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  • Nixon Fan Detained in Russia for Installing Plaque to U.S. President

    07/15/2019 10:17:40 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Jul 2019
    A senior citizen has been detained in Russia for attempting to install a plaque commemorating Richard Nixon’s visit to a small mining town dating back 70 years. Vice President Richard Nixon traveled to Degtyarsk in 1959 as part of his visit to the Soviet Union, which culminated in his so-called “Kitchen Debate” with Nikita Khrushchev. Local lore claims that Nixon had spent his teens in the small town, where his parents had allegedly worked, in the mid-to-late 1920s. Pyotr Kikilyk, 75, wanted to commemorate Nixon’s 1959 visit to Degtyarsk with a granite plaque over the weekend at the building of...
  • Geoff Shepard: Yes, Trump and Nixon are alike in many ways -- just not the ways Trump’s opponents...

    07/07/2019 9:54:04 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07 July 2019 | Geoff Shepard
    FULL TITLE: Geoff Shepard: Yes, Trump and Nixon are alike in many ways -- just not the ways Trump’s opponents would like A lot of people like making comparisons these days between President Trump and Richard Nixon – most of them in connection to the Watergate scandal and Nixon leaving office before his second term was up. And indeed, there are several similarities between the two presidents. They are, however, not the ones those making such wishful-thinking claims would like to see. As someone who served on Nixon’s White House staff for five years – mostly doing policy work with...
  • KT McFarland says Trump meeting Kim is like Nixon-Mao statecraft, dismisses critics

    07/03/2019 1:13:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2019 | Charles Creitz
    President Trump's ongoing diplomatic efforts with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are reminiscent of former President Richard Nixon opening a channel with China, according to K.T. McFarland. The president's handshake with Kim is similar to Nixon's iconic photograph with China's Communist then-leader Mao Zedong, McFarland claimed Monday on "Fox News @Night." "In 1972, there was a picture of Richard Nixon and Mao Zedong, who was president of China, and the two of them by shaking that hand, it gave the signal to all the Chinese people that things have changed -- we now have a good relationship with America...
  • No, Nixon was never officially impeached. He resigned first

    06/18/2019 10:36:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    politifact ^ | 06/13/2019 | Bill McCarthy
    Former President Richard Nixon is making a comeback, this time as congressional Democrats mull impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Just this week, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report from Nixon’s former White House counsel, John Dean, a key witness in the Watergate scandal. What’s often forgotten about Nixon is that, while he’s the only U.S. president to resign from office, he was never actually impeached. The latest public figure to bobble this fact was Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC’s late-night show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Kimmel’s comment came during the June 6 episode...
  • Biden Promises to Cure Cancer [semi-satire]

    06/17/2019 11:58:24 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 June 2019 | John Semmens
    In a bid to out-promise his rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, former Vice-President Joe Biden has pledged to cure cancer if he is elected. As it so often happens when Biden gloms onto an idea it turns out not to be an original thought. It was in 1971 that the much reviled President Richard Nixon declared “war on cancer.” He even persuaded Congress to pass the National Cancer Act (P.L. 92–218). The government’s war on cancer is now nearing its 50th year. A recent development was the Obama Administration’s “Cancer Moonshot” initiative that Biden himself announced in early...
  • Trump denies ordering Mueller be fired, cites Nixon’s mistakes

    06/16/2019 9:31:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/16/17 | Mark Moore
    President Trump said he did not order the White House counsel to fire special counsel Robert Mueller because that “didn’t work out too well” for former President Nixon during Watergate. “I wasn’t going to fire [Mueller],” Trump told ABC News’ “This Week” in an interview that aired Sunday. “You know why? Because I watched Richard Nixon go around firing everybody, and that didn’t work out too well.” He pointed to Article II of the Constitution, which lays out the powers of the president, claiming it allowed him to fire the special counsel who was investigating Russian interference in the 2016...
  • Russiagate Is No Watergate

    06/14/2019 12:15:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2019 | Pat Buchanan
    "History is repeating itself, and with a vengeance," John Dean told the judiciary committee, drawing a parallel between Watergate, which brought down Richard Nixon, and "Russiagate" which has bedeviled Donald Trump. But what strikes this veteran of Nixon's White House is not the similarities but the stark differences. Watergate began with an actual crime, a midnight break-in at the offices of the DNC in June 1972 to wiretap phones and filch files, followed by a cover-up that spread into the inner circles of the White House. Three years after FBI Director James Comey began the investigation of Trump, however, the...
  • Obama’s Spying on Trump is Looking Worse Than Anything Nixon Could Have Dreamed Up

    06/02/2019 10:15:21 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 39 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | 6/2/19 | Shane Trejo
    Obama officials are already turning on each other as they anticipate disclosures implicating them in potential criminality.  Former President Barack Hussein Obama’s illegal surveillance scandal of President Donald Trump is set to put Watergate to shame, as Obama allegedly used spying powers that put Nixon’s Watergate fiasco to shame. Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017  After Trump made that tweet shortly after becoming President, he was lambasted by the fake news and liberal establishment. Time has proven him...
  • This is not the '60s and Donald Trump is not Richard Nixon

    05/08/2019 12:36:41 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    stltoday ^ | 05/04/2019 | Zachary B Wolf
    The last time the unemployment rate was this low, the Beatles were still together. Woodstock was right around the corner. There was a new President named Richard Nixon and Donald Trump was just a recent college grad. That's how long it's been. The unemployment rate was at or under 4%, as it is now, from December of 1965 until January of 1970, according to data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. It was a pivotal time in US history -- but now it is not remembered for the unemployment rate. They were not quiet years. Those were the years...
  • Judge Damon Keith, civil rights legend and scourge of Nixon, dies aged 96

    04/29/2019 10:23:18 AM PDT · by Jaysin · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-29-2019 | Associated Press
    Damon Keith, a grandson of slaves and figure in the US civil rights movement who as a federal judge was sued by Richard Nixon over a ruling against warrantless wiretaps, has died. He was 96. Keith died on Sunday in Detroit, the city where the prominent lawyer was appointed in 1967 to the US district court, according to the Swanson Funeral Home. Civil rights legend George Lakey on how progressives can win Read more He served more than 50 years in the federal courts, and before his death still heard cases about four times a year at the 6th US...
  • Henry Kissinger Looks Back on the Cold War.

    04/20/2019 10:47:11 PM PDT · by Rabin · 11 replies
    Council on Foreign Relations ^ | Nov 6, 2014 | CFR President Richard N. Haass
    This meeting is part of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall... Kissinger (now 94) reflects on the events, personalities, and thinking that characterized the United States and Soviet Union's leadership.
  • Democrats in 2020: Unelectable Nonentities

    04/04/2019 10:45:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    American Greatness ^ | April 3rd, 2019 | By Conrad Black
    It is uproariously entertaining to see the scurryings of the innumerable host of Democratic presidential candidates in what is already more of a lottery than a quest for the nomination of a great party to the world’s greatest office. The Gadarene stampede to (and over) the edge of the abyss of all who advocate open borders, 70 percent income taxes, the green terror, socialized medicine, legalized infanticide, reparations to native and African-Americans, packing the Supreme Court, and vacation of the Electoral College, has finally elicited, in a Churchillian expression, a tiny mouse of dissent. The charge to oblivion reminds me...
  • Nixon vs Obama (Saturbray)

    03/30/2019 8:07:31 AM PDT · by bray · 26 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 3/30/19 | bray
    He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:3-4 KJV This was not a coup against President Trump; this was a coup against you. The last thing the District of corruption wants is a true populist President in charge who can upset the money machine. Everyone on the side of the coup is...
  • Richard Nixon's last surviving brother dies

    02/28/2019 5:42:40 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 27, 2019 | CHRISTINA MAXOURIS
    (CNN) - Edward Nixon, former President Richard Nixon's youngest and last surviving brother, died Wednesday. He was 88. He had been living in a skilled nursing facility in Bothell, Washington. In the past 25 years since Richard Nixon's death, Edward Nixon had become "our family's rock," his nieces, Tricia Nixon Cox and Julie Nixon Eisenhower, said in a statement. "He was a source of guidance to our father, whose favorite little Eddie grew up into a renowned geologist with an infectious curiosity," they said. "He was always thinking, always working -- never for his own benefit, but to uncover the...
  • Deja vu All Over Again

    02/25/2019 6:30:37 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-25-19 | MOTUS
    I was half awake and the news was on. I heard that Queen had just won some sort of top award, that the  President is en route to Asia to meet with a Communist dictator, people were still arguing about abortion “rights” and that speculation on a presidential impeachment continues as strong as ever.I thought it was Groundhog Day - again.Queen show off their first ever gold disk in 1974Nixon meets with Mao, 1972March for Abortion 1971March for Impeachment, 1974I’d go back to sleep but I don’t want to wake up to this mess again.Is it possible that the human...
  • Raymond K. Price Jr., 88, a key Nixon speechwriter, is Dead

    02/16/2019 10:11:40 AM PST · by OddLane · 8 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/14/19 | Douglas Martin
    Raymond K. Price Jr., a cerebral, pipe-smoking speechwriter for President Richard M. Nixon who helped write the first and last words of his presidency, his Inaugural Addresses and his resignation speech, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 88. His former lawyer Zenon B. Masnyj said Mr. Price had had a stroke and died at Lenox Hill Hospital. He lived in Lower Manhattan. Mr. Price was the editorial page editor of The New York Herald Tribune when it closed in 1966, and when he joined Nixon’s nascent second presidential campaign the next year, he brought with him the sort of...
  • What Became of Country Before Party?

    01/31/2019 8:54:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2019 | Cal Thomas
    One of the few advantages of changing addresses is that you sometimes discover long-forgotten items. In a recent move, I found an old recording that contained an interview of Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield (D-MT) by Paul Duke for NBC's "Today" show. The year was 1968. Richard Nixon had just been elected president. Duke asked Mansfield how much cooperation the president-elect should expect from Congress. Mansfield's response to this and subsequent questions, compared to what we hear from the mouths of contemporary Democrats, is a shocking reminder of how far we have fallen in the last 50 years. After saying...
  • How will Democrats do in the midterms — and 2020? Richard Nixon's 1972 re-election may offer clues

    10/24/2018 6:18:02 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    nbcnews ^ | 10/23/2018 | Keith Koffler
    With the midterms mere weeks away, Democrats are already preparing to invoke the era of Richard M. Nixon and Watergate. Anticipating a "blue wave" that will retake the House in November, they have started laying out plans for impeachment proceedings — or at least serious investigations with that goal in mind. But the Democrats’ political positions, combined with their actions during and in the wake of the confirmation hearings for now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s U.S. Supreme Court nomination, suggest a different Nixon-era touchstone: his 1972 landslide re-election. The actions of Democrats in 1972 helped propel a Republican president originally brought into...
  • vanity Cuomo slaughters Cynthia Nixon in NY Governor primary election

    09/13/2018 6:09:50 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 92 replies
    Insane lunatic, NY Governor, Cuomo, politically slaughters supreme Nutcase Cynthia. You do not want to know the numbers...it's hilarious!!!
  • METRO NY State Dems imply Cynthia Nixon ‘anti-Semitic,’ prompting outrage, denials

    09/13/2018 10:38:15 AM PDT · by wmileo · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/9/2018 | Laura Italiano
    Eleventh-hour campaign mailings from the New York State Democratic Committee imply Cynthia Nixon is anti-Semitic — prompting an online maelstrom of outrage and denials Saturday night, with Gov. Cuomo and the state party calling the mailer a “mistake.” “With anti-Semitism and bigotry on the rise, we can’t take a chance with inexperienced Cynthia Nixon,” reads the mailer, which says it was paid for by the New York State Democratic Committee. It goes on to accuse Nixon of being against the funding of yeshivas — a topic she’s actually dodged — and falsely accuses her of being “silent on the rise...