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Dissidents, Shakeups And Smokers – February 18, 1987

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 18, 1987 No end to drama, this February 18th in 1987. Street fighting in Beirut, brokered truces falling apart, fighting over a strategically placed office building in Beirut, which just happened to be right across the street from the...

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Sharon Takes The Rap – February 8, 1983

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Feb. 8, 1983 At the end of a week of heated debate, on this February 8th in 1983, it was determined by an Israeli government commission that Defense Minister Ariel Sharon and others in the Israeli cabinet were guilty of...

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ABSCAM – New Word In The Dictionary – February 4, 1980

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 4, 1980 On this February 4th in 1980, a new Acronym entered our Dictionary –ABSCAM, which stood for Abdul Enterprises Scam or Arab Scam implicated at least 8 Senators and Congressmen over accepting bribes in exchange for favors. Denials...

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Another Year, Another Congress – January 3, 1983

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 3, 1983 This January 3rd in 1983 saw the opening day of the 98th Congress. Speculation and swearing  in pretty much filled up the days news, but everything was guaranteed to settle down once President Reagan gave the State...

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Always About The Economy – Donald Regan And Supply Side Economics – 1982 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Donald Regan – Face The Nation – 1982 The 80’s – days of Reaganomics and the Supply Side Economy. As a reminder that all was not bliss and Supply Side was doing a bit of backtracking even on the parts of its...

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October 15, 1986 – Star Wars, Reykjavik And Stop Gap.

Click on the link here for Audio player:News for October 15, 1986 News for this day in October of 1986 had to do with assessing the Summit between Reagan and Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland and the beginning of renewed talks in Geneva. The sticking point continued to be the Star...

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September 21, 1980 – Campaign ’80 And the Empty Chair

Click on the link here for Audio player: News for week ending Sept. 21, 1980 News for this week, ending on September 21, 1980 was primarily consumed with the Presidential Campaign for 1980, culminating in the first debate. With one notable exception; the debate went on without Jimmy Carter. Slated...