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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As the nation marks the 40th anniversary of the Kent State antiwar protests Tuesday, a review of hundreds of previously unpublished investigative reports sheds a new — and very different — light on the tragic episode.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!