Nixon Was Far Worse Than We Thought

In a must-read Washington Post piece, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward look back at Richard Nixon's presidency and debunk the "often unchallenged" notion "that the coverup was worse than the crime" saying this idea "minimizes the scale and reach of Nixon's criminal actions." "In the course of his five-and-a-half-year presidency, beginning in 1969, Nixon launched and managed five successive and overlapping wars -- against the anti-Vietnam War movement, the news media, the Democrats, the justice system and, finally, against history itself.

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    American politics – Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan ... But things certainly have gotten worse for the white middle class and the
    05/25/2016 - 12:09 pm | View Link
  • The Challenges Facing Hillary Clinton - New Yorker
    ... of the White House to a third term: Richard Nixon (1960), Hubert ... for the Clinton campaign is that some of Trump’s numbers are even worse.
    05/25/2016 - 11:03 am | View Link
  • Republican Party got the voters it deserved - Chicago Tribune
    Nixon era was only incidentally pitched to bigots. In 1968, Nixon was ... are frozen out of politics -- for better or for worse -- the less they
    05/25/2016 - 10:27 am | View Link
  • 3 reasons TSA lines are worse than ever - Business Insider
    In fact, according to The New York Times' Ron Nixon, the number of TSA screeners have dropped 12% since 2011. In 2011 the TSA employed 47,630...
    05/24/2016 - 2:35 pm | View Link
  • Clinton to California: "Drop Dead" - Columbus Free Press
    ... now choosing a rigged convention (with the hint of worse to come). ... Then the Democratic hierarchy managed to get Richard Nixon elected.
    05/24/2016 - 1:20 pm | View Link
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    Now that the Republicans are gritting their teeth and have resigned themselves to an unholy matrimony with Donald Trump, Democrats could not have picked a worse time to start falling apart like a Bristol Palin engagement. It would be understatement to say ...
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  • General Assembly ends session: Now, what will Nixon do?
    The governor’s implied message Friday was that, from his perspective, this 4 and ½-month session could have been worse. Listen Listening... Hear Marshall Griffin's summation of the end of the Missouri legislative session. A sportsman who owns guns ...
    05/16/2016 - 4:04 am | View Link
  • Could Trump presidency close down Washington?
    The Nixon administration had an enemies list and I was put on it. A Trump administration might do this and worse. It seems likely to unleash an unruly mob of Trump supporters to harass its critics, something that was not done by the Nixon administration.
    05/11/2016 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Nixon betrayal far worse than GOP Iran letter: Column
    That, presidential records show, put Nixon's fingerprints on a stunning interference with the peace talks. USA TODAY Obama, GOP senators clash over Iran letter By then, the United States had bombed North Vietnam for more than three years. The so-called ...
    03/11/2015 - 4:32 am | View Link
  • Sharyl Attkisson’s computer intrusions: ‘Worse than anything Nixon ever did’
    The intrusions into former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson’s computers constitute the narrative spine of the reporter’s new book “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s ...
    10/27/2014 - 3:45 pm | View Link
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  • Top Constitutional Experts: Obama Is Worse than Nixon
    Objective Analysis: Obama Versus Nixon. In the wake of the twin scandals of the IRS targeting conservative groups and the Department of Justice spying on ...
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  • Richard Nixon | president of United States |
    Richard Nixon, in full Richard Milhous Nixon (born January 9, 1913, Yorba Linda, California, U.S.—died April 22, 1994, New York, New York) 37th president of the ...
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  • Watergate: The Scandal That Brought Down Richard Nixon
    “Watergate” is a general term used to describe a complex web of political scandals between 1972 and 1974. The word specifically refers to the Watergate Hotel in ...
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  • President Ford Pardons Richard Nixon
    Text, video and audio of President Gerald Ford announcing that he has granted a full pardon to Richard Nixon.
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