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  • CNN's Avlon: Bolton Testimony 'Equivalent of Nixon Smoking Gun Tape'

    01/29/2020 8:02:22 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How desperate is the liberal media to bring down President Trump? Desperate enough to resort to the most absurd analogies to make their supposed impeachment case against the president. Take CNN "senior political analyst" John Avlon on this morning's New Day. Avlon actually offered the preposterous proposition that John Bolton's prospective testimony at the impeachment trial would be "the equivalent of Nixon's smoking gun tape."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • 1972 Presidential Election Map

    01/12/2020 1:20:59 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 66 replies
  • Operation Nickel Grass [Yom Kippur war supply airlift]

    12/13/2019 4:58:39 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 53 replies
    Various ^ | Fri, 12/13/19 | Various
    Operation Nickel GrassExcerpt: The Arab states had trained well and Moscow had supplied equipment on a colossal scale, including 600 advanced surface-to-air missiles, 300 MiG-21 fighters, 1,200 tanks, and hundreds of thousands of tons of consumable war materiel. By Monday, the Israelis were reeling as missiles supplied by the Soviet Union took a heavy toll on aircraft and tanks. The IDF was running out of artillery shells and the Israeli Air Force warned that its capability to sustain combat would be exhausted within the week... On 12 October, Nixon decided that no more delays could be allowed, and ordered the...
  • Nixon-era DOJ official made famous by 'Saturday Night Massacre' dies at 87

    11/27/2019 1:11:48 PM PST · by robowombat · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/19 03:52 PM EST | ZACK BUDRYK
    Nixon-era DOJ official made famous by 'Saturday Night Massacre' dies at 87 BY ZACK BUDRYK - 11/27/19 03:52 PM EST Nixon-era DOJ official made famous by 'Saturday Night Massacre' dies at Former Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus, one of two top Department of Justice (DOJ) officials who resigned rather than fire the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal, died Wednesday at 87, his family said. Ruckelshaus joined the Nixon administration in 1969 as assistant attorney general in the DOJ’s civil rights division before becoming the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) first administrator in 1970. In 1973, after a brief stint as...
  • Carole Simpson: Nets Feared Military Coup During Nixon Resignation Address

    11/24/2019 11:30:54 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How paranoid were the Nixon-hating TV networks during Watergate? Far enough out there that, according to liberal former ABC correspondent Carole Simpson, they feared that instead of resigning, President Nixon would announce a military coup supporting him. [snip] CAROLE SIMPSON: I have to tell you, though, on the night he gave the resignation speech, I was a baby reporter then. But they had me out in Chicago, we were in major cities across America waiting for the riots or whatever that's going to happen after his announcement because people weren't sure that he wasn't -- the camera wouldn't pull back...
  • Joy Reid Show's Sudden Liberal Respect for Nixon: He Resigned!

    09/28/2019 11:06:58 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Sudden Respect" is one of our Media Bias topics at NewsBusters. The notion is that a person formerly despised by the liberal media suddenly earns its respect by doing something to liberal liking. If there is one person historically despised by liberals, and whose downfall gave birth to a new genre of attack journalism, it is Richard Nixon. Yet Sudden Respect was posthumously bestowed on Nixon today on Joy Reid's MSNBC show. Why? Because Nixon chose to walk the plank and resign before being impeached, something liberals fear President Trump will never do.Get the rest of the story and view...
  • 45 Years Later: Nixon’s Resignation Was His New Beginning

    08/08/2019 11:25:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | August 8, 2019 | Kasey Pipes
    When he spoke to his staff in the East Room of the White House 45 years ago today, Richard Nixon did more than speak for the last time as president.  He urged his staff—and the watching nation—to remember that “only those who have been in the deepest valley” can ever appreciate “how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.”  He could not have known it at the time, but those would become some of the most prophetic words he ever spoke as he began his exile from public life.This August represents the 45th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation and...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Richard Nixon

    07/20/2019 8:43:18 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 2 replies
    Self-Published | 7/20/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Richard Nixon. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Richard Nixon was president when Apollo 11 landed on the moon fifty years ago, the greatest scientific and celebratory achievement in U.S. History. He would have a second speech ready, written by William Safire, that he thankfully did not have to read, which would have been given in the event of the failure of the Apollo 11 mission. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font...
  • 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...
  • 'Significant Threat': Joy Reid Show Stokes Fears Trump Will Refuse to Leave Office

    05/05/2019 4:40:13 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The Joy Reid show did its best today to stoke fears that President Trump would refuse to leave office if he loses the 2020 election. Dark theories were floated, including the notion that Trump would enlist the military in a "coup d'etat," with support from Republican "monarchists" in Congress. There was also criticism of Nancy Pelosi for refusing to pursue impeachment. [snip] Wine-Banks ended the scare-mongering segment by warning, "you could say it can’t happen here. I think a lot of people in past history have said the same thing and it did happen. And we have to be vigilant...
  • For the Democrats, There is Really Only One Issue in 1984: Who Can Beat Reagan?

    05/03/2019 7:25:17 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 43 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 5/10/1984 | William Greider
    If reason ruled in politics, the Democratic party would urge its presidential candidates to eliminate the vitriolic posturing from their campaign, and would then begin to concentrate on the only question that matters: Who can beat Reagan? That is different from asking whether Walter Mondale would make a better chief executive than Gary Hart, or whether Hart’s “new ideas” are preferable to Mondale’s old-line liberal values. What troubles me is that, given the rising nastiness, this campaign begins more and more to resemble the terrible script written in 1972, when another new face, George McGovern, was buried by Richard Nixon’s...
  • 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.
  • Conway: It’s time to impeach Trump

    04/19/2019 10:13:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | April 19, 2019 | ED MORRISSEY
    Which Conway? Come on, man. The Kellyanne-George public war over Donald Trump reached its zenith — so far, anyway — with the latter’s call to remove his wife’s boss from office. Writing in the Washington Post today, George Conway urges Congress to impeach Trump even though Robert Mueller found no collusion with Russia and declined to reach a conclusion on obstruction: Still, the special counsel’s report is damning. Mueller couldn’t say, with any “confidence,” that the president of the United States is not a criminal. He said, stunningly, that “if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts...
  • Oh, that big 1982 Siberian explosion?

    02/03/2004 9:13:42 PM PST · by Valin · 78 replies · 9,333+ views
    WASHINGTON - Intelligence shortcomings, as we see, have a thousand fathers; secret intelligence triumphs are orphans. Here is the unremarked story of "the Farewell dossier": how a CIA campaign of computer sabotage resulting in a huge explosion in Siberia -- all engineered by a mild-mannered economist named Gus Weiss -- helped us win the Cold War. Weiss worked down the hall from me in the Nixon administration. In early 1974, he wrote a report on Soviet advances in technology through purchasing and copying that led the beleaguered president -- detente notwithstanding -- to place restrictions on the export of computers...
  • MSNBC’s Matthews Warns of 1972 Nixon-McGovern Repeat in 2020 with Far-Left Dem Candidates

    04/03/2019 1:20:29 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/02/2019 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews offered his take on the Democratic Party’s drift to the far-left, which he warned could have an impact on the 2020 presidential election. Matthews reminded voters of the 1972 presidential election between incumbent President Richard Nixon and then-Democratic presidential nominee Sen. George McGovern (D-SD). Nixon won in a landslide, taking 49 states and 60% of the popular vote. He suggested such a scenario could be possible in 2020 if Democrats nominated a far-left candidate to go up against President Donald Trump in 2020. ~snip~ “What’s hard is to identify a leading candidate that...
  • Andrew Yang and the “Freedom Dividend” (Universal Basic Income)

    03/21/2019 10:03:04 AM PDT · by OddLane · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/19/19 | Don't Walk, Run! Productions
    Presidential candidate Andrew Yang is campaigning on the platform of Universal Basic Income. He says everyone from MLK to Milton Friedman to Richard Nixon were for it. But were they? The answer won't surprise you.
  • Larry Hogan stokes speculation he'll primary Trump in 2020

    01/18/2019 4:43:33 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 74 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 01/18/2019 05:04 AM EST | ALEX ISENSTADT
    By ALEX ISENSTADT 01/18/2019 05:04 AM EST Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is acting a lot like a guy who wants to run against Donald Trump in 2020 — and the president's reelection team is taking notice. The second-term Maryland governor has been implicitly going after Trump in speeches, meeting with Never Trump Republicans, and planning a March trip to Iowa as vice chair of the National Governors Association. It’s all fueling speculation that Hogan, a 62-year-old cancer survivor who coasted to reelection in liberal Maryland and remains one of the most popular governors in...
  • Remember Election 68: When Lyndon Johnson Was Replaced With Dick Nixon and George Wallace Nailed It

    11/03/2018 6:02:24 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 35 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/1/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    (Warning: You May Find Some Of This Offensive And Or Disturbing) "...We have been here now for twelve and one half hours by my reckoning and we still don't know who the next President of the United States is...." NBC Anchorman Chet Huntley At 7 AM Eastern Time Wednesday November 6, 1968- I was watching Chet Huntley and David Brinkley on the morning of Wednesday November 6th, 1968 as I awoke around 7 am from a short nights sleep for an eight year old, probably not much more than four and a half hours. We still didn't know who the...

    08/09/2018 5:25:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    newsweek ^ | 08/08/2018 | Jenni Fink
    On August 8, 1974, then-President Richard Nixon announced in a televised address that he was resigning as president of the United States and would be replaced by then-Vice President Gerald Ford. Nixon’s resignation came in the face of almost certain impeachment over the Watergate scandal, making him the first president in history to step down before his term was over. During his televised speech, he said that he always “tried to do what was best for the nation,” but decided to resign after determining that his political base wasn’t strong enough to continue with the constitutional process. “I have never...
  • Watergate Series in the Works at Netflix From George Clooney, Matt Charman

    12/15/2017 6:32:28 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Variety ^ | December 15, 2017 | Joe Otterson
    A limited series exploring the Watergate scandal is currently in the works at Netflix from Matt Charman, George Clooney, and Grant Heslov, Variety has learned from sources. Charman, who co-wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-winning Steven Spielberg film “Bridge of Spies” with Joel and Ethan Coen, will serve as the writer on the eight-part limited series, which will delve into the stories of certain key figures in the infamous scandal. Clooney and Heslov will executive produce, with sources telling Variety that Clooney may also direct part of the series should Netflix pick it up. Sonar Entertainment will produce. Sonar inked...