December 19, 1996 |
President Clinton revamped the upper reaches of his White House staff, replacing a cadre of campaign heroes with newly promoted advisors loyal to incoming Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles. As the president turned his focus to four remaining Cabinet vacancies, Bowles promised that the staff will hum with the efficiency of a business. But Bowles demonstrated that he can throw an elbow or two: He nudged out the current deputy chiefs of staff, Harold M.
November 2, 1997 |
A member of the Senate committee winding up a probe of campaign fund-raising abuses predicts that panel Republicans will recommend perjury charges against several Democratic witnesses. Among them could be Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt; Harold M. Ickes, former White House deputy chief of staff; and ex-Democratic National Committee co-chairman Donald L. Fowler, said Sen. Bob Smith (R-N.H.). The Senate Government Affairs Committee suspended its campaign-finance hearings last week.
June 18, 2000 |
Hillary Rodham Clinton made a pilgrimage Saturday to the home of her hero, Eleanor Roosevelt, a former first lady who declined a challenge the current one has taken on--a run for the U.S. Senate from New York. Clinton came to Val-Kill, Roosevelt's cottage home and a national historic site, to announce that $150,000 has been raised through private donations to help with preservation.
February 27, 1997 |
By all accounts, there were no secrets between Harold M. Ickes and President Clinton when Ickes was deputy chief of staff. But the New York lawyer had a surprise for Clinton and his former White House colleagues: Without telling any of them, he took a trove of sensitive political documents when he left his job last month.
November 13, 2004 |
Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack told Democratic leaders Friday that he may seek the party's top job as the jockeying to replace Chairman Terry McAuliffe intensified. Vilsack, an ally of presidential nominee John F. Kerry, telephoned several Democratic National Committee members as he traveled in Europe, seeking their advice and asking them to withhold their endorsements of any candidate until he decided whether to seek the job.
January 5, 2005 |
Former Clinton aide Harold M. Ickes and former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk let top Democrats know Tuesday that they would not be running for chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Kirk, who made an unsuccessful run for the U.S. Senate in 2002, wrote a letter to committee members Tuesday saying he would not run but was endorsing fellow Texan Martin Frost, a former congressman. "Martin is ...