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Watergate Scandal

Nixon Pays Trump A Visit In Latest New Yorker Cartoon

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics

The New Yorker’s latest cartoon depicts the ghost of former President Richard Nixon paying President Donald Trump a late-night visit in a nod to rec...

Dan Rather: Trump's Russia Scandal Could Rival Watergate

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics

The apparent coziness between the Trump administration and the Russian government could be the nation’s biggest scandal since Watergate, legendary T...

Where Have You Gone Howard Baker?

Steven Conn | Posted 12.18.2016 | Politics
Steven Conn

By the time Howard Baker died in 2014 at the ripe-old age of 88, he had served as a Senator from Tennessee for nearly 20 years, as Senate Majority Lea...

August 9th in History: The Resignation of Richard Nixon

ADST | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics

Richard M. Nixon's presidency was a tempestuous mix of stunning foreign policy achievements (his trip to China) and shameful lapses in morality and ju...

What Should a Morally Responsible Republican Do Now?

Andy Schmookler | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

This is not addressed to those Republicans who think Donald Trump is an appropriate kind of person to be President of the United States. If you like what you see, go ahead and vote for him.

The Great Gay Sex Scandal Switcheroo

Domenick Scudera | Posted 08.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

This is political maneuvering at its best. Why had this idea not been used before? Can you imagine how many scandals could have been swept under the rug and how many careers could have been saved?

Richard Nixon's Blueprint for Twenty-First Century America

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Nixon had the Secret Service turn the Oval Office, its telephones, the Cabinet Room, and his "hideaway" in the Executive Office Building into recording studios. He bugged his own life, ensuring that anything you said to the president of the United States would be recorded, thousands and thousands of hours of it.

'The Most Dangerous Man in America'

Tim Weiner | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Tim Weiner

Richard Nixon saw himself as a great statesman, a giant for the ages, a general who could command the globe, a master of war, not merely the leader of the free world but "the world leader." Yet he was addicted to the gutter politics that ruined him.

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

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.20.2015 | Home

"The position is / To withhold / Information / And to cover up"

Thousands Honor Legendary Washington Post Editor At Funeral

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 10.29.2014 | Media

Thousands of journalists, colleagues and friends gathered Wednesday morning at the Washington National Cathedral to say their goodbyes to Ben Bradlee,...

Waltzing With Ben and Sally

Joel Dreyfuss | Posted 12.24.2014 | Media
Joel Dreyfuss

Ben Bradlee was undoubtedly the best newsroom leader I ever worked for. He pushed you to be better, spotted the weak spots in your draft and had a nose for news. But I also learned it was not smart to get on his bad side.

Sy Hersh and Ben Bradlee: Lovers Who Only Danced Together

Robert Miraldi | Posted 12.23.2014 | Media
Robert Miraldi

Bradlee sounded a bit nostalgic for the days when the Post and the Times dueled and the institution of journalism lived off scoops and leaks. "They changed the kind reporting we do. They institutionalized what we do today. They made it the norm."

Watergate: American Democracy's Finest Hour

Dave Pruett | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Dave Pruett

If Watergate was arguably our finest hour, then certainly now is our worst, at least since the Civil War. Today congress is populated primarily (but not exclusively) by Lilliputians and demagogues, who have well earned their abysmal 6 percent approval rating.

Here's to the Man Who Made History by Doing His Job

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Jeremiah Horrigan

It's been 40 years since the most reviled president of the 20th century resigned from office. What more fitting time than now to raise a glass to the man who did his job and did it so well he brought down a president of the United States?

The Imaginings of James R. Schlesinger

Stanley Kutler | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

Myths die hard, especially when you have the media as a handmaiden to nurture and perpetuate them.

The Story Brought Down a President. Now Its Most Important Location Faces the Same Fate.

Lilly Maier | Posted 01.25.2014 | DC
Lilly Maier

For over 30 years, the identity of Deep Throat and the location of the garage were one of the biggest secrets in American journalism and the source of much speculation.

Let's Not Go Back to Watergate

CC Stinson | Posted 12.25.2013 | Politics
CC Stinson

Many Americans feel that they can do nothing or that corruption is part of the norm for politics, but what impact does it do to the fabric of our communities?

Deep Throat Garage To Be Demolished

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.27.2013 | Media

The garage that was the setting for secret meetings between the Washington Post's Bob Woodward and famed Watergate source Deep Throat will cease to ex...

Government Response will Grade Snowden's 'Hero Test.'

Meg Mott | Posted 09.18.2013 | College
Meg Mott

When Ellsberg leaked state secrets from the McNamara Report to the press, he went into hiding in his Cambridge home. Two weeks later, he turned himself in. He did what Senator Dianne Feinstein ordered Snowden to do, "come back and face the music."

Ms. Ravel and Mr. Goodman Go to Washington?

Jessica Levinson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

Many of you may be asking what the FEC does. Great question. I have a short answer for you: virtually nothing. One of the problems with the FEC is that it is set up to allow for partisan deadlock.

LOOK: Foggy Bottom Homes, Condos On The Market

Posted 09.08.2012 | DC

If you like living in brick townhouses, luxury condos or the Watergate, Foggy Bottom and the West End are for you. The adjacent neighborhoods have ...

Four Decades After Their First Big Watergate Story, Woodward and Bernstein Still Matter

Jon Marshall | Posted 08.01.2012 | DC
Jon Marshall

How much of a difference did Woodward and Bernstein really make in the Watergate scandal? It's true they didn't do it alone, but to say that journalists had nearly nothing to do with toppling Nixon is wrong.

Meet The Women Behind Watergate

BBC | Posted 06.21.2012 | Women

The year 1972 was a defining year in American history but also a pivotal one for American women - with changes in the nation as a whole reflected in t...

Why We've Learned Nothing From Watergate

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

The country needs and wants strong presidents, but the Constitution and law exist to limit abuse of power -- a standard that must continue to apply to our chief executives.

Legalizing Watergate

Gary Hart | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

Who would have thought, forty years after the greatest political scandal and presidential abuse of power in U.S. history, that the Supreme Court of the United States would rule that the practices that fueled and financed that scandal were now legal? Yet that is essentially the effect of the Citizens United decision.