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US Needs Patriot Act Investigative Powers - Watergate Prosecutor

Former Watergate US federal prosecutor Nick Akerman claims that the broad surveillance powers granted to US law enforcement agencies by the Patriot Act are critical in gathering evidence and pursuing prosecutions in the age of terrorism.

Hillary Clinton’s Social Media Lesson for all Entrepreneurs

Hillary Clinton was a lawyer during Watergate, a high-profile first lady and a senator and secretary of state, so it’s understandable that she’s not very savvy with social media. She never drives. She has people for that. And she undoubtedly has people for her social media, too. But maybe they aren’t the right people. Someone...

Sen. Robert Griffin dies at 91; Republican urged Nixon to resign

Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened President Richard Nixon's resignation during the Watergate scandal, has died at 91.

Bookends: Are Grand Historical Events Better Fodder for Fiction Than Everyday Life?

Thomas Mallon and Francine Prose discuss Wilfrid Sheed’s statement that “A weekend is a much bigger character than Watergate.”

After hotel renovation, Watergate owners hope for a breakthrough

The suffix "gate" has been slapped on so many scandals and faux scandals — closed turnpike lanes, presidential haircuts, deflated footballs, to name a few — that it can be easy to forget there is an actual place that started it all: the Watergate.


last weekHumor / odd : Snopes

Rumor: Hillary Clinton was fired from the House Judiciary Committee's Watergate investigation by Chief Counsel Jerry Zeifman.

What's happening in Haiti right now is the UN's Watergate

The cholera outbreak in Haiti is the UN's Watergate, except with far fewer consequences for the people responsible and an immeasurably more disastrous real-world impact. And an exchange of letters between three UN special rapporteurs and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon late last year shows that the world body is still shielding itself from scrutiny. Show More Summary

Stanley Kutler, who won release of Nixon's secret tapes, dies at 80

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Watergate historian Stanley Kutler, who successfully fought for the release of President Richard Nixon's secret tapes, died Tuesday in Wisconsin. He was 80.

Stanley Kutler, Watergate historian who helped obtain Nixon tapes, dies

Stanley I. Kutler, a noted Watergate scholar who became part of the history he studied by filing a lawsuit that spurred the release, beginning in the 1990s, of hundreds of hours of President Richard M. Nixon’s secretly recorded conversations, died April 7 at a hospice in Fitchburg, Wis. He was 80.Read full article >>

Landmark Dutch Lawsuit Puts Governments Around the World on Notice

Since the days of Watergate, the question "What did he know, and when did he know it?" has been a key litmus test for assessing guilt and innocence. Forty years later that question is now being asked in relation to climate change. Where I live, in the Netherlands, a landmark case will be heard in the Den Haag District Court on Tuesday. Show More Summary

A Scourge of Lawyers Post-Watergate

Hillary Clinton is Exhibit A in a huge pile of evidence showing how ethics reforms after Watergate failed miserably.

ED DRISCOLL: From Watergate To The Pizza Wars. “The lamps are indeed going out all over the world….

ED DRISCOLL: From Watergate To The Pizza Wars. “The lamps are indeed going out all over the world.”

Open Government Experts: Hillary’s Use of Personal Email ‘Brazen Decision’ to Flout Law

“This is not your typical political scandal. There were no dead bodies at Watergate.”

Clinton Out-Nixons Nixon And Erases The Email

The conventional wisdom is that Richard Nixon would have survived Watergate if he had erased the tapes. Democrats were outraged by the eighteen and a half minutes which were “accidentally” erased by Nixon’s secretary, Rose Mary Woods. In a late Friday news dump we learned that Hillary Milhouse Clinton, who once accused the Bush administration [...]Show More Summary

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

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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

last monthNews : 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

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 […]

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