It's the sort of house that everyone wants and only investment bankers can afford. But with the help of a rich friend, Bill and Hillary Clinton, who are saddled with hefty legal bills, last week bought a house that is comfy and airy, stately but not flashy, in a leafy New York suburb for $1.7 million.
The debut issue of Tina Brown's magazine Talk runs 254 pages. But page 174 made all the news. Hillary Clinton's startling assertion that her husband was "scarred by abuse"--and her apparent attempts to partly blame his philandering on his unhappy childhood--sent scandal-starved tabloids and talking heads into a gleeful feeding frenzy last week.
It was Tipper Gore's first solo campaign outing of the year, a daylong sprint across New Hampshire on a miserable snowy day in January. Mrs. Gore cheerfully trudged from hospital to meeting hall, shaking hands, talking up her husband--and giving voters an up-close look at the lady who would be First Lady.
In a verdict that's roiling two nations, a jury disagrees and finds that a British au pair murdered her 8-month-old charge by shaking him to death. Inside the trial--and its aftermathWHEN THE JURY'S VERDICT--guilty of murder in the second degree--was announced in Cambridge, Mass., it was hard to tell who was most horrified.
THE MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF Technology is known as a demanding school, and Scott Krueger was ready for it. He had graduated near the top of his high-school class in upstate New York, and no one doubted that he could balance his freshman engineering classes with early-morning crew practice.
THERE'S PROBABLY NO PERFECT moment for your ex to tell all about your breakup. But for U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, the timing could hardly be worse. His ex-wife is beginning a national tour to plug an unflattering new book just as the six-term congressman is plotting a step up to governor of Massachusetts.
KNOWLEDGE IS power in Washington, and none are more powerful than those who traffic in the secrets of state. For 25 years Madeleine Albright has lived in this milieu, moving confidently from the casual confidences of the legislative lobby to the pinnacle of diplomatic posts, where she is fed a daily diet of eyes-only, top-secret papers.