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Who Shot John: The Story of How $777,600 Contribution 'Limits' Ended up in the Omnibus Bill

Campaign finance laws are generally enacted to solve problems and deal with corruption scandals. The Federal Election Campaign Act Amendments of 1974 (FECA) followed the Watergate scandals of the 1970s. The Bipartisan Campaign Reform...Show More Summary

Washington: Here's the New Look for the Infamous Watergate Hotel

2 weeks agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Benghazi wasn?t a cover up. Obama does have a birth certificate. All these poor conspiracy theorists ? what on earth will they find to fixate on now? Well, they can always go old school with the news that the Watergate Hotel is set to reopen. Show More Summary

Dr. Gruber regrets

(Scott Johnson) Listening to MIT’s Obamacare expert testify before the House Oversight Committee yesterday, we were treated to the full panoply of the Watergate variations. The text of Gruber’s opening statement is posted here, C-SPAN video of the entire hearing is posted with automated transcript here. Show More Summary

Watergate Hotel to reopen this summer after $125-million face-lift

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

If you missed out on staying at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., during its heyday, you may get another chance. The company that owns the hotel synonymous with political scandal plans to reopen in the summer as the first piece of a bigger Watergate luxury hotel brand.

Who gets a Bridgegate indictment? From UP with Steve Kornacki this AM

So, it seems maybe Republican dirty tricksters in thrall to Gov. Christie actually haven't learned the lessons of Watergate, that the cover up is worse than the crime. Here's a pullout quote from Kornacki's discussion this morning with...Show More Summary

A Revival for Watergate Hotel

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : Travel Q

The Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., dormant for seven years, will get a renovation and is scheduled to reopen in the summer.

Mental Floss Shares a Series of Little Things That Changed World History in a Big Way

3 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

On a recent episode of the Mental Floss series List Show, host John Green shares a series of little things that changed world history in a big way. Examples include how duct tape helped break the Watergate scandal, how a simple set of keys helped sink the Titanic, and even how World War I may have been […]

Around Town - Alan Rusbridger: Liberty and Safety: Where Now For Freedom?

Tue 09 Dec Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of the Guardian, has led the charge on some of the most significant investigative journalism since Watergate. In this...

Jesse Walker on Skepticism and Nostalgia in the 70s

last monthNews : Reason

As the Watergate scandal exploded and Richard Nixon's hold on the presidency started to slip, one group stood steadfast in its commitment to the man in the West Wing. Its members took to chanting "God needs Nixon" outside Congress' Rayburn Office Building. Show More Summary

The real-life Bill Cosby show: Follow the sanctimony

The phrase "follow the money" was popularized in the Watergate docudrama "All the President's Men."

U.S. civil rights champion John Doar dies

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Doar, who played a pivotal role in the fight for civil rights as a U.S. Justice Department official in the 1960s and later served as a special counsel in Congress' investigation of the Watergate scandal, has died at age 92. Show More Summary

U.S. civil rights champion John Doar dies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Doar, who played a pivotal role in the fight for civil rights as a U.S. Justice Department official in the 1960s and later served as a special counsel in Congress' investigation of the Watergate scandal, has died at age 92. Show More Summary

Notes on a Suffix for 'Scandal'

Watergate, Gamergate, Bendgate: The abundance of '-gates' annoys some grammarians, but its versatility shows language at its most dynamic.

Former Restaurants of Washington That Are Now Parking Garages: Sans Souci

Remembering the place where "everybody who was indicted because of Watergate" once dined. [ more › ]

Ben Bradlee’s funeral: The official Washington send-off

During his tribute to his father, Ben Bradlee Jr. said that the senior Mr. Bradlee not-so-secretly reveled in his own celebrity, a status he earned after the Washington Post’s Watergate coverage and continued, as evidenced by Wednesday’s establishment-approved service, to the end. Show More Summary

Natural Causes?

Ben Bradlee, the legendary editor of The Washington Post who was best known for exposing "Watergate," died last week. According to the Washington Post and the New York Times, Bradlee died of "natural causes." Yet it was widely known and reported [CNN, Sept. Show More Summary

MapLight's Daniel Newman wants to help Californians 'follow the money'

We all know the Watergate prescription for uncovering political influence: "Follow the money." It's why organizations like MapLight were created — to track donations from source to spending to legislative outcomes. Daniel G. Newman is a co-founder and president of the Bay Area-based...

The IRS Scandal, Day 537

Biz Pac Review: IRS Scandal Is This Generation’s Watergate, Woodward Says; So Why Knock Fox News?: As the 40th anniversary year of President Nixon’s resignation draws to an end, one of the newspapermen who helped bring it about said the Obama administration’s IRS scandal — which has faded from the...

Media Ignores Sharyl Attkisson’s Charge Classified Docs Planted on Computer by Obama Admin Spies

Days after celebrating the life of recently deceased former Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee, hailed as a hero for standing up to and exposing the Nixon administration over Watergate and other abuses of power that led to the resignation … Continue reading ?

Jerry Brown Does His Yale Law Reunion While Kashkari Keeps Attacking and Arnold Savors Paris

Republican Neel Kashkari has intensified his attack on Governor Jerry Brown, insisting that he has uncovered "Jerry Brown's Watergate." So what does Brown do? Continue to ignore the former Wall Street bailout coordinator, and continue his drive to a record fourth term as California's governor by... Show More Summary

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