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  • 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...
  • Watergate Hotel Fails to Attract Bid

    07/21/2009 5:49:52 PM PDT · by freespirited · 18 replies · 662+ views
    Washpost ^ | 07/21/09 | Lisa Rein
    The Watergate Hotel was taken back this morning by the German bank that foreclosed on its debt-ridden owners at an auction that failed to attract any bids, despite international attention. But the fate of the 251-room hotel that will be forever linked with the scandal that brought down Richard Nixon is far from decided. PB Capital, a subsidiary of Deutsche Postbank AG, made a $25 million credit bid for the property, which has views of the Potomac. The bank, which is owed $40 million by developer Monument Realty, will now market the 12-story hotel to interested buyers in a private...
  • Hotel That Launched The Watergate Scandal Goes Up For Auction [Karma?]

    07/19/2009 8:57:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 661+ views
    London Times ^ | July 19th 2009
    July 20, 2009 Hotel that launched the Watergate scandal goes up for auction Tim Reid, Washington The Watergate Hotel, scene of the 1972 burglary that destroyed Richard Nixon’s presidency, is to be auctioned off tomorrow. The owners of the hotel, who bought it in 2004 with the hope of restoring it to its former glory as one of Washington’s most luxurious establishments, defaulted on a $40 million bank loan, and a repossession order expired last week. It is an extraordinary development for the hotel, which is part of the complex that gave its name to America’s greatest political scandal. President...
  • 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...
  • Auction on Watergate Hotel Could Begin Next Week

    07/16/2009 3:11:14 PM PDT · by ETL · 5 replies · 499+ views
    AP via FoxNews.com ^ | July 16, 2009
    The famous hotel could be open for bids next week The Watergate Hotel made famous by a presidential scandal is expected to be on the auction block next week. Alex Cooper Auctioneers is announcing that it will take bids Tuesday on the Washington landmark. [snip] The Watergate complex was made famous by the 1972 burglary that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation.
  • Et tu, Brute...

    06/18/2009 9:31:01 AM PDT · by Taft in '52 · 15 replies · 1,096+ views
    The New Nixon ^ | June 18, 2009 | Bob Bostock
    Et tu, Brute… Shortly after becoming director of the Nixon Library in 2007, Dr. Timothy Naftali invited the nation’s press in to witness the removal of the Nixon Library’s Watergate exhibit. Declaring, “I can’t run a shrine,” he gleefully presided over the destruction of the exhibit, which resulted in numerous articles reporting that the “whitewash of Watergate” was over at the Nixon Library. Dr. Naftali went on to assert, “The challenge is to present a controversial, traumatic and important story in a fair and historically accurate way.” By any measure, he has failed his own definition of success. Two...
  • NAULTY: John Dean invitation a bad move [Nixon Derangement Syndrome alert]

    06/15/2009 2:40:52 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 38 replies · 1,574+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2009 | Susan Naulty
    Officials at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Calif., have invited John Dean to speak there on the 37th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, slapping the faces not only of those sympathetic to the former president but, more important, history itself.
  • Cuban-born Watergate burglar dies in Florida at 92

    06/07/2009 12:29:21 PM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies · 834+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | Fri Jun 5 | DAVID FISCHER
    MIAMI – Bernard Leon Barker, one of the five Watergate burglars whose break-in led to America's biggest political scandal, died Friday in suburban Miami. He was 92. The Cuban-born former CIA operative who also participated in the Bay of Pigs invasion died at his home after being taken to the Veteran's Administration Medical Center the night before, said his stepdaughter, Kelly Andrad. He appeared to have died from complications of lung cancer, and he had also suffered from heart problems. Barker was one of five men who broke into the Watergate building in Washington on June 17, 1972. A piece...
  • 2 Ex-Timesmen Say They Had a Tip on Watergate First

    05/24/2009 10:00:02 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 23 replies · 868+ views
    NYT ^ | May 24, 2009 | Richard Perez-Pena
    The Watergate break-in eventually forced a presidential resignation and turned two Washington Post reporters into pop-culture heroes. But almost 37 years after the break-in, two former New York Times journalists have stepped forward to say that The Times had the scandal nearly in its grasp before The Post did — and let it slip. Robert M. Smith, a former Times reporter, says that two months after the burglary, over lunch at a Washington restaurant, the acting director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, L. Patrick Gray, disclosed explosive aspects of the case, including the culpability of the former attorney general,...
  • Man bites newspaper- newspaper problems traced to Richard Nixon (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/14/2009 11:56:29 AM PDT · by abb · 46 replies · 1,262+ views
    Boston Phoenix ^ | April 14, 2009 | Steven Stark
    It's not news that newspapers are in huge trouble — victims of technological change and a mini-depression. What is news is the unadorned glee that is greeting the demise of newsprint. When auto or city workers lose their jobs, there's talk of bailouts and extra measures to cushion the trauma, and even mournful country songs written in tribute. And when newspapers close? The blogs are full of self-congratulations at the demise of the journalistic establishment. "Seeing newspapers fall apart brings me joy," writes an anonymous essayist in a broadside reprinted on the blog Reflections of a Newsosaur. Then there was...
  • "ACORN" vs "CRP" (vanity)

    03/14/2009 1:59:39 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 6 replies · 462+ views
    When conservative Eagle Scouts conducted themselves in partisan fashion in support of their President, it was criminal and the scandal which defined an entire generation. When liberal communists do pretty much the same thing. Nobody cares.
  • On the Death of Deep Throat

    12/23/2008 12:45:13 PM PST · by donna · 34 replies · 1,318+ views
    Human Events ^ | 12/23/2008 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    "De mortuis nil nisi bonum." Of the dead, nothing but good. So said Dean Acheson of Sen. Joe McCarthy on his death in 1957. "Tailgunner Joe" had bedeviled the secretary of state for his lassitude toward communist penetration of State in President Truman's time. But the passing of Mark Felt, associate director of the FBI in the later Nixon years, lately exposed as "Deep Throat," the source for the Woodward-Bernstein stories, calls forth some rebuttal to the tributes lavished upon Felt as the honest lawman who saved our republic. When the Watergate break-in was traced to the Committee to Reelect...
  • Deep Throat: Too Late the Hero

    12/22/2008 5:01:36 AM PST · by RKV · 41 replies · 2,787+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 20 Dec. 2008 | Clarice Feldman
    When I decided to write something on Mark Felt who passed away this week at 95, an online friend, Narciso, wrote of the “incremental irony of Mark Felt.” When I asked him to elaborate he wrote back: He conducted illegal or at least dubious surveillance against the Weathermen, he then faults Nixon for the same tactics, he undermined his own agency and ultimately almost ended up in jail. Besides sage words about being wary of the motives of government employees bearing tales of corruption to the press, Narciso’s words constitute as complete an epitaph of Mark Felt as I can...
  • Watergate 'Deep Throat' W. Mark Felt Dies at 95

    12/19/2008 10:38:33 AM PST · by Publius804 · 48 replies · 1,641+ views
    www.foxnews.com ^ | December 19, 2008 | Associated Press
    Watergate 'Deep Throat' W. Mark Felt Dies at 95 SAN FRANCISCO — W. Mark Felt, the former FBI second-in-command who revealed himself as "Deep Throat" 30 years after he tipped off reporters to the Watergate scandal that toppled a president, has died. He was 95. Felt died Thursday in Santa Rosa after suffering from congestive heart failure for several months, said family friend John D. O'Connor, who wrote the 2005 Vanity Fair article uncovering Felt's secret. The shadowy central figure in one of the most gripping political dramas of the 20th century, Felt insisted his alter ego be kept secret...
  • Mark Felt, 'Deep Throat' in Watergate reporting, dies

    12/18/2008 10:07:11 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 75 replies · 2,848+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 19, 2008 | Laura Norton
    Mark Felt, the FBI official who as the anonymous journalistic source "Deep Throat" helped bring down President Richard M. Nixon, died on Thursday at his home in Santa Rosa, Calif. He was 95. Felt suffered from congestive heart failure but the immediate cause of death was not known on Thursday night. "He was an important person for the history of our nation, but also such a gem and such a treasure to our family," said his grandson Nick Jones, who confirmed the death. "He was a great man." Jones said the family would issue a formal statement on Friday. In...
  • Fox's Wallace defends Bush at screening

    12/02/2008 11:37:36 AM PST · by Postman · 93 replies · 3,228+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 2, 2008 | Jon Ward
    "Fox News journalist Chris Wallace on Monday evening defended President Bush against criticism by Hollywood filmmaker Ron Howard that the president has abused his office in a way similar to President Richard Nixon..."
  • ANOTHER BOOK COMPLETED by John W. Cassell

    11/21/2008 10:06:00 AM PST · by johnwcassell · 5 replies · 350+ views
    John W. Cassell's MySpace Blog ^ | 21 November, 2008 | John W. Cassell
    At 0230 I typed the words THE END into my manuscript of UNCERTAIN PARADISE: 1973 ***The Latter Days***. It was electronically submitted to my publisher...the contract is signed. I told my wife I was within ten or so pages of finishing it yesterday morning. Her reaction: "Hmmmm." After nearly thirty years of marriage I was able to translate: wake me up when we're rich. She's got to be kidding. Barack Obama mentions a book and it's a best seller. He'll never read my stuff. Part One of Uncertain Paradise: 1973 deliberately left several threads unresolved. That is, after all, what...
  • Curious About Watergate (vanity)of

    11/20/2008 10:07:32 AM PST · by Hyzenthlay · 55 replies · 1,178+ views
    Hi everyone! So, I saw a promo for something like a movie or TV show about Watergate the other day, and that sort of sparked my curiousity about what the whole scandal was about - up until I started researching it, I only had some vague understanding that there was a break-in, a big scandal, some partially erased tapes, and Nixon resigned. Well, after researching it quite a bit I have a much better understanding of the whole fiasco, but there are still a few things that I don't understand or can't make sense of yet. I'm also wondering if...
  • It’s Tricky

    11/14/2008 5:45:10 PM PST · by MartinaMisc · 15 replies · 904+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/14/08 | D. R. Tucker
    Thirty-five years ago this month, the edifice began to collapse. “People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook,” said President Richard Nixon at a televised press conference on November 17, 1973. “Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got." Of course, Nixon was a crook, and less than a year later he would resign from the White House, his legacy saturated with scandal. Nixon’s disgraceful departure inflicted a wound upon the American psyche that would not be fully healed until the election of Ronald Reagan six years later. Some believed that Jimmy Carter’s...
  • McCain Expresses Concern Over Unfettered Fund Raising [Fox interview]

    10/19/2008 11:26:15 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 56 replies · 1,326+ views
    The Wall Street Journal - Washington Wire ^ | 2008-10-19 | Elizabeth Holmes
    John McCain suggested Sunday that Barack Obama’s record-breaking fund raising was a gateway to corruption. During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” the Republican nominee expressed concern over the amount of money his Democratic opponent was raising — and spending. Obama brought in a jaw-dropping $150 million in September, eclipsing his past record of $66 million. In talking about the news, McCain repeatedly referred to the Watergate scandal that resulted in the impeachment of former President Richard Nixon. McCain pointed to that incident, which included Republicans breaking into the Democratic National Committee offices, as an example of the kind of...
  • McCain: Obama cash will lead to scandal

    10/19/2008 2:34:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 2,258+ views
    Yahoo! News/The Politico ^ | October 19, 2008 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    John McCain suggested that his Democratic rival Barack Obama’s record-shattering fundraising haul will lead to scandal in their presidential race and future races, and he hinted that there may already be funny business going on with Obama’s legions of small donors. Obama announced Sunday morning that he pulled in $150 million in September, which McCain described on “Fox News Sunday” as “completely breaking whatever idea we had after Watergate to keep the cost and spending on campaigns under control. First time, first time since the Watergate scandal. And I can tell you this: that has unleashed now in presidential campaigns...
  • Sarah Palin 'unlawfully abused power' in feud with state tooper, report finds [Barf Alert!]

    10/11/2008 7:53:10 PM PDT · by melt · 28 replies · 1,051+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 10/11/08 | Philip Sherwell
    But that feud exploded into the race for the White House after an independent investigator concluded that Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential candidate, unlawfully abused her power as Alaska governor to push for her former brother-in-law to be sacked as a state trooper. The politically-charged finding ensured that the so-called Troopergate controversy dominated political headlines barely three weeks before the Nov 4 presidential election. The report found that Mrs Palin violated a state ethics law prohibiting public officials from using office for personal benefit - in this case, pursuing her family's grudge against Trooper Mike Wooten following his messy divorce...
  • The Network Behind the Bush-bashing Book

    05/30/2008 1:59:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 41 replies · 460+ views
    familysecuritymatters.org ^ | May 30, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    Publisher Peter Osnos, who admits to personally working with former Bush White House press secretary Scott McClellan on his new book, What Happened, began his career as an assistant to I.F. Stone, the pro-communist "journalist" named as a Soviet agent of influence who was the uncle of Weather Underground communist terrorist Kathy Boudin. But the connections don't end there. Boudin's son Chesa was raised by Barack Obama associates Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who were Boudin's comrades in the communist terrorist group, after Kathy Boudin went to prison for her involvement in an armed robbery and assault that took the...
  • New Watergate book says John Dean ordered break-in

    05/19/2008 8:05:22 AM PDT · by tlb · 55 replies · 2,187+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 19, 2008 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new book on the scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon alleges that White House counsel John Dean ordered the infamous Watergate break-in in 1972, a charge Dean strongly rejected. James Rosen, a Fox News Channel correspondent in Washington, made the charge based on interviews and an exhaustive review of documents for "The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate." Dean called Rosen's assertion "pathetic." Rosen quoted from a 1990 interview from another central Watergate figure, Jeb Magruder, that "the first plan that we got had been initiated by Dean." To help build his...
  • HE WAS NOT A CROOK

    05/18/2008 10:48:19 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 329+ views
    nypost.com ^ | May 18, 2008 | JAMES ROSEN
    HOW AN OUT-OF-CONTROL MEDIA INDICTED NIXON WITHOUT A TRIAL May 18, 2008 -- Swarmed by photographers, former Attorney General John Mitchell - once President Nixon's closest adviser, an awesome figure, with his wintry demeanor and trademark pipe, throughout the capital - emerged shaken and unsmiling from a three-hour grilling before the grand jury. It was April 20, 1973, and the Watergate cover-up was fast unraveling. Federal prosecutors and reporters smelled blood. "Mitchell had good reason to be grim," reported Daniel Schorr. "CBS News learns Mitchell admitted to the grand jury that he authorized payment of legal fees and expenses for...
  • "The Americans"

    04/15/2008 11:12:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 85+ views
    CFRB, Toronto, Ontario ^ | Broadcast June 5, 1973 | Gordon Sinclair
    The United States dollar took another pounding on German, French and British exchanges this morning, hitting the lowest point ever known in West Germany. It has declined there by 41% since 1971 and this Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the most generous and possibly the least-appreciated people in all the world. As long as sixty years ago, when I first started to read newspapers, I read of floods on the Yellow River and the Yangtse. Well, Who rushed in with men and money to help? The Americans did, that's who. They have helped...
  • Counsel confirms Hillary's 'fraudulent' Watergate brief

    04/07/2008 2:40:07 PM PDT · by Squidpup · 53 replies · 319+ views
    WorldNet Daily.com ^ | April 7, 2008 | WND
    Details of Hillary Clinton's firing from the House Judiciary Committee staff for unethical behavior as she helped prepare articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon have been confirmed by the panel's chief Republican counsel. Franklin Polk backed up major claims by Jerry Zeifman, the general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee who supervised Clinton's work on the Watergate investigation in 1974, reported columnist Dan Calabrese in a column republished by WND. Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, called Clinton a "liar" and "an unethical, dishonest lawyer." He contends Clinton was collaborating with allies of the Kennedys to block revelation...
  • Hillary Clinton and Watergate: Corroboration of ‘Stupid, Politically Tone-Deaf’ Behavior

    04/07/2008 6:10:34 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 16 replies · 682+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | April 7, 2008 | Dan Calabrese
    In 1974, 27-year-old Hillary Rodham found herself at the center of a congressional firestorm over the question of whether Richard Nixon had a right to counsel as he faced impeachment proceedings. In my column of Monday, March 31, 2008, I reported the account of Jerry Zeifman, who served at the time as general counsel and chief of staff to the House Judiciary Committee. Zeifman minced no words about Hillary’s behavior when she worked on the House Judiciary staff during the impeachment investigation. After signing her termination papers, Zeifman refused Hillary a letter of recommendation. He told me in an interview...
  • DFU YouTube: Hillary's Unethical Behavior in Watergate (Jerry Zeifman story)

    04/03/2008 9:39:30 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 163+ views
    YouTube ^ | 4-3-08 | dfu
    HILLARY'S UNETHICAL CONDUCT IN WATERGATE This YouTube will make it easy for even the mainstream media to understand what Hillary did on the Nixon impeachment inquiry staff. To think of this neo-Stalinist who is above the law as the chief law enforcement officer of this nation is a horrific vision. This presentation has a couple home video clips of Hillary filmed by Peter Paul.
  • (MORE ON HILLARY/ZEIFMAN STORY) - What Hillary never mentions (and others fail to ask....)

    04/02/2008 7:36:44 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies · 660+ views
    What Hillary never mentions (and others fail to ask....)Ann Althouse brings up an important question about Hillary Clinton which so far hasn't received any attention at all in the campaign -- much less the attention it deserves: ...she never mentions her work on the Nixon impeachment inquiry these days either. I wonder why. As a Watergate buff, I don't wonder why at all. (I'm also thinking there might be a sarcastic element in Ann Althouse's wonderment, but I don't want to make unwarranted assumptions which aren't all that relevant anyway, as this is an important issue.) In 1974, Democrat...
  • HILLARY FIRED? SHOULD HAVE BEEN DISBARRED!

    04/02/2008 8:13:53 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 57 replies · 153+ views
    nealz nuze ^ | Wednesday, April 2, 2008 | NEAL BOORTZ
    http://boortz.com/nuze/index.html Wednesday, April 2, 2008 We touched on this yesterday, and I'm told that we've received a mess-o-emails asking me to put something about it on the Nuze today. Ok .. so here we go with the abbreviated version of Hillary's shenanigans when she was working for the House Judiciary Committee during the Nixon impeachment mess. If you want the full story click here to read the column by Dan Calabrese. http://www.northstarwriters.com/dc163.htm * Hillary Rodham gets a spot on the legal staff of the House Judiciary Committee upon the recommendation of a lawyer pal of Ted Kennedy. * The man...
  • Hillary fired for lies, unethical behavior from Congressional job: former boss (Explosive!!)

    04/02/2008 4:16:30 AM PDT · by Renfield · 82 replies · 358+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 4-1-08 | Ed Morrissey
    Dan Calabrese’s new column on Hillary Clinton’s past may bring the curtain down on her political future. Calabrese interviewed Jerry Zeifman, the man who served as chief counsel to the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate hearings, has tried to tell the story of his former staffer’s behavior during those proceedings for years. Zeifman claims he fired Hillary for unethical behavior and that she conspired to deny Richard Nixon counsel during the hearings: As Hillary Clinton came under increasing scrutiny for her story about facing sniper fire in Bosnia, one question that arose was whether she has engaged in a...
  • Watergate-Era Judiciary Chief of Staff: Hillary Clinton Fired For Lies, Unethical Behavior

    04/01/2008 9:13:18 PM PDT · by sasherm13 · 56 replies · 288+ views
    As Hillary Clinton came under increasing scrutiny for her story about facing sniper fire in Bosnia, one question that arose was whether she has engaged in a pattern of lying. The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes... Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of...
  • Watergate-Era Judiciary Chief of Staff: Hillary Clinton Fired For Lies, Unethical Behavior

    04/01/2008 6:00:18 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 16 replies · 97+ views
    North Star Writers ^ | 1-Apr-08 | Dan Calabrese
    As Hillary Clinton came under increasing scrutiny for her story about facing sniper fire in Bosnia, one question that arose was whether she has engaged in a pattern of lying. The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes. Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of...
  • Watergate-Era Judiciary Chief of Staff: Hillary Clinton Fired For Lies, Unethical Behavior

    04/01/2008 4:25:17 PM PDT · by SuzanneC · 83 replies · 1,089+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | March 31, 2008 | Dan Calabrese
    As Hillary Clinton came under increasing scrutiny for her story about facing sniper fire in Bosnia, one question that arose was whether she has engaged in a pattern of lying. The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes. Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of...
  • Watergate-Era Judiciary Chief of Staff: Hillary Clinton Fired For Lies, Unethical Behavior

    04/01/2008 3:56:56 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 35 replies · 798+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | 31 March 2008 | Dan Calabrese
    Watergate-Era Judiciary Chief of Staff: Hillary Clinton Fired For Lies, Unethical Behaviorby Dan Calabrese As Hillary Clinton came under increasing scrutiny for her story about facing sniper fire in Bosnia, one question that arose was whether she has engaged in a pattern of lying. The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes. Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on...
  • Watergate-Era Judiciary Chief of Staff: Hillary Clinton Fired For Lies, Unethical Behavior

    03/31/2008 5:29:44 AM PDT · by Invisigoth · 72 replies · 3,236+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | March 31, 2008 | Dan Calabrese
    As Hillary Clinton came under increasing scrutiny for her story about facing sniper fire in Bosnia, one question that arose was whether she has engaged in a pattern of lying. The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes. Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham on the committee. Hillary got a job working on the investigation at the behest of...
  • The enemy within (a mini PA Obama Clinton watergate) scroll down

    03/29/2008 3:41:55 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 8 replies · 1,311+ views
    The enemy within TRIBUNE-REVIEW By Salena Zito Things got a little eerie in Erie today. At Hillary Clinton's campaign office in West Erie Plaza, a young man who told workers that he came to volunteer for the New York senator turned out to be a Barack Obama volunteer. According to the Clinton staff in Erie, the young man in question was leery of signing the mandatory sign-in sheet that all volunteers fill out when they come into the office. But after some time, he agreed, but his sketchy behavior, asking the volunteers if they were "cutting turf" (campaign lingo for...
  • Hillary’s Crocodile Tears in Connecticut

    02/06/2008 11:54:31 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 103+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 2/5/08 | Jerry Zeifman
    I have just seen Hillary Clinton and her former Yale law professor both in tears at a campaign rally here in my home state of Connecticut. Her tearful professor said how proud he was that his former student was likely to become our next President. Hillary responded in tears. My own reaction was of regret that, when I terminated her employment on the Nixon impeachment staff, I had not reported her unethical practices to the appropriate bar associations. Hillary as I knew her in 1974 At the time of Watergate I had overall supervisory authority over the House Judiciary Committee's...
  • Vetting Hillary; a Crack in the Legend

    02/06/2008 11:17:52 AM PST · by Parmenio · 26 replies · 3,061+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 6, 2008 | Lisa Schiffren
    Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, and lawyer, has written a very troubling piece, here, about his professional experience with the young lawyer, Hillary Rodham, in the course of the Nixon Impeachment hearings. Candidate Hillary Clinton now speaks non-stop about her work at the Children's Defense Fund, after Yale law school. In doing so, she stretches the truth by claiming that she spent her time "fighting for abused women and children" (advocating for larger welfare benefits is more like it). But the job that brought her to the attention of the political universe, to which she no longer refers, was serving...
  • Romney campaign HQ broken into again

    01/26/2008 2:06:01 PM PST · by Brilliant · 19 replies · 79+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 24, 2008 | Andrew Ryan and John R. Ellement
    The burglary and two arrests at Mitt Romney's North End campaign headquarters this morning do not appear to be the work of covert political operatives trying to thwart Romney’s presidential bid. Police arrived at the building on Commercial Street at 1 a.m. and stopped a blue Toyota Camry leaving a parking lot. When the suspects opened the car doors, two open bottles of Budweiser tumbled to the ground... Inside the car, officers found two crowbars and a single Macintosh laptop commuter that had allegedly been stolen from an office at the campaign... One of the men who was arrested --...
  • Thieves break in at Romney's Boston headquarters

    01/24/2008 12:56:37 PM PST · by teddyballgame · 62 replies · 193+ views
    Rueters ^ | 1/24/08 | staff
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Two men broke into Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's Boston campaign headquarters early on Thursday, the second break-in of the offices in five months, a spokesman for the local prosecutor said. Boston police arrested Daniel Bradley, 28, and Michael Sauer, 30, as they tried to leave the office complex's parking lot. A security guard spotted them trying to steal computers on a surveillance tape and called police, said Jake Wark, a spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney. "There was some computer equipment that was recovered. There is no indication this was politically motivated," Romney spokesman Eric...
  • ANALYSIS WANTED: The Hoax

    01/09/2008 2:19:37 PM PST · by Bear_Slayer · 16 replies · 59+ views
    self | 1/9/08 | bear_slayer
    I just finished watching The Hoax the story of Clifford Irving's autobiography of Howard Hughes. As I understand the movie, Clifford Irving alledged that he was authorized by Hughes to write his autobiography, but this was all a scam. My questions is this: Can someone provide a fair analysis of the Hughes, Iriving, Nixon, TWA relationship? Especially with regards to contracts that were ultimately provided to Hughes and the subsequent watergate breakin. Is it likely that Hughes contracted Iriving to write the book in an attempt to pressure Nixon?
  • GW (George Washington University) law professors endorse Thompson

    12/09/2007 8:11:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 627+ views
    The GW Hatchet ^ | December 6, 2007 Issue | Jennifer Easton
    Three GW law professors have endorsed Republican candidate Fred Thompson's campaign for the presidency, joining the Lawyers for Fred coalition. Professors John Fitzgerald Duffy, Orin Kerr and Michael Abramowicz are members of the Law Professors Committee within the coalition. "Sen. Thompson is proud of his experience working as a federal prosecutor," said Darrel Ng, a spokesperson for the Friends of Fred Thompson campaign. "That's why he decided to form something like that (coalition), because of his background." Ng said that having endorsement groups for presidential candidates is an important part of the campaign process. "In campaigns you try to find...
  • Fred Thompson's life stories help him set priorities

    12/02/2007 3:24:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 167+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | December 2, 2007 | Margaret Taley
    WASHINGTON - Fatherhood and ambition. In Fred Thompson's life, they rise and fall together, a recurring couplet in the nostalgic story of a Tennessee fella who's guided more by life's surprises and others' expectations than he is by any master plan. Consider: * The small-town jock called "Freddie" and "Moose," who, at 17, upon getting his high school girlfriend pregnant, married her, heeded her politically connected family and made something of himself. * The divorced U.S. senator, lawyer, lobbyist and actor who dropped out of politics when one of his three grown children died from a prescription drug overdose. *...
  • 21st-Century Reaganism (IBD endorsing Fred?)

    11/26/2007 7:40:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 990+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 26, 2007
    Presidential Race: The war for the soul of the Republican Party was won in 1980 by Ronald Reagan. Presidential candidates who want to re-wage the conflict in 2008 will only weaken the GOP against the Democrats' nominee. In the aftermath of Vietnam, Watergate and a Jimmy Carter presidency that rendered America an economic and foreign policy basket case, Republicans discovered a tried-and-true recipe for electoral success. They would stand for three sets of principles: • Lowering high taxes and stemming the growth of government in order to revive the private economy, lower inflation and interest rates, and generate jobs. •...
  • Thompson's life has Gump feel: As opportunities knock, GOP hopeful right there

    11/09/2007 9:18:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 123+ views
    The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette ^ | November 9, 2007 | Nancy Benac
    WASHINGTON – It is the kind of story you could write a book about: A 35-year-old single mother of three is fired from her state job after refusing to go along with a scheme to pardon criminals who bribe aides to the governor. The plot cries out for a good lawyer to save the day. All the better if he has charm and a commanding presence. Enter Fred Thompson, a 6-foot-5 cigar-chomping Southern gentleman. He saves the day; the woman is vindicated. And best of all, for a man with a presidential campaign in his future, it is a true...
  • The Worse than Watergate Democrat Congress (Gallup Poll)

    09/27/2007 8:37:15 AM PDT · by ICE-FLYER · 20 replies · 107+ views
    Editr and Publisher ^ | September 27, 2007 | Ice Flyer
    GALLUP: Trust in Federal Government, On Nearly All Issues, Hits New Low -- Even Less Than in Watergate Era Is it not interesting that for some time now the DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED Congress has been clearly seen and perceived by the US Citizenry and the world as the worst? Not only this, but since the Democrats always love to use Polling as the scriptural basis for how "We The People" feel on everything they refuse to apply that same standard to themselves...especially when it comes to their being in charge and no one respecting them. To be fair, President Bush does...
  • Polish Government Fails To Show Motive As Poland's Watergate Scandal Continues

    09/03/2007 8:41:42 AM PDT · by polandoutlook · 1 replies · 197+ views
    MasterPage The Polish Outlook ^ | 2 September, 2007 | Gary Granai
    Recently detained, interrogated and released former Minister of Interior Janusz Kaczmarek has been accused of leaking information about a scheme to frame Andrzej Lepper. Evidence was made public to justify his being taken into custody for interrogation. But no indication of his motive for anything he is accused of is apparent.
  • Grin and Bear It: Is Fred Thompson Made of Presidential Material?

    09/01/2007 9:02:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies · 2,089+ views
    Newsweek/MSNBC ^ | Sept. 10, 2007 issue | Holly Bailey with Richard Wolffe, Eleanor Clift, Eve Conant and Mary Carmichael
    Fred Thompson does not want to meet the Butter Princess. Everywhere he turns at this morning's meet-and-greet at the Minnesota State Fair, he is surrounded by hundreds of star-struck onlookers, many of them "Law & Order" fans who line up three-dozen deep for a close-up with the actor who would be president. Thompson, a sometimes reluctant campaigner, is in full movie-star mode, and has his good-ole-boy charm set on high. All the women he meets are "honey" and the men "buddy." Even dressed down in khakis and a blue shirt with the sleeves rolled up, he is hard to miss....