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  • Missouri audit critical of Gov. Nixon, Lt. Gov. Kinder

    09/22/2011 3:24:39 AM PDT · by Optimist · 10 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 09/21/2011 | By DAVE HELLING
    Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder voted to send $2.5 million in state funds to a non-profit company he headed, giving the appearance of a conflict of interest, according to auditors. Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich’s office said today in a report that Kinder served as chairman of the board of Tour of Missouri, Inc., which promoted state-wide cycling races in 2008 and 2009. At the same time, auditors noted, Kinder served as chairman of the state’s Tourism Commission and voted for budgets that sent $2.5 million in state money to the corporation for the events. “The commission minutes do not indicate...
  • Kazakhstani Veteran of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War

    07/23/2005 2:27:54 AM PDT · by struwwelpeter · 1 replies · 740+ views
    Noviy Vestnik (New Herald) Karaganda, Kazakhstan ^ | July 20th, 2005 | Sergey Tereshchenko
    Original title: "Egyptian"Karagandan took part in the last Arab-Israeli war Karaganda resident Danakan Nurgaliev is a man with a rare history. He is the only one in our city with the rights and benefits of a soldier-internationalist, though he was never in Afghanistan. Danakan Kasymovich did his duty in a country a bit further away - in Egypt, during the Arab-Israeli war of 1973. "I was born in the Taldykurganskaya district in 1952," Danakan said. "When called up for military service, I was sent first to Amur, in the air defense forces. After about a half-year they sent us through...
  • MO Governor Nixon Issues Executive Order to Establish Obamacare Exchanges–Update: Nixon Backs Down?

    09/15/2011 12:04:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/15/11 | Publius
    We’ve just learned that the Missouri Health Insurance Pool has just voted on behalf of the state to accept $21 million dollars from the federal government to establish an health exchange here in Missouri. They are designating John Huff as the director. Didn’t Missourians vote overwhelmingly against Obamacare in 2008 with theirProp C vote? Just like President Obama does all the time, Nixon is taking the executive order route – completely bypassing the legislature. Original story here. In 2010, Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved Prop C, which negated key parts of ObamaCare. Ordinarily, only a legislature can appropriate funds, even if...
  • Why 0bama is the worst President

    09/13/2011 8:25:42 PM PDT · by reg45 · 6 replies
    Three reasons why 0bama is the Worst President. The Worst President:Has more scandals than Warren G. HardingHas a longer enemies list than Richard M. NixonIs more incompetent than James E. Carter.
  • Obama and His Marxist Cronies Make Nixon Look Like a Saint...Resign Now & Avoid Jail Time!

    09/12/2011 10:56:28 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 6 replies
    Logic | Sept. 12, 2011 | Stayfree
    If Slick Willie could be impeached over a few lies, then Obama should spend the rest of his Marxist life in prison for thousands of lies. This imposter for an American citizen is the puppet for the leftist haters of America. It is a huge reminder why idiots should not be allowed to vote... If there ever was a reason to expand class action litigation, it should be extended to include suing the morons that brought this Commie into the White House on the basis that they caused large and lasting damage to the future of the United States of...
  • The Limits of the Bully Pulpit

    09/11/2011 10:12:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | September 11, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    In the summer of 1971, the nation was in the doldrums. Inflation was rising, and unemployment was uncomfortably high. The stock market was sinking. Polls indicated President Richard Nixon could lose his 1972 re-election bid. He decided major changes were in order. On the evening of Aug. 15, 1971, Nixon went on TV to announce new economic policies -- the most drastic being a freeze on all wages, prices and rents. He assured his worried audience, "Our best days lie ahead." The speech was a triumph. The stock market soared. Newspaper editorials hailed his courage. One poll found that 75...
  • The Brady-Nixon Connection

    09/09/2011 7:36:06 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 26, 2011 The conspiratorial connection that will blow your mind! ;)
  • Richard Nixon exposed Alger Hiss as a traitor

    08/16/2010 6:57:59 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | August 16, 2010 | Michael Zak
    On this day in 1948, Rep. Richard Nixon (R-CA) and his House Un-American Activities Committee questioned Alger Hiss, a State Department officer suspected of being a Soviet spy. Nixon zeroed in on contradictions in Hiss's testimony, revealing that Hiss had lied about not knowing Whittaker Chambers, another Soviet spy. Though never convicted of being a spy, Hiss did go to prison for perjury. For decades, many Democrats asserted that Hiss was innocent and that Nixon had persecuted an innocent man. After the fall of the Soviet Union, de-classified records revealed that Alger Hiss had indeed been a Soviet spy.
  • Will Alexander Resignation Leter (Protests Leftist Bias at Taxpayer-Supported Nixon Library

    09/05/2011 9:28:54 AM PDT · by Rufii · 3 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 3, 2011 | Will Alexander
    I'm writing to offer my resignation from the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Docent Guild. While the decision was tough, the reason is simple: The president, who admirably redeemed himself in the sunset of his life from the monstrous shadow of Watergate, is now being enthusiastically dishonored at his own library by a "Manchurian" figure, Dr. Timothy Naftali, director of NARA. Naftali is so driven by his personal ideology that none of his unquestioned brilliance and tireless audacity is now capable of producing an ounce of basic common sense. What is that basic common sense? That presidential libraries are built,...
  • Bob Hope Laid To Rest [Thanks for the Memories, Bob]

    08/01/2003 1:19:30 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 20 replies · 368+ views
    CBSNEWS ^ | Friday, August 1, 2003
    (AP) Bob Hope was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery Wednesday following a private funeral Mass. The service -- attended by about 100 family members and close friends -- at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, a few blocks west of the Hope Toluca Lake estate, was held at 6:30 a.m., police Sgt. Tony Carranza said. There were no details about the Mass, which was a closely guarded family secret. Continues. ================================================================ Thanks for the Memories, Bob Bob Hope, legendary comedian, virtuoso entertainer, superstar of radio, film and television, King of the one-liners, hero to servicemen, friend of Presidents, honored citizen, genuine...
  • Library Throws Book at Nixon (Nixon Haters Now Run Nixon Library)

    09/04/2011 7:00:48 PM PDT · by Rufii · 72 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 4, 2011 | Brian Calle
    Library Throws Book at Nixon by Brian Calle Some controversy over the recently revised Watergate exhibit at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda has provoked some questions over presidential libraries, their value, purpose for public consumption and their role in the remembrance of past presidents. One docent at the Nixon library, my Register colleague Will Alexander, opted to resign in protest of the new exhibit after 10 years of volunteer service. And friends and former colleagues of Richard Nixon have been critical of the museum's new director, Timothy Naftali. Some critics have even suggested that the...
  • Could 2012 be less like Carter/Reagan and more like LBJ/Nixon?

    08/26/2011 3:48:05 PM PDT · by Bob Mc D · 20 replies ^ | AWR Hawkins
    Much has been made of the Jimmy Carter-like malaise that Barack Obama has placed this country in. With good reason, comparisons are being made of the fact that they’re both weak and that neither demonstrates a working knowledge of the military or how foreign policy and energy solutions should be pursued. (Concerning the latter, Carter gave us Gasohol and Obama has given us the Chevy Volt.) Thus, we’ve been inundated with comparisons to the 1980 presidential elections and predictions of how the right GOP candidate, say Gov. Palin or Gov. Perry, will ring up Obama in November 2012 the way...
  • Remembering Nixon's wage and price controls

    08/20/2011 4:29:14 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2011-08-16 | Gene Healy
    Remember "TARP," "Too Big to Fail," "Government Motors," "pay czar," the buzzwords of the Bush-Obama era? They reflected a disturbing trend toward presidential interference in economic life. Forty years ago this week, President Richard Nixon showed us just how dangerous unchecked executive power can be to the free-enterprise system. On Aug. 15, 1971, in a nationally televised address, Nixon announced, "I am today ordering a freeze on all prices and wages throughout the United States." After a 90-day freeze, increases would have to be approved by a "Pay Board" and a "Price Commission," with an eye toward eventually lifting controls...
  • Abandoning the gold standard was a seminal moment, and one we're now all paying for

    08/15/2011 8:09:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/15/2011 | Edmund Conway
    Roll out the bunting. Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of the modern global economy. That's right: come Monday morning we will have managed to survive four decades of fiat money – though, given the chaos in markets in recent weeks, it is anyone's guess how much longer it will last. On 15 August 1971, with the US public finances straitened by the cost of the war in Vietnam, Richard Nixon finally cut the link between the US dollar and gold. Until then, the US Treasury was duty bound to exchange an ounce of gold with central banks willing to pay...
  • Judge: Time to unseal Nixon's Watergate testimony

    07/29/2011 12:26:44 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Friday, July 29, 2011 2:42 PM EDT | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-six years after Richard Nixon testified to a grand jury about the Watergate break-in that drove him from office, a federal judge on Friday ordered the secret transcript made public. But the 297 pages of testimony won't be available immediately, because the government gets time to decide whether to appeal. The Obama administration opposed the transcript's release, chiefly to protect the privacy of people discussed during the ex-president's testimony who are still alive. Nevertheless, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth agreed with historians who sued for release of the documents that the historical significance outweighs arguments for secrecy,...
  • This Week in History: First US presidential visit to Israel

    06/17/2011 5:19:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-17-11 | MICHAEL OMER-MAN
    Twenty-six years after the creation of the State of Israel, Nixon was the 1st sitting US president to set foot on its shores and in the hills of Jerusalem. On June 16, 1974, US President Richard Nixon made the first visit to Israel by a sitting US president. The visit, coming just over six months after the Yom Kippur War, was part of a wider trip to Middle Eastern countries meant to consolidate US influence in the region, solidify the ceasefire and separation of forces agreements brokered at the end of the Yom Kippur War, and do damage control in...
  • Barack Obama: A Nixon, Not A Carter

    President Barack Obama’s critics who liken him to the feckless Jimmy Carter have it all wrong. The Obama White House is engaged in a campaign to override and overrun Congress with executive power the likes of which haven’t been seen since President Richard Nixon. The Obama administration is using the Labor Department to ram through something like Card Check (repeatedly failed to pass the Senate), the Environmental Protection Agency to impose something like Kyoto Treaty protocols (voted down by the Senate 95-0), the NLRB shutting down Boeing’s $2 billion Dreamliner factory in South Carolina and other initiatives, many of dubious...
  • The New Watergate (Nixon Haters Now Run Nixon Presidential Library)

    04/11/2011 8:42:25 AM PDT · by Rufii · 9 replies
    The New Nixon Blog ^ | April 5, 2011 | Anne Walker
    The New Watergate By Anne Walker Where I stand depends on where I sit . . . . or in this case . . . . where I used to sit. It is so true. Those of us who lived through the days of what came to be known as “Watergate”, the days of reading about our pals in the Washington Post every day, seeing them accused and vilified, hauled in front of a grand jury for countless hours while their legal bills sky rocketed, go to trial, and be convicted of perjury, not wrongdoing, and end up in...
  • Professor Bruce Herschensohn on “An American Amnesia”

    04/05/2011 10:53:48 AM PDT · by EllisWashingtonReport · 4 replies ^ | 02/01/11 | Ellis Washington
    Does being on the left mean never having to say that you are sorry?—If you are talking about the Vietnam War and who won it 35 years later, that very well may be the case. Regarding the real truth of the Vietnam War after the fall of Saigon, Laos and Cambodia, Senator Fulbright, D-AK, who was also the chair of the Foreign Relations Committee summed up the sentiment of the 94th Congress, “I am no more distressed than if Arkansas had lost the football game to Texas.” “That started the Southeast Asian genocide. You’re talking about one quarter of the...
  • Nixon’s library lifts the veil on the scandal of his tenure; Clinton’s library not so much

    04/04/2011 2:37:36 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies ^ | April 1 2011 | Carol Felsenthal
    When a curious reader goes to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum website and searches the name “Monica Lewinsky” — the White House intern who almost brought down the Clinton presidency — the search yields zero results.
  • Political Vetting of FOIA Requests Assailed/Defended

    04/04/2011 9:20:40 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Representative Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif) complaint that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is injecting political bias into the process of responding to freedom of information requests was dismissed as “sour grapes” by Representative Gerald Connelly (D-Va). “Inasmuch as representative Issa himself has characterized DHS’ actions as ‘Nixonian’ I can’t see what his beef is,” Connelly argued. “Nixon was a Republican President. Now the shoe is on the other foot. So what?” “Using a political compass to guide the agency’s response to requests for public documents is unlawful,” Issa asserted. “The fact that a...
  • Professor Bruce Herschensohn on "An American Amnesia"

    04/01/2011 6:02:51 AM PDT · by EllisWashingtonReport ^ | 02/01/11 | Ellis Washington
    *MP3 audio dP20101223 Hr 3 THU.mp3 of the interview by Dennis Prager of Professor Bruce Herschensohn’s new book on the Vietnam War, “An American Amnesia” Does being on the left mean never having to say that you are sorry?—If you are talking about the Vietnam War and who won it 35 years later, that very well may be the case. Regarding the real truth of the Vietnam War after the fall of Saigon, Laos and Cambodia, Senator Fulbright, D-AK, who was also the chair of the Foreign Relations Committee summed up the sentiment of the 94th Congress, “I am no...
  • Nixing Nixon

    03/10/2011 3:41:15 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    They claim it’s all part of the plan. But still. The Nixon Center, an institution founded by President Richard Nixon within his own presidential library just three months before he died in 1994, has dropped “Nixon” to become the more generic “Center for the National Interest.”
  • Left wing climate of hate and assassination (Sep 2010 - Casey Brezik attempts to kill Missouri Gov.)

    01/23/2011 11:17:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 1/21/11 | Jack Cashill
    Left wing climate of hate and assassinationJack Cashill January 21, 2011 Successful propaganda is composed of equal parts deception and suppression, and the apparatchiks in the mainstream media are much better at the latter. They may have erred in pushing the Arizona assassination attempt beyond its ideological limits last week, but they succeeded brilliantly a few months earlier in suppressing news of a nearly lethal attempt by a genuine leftist. In September 2010 Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was scheduled to speak at Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City. At some point, wearing black clothes and a bullet-proof vest, 22...
  • JFK's own dirty trick (Did Kennedy really win the 1960 election?)

    01/17/2011 9:25:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Wahsington Post ^ | 01/17/2011 | Mark Feldstein
    Fifty years ago next week, Richard Nixon stood uncomfortably on the Capitol's inaugural platform and watched his rival John F. Kennedy being sworn in as president. "We won" the election, Nixon fumed, "but they stole it from us." Indeed, the dirty tricks that helped defeat Nixon were more devious than merely the ballot-stuffing of political lore. In one of the least-known chapters of 20th-century political history, Kennedy operatives secretly paid off an informant and set in motion a Watergate-like burglary that sabotaged Nixon's campaign on the eve of the election. It began in the fall of 1960, when the Kennedy...
  • A half-century of political dirty tricks

    01/14/2011 3:35:22 PM PST · by Al B. · 12 replies
    WaPo ^ | January, 14, 2010 | Mark Feldstein
    Fifty years ago next week, Richard Nixon stood uncomfortably on the Capitol's inaugural platform and watched his rival John F. Kennedy being sworn in as president. "We won" the election, Nixon fumed, "but they stole it from us." Indeed, the dirty tricks that helped defeat Nixon were more devious than merely the ballot-stuffing of political lore. In one of the least-known chapters of 20th-century political history, Kennedy operatives secretly paid off an informant and set in motion a Watergate-like burglary that sabotaged Nixon's campaign on the eve of the election. It began in the fall of 1960, when the Kennedy...
  • Mr. Kissinger, Have You No Shame?

    12/30/2010 12:58:11 PM PST · by americanophile · 28 replies · 26+ views
    Slate ^ | Dec. 27, 2010 | Christopher Hitchens
    Ignore the recent excuses. Henry Kissinger's entire career was a series of massacres and outrages. Until the most recent release of the Nixon/Kissinger tapes, what were the permitted justifications for saying in advance that the slaughter of Jews in gas chambers by a hostile foreign dictatorship would not be "an American concern"? Let's agree that we do not know. It didn't seem all that probable that the question would come up. Or, at least, not all that likely that the statement would turn out to have been made, and calmly received, in the Oval Office. I was present at Madison...
  • Still need a gift? Give wisdom (Thomas Sowell)

    12/13/2010 9:05:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | December 14, 2010 | Thomas Sowell
    It is hard to come up with gifts for people who already seem to have everything. But there are few -- if any -- people who can keep up with the flood of books coming off the presses. Books can be good gifts for such people. Among the books I read this year, the one that made the biggest impact on me was "New Deal or Raw Deal" ($10.20; 32% OFF) by Burton Folsom, Jr., a professor at Hillsdale College. It was that rare kind of book, one thoroughly researched by a scholar and yet written in plain language, readily...
  • Shocking Nixon-Kissinger Tapes: ‘So What if Soviets Gas Jews’

    12/12/2010 8:55:26 PM PST · by FromLori · 33 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 12/12/2010 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    White House adviser and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger once told President Richard Nixon, "And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern,” according to newly-released tapes from the Nixon library. The shocking statement from Kissinger, a Jew, was followed up by an agreement from Nixon, who said, "I know. We can't blow up the world because of it." Kissinger also advised Nixon when he was president during the campaign to free the Jews from the Soviet Union, “The emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is...
  • Kissinger: Gassing Jews would not be a US problem

    12/11/2010 6:43:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 83 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/11/10
    ‘If they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern.’ secretary of state heard telling Nixon on 1973 tape. WASHINGTON – Henry Kissinger is heard saying the genocide of Soviet Jews would not be an American problem on newly released tapes chronicling President Nixon’s obsession with disparaging Jews and other minorities. Kissinger’s remarks come after a meeting between the two men and former prime minister Golda Meir on March 1, 1973, in which Meir pleads for US pressure on the Soviet Union to release its Jews. The men dismiss her plea after Meir...
  • Nixon library to release 265 hours of White House tapes

    12/09/2010 3:11:31 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    (CNN) -- The Richard Nixon Presidential Library will open a trove of records at the facility and online Thursday, including 265 hours of White House tapes, officials said. The library, in Yorba Linda, California, will also open more than 140,000 pages of presidential records and 75 hours of video oral histories, officials said. The library is part of the National Archives. The White House tapes span February 1973 to March 1973 and include a few from early April 1973. There are no transcripts for these tapes, but the library has produced a detailed subject log for each conversation, National Archives...
  • Never Mind Watergate

    11/29/2010 7:16:56 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 1 replies
    In the midst of the current crisis—with the dollar having collapsed to barely more than a 1,400th of the value of an ounce of gold, the United Nations calling for a new world currency and Ben Bernanke becoming a political punching bag for the "quantitative easing" that critics fear will ignite inflation—we now have a book containing the secret diaries of the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board during Richard Nixon's presidency, a time of turmoil in currencies and markets and of policies that haunt our economy to this day. Arthur Burns, the pipe-puffing ex-Columbia professor who served as Fed...
  • Substance Still Sells, Sarah [Nixonite attacks Palin]

    11/26/2010 7:21:37 PM PST · by Rufii · 32 replies · 30+ views
    The Episconixonian ^ | November 26, 2010 | John H. Taylor
    Substance Still Sells, Sarah Writing about Sarah Palin's bizarre Thanksgiving Day defense of her North Korea gaffe, Andrew Sullivan makes the point people used to make about Richard Nixon after his rocking, socking congressional and senatorial campaigns and especially the Alger Hiss case: There is a meanness, a disrespect, a vicious partisanship that, if allowed to gain more power, would split this country more deeply and more rancorously than at any time in recent years. And that's saying something. Ironic, yes. Determinative, no. Though he was a divisive, highly partisan figure whom a significant number of Americans always loathed,...
  • Obama Isn’t Carter, He Is Nixon

    11/22/2010 10:26:37 AM PST · by Shout Bits · 49 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 11/22/2010 | Shout Bits
    Pres. Obama’s detractors in the media compare him to Pres. Carter, whose watch included economic malaise, foreign policy failures, and leftist politics, but Obama’s attitudes and policies are closer to Pres. Nixon. From enemy lists in the media, to manipulating the legal system, to attempting to half win / half exit a war, to disastrous monetary policy, Obama is Nixon part II. . .
  • Obama was to the Democrats what Watergate was to the Republicans

    11/06/2010 12:31:54 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 13 replies
    Wizbang ^ | 11/6/2010 | Rick
    Actually... worse... a little tid-bit of info that'll not be seen in your local newspapers and TV news programs: While the Republican gains in the House and Senate are grabbing the most headlines, the most significant results on Tuesday came in state legislatures where Republicans wiped the floor with Democrats. Republicans picked up 680 seats in state legislatures, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures -- the most in the modern era. To put that number in perspective: In the 1994 GOP wave, Republicans picked up 472 seats. The previous record was in the post-Watergate election of 1974, when...
  • Confidence in Obama Lower than Even Nixon at Watergate

    09/30/2010 7:33:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/30/2010 | bruce Walker
    Gallup is the oldest major polling organization in America.  It has a strong interest in credibility with the public, because if its polls are wrong then its value drops to nothing.  Gallup Polls, by and large, are fairly accurate reflections of what is actually polled.  So when Gallup asks Americans in different states about their ideology, the reported data seems reasonable.  The problem, however, is that unless one looks at the data and not at how Gallup entitles its polls, big stories are lost.  As one example, Gallup in the last year or so has finally begun asking Americans about...
  • Fifty Years After: 1960’s Kennedy-Nixon Debates

    09/25/2010 4:37:41 AM PDT · by statestreet · 8 replies
    The New Nixon Blog ^ | September 25, 2010 | David Pietrusza
    On September 26, 1960 cathode rays changed presidential politics forever. For on that Monday evening Richard Nixon and Jack Kennedy faced off on the first televised presidential debate in American campaign history. Neither Nixon nor Kennedy was a stranger to debates. Kennedy had faced Henry Cabot Lodge for the United States Senate in 1952 and both Hubert Humphrey and Lyndon Johnson in the run-up to winning his party’s 1960 nomination. Richard Nixon had won honors as a high school and college debater. He captured more than honors—he won elections—debating incumbent Jerry Voorhees for Congress in 1946 and Helen Gahagan Douglas...
  • Nixon plot against newspaper columnist detailed

    09/14/2010 6:32:36 AM PDT · by RKV · 31 replies · 1+ views
    PMSNBC ^ | 14 Sep 2010 | Michael Isikoff
    Nearly 40 years before the Obama White House denounced the WikiLeaks website for publishing classified documents, another president, Richard Nixon, was even more obsessed with the same phenomenon. Only Nixon and his top aides went to far greater lengths to deal with the problem: They launched an extraordinary campaign to smear and discredit the journalist who, more than anyone else, was bedeviling them by publishing government secrets: newspaper columnist Jack Anderson. The White House obsession with Anderson — whose "Washington Merry Go-Round" column was the WikiLeaks of its day — is detailed in a new book being published this month,...
  • Obama getting fewer judges confirmed than Nixon

    A determined Republican stall campaign in the Senate has sidetracked so many of the men and women nominated by President Barack Obama for judgeships that he has put fewer people on the bench than any president since Richard Nixon at a similar point in his first term 40 years ago.
  • Orange County Is No Longer Nixon Country

    08/29/2010 9:35:13 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 29, 2010 | Adam Nagourney
    Orange County Is No Longer Nixon Country By ADAM NAGOURNEY SANTA ANA, Calif. — Orange County has been a national symbol of conservatism for more than 50 years: birthplace of President Richard M. Nixon and home to John Wayne, a bastion for the John Birch Society, a land of orange groves and affluence, the region of California where Republican presidential candidates could always count on a friendly audience. But this iconic county of 3.1 million people passed something of a milestone in June. The percentage of registered Republican voters dropped to 43 percent, the lowest level in 70 years. It...
  • Obama restores rank of disgraced Vietnam general (John D. Lavelle)

    08/05/2010 3:36:05 AM PDT · by tlb · 24 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 08.05.10 | PAULINE JELINEK and ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON -- More than 30 years after his death, an Air Force general has been exonerated of charges that he violated presidential restrictions on aerial bombing during the Vietnam War and ordered the falsification of records to conceal the missions. John D. Lavelle was forced to retire in April 1972 at the rank of major general - two stars below the rank he held as commander of air operations in Vietnam. He died in 1979. The story took a new twist in 2007 with the publication in Air Force Magazine of an article by a retired Air Force general, Aloysius...
  • The War Over Nixon [As Seen From Left Field]

    07/08/2010 9:17:28 PM PDT · by Taft in '52 · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Magazine ^ | July, 2010 | Scott Martelle
    The War Over Nixon The ghost of our most divisive modern president haunts efforts to make his library tell the truth by Scott Martelle Tim Naftali thought docents at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum should be honest about the Watergate tapes. The docents, though, couldn’t talk about what they didn’t know. “I had docents come to me and say, ‘Is there anything incriminating on the tapes?’ ” says Naftali, the library director. The tapes were so damaging to Richard M. Nixon that they were a reason he resigned as president of the United States. Naftali also thought the docents...
  • A Small Victory? [Nixon Library Now Run By Nixon Haters]

    07/04/2010 6:37:20 PM PDT · by Taft in '52 · 21 replies
    The New Nixon Blog ^ | July 3, 2010 | Anne Walker
    A Small Victory? By Anne Walker As regular readers of my blog know, I have been very upset that the docents at the Nixon Library and Museum were “fired” from conducting student tours. After seventeen years of leading the school tours, they were replaced by people, many of them interns, working with the National Archives. This has resulted in blatant disrespect for the President we represent and incidents of revisionist history. The reason, we were told, is that the docents were too political and positive. Now, why I ask you, would someone want to donate hours and hours to...
  • LIVE THREAD--TROOPATHON 2010! Nixon Library, Sarah Palin at 1:45 PDT!

    07/01/2010 12:44:38 PM PDT · by Syncro · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Troopathon ^ | July 1, 2010 | Syncro
    SARAH  PALIN! Sarah Palin Joins Us to Support the Troops Don't Miss This Historic Event!   Folks, we've just made a huge breakthrough for the troops! Governor Palin has agreed to support our efforts to send the largest care package shipment in history to U.S. Troops.You are the first to hear of this, and YES you heard right... SARAH PALIN is joining YOU, MAF, and the Troops for this momentous outpouring of support for the troops! RUSH LIMBAUGH IS OUR FIRST GUEST SO TUNE IN PROMPTLY AT 1 PM! AND STAY TUNED BECAUSE PALIN FOLLOWS AT 1:45!    TROOPATHON...
  • President Nixon In The Rear-View Mirror

    06/27/2010 10:42:25 AM PDT · by Panorama · 18 replies
    The Political Panorama ^ | 06-27-2010 | Troy
    President Nixon had his flaws from ethics to some of his policies. However if one takes a closer look at his accomplishments while in office, they might see a version of President Nixon that is much different than that often portrayed in the media and I suspect President Nixon’s stock will continue to rise slightly over the next couple decades.
  • Pro-Troop Group Announces Third Annual Drive to Support Military Servicemen and Women (MAF)

    06/01/2010 8:20:25 AM PDT · by Syncro · 4 replies · 171+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | June 1, 2010 | Levi Russell
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 1, 2010 CONTACT: Levi Russel (509) 979 - 6615 Pro-Troop Group Announces Third Annual Drive to Support Military Servicemen and Women Sacramento, Calif. - Move America Forward, the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization is announcing the third annual “Troopathon” which is set to take place July 1st live from the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California. The Troopathon is a once-a-year fundraiser held by the group and consists of an 8 hour live video broadcast over the web and radio. This 8 hour live broadcast is hosted by Melanie Morgan, talk...
  • Lessons From Failed Cold War Spy Mission in China

    06/20/2010 10:44:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Detail by painful detail, the CIA is coming to grips with one of the most devastating episodes in its history, a botched cloak-and-dagger flight into China that stole two decades of freedom from a pair of fresh-faced American operatives and cost the lives of their two pilots. In opening up about the 1952 debacle, the CIA is finding ways to use it as a teaching tool. Mistakes of the past can serve as cautionary tales for today's spies and paramilitary officers taking on al-Qaida and other terrorist targets. At the center of the story are two eager CIA paramilitary officers...
  • Nixon sought dirt on Mary Jo Kopechne, files show

    06/14/2010 4:13:16 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 43 replies · 1,509+ views
    boston ^ | June 14, 2010 04
    WASHINGTON _ The FBI was asked by top aides to President Richard Nixon to "discreetly" look into the background and personal associations of the young political aide, Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned in 1969 when Edward M. Kennedy's car careened off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, newly released FBI documents show...
  • Blumenthal in the Nixon White House

    05/18/2010 11:46:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 994+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2010 | James Rosen
    As the New York Times has reported, Connecticut Attorney General and Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal remained stateside during the Vietnam War thanks to five deferments he obtained, the last of which enabled him to take a job in the Nixon White House. During research for my book The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate (Doubleday 2008), I uncovered some documents that showed Blumenthal, then a staff lawyer for Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a key domestic policy adviser to the president, had aroused the suspicions of Attorney General Mitchell. The year was 1969, and the country was wracked by...
  • Nixon threatened war if the USSR launched a nuclear attack on China in 1969.

    05/16/2010 6:34:41 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 8 replies · 536+ views
    The Virginan ^ | 5/16/2010 | Moneyrunner
    The Soviet Union was on the brink of launching a nuclear attack against China in 1969 and only backed down after the US told Moscow such a move would start World War Three, according to a Chinese historian. ... On 15 October 1969, he quotes Soviet premier Alexei Kosygin as telling Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev that Washington has drawn up "detailed plans" for a nuclear war against the USSR if it attacked China. "[The United States] has clearly indicated that China's interests are closely related to theirs and they have mapped out detailed plans for nuclear war against us," Kosygin...