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First Ladies' Legacies

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Studies show that college freshmen are familiar with First Ladies, even if they can name few other women throughout U.S. history who were not celebrities or sports figures.

No Precedent for 'First Gentleman'

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've never faced this problem as a nation, and not just on one single level, either. Like all things Clinton, it's complicated.

From Bulldogs to Elephant Walks: Chats With Johnny Mathis, Monica Mancini and Anson Williams, Plus Matt Hires Works with RMH

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Johnny Mathis: I guess you can make it happen by being in the right place at the right time. Who knows.

Not So Simple: The Breast Cancer Stories of Betty Ford and Happy Rockefeller

Barron H. Lerner | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Barron H. Lerner

Just as Betty Ford's survival was not due to early detection, Rockefeller's survival (she turned 88 in June 2014) unlikely resulted from the prophylactic removal of her second breast. Early detection of breast and other cancers remains a complicated and controversial subject.

With Nixon's Resignation, an Era of Division Began

Keith Runyon | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Keith Runyon

Our long national nightmare may have ended on August 9, 1974, but many more very bad dreams were yet to come.

Casey Kasem and Mama Jean: The Faces of Lewy Body Dementia

Jamie Brickhouse | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Jamie Brickhouse

Almost everybody has heard of Alzheimer's, but few are aware of LBD, an equally devastating dementia that is progressive and fatal. Perhaps Kasem's diagnosis may finally bring LBD the attention it deserves.

How The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies High-Kicked My Sobriety

Jamie Brickhouse | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jamie Brickhouse

It was the first time that I didn't think about having -- or not having -- a drink. I lost myself in the joy of that matinee performance and the exuberance of the performers who were happy to be alive despite -- or because of -- the years of baggage behind them.

First Ladies in China: Jackie Kennedy's Kidnapping to Lou Hoover's Gun

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.24.2014 | Style
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Betty Ford kicked off her high heels to join a communist academy ballet rehearsal in December of 1975. (Gerald Ford Presidential Library) Michelle ...

LOOK: Proof Betty Ford Was A Total Badass

Posted 10.16.2013 | Women

On Betty Ford's last full day as First Lady, Jan. 19, 1977, she got up on the cabinet table and danced. Luckily for all of us, the moment was ...

Lindsay Lohan Leaves Betty Ford Rehab

Posted 06.13.2013 | Celebrity

Lindsay Lohan has left the Betty Ford Center and is now at a new rehabilitation clinic in Malibu. Lohan reportedly checked out of Betty Ford Wedne...

Lohan Reportedly On Lockdown, Not Allowed To Leave Betty Ford

Posted 05.08.2013 | Celebrity

Lindsay Lohan is officially on lockdown in California, according to a report. Lohan can't leave the grounds of the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mir...

This '70s-Era First Lady Oozed Style

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Style

Betty Ford may not have been a trendsetting First Lady the way Michelle Obama is, but she had style. The former First Lady (her tenure as FLOTUS was f...

Nancy Pelosi, Betty Ford Get Big Honor

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, former first lady Betty Ford and horse racing's most successful female jockey, Julie Krone, are...

Goosey Lucy and Gay Marriage

Kitty Kelley | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Kitty Kelley

For the most part first ladies seldom falter, which is why it was disappointing to read about the wife of a self-described "compassionate conservative" former president fumble on an issue of equal rights.

QUIZ: Which First Lady Are You?

Posted 01.21.2013 | Women

At the presidential inauguration Monday, all eyes will be on Obama. But it's also a time for us to celebrate the First Family -- particularly First La...

Woman-the-Barricades: We Need a Reinvigorated Women's Movement

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

One must legitimately ask where this assault on women will stop. What will conservative Republicans think they can get away with next if there isn't an uprising saying, "We will not accept this attack on women!"

Famous Faces

Posted 08.12.2015 | Women

I've been lucky enough to work with some of the most talented people in the world! I hope you enjoy this slideshow I'm sharing with you, filled with f...

Betty Ford Will Dedicates $500,000 To Namesake Rehab

AP | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact

LOS ANGELES -- Betty Ford Center managers learned this week that the former first lady's final wishes call for the rehab center that bears her name to...

Reproductive Rights and Health: Time for New Commitment

Steve Heilig | Posted 09.21.2011 | San Francisco
Steve Heilig

In California, reproductive choice has long been considered relatively safe, due in no small part to our elected leadership -- many of whom happen to be women. Is that coincidence? I doubt it.

Assault And Battery Charge For Lindsay?

TMZ | Posted 09.20.2011 | Celebrity

Lindsay Lohan dished out 8 to 10 seconds of pain when she attacked a Betty Ford employee last year ... so says the alleged victim who's filing a lawsu...

Both Sides Now: Conservatives Play Defense on Debt Ceiling and Murdoch

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpg Mary Matalin and Ron Reagan debate whether Obama is winning on the debt ceiling and how Murdoch is going from powerhouse to pariah. Then violent videos, very violent terrorists and Betty Ford.

Thank You and Godspeed, Betty Ford

Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker

When I founded the Susan G. Komen Foundation (now Susan G. Komen for the Cure), one of the first people I reached out to was Mrs. Ford.

A Mental Health Revolutionary?

John Sharp, M.D. | Posted 09.13.2011 | Healthy Living
John Sharp, M.D.

Betty Ford addressed problems in a forthright manner. She lived through breast cancer, pain, drug abuse and alcoholism -- all in the public eye, modeling a way for countless others to confront overwhelming, life threatening problems in their own lives.

Addicted Artists We've Lost: A Tribute To Betty Ford

Posted 09.11.2011 | Arts

With Betty Ford's death last week, the world at large lost a great humanitarian. But the art world, in particular, lost a benefactor in the former Fir...

Remembering Betty Ford

Palm Desert, CA Patch | Posted 09.11.2011 | Los Angeles

At the heart of a memorial service honoring former first lady Betty Ford sits a vibrant Palm Desert church, where past presidents and first ladies wil...