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  • Richard Nixon's grandson seeks office

    05/12/2010 4:12:34 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 11 replies · 545+ views ^ | May 12, 2010 |
    Christopher Nixon Cox is seeking the Republican nomination to run against four-term Democratic US Rep. Tim Bishop in eastern Long Island - a seat Republicans hope to win as part of the party's effort to recapture the House of Representatives. In his first extensive interview since announcing his candidacy, Mr Cox said that while he is aware of his grandfather's controversial place in history, it has not yet posed a problem for him on the campaign trail. "I've honestly only seen upside at this point. Wherever we go, people say that my grandfather was their favorite president," he said. Cox...
  • New light shed on Kent State killings--Shots fired at Guard, declassified files indicate

    05/03/2010 6:27:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 203 replies · 5,344+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2010 | James Rosen
    Previously undisclosed FBI documents suggest that the Kent State antiwar protests were more meticulously planned than originally thought and that one or more gunshots may have been fired at embattled Ohio National Guardsmen before their killings of four students and woundings of at least nine others on that searing day in May 1970. As the nation marks the 40th anniversary of the Kent State antiwar protests Tuesday, a review of hundreds of previously unpublished investigative reports sheds a new — and very different — light on the tragic episode. The upheaval that enveloped the northeastern Ohio campus actually began three...
  • The Myths of Managing Health Care

    04/11/2010 4:01:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 370+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2010 | John Dale Dunn, MD
    I learned the hard way that human nature is the biggest obstacle to cutting health care costs. President Obama is not the first chief executive to foist onto us an unrealistic medical reform. I left Nebraska to become Medical Director of a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in Louisiana in 1980. I believed the myths of managed care promoted by the smart guys. Health insurance premiums were spiraling up, and business and industry were concerned. People wanted good insurance cheap. Managed care was the answer. The Nixon administration wrote the Health Maintenance Act of 1973, funding and promoting managed care by...
  • AP Broad Brush Strokes The GOP By Implying That The Whole GOP Was For The Individual Mandate?

    03/27/2010 2:22:03 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies · 451+ views
    3/27/2010 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Let me see if I get this right... The AP article says that the Heritage Foundation, Nixon and the GOP were for the individual mandate in the past. They say that the GOP was for the mandate as an alternative to HillaryCare in 1994. They then bring up Mitt Romney recently being for the individual mandate. First of all, I didn't see a run down of just how many in the GOP supported the individual mandate in 1994. Secondly, they don't show how many of them are still in office after that. Third, to not list who in the GOP...
  • President Obama To Visit Savannah March 2, 2010

    02/16/2010 6:16:17 AM PST · by luckybogey · 6 replies · 371+ views
    LuckyBogey's Blog ^ | February 16, 2010 | LuckyBogey
    President Obama will be in Savannah to stump for his economic program March 2, the next stop on his White House to Main Street Tour, according to a White House press release. The day-long visit represents the president’s third stop on the tour that began in Allentown, Penn., on Dec. 4, and stopped last in Cleveland late last month. Both trips wound between small businesses and a town hall meeting. The goal of the tour is to give ordinary people a chance to describe their economic challenges, according to the White House official, speaking on background. It also provides him...
  • Charles W. Colson Geneva College Commencement Address

    02/08/2010 8:55:07 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies · 320+ views
    American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank ^ | May 1998 | Chuck Colson
    "I've come to you this morning with a topic that probably in an earlier age would have sounded a little bit absurd. And that’s the question of whether character matters, whether it has anything to do with public service. Now even as recently as a generation ago, probably no one would give a commencement talk on that address to educated people -- people getting their degree -- because education was considered to be not only the acquisition of knowledge, but the formation of moral character. That’s what education was all about." ..."Twenty-five years ago this summer, I was converted to...
  • Gov. who linked Christians, violence latest Obama pick

    02/07/2010 7:26:40 PM PST · by Man50D · 95 replies · 3,140+ views ^ | February 07, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    President Obama has picked to advise him on military actions inside the U.S. the Missouri governor whose state "Information Analysis Center" last year linked conservative organizations to domestic terrorism and said law enforcement officers should watch for suspicious individuals who may have bumper stickers from Ron Paul or Chuck Baldwin. Missouri Gov. Jeremiah Nixon, a Democrat, is being joined on the Obama's special advisory panel by the governor of Puerto Rico, Luis Fortuno, and Arizona Gov. Janice Brewer, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's replacement when she moved to Washington. They are among Obama's nominations for the 10 positions on Obama's...
  • A Race—And Candidate—To Watch

    01/31/2010 4:48:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 783+ views ^ | January 31, 2010 | David R. Stokes
    Nearly 65 years after his famous grandfather was first asked to run as a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representative from that state’s 12th district, 30-year old Christopher Cox has put his hat in the ring for the seat in New York’s first district on Long Island. Cox, the son of Edward and Tricia Cox, and grandson of the 37th President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, is a fiscal conservative who champions limited government and lower taxes. He also has politics in his blood. And like his grandfather, who was swept into office as part of...
  • Nixon vs. Obama on YouTube

    01/30/2010 11:50:41 AM PST · by Brookhaven · 6 replies · 375+ views
    YouTube ^ | 1-20-2010 | HyphenKnee
    When a personality trait becomes so self-evident that someone feels compelled to deny it by saying I am not a... then you know they are one. Nixon's I am not a crook vs Obama's I am not an Ideologue statements. Two presidents denying a facet of their personality that had become obvious to everyone else in the world by that time.
  • Chris Cox, Nixon's Grandson, Seeks Nod To Run Against Tim Bishop (NY-01)

    01/29/2010 3:01:11 PM PST · by raptor22 · 6 replies · 499+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | January 28, 2010 | Christopher weber
    Chris Cox, an attorney and the grandson of former president Richard Nixon, is running for Congress in New York, according to his campaign web site. Cox, 30, a New York native, is among a field of candidates seeking the GOP nomination to face incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop in the state's 1st Congressional District on Eastern Long Island, Huffington Post reported. A web site bio describes Cox as "a fiscal conservative who will fight for limited government and lower taxes."
  • Democrats fall as fast as Nixon Republicans in 1974

    01/26/2010 8:26:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies · 809+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/26/10 | Michael Barone
    Republican Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts' special Senate election was for Democratic leaders a moment that can be described in two words, of which I will only print the first here, which is "oh." Left-wing bloggers, liberal columnists and the stray Nobel Prize winner-turned polemicist are all urging Democrats in Congress to pass, somehow, some way, a health care bill, and many of them are calling for a second and even larger stimulus bill.
  • Mark Halperin: "Thin-Skinned" Obama Increasingly Says "the Press is Against Me" - Video 1/25/10

    01/26/2010 2:22:30 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies · 987+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 26, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Mark Halperin on The Charlie Rose Show yesterday where he actually said that a "thin-skinned" President Barack Obama "increasingly says that "the Press is against me."" I kid you not! Halperin told Rose that Obama is the first modern President to get to the Oval Office never to have really experienced the scrutiny of the media. Rose asked him why that was so, and Halperin would not say the obvious - that the media determined to support and assist in the election of Barack Obama. Instead, he said Obama had "not been in public life very...
  • VIDEO: Richard Nixon plays his Piano Concerto #1

    12/11/2009 2:01:40 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies · 625+ views ^ | 8/20/06 | klhoughton
    Nixon's own composition, set to concerto form with "15 Democratic violinists." Nixon takes a dig at Harry Truman just before playing.
  • What Richard Nixon knew about Watergate: forensic experts investigate

    11/20/2009 5:26:13 AM PST · by Schnucki · 24 replies · 967+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | November 20, 2009 | Alex Spillius
    Forensic investigators have been called in to solve one of the greatest mysteries of US presidential history by discovering what exactly Richard Nixon knew about the Watergate break-in. Thirty-five years after Nixon was forced to become the only US president to resign, government investigators remain determined to find out the extent of knowledge of the raid on the Democratic National Committee's offices in Washington. Investigators appointed by the US National Archives are to analyse notes taken by the White House chief of staff HR Haldeman at a meeting with the late president just three days after Nixon campaign members were...
  • A Firing Offense?

    11/18/2009 11:28:32 AM PST · by sr4402 · 20 replies · 970+ views
    Politico ^ | November 18, 2009 | Ben Smith
    Obama, speaking to CBS in Beijing, says he's "furious' about the stream of leaks characterizing the Afghanistan deliberations... CHIP REID: “Firing offense??” THE PRESIDENT: “Absolutely" M What's odd about this is that many of the leaks (though certainly not all) have seemed deliberate, in tandem with Flickr photo releases from the meetings and in line with a message that Obama is considering deeply. And indeed, leaking has been a signature of the transition from the Plouffe/campaign era to a governing era run by Rahm Emanuel, who talks frequently to the press and whose hiring was one of the first major...
  • Obama vs. Nixon: what one “Pacific President” can learn from another

    11/18/2009 8:19:10 AM PST · by OK Right · 4 replies · 527+ views
    OK, WE'RE RIGHT! ^ | November 18, 2009 | Oscar De Los Santos and Kelly L. Goodridge
    All right, so both Richard Nixon and Barack Hussein Obama went to China. But when it comes to comparing the presidents’ visits – and their leadership and foreign policy skills in general – Nixon trumps Obama hands down. Let’s begin with what is perhaps the least important but symbolic: Nixon and Obama’s trips to The Great Wall. Nixon’s political finesse was sharply refined, even if the liberal press often refused to give him his due. What did he say upon visiting The Wall in 1972? Something that doesn’t sound so sharp – “I think you would have to conclude this...
  • White House Tells Democratic Political Strategists: STAY OFF FOX !!!

    11/06/2009 11:10:12 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 25 replies · 1,325+ views
    the SWAMP/The Lid ^ | 11/06/09 | The Lid
    Shortly after the White House declared "war" on Fox's news division last month, calling it an arm of the Republican Party and attempting to freeze it out of a pooled press briefing, pundits on both the left and the right cried foul, summoning up comparisons to Richard Nixon's paranoid, vindictive presidency and based on the transcript of a Nixon tape below that comparison is very justified..... The White House has not been happy about Fox's relentless pursuit of the truth, unlike the rest of the mainstream media Fox has covered ALL the news including tea party rallies, anti-health care reform...
  • Let me be perfectly clear. I’m not a ….

    10/28/2009 6:26:14 AM PDT · by Conservative Digest · 27 replies · 1,365+ views ^ | 10/28/2009 | Conservative Digest
    Many have noticed the President’s over use of a certain phrase, “let me be clear.” What is really interesting is the fact that Obama rarely used this phrase prior to becoming president. A fairly extensive survey of 100 of the Best Speeches of Barack Obama from 2002 through to his Inauguration in 2009 and the official website Organizing for America: Obama Speeches, found very little use of the phrase before this year. So why the sudden and over use of “let me be clear”?

    10/27/2009 4:57:20 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 6 replies · 419+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | October 27, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    With all the talk about President Obama's "enemies list," including less than flattering comparisons to former President, Richard M. Nixon, I think it's appropriate to add some perspective to the issue. People apply the Nixonian label when searching history for a precedent nearing the level of Obama's attacks against his so-called "enemies list".
  • Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels-"After Obama, Republicans Won't Have To Apologize For Nixon, Anymore!"

    10/27/2009 7:23:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 58 replies · 2,283+ views
    tcrlaf-WIBC | 9-27-09 | TCRLAF
    Hell of a quote, just 5 minutes ago on Greg Garrison's Radio Show! "After Obama, Republicans Won't Have To Apologize For Nixon, Anymore!" He went on to talk about how Obama needs to jettison some of the crazies around him. He was VERY frank!
  • The Slander Network

    10/24/2009 10:39:31 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 17 replies · 1,313+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10-25-09 | J.R. Dunn - Commentary
    Return to the Article October 25, 2009The Slander NetworkBy J.R. Dunn It's a rare pleasure to see that Going Rogue doing so well ahead of publication. (Even though rescheduling the publishing date delayed my book -- but I forgive you, lass). When it appears, there's little doubt it will go through the roof.  Along with fits from the Olbermanns and Courics of the world, we can look forward to seeing a few myths definitively punctured -- the "I can see Russia" story, the shooting wolves from a helicopter narrative, or alternately, the "she can't shoot a gun" claim. (Really,...
  • NPR: Staying Off The Enemies List

    10/24/2009 8:15:15 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies · 712+ views ^ | October 24, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    A radio service which belongs to the government fights to stay off of the Obama's enemies list. The graphic on the front page is from Hot Air. Designed by one of their readers they’re using it to help identify those news outlets that have earned the official White House News seal of approval … and its my guess NPR has just retained that designation. Courtesy of Hot Air picks … Apparently NPR reporter Ken Rudin described Obama’s war on Fox News as Nixonian. Hardly news making, considering Lemar Alexander, Karl Rove and Mike Huckabee already beat him to the punch....
  • Obama is the New Nixon

    10/24/2009 2:18:19 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 26 replies · 1,292+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-24-09 | Mike's America
    A topic I first raised in March rings ever more true!In March I wrote: "Is Obama the New Nixon? How long before full White House involvement in enemies list and attack politics is revealed?" At the time, their primary target was Rush Limbaugh. Since then, they have expanded their field of fire considerably. Anyone who has a policy disagreement with Obama, even a fellow Democrat, can be targeted for destruction by this White House. Is the Real Obama a Uniter or a Divider?Readers may recall these words from Obama's inaugural address: "We gather because we have chosen hope over fear,...
  • Nixon and Obama -- Soul Brothers?

    10/23/2009 4:50:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies · 1,209+ views ^ | October 23, 2009 | Pat Buchanan
    Four decades ago, Lamar Alexander worked in Richard Nixon's White House. Sen. Alexander today says Barack Obama's White House reminds him of that place, that time, that mindset and those people. Intending no disrespect to my old colleague, these days are not at all like those days, and this president and White House are nothing like the White House in which this writer worked from Inauguration Day 1969 to August 1974, when Marine One lifted off the lawn. Richard Nixon had been elected in the most turbulent year since the Civil War. Between New Hampshire and November, there was the...
  • Limbaugh Mocks Andrea Mitchell; Says Obama "Gone Far Beyond" what "Nixon Even Contemplated" - Video

    10/22/2009 12:53:39 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 37 replies · 1,680+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 22, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Rush Limbaugh today saying the Obama Administration has "gone far beyond what Richard Nixon even comtemplated" in his dealings with the media. Rush said Obama is attempting to "silence" individual reporters and an entire network. Obama is doing so from a position of being the darling of the mainstream media. In Nixon's case, Rush said "Nixon was trying to get a fair shake." The media always hated Nixon and were very biased against him. Rush made the comments after mocking Andrea Mitchell for being a supposed "real news" person. He plays audio of her slamming Sen....
  • GOP lawmaker compares O to enemies list-making prez

    10/22/2009 3:17:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 193+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 21, 2009 | AP
    WASHINGTON — The third-ranking Senate Republican said Wednesday the Obama administration appears to be launching a Richard Nixon-like political strategy of making an “enemies list” of people who disagree with the president. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who once worked in President Nixon’s administration, warned the White House that such a “street brawl” approach of attacking political opponents “can get you in a lot of trouble.” Alexander offered no evidence that Obama is developing an actual list, as Nixon famously created for his opponents. But, he said, “I have an uneasy feeling only 10 months into this new administration that...
  • POSSUM COMIX,"Nixonian"

    10/22/2009 1:14:51 AM PDT · by AwesomePossum · 2 replies · 358+ views
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    10/21/2009 8:54:46 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 5 replies · 374+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | October 21, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    Sen. Lamar Alexander, (R-Tenn.), from the Senate floor today, likened President Obama's war against FOX News to former president Richard M. Nixon's infamous "Enemies List". Alexander cited numerous recent examples of groups under siege by Obama's White House, including, as left-of center Politico recently put it, attempting to "neuter" the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, similar to Nixon's tactics forty years ago. Alexander should know. He was an aid of Nixon's in the 1970's.
  • GOP senator (Lamar Alexander) says Obama showing Nixonian tendencies

    10/21/2009 2:04:41 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies · 897+ views
    Assoicated Press ^ | October 21, 2009 | Ben Evans
    The third-ranking Senate Republican said Wednesday the Obama administration appears to be launching a Richard Nixon-like political strategy of making an "enemies list" of people who disagree with the president. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who once worked in President Nixon's administration, warned the White House that such a "street brawl" approach of attacking political opponents "can get you in a lot of trouble." Alexander offered no evidence that Obama is developing an actual list, as Nixon famously created for his opponents. But, he said, "I have an uneasy feeling only 10 months into this new administration that we're beginning...
  • Obama As Nixon: Enemies List First Appeared in Campaign

    10/20/2009 6:16:56 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 6 replies · 335+ views
    DBKP ^ | October 20, 2009 | Mondo Frazier
    [ABOVE: Remember this enemies list, titled "Smears, Inc" from Obama's Click image to enlarge.] "What you won't hear from this campaign or this party is the kind of politics that uses religion as a wedge, and patriotism as a bludgeon -- that sees our opponents not as competitors to challenge, but enemies to demonize." – Barack Obama, June 3, 2008 featured at the top of Obama's Fight the website OBAMA ENEMIES LIST NOTHING NEW FIGHT THE IMAGINED "SMEARS" with REAL SMEARSBefore Fox News and Glenn Beck, there was Floyd Brown and Bob Perry. This White House has...
  • Thirty-Six Years Ago Today, Richard Nixon Saved Israel—but Got No Credit

    10/06/2009 7:30:20 AM PDT · by Jbny · 84 replies · 3,761+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | October 6th, 2009 | Jason Maoz
    Precise details of what transpired in Washington during the first week of the Yom Kippur War, launched by Egypt and Syria on October 6, 1973, are hard to come by, in no small measure owing to conflicting accounts given by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger regarding their respective roles. What is clear, from the preponderance of information provided by those directly involved in the unfolding events, is that President Richard Nixon — overriding inter-administration objections and bureaucratic inertia — implemented a breathtaking transfer of arms, code-named Operation Nickel Grass, that over a four-week period...
  • The past haunts Richard Nixon's library

    10/01/2009 1:47:15 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 18 replies · 869+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 1, 2009 | Mike Anton
    The past haunts Richard Nixon's library/h2> Once privately run, the Yorba Linda presidential museum is making a transition to government operation. And that has turned statues of Mao Tse-tung and Chou En-lai into political footballs. The statues depict two old men relaxing in easy chairs. As others mill about the drawing room, the men engage in conversation, one gesturing at the other to underscore a point. For nearly 20 years the likenesses of China's communist leaders Mao Tse-tung and Chou En-lai have sat perfectly still in the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda. Now, they are creating...
  • Declassified FBI report exposes Communist seedbed for Obama Associates — Part I

    09/27/2009 11:29:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 39 replies · 3,090+ views
    The Post & Mail ^ | September 26, 2009 | John Charlton
    The Post & Email has received tonight a decclassified FBI report admitted in evidence in the case brought against W. Mark Felt and Edward S. Miller by President Jimmy Carter’s U.S. Attorney General, Mr. Griffin B. Bell. This document was obtained by an American citizen, who wished to remain anonymous, via a FOIA request. Mr. W. Mark  Felt is none other than the informant who spoke with reporters from the Washington Post, exposing the Watergate Scandal:  who went by the name “Deep Throat” a fact that points to his political neutrality in American politics.What is not know about Mr. Felt...
  • William Safire, Nixon Speechwriter and Times Columnist, Is Dead at 79

    09/27/2009 11:19:38 AM PDT · by fours · 94 replies · 5,215+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9/28/2009 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    <p>No article yet; just an announcement on the NYT front page.</p>
  • Man charged in slaying of prostitute had been deported 3 times

    09/13/2009 10:02:12 AM PDT · by BGHater · 23 replies · 1,241+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | 11 Sep 2009 | JON CASSIDY
    Police say that DNA material found at hotel after killing matches that of Cesar Gomez,34. A man arrested and charged with murdering a prostitute at a Garden Grove hotel is a gang member who has been deported to Mexico three times in the last decade, Garden Grove police said at a press conference this morning. Cesar Gomez, 34,of El Monte,is scheduled to be arraigned on a murder charge Monday at West Justice Center. He is accused of strangling Ashley Lilly, 24, of Inglewood, to death at the Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort on Harbor Boulevard some time late Aug. 20 or...
  • Nixon dug deep for dirt on Ted Kennedy

    08/28/2009 5:49:52 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 22 replies · 707+ views
    AP ^ | 08/28/2009 | AP
    President Richard Nixon considered Ted Kennedy such a threat that he tried to catch Kennedy cheating on his wife, even ordering aides to recruit Secret Service agents to spill secrets on the senator's behavior
  • 'Denimology' Ad Features Nixon and Reagan Masked Models in Weird Ad Campaign

    08/27/2009 1:40:23 PM PDT · by BossLady · 17 replies · 844+ views ^ | 8/27/09 | CocoPerez
    Check out creepy ad (at link) featuring models in the sack with Nixon and Reagan masks! (warning...partial nudity) Link to ad - Link to Denimology -
  • When Elvis met Nixon (The King Remembered Alert)

    08/17/2009 4:40:55 PM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies · 1,044+ views
    Power Line ^ | 8/17/2009 | Scott Johnson
    Today is the anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, who died on August 16, 1977. Elvis died of a life of excess and drug abuse at the absurdly young age of 42. He had been a superstar for more than 20 years by the time he died, entombed in his own celebrity. When Elvis, Scotty and Bill found their way to the heart of American music with their recording of "That's Alright, Mama," they (and Sun Records owner/producer Sam Phillips) knew they had done something special. Elvis found the heart of America -- the place where country, blues, and...
  • Megan Kelly: The White House Enemies List

    08/12/2009 2:02:07 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 10 replies · 17,511+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 12, 2009 | David Horowitz
    Megan Kelly pierced the veil of yet another White House lie on this morning’s America’s Newsroom. Her guest was White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton, who dismissed the idea that the White House was compiling an “enemies list” as silly. Burton explained the purpose of having asked people to send the White House the email addresses of anyone making “fishy” claims about Obama’s plan to ration health care and sentence the elderly to earlier deaths, to tax the healthy to pay for substance abusers and illegal immigrants, and to reduce the supply of doctors by imposing government restrictions on...
  • Thirty five years after Nixon's resignation, Al Haig recalls the president's last days

    08/09/2009 10:22:50 PM PDT · by robert561 · 25 replies · 2,136+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | Andrew Abramson
    Richard Nixon is long gone, buried with so many secrets detailing the chaotic end of a flawed presidency. But in Palm Beach, an 85-year-old retired general has more knowledge of what transpired in Nixon's final days in office than any other man alive. One of the nation's most unceremonious moments occurred 35 years ago Sunday, when - for the only time in U.S. history - a president relinquished his power. No man had a better look at the unraveling of a president than Alexander Haig, the White House's chief of staff who helped orchestrate Nixon's removal from power. Haig, who...
  • Helen Thomas: Not Even Nixon Tried to Control the Media Like Obama

    08/09/2009 10:06:41 AM PDT · by carenot · 143 replies · 4,652+ views ^ | July 01, 2009 | Penny Starr and Fred Lucas
    Following a testy exchange during Wednesday’s briefing with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas told that not even Richard Nixon tried to control the press the way President Obama is trying to control the press. “Nixon didn’t try to do that,” Thomas said. “They couldn’t control (the media). They didn’t try. “What the hell do they think we are, puppets?” Thomas said. “They’re supposed to stay out of our business. They are our public servants. We pay them.”Thomas said she was especially concerned about the arrangement between the Obama Administration and a writer...
  • Obama reminiscent of Nixon spying on Americans

    08/08/2009 8:30:39 AM PDT · by usalady · 16 replies · 6,432+ views ^ | August 8, 2009 | Martha
    President Obama may have taken his efforts to discredit citizens protesting against ObamaCare a little too far. It is beginning to be reminiscent of the Richard Nixon administration's attempt to stifle dissent by spying on American citizens. Thirty-five years ago, President Richard Nixon claimed constitutional authority to wiretap Americans' phone calls.

    08/02/2009 4:17:16 AM PDT · by tlb · 94 replies · 5,905+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 2, 2009 | staff
    Lyndon Johnson "Johnson would come on the plane and the minute he got out of sight of the crowds, he would stand in the doorway and grin from ear to ear and say, 'You dumb sons of bitches. I piss on all of you,' " recalls Robert M. MacMillan, an Air Force One steward. Richard Nixon One evening, Nixon built a fire and forgot to open the flue damper. Two agents came running. "Can you find him?" one of the agents asked the other. "No, I can't find the son of a bitch," the other agent said. From the bedroom,...
  • Mystery of Watergate Tapes' Missing Minutes Soon Could Be Solved

    07/29/2009 7:43:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies · 2,287+ views
    London Times ^ | July 29th 2009
    Mystery of Watergate Tapes' Missing Minutes Soon Could Be Solved Wednesday, July 29, 2009 One of the great political mysteries — what was said by President Nixon during a suspicious 18-minute gap on the Watergate tapes — could soon be solved thanks to a keen-eyed amateur sleuth and modern crime-fighting technology. The missing section of a 79-minute conversation between Nixon and his Chief of Staff, H. R. “Bob” Haldeman, was erased. It had been recorded during a meeting on June 20, 1972, three days after operatives connected to the White House broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee...
  • Conrad Black: McNamara’s Folly - The road to failure in Vietnam.

    07/28/2009 11:17:13 AM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 934+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 27, 2009 | Conrad Black
    July 27, 2009, 4:00 a.m. McNamara’s FollyThe road to failure in Vietnam. By Conrad Black The recent death of former U.S. defense secretary and World Bank president Robert McNamara, at 93, has raised again, in editorials and obituaries, the hoary head of the Vietnam War. Geeky in his thick, rimless glasses and slicked-back hair, expressionless, desiccated, fast-talking, and mechanically confident, McNamara was at the cutting edge of the managerial revolution—a business administrator, statistician, and efficiency expert. He was a mesmerizing figure for a time, especially after the Kennedy public-relations apparatus confected the myth of calibrated crisis management in the...
  • Abortion and the echo of eugenics

    07/26/2009 3:03:05 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 3 replies · 171+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 26, 2009 | Jeff Jacoby
    WHAT DO Richard Nixon and Ruth Bader Ginsburg have in common? Not much linked the former president, who died in 1994, and the associate justice now in her 17th year on the Supreme Court. But each was in the news recently with a cringe-inducing comment about abortion. Those comments are a reminder of the ease with which educated elites can decide that some people’s lives have no value. Nixon was meeting with an aide in the White House on Jan. 23, 1973, when the conversation - recorded on tapes newly released by the Nixon Presidential Library - turned to the...
  • "The Kitchen Debate" - Richard Nixon vs. Nikita Khrushchev 50 Years Ago - Video 7/24/1959

    07/24/2009 4:48:54 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 560+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 24, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Fifty years ago today, July 24, 1959, Vice-President Richard Nixon engaged in what is called the "Kitchen Debate" with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in which they debated back and forth on the virtues of Capitalism and Freedom and Soviet-style Communism. For all of Khrushchev's bluster, here we are 50 years later, and the United States is still the world's greatest superpower, and the Soviet Union is no more. Below is a video clip of the two debating, and then a longer audio clip of their debate . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • 50 Years Ago Today-Nixon Debates Khrushchev about Capitalism

    07/24/2009 6:30:22 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 527+ views
    CBS NEWS/The Lid ^ | 7/24/09 | The Lid
    Over the past six months,the government runs much of the auto buisness and the banking system, they have appointed people to make "recommendations" about salaries in one industry, with eyes toward others. Our federal government is now trying to take over the medical care industry and control our energy supply. It wasn't always like that. There was a time when our leaders argued against an economy run by the government. Fifty-years-ago today, July 24, 1959 Richard Nixon was in Moscow for the opening of the American National Exhibition, an entire house built to show Russians the "fruits" American capitalist labor....
  • Truth will out (Obama, birth certificate- Certifigate)

    07/18/2009 2:45:02 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 94 replies · 5,258+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 18, 2009 | Pat Boone
    "Be sure, the truth will find you out." Interesting phrase, isn't it? Not "you will find the truth ..." Not even the biblical promise, "You shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free," in the Gospel of John, 8:32...................... He has paid his team of lawyers almost a million dollars to produce a Certification of Live Birth, a "short form" document, a print-out of information that has been entered – at some point in time, by someone – into a computer database. This is not a birth certificate. The state of Hawaii does not accept a Certification...
  • NEGROES WITH GUNS - The story of how the 2nd Amendment prevented bloodshed in the 60's.

    09/03/2002 6:36:27 PM PDT · by vannrox · 61 replies · 1,969+ views
    Black Man with a Gun ^ | 12/29/01 12:22:27 | Dr. Michael S. Brown of Vancouver, WA
    FROM:Dr. Michael S. Brown of Vancouver, WA TOPIC:"NEGROES WITH GUNS" 12/29/01 12:22:27 The year was 1957. Monroe, North Carolina, was a rigidly segregated town where all levels of white society and government were dedicated to preserving the racial status quo. Blacks who dared to speak out were subject to brutal, sadistic violence. It was common practice for convoys of Ku Klux Klan members to drive through black neighborhoods shooting in all directions. A black physician who owned a nice brick house on a main road was a frequent target of racist anger. In the summer of 1957, a Klan...