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  • ANNIVERSARY OF RICHARD NIXON'S RESIGNATION: SIX HEADLINES FROM 1974

    08/09/2018 5:25:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 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...
  • Unlike Nixon, Trump Will Not Go Quietly

    12/14/2017 9:51:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    On Aug. 9, 1974, Richard Nixon bowed to the inevitability of impeachment and conviction by a Democratic Senate and resigned. The prospect of such an end for Donald Trump has this city drooling. Yet, comparing Russiagate and Watergate, history is not likely to repeat itself. First, the underlying crime in Watergate, a break-in to wiretap offices of the DNC, had been traced, within 48 hours, to the Committee to Re-Elect the President. In Russiagate, the underlying crime -- the "collusion" of Trump's campaign with the Kremlin to hack into the emails of the DNC -- has, after 18 months...
  • Nixon’s Ouster and the Attempt to Remove Trump

    12/11/2017 4:55:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 11, 2017 | Peter Barry Chowka
    President Trump’s enemies are escalating their comparisons of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian collusion to the resignation of President Richard Nixon after Congressional hearings that set the stage for his impeachment 4 ˝ decades ago. Are these comparisons valid? The answer is yes – and no. Notwithstanding the 45 years separating the two presidents, there are some major similarities and some obvious differences, as well. I was a young student journalist in the nation’s capital during the Watergate investigations and impeachment period. Armed with an official D.C. Metropolitan Police press pass, I was able to cover and...
  • Morning Joe Meacham Doubts Trump, Unlike Nixon, Will Follow Rule of Law "In the End"

    10/30/2017 5:12:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | MarkFinkelstein
    How much does the MSM hate Donald Trump? So much so that it is making a hero of the president that–prior to Trump–the liberal media most loved to hate. On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and panelist Jon Meacham praised Nixon for complying with a Supreme Court ruling and turning over secretly-recorded tapes, even though Nixon knew that meant the end of his presidency. In contrast, Meacham darkly surmised: “I don’t know that we’re with a president now who will follow the rule of law, as even Richard Nixon did, in the end.” View the video here.
  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • Khmer Rouge torture chief weeps at "Killing Fields" (U N-backed tribunal)

    02/26/2008 12:45:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 329+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/26/08 | Ek Madra
    CHOEUNG EK, Cambodia (Reuters) - The chief torturer under the Khmer Rouge "Killing Fields" regime wept and prayed on Tuesday as he led the judges who will try him for crimes against humanity around the mass graves for some of its victims. Duch, also known as Kaing Guek Eav, accompanied 80 judges, lawyers and other officials of a U.N.-backed tribunal to the 129 graves, uncovered after a Vietnamese invasion sent the Khmer Rouge back to the jungles in 1979. "I saw Duch kneel in front of the trees where Khmer Rouge soldiers smashed children to death," a policeman told reporters...
  • Nixon and Trump, Then and Now

    05/09/2017 5:33:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    For two years, this writer has been consumed by two subjects. First, the presidency of Richard Nixon, in whose White House I served from its first day to its last, covered in my new book, "Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever." The second has been the astonishing campaign of Donald Trump and his first 100-plus days as president. In many ways, the two men could not have been more different. Trump is a showman, a performer, a real estate deal-maker, born to wealth, who revels in the material blessings his...
  • Carl Bernstein: Trump’s Media Attacks ‘More Treacherous’ than Nixon’s

    02/19/2017 3:39:26 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 93 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Just when you thought the MSM might be running out of hyperbole about President Trump’s criticism of the media, along comes Carl Bernstein . . . On CNN’s Reliable Sources today, Bernstein unleashed a torrent of accusations about the president. Lowlights: Trump’s attacks on the media “more treacherous” than Nixon’s. Apophasis alert: “I’m not about to say anything comparing Hitler and Trump”, but Hitler and Stalin also used the phrase “enemy of the people” about the media. Trump is “leading a demagogic attack on the institutions of free democracy.” “This is a terrible time we’re living in.” View the video...
  • Now Where Did I Put That Plumber’s Putty?

    08/02/2016 4:57:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-2-2016 | MOTUS
    What if it’s true; what if the NSA has copies of all Hillary’s missing emails? And why wouldn’t they? They have copies of everyone else’s.Still, no reason to get excited, everyone knows they were all about yoga. So can we just get back to talking about how Trump disses Muslims and doesn’t have a chance against St. Hillary? And stop worrying about all those leak rumors; they have been grossly exaggerated. Nothing a little plumbers putty won’t fix.We just need to find ourselves a few plumbers.Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror
  • After Servergate: The Rule of Law is a Big Joke

    07/12/2016 5:43:30 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 12 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | July 12, 2016 | Benny Huang
    The rule of law died a little last Tuesday when FBI director James Comey announced the Bureau's findings concerning Hillary Clinton and her illegal email server. After a short speech in which he detailed the findings of the investigation, he recommended against charging her with anything. You didn't think it would happen any other way, did you? I certainly didn't. As blatant as her lawbreaking was--some of which was not even discussed in Comey's speech--it seemed fanciful to believe that Hillary Clinton, the ultimate insider, would actually do the perp walk. As a former First Lady, former senator, and former...
  • Let’s Celebrate Eisenhower’s Great Victory!

    05/28/2016 5:18:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    That much of the world (in partnership with U.S. “elites”) treats the hapless American taxpayer about like Mr Haney treated Oliver Douglas, Bernie Maddoff treated his clients and the world treats Rodney Dangerfield has become a campaign theme of enormous popularity and consequence. I think you know for which campaigner.Well, there’s one issue one which the American taxpayer can look across the oceans, touch his nose with his thumb, extend his hand, and fan his fingers while snickering “NEENER!...NEENER!...NEENER!--You SUCKERS!” You see, amigos: the taxpayers of nations from France to Spain to Germany, from South Korea to Japan and from...
  • CNN Panel Ties 'Racism' to 'Obama Derangement Syndrome'; Hits Reagan, Bush

    04/03/2016 7:12:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 3, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Sunday's Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, host Zakaria seemed to be doing an impression of the type of super-biased political panel seen in the worst of days of MSNBC in the form of four liberals pitted against one moderate Republican and no conservatives discussing the role of racism in opposition to President Barack Obama. The accusations of racism against conservatives included The New Yorker editor David Remnick charging that George H.W. Bush used "racist memes" to win the 1988 presidential campaign and repeating a discredited claim of Ronald Reagan of using a racist "dog whistle" by talking states' rights...
  • Wake-up call for Cruz supporters

    01/30/2016 8:36:05 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 35 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/30/16 | Michael D. Shaw
    I reproduce this one from Roger Stone in its entirety… Vladimir Lenin said, “There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.” I can’t think of a better description of Ted Cruz’s relationship with the DC-Wall Street Establishment – Cruz being the scoundrel of course. Cruz’s claim of not being a tool of the political elite is like Bill Clinton telling the world, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” Webster’s definition of a scoundrel is a dishonest or unscrupulous person, and Cruz...
  • Is Ted Cruz The New Richard Nixon?

    11/27/2015 7:56:40 AM PST · by Isara · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/27/2015 | Matt K. Lewis
    I have a column up at RollCall today suggesting that the GOP should root for a Ted Cruz vs. Marco Rubio clash. Cruz, skilled at channeling indignation, is a better choice than Trump—if the “populist” lane wants a candidate who can beat Hillary. Likewise, Rubio, who can communicate compassion and optimism, would stand a much better chance in the so-called “establishment” lane than Jeb Bush.But aside from the fact that Cruz has a better chance of beating Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump, I’m constantly hearing from Republicans who believe he is more cunning and “flexible” than he is an ideologue....
  • Bob Woodward and the Watergate Myth

    10/30/2015 9:16:28 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | October 29, 2015 | Conrad Black
    <p>Richard Nixon came into office in 1969 with 550,000 conscripts in Vietnam, 200 to 400 coming home dead every week, no exit strategy, and anti-war and race riots constantly erupting all over the country. There were no relations with China and no substantive discussions in progress with the Soviet Union or the principal Arab states. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy had been assassinated in 1968, and the routine skyjacking of civil airliners had begun. By 1972, Nixon had withdrawn from Vietnam with a non-Communist government still in place in Saigon, had opened relations with China, signed the greatest arms-control agreement in history with the USSR, ended school segregation while avoiding the lunacy of court-ordered busing of millions of schoolchildren around the metropolitan areas of the country for “racial balance” (i.e., chaos), started a peace process in the Middle East, founded the Environmental Protection Agency, and abolished the draft. There were no more riots, skyjackings, or high-level assassinations.</p>
  • Report of the Watergate Prosecutors: High-Toned but Deliberately Misleading

    10/17/2015 8:12:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2015 | Geoff Shepard
    October 16 marks the fortieth anniversary of the final report of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force (WSPF)—the liberal elites’ victory lap after driving President Richard Nixon from office, imprisoning his aides, and realigning political power without the inconvenience of an election. As more and more evidence of prosecutorial misconduct has emerged from documents at National Archives, it’s fitting to take another look at what the WSPF claimed in its report and what it left out. Describing itself as “an independent investigatory and prosecutive agency within the Department of Justice,” the WSPF boasted of the “unprecedented number of high Government officials”...
  • Sam Youngman: “Conway sweats. A lot.”

    09/20/2015 12:56:48 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    Over at the Lexington Herald-Leader, political writer Sam Youngman offers a blistering critique of Jack Conway’s performance at Tuesday night’s debate. Not only did Youngman compare Conway to “A 1980s commercial for antiperspirant,” but said: “Between the Al Gore body language and the 1960 Richard Nixon sweating, Conway looked ill at ease on the stage, and he desperately needs strong debate performances from here on out to break through a political environment that is potentially apocalyptic for Democrats.” Conway’s answer to a question about a sexual harassment case bothered Youngman (among others) “The larger problem for Conway came from some...
  • Nearly blew my stack over Watergate tape gap: Nixon

    11/12/2011 5:00:26 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 38 replies
    hindustantimes ^ | 11.10.11
    Former US President Richard Nixon told a US grand jury "I practically blew my stack" when he learned of the long gap on a White House tape sought in the Watergate scandal investigation, according to transcripts released on Thursday. In one of the biggest political scandals in US history, much has been made of the 18 1/2-minute gap on tapes of Nixon's White House conversations. The key question -- did it include incriminating information about the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters by his campaign operatives? Nixon spent hours before the grand jury on June 23 and 24, 1975,...
  • Scarborough Accuses Kerry State Department of Hillary 'Cover-up'

    08/24/2015 5:05:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    At what point will members of the Obama administration, from the president himself to John Kerry and other senior officials, down to the workaday folks of the West Wing, decide that Hillary's email scandal is doing intolerable damage to whatever's left of their legacy, and decide to pull the plug? A significant line was crossed on today's Morning Joe, when Joe Scarborough flatly and repeatedly accused John Kerry's State Department of engaging in a "cover-up" on Hillary's behalf. How much longer will Kerry be willing to sacrifice his reputation on the altar of Hillary's presidential ambitions? View the video here.