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EEEK! A PACK RAT ON THE LOOSE

No one who knows Harold Ickes was surprised to learn that he walked out of the White House in January with thousands of documents. In a White House where files...

THE WALNUT OVERTURE

No challenge is more inviting to Bill Clinton than a voting bloc on the verge of slipping away. Take the Teamsters: Clinton had broken the union's long-standing...

THE SHORT GOODBYE

Bill Clinton says he has run his last campaign. That is not true. Another election looms. It is the race to be judged a great President, and the voters in that...

The Organization Man

Meetings at the Clinton White House are informal affairs, beginning late and ending later. So when political consultant Paul Begala stumbled into an 8:30 a.m...

THAT OLD GANG OF MINE

In the dreary days after the disastrous midterm elections, one topic made the often volcanic President Clinton erupt more than any other: his political...

THE CAPITAL: Exit the Curmudgeon

One day in February 1933, Harold Le Claire Ickes stopped off in Washington to take in the sights and to see if, by chance, anybody in the New Deal wanted to...

HISTORICAL NOTES: Nuff Said

Onetime Interior Secretary Harold Ickes had the venom of a John Adams and the gossipy nature of a Gideon Welles, but, unlike those famed governmental diarists,...

Books: Old Veteran

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CURMUDGEON —Harold L. Ickes—Reynal & Hitchcock ($3). "If, in these pages, I have hurled an insult at anyone, be it known that such was...

The Press: Debate Continued

One night last January in Manhattan's Town Hall, portly, irascible Harold LeClair Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, met Publisher Frank Ernest Gannett in radio...

Radio: Ickes in the Groove

When Harold Ickes aired his answer to Wendell Willkie's acceptance speech last week, Detroit's station WXYZ was so crowded with commercials that it decided to...

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