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  • Donald Trump Hires Paul Manafort to Lead Delegate Effort

    03/28/2016 4:19:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | March 28, 2016 | Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman
    Donald J. Trump, girding for a long battle over presidential delegates and a potential floor fight at the Cleveland convention, has enlisted the veteran Republican strategist Paul J. Manafort to lead his delegate-corralling efforts, according to people briefed on Mr. Trump’s plans. Mr. Trump confirmed the hire in a brief telephone interview. “Yes,” he said, “it is true.” Mr. Manafort, 66, is among the few political hands in either party with direct experience managing nomination fights: As a young Republican operative, he helped manage the 1976 convention floor for Gerald Ford in his showdown with Ronald Reagan, the last time...
  • CIA whistle-blower Philip Agee dies in Cuba (Traitor Dies-Goes Straight to Hell)

    01/09/2008 11:05:35 AM PST · by ricks_place · 43 replies · 218+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/9/07 | Anthony Boadle
    HAVANA(Reuters)-Philip Agee, a former CIA spy who exposed its undercover operations in Latin America in a 1975 book, died in Havana, the Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma said on Wednesday.Agee, 72, died on Monday night, the newspaper said, calling him a "loyal friend of Cuba and staunch defender of the people's struggle for a better world.".His widow, German ballet dancer Giselle Roberge, told friends he had been in hospital since December 15 and did not survive surgery for perforated ulcers.Agee worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for 12 years in Washington, Ecuador, Uruguay and Mexico. He resigned in 1968 in...
  • Meet Hillary Clinton’s Enabler-in-Chief

    10/21/2015 5:30:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/21/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    It’s an ancient story: An innocent idealist sets out to change the world and in the process becomes what he hates most. “He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster,” Friedrich Nietzsche advised. That’s probably the best spin one can put on Sidney Blumenthal, the longtime Hillary Rodham Clinton aide and confidant. But it would be just that — spin — given that Blumenthal was never an idealist, never mind an innocent. He has remained the same man he was in 1976, when he co-edited Government by Gunplay: Assassination Conspiracy Theories from...
  • Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapper James Schoenfeld Freed on Parole, May Be in Bay Area

    08/07/2015 8:00:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The second of three convicts in the infamous Chowchilla kidnapping is a free man and believed to be in the Bay Area. James Schoenfeld, 63, who was among three convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver, was released on parole Friday after nearly 40 years in prison. Schoenfeld was freed from the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo after Gov. Jerry Brown allowed the parole to go ahead a week ago, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Terry Thornton said. He is expected to join his brother, Richard, who was paroled last year....
  • Kidnapper who kept 26 schoolkids buried alive in a trailer granted parole after 39 years

    07/31/2015 7:30:52 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 30, 2015 | Kelly McLaughlin
    A convicted kidnapper who kept 26 children and a school bus driver in a buried trailer has been granted his freedom - after the governor of California didn't object to parole.  James Schoenfeld, 63, kidnapped the bus carrying the group then buried them alive in a chilling heist inspired by the film Dirty Harry. Schoenfeld confessed to carrying out the 1976 crime with his brother Richard and his friend Fred Woods. He was originally given a life sentence, which was commuted to allow the possibility of parole. This will now be granted to him after almost 40 years in prison....
  • Carter's Arab Financiers

    12/21/2006 8:52:59 AM PST · by venizelos · 25 replies · 1,781+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 21, 2006 | Rachel Ehrenfeld
    To understand what feeds former president Jimmy Carter's anti-Israeli frenzy, look at his early links to Arab business. Between 1976-1977, the Carter family peanut business received a bailout in the form of a $4.6 million, "poorly managed" and highly irregular loan from the National Bank of Georgia (NBG). According to a July 29, 1980 Jack Anderson expose in The Washington Post, the bank's biggest borrower was Mr. Carter, and its chairman at that time was Mr. Carter's confidant, and later his director of the Office of Management and Budget, Bert Lance.
  • 'Zebra Killer' J.C.X. Simon Found Dead In San Quentin Prison Cell

    03/13/2015 11:33:37 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 45 replies ^ | 13 March 2015 | Lee Romney
    J.C.X. Simon—one of the so-called "Zebra Killers" convicted of multiple murders of white San Franciscans in the 1970s—has died...The random killings of whites [14 people were killed and at least seven wounded] occurred between 1973 and 1976. The suspects were named for the police channel used to try to identify and capture them.
  • Charges Dismissed Against Cathy Woods for 1976 Murder

    03/08/2015 6:30:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KOLO-TV ^ | Mar 07, 2015 | Colin Lygren
    Justice has been served. After fighting a murder conviction for more than 30 years, Cathy Woods has finally had the charges against her dropped. She has been living with her brother since having her conviction overturned last September, but she still had murder charges against her, and was supposed to have a trial this summer. That changed on Friday, March 6, 2014. Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks announced he is filing a motion to dismiss the case against Woods because DNA evidence has made it clear that Woods didn't kill 19-year-old Michelle Mitchell in 1976. It's a day Cathy...
  • How Saddam tracked foes in U.S.

    07/14/2003 2:48:47 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies · 149+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 14 2003 | DAVE NEWBART
    The documents kept by the Iraqi Intelligence Service were meticulous in detail and sweeping in scope. In some, Iraqi intelligence officers in the United States are directed to use informers to track the "criminal'' actions of one current and one former Chicago area resident, both Assyrian Christians from Iraq who founded an anti-Saddam Hussein political party. Another accuses the group of being influenced by "imperialists'' and "Zionists.'' Others include the exact dates of the group's meetings and conventions in Chicago and elsewhere, the names of the people who ran the events, those in attendance and what statements were made. Trips...
  • Feds to clean site of 1976 'Atomic Man' accident

    07/02/2014 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Workers are preparing to enter one of the most dangerous rooms on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation — the site of a 1976 blast that exposed a technician to a massive dose of radiation, leading to him being nicknamed the "Atomic Man." Harold McCluskey was working in the room when a chemical reaction caused a glass glove box to explode. He was exposed to the highest dose of radiation from the chemical element americium ever recorded — 500 times the occupational standard. Hanford, located in central Washington state, made plutonium for nuclear weapons for decades. The room...
  • Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe [Funded DNC, 0, and Hillary!]

    10/17/2009 8:11:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 1,516+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | October 17th 2009
    OCTOBER 17, 2009 Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe By EVAN PEREZ and MATTHEW ROSENBERG WASHINGTON—The hedge-fund billionaire charged as part of a vast insider-trading case surfaced in an earlier, separate probe into U.S. fundraising by a Sri Lankan terrorist group, people familiar with the probe said. As part of that investigation, federal agents said they uncovered documents showing that Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group, was among several wealthy Sri Lankans in the U.S. whose donations to a Maryland-based charity made their way to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, according to people familiar with the probe. Raj...
  • Wikileaks - Sudanese Launchpad for Egyptian Attack On Ethiopian Dam

    09/21/2012 8:59:57 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 11 replies
    All Africa ^ | September 3, 2012 | Toby Collins
    Egyptian authorities fearful of a monopoly on Nile waters received agreement from Khartoum to build an airbase in Sudan, to launch attacks on Ethiopian damming facilities, claims the anonymous media outlet; Wikileaks. Wikileaks has leaked files allegedly from the Texas-based global intelligence company, Stratfor, which quote an anonymous "high-level Egyptian source," claiming the Egyptian ambassador to Lebanon said in 2010 his nation would do anything to prevent the secession of South Sudan because of the political implications it will have for Egypt's access to the Nile. The Nile is vital in providing fresh water to the people and agricultural projects...
  • Despite Son's Pleas, Scientist's Death Remains A Cold War Mystery

    08/19/2002 6:25:03 AM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies · 246+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | August 18, 2002 | Frederic N. Tulsky
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel August 18, 2002 Pg. 5 Despite Son's Pleas, Scientist's Death Remains A Cold War Mystery Given LSD, he died in a fall from hotel room; government later promised to tell all, but didn't By Frederic N. Tulsky, Knight Ridder News Service San Jose, Calif. -- The death in 1953 of a government scientist, Frank Olson, in a fall from a New York hotel window is one of the most notorious cases in CIA history. Only in 1975 did Olson's family learn that the CIA had slipped LSD into his drink, days before his death. President Ford apologized...
  • Over 23,000 dead in Syria: 1976 against Palestinian Arabs; 2011-2012 against its own people

    08/14/2012 11:14:55 PM PDT · by Milagros · 7 replies
    1976"Human Rights Internet reporter," 1987, vol. 12, p. B-107 In 1970, during 'Black September,' Jordan itself killed 3,400 Palestinians in just 10 days. In 1976, the Syrian army killed more than 23,000 Palestinians. 2011-2012Mathieu Rabechault: US says Iran forming pro-regime militia in Syria," AFP, August 14, 2012 Rights groups say more than 23,000 people have been killed in 17 months of fighting between troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebel forces, including civilians killed in the regime's brutal crackdown.
  • Today In History: July 4th, 1976 The Bicentennial (35 Years Ago

    07/04/2011 12:56:11 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    7/4/2011 | Self
    I had a "front row seat" in the "cradle of liberty" 35 years ago today. It was my good fortune to have been invited by family members living in an apartment three blocks from Independence Hall in Philadelphia for the festivities. The week before and week after were filled with numerous events, official and unofficial. At 6am on the morning of the 4th, I ate breakfast at a center city restaurant, then walked to see that large crowds were already gathered outside the police lines and areas closed off around Independence Hall. A landing zone had been set up for...
  • Drumming Up More Addresses on the Internet

    02/15/2011 5:43:09 PM PST · by La Lydia · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 15, 2011 | Laurie Flynn
    Who could have guessed that 4.3 billion Internet connections wouldn’t be enough? Certainly not Vint Cerf. In 1976, Mr. Cerf and his colleagues in the R.& D. office of the Defense Department had to make a judgment call: how much network address space should they allocate to an experiment connecting computers in an advanced data network? They debated the question for more than a year. Finally, with a deadline looming, Mr. Cerf decided on a number — 4.3 billion separate network addresses, each one representing a connected device — that seemed to provide more room to grow than his experiment...
  • 1976 Hijacker Returns to Freedom in Croatia, Leaving a Wake of Outrage

    07/25/2008 9:45:05 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 31 replies · 342+ views
    NYT ^ | July 25, 2008 | Al Baker
    After more than three decades in United States prisons — a term punctuated by a brief escape and recapture — a 62-year-old Croatian independence fighter was returned to his native country on Thursday, having served his time for a 1976 hijacking and a bombing that killed a police officer. The fighter, Zvonko Busic, led a group that planted a bomb at Grand Central Terminal that later exploded, killing a city police officer, Brian J. Murray. Mr. Busic left the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind., boarded a plane in Chicago and touched down in Zagreb about 2:20 p.m. on...
  • Gipper's Greatest Hits: Reagan's Impromptu Speech at the 1976 Republican Convention

    12/18/2010 8:48:06 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 18, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    "Throughout the auditorium, there was a palpable sense amongst the delegates that we'd nominated the wrong guy" In 1976, the GOP had just nominated Gerald Ford for the Presidency. The GOP delegates enthusiastically chanted until Ronald Reagan (who had just narrowly lost the race for the Republican nomination) came to the dais and gave an impromptu speech that simply blew everybody away... [YouTube] Video/more at Reaganite Republican   Have a great weekend, FReeper patriots~
  • Some Milestones in Israel "Palestine" timeline

    06/30/2010 12:25:15 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    Some Milestones in Israel-Palestine1834 - 1886 - 1920 - 1922 - 1929 - 1938 - 1941 - 1948 - 1950s-1960s - 1970 1972 - 1973 - 1975 - 1976 - 1982 - 1987 - 1994 - 2000 - 2001 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2010 1834 First recorded attack on native Jews in Israel by Muslims, is the one in June 1834, Safed (the Plunder), the massacres and mass rapes went on for 33 days, (an inciter, Muhammed Damoor, a self-proclaimed prophet, ‘prophesied’ the attack for which he agitated). It was repeated in 1838. 1886 First...
  • Remembering the Swine Flu "Debacle" of 1976

    10/07/2009 12:11:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 1,289+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wed, Oct 7, 2009 | MARIANNE FAVRO
    Zona Cobb knows what its like to get a swine flu vaccine. The 70 year old got one when she was in her 30s back in 1976. "I got the swine flu vaccine because I had gotten the flu before and didn't want to get it again." said Cobb. She was one of more than 40 million Americans who were part of mass vaccinations in the United States. A panic started when an Army recruit at Ft. Dix New Jersey died from a swine flu virus thought to be similar to the 1918 strain which killed half a million Americans...
  • Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease...

    08/16/2009 1:53:20 AM PDT · by xtinct · 107 replies · 5,542+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 8/16/09 | Jo Macfarlane
    Leaked letter reveals concern of neurologists over 25 deaths in America A warning that the new swine flu jab is linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter. The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, has been leaked to The Mail on Sunday, leading to demands to know why the information has not been given to the public before the vaccination of millions of people, including children, begins. It tells the neurologists that they must be alert for an increase in a...
  • 1976 Swine Flu PSAs Attempt to Scare Citizens Into Getting Shots

    04/29/2009 12:21:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 776+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 28, 2009 | An enterprising conspiracy theorist on Monday posted a pair of U.S. government PSAs from 1976, urgin
    An enterprising conspiracy theorist on Monday posted a pair of U.S. government PSAs from 1976, urging citizens to quickly get a swine flu vaccine or risk becoming "very sick"-- although that pandemic never materialized. The two sensational videos attempt to show that anyone and everyone can get the bug and pass it to children, teachers, postal workers, veterinarians and acquaintances. ("Betty's mother gave it to her best friend Dottie, but Dottie had a heart condition and she died.") SNIP The agency, evidently, had a taste for scaremongering. As it turned out, its recommendation was unfounded. Not only did the 1976...
  • 1976: Fear of a great plague (Swine flu)

    04/25/2009 2:08:21 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 790+ views
    On the cold afternoon of February 5, 1976, an Army recruit told his drill instructor at Fort Dix that he felt tired and weak but not sick enough to see military medics or skip a big training hike. Within 24 hours, 19-year-old Pvt. David Lewis of Ashley Falls, Mass., was dead, killed by an influenza not seen since the plague of 1918-19, which took 500,000 American lives and 20 million worldwide. Two weeks after the recruit's death, health officials disclosed to America that something called "swine flu" had killed Lewis and hospitalized four of his fellow soldiers at the Army...
  • Terror suspects behind Entebbe affair give themselves up

    02/04/2007 5:16:05 PM PST · by abu afak · 36 replies · 1,403+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 4, 07
    After 19 years on the run, German police arrest members of RZ group, which was involved in hijacking Air France plane with dozens of Israelis on board in 1976 Two suspected members of a German left-wing terror group which took part in some of the most notorious hostage dramas of the 1970s have surrendered to authorities after 19 years on the run. Federal state prosecutors in Karlsruhe said on Sunday that the two suspected members of the "Revolutionaere Zellen" (RZ), or Revolutionary Cells, had given themselves up in December. RZ members helped Carlos the Jackal take ministers hostage at an...
  • PSA: Ronald Reagan's Response to his 1976 Loss

    11/11/2008 9:10:59 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 5 replies · 246+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | November 11, 2008 | Scott Ott
    REAGAN at CPAC: “Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?” “A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers.”
  • 1976 all over again

    11/05/2008 11:56:58 AM PST · by JWinNC · 41 replies · 1,993+ views
    self | 11-05-2008 | jweaks
    1976 was a great year for a 13 year old boy living in central Georgia. It was hot. The creek out back was cool. Girls were getting less weird and more pretty. My friends and I were within walking distance of the 7-11. “Now-Laters” and a Cherry Coke Icee were the treats of choice if we could get enough change together or beg a dollar from someone’s mom. That Bicentennial Year had both optimism looking backward and trepidation looking forward. Where were we going as a country? Fresh wounds from Vietnam, the Cold War, Watergate, Agnew’s resignation, Nixon’s resignation, inflation...
  • 1976 Gallup tracking poll: Ford vs. Carter(very interesting reading!!)

    09/20/2008 11:35:28 AM PDT · by maccaca · 38 replies · 1,340+ views
    General Election Campaign In presidential trial-heat matchups between Ford and Carter, Ford trailed the eventual Democratic nominee by small margins in March, April, and early May. By late May, Carter opened up a double-digit lead and maintained it until late September. Carter's lead swelled to as much as 33 points, 62% to 29% among registered voters, after the Democratic convention that year. Ford cut into the margin after the Republican convention, reducing a 25-point (57% to 32%) early August deficit to 13 points (50% to 37%). ... In a poll conducted immediately after their first debate, Carter maintained a double-digit...
  • 1976 / 2008 Deja Vu All Over Again

    09/18/2008 9:22:45 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 15 replies · 180+ views
    9-17-2008 | Vanity
    1976 / 2008 Deja Vu All Over Again 1976: Prime lending rate of 7.5%, unemployment at 7.8%. A Republican adminsitration (Ford) that was clueless about economics (price freezes, asking people to wear WIN, whip inflation now, buttons.) We were still reeling from a gas crisis that had seen gas shortages and lines at the pumps that often wrapped around a city block. On the other hand, things were looking up around the world. The Ford administration had completed several treaties with the Soviet Union and turned the bear into a cub. Islamic terrorists had come to everyone's attention at the...
  • 1976 Revisited - McCain needs to run a "turn the corner" campaign

    07/19/2008 2:09:46 PM PDT · by flyfree · 16 replies · 161+ views
    NRO ^ | July 19, 2008 | Michael Barone
    ...The Ford ad team told them more — how he had grown up in Middle America, played football for the University of Michigan (the name of the team was omitted in ads aired in Ohio) and served in the military in World War II. There's an assumption this year that voters know John McCain pretty well. But my sense is that there is still a lot of filling in the blanks that the McCain campaign can do. Second, they filled in the blanks on Jimmy Carter. Most voters wanted to support a Democrat, and one who had smoothed over the...
  • Ghosts of 1976 in Today's Campaign

    07/19/2008 12:04:38 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 28 replies · 153+ views ^ | 7/19/08 | Michael Barone
    Looking back over the last 40 years, the presidential campaign that most closely resembles this year's is the contest between Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter in 1976. The Republicans were the incumbent presidential party that year, as they are now, but the Democrats had a big advantage in party identification -- on the order of 49 percent to 26 percent then, far more than today. The Republican president who had been elected and re-elected in the last two campaigns, Richard Nixon, had dismal favorability ratings, far lower than George W. Bush's. His name could scarcely be mentioned at the Republican...
  • Ronald Reagan speech at 1976 Republican Convention...what can we learn from this?

    02/10/2008 8:15:53 AM PST · by NewLand · 71 replies · 1,304+ views
    National Center ^ | 02/10/08 | Ronald Reagan
    If I could just take a moment; I had an assignment the other day. Someone asked me to write a letter for a time capsule that is going to be opened in Los Angeles a hundred years from now, on our Tricentennial. It sounded like an easy assignment. They suggested I write something about the problems and the issues today. I set out to do so, riding down the coast in an automobile, looking at the blue Pacific out on one side and the Santa Ynez Mountains on the other, and I couldn't help but wonder if it was going...
  • Like Reagan In '76, Romney Is Staying In

    02/06/2008 3:17:57 PM PST · by Checkers · 149 replies · 160+ views ^ | 02/06/2008 | Hugh Hewitt
    Was it a good thing for the GOP when Ronald Reagan stayed in the race against Gerald Ford in 1976 even after the Californian had fallen far behind Ford in the hunt for the nomination? Most people say yes, even though at the time many were demanding that Reagan exit stage right. As I wrote below, the GOP needs to keep the MSM focused on the issues that unite the GOP, and the best way to do that is by a series of contests throughout the spring, from Virginia to Pennsylvania and beyond. Each state that has a primary scheduled...
  • HISTORY - Time line [some] Important dates in radical ISLAM VS WORLD

    08/04/2007 8:32:38 PM PDT · by Posting · 2 replies · 4,103+ views
    HISTORY - Time line [some] Important dates in radical ISLAM VS WORLD 1263 - 1328 The 'Godfather of Islamic Fundamentalism' Who is the True Godfather of Islamic Fundamentalism? His name is Ibn Taymiyyah, or Taq ad-Din Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah, and he lived from 1263 to 1328. His name by birth was Ahmad ibn Abdul-Halim ibn Abdas-Salaam. This individual could be considered as the real godfather of fundamentalism. Maududi borrowed extensively from Taymiyyah's writings. id=1194248__________________1347 [The Bahmani sultans & genocide on Indians]The Muslim conquests, down to the 16th century, were for the Hindus a pure struggle of life and death....
  • The MASSACRE at DAMOUR (31st Anniversary posting)

    01/09/2007 6:36:20 PM PST · by abu afak · 7 replies · 662+ views
    Cedarland ^ | Ghost writer
    ""....On 9 January 1976, three days after Epiphany, the priest of Damour Father Mansour Labaky, was carrying out a Maronite custom of blessing the houses with holy water. As he stood in front of a house on the side of the town next to the Muslim village of Harat Na’ami, a bullet whistled past his ear and hit the house. Then he heard the rattle of machine-guns. He went inside the house, and soon learned that the town was surrounded. Later he found out by whom and how many — the forces of Sa’iqa, consisting of 16,000 Palestinians and Syrians,...
  • When Ford lost, so did Dems (Barfer But At Least One Leftie Understands)

    12/31/2006 4:38:55 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 40 replies · 1,384+ views
    LA Times ^ | Jonathan Chait
    <p>ONE OF THE funny things about politics is that people often have a very poor sense of which elections are important and which aren't. This fact hit me a few years ago when I was watching a "Saturday Night Live" episode from 1976. Jane Curtin was on as the host of "Weekend Update," and the joke was that SNL's feelings about the upcoming election could be summed up with a photo of Gerald Ford, defaced with horns and a mustache.</p>
  • What if Reagan had beaten Ford in '76?

    12/29/2006 1:23:24 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 27 replies · 1,036+ views
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | December 29, 2006 | Fergus Cullen
    (Editor's note: The following op-ed essay was published on June 23, 2004.)Imagine how different history would be if Ronald Reagan had won the 1976 New Hampshire Presidential primary instead of narrowly losing it to incumbent President Gerald Ford by barely 1 percent, as he did.Ford's candidacy would have collapsed, and Reagan likely would have gone on to win the nomination. But 1976 was the first Presidential election after Watergate, and perhaps no Republican could have won that year. Losing to Jimmy Carter would have ended Reagan's political career, and he'd never have become President.Reagan's strategy was to knock Ford out...
  • The Greatest Play ever in Basesball

    11/12/2006 8:58:27 PM PST · by Vinny · 51 replies · 1,518+ views
    SisterToldjah ^ | 11-12-2006
    Rick Monday, former centerfielder for the Chicago Cubs and who many feel made the greatest play ever in baseball, was honored in Charlotte, NC this weekend during Veterans Day festivities: CHARLOTTE ? On this Veterans Day, a former baseball player is receiving a special achievement award for a play he made in centerfield of Dodger Stadium 30 years ago. Some say Rick Monday made the best grab in baseball history on April 25, 1976, when he pulled an American flag away from two protestors who were going to burn it on the field. Monday was the centerfielder for the Chicago...
  • Remembering Reagan's Big Win in Texas

    04/30/2006 9:40:00 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 461+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 1 May 2006 | Gary Hoitsma
    “Political leaders here believe that heavy, last-minute campaigning by President Ford has cut substantially into Ronald Reagan’s early lead in Texas, turning tomorrow’s Presidential primary into a cliff hanger that they said was too close to call.” —The New York Times, April 30, 1976 In the annals of Ronald Reagan’s long and sometimes tortuous road to the White House, there were few days quite as memorable as the day (May 1, 1976)—now some 30 years ago—that Reagan unexpectedly swept all 100 delegates in the Texas. Republican presidential primary in his 1976 nomination contest with President Gerald Ford. Against all conventional...
  • 30 Years Ago Today (Ronald Reagan Wins North Carolina Primary)

    03/23/2006 5:46:04 AM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies · 1,627+ views
    3/23/06 | SELF
    Ronald Reagan turned the corner and began his journey to the White House thirty years ago today. Early on in the 1976 Republican Presidential contest Reagan ran behind incumbent Gerald Ford, the champion of liberal "moderate" Republicans, who among other things appointed Mr. Liberal Republican, Nelson Rockefeller, as his Vice-President. But then came North Carolina and the advice of then first-term U.S. Senator Jesse Helms. Helms and his political manager Tom Ellis had simple advice for Reagan, challenge Ford on his appeasement of the Soviet Union ("detente"). Alexander Solzhenitsyn, exiled by the Soviets, was already eloquently attacking appeasement by the...
  • Republicans Supporting McCarthy Might Have Defeated Carter in 1976

    12/27/2005 6:33:51 PM PST · by Dionysiusdecordealcis · 21 replies · 612+ views
    Tom Roeser Blog ^ | December 27, 2005 | Tom Roeser
    Roeser Blog 12/27/2005 One More Thing About McCarthy Now That We Mark His Death One important remembrance I have of Gene McCarthy came to mind after I wrote my impressions of this man of whom I was so fond for many years. As you know, he ran for president also in 1972 and as an independent in 1976. It was in 1976 when the Republican nominee was President Gerald Ford that his staff called me and said that he would appreciate getting away from the grind and having dinner at my house. It so happened we were entertaining two couples...
  • STORM WARNING/We have not built a single new gasoline refinery since 1976, mainly because of

    09/08/2005 7:45:58 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 10 replies · 890+ views ^ | Thursday, September 08, 2005
    STORM WARNING Daily Policy Digest ENERGY ISSUES Thursday, September 08, 2005 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The damage Hurricane Katrina has done to our energy infrastructure is nothing compared to what Congress and Democrats have done and failed to do, says Investor's Business Daily (IBD). In the wake of the hurricane's damage to offshore drilling rigs and refinery operations, crude oil prices were briefly driven above $70 a barrel. Suddenly, says IBD, the oil locked up in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) looks even more appealing. If ANWR had been approved in 1995, when President Clinton nixed it, we would be producing another...
  • Was N.C. the savior of GOP? (Reagan in 1976)

    04/24/2005 10:07:16 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 21 replies · 892+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | 4/24/05 | ROB CHRISTENSEN
    You could have stuck a fork in Ronald Reagan. Or so everyone thought in 1976. The California governor had lost five presidential primaries in a row. His campaign was $2 million in debt, forcing him to give up his campaign plane and fly commercial. And Republican party leaders all over the country were telling him to pack it in. But not everyone was urging Reagan to quit. Sen. Jesse Helms didn't think he should, nor did Raleigh attorney Tom Ellis nor their Raleigh-based political machine, the National Congressional Club. In March 1976, Helms, Ellis and company saved Reagan's political career...
  • A High-Risk Nuclear Stakeout(Pakistani nuke transfers to Libya)

    02/27/2005 8:22:55 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies · 802+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 27/2/05 | Douglas Frantz
    A High-Risk Nuclear Stakeout The U.S. took too long to act, some experts say, letting a Pakistani scientist sell illicit technology well after it knew of his operation. By Douglas Frantz, Times Staff Writer WASHINGTON — Nuclear warhead plans that Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan sold to Libya were more complete and detailed than previously disclosed, raising new concerns about the cost of Washington's watch-and-wait policy before Khan and his global black market were shut down last year. Two Western nuclear weapons specialists who have examined the top-secret designs say the hundreds of pages of engineering drawings and handwritten notes...
  • The Book(s) On Bush

    04/25/2004 8:11:07 AM PDT · by BerkeleyRight · 7 replies · 480+ views ^ | April 23, 2004 | David Paul Kuhn
    It is rare to have books exploring the legacy of a presidential administration still in its first term. It is rarer still to have the number of insider accounts that Americans have access to in 2004. “These books appear to be painting history before our eyes,” said Charlotte Abbott, news editor of Publishers Weekly. “No one in the industry of publishing can remember a time since Watergate when so many political books have come out and the public has been interested – and a lot of those Watergate titles came out after.” One of the reporters who first exposed Watergate,...
  • Book claims real Reagan hot tempered, headstrong

    01/22/2005 7:43:49 AM PST · by buckeyesrule · 16 replies · 1,190+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 22, 2005 | Donald Lambro
    Craig Shirley learned two things when writing his book about Ronald Reagan's unsuccessful 1976 campaign to take the Republican nomination away from Gerald Ford: Mr. Reagan's explosive temper in private, and the depth of his self-confidence -- his "utter belief in his abilities."
  • MASSACRE at DAMOUR, 1976: Anniversary 29

    01/08/2005 5:41:29 PM PST · by abu afak · 16 replies · 1,901+ views
    Damour lay across the Sidon - Beirut highway about 20 km south of Beirut on the slopes of a foothill of the Lebanon range. On the other side of the road, beyond a flat stretch of coast, is the sea. It was a town of some 25,000 people, containing five churches, three chapels, seven schools, private and public, and one public hospital where Muslims from near by villages were treated along with the Christians, at the expense of the town. On 9 January 1976, three days after Epiphany, the priest of Damour Father Mansour Labaky, was carrying out a Maronite...
  • Bush acknowledges 1976 DUI charge

    10/28/2004 2:30:23 PM PDT · by Benny Boogie · 14 replies · 469+ views
    cnn ^ | cnn
    George W. Bush acknowledged Thursday that in 1976 he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol near his parents' home in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush, who was 30 at the time, pleaded guilty, paid a $150 fine and his driving privileges were temporarily suspended in Maine. Late Thursday evening, following a campaign rally in this tightly contested Midwestern state, Bush--with his wife, Laura, at his side -- told reporters news accounts of the incident were accurate, that he had been drinking in a bar with Australian tennis pro John Newcombe and others. "I'm not proud of that. I made...
  • 1976 Interview with the Shah of Iran [Awesome read!]

    10/14/2004 1:17:35 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 35 replies · 1,315+ views
    U.S. News & World ^ | March 22, 1976 | U.S. News & World
    A key Middle East ruler counts on the U.S. for weapons, modern industry, and technology. Americans view Iran as a stable supplier of oil. Yet the once-warm relationship shows signs of fraying. The Shah explains why. BODY: Q. Your Majesty, we hear Iran is running into serious money problems despite its oil wealth. Are you going to have to cut back your ambitious development plans? A. We have a budget deficit of over 2 billion dollars, and our income has dropped by about 4 billion, if not more. We are going to try to save as much money as possible,...
  • That '70s Campaign Al Gore thinks it's 1976 all over again.

    02/12/2004 5:50:53 PM PST · by FlyLow · 6 replies · 120+ views
    Slate ^ | 2-12-04 | Chris Suellentrop
    NASHVILLE—The Democratic Party's estimates of its chances of defeating President Bush in November have rebounded in concert with John Kerry's campaign. A little more than a month ago, most Democrats were overly pessimistic about the 2004 election. Now they're overly optimistic. Sunday afternoon, during a press conference prior to a Democratic Party rally at the downtown Hilton here, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., declared not only that "Bush 43 looks very beatable at this point," but also that 2004 could be a congressional "tidal wave year" for the Democrats, akin to 1994 for the Republicans. And if 2004 isn't a...
  • So Many Democrats, So Few Dollars

    06/22/2003 11:26:56 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 199+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/22/03 | David S. Broder
    Last year, when Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe was pushing through the presidential primary calendar changes that he hoped would accelerate the choice of the 2004 Democratic nominee, he was asked how many of his party's potential contenders he thought could meet the stiff financial challenge of the front-loaded contest. McAuliffe, to my surprise, said enough Democratic money was around for "five or six -- maybe more" of the contenders to mount full-scale campaigns. Those who accept partial public financing of their campaigns -- and so far, all of the nine declared candidates indicate they will do that --...