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Watergate

Howard H. Baker Jr.: Teaching Us to Listen

Rick Jacobs | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, the governor of Tennessee and so many others of high office present listened, but did not speak. And after the twenty one-gun salute, after taps, after everyone left the graveside, there stood the simple casket of the simple man who changed the world.

Famous Watergate Garage To Be Demolished

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.16.2014 | Media

The garage where Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward held secret meetings with whistleblower Deep Throat about the Watergate scandal will soon be de...

Newsroom Mantra? "We Should Be in the Relationship Business"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.16.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

We should be in the relationship business, said media guru Jeff Jarvis, suggesting our longstanding mantra that content is king needs revisiting. Cre...

Star's War Benghazi Is No Watergate

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Summer is fast approaching. Aside from vacations, warming sunshine of vitamin D and a full menu of out door smells, it is also time for blockbuster sequels to fill our viewing entertainment needs. Republicans are hoping their re-release "Benghazi Investigation #14" will be a smashing success.

Star Wars Unveiling: Our Next Amendment

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

It is a dark time for the republic. Imperialist forces have colluded to make a mockery of our democratic process, not unlike Palpatine's maneuverings ...

At Nixon Library, Tension Over How To Portray A Disgraced President

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

By Tim Reid YORBA LINDA, California, April 28 (Reuters) - Nearly 40 years after President Richard Nixon resigned in disgrace because ...

California and the Republican Party

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Although it is not described that way so much anymore, California may be a good indicator of what the US will look like in the next decades.

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.

Interview With Betty Medsger, Author Of The Burglary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This was a historic burglary, to put it mildly. It was also the first time modern newspapers were faced with the ethical question of whether to publish news stories which had as their sole source stolen government documents that arrived anonymously in the mail.

Before Snowden, Before Wikileaks, Before the Church Committee, Before Deep Throat, Before The Pentagon Papers... There Was The Burglary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Forty-three years ago this month, an obscure branch office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations located in a Philadelphia suburb was burgled. All their files were stolen (being 1971, these files were all on paper) and whisked away to a secret hideout, then they were sorted and sent to the media.

Listening In

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.21.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Having voted for the left in 2007 and again in 2012 only makes it easier for me to say how much this business of court-sanctioned wiretaps placed on Nicolas Sarkozy over the course of a full year is both baffling and, as a matter of principle, quite shocking.

The Future Governor From Newhall

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics
Lionel Rolfe

The obituary notice of a four-term California assemblyman who died at 86 the other day brought back memories of an odd and jarring time in my youth wh...

Another Citizens United

Alex Palombo | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Alex Palombo

With the latest campaign finance case, McCutcheon v. FEC, the rich might have even more power headed their way.

Political News, Olympic Style

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Many of us have grown weary of the partisan hyperbole and tone of television news reporting. At the risk of dating myself, I can remember a time when CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite was declared the most trusted person in America.

Upping the Ante on Climate Change Media Coverage

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

The top story on Thursday's New York Times mobile edition was titled "U.N. Says Lag in Confronting Climate Woes Will be Costly." Why was the newspaper featuring a story on something that's so unpopular?

"Does Every Scandal Have To Get A 'Gate'?"

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

In the wake of Chris Christie's scandal being dubbed "bridgegate," Jon Stewart took momentary pause to question why every American political scandal t...

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.

Citizens Divided: The Supreme Court's Next Campaign Finance Test

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

While most Americans already think Congress is doing a bang up job preventing itself from solving the nation's problems, the Court will hear a case on the second day of its new Term that could make it even harder for Congress to address one particular issue: the corrupting influence of money in politics.

Wolitzer's Novel The Interestings Fails to Live Up to Its Title

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 11.05.2013 | Books
Sunny Bjerk

Despite the promise of its beginning, the novel falters in its lack of character depth and development, ultimately pinning the novel's success on the glib lives of six New Yorkers who occupy a bubble separate from the city's racial and socioeconomic diversity.

Movie Review: Our Nixon

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A fascinating patchwork of news footage and home movies, Our Nixon is at once intriguing and compelling, an inside peek at people who seemed to make secrecy a watchword.

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...

10 Hotels with Scandalous Pasts

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.15.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Hotels are the perfect places for the rich and famous to engage in questionable conduct. They're private enough to be concealed from prying public eyes, yet they're also an exciting escape from the monotony of home. It's no wonder that hotels have provided the backdrop for many of this century's most notorious scandals.

Richard Nixon Announced His Resignation From The Presidency On This Day 39 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

On this day in 1974, President Richard Nixon announced he would be the first American president in history to resign. Nixon, embroiled in the Water...

Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.06.2013 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

The paper is at an important crossroads. Should The Washington Post's legacy of editorial independence, investigative journalism, outstanding writing and reporting, and service to the public become the victim of "frugality" and "customer obsessions", the paper will precipitously decline.

Bezos' WaPo Purchase Isn't So Different From What He's Always Done

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

Maybe the deal signifies something much simpler and more hopeful for the state of American journalism: Perhaps Bezos thinks he can make money by producing and distributing consequential work.