Behind the Scenes, First Ladies Can Exert Powerful Influence  

February 09, 2021 01:31 PM
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It’s not a job you apply for and it doesn’t pay. While there are no specific job requirements, Americans often expect first ladies to be warm, motherly figures. But, behind the scenes, first ladies can have significant political influence. As VOA’s Dora Mekouar reports, Jill Biden, who holds a doctorate in education, is already expanding perceptions of a first lady’s role.

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