Politicians

Clinton Released from Hospital, Full Recovery Expected

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was released from a New York hospital on Wednesday, three days after doctors discovered a blood clot in her head. Earlier Wednesday, the State Department said Clinton had been speaking by telephone with staff in Washington and reviewing paperwork while in the hospital.
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Boehner To Reid: 'Go F– Yourself'

He already needs an endless supply of tissues to keep his every-flowing tear ducts dry. Now it appears House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) might also need a bar of soap to clean his filthy mouth.
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GOP Lawmaker on Fiscal Cliff: 'We Got Whooped'

Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) appeared Wednesday on CBS This Morning and said the GOP "got whooped" in the "fiscal cliff" bill that passed both houses of Congress on Tuesday.
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Doctors: Clinton Will Make a Full Recovery

Clinton didn't suffer a stroke or neurological damage from the clot that formed after she suffered a concussion during a fainting spell at her home in early December, doctors said in a statement.
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Clinton and Obama Named Most Admired Woman and Most Admired Man in the World

First lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Condoleezza Rice are next in line behind Clinton on the Most Admired Woman list, while Nelson Mandela, Mitt Romney, Billy Graham, George W. Bush, and Pope Benedict XVI follow Obama as Most Admired Man.
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Clinton Spends Second Day in NY Hospital for Observation

The illness has kept her out of the public view since December 7, and has started to raise a host of questions as her team keeps typically tightlipped about the details: Where is the clot located? How severe is her condition? How soon will she recover?
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Republican Senator: Norquist's No-Tax Pledge Could Send Country Over Fiscal Cliff

Outgoing Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) says if Congress doesn't act and the nation plunges over the fiscal cliff next week, you can square the blame on Grover Norquist pledge, which prevents Republicans from supporting any tax increase.
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Chuck Todd: GOP Base Won't Allow Compromise with Obama

"Any compromise they make with this president is a political problem for them in their own bases," said NBC News' Chuck Todd, in response to how the Republican Party has decided to handle the fiscal cliff negotiations. "There's no way voters would reward the compromise, at least on the right."
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Inouye's Dying Wish Overlooked: Gov. Schatz Named His Successor

Inouye died December 17 of respiratory complications at the age of 88. He had sent Abercrombie a letter that day, saying he would like Hanabusa, 61, to succeed him. His dying wish was not honored.
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Oh Crap: Mormon Sen. Michael Crapo Charged with Drunk Driving

A Mormon who grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Crapo was named a bishop in the church at age 31. The Mormon Church prohibits the use of alcohol, as well as coffee, tea and other substances. About one-quarter of Idaho residents are Mormon.
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