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Diane Sawyer Grills Hillary Clinton on Benghazi, Monica Lewinsky and More

Diane Sawyer, Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton did her best to remain diplomatic during an interview with Diane Sawyeron Monday, during which the ABC reporter didn't pull any punches.

Sawyer couldn't help but bring up Monica Lewinsky's recent Vanity Fair essay about her life since the presidential scandal that rocked the '90s.

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VIDEO: Does George W. Bush Want His Brother Jeb to Run for President?

George W. Bush, Jeb Bush

Former President George W. Bush says he hopes his brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, continues to family tradition and runs for president in 2016.

"I hope Jeb runs," Bush told CNN. "I think he would be a great president."

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VIDEO: Clay Aiken Officially Announces Run for Congress

Clay Aiken

Former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken officially announced his candidacy for Congress Wednesday.

In a video filmed in his childhood home Aiken, 35, shared difficult stories from his past, including an abusive father, and explained how they have inspired him to run for political office. 

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Matthew Weiner "Honored" By Obama's Mad Men Shout-Out in State of the Union

Barack Obama

It's no secret that President Barack Obama is a huge Mad Men fan. During a portion about gender income inequality in Tuesday's State of the Union address, POTUS used the show as an example of how outdated some current policies are — and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is "honored" by the name-drop.

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Report: Clay Aiken Considering Run for Congress

Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken is "actively considering" a run for Congress in North Carolina's 2nd congressional district, according to the Washington Blade.

The singer, who would run as a Democrat, has already taken the initial steps, having reportedly consulted with political strategist Betsy Conti, who worked for former Vice President Al Gore, made phone calls to gauge support, and talked to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, as well as figures in Raleigh, N.C.

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VIDEO: Rob Ford Says Toronto Is Lucky He Wasn't Intoxicated at Work More Often

Rob Ford, Doug Ford and Matt Lauer

Mayor Rob Ford continued to defend his leadership ability on Tuesday's Today Show after being stripped of most of his powersMonday by the Toronto City Council.

Nearly two weeks after Ford admitted to smoking crack during a "drunken stupor," he attempted to frame his admission as a sign of moral integrity, since he isn't afraid to admit his mistakes.

"I'm embarrassed. Not just myself," Ford told Matt Lauer. "My family, my friends, my supporters. I take full responsibility for that. We've all made mistakes, Matt. I'm not perfect. Maybe you are, maybe other people are. I've made mistakes. I've admitted to my mistakes."

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VIDEO: Ann Curry Scores Exclusive Interview with Iranian President

Ann Curry

Ann Curry became the first Western journalist to interview Iranian President Hassan Rouhani since he was elected earlier this year.

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Republican National Committee Threatens NBC and CNN Over Hillary Clinton Projects

Hillary Clinton

The Republication National Committee is doing whatever it can to make sure potential Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton doesn't get any special treatment.

In separate letters sent Monday to the heads of NBC and CNN — Bob Greenblatt and Jeff Zucker, respectively — the RNC threatened to block the upcoming debates from airing on the... read more

Celebrities React to Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Decisions

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kristen Bell, Kevin Bacon

The U.S. Supreme Court issued two landmark rulings related to the issue of same-sex marriage Wednesday. First, the court ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional — paving the way for legally married same-sex couples to receive the same federal benefits as straight married couples. Second, the Court dismissed an appeal against California's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state — meaning that same-sex marriage can resume in California.

Celebrities took to Twitter to voice their opinions on the rulings. Here are some of their reactions:

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Hillary Clinton Joins Twitter, Calls Herself Pantsuit Aficionado

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton joined the legions of public figures on Twitter Monday.

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