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  • Brown Family Attorney: Missouri Gov. ‘Preparing for War’ in Ferguson

    11/17/2014 6:10:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 17, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Anthony Gray, the lawyer representing Michael Brown‘s family, said on CNN today that by declaring a state of emergency, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is “preparing for war” in Ferguson and could be inviting anger with that very action he took to try to quell it should the grand jury decide not to charge Officer Darren Wilson. Nixon ordered the state of emergency because of concerns over “expanded unrest” as a result of a grand jury announcement. It is a likelihood at this point that the grand jury will not charge Wilson for Brown’s death, which already raised some concerns about...
  • Missouri governor activates National Guard

    11/17/2014 12:49:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Nixon said Monday that the National Guard would assist state and local police as needed, in case there is civil unrest when the grand jury's decision is announced. There was no indication an announcement is imminent....
  • Breaking: Missouri Governor Declares State of Emergency in Anticipation of Grand Jury Decision

    11/17/2014 12:06:03 PM PST · by rightistight · 57 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/17/14 | Aurelius
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has just declared a State of Emergency in the state, specifically citing unrest in Ferguson. The order begins: "WHEREAS, the City of Ferguson and the St. Louis region have experienced periods of unrest over the past three months; and WHEREAS, the United States Department of Justice and St. Louis County authorities are conducting separate criminal investigations into the facts surrounding the death of Michael Brown; and WHEREAS, the United States Department of Justice and St. Louis County authorities could soon announce the findings of their independent criminal investigations" The governor then specifically states that the people...
  • The Loneliest President Since Nixon

    11/15/2014 7:12:06 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/14/2014 | PEGGY NOONAN
    Seven years ago I was talking to a longtime Democratic operative on Capitol Hill about a politician who was in trouble. The pol was likely finished, he said. I was surprised. Can’t he change things and dig himself out? No. “People do what they know how to do.” Politicians don’t have a vast repertoire. When they get in a jam they just do what they’ve always done, even if it’s not working anymore. This came to mind when contemplating President Obama. After a devastating election, he is presenting himself as if he won. The people were not saying no to...
  • The Right Sells a Fridge to an Eskimo While Dems Can't Sell a Fly Swatter to a Fertilizer Farmer

    11/03/2014 6:13:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Political Junkies For Progressive Democracy ^ | October 12, 2014 | Loren Adams
    As the world is about to read the Democrats’ obituary for the 2014 Election, an autopsy has already begun to find the why’s and wherefore’s. Of course, there are several reasons for the leading party’s defeat despite its demographic advantage. In a nutshell, here’s the crux: passivity. Passion (on the right) vs. passivity (on the left): which do you think will win? The right expresses passion – however unfounded and artificial it may be – while the left shows passivity. When and why did Democrats become passive about so many issues? The year was 1968 when the party reacted to...
  • The Death of Ben Bradlee

    10/22/2014 9:33:41 AM PDT · by AU72 · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | Oct. 22, 2014 | Ben Stein
    I was staggered by something that had long been lurking in my old brain and now becomes crystal clear. But, here comes the best part: he was a spook (Bradlee), a full-scale CIA operative for much of his life. He worked for the CIA in Europe and throughout the world. Now, they say he did PR work for the Agency, and why not? But in Washington, we have a saying: Once CIA, always CIA. A brilliant man named Fred Thompson wrote about how Watergate was a giant CIA-organized frame-up of Richard Nixon by CIA people who hated him. But what...
  • Michael Brown’s family to Gov. Jay Nixon: Appoint new prosecutor

    10/06/2014 2:52:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 6, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    The family of slain Missouri teenager Michael Brown is renewing calls for Gov. Jay Nixon to appoint a special prosecutor to the case, citing potential bias on the part of St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch.In a letter sent to Nixon on Monday, attorney Benjamin Crump said a recent move by the county prosecutor’s office to place on hold all cases involving Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Brown in August, “clearly raises an issue of concern.” The letter states that Wilson, “as the arresting officer and primary witness for many of the prosecution’s current cases, has developed...
  • A Farce at Forty: Reexamining Watergate, amid the continuing media outbursts

    09/25/2014 8:23:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/25/2014 | Conrad Black
    Over the summer, the 40th anniversary of the resignation of President Richard Nixon and President Gerald FordÂ’s pardon of him passed, not, unfortunately, without the usual clangorous outburst of self-righteous claptrap and exercises in pseudo-historical mind-reading and amateur psychoanalysis. Many years ago, I happened to have dinner with the former president a few days after the New York Times had run another speculation about his psychological make-up and, when I volunteered that he probably didnÂ’t enjoy these pieces, though he must by then have been used to them, he replied that the first such published insight into his psyche was...
  • Don't Like That Israel Has the Bomb? Blame Nixon.

    09/13/2014 11:35:55 AM PDT · by babylon_times · 41 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 9/12/14 | Avner Cohen, William Burr
    Newly declassified documents reveal how the Nixon White House looked the other way while Israel built the middle east's first nukes...
  • The Nixon pardon 40 years later: The decision looks better and better with age

    09/09/2014 8:21:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/09/2014 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    It was President Ford’s biggest and most courageous decision.  It probably hurt the GOP in the 1974 midterm elections. In fact, I was a college volunteer on some campaigns in that election. The party people that I was listening to agreed with the pardon but screamed the same question: "Why didn't he do it after the election"? Many in the GOP correctly felt that the new Ford presidency would spare them the Watergate backlash and 6th year losses.   And it probably cost him the very close presidential election of 1976. The pardon was used by the Carter campaign to promote their campaign of...
  • Missouri governor replaces head of public safety (Guess why?)

    08/27/2014 11:37:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Boston Globe / The Associated Press ^ | August 28, 2014 | Alan Scher Zagier and David A. Lieb
    Governor Jay Nixon appointed a new state public safety director Wednesday, giving his administration its only black Cabinet member nearly three weeks after the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb. The governor said former St. Louis police chief Daniel Isom II will take over as director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety on Sept. 1. He will replace Jerry Lee, who resigned after almost three years as director. The appointment comes after Nixon faced criticism both for the lack of racial diversity among his department leaders...
  • Understanding Ferguson: Fort Apache, Missouri

    08/25/2014 9:49:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 25, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Like most people who are getting into their 40s, I suffer occasional bouts of nostalgia. But lately, in a cruel irony, the world only seems interested in re-enacting the parts of my youth that I’d rather not relive. A Russian dictatorship that invades its neighbors. A stagnant economy with rising food and gas prices. A giant new welfare boondoggle. An overmatched president who seems too small for his office. And now race riots. The whole feel of it is captured by David “Iowahawk” Burge, who jokes about a man who wakes up from a coma after 45 years and asks...
  • What if white America just said 'no'?

    08/24/2014 5:40:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 24, 2014 | Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson
    “He that spares his rod hates his son: but he that loves him chastens him early.” – Proverbs 13 As I watch the racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, I can’t help but compare the behavior of blacks in that city to that of spoiled rotten children. Blacks have been rioting and fighting with police after the shooting death of a thug, Michael Brown. And white political and law enforcement leaders have given in to their tantrum like weak parents. How did we get to the point of having Al “the Riot King” Sharpton as the White House point person...
  • Why Jay Nixon Missed His Moment: Missouri’s governor just wasn’t made for these times (Too white)

    08/24/2014 7:49:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | August 21, 2014 | Eli Yokley
    On the boiling streets of Ferguson, Missouri, one recent image must have stung the state’s Democratic governor, Jay Nixon, more than others. Scrawled across a cardboard cutout featuring an image of Nixon’s face were the words, “M.I.A. AGAIN!” Mike Fritz @mikewfritz Protests brought both blacks and whites out in hot and muggy Ferguson Wednesday. 4:19 PM - 20 Aug 2014 34 Retweets 12 favorites Criticism of Nixon swelled after the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, by a white police officer. Some faulted Nixon for failing to take the lead in addressing the situation, which resulted...
  • Truth and Justice Needed in Ferguson, MO [Nightly LIVE RIOT thread]

    08/20/2014 5:08:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 188 replies
    The following statement was released by Keith Kelleher, president of SEIU Healthcare Illinois, Indiana, Missouri & Kansas, in response to the shooting of Ferguson, MO, resident Michael Brown and the unrest that is occurring there:The aftermath of the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, reveals the urgent need for justice to prevail in order to bring a level of calm back to the community. The initial lack of information coming from the Ferguson Police Department and its militarized response to protesters has clearly erased any faith in local authorities to uncover the truth. To that end, the members...
  • Missouri gov calls for 'vigorous prosecution' of Ferguson shooting case

    08/20/2014 7:04:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8-20-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon drew criticism from his own Lt. Governor Tuesday when he said "a vigorous prosecution must now be pursued" in the shooting death of black 18-year-old Michael Brown by white police Officer Darren Wilson in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. ****** "We have a responsibility," Nixon said, "to come together, and do everything we can to achieve justice for [Brown's] family." Nixon added that McCulloch and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had an obligation "to achieve justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown must be carried out thoroughly, promptly, and correctly."
  • Gov. Nixon Calls For ‘Vigorous Prosecution’ Of Darren Wilson

    08/20/2014 5:08:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 114 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-20-2014 | Chuck Ross
    Not content with a regular prosecution or a vigorous investigation, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he hopes that Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson will receive a “vigorous prosecution” in the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9. “A vigorous prosecution must now be pursued,” Nixon said in a five minute video address posted to his website Tuesday. “The democratically elected St. Louis county prosecutor and the attorney general of the United States each have a job to do,” said Nixon, a Democrat. “Their obligation to achieve justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown must be carried out...
  • Gov. Nixon Calls For 'Vigorous Prosecution' in Brown Shooting

    08/20/2014 12:49:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | August 19, 2014
    In a message this evening, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called for a "vigorous prosecution" in the shooting death of Michael Brown. "Once we have achieved peace in Ferguson and justice for the family of Michael Brown, we must remain committed to rebuilding the trust that has been lost, mending what has been broken, and healing the wounds we have endured," he said. Watch the message:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Read the full transcript below: Ten days ago, a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, in broad daylight. Since then, the world has watched a community become engulfed in grief, anger, fear and at times...
  • Gov. Jay Nixon: Forget about innocent until proven guilty, prosecute Darren Wilson

    08/19/2014 8:37:21 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 67 replies
    conservativefiringline.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | Governor Jay Nixon (YouTube)
    It seems Jay Nixon, the Democratic Governor of Missouri, doesn’t think too much of that whole “innocent until proven guilty” thing and has decided instead to call for a “vigourous prosecution” of Darren Wilson, the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. Not a vigorous investigation, mind you, but a vigorous prosecution. In other words, to hell with the evidence and the mitigating circumstances. Naturally, it doesn’t matter that over a dozen witnesses have corroborated Wilson’s side of the story. VIDEO
  • MO Gov. Nixon: 'Vigorous prosecution' needed after death of Michael Brown

    08/19/2014 7:35:09 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 117 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 8/19/2014 | Fox 8
    FERGUSON, MO (RNN) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon made his boldest statement in the shooting death of an unarmed black man on Tuesday, saying a "vigorous prosecution must now be pursued." MORE Man killed in officer-involved shooting near Ferguson In the statement, Nixon said,"The democratically elected St. Louis County prosecutor and the Attorney General of the United States, each have a job to do. Their obligation to achieve justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown must be carried out thoroughly, promptly, and correctly; and I call upon them to meet those expectations." Nixon said the calming of tensions in...
  • [visibly angry] State trooper slams 'criminals' in Ferguson as 31 arrested following latest unrest

    08/19/2014 2:09:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2014
    ......................"A visibly angry [Missouri State Police Capt. Ron ] Johnson said that officers had come under heavy gunfire from protesters and at least two people had been shot. Johnson said he did not know the condition of the shooting victims. Four officers had been injured when they were struck by rocks or bottles, though Johnson claimed that police had not fired a single shot. Citing what he called a "dangerous dynamic in the night," Johnson requested that protests take place during the daylight hours, so that officers could effectively isolate any troublemakers. However, Johnson said that his forces could not...
  • Ed Schultz: Missouri Governor Asking For Another Kent State

    08/19/2014 3:50:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Monday on MSNBC's "The Ed Show," host Ed Schultz said Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) deployment of the Missouri National Guard to protect the St Louis suburb of Ferguson is "asking for another Kent State."
  • Book Inflaming the American Right—Invisible Bridge: Fall of Nixon & Rise of Reagan by Rick Perlstein

    08/17/2014 6:33:39 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 17 Aug 2014 | Tim Stanley
    <p>To understand the roots of the Perlstein controversy, you have to go back to his first book. Before the Storm (2001) told the story of Barry Goldwater’s radical Republican campaign for the presidency in 1964 – an effort infamously summarised by Goldwater’s assertion that “extremism in the defence of liberty is no vice”. Perlstein’s book was different from all that came before because it was free of authorial voice, letting the protagonists speak for themselves for the first time. Liberals praised his research; conservatives loved his open-mindedness. It seemed that Perlstein had invented an apolitical way of writing political history.</p>
  • Jay Nixon: Ferguson robbery video had an "incendiary effect" (Channels Sharpton & Crump)

    08/17/2014 1:19:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    CBS News' Face the Nation ^ | August 17, 2014 | Rebecca Kaplan
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Sunday that the Ferguson, Mo., police department's release of a surveillance video showing a man resembling Michael Brown committing a robbery at a convenience store produced a negative reaction in the ongoing unrest over the shooting of the 18-year-old black teenager. "I think it had an incendiary effect," Nixon said in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation." "When you release pictures and you clearly are attempting to besmirch a victim of a shooting, shot down in his own street, a young man, and at the same time you're releasing information...to tarnish him, then properly,...
  • MISSOURI GOVERNOR [Democrat]: POLICE 'ATTEMPTING TO BESMIRCH' MIKE BROWN

    08/17/2014 11:48:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 141 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2014
    Sunday on CBS's "Face The Nation," Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) said the local police "attempting to besmirch a victim of a shooting" by releasing a video of Michael Brown allegedly engaging in a "strong-arm" convenience store robbery. "I think it had an incendiary effect," Nixon said. "I mean, when you release picture and you clearly are attempting to besmirch a victim of a shooting, shot down in his own street, a young man and at the same time you’re releasing information to try to make it, to tarnish him, then properly, there was a lot of folks that were concerned...
  • Protesters take to streets again ahead of curfew in Ferguson

    08/16/2014 8:08:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/16/14 | Ellen Wulfhorst - reuters
    Mo. (Reuters) - Hundreds of demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, angry at the shooting death of a black teenager by police took to the streets in the rain on Saturday night, hours ahead of a planned curfew called for by the state's governor. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency, as he and other officials seek to restore order after a week of racially charged protests and looting over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer. The curfew will run midnight until 5 a.m. CDT (0500 to 1000 GMT) until further notice, said...
  • City ripped apart: Heavily-armed SWAT teams fire tear-gas on demonstrators & arrest two journos...

    08/15/2014 7:34:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The London Daily Mail / The Associated Press ^ | August 15, 2014 | James Nye and AP staff
    * Ferguson, Missouri, endured a fourth night of pitched battles between police and protestors * SWAT officers and 500 protestors faced-off in St. Louis suburb * Tear gas was then fired as the crowd chanted 'Hands Up! Don't Shoot' * Smoke bombs were also lobbed into the crowd after dark Protestors responded by attempting to throw Molotov cocktails * Earlier two reporters were arrested and then released without charge * Demonstrations in the St Louis suburb were sparked by police shooting of an unarmed teenager Michael Brown on Saturday night * Missouri Governor Jay Nixon cancelled all appearances on Wednesday...
  • Rand Paul’s op-ed on Ferguson shows why he is the most interesting voice in the GOP right now

    08/14/2014 8:16:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | August 14, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Even as criticism of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and other prominent politicians began to mount for their lack of comment on the ongoing crisis in Ferguson, Mo., Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul penned a thought-provoking op-ed on the situation in Time magazine. "If I had been told to get out of the street as a teenager, there would have been a distinct possibility that I might have smarted off," Paul writes. "But, I wouldn't have expected to be shot." He goes on to make the case for a demilitarization of the police in America within the framework of a broader criticism...
  • Rep. Lewis to Obama: Declare martial law

    08/14/2014 3:28:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | August 14, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) on Thursday called on President Obama to use executive authority and declare martial law in Ferguson, Mo., where protesters have clashed with police after the shooting of an unarmed black teenager. “My own feeling is right now is President Obama should use the authority of his office to declare martial law,” Lewis said on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.” “Federalize that Missouri National Guard to protect people as they protest,” Lewis, an icon of the 1960s civil rights movement, said it is “unreal” to see what the police are doing in Ferguson. “People have a right to...
  • Missouri Gov Puts Highway Patrol in Charge in Ferguson

    08/14/2014 3:00:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Erin McClam
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the state Highway Patrol to take over security in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb roiled by four nights of unrest over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager. The governor moved after police came under intense criticism for their handling of the protests, including firing tear gas into crowds on Wednesday night and arresting two reporters. Nixon said that Ferguson in recent days looked “a little more like a war zone, and that’s unacceptable.” The head of the Highway Patrol, Capt. Ron Johnson, told reporters: “I understand the anger and fear...
  • Nixon vs. Obama: Yes, Nixon was bad but Obama is worse

    08/10/2014 8:07:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/10/2014 | Roger Stone
    Forty years ago public outrage about the actions of President Richard Milhous Nixon, lead by his long time liberal critics, forced him to be the first U.S. chief executive to resign the presidency. Critics screamed about Nixon’s extra-legal and extra-constitutional conduct as protestors ringed the White House chanting “Jail to the Chief.” Nixon’s men had spied on their fellow citizens, allegedly used the IRS to harass their political enemies, waged war without the consent of Congress and used the CIA in an effort to hide their crimes. No man, Nixon’s critics assured us, was above the law. For his transgressions,...
  • (Politico) Watergate? What's that?

    08/10/2014 1:31:34 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 43 replies
    politico ^ | 8/9/14 2:00 PM EDT Updated: 8/9/14 10:48 PM EDT Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08 | By NICHOLAS P. FANDOS
    At the time, it must have all seemed unforgettable: the endless revelations of wrongdoing, the painful congressional investigation and, finally, the soft black-and-white image of Richard Nixon resigning the presidency.But ask today’s students about the events of Watergate 40 years ago and odds are that many have never heard of the scandal, or, at best, are vaguely aware that something happened once that lives on in a suffix attached to the occasional controversy. major reason is that in U.S. classrooms and textbooks, the discussion of Watergate is going the way of the Teapot Dome Scandal and the Petticoat Affair: increasingly...
  • CIA hatched two plots to assassinate Nixon and sabotaged the Watergate break-in claims new book

    08/09/2014 4:40:15 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7th August 2014 | David Martosko
    'The CIA plotted twice to assassinate President Richard Nixon during the years before the Watergate scandal because the agency was angered when 'Tricky Dick' turned dovish and began to withdraw troops from Vietnam, according to an explosive book from a longtime Nixon confidant due for release on Monday. One hit was planned to occur at Nixon's Key Biscayne, Florida vacation house. A second plot to kill him was to culminate during a Miami speech in 1972. When both plots failed, writes best-selling author Roger Stone in 'Nixon's Secrets: The Rise, Fall and Untold Truth about the President, Watergate, and the...
  • The Day Nixon Told the Truth

    08/09/2014 5:41:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2014 | David Stokes
    During his farewell remarks in the White House East Room on August 9, 1974, President Richard Milhous Nixon told the truth. Nixon remains a controversial and tarnished historical figure. But his impact on America was significant. Only Franklin Roosevelt’s name appeared on as many national ballots (five). His presidency, though now remembered by many for the way it ended, was actually filled with great achievement and success in many ways. Nixon was a brilliant visionary. But he also had a weakness. It was a failure to tell the truth that became Nixon’s undoing. The highly publicized tapes of what he...
  • CNN Poll: Trust in government at all-time low

    08/08/2014 9:41:44 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 7 replies
    Drudge Report/CNN ^ | CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser
    Washington (CNN) – Four decades after President Richard Nixon resigned, a slight majority of Americans still consider Watergate a very serious matter, a new national survey shows. But how serious depends on when you were born. The CNN/ORC International poll's release comes one day before the 40th anniversary of Nixon's resignation on August 9, 1974. With the Watergate scandal escalating, the second-term Republican president had lost much of his political backing, and he faced almost certain impeachment and the prospects of being removed from office by a Democratic-dominated House and Senate. There's a big generational divide over the significance of...
  • Nixon’s bigger crime: Southern strategy (barf alert)

    08/05/2014 7:17:08 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | August 4, 2014 | Richard Cohen
    It was Nixon who devised and pursued what came to be called the Southern strategy. This was, in the admirably concise wording of Wikipedia, an appeal “to racism against African-Americans.” Nixon was hardly the first Republican to notice that Lyndon Johnson’s civil rights legislation had alienated whites both in the South and elsewhere — Johnson himself had forecast that Southern whites would desert the Democratic Party. But Nixon was the GOP’s leader and, in January 1969, the President of the United States. The White House, it seemed, would not do a damned thing for African-Americans. -snip Even-steven, you might say,...
  • Palin Challenges WaPo ‘Wusses’ to Go After Obama Like They Did Nixon

    07/27/2014 5:48:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 27, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin took to Facebook today to rail against The Washington Post for not covering President Obama‘s scandals with the same journalistic tenacity as they did with Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal all those many years ago. Palin called them all “a bunch of wusses” for not being the least bit interested in challenging this president. Palin writes, “The public knows of our current president’s incompetence, denials, and cover-ups, but would be well served if we could count on your resources to dig deep for truth in all matters pertaining to Team Obama.” She contrasts how the Post aggressively...
  • Obama Insider Raises Concern About His Isolation Behind Jarrett & Michelle; Expect Press to Ignore

    07/14/2014 10:05:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 14, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    In the early 1970s, the press obsessed about President Nixon's alleged "isolation," especially as the Watergate scandal, which in an objective lookback has to be seen as relative child's play compared to what we're seeing now, unfolded. Proof that Nixon's "isolation" had been a constant media theme in previous months is found in an NBC Nightly News report on May 10, 1973, when a White House staff reorganization was characterized by reporter Richard Valeriani as "Nixon moving to end President('s) isolation." On Fox News's "The Five" on Friday, Democrat Bob Beckel relayed what he said was an anonymous comment by...
  • Articles of Impeachment

    07/10/2014 8:29:00 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 12 replies
    Articles of Impeachment adopted by House Judiciary Committee on July 27-30, 1974 RESOLVED, That Richard M. Nixon, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanours, and that the following articles of impeachment to be exhibited to the Senate: ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT EXHIBITED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN THE NAME OF ITSELF AND OF ALL OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AGAINST RICHARD M. NIXON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT OF ITS IMPEACHMENT AGAINST HIM FOR HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANOURS. Article...
  • MO: Democrat Governor Nixon has until Mid July to Veto, Sign or Ignore Gun Law Reforms

    07/06/2014 5:08:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On the last day of the legislative session, June 3rd, the Missouri legislature passed SB646, which reforms the State's gun laws.     The bill was passed with a veto proof majority in the house, 111- 28 and a potentially veto proof majority in the Senate, 21-7.   Four senators did not vote.   Two more votes are needed to make the Senate vote veto proof.   Three of the Senators have voted pro-second amendment rights in the past.   From opencarry.org, here is some history:  Mike Parson Rep Voted for nulification bill Bob Dixon Rep Voted previously to overide veto of nullification bill...
  • Nixon's 'Southern Strategy' and a Liberal Big Lie

    07/03/2014 11:38:36 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | July 3rd, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    “For the first time since President Richard M. Nixon’s divisive ‘Southern strategy’ that sent whites to the Republican Party and blacks to the Democrats …” began a New York Times story last week. Thus has one of the big lies of U.S. political history morphed into a cliche — that Richard Nixon used racist politics to steal the South from a Democratic Party battling heroically for civil rights. A brief stroll through Bruce Bartlett’s “Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past” might better enlighten us. Where Teddy Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to dinner, Woodrow Wilson re-segregated the U.S....
  • Bill Whittle: Losing the Peace in Iraq (video)

    07/02/2014 1:07:08 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 7-2-2014 | Bill Whittle
    History is written by the victors. But it doesn't take a lot of digging to reveal that the history of Vietnam -- written by the American Left -- is not the story of America losing the Vietnam War. America WON the Vietnam War. What America lost was the Vietnam PEACE. In his latest hard-hitting Firewall, Bill Whittle shows how that happened and how the exact same thing is happening in Iraq, as the Left once again tries to pull defeat from the jaws of victory. ------------------ TRANSCRIPT: LAST HELICOPTER OUT OF BAGHDAD Hi everybody. I’m Bill Whittle and this is...
  • Clinton Was Fired for Obstructing Nixon Probe: Book

    06/28/2014 3:17:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 27, 2014 | Richard Johnson
    Hillary Clinton might be hoping no one buys “Nixon’s Secrets” — Roger Stone’s new book marking the 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal. SNIP “Hillary’s lies and unethical behavior goes back farther — and goes much deeper — than anyone realizes,” Zeifman told Fox News in 2008. When asked why he fired Clinton, Zeifman responded, “Because she is a liar.”
  • Nixon’s IRS commissioner talks about how he defied orders to target enemies [FLASHBACK]

    06/24/2014 4:03:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | May 26, 2013 | by Janeen Capizola
    Article Two of the impeachment drawn up against former President Richard Nixon was his attempted misuse of the Internal Revenue Serviceto target his political enemies. Approached by the Nixon administration with an “enemies list of about 200 Democrats” to investigate, then-IRS Commissioner Johnine Mac Walters refused “to do what he considered unthinkable.” And now, with the new IRS scandal brewing in the Obama administration, Walters, 93, spoke exclusively to David Dykes from GreenvilleOnline.com to “resume his personal quest, not for vindication, but to validate his rejection of Nixon’s ordered tactics while Walters was commissioner of Internal Revenue.” Dykes reported Walters account of being handed...
  • 18 1/2 Minutes vs. 2 Years: Which Is Worse? Comparing Nixon's Tapes to Lois Lerner's Lost e-Mails

    06/14/2014 8:28:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/14/2014 | Roger Kimball
    Writing yesterday about the IRS’s amazing loss of more than two years of Lois Lerner’s emails (“Where’d they go? They were here just a minute ago!”), I wondered in passing how the Extended White House Public Relations Office, e.g., the New York Times, MSNBC, et al. would handle the news. The Nixon White House, you’ll recall, found quite a lot of the morning’s scrambled on its collective countenance when 18 and 1/2 minutes of audio tape somehow—somehow!—went missing as the Watergate scandal unfolded around the president. What a godsend to the guardians of our “Right to Know” Watergate was! Day...
  • Professor Turley STILL has Nixon to kick around…

    06/13/2014 9:04:12 AM PDT · by mononymous · 5 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 6/13/2014 | Mononymous1
    Professor Jonathan Turley, God bless him, recognizes even with the handicap of being a liberal, that we are now at a constitutional “tipping” point because of the lawlessness of this administration. Credit where it’s due, because it must be very difficult for him to admit this; he probably voted for this and thus enabled it and is probably now quite surprised by it all because in the theoretical world of a liberal academic, one can miss the signs of human depravity. What’s the problem then? The fact that he needs to bring Richard Nixon into his enlightened expositions by saying,...
  • Turley: Obama The President That Richard Nixon Always Wanted To Be

    06/04/2014 9:44:12 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    RCP ^ | June 3, 2014 | Hannity
    SEAN HANNITY: We do have co-equal branches of government, separation of powers. You teach this regularly. You agree with the president politically. For you to say we are at a tipping point constitutionally -- now, I agree with you. What does that mean considering our constitution is our rule of law and they are ignoring it? JONATHAN TURLEY: Well, unfortunately our system is changing, and it's changing without a debate. Or even a discussion about what we're going to do in the future when we have a three branch system, a tripartite system but one branch is so dominant. What's...
  • Watergate Conspirator; Renowned Artist of the Macabre

    05/17/2014 5:33:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 5/17/2014
    • Jeb Stuart Magruder, a Watergate conspirator who claimed in later years to have heard President Richard Nixon order the office break-in, has died. He was 79. Magruder, a businessman when he began working for the Republican president, later became a minister, serving in California, Ohio and Kentucky. He also served as a church fundraising consultant. He spent seven months in prison for lying about the involvement of Nixon's re-election committee in the 1972 break-in at Washington's Watergate complex, which eventually led to the president's resignation. In a 2008 interview, Magruder said he had long ago come to peace with...
  • One-time Nixon aide Jeb Stuart Magruder, convicted in Watergate, dies

    05/16/2014 6:14:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 16, 2014 | Dennis McLellan
    Jeb Stuart Magruder, the former White House aide who served seven months in prison for his role in the Watergate scandal that forced Richard Nixon to resign from the presidency in 1974, has died. He was 79. Magruder, a retired Presbyterian minister, died Sunday in Danbury, Conn., of complications from a stroke. Jeffrey H. Hull of the Hull Funeral Home in Danbury confirmed his death.
  • Declassified documents show Nixon warned of global warning 30 years ago

    05/07/2014 11:40:19 AM PDT · by stirrinthepuddin · 44 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | Saturday, July 3, 2010, 4:00 AM | AP
    Just heard Rush talk about this so I went and looked it up! YORBA LINDA, Calif. — Documents released Friday by the Nixon Presidential Library show members of President Richard Nixon's inner circle discussing the possibilities of global warming more than 30 years ago. Adviser Daniel Patrick Moynihan, notable as a Democrat in the administration, urged the administration to initiate a worldwide system of monitoring carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, decades before the issue of global warming came to the public's attention. There is widespread agreement that carbon dioxide content will rise 25 percent by 2000, Moynihan wrote in a...