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The First Spouse Cookie Poll

Family Circle magazine has launched their quadrennial cookie contest, in which cookie recipes from the presidential candidates’ spouses are compared. They do this every four years since 1992, the year Hillary Clinton made her infamous remark about baking cookies. It was in response to concerns about her continuing her career as a lawyer while Bill Clinton was governor of Arkansas, which could have been seen as a possible conflict of interest.  

When asked about her career in a press gaggle, Clinton responded, "You know, I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life. And I tried very, very hard to be as careful as possible, and that's all that I can tell you."

You can read about that incident and the backlash at NPR. You’ll also find the recipes in contention this year: the Clinton Family's Chocolate Chip Cookies, submitted by potential First Dude Bill Clinton, and Melania Trump's Star Cookies. You can cast your vote at the Family Circle Facebook page, by enlarging and liking the picture of your preferred cookie. -via The Week

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