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Judge approves ex-Watergate lawyer to probe Caesars' unit bankruptcy

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - A lawyer who made his name as a Watergate prosecutor was approved on Wednesday to begin investigating a series of corporate deals in the lead-up to the bankruptcy of the casino operating unit of Caesars Entertainment Corp. Show More Summary

Grumpy Americans of the 1970s Wanted to Rewrite the Constitution

The 1970s was a rough time for most Americans. The economy was tanking, inflation was out of control, and thanks to the Vietnam War and Watergate scandal, few people had anything good to say about their government. Which is why predictions about the future from this era are so fascinating. Read more...

Jerry Warren, Editor and Aide to Nixon and Ford, Dies at 84

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Warren, who served as deputy White House press secretary, returned to newspaper work after being disillusioned by the Watergate scandal and its aftermath.

Base Appeals

3 days agoNews : News Desk

For twenty years, many people in Israel and in the West have expressed the hope that Benjamin Netanyahu would prove to be the Richard Nixon of the State of Israel. Not the paranoid Nixon of the Watergate scandals or the embittered Nixon...Show More Summary

Charles N. Shaffer, attorney for John Dean during Watergate, dies at 82

Charles N. Shaffer, the lawyer for onetime White House counsel John W. Dean III, whose explosive testimony before a Senate committee directly linked President Richard M. Nixon to the Watergate break-in and coverup, leading to the president’s resignation in 1974, died March 15 at his home in Woodbine, Md. He was 82.Read full article >>

The new Watergate hotel is embracing the building’s scandalous past

Sweeping skeletons from closets wasn’t part of the Watergate Hotel’s $125 million renovation budget. Scandal’s settled into the bones of the place. There’s just no getting around it and the new owners of the building that birthed a thousand little “-gates” get that. “I know scandal sounds negative to the American but we are trying to bring it […]

Fur Coat Rolls Out a Heavy, Strobe Infused Remix for Watergate Records

The duo’s portfolio of deep beats and rolling grooves keeps them on heavy rotation by some of the biggest players in the game.

Tuesday Morning Splash

What’s Happening — Twitter 201: How to Drive Engagement and Get Creative at the National Press Club, 9:30 a.m. — The Atlantic Exchange featuring Sen. Debbie Stabenow at the Watergate, 5:15 p.m. Must-Read of the Day Politico Magazine‘s...Show More Summary

Ben Stein was spotted at District Commons twice — but nobody won any money

Hey isn’t that … the most famous fictional high school econ teacher ever, Ben Stein, dining not once but twice at District Commons last week? On Thursday night, Stein, who was born in D.C. and inherited his parents’  Watergate apartment, sat down to dinner with a party of four at the Foggy Bottom resto. Apparently he […]

Here's What Hillary Clinton Must Do to Prevent 'Emailgate' From Becoming an Electronic Watergate

Hillary Clinton stated during her recent press conference that, "No one wants their personal emails made public, and I think most people understand that and respect that privacy." This is true, however most Americans aren't being sued by the Associated Press for access to their 62,320 emails from 2009 to 2013. Show More Summary

Writing Quote: The Journalistic Legacy of Watergate

Investigative reporting has taken on every aspect of American society--from government, politics, business and finance to education, social welfare, culture and sports--and has won the lion's share of each year's journalism prizes. No...Show More Summary

That time the Watergate prosecutor argued for job discrimination vs. gays

A newly unearthed legal filing reveals another, less well-known, chapter in Archibald Cox’s career.

Religious ignorance kills kids: How two Richard Nixon aides sneakily altered a law that still costs children’s lives

Two Watergate villains did something even worse: Twisting a law to protect religiously motivated neglect of kids

Hillary’s Emails and Nixon’s Tapes

As the issue of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails mushrooms, let’s take a stroll down the media’s memory lane to another time and another scandal and another woman. The scandal, of course, is the Watergate scandal and the role the tapes played in bringing down a presidency.

A flooded intelligence headquarters is Germany’s ‘Watergate

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

Germany's federal intelligence service (BND) is supposed to ensure the country's safety — but it seems as if it can't even protect its own future headquarters. On Tuesday, parts of a newly constructed building in Berlin were flooded after taps were removed from their original position. So far, it is not known who removed the crucial taps […]

New German Spy HQ Suffers Massive (Water) Leak

Germany's Federal Intelligence Service' (BND) new headquarters were flooded when burglars stole the water taps from the site, in what the local media has described as its own "Watergate" scandal on Thursday.

Gate-keepers

a year after the break-in that ignited the Watergate scandal, National Lampoon deadpanned a faux Soviet conspiracy that saw officials “removing bugs from telephones, mixing actual letters and telegrams from Soviet citizens in with the usual phony ones, telling the truth to foreign newsmen,” and refusing to lie at their own trials. Show More Summary

A Dream Come True

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Best grant of anonymity by a journalist since Watergate? This, from today's Times, gets my vote. pic.twitter.com/5tqS0h0sf6 — robert p. baird (@bobbybaird) February 25, 2015 Yesterday, the New York Times published an article that reviewed the new and improved restrooms at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. Show More Summary

From gas shortages to bell-bottoms, new exhibition is a fascinating time capsule of 1970s America

last monthArts : Artdaily

Images of everyday life in 1970s America evoke disco dancing and inflation, protests and bell-bottoms, gas shortages and suburban sprawl. At a time when the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal wore on the national psyche, a burgeoning movement to protect the natural environment was gaining force. Show More Summary

Why President Nixon Was Just A Poet Trapped In The Body Of A Crook

In the summer of 1974, the Nixon administration was forced to turn over secret tape recordings implicating Nixon himself in the Watergate scandal. Americans were then faced with two major revelations: their president had acted with criminal intent in one of the most famous scandals in U.S. Show More Summary

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