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  • POLL: Do you believe President Trump's claims about Obama's Nixonesque wire taps?

    03/04/2017 11:02:42 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 64 replies
    Do you believe President Trump's claims about Obama's Nixonesque wire taps? No Not Sure Yes
  • CIA Agent Tells Al Arabiya Details of Saddam Hussein Interrogation

    02/19/2017 8:49:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Monday, 20 February 2017 | Sabah Nahi
    The CIA analyst who interrogated Saddam Hussein has told Al Arabiya he had no doubt the person captured and whom he later grilled, was the former Iraqi leader. “I was certain beyond a shadow of a doubt, it was him when I first set eyes on him”, John Nixon told Al Arabiya. Nixon was the agent chosen to interrogate Saddam when the ex-Iraqi president was captured by American troops in December 2003. “My prime responsibility was to amass as much as possible intelligence about Saddam Hussein. When he was captured by the US forces, I had prepared a list of...
  • Thank the Heavens for Hank Paulson's Wonderful Memory

    02/07/2010 8:19:18 AM PST · by FromLori · 18 replies · 648+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 2/7/10 | Robert Wenzel
    Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr. is out with his new book, On the Brink, where he details his version of events that occurred on Wall Street and Washington D.C.during the financial crisis while he was Treasury Secretary. All that you really need to know about this fairy tale can be found in the front of the book in what is labeled as "Author's Notes". In this preface, Paulson tells us that he doesn't take notes and doesn't use email and his staff was frustrated because he didn't send out memos, but fortunately, he tells us, he has a very...
  • 47.9%: Obama Had Lower Average Approval Rating Than Nixon or Bush

    01/23/2017 8:31:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 23, 2017 | 9:50 AM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama had an average approval rating of 47.9 percent during his time in office, according to the Gallup poll. That puts him behind Richard Nixon, who resigned, and George W. Bush, who saw his approval rating drop as low as 25 percent near the end of his term. It puts him ahead of only Gerald Ford (47.2 percent), Jimmy Carter (45.5 percent) and Harry Truman (45.4 percent). …
  • Another Election Winner: Academic Who Called It

    01/23/2017 7:50:35 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 20, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Not everybody made a lousy prediction on this year's election results. In introducing Penn Professor David Eisenhower at the University Club on January 19, 2017, Hadley Arkes of the James Wilson Institute noted that the man for whom Camp David was named was confident in April of last year that the Donald could win. Professor Eisenhower noted that "all the women I know are defending Trump." That turned out to be a more scientific barometer than whatever the mainstream media were using. It should be noted that Professor Eisenhower is the grandson of one president and the son-in-law of another—Richard...
  • US Middle Class Still Suffering from Rockefeller-Kissinger Industrial Transfer Scheme to China

    01/05/2017 4:51:43 PM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 37 replies
    21 Wire ^ | December 31, 2016 | Dick Eastman
    US Middle Class Still Suffering from Rockefeller-Kissinger Industrial Transfer Scheme to China DECEMBER 31, 2016 BY 21WIRE The Truth Hound When Henry Kissinger and David Rockefeller met with Zhou Enlai in China in 1973—just after President Richard Nixon had visited China establishing official relations—an understanding was reached whereby the U.S. would supply industrial capital and know-how to China. In return Kissinger-connected corporations would gain the monopolistic advantage of low-cost labor production which could outcompete all U.S. domestic industry. The comparative advantage gained was being able to hire Chinese laborers who were ready to work hard at exceedingly low cost—with no...
  • Trump To Display Letter From Nixon In Oval Office: Report

    12/12/2016 2:09:53 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 119 replies ^ | Dec 12 2016
    President-elect Donald Trump plans to display a letter he received years ago from former President Richard Nixon in his Oval Office, according to a new report.
  • Nixon and China

    12/04/2016 5:10:23 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 20 replies
    "Opening relations with China" is considered to be one of the hallmark accomplishments of President Nixon's accomplishments. In light of the controversy surrounding President-elect Trump's call to Taiwan, and the overall sense that there needs to be a dramatic re-adjustment of our relations with Beijing in general, I wanted to know what role President Nixon and his legacy has played for the better or the worse with regard to our long term interests... How should we view China exactly?
  • Did JFK Lose the Popular Vote? [Nixon wins by popular vote?]

    11/25/2016 2:47:09 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 15 replies ^ | October 19, 2012 | Sean Trende -
    the argument that Richard Nixon should be credited with a popular vote win in 1960 doesn’t rest on theories about dead people voting in Chicago or cows voting in Texas. It does rest on a fuller understanding of Southern voting history... 1960. In that year, the canonical recitation advises us that Sen. John F. Kennedy defeated Vice President Richard Nixon in an incredibly close popular vote, 34,220,984 to 34,108,157. That’s a difference of only 112,827 votes. It’s also inaccurate. Three states -- Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama -- offered unpledged slates of electors. In Louisiana, the unpledged delegates came in third...
  • When you think of the candidates since Nixon . . .

    11/16/2016 9:48:11 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 9 replies
    Loud Racket ^ | 11/16/2016
  • Obama Pondering Pardoning Clinton [semi-satire]

    11/14/2016 5:50:39 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 November 2016 | John Semmens
    Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest expressed confidence that President Obama would "not let emotional outbursts by people understandably distraught over the election deter him from pardoning Hillary and those other public servants for any crimes they may have committed in the course of performing their duties. The template for such a pardon was established by President Ford's similar pardon for Nixon. And as Hillary pointed out in one of the debates, in America we don't jail losing candidates." "Governing is not a business for the squeamish," Earnest added. "Actions that might be regarded as appalling if done by ordinary people...
  • Richard and Pat Nixon Saw Donald Trump’s Victory Coming Nearly Three Decades Ago, Letter Shows

    11/09/2016 8:04:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, November 9, 201 | Tobias Salinger
    Former First Lady Pat Nixon knew Donald Trump would be a winner if he ever ran for office almost 30 years before Trump's victory in Tuesday's presidential election. Her husband, ex-President Richard Nixon, wrote a short but complimentary letter to the president-elect back in December 1987 after she watched Trump on Phil Donahue’s TV show. “I did not see the program, but Mrs. Nixon told me you were great,” Nixon said in the typewritten note, which surfaced in the biography of Trump author Michael D’Antonio published last year. “As you can imagine, she is an expert on politics and she...
  • Why Clinton's Emails Matter

    11/01/2016 2:40:53 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 31, 2016 | Timothy Naftali
    It may come as a surprise that one of this country’s greatest experts on Richard M. Nixon’s many crimes is, in fact, Hillary Clinton. In 1974 she was, by many accounts, among the brightest members of the staff of the House Judiciary Committee that investigated Nixon and prepared the articles of impeachment. In this bizarre election year, it must be painful to her that she should find herself at the center of a scandal described by her hyperbolic political opponent, Donald J. Trump, as “worse than Watergate.” But while “Emailgate” is no Watergate, there are some noteworthy echoes. For one,...
  • History Repeats: A Nixonian Cover-up in the Home Stretch of the Campaign

    10/30/2016 8:35:18 PM PDT · by randita · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/30/16 | John Fund
    Someday, we might learn the truth, but not if Hillary can help it. Richard Nixon’s 1972 campaign for president involved trying to conceal the truth about Watergate until after voters went to the polls. “The early part of the Watergate cover-up was actually successful,” noted a report from the National Constitution Center. Running against a gaffe-ridden, disorganized challenger whom he was able to vastly outspend, Nixon pulled out a victory, but the cover-up unraveled and the country went through two years of turmoil. If Hillary wins, will her cover-up unravel and leave her a weakened president hounded by critics? No...
  • Is Media Matters Obama's Watergate? - Jarrett, Dunn the new Ehrlichman? White House, PIs.

    02/21/2012 4:09:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 21, 2012 | Jeffery Lord
    ......................."So. Media Matters, we learn, is having weekly strategy calls with the White House, they meet with Obama aide Jarrett and ex-aide Dunn, who returned to the White House for the meeting after she departed. Anita Dunn also "became a regular presence" in the Media Matters offices, the then-president of Media Matters "lunched with her, met with her and chatted with her frequently on any number of occasions." And what else? What raises the specter of Tony Ulasewicz? This. From Media Matters' Karl Frisch: "We should hire private investigators to look into the personal lives of Fox News anchors, hosts,...
  • Richard Nixon could only wish he got Hillary’s FBI treatment

    After taking the oath of office following Richard Nixon’s 1974 resignation over Watergate, President Gerald Ford famously declared, “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.” Ford was mocked for self-serving grandiosity, yet time would prove him correct. The nation was tested by corruption in the Oval Office, but the constitutional system prevailed because good and brave people of both parties confronted the crisis. Most dramatically, Attorney General Elliot Richardson and his deputy, William Ruckelshaus, resigned rather than follow Nixon’s order to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox in the Saturday Night Massacre. And Nixon himself resigned when even fellow...
  • Dirty Tricks, Dirty Liars: What Difference At This Point Does It Make?

    10/25/2016 6:07:00 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-25-2016 | MOTUS
    Disturbing isn’t it? Soros owned voting machines capable of fraud in 16 states, Soros funded dirty tricks  committing voter fraud, with direct ties to the Clinton campaign. Remember when people used to be outraged over such things? Didn’t “dirty tricks” like that once bring a President down? The Nixon Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP), a private non-governmental entity, had used funds from its coffers to pay for, and later coverup, "dirty tricks". – Conservapedia Of course, as people love to remind you, it wasn’t the dirty tricks themselves that brought Nixon down it was the coverup – because lying...
  • The truth about the Yom Kippur war, Nixon and Kissinger

    10/14/2016 10:17:30 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 43 replies
    This month marks the 43rd anniversary of the Yom Kippur War. We have been fed some false information about this war. For starters, Israel did not strike first unlike in the 1967 Six day war when Israel was forced to launch a pre-emptive strike as her enemies amassed on her borders and as the UN stood aside and allowed them to do so. The Arabs shot first  On the night of September 25, King Hussein secretly flew to Tel Aviv to warn Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir of an impending Syrian attack. Throughout September, Israel received eleven more warnings...
  • If Nixon Had Done Emailgate, He Would Have Died In Prison

    10/13/2016 7:40:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/13/16 | Dave Merrick
    Hillary can continue in her telling silence because America will answer that question for her, depending completely upon which way this election takes us The second presidential debate pushed these two thoughts into the front of my brain: First, why are the moderators always allowed to be so egregiously, unapologetically, shamelessly biased against Mr. Trump? And, secondly, and this is not supposed to be funny - indeed, it is no laughing matter - why didn’t Hillary do her part of the debate dressed in orange and in a concrete and steel cell - pacing back and forth under an observation...
  • Chicago 8 trial opens in Chicago

    09/23/2016 1:31:25 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen
    --SNIP-- The group was charged with conspiracy to cross state lines with intent to incite a riot. All but Seale were represented by attorneys William Kunstler and Leonard Weinglass. The trial, presided over by Judge Julius Hoffman, turned into a circus as the defendants and their attorneys used the court as a platform to attack Nixon, the war, racisim, and oppression. Their tactics were so disruptive that at one point, Judge Hoffman ordered Seale gagged and strapped to his chair. When the trial ended in February 1970, Hoffman found the defendants and their attorneys guilty of 175 counts of contempt...
  • Concealed carry without permit becomes law in Missouri

    09/14/2016 11:20:04 PM PDT · by Darth Gill · 62 replies
    Missourian ^ | 2016-09-14 | LUCILLE SHERMAN
    JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri became the latest state to allow residents to carry a concealed weapon without a permit when lawmakers supported the change Wednesday. Tense debate during the legislature's annual veto override session encompassed themes of race and class as lawmakers clashed over whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of Senate Bill 656. In the days leading up to the session the debate drew national attention, with organizations on both sides of the issues working to influence lawmakers. Another controversial part of the bill is its "stand your ground" provision, which will allow residents to use deadly force...
  • YOUTUBE - Hillary's Unethical Conduct in Watergate

    09/07/2016 8:41:54 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | orig 2008 | dfu
    Click the link. This explains it so even the left can understand what she did. I had the opportunity to speak with Zeifman sometime around 2007. He died a few years ago. He knew the Clintons had destroyed his Democratic Party. Enjoy the personal clips I acquired from my friend Peter Paul.
  • MO: Bloomberg Organization Pushes to Stop Override of Gun Reform Veto

    09/05/2016 6:32:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    ammoland ^ | 4 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    One of Missouri Governor (D) Jay Nixon’s most visible actions against Second Amendment rights was his veto of the gun reform bill SB 656.  SB 656 contains a number of common sense reforms to restore Second Amendment rights and protections for people who legitimately engage in self defense.  From the NRA-ILA Recognize Missourians right to Constitutional/Permitless Carry where open carry is not prohibitedExpand Missouri’s current Stand your Ground lawsExpand Castle Doctrine protections for anyone legally allowed into your home, vehicle, business and propertySpecify that except for credit card fees incurred, no additional fee beyond $100 may be charged to...
  • Ex-Navy SEAL Eric Greitens Wins Missouri Governor Primary

    08/02/2016 7:58:01 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 66 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 2, 2016 | David A. Lieb and Summer Ballentine
    Former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens won the Republican primary for Missouri governor Tuesday after a hard-fought race in which he cast himself as a conservative outsider willing to use his military bravado to blow up perceived corruption in government. Greitens prevailed over another self-described outsider, businessman John Brunner, and a pair of more experienced Republican leaders — longtime Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and former Missouri House Speaker and U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway. He will face Attorney General Chris Koster, who easily won the Democratic gubernatorial primary, in the Nov. 8 general election. The Missouri governor's office will be open...
  • In Missouri, Ferguson Is Still Burning

    07/31/2016 9:56:51 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 26 replies
    POLITICO Magazine ^ | July 31, 2016 | Maggie Severns
    SIKESTON, Missouri — On a Friday evening in late July, Catherine Hanaway stood before 50 attentive citizens of a small town in southeastern Missouri—men in slacks and sneakers, women with nicely done hair. Her 6-foot-tall frame swayed slightly as, with her usual frankness, she made a spirited case to be the next governor. The country is breaking down, the former federal prosecutor told the group gathered in the newly opened headquarters of the local Republican Party—police ambushed and murdered in Dallas, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Ballwin, Missouri—three shootings and eight dead in 10 days. As people nibbled cupcakes topped...
  • Richard M. Nixon Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech 1968

    07/22/2016 6:13:46 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 7 replies
    4President.Org ^ | 07-22-2016 | Richard M. Nixon
    Nixon Agnew 1968 (Click to Return to 1968 Page) Richard M. Nixon Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech Republican National Convention Miami Beach, Florida August 8, 1968 Mr. Chairman, delegates to this convention, my fellow Americans. Sixteen years ago I stood before this Convention to accept your nomination as the running mate of one of the greatest Americans of our time -- or of any time -- Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eight years ago, I had the highest honor of accepting your nomination for President of the United States. Tonight, I again proudly accept that nomination for President of the United States. But...
  • Roger Stone: Ted Cruz 'is a dumb son of a bitch'

    07/20/2016 9:36:29 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 202 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 20, 2016 | Peter Schroeder
    "By Ted Cruz not supporting the nominee, he's exempted himself from real conservatives," he said. "No voter gives a crap about what Ted Cruz does. The only person this hurts is Ted Cruz..." "Ted Cruz thinks he's Ronald Reagan. The problem is he's not anything near Reagan in terms of being an inspiring, likable figure," Stone said. "He's a dumb son of a bitch who thinks he's smarter than everybody else." "He's a despicable human being," he added
  • Governor Nixon's Missouri Muddle (Effects of BLM)

    07/13/2016 11:50:27 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | August 22, 2014 | Ian Tuttle
    Before August 9, 2014, Jay Nixon was an unfamiliar name. The Democratic governor of Missouri for five years, before that its attorney general for 16 years, had managed to govern far from the scorching rays of the national media limelight, and in doing so he accrued a not-unimpressive résumé in the Show Me State. Then 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Mo., and Governor Nixon found himself in the national spotlight — to which he has responded with something less than aplomb. Two days after the shooting, Nixon asked the Department of Justice independently to investigate Brown’s death, and...
  • Where Nixon Running as Law and Order Candidate Smoked Democratic Humphrey For the Presidency

    07/12/2016 5:34:07 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/12/16 | Mitch Wolfe
    It’s 1968 All Over Again: It’s 1968 All Over Again- Where Nixon Running as Law and Order Candidate Smoked Democratic Humphrey For the Presidency Crooked and lying Hillary, the most untrustworthy Democratic candidate in modern times, thought she had the American presidency all locked up about a week ago. She had Obama campaigning for her with his great support in the black and Hispanic communities. Hillary thought that notwithstanding all her terrible political baggage that she and Slick Willy have been carrying for decades, she would easily defeat the political novice, the controversial Donald Trump.
  • Officers Start Arresting I-94 Protesters (BLM MN)

    07/09/2016 7:56:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 143 replies ^ | 7/9/16 | Ellie Herman
    Police started arresting protesters who shut down parts of Interstate 94 following the death of Philando Castile. Hundreds of protesters marched from the Governor's residence and crossed I-94, blocking off the freeway in both directions. State Patrol officers redirected motor traffic as they cut off I-94 entrances at Dale Street. Protesters are throwing objects at officers and one officer was injured from a thrown firework, according to SPPD. One protester was using a laser sight and pointing it at officers. St. Paul Police Department officers are using glass balls with smoke, not tear gas, on I-94. Police officers on I-94...
  • Presidential pardons: Dick and Gerry and Barry and Hill

    07/07/2016 7:38:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    It is hard to believe Obama will not, at some point, pardon Clinton for any crimes she may have committed There has been very little discussion about the power of the president of the United States to issue pardons in relation to Hillary Clinton and her use of personal servers. The decision of FBI Director James Comey, quickly affirmed by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, that Clinton would not be indicted for any crimes she may have committed regarding classified information, shocked a lot of people but it should not have. All Comey’s statement did was make it official that under...
  • Today, June 5, 1933: FDR Ends Gold Standard, Bans Private Ownership of Gold [VIDEO]

    06/05/2016 4:03:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies ^ | June 5, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    Prior to the election of America’s longest serving socialist president, our money was backed by gold. Anyone holding our paper currency could demand to exchange it for gold at a set price. In 1913, the gold standard was officially made part of the Federal Reserve and the price of gold was fixed at $20.67 per ounce. The same law mandated that the Federal Reserve kept enough gold on hand to equal 40% of the currency issued at the time.On March 4, 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was sworn into office for the first time. The day after his inauguration, Roosevelt closed...
  • Writing Our Own Rules Since 2009

    06/02/2016 5:16:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-2-2016 | MOTUS
    What do you do when the facts don’t fit the narrative written by your “failed fiction writer?” That’s simple, do what Facebook and Hilllary do: delete the evidence.Only thing though, try not to get caught. There might have consequences, dependent on your skin color…and/or your hair color.Because if you’re a Black head of state or a blond or redheaded Woman of State, what difference, at this point, does it make?Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror
  • Donald Trump meets Republican foreign policy guru Henry Kissinger

    05/18/2016 9:30:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 19, 2016 | David Lawler
    Donald Trump met Henry Kissinger, the former secretary of state and long-time foreign policy guru on Wednesday. Mr Kissinger is the latest in a string of policy experts sought out by Mr Trump as he looks to reassure the Republican establishment that he is not, as Hillary Clinton has described him, a "loose cannon". Mr Trump's "America First" foreign policy aligns in part with Mr Kissinger's realist approach, with both men emphasising US self-interest in dealings with other countries.
  • From Nixon to Clinton

    05/05/2016 1:16:46 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    I’ve been saying for months that Donald Trump is the George McGovern of the GOP, the fractious leader who so alienated the elders of his party that they deserted him in droves, handing the election to his opponent. We’re already seeing the signs. Clinton has begun casting her candidacy in recent days as a cry to unify a divided country. After a series of victories last week, which all but ensured she will capture her party’s nomination, Clinton called on Democrats, independents and what she called “thoughtful Republicans” to back her bid.
  • Donald Trump, a Nixon-Kissinger Realist

    04/09/2016 7:58:42 PM PDT · by astrat7 · 57 replies
    The National Interest ^ | April 6, 2016 | Crispin Rovere
    In my previous post (for the Lowy Interpreter) I labeled the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump, a 'Nixon-Kissinger realist'. Since then, Trump has provided a detailed account of his worldview in an interview with David Sanger and Maggie Haberman from the New York Times. It affirms my previous description and here I expand on what I mean. Nixon became president in the shadow of Vietnam; the 'domino theory' had been discredited, the anti-war movement was gathering momentum, and the costs of becoming embroiled in wars that did not affect core American interests was keenly felt. In 1969,...
  • Not Even A Nixon

    04/04/2016 7:34:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-5-2016 | MOTUS
    As the candidates - Democrat and Republican - continue to jostle each other around for political advantage, something larger than any of their egos is developing on the horizon. It's a shame the Republican candidates continue to waste time hectoring each other over the most trivial matters when over the last few days it has become increasingly clear how completely the president of the United States sold out the interests of our country and the West to the Islamic Republic of Iran -- by far (it isn't even close) the biggest state sponsor of terrorism. The candidates are missing an...
  • Top Nixon Aide: ‘War on Drugs’ was policy tool to go after anti-war protesters and ‘black people’

    03/25/2016 12:08:53 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 23, 2016
    Top adviser to Richard Nixon admitted that ‘War on Drugs’ was policy tool to go after anti-war protesters and ‘black people’ The “War on Drugs” was actually a political tool to crush leftist protesters and black people, a former Nixon White House adviser admitted in a decades-old interview published Tuesday. John Ehrlichman, who served as President Richard Nixon’s domestic policy chief, laid bare the sinister use of his boss’ controversial policy in a 1994 interview with journalist Dan Baum that the writer revisited in a new article for Harper’s magazine. “You want to know what this was really all about,”...
  • Fmr Presidential Adviser (Erlichman) Confesses: Nixon Invented Drug War to Decimate Hippies

    03/22/2016 4:28:55 PM PDT · by drewh · 139 replies ^ | |Mar. 22, 2016 5:15 pm | Robby Soave
    President Richard Nixon launched the War on Drugs for one specific reason: to decimate his perceived political enemies—the anti-war left. That's according to an anecdote in a lengthy cover story for Harper's, in which journalist Dan Baum recounts an interview he conducted with John Erlichman, a former Nixon staffer who was jailed for one year due to his involvement in the Watergate scandal. Unprompted, Erlichman confessed the true purpose of federal drug prohibition: “You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal...
  • Cruz Campaign Apologizes to Marco Rubio for Spreading False Bible Story

    02/22/2016 6:02:54 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 503 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/22/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Rick Tyler, the Senior Communications Advisor for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), issued a public apology after spreading a false story reporting that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) made a nasty comment to a Cruz staffer about the Bible. "I want to apologize to Senator Marco Rubio for posting an inaccurate story about him here earlier today," Tyler wrote on Facebook after sharing the false story online. "The story misquoted a remark the Senator made to the staffer. I assumed wrongly that the story was correct." The false report indicated that Rubio said that there were "not many answers" in the Bible...
  • Presidential Campaigns and the Lessons of History

    02/18/2016 8:45:00 PM PST · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | February 18, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    In any primary, there are a thousand questions to ask, but the first one – yes, the primary one – must be this: What year is it? No, not just “is this a presidential year or a midterm election,” though that’s important too... But what year is it, historically? That is, is it most analogous to a year we’ve seen before, or is it unlike any prior election, so we shouldn’t bother to see if we can learn from parallels? It is often said that there is nothing new under the sun, that we’re always fighting the same war, that...
  • Dr. Zhivago vs. Dr. No – Democrat Debate Number Six

    02/12/2016 8:14:24 PM PST · by pboyington · 11 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 12, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Comrade Bernie Sanders took the stage last night in the sixth Democrat debate, pitting him against Hillary Rotten Clinton. Sanders was pumped up like Rocky on a raw egg shake binge after destroying Hillary in New Hampshire. New polls indicate he’s tied with Madame Secretary in Nevada. New polls indicate that she’s losing African-American support. New polls indicate she’s going to be on a Federal chain gang in a year. Hillary looked like the James Bond villain, Dr. No, dressed in her yellow Maoist style pants suit. Maybe Bernie should have worn a Maoist outfit as well, so they would...
  • Don’t Write Off Ted Cruz Because You Don’t Like Him

    01/29/2016 5:00:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 134 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 29, 2016 | Georgi Boorman
    Don't choose your candidate based on who you'd prefer to have a beer with, but whom you trust most to remain aligned with your principles. For me, that's Ted Cruz. Earlier in the primary season, when the frontrunners were just beginning to emerge, I expressed concern that Cruz was untrustworthy. It wasn't just my vaguely bitter recollection of Cruz's actions in the government shutdown fiasco, but something about his personality--the inflection of his voice, the way he too often lowered it to a whisper, the way he paced back and forth across the stage like a fired-up Baptist preacher going...
  • 61 - Proclamation 4311 - Granting Pardon to Richard Nixon September 8, 1974

    01/22/2016 1:30:18 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 8 replies ^ | September 8, 1974 | Gerald Ford
    By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Richard Nixon became the thirty-seventh President of the United States on January 20, 1969 and was reelected in 1972 for a second term by the electors of forty-nine of the fifty states. His term in office continued until his resignation on August 9, 1974. Pursuant to resolutions of the House of Representatives, its Committee on the Judiciary conducted an inquiry and investigation on the impeachment of the President extending over more than eight months. The hearings of the Committee and its deliberations, which received wide national publicity over television,...
  • Levin Trashes ‘Nixonian’ Trump: Running ‘Campaign of Personal Attacks’

    01/20/2016 6:02:57 PM PST · by TBBT · 177 replies
    Redstate ^ | 1/20/16 | Josh Feldman
    Mark Levin is growing steadily angrier at Trump, saying tonight he's acting very "Nixonian," running an "Alinskyite" campaign, and straight-up lying about Ted Cruz. Levin has been criticizing Trump a lot recently, but tonight he took it to a whole new level, declaring, "If he becomes the nominee, a lot of people who otherwise would unite under that tent may not, because when you run a campaign of personal attacks, an Alinskyite campaign, wittingly or unwittingly, you turn people off." He's really tired of Trump's attacks on Cruz over his bank loans, Canadian birth, supposed unlikeability, etc. Levin is no...
  • Star Trek New Voyages - 04xV3 - 1701 Pennsylvania Av - Subtitles

    11/27/2015 4:08:03 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 22, 2012 | startreknewvoyages
    Star Trek New Voyages - 04xV3 - 1701 Pennsylvania Av - Subtitles startreknewvoyages
  • 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>
  • Maybe We should Stop Using A Platitude And Really Remember The History We should Not Forget

    10/29/2015 7:40:37 AM PDT · by knarf · 13 replies
    history ^ | October 29, 2015 | knarf
    Everything we discuss now ... minimum wage, teacher's salary, government growth, 55 years ago
  • Richard Nixon Wrote Donald Trump a Letter in 1987 Encouraging him to Run for Office

    09/08/2015 7:46:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 09/08/2015 | John S. Roberts
    Donald Trump once received a letter encouraging him to run for president from the only man to have resigned from office: Richard Nixon.I guess Tricky Dick and wife Pat saw something in Trump back in the 80s that many Americans are seeing for themselves today.What’s kind of weird though, is that Nixon was a Republican, and when he sent this letter to “the Donald,” Trump was most certainly still a Democrat.From IJ Review via NY Times: On Dec. 21 of that year, Mr. Nixon, the former president, dashed off an admiring letter to the real estate developer, according to a new biography of Mr. Trump,...
  • G. Gordon Liddy testifies he was in the dark about Watergate break-in

    07/02/2002 6:01:12 AM PDT · by Valin · 60 replies · 715+ views
    Mpls (red)Star Tribune / AP ^ | 7/2/02 | Gretchen Parker
    <p>BALTIMORE -- Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy on Monday testified that he was kept in the dark about the 1972 break-in he helped organize - even as he lay in wait that night with radio transmitters at the Watergate hotel.</p>