November 2, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - Dorothy Howell Rodham, 92, mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton's mother-in-law, died Tuesday after an illness. The family said Mrs. Rodham died, surrounded by her family, at a Washington hospital. Hillary Clinton had canceled a planned trip to London and Istanbul to be at her mother's side. In a statement, the Clinton family hailed Mrs. Rodham as a woman who "overcame abandonment and hardship as a young girl to become the remarkable woman she was - a warm, generous and strong woman; an intellectual; a woman who told a great joke and always got the joke; an extraordinary friend and, most of all, a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
July 20, 1993 |
Mark Clinton's relatives turned out in Delaware County Court yesterday to tell the judge that the incident that took Clinton's life in November was more than an accident. Richard D. Hopkins, 24, of Collingdale, was driving on MacDade Boulevard in Glenolden early Nov. 15 when he struck and killed Clinton, 35, of Philadelphia, who was biking home from work. After hitting Clinton, Hopkins kept driving. He turned himself in to Glenolden police the next day. Hopkins pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in May. Yesterday, Judge Harry J. Bradley sentenced him to six to 23 months in prison and ordered him to perform 3,000 hours of community service.
July 30, 2010
As the big day approaches for Chelsea Clinton and fiance Marc Mezvinsky, we can only wonder what's going through wedding planner Bryan Rafanelli's mind. To shed some insight, the Daily News spoke with local wedding and event planners to find out how they would coordinate such an affair. Christina Hill, of cHill Weddings LLC, in Germantown, said that she would encourage a historic and classic theme using earth tones, while Charita Hall, executive director of A Platinum Affair LLC, suggests patriotic decor.
April 11, 2008
Mike Taibbi refers to "flabby arms" in his latest Hillary obit. Who cares? I want to ask. But apparently Mr. Taibbi does. (And how would he know? Hillary is always encased in a blazer.) . . . Look at a room of middle-aged male politicians - paunches and liver spots abound. Pathetic comb-overs that turn to greasy streamers in a high wind. Skin cancers turning to melanomas, flat feet, bursitic elbows and shoulders - who cares? Ronald Reagan got elected with a wandering mind. And that does impact performance.
April 18, 2013
Former Philadelphia City Controller Jonathan Saidel dropped out Tuesday from the Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional District, citing the party heavyweights backing former U.S. Rep. Marjorie Margolies. One of them apparently is a certain former president known as Bubba. Bill Clinton owes Margolies big-time - and besides, she is daughter Chelsea's mother-in-law. Saidel's sudden move was the biggest domino to fall thus far in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, who is running for governor in 2014.
June 21, 1996
Unindicted co-conspirator. That ominous label is about to be stuck on one of Bill Clinton's closest confidants: White House deputy counsel Bruce Lindsey. With the President's support, Mr. Lindsey denies any wrongdoing, and says "there is no reason or purpose for me to resign. " It may well be that he has done absolutely nothing wrong. But even if deep down he knows that to be true, his job status is a separate issue. Public confidence in the integrity of the Clinton White House is inevitably wounded by Mr. Lindsey's being named as a "co-conspirator" in a bank-fraud case that involves the alleged concealment of large withdrawals from Mr. Clinton's gubernatorial campaign accounts in 1990.
May 12, 1993 |
WASHINGTON HELMS CLAIMS DEMS FEAR LESBIAN ISSUE Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., predicted yesterday that Senate confirmation of San Francisco Supervisor Roberta Achtenberg, a lesbian, as an assistant secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development will "take a while" because, he said, the Democrats are afraid of the issue. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., disputed Helms' contention that Senate Democrats are afraid to bring the Achtenberg confirmation to a floor vote.
April 18, 2013 |
FORMER City Controller Jonathan Saidel on Tuesday dropped his bid to replace U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, citing the interest in the race from Marjorie Margolies, who once held the seat. Saidel, in a statement, made clear that Democrats are starting to line up behind Margolies, including former President Bill Clinton, a fundraising powerhouse. Margolies' son is married to Clinton's daughter. "Over the past few days, I have had conversations with Marjorie Margolies and national Democratic leaders," Saidel said.
December 20, 1992 |
By now we're pretty knowledgeable about the Clinton family, not just Bill and Hillary, but the all-important Chelsea and even Socks, the family cat. Earlier on, however, people had some false impressions of the Clintons. One, which Hillary found particularly upsetting, was that the Clintons were childless. It was as though to be without progeny was a mark against them. Ever since the Biblical dictum to "be fruitful and multiply," childlessness has gotten bad press. It's been diagnosed as a condition ranging from suspect to downright anti-social.