December 24, 1991 |
Joe Weidner--a cold Budweiser in his hand, the collar of his checked shirt open, his arms folded across an ample belly--stood in a hotel ballroom in Columbus, Ohio, in a posture of disdain. As Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton began to speak, Weidner leaned across to his buddy, sharing a dismissive wisecrack. But as the speech continued, he quieted. The Republicans, Clinton was saying, had spent the last 12 years dividing the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1993
Let me suggest a headline for your next story on Hillary Clinton's health commission: "Hillary and the Sacred Cows." Sacred Cow No. 1: The insurance companies; 1,500 of them, each chewing the cud of its own bale of paperwork, and taking its cut off the top, while passing medical judgments on doctors' decisions. That cow give milk; the insurance industry was the second largest contributor to Clinton's campaign. Sacred Cow No. 2: The American Medical Assn., which gave Clinton $1 million to maintain the U.S. doctor in his average income of $160,000 a year, plus pharmaceutical companies--paid seminars on Caribbean cruises and golf resorts.
June 18, 2007
Re "Blockbuster endorsement for Clinton's campaign," June 14 Nothing demonstrates more clearly the importance of money over ideas in politics than the brouhaha about Steven Spielberg's endorsement of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.). Does Spielberg know anything about foreign policy, governance or political philosophy? He's terrific at making movies and lots of money. The money is the key. Your story said nothing about Clinton's ideas that attracted Spielberg; only the fact that he could influence huge sums of money for Clinton made news.
June 20, 1996 |
President Clinton's closest advisor, Bruce Lindsey, said Wednesday that he will be named as an unindicted co-conspirator by Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr in the case of two Arkansas men charged with making illegal contributions to Clinton's 1990 gubernatorial campaign. By formally implicating Lindsey, Starr not only strengthens his case against the two Clinton contributors, but he brings the legal fallout from the Whitewater affair precariously close to the president.
May 5, 2008 |
The Weirichs were standing on their front step about noon Saturday, chatting with Sheila Dearman about their kids and college life -- and that Barack Obama fellow they all like so much -- when a little white truck pulled up and delivered the Oregon primary election, right on time. Mike Weirich rushed to the mailbox. "The ballots are here," he said, walking back toward the house. His wife, Daphne, smiled. "We'll vote today," she said. Dearman, an Obama volunteer who lives a few streets away, wrote a note on her clipboard and nodded approvingly.
November 13, 2013 |
Bruce Reed, Vice President Joe Biden's chief of staff for nearly three years, will leave the administration next month to lead the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Los Angeles-based philanthropic group that backs efforts to change public schools, the White House and the foundation announced Wednesday. Reed, who has served in senior positions in both the Obama and Clinton administrations, leaves Biden's inner circle just as the vice president weighs making a third run for the White House, an effort that would potentially pit him against former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.