the clinic.

Gerald Ford undergoes successful angioplastyupdated: Fri Aug 25 2006 12:16:00

Former President Gerald Ford underwent a successful angioplasty procedure at the Mayo Clinic Thursday to reduce or eliminate blockages in his coronary arteries, his office said Friday.

Gerald Ford receives heart pacemakerupdated: Mon Aug 21 2006 17:03:00

Former President Gerald Ford has received a cardiac pacemaker and is in stable condition at the Mayo Clinic, where the procedure was done, a statement from his office said Monday.

Fortune: Good riddance to microeconomic meddlingupdated: Mon Jun 19 2006 13:17:00

Peasant blouses and inflation; hip-hugging jeans and high prices at the pump. An increasingly unpopular war and a president with an ability to make his detractors see red (or perhaps blue).

CNNMoney: Inflation fear: Pushing the buttonupdated: Thu May 18 2006 13:00:00

Quick, can you identify the object pictured below to the right?

Gerald Ford released from hospitalupdated: Wed Jan 25 2006 15:10:00

Former President Gerald Ford was released Wednesday from the hospital where he was treated for pneumonia, his spokeswoman Penny Circle said.

Aide: Ford eating, reading, eager to leave hospitalupdated: Thu Jan 19 2006 20:00:00

Former President Gerald Ford is eager to leave the hospital where he's receiving pneumonia therapy, but he has been given no indication when he'll be discharged, his spokeswoman said Thursday.

Ford better; hospital discharge expectedupdated: Wed Jan 18 2006 15:44:00

Former President Gerald Ford continues to improve from his bout with pneumonia and is expected to be released Thursday from a California hospital, his spokeswoman said.

Gerald Ford's health improvingupdated: Tue Jan 17 2006 15:15:00

Former President Gerald Ford is responding well to his pneumonia treatment and could be discharged from a southern California hospital later this week, hospital officials said Tuesday.

Ford hospitalized with pneumoniaupdated: Mon Jan 16 2006 19:07:00

Former President Ford is being treated for pneumonia, two days after being admitted to a hospital in Rancho Mirage, California, his office said Monday.

Gerald Ford released from hospitalupdated: Tue Dec 13 2005 12:48:00

Former President Gerald R. Ford was released from a hospital Tuesday night after undergoing what an aide called routine tests.

What will we be looking for in 2008?updated: Mon Nov 14 2005 11:18:00

Americans are, by actual measurement, the most optimistic people on the planet. It's deep in our genes. With the exception of those whose ancestors were here when Columbus arrived or those whose ancestors were brought here against their will in chains, every American is either an immigrant or the direct descendant of immigrants.

Mark Shields: If only George Bush had known Bryce Harlow updated: Mon Nov 07 2005 15:09:00

I really wish President George W. Bush could have spent some real quality time with Bryce Harlow. It would have done both Bush and the nation a lot of good.

If you can't vote for him, don't work for himupdated: Mon Jan 03 2005 11:09:00

When people learn that my adult life has been spent either working in or covering American politics, they often ask what I think was the best run national campaign. My answer surprises many: the 1976 Republican campaign in behalf of Gerald Ford.

'Nobody asked me, but ...'updated: Mon Aug 16 2004 13:57:00

Jimmy Cannon, the wonderful New York sportswriter, once offered this memorable line about the heavyweight boxing champion known as the Dark Destroyer: "Joe Louis is a credit to his race ... the human race."

Business 2.0: Leadership Lessons for 2004updated: Thu Jan 01 2004 00:01:00

We know times have been tough, but we had no idea the world had run so low on role models. The industry that churns out inspirational books about business leaders--and, in the past, served up such ...

Fortune: It's Not the Economy, Stupidupdated: Mon Sep 17 2001 00:01:00

To the extent we believe anything about politics, it's this: The economy has an overwhelming influence on voters' choices. James Carville summed it up in 1992 with the phrase "It's the economy, stu...

Money Magazine: All The Presidents' Money Clinton isn't wealthy yet, but Presidents Bush, Reagan, Carter and Ford are all multimillionaires. Howupdated: Thu Jul 01 1999 00:01:00

If you could hire anyone to manage your money, whom would you choose? For most of us, it's a pointless question. But if you're the President of the United States, you have your pick of the savviest...

Fortune: Money Lenders To The Masses Subprime home-equity lenders have downscale clients and a checkered history. So why are they in playupdated: Mon Apr 27 1998 00:01:00

The stock of a company that makes home-equity loans to people with lousy credit may not sound like a must-have investment. That's especially true when you consider that almost the entire subprime h...

Money Magazine: SMART STEPS IN JUMPY TIMESupdated: Sun May 01 1994 00:01:00

Remember when President Gerald Ford kicked off an anti-inflation campaign in 1974, complete with cute little WIN (Whip Inflation Now) buttons? Well, something similar is in the works today. But don...

Fortune: The blue-collar economist, poker for ex-Presidents, bias in dinner invitations, and other matters. ASK MR. STATISTICSupdated: Mon Oct 05 1992 00:01:00

Dear Mr. Statistics: At present the U.S. has four living ex-Presidents -- Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan -- but four is not the record. There was a time when our nation...

Fortune: 'THIS IS A DIRTY BUSINESS' William Seidman, head of the FDIC, closes ailing banks for a living. Here he gives the inside story oupdated: Mon May 22 1989 00:01:00

THE BIG WINNER in Washington's debate over the future of the savings and loan industry is a shrewd survivor, a man who has held top jobs from accounting to academe, from corporate business to the f...

Money Magazine: WHAT DID WE KNOW AND WHEN DID WE KNOW IT? A fond look back at 15 years of personal finance REMEMBER WIN?updated: Mon Oct 12 1987 00:01:00

President Gerald Ford looked approvingly on singer Vikki Carr's WIN button in 1974. The White House gave out some 20 million buttons as part of its Whip Inflation Now campaign, which exhorted Ameri...

Money Magazine: WHAT DID WE KNOW AND WHEN DID WE KNOW IT? A fond look back at 15 years of personal finance A CYNIC WOULD SEE A updated: Mon Oct 12 1987 00:01:00

''Our goal, which is a goal we think we can achieve during fiscal year 1972, is to operate with a balanced budget.'' -- President Richard Nixon, July 1970 1972 federal budget deficit: $23.4 billion...

Fortune: A Green Solution, The Bisexual Exemption, Capitalism for Hacks, and Other Matters. Great Moments in Community Developmentupdated: Mon Sep 15 1986 00:01:00

PHILADELPHIA -- According to District Attorney Ronald Castille, Community Development Block Grant funds intended to rehabilitate abandoned houses were conveyed to the Community Action Movement, a g...

Fortune: Mrs. Public's Butler, Holy Water for Investors, Free Parking for Peruvians, and Other Matters. Productivity Marches Onupdated: Mon Mar 04 1985 00:01:00

''The entertainment industry . . . will be streamlined by computers . . . ''Bob Hope, who I've worked for, literally has a full-sized, walk-in bank ; vault . . . that contains his joke file. They'r...

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