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A Secret Service "Tell All" Tale

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

The latter part of this book's title, In The President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect should have been: Behind the Scenes With Agents Gossiping About Presidents They Protect.

Dec. '09 Obama Poll Watch -- Below Fifty, But Stabilizing

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's time once again for Obama Poll Watch -- our monthly look back at Obama's approval ratings for the previous month.

What Obama Is Up Against

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

We Americans harbor a quaint belief that a new president takes charge of a government that eagerly awaits his next command. But that's not how things work at the top, especially where "national security" is concerned.

One Year Later: Gerald Ford Will Always Be President

James Pinkerton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Pinkerton

There's been no Rooseveltian realignment for Obama, just Clintonian regression. Perhaps the situation might have been different if he had focused on jobs rather than health care and global warming.

Mindless Stars and the Glamour of the Gun

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory

Across the pages of leading fashion magazines mindless stars with thin careers are being showcased wearing Future Heretics t-shirts glamorizing guns.

Ford's Lucky Day Revisited

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

Thirty-four years later, the Secret Service is still trying to understand the mind of that 45 year old woman, mother and doctor's wife who aimed and shot at Gerald Ford.

Weeping for the Kennedys

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The Kennedys knew how to strive for noble causes, step by step. They would make deals, but only to benefit the best causes.

Barack Obama: Left-Handed? Right-Handed? Ambidextrous? Ambivalent?

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Finkle

I suspect the convictions that seem somewhat wobbly now that Obama has attained the nation's highest office would immediately strengthen if he looked his two hands over and committed once and for all to the left one.

Senator Ted Kennedy: The Lion In Water

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Laermer

Ted Kennedy was undoubtedly the lion of the Senate who lived a long and consistent life as a public servant. Not even political foes can argue that hi...

Senator Edward Kennedy Made Human Rights Part of US Foreign Policy

Aryeh Neier | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aryeh Neier

Kennedy reacted strongly to reports of the great cruelties that accompanied the coup in which General Augusto Pinochet took power in Chile.

Dreams of My Absent Father

Don McNay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

When I read the Obama quote about fathers, it made me wonder what side of the equation I fell on. Was I living up to my father's expectations or making up for his mistakes?

Two Women, Two Potential Assassins Out On the Street

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

Two women, two potential presidential assassins, are free today, 34 years after they attempted to assassinate Pres. Gerald Ford.

Women Criminals I have Known

Geri Spieler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

It seems it is the season for paroling women who attempt to assassinate our presidents and those who commit heinous crimes.

Renegade and Dreams of My Absent Father

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

Obama's election was not only a door opener for people of color. It also showed that people with absent dads, or no dad at all, can grow up and live in the White House.

My Acid Trip with Squeaky Fromme

Paul Krassner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Krassner

This month, Fromme is scheduled to be released from prison after serving 34 years for the attempted assassination of President Ford in 1975. We took LSD together four years earlier.

A VIP Seat to History: Photographer David Hume Kennerly

Eileen McMenamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eileen McMenamin

If journalism is a front row seat to history, photographer David Hume Kennerly has been sitting in the VIP section.

Gloating Over Obama's Honeymoon End

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Just as President Obama's second quarter nears its end, the predictable happened: the gloat over his reported light dip in popularity has begun with a vengeance.

Bush Gets His Bounce

Mark Kaminsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Kaminsky

Americans and their media treat ex-presidents like kids treat difficult parents once they either die or stop parenting and start doing something useful, like helping them to pay off a mortgage.

What Does an Extremist Look Like?

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

Is an extremist tall, short, young, old, thin, fat? Would you know if the person standing next to you was about to pull out a gun and shoot? Scary ...

Sara Jane Moore's Interview Fallout

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Geri Spieler

If you were standing on that sidewalk next to Moore when she was 45 years old, would you have expected her to pull a gun from her purse, aim and pull the trigger at the head of the U.S. President?

David Hume Kennerly, Ford's White House Photographer, Outraged At "Today" Show

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Would-be presidential assassin Sara Jane Moore--who on Sept. 22, 1975 fired a .38-caliber bullet at President Gerald R. Ford--sat down for a convivial...

Sara Jane Moore -- Then and Now

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

Sara Jane Moore missed Gerald Ford's head with a bullet by a mere six inches. Someone like her didn't raise any alarms on a street corner in 1975, and wouldn't today.

Sara Jane Moore Tried To Assassinate President Ford, Discusses Attempt And Spending 32 Years In Jail (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To look at this 80-year-old grandmotherly woman, it is difficult to imagine that she spent 32 years in prison for attempting to assassinate President ...

Why Do So Many Republicans Hate America?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I say that Cheney and Gingrich don't love America because they don't seem to care about American values as they have traditionally been viewed.

Cheney, Rumsfeld Urged CIA To Mislead Congress In The 1970s, Authors Say

Online Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The first time Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld pressured the CIA to mislead Congress was in 1975 and 1976, when Cheney was chief of staff to President...