Man claims Bill Clinton's son; Jonathan McBride becomes assistant to the president; LeBron James visits the Phillippines
OW Staff Writer | 7/18/2013, midnight
In his first and only on-camera interview, 27-year-old Danney Williams told talk show host SaTonya Ford of The SaTonya Ford Show that he believes he is the illegitimate son of former President Bill Clinton. In the interview, Williams wants to know once and for all if the 42nd president of the United States is his father. The young father of five told SaTonya he took a DNA test when he was around 13 years old, after Clinton’s DNA samples were taken from Monica Lewinsky’s dress. Danney said, “GLOBE (magazine) had taken DNA from Monica’s dress. They came and got me and wanted me to take the DNA test. So we went about it. The DNA came back. The DNA disappeared.” No one seems to know what happened to the DNA test results. While Williams continues on his quest of confirmation and closure, he shared his story about growing up poor and rejected, ridiculed as Clinton’s secret son.
Hosted by the Western Region and local Primitive Baptist churches in the Los Angeles area, approximately 1,500-2,000 individuals comprising national officers, auxiliaries, regional vice presidents, state presidents, moderators, pastors, elders, delegates, and laity of the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, will convene its 106th annual session on Aug. 18-23 at the Westin Bonaventure, 404 S. Figueroa St., L.A. For six days, this national body will assemble to conduct business on behalf of the body; participate in church school training sessions, lectures, and workshops; hear the Word of the Lord from clergy; share in joyous worship experiences; inspirational singing from the National Choir; daily Bible Expositions; promote evangelism and mission and fellowship with each other. Live Internet streaming of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday worship services can be viewed on www.faithvideoondemand.com.
Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) announced that Senate Republicans have requested the Senate Committee on Public Safety convene an oversight hearing to investigate reports of the unapproved sterilization of at least 148 female inmates in state prisons by physicians under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The request comes at the same time as the California Legislative Women’s Caucus has sent a letter seeking a response to the reports to Clark Kelso, the court-appointed federal receiver overseeing medical care in the state prisons. “These allegations are alarming,” said Huff. “That they have occurred under the oversight of the federal receiver’s office, which is charged with improving medical care in our prison system is even more concerning. We need to find out how this abuse of authority was allowed to happen and hold accountable those who participated.”
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The White House has announced that Nancy Hogan will be stepping down from her position as assistant to the president and director of presidential personnel later this month. Jonathan McBride will take on the position upon her departure. In a statement, President Barack Obama said, “I’m grateful to Nancy for her service, and to Jonathan McBride for agreeing to take her place. Jonathan has the judgment and the experience to help us continue to move this country forward, and I look forward to working with him in his new role.” McBride joined the administration as a special assistant to the president and deputy director of the presidential personnel office in August 2009. In February 2012 he was promoted to deputy assistant to the president.