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Ike, LBJ, Hillary and health

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton exits the

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton exits the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute in Manhattan with her daughter Chelsea. (Jan. 2, 2013) (Credit: Charles Eckert)

Just a followup on how premature it is to talk about Clinton-for-president in 2016:

Consultant Bill Cunningham remembers the cardiac troubles of Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Lyndon Johnson, in the days when treatment for such problems was less advanced. “And, we elected Roosevelt in a wheelchair,” he said.

But Cunningham isn’t among those predicting she’d run.

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Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player?

Sec. of State John Kerry seeking more authority for the administration to fight ISIS. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warning of “dangerous concessions” if rivals win election. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.): “Is there ever a good time to admit our country tortured people?"

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