EPA building will be named after Clinton
Fourteen years after his impeachment, former President Bill Clinton is about to get a big building named after him in Washington. The Senate and the House of Representatives voted unanimously this week to rename the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters on Pennsylvania Avenue the William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building.
After President Barack Obama signs the bill into law, the Clinton building at 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW will stand one block from the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, between the U.S. Capitol and the White House.
The unanimous votes Tuesday in the two chambers of Congress came almost 14 years to the day after the House impeached Clinton on party lines, accusing him of perjury and obstruction of justice in testimony about his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. The Senate later acquitted him on the charges.
Danes, Dancy welcome new baby boy
Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy’s “Homeland” just got bigger. Danes’ rep confirms the couple welcomed a baby boy named Cyrus Michael Christopher’s on Monday.
It’s the first child for 33-year old Danes and 37-year-old Dancy. They were married in 2009.
There’s no word yet whether the new mom will attend the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 13. She’s nominated for best performance by an actress in a television series for her work on Showtime’s “Homeland.” Up next, Dancy stars in NBC’s “Hannibal,” an adaptation of Thomas Harris’ novel “Red Dragon.”
Tapper gets news program on CNN
Jake Tapper is leaving the White House beat at ABC News to become CNN’s chief Washington correspondent and anchor of a one-hour weekday news program.
CNN spokeswoman Jennifer Scoggins said Thursday that Tapper’s show would take an hour from the three-hour “Situation Room” newscast, which Wolf Blitzer currently hosts from 4 to 7 p.m. Eastern time on weekdays. It hasn’t been determined when Tapper’s show will start.
Tapper has been at ABC since 2003, most recently as its senior White House correspondent and author of the Political Punch blog. He’s also author of “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor,” about the war in Afghanistan.
The birthday bunch
Talk show host Phil Donahue is 77. Actress Jane Fonda is 75. Singer Carla Thomas is 70. Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas is 68. Actor Samuel L. Jackson is 64. Tennis fall-of-famer Chris Evert is 58. Actress Jane Kaczmarek is 57. Actor-comedian Ray Romano is 55. Actor-comedian Andy Dick is 47. Actor Kiefer Sutherland is 46.