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  • Sensitive Data Missing From National Archives

    05/20/2009 7:21:48 AM PDT · by John W · 40 replies · 1,469+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | May 20, 2009 | Larry Margasak
    WASHINGTON - The National Archives lost a computer hard drive containing massive amounts of sensitive data from the Clinton administration, including Social Security numbers, addresses, and Secret Service and White House operating procedures, congressional officials said Tuesday. One of former Vice President Al Gore's three daughters is among those whose Social Security numbers were on the drive, but it was not clear which one. Other information includes logs of events, social gatherings and political records. Archives spokeswoman Susan Cooper said in a written statement that the agency was preparing to notify affected individuals of the breach. The representative of former...
  • Archives show Hillary Clinton OK'd tax breaks for nonprofits

    05/22/2015 8:57:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/22/15 | Stephen Braun and Jack Gillam - AP
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As first lady in the final year of the Clinton administration, Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband's presidential library, recently released Clinton-era documents show. ... White House documents in the Clinton Library reviewed by The Associated Press show Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton were kept apprised about a tax reduction package that would have benefited donors, including those to his presidential library, by reducing their tax burden....
  • Memo To Hillary, State Department: Perjury Matters

    03/18/2015 10:01:24 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 28, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    mailgate: The refusal of State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki to answer a simple yes or no question — did Hillary Clinton sign separation form OF-109? — is proof of a cover-up of a felony by the former secretary of state. You'd think that if Clinton didn't sign separation form OF-109 or was not asked to, the State Department and Team Hillary would have just said so. After all, it would be easier to deflect questions about getting special treatment than acknowledging the committing of a felony by essentially lying under oath with the false claim that you have returned all...
  • "Most Transparent Administration Ever" Is No More: White House To Delete Its FOIA Regulations

    03/17/2015 5:25:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3/17/15
    Lies, lies, and nothing but lies. The lies end now. As reported moments ago, the White House is voiding a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA (incidentally the same act that discovered none of Hillary Clinton's "personal" government-business emails since they were not even stored on government property!) which as USA Today explains, makes "official a policy under Presidents Bush and Obama to reject requests for records to that office." And just like that the lie of Obama's transparency is over, and it couldn't come at a worse time for...
  • State Department contradicts Hillary Clinton's email claim

    03/14/2015 7:12:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 3-14-15 | Philip Klein
    In her Tuesday press conference defending her reliance on a private email system while serving as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton claimed that the "vast majority" of emails were sent to other State Department employees and therefore automatically archived. But State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Friday told reporters that it wasn't until last month that the State Department started automatically archiving emails — and it's only being done for senior staff. "Our goal is to apply this [automatic archiving] to all employee mailboxes by the end of 2016," Psaki said, according to Politico. On Tuesday, Clinton said, "It was...
  • ‘Magic Garden’s’ long-lost Christmas special discovered in WPIX archives

    12/25/2013 3:14:00 PM PST · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 23, 2013 | David Hinckley
    It’s a miracle on 42nd Street. The long-unseen Christmas episode of WPIX/Ch. 11’s beloved “Magic Garden” children series has magically reappeared and will air Christmas Day at 6 p.m. “We’re beyond excited,” says Rolando Pujol, executive producer of digital, who along with licensing producer Joan De Jesus discovered the show in a forgotten sub-basement at the station’s East 42nd St. offices earlier this year. The show originally aired on Dec. 13, 1981. It may have had a re-airing a year or two later, but then it disappeared. It turned up among several hundred vintage WPIX tapes in a long-ignored room,...
  • This day in history: Remembering Sandy Berger

    07/19/2013 9:21:51 AM PDT · by Baynative · 15 replies
    FR -historical ^ | 7/19/13 | Baynative
    On July 19, 2004, it was revealed that the U.S. Justice Department was investigating Berger for unauthorized removal of classified documents in October 2003 from a National Archives reading room prior to testifying before the 9/11 Commission. The documents were five classified copies of a single report commissioned from Richard Clarke covering internal assessments of the Clinton Administration's handling of the unsuccessful 2000 millennium attack plots. An associate of Berger said Berger took one copy in September 2003 and four copies in October 2003.
  • British National Archives Show A Son Was Born To Obama Sr. In 1961 In Kenya

    05/06/2013 3:57:03 AM PDT · by Shane · 57 replies
    GOP The Daily Dose ^ | May 4, 2013 | Dr. Eowyn
    British National Archives show a son was born to Obama Sr. in 1961 in Kenya Posted on 4 May, 2013 by Amy the-national-archives by Dr. Eowyn | The [British] National Archives (BNA) is an executive agency of the government of the United Kingdom. Based in Kew in southwest London, the BNA is the UK government’s official archive, containing 1,000 years of history from Domesday Book to the present, with records from parchment and paper scrolls to digital files and archived websites, including Foreign Office and Colonial Office correspondence and files. The collections held by the BNA can be searched using...
  • Woman sits on boyfriend's toilet for 2 years

    04/10/2013 3:23:15 PM PDT · by tje · 62 replies
    NBC/AP ^ | 3/12/2008 | Unattributed
    Girlfriend was physically stuck to the seat — her skin had grown around it NESS CITY, Kan. — Deputies said a woman in western Kansas sat on her boyfriend's toilet for two years, and they're investigating whether she was mistreated. Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said a man called his office last month to report that something was wrong with his girlfriend. Whipple said it appeared the 35-year-old Ness City woman’s skin had grown around the seat. She initially refused emergency medical services but was finally convinced by responders and her boyfriend that she needed to be checked out at...
  • Any Freepers in the Washington DC Area?

    03/07/2013 7:04:35 AM PST · by DiogenesLamp · 16 replies
    I'm looking for a Freeper in the Washington DC area who can get some documents from the National Archives for me. What I want appears to not be available online.
  • Another Blast From Free Republic's Archive Past July 8, 1999

    07/05/2012 8:48:08 PM PDT · by OneVike · 35 replies
    Free Republic Archives ^ | 7/8/1999 | OneVike
    This is another index page from Free Republic's archive in 1999. While the discussion threads are all permanently lost, I was able to re-activate many of the links to the articles. So step on back into Free Republics past to see what stories Freepers found interesting enough to share with others on a Thursday night in early July of 1999.What strikes you as the most interesting of these posts, for me it was the post about States Fighting the federal governments decision to implement a National I.D. The idea that the Clinton Adm was wanting Americans to have national...
  • Archives burst at seams with Maryland history

    06/18/2012 4:40:04 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2012 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland State Archives collection is among the largest in the country with nearly 400 years of history, including Colonial-era paintings, keepsakes of the state’s governors, and thousands of land, court and genealogy records. With all that history, the Archives has run out of space. The agency first filled its Annapolis headquarters to capacity in 2000, then leased and filled a warehouse. It leased a second warehouse and a third before brokering a deal to store some of its property at the Baltimore City Archives. All of the facilities are now full, and state archivists have been pushing...
  • Abortion foes' wanted posters, Web site are 'true threats'

    AN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that anti-abortion activists who created Wild West-style posters and a Web site targeting abortion doctors are liable because their works were illegal threats and not free speech. But the sharply divided 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, while calling the works "a true threat," ordered a Portland, Ore., federal judge to reduce the $108.5 million in punitive damages a jury awarded to four abortion doctors and two clinics who sued a dozen abortion foes. The 6-5 ruling by the full appeals court reverses a March 2001 decision by a three-judge panel...
  • 'Hitler's Pope' praised for preventing their deportations to death camps

    03/02/2012 8:35:33 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 2, 2012 | Nick Squires
    Pius XII, who was elected in 1939, has been accused of turning a blind eye to the Nazis’ extermination of the Jews in Europe, including a round-up by the Gestapo of 2,000 Italian Jews in Rome’s Ghetto area in 1943. They were sent to concentration camps, including Auschwitz, and only a handful survived the war. The Vatican has until now refused to release any documents from Pius’s papacy, despite calls for them to be made available by Jewish groups and historians, who in the past have dubbed the Italian pontiff “Hitler’s Pope” and accused him of being anti-Semitic. But...
  • New exhibit reveals Vatican Secret Archive documents to public

    03/01/2012 5:27:40 AM PST · by NYer · 9 replies · 20+ views
    cna ^ | February 29, 2012 | David Kerr
    Some of the 50 miles of bookshelves in the Vatican secret archive Rome, Italy, Feb 29, 2012 / 03:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For the first time in history, the Vatican is making public over 100 historical documents from its Secret Archives. “They are revealed as a cultural context, as a fascinating appeal to the memory of our past, the past of the Church, of empires, kingdoms, duchies and republics,” said Cardinal Raffaele Farina, Archivist and Librarian of the Holy Roman Church. The “Lux in Arcana” exhibit at Rome’s Capitoline Museum was created to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Vatican's Secret Archives and includes notable...
  • U.S. Archives Photo History of Expulsion of Jews from Jerusalem

    07/11/2011 9:10:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    inn ^ | 7/11/11 | Chana Ya'ar
    Every now and then, a treasure is unearthed not by archaeologists digging in the ground, but by historians and others seeking information among the stacks of books in a library. Writer and analyst Lenny Ben David was doing exactly that when he came across a massive Library of Congress photo archive of life in Palestine, circa early 1900s. Prior to its rebirth as a commonwealth, the lands of the State of Israel were all referred to as Palestine by the British. Ben David, a former diplomat and lobbyist, writes on his blog, “As I skimmed through the pictures, one theme...
  • Obama makes unannounced trip to Afghanistan (In which Obama stretches the truth once again....)

    12/13/2010 6:47:24 AM PST · by yoe · 6 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | December 3, 2010 | PAUL KORING AND SUSAN SACHS
    President Barack Obama flew in to – and out of – a sprawling Soviet-era airbase near Kabul to thank U.S. troops and remind them that winning the war in Afghanistan means it will never be “a safe haven for terrorists who would attack the United States of America again.” But what the President, clad in a bomber jacket, didn’t say and where he didn’t go and whom he didn’t meet spoke volumes about the short but symbolic visit to the war he has made his own and which may define his presidency. Tellingly, Mr. Obama – who sent a surge...
  • Civil War History Meets Twitter @Discovercivwar

    03/23/2010 9:17:07 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 19 replies · 414+ views
    Archives ^ | March 23, 2010
    Civil War History Meets Twitter @Discovercivwar Follow the National Archives’ Upcoming Civil War Exhibit on Twitter Washington, DC…You can now follow the National Archives’ exhibition marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, Discovering the Civil War on Twitter []. Followers can discover the Civil War for themselves through tweets highlighting the people and stories of the Civil War linking to images of items that will be featured in the exhibition such as letters, diaries, photos, maps, petitions, receipts, patents, amendments, and proclamations. @discovercivwar will also alert the public to exciting, free programs related to the exhibition that will be held...
  • C-Span Puts Full Archives on the Web !

    03/16/2010 8:04:42 AM PDT · by FreeManWhoCan · 5 replies · 272+ views
    NYT ^ | March 15, 2010 | BRIAN STELTER
    "Those tapes include Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign speeches...."
  • Why was a founding member of the FreeRepublic LLC 501(c) board banned by a housewife modmin/admin?

    03/08/2010 2:17:34 PM PST · by JerseyHighlander · 582 replies · 2,131+ views
    FreeRepublic LLC, 501(C), Sacramento California ^ | Happy OpusEve's Day? | JerseyHighlander
    Why was a founding member of the FreeRepublic LLC 501(c) board banned by a modmin/admin who is no more than a volunteer sitting at home on a ego trip? How many thousands of archive pages were just fractured due to this foolishness? Not only should a full explanation be given to the public, the admin who approved this measure needs to be publicly named, and publicly defend the position. THis is the most abject failure of the modmin system that John Robinson devised in the history of FR since the rebuild in 1999. If the admin powered individual was anyone...
  • Vatican reveals Secret Archives (including letter from Genghis Khan's grandson)

    01/02/2010 4:42:07 AM PST · by NYer · 61 replies · 2,075+ views
    Telegraph ^ | January 1, 2010 | Nick Squires
    The Holy See’s archives contain scrolls, parchments and leather-bound volumes with correspondence dating back more than 1,000 years. High-quality reproductions of 105 documents, 19 of which have never been seen before in public, have now been published in a book. The Vatican Secret Archives features a papal letter to Hitler, an entreaty to Rome written on birch bark by a tribe of North American Indians, and a plea from Mary Queen of Scots. The book documents the Roman Catholic Church’s often hostile dealings with the world of science and the arts, including documents from the heresy trial against Galileo and...
  • Mystery surrounds new Obama order on classification

    12/29/2009 7:25:08 PM PST · by STARWISE · 55 replies · 2,307+ views
    Politico ^ | 12-29-09 | Josh Gerstein
    President Barack Obama has apparently issued a long-awaited executive order on classification that fulfills one of his campaign promises by setting up a National Declassification Center to oversee the release of historical documents. But the announcement, ironically, is shrouded in secrecy and confusion. "While the Government must be able to prevent the public disclosure of information that would compromise the national security, a democratic government accountable to the people must be as transparent as possible and must not withhold information for self-serving reasons or simply to avoid embarrassment," National Security Council official William Leary wrote in a blog post announcing...
  • Not so secret: New book features 105 documents from Vatican archives

    12/04/2009 3:46:43 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies · 756+ views
    cns ^ | December 4, 2009 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- With millions of documents filling almost 53 miles of shelf space, the Vatican Secret Archives obviously still hold some secrets. Despite the aura of mystery surrounding the archives, the Vatican actually encourages academics to research its holdings and has worked with a Belgian publishing house to bring 105 of the most important, or curious, documents to the public. The coffee-table book, "The Vatican Secret Archives," was published by VdH Books in Dutch, English, French and Italian. Cardinal Raffaele Farina, the Vatican archivist, wrote in the introduction that he knows popular books and movies love to imply...
  • ABC News Shuttering In-House Library in Favor of 'Digital Facility' (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/05/2009 6:05:01 AM PDT · by abb · 31 replies · 634+ views
    New York Observer ^ | June 4, 2009 | Felix Gillette
    Once upon a time (at the zenith of 20th century analog media), maintaining an on-site, in-house library crammed full of archived periodicals and rows and rows of hefty, solemn reference books, was all the rage at large media organizations. In 2009, not so much. Today, yet another bricks-and-mortar media bibliothčque fell victim to the digital age. This afternoon, in an email to his staff, David Westin, the president of ABC News, announced that ABC News will be converting its existing research library on the second floor of its 47th street building into a smaller, more cyber-focused "Digital Research Facility." "Our...
  • Clinton-era hard drive missing from archives

    05/19/2009 6:29:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 2,141+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/19/09 | Eric Zimmerman
    A massive amount of sensitive, national security-related information from the Clinton administration has gone missing from the national archives. The Inspector General of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) told congressional committee staffers Tuesday that a hard drive containing over a terabyte of information -- the equivalent of millions of books--went missing from the NARA facility in College Park, Md., sometime between October 2008 and March 2009. The Department of Justice and the Secret Service are conducting an investigation, but it's so far unclear whether the drive was lost as the result of a crime or an accident. That...
  • Blogger admits Hawaii birth certificate forgery, subverting Obama claims (Uh-oh)

    07/03/2008 4:35:19 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 9,570 replies · 131,028+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 3 July 2008 | Reuven Koret
    Jay McKinnon, a self-described Department of Homeland Security-trained document specialist, has implicated himself in the production of fraudulent Hawaii birth certificate images similar to the one endorsed as genuine by the Barack Obama campaign, and appearing on the same blog entry where the supposedly authentic document appears. The evidence of forgery and manipulation of images of official documents, triggered by Israel Insider's revelation of the collection of Hawaii birth certificate images on the Photobucket site and the detective work of independent investigative journalists and imaging professionals in the three weeks since the publication of the images, implicate the Daily Kos,...
  • Vanity: HELP! - How to recover a saved-over document

    12/26/2008 12:04:51 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 43 replies · 8,752+ views
    I had a document I had written pages and pages of material on. I plugged in a disk to save it, and made the horrible mistake of sending the OLD version over and replacing the NEW version. I am DESPERATE to get this work back. Does anyone know how to recover an old saved version? I am reasonably certain system restore will not work, that's not what it was designed to do. I have not saved over it in any other way, and I recall some tech geeks telling me it was possible to access old saved versions of a...
  • Federal Register Announces Launch of New Electronic Public Inspection Desk

    11/24/2008 4:31:02 PM PST · by devane617 · 2 replies · 236+ views ^ | 11/19/2008
    Washington, DC…The Office of the Federal Register has created an Electronic Public Inspection Desk to provide free worldwide electronic access to public documents. For the first time in the 72-year existence of the daily Federal Register, the documents on file are available for viewing anytime, anywhere. Every Federal business day, anyone with access to a computer now can read critical documents governing Federal regulations relating to business, health, and safety as soon as the documents are placed on file.
  • and the National Archives Launch an Interactive Vietnam War Memorial

    03/27/2008 6:08:25 AM PDT · by visitor · 198+ views
    National Archives ^ | March 26, 2008 | National Archives Press Release partnered with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to link the service records and casualty reports to each name on the Wall. “The records of the Vietnam War in the National Archives are essential resources for veterans to revisit their history and establish their rights,” explains Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein. “These extensive files are mined by scholars every day as they continue to interpret and understand this pivotal period in American history.” will also be digitizing National Archives photos from the Vietnam War. and the National Archives Launch an Interactive Vietnam War MemorialAbout...
  • Recent Changes to Free Republic

    03/06/2008 7:53:34 PM PST · by John Robinson · 995 replies · 6,398+ views
    What do you think? Suggestions, comments, complaints?
  • No Deadline for Clinton Papers Release

    01/30/2008 10:51:08 PM PST · by STARWISE · 10 replies · 145+ views
    AP/Google ^ | 1-30-08
    Hillary Rodham Clinton's daily schedules as first lady will be forwarded to former President Clinton by Friday for review, the first of two steps without a fixed time limit before any are released to the public, the National Archives said Wednesday. Former President Clinton will have 30 days — possibly longer, if he requests an extension — to review the 10,000 pages of his wife's daily schedules before they will be sent to the White House for its review, said Susan Cooper, a spokeswoman for the National Archives. The Bush administration does not have a time limit to review the...
  • Nazi Archives Finally Made Public

    12/08/2007 8:52:02 AM PST · by america4vr · 69 replies · 629+ views
    CNN ^ | November 28, 2007 | Associated Press
    After more than 60 years, Nazi documents stored in a vast warehouse in Germany were unsealed Wednesday, opening a rich resource for Holocaust historians and for survivors to delve into their own tormented past. The archive's index refers to 17.5 million people in its 16 linear miles of files. The treasure of documents could open new avenues of study into the inner workings of Nazi persecution from the exploitation of slave labor to the conduct of medical experiments. The archive's managers planned a conference of scholars next year to map out its unexplored contents. The files entrusted to the International...
  • B. Clinton: media is not reporting Hill's record - the same record that is hidden in the archives!

    12/04/2007 12:28:59 PM PST · by V.Foster · 38 replies · 50+ views ^ | December 4, 2007 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Amazing: Bill Clinton complains media is not reporting Hillary's record - the same record that both he and Hillary are keeping hidden in the archives!Read it all here!
  • Judge orders White House to hold e-mails

    11/12/2007 2:13:32 PM PST · by Abathar · 29 replies · 64+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 11/12/07 | PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON - A federal judge Monday ordered the White House to preserve copies of all its e-mails, a move that Bush administration lawyers had argued strongly against. U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy directed the Executive Office of the President to safeguard the material in response to two lawsuits that seek to determine whether the White House has destroyed e-mails in violation of federal law. The White House is seeking dismissal of the lawsuits brought by two private groups — Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government and the National Security Archive. The organizations allege the disappearance of 5 million White...
  • Bozell Column: Hillary's Airtight Archives

    11/07/2007 8:50:30 AM PST · by STARWISE · 2 replies · 67+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 11-6-07 | Brent Bozell
    Let’s face it: the Clintons will say anything in their quests for the presidency. Just as Bill Clinton railed against Republican corruption in 1992, promising his would be “the most ethical administration in history,” Hillary Clinton now is presenting herself as the antidote of the Republican “culture of corruption,” and the antithesis of the Bush administration’s penchant for secrecy. What makes this argument all the more laughable is that secrecy has always been their modus operandi, and their key method of their scandal damage control. It’s on display again. In the October 30 Democratic debate on MSNBC, Tim Russert asked...
  • Hillary Unhappy with Russert

    11/01/2007 4:16:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 119 replies · 274+ views
    Newsmax ^ | November 1, 2007 | Newsmax staff
    Hillary Clinton’s top advisers charge that the presidential candidate was unfairly targeted by moderator Tim Russert during Tuesday night’s Democratic debate in Philadelphia. Russert asked Clinton a number of tough questions during the MSNBC-sponsored debate, including one on Social Security and another on the release of documents from the Bill Clinton administration, as she sought to fend off attacks from her Democratic rivals. Mark Penn, Clinton’s senior strategist, said: “Russert made it appear that President Clinton had done something new or unusual” in regard to the release of documents. “I think there will be further clarification.” Penn and Jonathan Mantz,...
  • Clinton's first-lady records locked up

    08/14/2007 12:43:46 PM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 98 replies · 2,397+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 14, 2007 | Peter Nicholas, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton cites her experience as a compelling reason voters should make her president, but nearly 2 million pages of documents covering her White House years are locked up in a building here, obscuring a large swath of her record as first lady.
  • FSB hands over 60,000 archives documents on Nazi crimes to U.S.

    07/08/2007 8:27:12 PM PDT · by JohnA · 1 replies · 545+ views
    Interfax ^ | July 8, 2007 | Interfax
    MOSCOW. July 8 (Interfax) - The Federal Security Service has been assisting the United States in investigating crimes against humanity. "Since 1994, 60,000 pages of documents dealing with Nazi crimes during World War II, kept at the FSB's Central Archives, have been handed over to the United States," Vasily Khristoforov, the head of the FSB's Register and Archives Department, said in an interview with Interfax. Cooperation between American and Russian law enforcement and judiciary agencies led to a court ruling to deprive a Nazi accomplice in the extermination of the Warsaw Ghetto of American citizenship, he said. Copies of trophy...
  • F.B.I. Monitoring; a Nazi Artifact; the Weak Dollar; and More

    06/29/2007 6:00:52 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 4 replies · 288+ views
    City Room Blogs ^ | June 25, 2007
    (snip) From 1940 to 1975, the F.B.I. carried out an intense campaign of covert surveillance against the National Lawyers Guild, an organization founded in 1937 and long associated with the labor movement and liberal causes. As Colin Moynihan reports in The Times, the F.B.I. turned over copies of some 400,000 pages from its files on the group under a 1977 lawsuit. In 1997, the copies were donated by the guild’s lawyers to the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University with the understanding that they could be made available to the public this year.
  • He Could've Stayed All Day.... (memorable photo of B16)

    06/26/2007 3:13:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 426+ views
    WITL ^ | June 26, 2007 | Rocco Palmo
    His own collection reportedly numbers over 20,000 volumes, but that didn't keep the book-loving B16 -- who's compared sitting in his own library to being "surrounded by friends" -- from soaking up his trip to the Vatican Library and Archives yesterday. Sure, Benedict spoke of his thwarted desire to retire at 70 and "dedicate [him]self" to being a "passionate scholar" of the texts and manuscripts contained in the Vatican's vaults... but a shot like this goes a long way toward reinforcing that the Pope's confession to the staff was much more than just words on a page.PHOTO: L'Osservatore
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....03-27-07....Hall of Fame ~ Final

    03/26/2007 10:48:08 PM PDT · by Billie · 72 replies · 3,461+ views
    FR Finest Archives | March 27, 2007 | Billie
    Thank you to all our Hall of Famers and to all of you who have become part of our Finest Family ... as regular contributors and supporters who drop in every day to say hello.? We wouldn't be here without you. : ) It's been ALMOST 5 YEARS since we started The Finest, and every quarter I've posted a thread with links to all of our threads of the past three months. This one, Hall of Fame #19, brings us up to date through yesterday's Military Monday, but it will be the last one; so if you're interested in...
  • Communist Party USA Gives Its History to N.Y.U.

    03/20/2007 12:33:43 AM PDT · by neverdem · 39 replies · 1,036+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 20, 2007 | PATRICIA COHEN
    The songwriter, labor organizer and folk hero Joe Hill has been the subject of poems, songs, an opera, books and movies. His will, written in verse the night before a Utah firing squad executed him in 1915 and later put to music, became part of the labor movement’s soundtrack. Now the original copy of that penciled will is among the unexpected historical gems unearthed from a vast collection of papers and photographs never before seen publicly that the Communist Party USA has donated to New York University. The cache contains decades of party history including founding documents, secret code words,...
  • Interesting Tidbit from WaPost Story on Sandy Berger

    02/21/2007 5:53:59 AM PST · by WL-law · 19 replies · 1,603+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 02-21-07 | WL-Law
    I thought Washington area Freepers would get a kick out of this tidbit attached near the end of today's very disturbing article about Berger's document theft and subsequent investigative bungling by archive staff. "Judge Deborah A. Robinson imposed a stiffer penalty in the case than the Justice Department sought, fining Berger a total of $56,905, canceling his security clearance, and requiring monthly reporting to a probation officer for two years. Breuer said Berger has also picked up trash in Virginia parks for 100 hours to fulfill a community service requirement, and he criticized the renewed attention to Berger's case."So Sandy,...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....Hall of Fame #18

    01/09/2007 6:40:40 AM PST · by Billie · 180 replies · 1,777+ views
    A Few of FR's Finest archives | January 9, 2007 | Billie
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....10-04-06 .... Warm Fuzzy Wednesday

    10/03/2006 9:40:10 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 260 replies · 2,151+ views
    10-4-06 | Billie
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....10-01-06....Hall of Fame #17

    09/30/2006 9:28:41 PM PDT · by Billie · 38 replies · 1,219+ views
    Finest Archives, June 24, 2006 thru September 30, 2006 | October 1, 2006 | Billie
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • CONDI VS. BUBBA . . .(Berger stolen papers revealed?)

    09/26/2006 6:08:31 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 167 replies · 6,824+ views
    NY Post ^ | 9/26/06 | Editorial
    In fact, a 1999 Clarke after-action memo - the one top Clinton aide Sandy Berger later stole from the National Archives - identified national-security weaknesses so "glaring" that only sheer "luck" prevented a cataclysmic attack back then. And, as Clarke told the 9/11 Commission publicly, there was nothing the Bush administration could have done that would have prevented the attacks. Sure, he tells a different story now. But that, he admitted, is because of his opposition to the Iraq war, which he believes distracted from the War on Terror. Secretary Rice was a lot more honest, explaining yesterday that there...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....09-26-06 .... Finest Tours and Travels

    09/25/2006 10:24:51 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 102 replies · 2,394+ views
    9-26-06 | JustAmy; & MamaBear
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Iraq al-Qaida Says Pope, West Are Doomed

    09/18/2006 10:54:20 PM PDT · by XR7 · 74 replies · 3,780+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/19/06 | Anna Johnson
    An al-Qaida-linked extremist group warned Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that he and the West were "doomed," as protesters raged across the Muslim world to demand more of an apology from the pontiff for his remarks about Islam and violence. The Mujahedeen Shura Council, an umbrella organization of Sunni Arab extremist groups that includes al-Qaida in Iraq, issued a statement on a Web forum vowing to continue its holy war against the West. The authenticity of the statement could not be independently verified. The group said Muslims would be victorious and addressed the pope as "the worshipper of the cross"...
  • Vatican opens 1922-1939 archives

    09/18/2006 11:16:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 282+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 18, 2006 | Philip Pullella
    The Vatican opened its secret archives on the papacy of Pius XI between 1922 and 1939 on Monday and said "unjust opinions" concerning its relations with Jews in the pre-World War Two period would be overturned.A source said some 60 people had come to the archives on the first day asking to consult the mass of documents, which consist of some 30,000 files totaling millions of pages.While the archives are for the papacy of Pius XI (born Achille Ratti), much of the attention by Jewish scholars will be concentrated on the figure of Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, who succeeded Pius XI...