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First day goal? Make White House feel like home for Donald Trump

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It’s supposed to feel just like home when Donald Trump steps inside the White House residence for the first time as president on Inauguration Day. His clothes will be hanging in the closet. The kitchen will be stocked with his favorite foods. Windows will have been washed, carpets vacuumed or replaced, and fresh linens and towels will be in all the bedrooms and baths. No packed or half-empty boxes will be lying around either, unlike a typical home move. Trump…

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Ahead for Michelle Obama? Figuring out what comes next

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It’ll be one of the most watched midlife career changes in recent memory. What does Michelle Obama do next? After eight years as a high-profile advocate against childhood obesity, a sought-after talk show guest, a Democratic power player and a style maven, the first lady will have her pick of options when she leaves the White House next month. Just as the first lady’s role is undefined, with each woman molding it to her personality, interests and comfort level, there…

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Ahead of Mother’s Day, Gwen Graham makes congressional visit to Afghanistan

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U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan to visit American mothers serving overseas and Afghan women working towards gender equality this week. The visit was part of a bipartisan Congressional delegation to the war-torn nation, where a series of foreign occupiers and long-term civil strife has made life difficult for all Afghans, particularly women. Graham saluted those women, as well as the American women in uniform who she said were fighting for a just cause. “It’s difficult for anyone in…

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Ben Carson’s home smacks of Ben Carson

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If you haven’t seen the photos released earlier this month of presidential hopeful Ben Carson’ lavish home, you’re missing out. Images shot in 2014 by photographer Mark Makela portray the eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom home as homage to Carson himself and, well, Jesus. First of all, there’s an inscription of a Bible proverb etched into the wall above a fireplace with what appears to be gold flaking of some sort. It’s from Proverbs 22:4 – “By Humility And The Fear Of The Lord…

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Laura Bush makes rare fundraising appearance in Orlando on Oct. 8 to support brother-in-law

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Laura Bush, one of the most popular members of the Bush family, will be hitting the fundraising trail for her brother-in-law next month. The former First Lady hosts a luncheon reception for the Jeb Bush campaign on Thursday, October 8. Bush’s event, which begins 12:30 p.m., is at the home of former Florida U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez and his wife Kitty, 140 Fawsett Road in Winter Park. It is one of a pair of fundraisers featuring Laura Bush next month in…

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Brother, former president to attend Jeb Bush fundraiser

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Former President George W. Bush is scheduled to attend a Lone Star-studded fundraiser in Dallas Wednesday for his brother Jeb Bush. The former president and former first lady Laura Bush are the special guests named to appear with the former Florida governor, who is expected to announce in the coming months his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Texas Republicans said Monday. It would be the first time former President Bush — a former Texas governor and current resident…

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