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Why it has to be Hillary (but it shouldn’t be)

The prospect of Hillary Clinton running for US president in 2016 is delicious to many Democrats. Which isn’t to say it’s the best idea for a post-Barack Obama era.

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Obama’s war on tiny planes

What kind of ally deprives our nation’s hacks of caffeine and our skies of tiny planes?

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Why a few ‘fireside chats’ could help us like the PM

The answer to Julia Gillard’s woes could be right on the tip of her tongue, writes Dan Gaffney. If a weekly radio address works for the US president, it could work on the PM’s popularity.

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The Atlantic | LINKS|

The net worth of every US President compared

The Atlantic has calculated the net worth of every US president in today’s dollars, shedding an interesting perspective on Obama’s wealth: he’s positively poor compared to the likes of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, JFK and Lyndon Johnson.

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New York Times | FILM & TV|

How fake presidents would solve real problems

How would the Harrison Ford president of Air Force One deal with financial regulation? Would Jed Bartlett support gay marriage? And would any Hollywood president tackle climate change?

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Washington Post | BOOKS|

A history of US Presidential bookworms

Barack Obama is well known as a “reader” — but he’s hardly the first US President to bury his nose in a book: Nixon loved Tolstoy, Reagen studied the ideas of Milton Friedman, and Clinton liked the “cheap thrill” of a mystery novel.

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Gawker | BOOKS|

Larry Flynt’s History of Presidential Sex

Hustler publisher Larry Flynt is writing a book about the history of sex in the White House, and Gawker has the whole 54-page proposal. “How did this president from Pennsylvania become so proslavery? In two words: Gay Love.”

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Slate | BOOKS|

PHOTO GALLERY: How we lie to our children about former presidents

Future US presidents are all kind, hard working students, right? Slate compares what children’s books say about past US presidents to the adult biographies. Never let the truth get in the way of an illustrated story.

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The Daily Beast | UNITED STATES|

PHOTO GALLERY: How presidents age disgracefully

Apparently having the weight of the world on your shoulders heavily increases your chances of grey hair and a deeply furrowed brow. See how quickly US presidents age in office. It’s not pretty.

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