February 25, 2001 |
Driven to prove himself as compassionate as his predecessors, Bill Clinton oversaw an unruly avalanche of clemency requests that too often bypassed normal channels and was sometimes steered toward him by relatives and intimates, say aides and others involved in the process. In the final months of his presidency, Clinton was open about his unhappiness with his clemency numbers.
July 22, 2001 |
Hugh Rodham was cleared by the Florida Bar of violating rules of legal ethics in pocketing $400,000 from two convicted felons after successfully lobbying his brother-in-law, then-President Clinton, to pardon them, the Miami Herald reported. Rodham, 50, a Florida lawyer, requested pardons for convicted drug trafficker Carlos Vignali and businessman Glenn Braswell, and collected $200,000 from each of them after the pardons were granted.
January 2, 2000 |
The White House is trying again to squelch a hazelnut deal in the former Soviet republic of Georgia that involves First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's brothers and is championed by a Georgian opposition leader. Prompted by concerns that the involvement of President Clinton's brothers-in-law, Tony and Hugh Rodham, was being mistaken as U.S. support for opposition leader Aslan Abashidze, a U.S. official told Georgia last week that Washington does not back the nut venture, U.S.
January 25, 1993 |
Socks: White House cat. Most photographed feline since Morris. Terrified of the President, according to astrologer Sydney Omarr. Bill Clinton: Certified fan of both Fleetwood and Big Macs. Fifth southpaw to become President. Ex-brunet. Has never "inhaled." Hillary Rodham Clinton: Chocolate-chip cookie whiz. Another ex-brunette. Big on children's rights--unless it's Chelsea's right to have pierced ears. Chelsea Clinton: Named for song "Chelsea Morning." Ballet lover.
November 1, 2011 |
Dorothy Howell Rodham, whose daughter is Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and whose son-in-law Bill Clinton was president of the United States, died Tuesday morning, the Clinton family announced. She was 92. Born in Chicago on June 4, 1919, Rodham died shortly after midnight in Washington, surrounded by her family. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had canceled a trip to London and Istanbul, Turkey, to be with her mother. “Her story was a quintessentially American one, largely because she wrote it herself,” her family said in a statement emailed to reporters.
December 30, 1994 |
Twenty-five years later, Penn State Coach Joe Paterno said Thursday he is still annoyed that then-President Richard Nixon bestowed a national championship plaque upon Texas at the end of the 1969 regular season, even though the Nittany Lions also were undefeated. But if the national championship race becomes a political issue after Monday's bowl games, Paterno said he expects support from the White House.
May 29, 1994 |
President Clinton's brother-in-law and the daughter of Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) were married Saturday in the first White House wedding in 23 years. The Rose Garden was brimming with pink and white geraniums and roses as the Clintons played host for the marriage of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's younger brother, Tony Rodham, to Nicole Boxer. About 250 guests attended the 40-minute ceremony, which included poetry, Scripture and lilting violin music.
March 18, 2002
Re "Roger Clinton Said to Be Deeply Tied to Pardons," March 13: Wow. After a full year's investigation, is this litany of innuendo and suggestions the best that Bill Clinton attack dog Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) could come up with? The White House was besieged by pardon requests. Gasp! Clinton made some bad decisions. Impeach him! Oh, wait, they already did that. Former Deputy Atty. Gen Eric Holder denies that his desire to be attorney general was connected to his involvement in the [fugitive financier Marc]
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August 13, 2004 |
A Georgia lawyer has been acquitted by a Los Angeles federal judge of charges that he helped a onetime herbal remedy tycoon evade millions of dollars in personal income taxes. The verdict by U.S. District Judge Margaret M. Morrow was made public this week. It followed a nonjury trial in which William E. Frantz was accused of tax evasion and conspiracy.