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Betty Ford, 1918-2011

Honesty in marriage, like in politics, can be a gift or a weapon. Betty Ford's husband Jerry loved her fizzy candor, her firm commitment when she believed in...

Betty Ford, Former First Lady, Dies at 93

The wife of former president Gerald Ford passed away Friday evening surrounded by family members.  Ford will be remembered as one of the most outspoken First...

The Other Born-Again President?

We can never know the real story about a President's faith. We only know what he does — or refuses to do — in God's name. Voters were unwilling to forgive...

The Nation: TEAM PLAYER MAKES GOOD

He is the prototypical Midwesterner —big, bluff, hearty, unassuming, everyone's favorite neighbor. Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr.—Eagle Scout, football hero, Yale Law...

THE FIRST FAMILY: Betty Ford: Facing Cancer

Gerald Ford was deep in preparations for the last of his series of economic summits Thursday morning when his wife Betty stopped in at the Bethesda Naval...

WHITE HOUSE: On Being Normal

America's First Ladies have, with a few exceptions, made it their business to be ornamental and decorously vague in their public utterances. The quiet, rather...

REPUBLICANS: The Bruising Numbers Game

Not in decades have so few delegates counted for so much. Those who are still uncommitted to either President Ford or Ronald Reagan are achieving a...

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