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Topic - Julie Nixon Eisenhower
A very public feud between Dick Cheney’s daughters is only the latest example of adult siblings wrestling on a national political stage. Of course, adult-onset sibling rivalry can occur in just about any family with multiple offspring.
OK, mark the date, for it will surely spark an outcry in the gun-control community.
First lady Michelle Obama and three former first ladies were among dignitaries heading to California to pay tribute to former first lady Betty Ford at a funeral focusing on her twin passions: politics and her world-famous Betty Ford Center for substance abuse and alcohol treatment.
They claim it's all part of the plan. But still. The Nixon Center, an institution founded by President Richard Nixon within his own presidential library just three months before he died in 1994, has dropped "Nixon" to become the more generic "Center for the National Interest."
As a young presidential speechwriter in the Nixon White House, I soon learned that underneath a rigidly enforced surface discipline, the place teemed with conflicts and contradictions, both personal and political. There was one thing, however, that everybody seemed to agree on: Julie Nixon Eisenhower was a good egg.
We look at the children of former presidents, who married while their dads worked in the Oval Office.