I mention this because Elijah Cummings has released the transcripts of the interviews with the IRS agents conducted so far, and so far, he says, none of them report admit to any White House direction. Merely that the targeting was.....
June 17On this day. 1972: Five men were arrested for breaking into Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington's Watergate building. It was the beginning of the biggest political scandal in U.S. history — Watergate — which ended with the only resignation of a president, Richard Nixon, on August 9, 1974. Show More Summary
This Liberal’s Beef right now has got to be the abject stupidity and short-term memory failure of anyone who thinks that Benghazi-gate, IRS-gate and AP-gate, even if stacked on top of one another and then super-sized, come close to the...Show More Summary
Vietnam, Watergate, Iran-Contra, the Iraq War and Katrina? Bah. They were nothing compared to the NSA's tyrannical data mining program (which started under the Bush administration, by the way). She's not even trying anymore. Have another Old Fashioned, Peg. (h/t Heather)
(John Hinderaker) On June 18, 1972, the Washington Post reported that the night before, there had been a break-in at the offices of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate Hotel. Although the break-in story made the Post’s front page, no one could then foresee the consequences that would spin out over the ensuing months. Show More Summary
The Watergate scandal didn't just bring down a president. It uncovered a shadowy side of the state where officials had been operating lawlessly for decades, and it had swept into Congress a collection of reformers eager to bring those...Show More Summary
A Washington federal judge today ordered the disclosure of certain previously sealed information related to the Watergate scandal, but denied a request to unseal all of the records at issue—including the substance of an illegally obtained wiretap. A historian of...
Another coverup with Hillary, Patrick Kennedy, and Cheryl Mills conspiring at the center. This is worse than Watergate. The New York Post will take all the scoops the media deliberately gives up. A State Department whistleblower has accused high-ranking staff...
Richard Nixon had averted the disaster that loomed in 1968, and withdrew from Vietnam with honor. Tragically and unimaginably, Watergate replaced Vietnam as the national crisis, and snatched defeat back, after Nixon had come close to retrieving victory. Not even Greek dramatists, tragic or comic, had imagined this plot.
In response to So Totally Unlike Watergate You Guys: Senator Kirk Asks Holder if the Executive Spied on the Coequal Branch of Congress: One of the most interesting moments of the hearing came a few minutes later when Sen. Kirk pleaded...Show More Summary
Without question, Peter Rodino rose to the moment. Or you might say, the moment rose to him. In the 26 years that Rodino served in Congress prior to the Watergate Committee hearings, he wasn’t exactly a rank and file member. He was heavily involved in passage of Civil Rights and Fair Housing Laws in the [...]
...which would give the Executive "leverage" -- as in blackmail leverage -- over what the Constitution demands be a coequal branch of government. Eric Holder's answer? That he'd like to answer that in closed session. This is less and less like Watergate by the hour!
Blink and you have likely missed Obama's latest Watergate moment, this time following the disclosure that the White House has instructed the NSA to collect millions of daily phone records from Verizon (and likely all other carriers)....Show More Summary
Watergate was our quintessential film noir brought to life – the fulfillment of the long-brewing suspicion that something essential in America had gone wrong.
Ever since the Obama administration ran aground on a series of scandals, Republicans have been trying hard to go from zero to Watergate. No matter how hard they stomp on the accelerator, the car won't go. On the left, there is a similar desire to go from zero to McCarthy. Show More Summary
Members of the Obama administration have (gasp!) more than one email account. This, apparently, is another scandal on a par with Watergate, if you listen to the chorus trying to bring the administration to its knees. White House spokesman Jay Carney on Tuesday acknowledged the practice and said it made eminent sense for Cabinet secretaries [...]
In response to I'm Sure the Media Will Soon be Cautioning the Democrats About "Overreaching" in their Defense of the IRS: "The Jack of Guilty and the Ace of Watergate..." Beautifully put. And if Obama didn't think he was looking at some...Show More Summary
Forty years ago, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer reporting on the Watergate scandal laid the groundwork for what would become the MacNeil/Lehrer Report, known today as the PBS NewsHour. Jeffrey Brown interviews ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro. Over the next few...
This is nothing like Watergate. Watergate involved a politically-motivated crime which grew out of an Animal House-like hyperpartisan atmosphere in the White House, nurtured by an extremely thin-skinned President who could not abideShow More Summary
(CNN) - The man who helped uncover Watergate says the Internal Revenue Service controversy doesn't rise to the same level of the Nixon scandal–but could be on its way. Longtime Washington Post reporter and editor said he suspects the White House had a deeper knowledge of the IRS' targeting of conservative groups than officials are […]