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  • Watergate had tapes. Trump has tweets.

    08/08/2018 5:20:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    vox ^ | 08/06/2018 | Ezra Klein
    he Watergate tapes stand as one of the stunning, implausible twists of American history. Nixon confessed his crimes and recorded himself in the process. Who does that? In their book The Final Days, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein write, “the single thread that linked the problems together was the President’s tapes. The lawyers represented a President who had bugged himself, who had blurted his secrets into hidden microphones. They had not yet heard the tapes, nor seen any transcripts of them. The President would not permit it. They were told to mount a defense, but were not given the information...
  • The Switch That Never Happened: How the South Really Went GOP

    07/29/2018 4:39:26 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 39 replies
    https://amgreatness.com ^ | July 29th, 2018 | Dinesh D'Souza
    An interesting phenomenon in politics is the flip flop. What would cause a politician who takes a stand on an issue to reverse himself and take precisely the opposite stand on the same issue? Even more interesting is the about face or volte face. The volte face goes beyond the flip flop because it represents a total and usually lasting shift of course, as when Reagan abandoned the Democratic Party and became a Republican. More interesting even than the volte face is when a whole group or party makes this shift. Perhaps the most dramatic example in our lifetime is...
  • Watergate’s John Dean on Why Trump Will Survive the Russia Scandal (What you'd expect)

    07/18/2018 9:45:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | July 18, 2018 | Seth Hettena
    John Dean knows what it’s like for a scandal with the power to destroy a president to stalk the White House. Dean served as White House Counsel under President Nixon and can testify to the enormous toll that lying, deflecting, hiding and obstructing took on him and his colleagues following the 1972 Watergate break-in. A few months after Nixon fired him, in 1973, Dean testified before the Senate and became the first member of the Nixon administration to directly implicate the president in the cover-up. After serving four months for conspiracy to obstruct justice, Dean became an investment banker, lecturer...
  • There was no "Deep Throat" hanging out in parking garages wearing trench coats.

    06/29/2018 9:51:08 AM PDT · by LevonRiver · 35 replies
    Chalet Reports ^ | 24 January 2018 | David Reznor
    Bob Woodward, a CIA mouthpiece, foisted off an absurd fiction on a gullible public, called “Deep Throat.” When his fraud was exposed, he and the CIA trotted out someone they claimed to be the “real real” Deep Throat, a stroke victim named Mark Felt who had been highly placed in the FBI during Watergate, and who “admitted” in a befogged state that he had been the informant to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. It was fiction to “prove” fiction.
  • Doug Schoen: Lessons from a Life in Politics, Learning from Clinton/Nixon, China's Threat (AUDIO)

    06/29/2018 7:24:54 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 4 replies
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 2018-06-29 | Ben Weingarten
    Democrat pollster and political consultant par excellence Doug Schoen has spent over 30 years advising presidents and prime ministers. Unlike most such political animals, he also has a deep understanding of political philosophy, which has moved further "right" the more he has seen government in action. Last but not least, Doug's one of those rare few remaining JFK Democrats who has always believed in defending capitalism and America's national interest. I had Doug on the Big Ideas podcast to draw out some of his lessons from a life well-spent as a master practitioner and student of politics, to share his...
  • 'I salute him': Cynthia Nixon celebrates her 21-year-old son Samuel, formerly named Samantha

    06/22/2018 2:42:42 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 74 replies
    Daily Main Online ^ | June 22, 2018 | Carly Stern
    Cynthia Nixon saluted her son Samuel today as the pair celebrate the 14th Annual Trans Day of Action. The proud mom and Sex and the City star, who is currently running for Governor of New York, took to Instagram to post a picture of the pair and openly share for the first time that 21-year-old Samuel, born Samantha, is transgender.
  • DID PRESIDENT TRUMP CONSULT DR. HENRY KISSINGER ON THE SINGAPORE SUMMIT?

    06/13/2018 2:11:08 PM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 27 replies
    Myself | 06-13-2018 | Captain Peter Blood
    Did President Trump enlist the aid of Dr. Henry Kissinger in the North Korea Summit in Singapore?
  • Did rush just accidentally call Donald Trump Ronald Reagan?

    06/05/2018 10:56:08 AM PDT · by MNDude · 58 replies
    I was just listening to Rush Limbaugh, and he stated how president Trump disinvited the Eagles to the White House. I thought I heard Rush say he is sending a message that Nobody messes with the White House as long as Ronald Reagan is in there or something like that. Did I hear correctly?
  • Now at Dollar Tree: Pat Buchah's "Nixon's White House Wars"

    05/25/2018 6:42:57 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 25 replies
    Self | 2017 | Pat Bucahnan
    My wife saw Pat Bucahanan's recent book on Nixon for sale at Dollar Tree in hardback for $1. If you like Buchanan as an author, or respect him as an authority on Nixon, that's a hard bargain to pass up.
  • Black Lives Matter leader blasts Nixon for “reparations” comment [Updated]

    05/23/2018 10:43:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Times Union ^ | May 7, 2018 | Rachel Silberstein
    The leader of the New York arm of the Black Lives Matter movement is calling out New York gubernatorial candidate and actress/activist Cynthia Nixon for her comments on legalizing marijuana over the weekend, in which she said that the industry could provide a form of “reparations” for communities of color. While he supports cannabis legalization, Black Lives Matter of Greater New York president Hawk Newsome told the Times Union on Monday that candidates for office should not use words like “reparations” lightly, a topic on which there is a growing body of serious scholarship. “Cynthia Nixon’s comments that the legalization...
  • Trump and the Nobel Prize: history suggests it’s not that crazy (Left-wing Canadian reporter)

    05/06/2018 12:53:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    iPolitics ^ | May 6, 2018 | Paul Koring
    Donald Trump and the tainted Nobel Peace Prize jury deserve each other. So just go ahead and award the President the sullied prize. After all it was created by Alfred Nobel, the international arms merchant keen to recast his blood-stained legacy after pocketing a fortune making mass killing far more cost-efficient. And Trump, unlike some of the warmongers, racists, handmaidens to genocide, and terrorists already among the pantheon of winners, might actually have a credible claim to it. At least 18 slavish Republican Congressmen and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in are already on record saying Trump deserves the award. At...
  • Opinion: Cynthia Nixon Can Save the Democrats (From Themselves)

    04/20/2018 6:37:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 20, 2018 | By Sarah Leonard
    After Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders’s strong showing in the primary, many in the Democratic Party are able to read the writing on the wall: They need to move left. But who wants to step in? Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York. In the past two years, Mr. Cuomo - with an eye on national office - has rebranded himself from conservative insider to left-wing populist. Last year, he even held a news conference with Mr. Sanders to announce a “free college” plan. The truth is, the governor wears his new identity like a cheap...
  • Cynthia Nixon says upstate NY begins around Ithaca

    04/09/2018 8:38:59 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 77 replies
    Cynthia Nixon's answer to a question that has perplexed New Yorkers for generations is turning heads on social media. Nixon, the Sex and the City actor challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was asked by The New York Times Magazine where she believes upstate New York begins, a query that regularly sparks fierce debate — and a wide-ranging array of responses — on Twitter and Facebook. Her answer? Somewhere near Ithaca. "I don't think the Hudson Valley is upstate," Nixon said, according to the Times. "Once you get to Ithaca, by around there, you're starting to get upstate."
  • Chinese-born Anna Chennault, 94, was behind-the-scenes political force

    04/04/2018 7:36:05 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 39 replies
    Anna Chennault, for many years one of the most visible private citizens in Washington as a Republican fundraiser, writer and Chinese-born, anti-communist lobbyist who dabbled in foreign intrigue after the death of her husband, the renowned leader of the Flying Tigers in China and Burma in World War II, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 94. Her death, in her apartment at the Watergate complex, was announced today. The cause was complications of a stroke she suffered in December, her daughter Cynthia Chennault said. In her memoir photographs, wearing a high-necked white ao dai, Chennault appears with...
  • What's Cynthia Nixon's Strategy to Unseat Cuomo?

    04/03/2018 8:21:09 PM PDT · by tom h · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 3, 2018 | Andrew Malcolm
    Clearly, much of the country is consumed by a mounting wave of fascination with the budding candidacy of Cynthia Nixon, the Sex and the City star who says she’s challenging incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York in the September Democratic primary. Hardly anyone cares. Our Jazz Shaw is from New York, so he has an excuse for this interest. He’s written about Nixon’s candidacy (boy, that phrase brings back stale memories from the 70’s, doesn’t it?). Here, he examined CNN’s developing fascination with her challenge. And here he wrote about her dismal opening poll numbers. What intrigues us is...
  • In Australia, Staying Loyal to Taiwan Can Mean Losing a Job

    03/04/2018 2:38:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 18, 2018 | DAMIEN CAVE and XIUZHONG XUFEB
    During her second week waitressing at a barbecue restaurant in Sydney, a customer asked Yating Yang if she was Chinese. “No, I’m Taiwanese,” she said. Her boss, who was from mainland China, never gave her another shift. Man-Tzu Tuan said her loyalty test came even sooner: on her first day at a hot pot restaurant in a comfortable Sydney suburb. “Is Taiwan part of China?” her manager asked in Mandarin over a walkie talkie. “No, definitely not,” she said. A half-hour later, she was fired. China’s assertiveness has already set off alarms in Australia, with officials warning that Beijing has...
  • Is America’s tax system fair?

    01/17/2018 8:32:25 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/17/18 | Amity Shlaes
    Tax the rich some more. That recommendation comes from many politicians. It seems obvious to tax the rich. We tell ourselves they won’t miss that little extra bit we take. And after all, it’s only right that they pay their fair share. The technical name for taxing the rich more is progressivity. And it’s hard to oppose a concept that shares its roots with an optimistic word like progress. But this surface logic obscures some important truths about progressivity. So let’s stand back. The first thing we see when we take our distance is surprising. It is that many people...
  • Dean: Nixon might have survived Watergate if there had been Fox News

    01/02/2018 10:11:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 4:28 PM ET, Tue January 2, 2018 | Jennifer Hansler
    Although he does not foresee a quick end to the special counsel probe into Russian election meddling and aides to President Donald Trump, former White House counsel John Dean noted that the modern media landscape may prevent it from lasting as long as the Watergate investigation, which he said stretched on for 928 days. “There’s social media, there’s the internet, the news cycles are faster. I think Watergate would have occurred at a much more accelerated speed than the 928 days it took to go from the arrest at the Watergate to the conviction of (H.R.) Haldeman and (John) Ehrlichman...
  • ‘Watergate’ Limited Series From George Clooney & Matt Charman In Works At Netflix

    12/16/2017 9:01:04 AM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 34 replies
    Deadline/Hollywood ^ | 12-16-2017 | Peter Whitw
    The specter of Watergate has loomed large over Washington, D.C. recently — great timing for a television series looking at the scandal. Bridge of Spies writer Matt Charman has partnered with George Clooney and Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov for Watergate, an eight-part limited series. We hear that the project has landed at Netflix for development in a competitive situation.
  • 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...