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Geraldine Ferraro Dies at 75

Ferraro, the first female vice presidential candidate, is lauded as a trailblazer for women in politics, but her controversial remarks about Obama during the 2008 primaries tarnished her image among some progressives.

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Regrets, They've Had a Few As good American consumers, we've all likely experienced buyer's remorse. But in 2007, seller's remorse -- not to mention smearer's remorse -- seems a special attribute of Republican campaign operatives and funders. In mid-February, The New York Times reported that the architects of the Destroy-the-Clintons-by-All-Means-Possible operation of the 1990s had thought it over and concluded, well, that they'd been wrong. Richard Mellon Scaife, the gazillionaire who spent over $2 million publicizing the Clintons' involvement, however fictitious, in drug running, murder, and scandalous land deals, apparently now wants to take it all back. "Both of us have had a rethinking," Christopher Ruddy, Scaife's ace investigator, told the Times . "[Bill] Clinton wasn't such a bad president. In fact, he was a pretty good president in a lot of ways, and Dick feels that way today." Not to be outdone, Matthew Dowd, a campaign strategist for George W. Bush in 2000 and the chief...

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