Stephanie Stradley has a good summary of the current state of the legal issues in the deflategate matter (Btw was there a handy suffix for scandal neologisms prior to Watergate? And will we ever come up with another one? I suppose the persistence of the -gate formulation is another tribute to the power of baby […]
D.C. officials say two companies face fines in the May 1 incident that injured two persons, shut down businesses.
John Mitchell, Nixon's Attorney General, was an terrible liar. He was jailed for perjury for giving false testimony during the Watergate hearings. Still, he knew a lot about lying. He could also turn a phrase. My favorite Mitchell quote is, "Figures lie and liars figure." [...]
The settlement deal in Tom Selleck's very own Watergate was finalized last night, with the actor agreeing to cough up $21,685.55—the cost of the PI hired by California's Calleguas Municipal Water District to investigate Selleck's alleged water-pilfering from the district, the AP reports. The district board voted...
The campaign office of a state legislative hopeful has been burglarized less than 48 hours before the district’s special election. Brookhaven police have confirmed to the AJC that Catherine Bernard’s campaign office on Peachtree Road was burglarized late Sunday night. Show More Summary
The Washington Post peaked in 1972 when it broke the Watergate story and helped usher Tricky Nixon into retirement. Since then, however, it’s been mostly downhill. Just how far was brought to my attention by my evil brother Bill Heavey...Show More Summary
It's been a month since "Mad Men" ran over our hearts with a lawn mower after airing its series finale. And while we may never know how Watergate affects Bobby Draper's young psyche or whether Peggy Olsen ever gets into aerobics, there are plenty of other great period pieces to carry "Mad Men" obsessives into the future. Show More Summary
Appearing with journalist Carl Bernstein on Wednesday’s CNN Tonight to promote the upcoming episode of CNN’s The Seventies on Watergate, former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather decried the Republican Party’s “strong turn to the right” and blamed the size of party’s 2016 field on the Watergate scandal and the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
June 17, 1972 - 43 years ago today - henchmen responsible to President Richard Nixon break into the Watergate Office Complex and into the national headquarters of the DNC. It was not an isolated incident. We now know that the Nixon administration ran a long series of retaliations against Democrats. Show More Summary
On the anniversary of one of the most explosive political scandals in American history, let Sputnik guide you through ten of the most shameful, shocking, deplorable embarrassments to ever rock Washington DC.
To see a relic of the greatest act of presidential malfeasance I’ve driven to a low-rise office park on Lee Highway on a humid weekday afternoon.I’ve met Kevin Hooks at the Fairfax headquarters of Interprobe Inc., his private detective agency. Show More Summary
The FBI and the Justice Department are delving into what's beginning to look like something of a Watergate for Major League Baseball: The New York Times reports today on an investigation into whether the Houston Astros got hacked—by none other than front-office officials from the St. Louis Cardinals. The...
American campaigns embraced the spirit of 1976, stressing the virtues of candidates to a nation weary of war and Watergate.
Ahead of his arraignment today in Chicago, Dennis Hastert has hired a high-profile lawyer who represented public officials in scandals including Watergate, Whitewater, and Iran-Contra. Thomas Green of Sidley Austin—the same firm that once employed Barack and Michelle Obama—will stand next to Hastert as he formally hears the...
By Richard BarryI've never loved the typical defence of poltical malfeasance that "they all do it." Anyone who was around for the Watergate scandal is more than familiar with that one. I think a typical response at the time was that though they may all do a lot of things, they don't all do that. Show More Summary
The month of June has proven to a notable one for revelations about abuses of government power carried out under the cloak of secrecy. June 1971 brought us the Pentagon Papers case, followed two years later with the Watergate hearings into the break in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters. Show More Summary
The U.S. Justice Department unsealed an indictment Wednesday that charges 47 individuals, including FIFA officials, with bribery, racketeering, money laundering, fraud and other related crimes. While many of the details are still unclear, it appears that many of these alleged crimes were neither committed in the United States nor by U.S. Show More Summary
If you drive near the Watergate complex in Foggy Bottom, you will continue to see traffic delays related to the garage collapse earlier this month.An eastbound lane of Virginia Avenue NW, between Rock Creek Parkway and 25th Street, will remain closed for four months while crews work at the site of the May 1 garage collapse at the Watergate.Read full article >>
When Edward Snowden first went public, he did it by leaking a 4-page order from a secret court called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, or FISA court. Founded in 1978 after the Watergate scandal and investigations by the Church Committee, the FISA court was supposed to be a bulwark against secret government surveillance. Show More Summary
This is the most important story I've ever covered. This is my Watergate. And I will see it through until the end. So, tabloids broke that Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield had broken up, seemingly based on the fact that...