Elections

U.S. Marines Leave Beirut

February 25, 1984 – Marines Leaving Beirut – The Never Ending Iran-Iraq War – Making The Cut In Primary Season

Become a Patron! February 25, 1984 – Busy news day. With the lowering of the American flag and the first detachment of Marines on their way out, the U.S. commitment in Lebanon was quickly coming to an end. Almost two years after their arrival, the Reagan administration decided to call...

Gerry Brown - Bill Clinton - New Hampshire '92

Debate ’92 – The New Hampshire Democratic Primary – 1992 – Past Daily Reference Room

Your support is absolutely appreciated:Become a Patron! New Hampshire and an election year; one of the few times during the year that all eyes are trained on one place at one time; St. Anselm College in Manchester. In 1992 the field was crowded, as it is in every election year....

Pat Buchanan - 1996 Iowa Caucus

February 18, 1996 – Iowa Caucus: Dole Wins, Gramm Loses, Forbes Keeps Plugging Along – Travelgate.

Chip in if you can: Become a Patron! February 18, 1996 – This week, all eyes were on Iowa. The 1996 Iowa Caucus was underway for the Republicans and it was Bob Dole’s to take bragging rights; finishing with 26% of the vote. Good numbers, but not as good as...

Vice-Presidential Candidate Spiro Agnew - 1968

Spiro Agnew – Meet The Press – 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Hate to sound like a broken record, but . . .Become a Patron! As much as history has shone a light on the political career of Richard Nixon, it hasn’t done so much with Nixon’s former running mate Spiro Agnew, the one-time Governor of Maryland who would eventually leave office...

Polls - 1948 potential voters

Elections And Public Opinion Polls – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

A buck is all we ask: Become a Patron! Polls; forever relied on, increasingly unreliable. Opinion polls have been a vital element in collecting data on what people think and how they think. Opinions are solicited on everything from sodas to magazines, but the most relied upon is the Opinion...

The Youth Vote - 1972

Election ’72 – The Elusive Youth Vote. Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Not that long ago, in retrospect, the age to vote in America was 21. In 1971, after considerable debate, the Twenty-Sixth Amendment was passed, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18. It only seemed fair and ethical, since 18 year olds were being drafted into the...

Cab Calloway -

November 19, 1994 – Cab Calloway: The Hi-De-Ho Man Has Left The Building – Jesse Helms Slams Bill Clinton – Dianne Feinstein Declares Victory.

Become a Patron! November 19, 1994 – Sad news for the Entertainment world, this day. Bandleader and Singer synonymous with The Jazz Age of the 1920s, Cab Calloway passed away on the evening of the 18th, of complications from a stroke he suffered some months earlier. Calloway was a master...

Israel After Rabin - November 12, 1995

November 12, 1995 – Israel After Rabin – A Calling Colin Powell Doesn’t Hear.

Patrons get perks: Become a Patron! November 12, 1995 – The end of a tumultuous week. With the assassination of Israel Prime Minister Ytzhak Rabin, the country was plunged into a period of mourning – the funeral earlier in the week brought a flood of tributes from Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak...

Election 2000 - Polling

November 7, 2000 – Election Day 2000 – America Heads To The Polls And All Is Right With The World . . . For Now.

Sign up to be a Patron and get downloads for free: Become a Patron! November 7, 2000 – Election 2000 – Voting day – the day that would end up a lot differently than how it started. At the time of this broadcast, polls were still open, precincts reported a...

President-elect Reagan

November 6, 1980 – Election ’80: The New Morning After – Business And Brezhnev As Usual.

Become a Patron! November 6, 1980 – With the election now past and the day to day business still at hand, the 1980 Presidential election was watched just as closely abroad as it was at home. Particularly in the Soviet Union, where Premier Leonid Brezhnev lost little time sending congratulations...