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Here’s Why Sneaker Leaks Are Not Helpful, Just Annoying

It seems that leaks are everywhere these days. Political scandals are defined by them. Leaks to the media fueled Watergate and led to the downfall of Richard Nixon. Today, the divisive Wikileaks has brought new meaning to the term while inside details of Donald Trump’s administration leak to the public. The entertainment and technology industries […]

Can Trump pardon himself and his children? Yes, but here’s the catch

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Was it legal for Ronald Reagan to pardon George Steinbrenner? Was it legal for Richard Nixon to pardon Jimmy Hoffa? Was it legal for Bill Clinton to pardon Patty Hearst? Yes, yes and yes. Yet presidential pardon power is vast, but not limitless. As the Department of Justice makes crystal clear, the...

Can Trump Legally Pardon Himself and His Children?

The president's powers are vast, but they are not limitless. Was it legal for Ronald Reagan to pardon George Steinbrenner? Was it legal for Richard Nixon to pardon Jimmy Hoffa? Was it legal for Bill Clinton to pardon Patty Hearst? Yes, yes and yes. Show More Summary

The violence of the ’60s is nothing like what we are about to face

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The late ‘60s and early ‘70s were crazy, but we’re looking wilder “This country is going so far to the right you’re not going to recognize it.” Those memorable words were uttered by Richard Nixon’s Attorney General, John Mitchell, who proved to be off by almost 50 years. But he and other Nixon...

Searching for Jimmy Hoffa: Who Cares Where He Is?

In 1967, in a Chattanooga, Tennessee courtroom, a federal jury found Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa guilty of pension fraud and jury tampering. Four years later, another crook, Richard Nixon, pardoned him. While serving his time in prison, Hoffa lost control of the mobbed-up union and all of the Teamster union's pension money. Show More Summary

The week ahead in L.A. classical music, Sept. 3-10: The LA Opera's 'Carmen' and more

Nixon Library Sunday Concerts Classical guitarist Olivia Chiang performs. Richard M. Nixon Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. Sun., 2 p.m. Free. (714) 993-5075. John Williams: Maestro of the Movies The composer-conductor leads the LA Phil in selections from his many classic film scores,...

The week ahead in L.A. classical music, Sept. 3-10: The LA Opera's 'Carmen' and more

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

Nixon Library Sunday Concerts Classical guitarist Olivia Chiang performs. Richard M. Nixon Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. Sun., 2 p.m. Free. (714) 993-5075. John Williams: Maestro of the Movies The composer-conductor leads the LA Phil in selections from his many classic film scores,...

5 of the Most Controversial Acts of Clemency by U.S. Presidents

From Richard Nixon to Joe Arpaio. Richard Nixon, pardoned in 1974 In the wake of the Watergate scandal, Nixon became the only US president in history to resign. His successor, Gerald Ford, had barely been in office for a month when he decided to pardon Nixon to avoid a protracted legal process. Show More Summary

Mark Felt Trailer: Watch Liam Neeson Take Down Richard Nixon

Back in 1976, the world got what is arguably the definitive film about the Watergate Scandal, with All The President's Men showing how the reporting of Bob Woodward and Carl...

Howard Kaminsky, Publisher With a Best-Seller Sense, Dies at 77

In top publishing jobs, Mr. Kaminsky steered Richard Simmons, Xaviera Hollander, Richard Nixon and Donald Trump into print while writing his own novels.

Trump exemplifies abuse of power

President Richard Nixon faced impeachment not for any crime but, under the first article of impeachment, because, “in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of […]

The week ahead in L.A. classical music, Aug. 27-Sept. 3: John Williams with the L.A. Phil and more

Nixon Library Sunday Concerts Guitarist Gregg Goodhart performs. Richard M. Nixon Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. Sun., 2 p.m. Free. (714) 993-5075. Sundays Live Flutist Susan Greenberg, et al., perform works by Kuhlau and Reger. Bing Theater, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Sun.,...

Beat the Press: Trump’s Survival Strategy

Donald Trump’s mounting assaults on the free and independent press are enough to make me wax nostalgic for Spiro Agnew. When Richard Nixon’s vice president denounced members of the Fourth Estate as “nattering nabobs of negativism,” at least there was a modicum of wit. Not so the other night in Phoenix, where Trump chainsawed a [...]Show More Summary

Federal Whistleblowers Should Be Praised, Not Punished

Federal Whistleblowers Should Be Praised, Not Punished AFGE Without federal whistleblowers, the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon might not have come to light. We might never have discovered the FBI’s failure to follow up on evidence about terrorist plots before the Sept. Show More Summary

Trump takes familiar line on Afghanistan

Michael Beschloss, NBC News presidential historian, talks with Rachel Maddow about parallels between Donald Trump's Afghanistan speech and Richard Nixon's...

Nixon’s List

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

The following is an article from Uncle John's 24-Karat Gold Bathroom Reader. As 1972 approached, President Richard Nixon started to get more and more concerned about his coming reelection campaign. He became convinced that his political adversaries weren’t just opponents-they were “enemies” and had to be stopped. Show More Summary

If Trump wants to start a nuclear war, can anyone stop him?

last monthNews : The Raw Story

In the waning days of Richard Nixon’s administration, when he had sunken into depression and heavy drinking, his secretary of defense told Pentagon officials to check with him before executing any nuclear launch order from the distraught president. Four decades later, the story suggesting a check...

Olbermann: To everyone still making excuses for Trump, here’s a handy list — it’s from 1973

last monthNews : The Raw Story

On Friday, Keith Olbermann revived a 1973 column by satirist Art Buchwald called “Handy Excuses for Nixon Backers” which gave a list of rote responses supporters of Richard Nixon could use to deflect pointed questions about the Watergate scandal. The words Buchwald wrote on July 12 of...

Trump's Approval Rating Is Just 10 Points Higher Than Richard Nixon's Before He Resigned

The president's disapproval number rose to 61 percent following his response to the protests in Charlottesville, Viriginia

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