Republicans

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...

Korea - February 1951

February 13, 1951: War In Korea – Withdrawals, Maneuvering, Condemnation And Celebrations Of An Alliance.

Become a Patron! Despite General MacArthur‘s spin that “we are continuing a war of maneuver”, a new phrase had entered into the Korean War Slang dictionary; “Buggin’ out”. On this February day in 1951, United Nations forces and the U.S. Army were in the process of retreating on several fronts,...

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...

Robert Polhill - Hostage

February 11, 1987 – The Hostage-For-Prisoner Swap And Death To America All Over Again.

A little support goes a long way: Become a Patron! News for this day in 1987 started with the storm of protest over a U.S. proposal for a hostage-for-prisoner swap that included 8 Americans and one Israeli in exchange for Palestinians being held by Israel. No, the Israeli’s weren’t going...

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...

Campaign '96 - final days

November 1, 1996 – Campaign ’96: Down To The Wire – The Sprint – The Promises – The Coattails.

Become a Patron! November 1, 1996 – Campaign ’96, the Presidential election down to the remaining few days and the ritual mad-dash across the country, stumping for votes. And pundits peering into crystal balls with predictions at the ready. But this year things were a bit different. The odds were...

Women and Wretched Excess

October 2, 1976 – Pressing Flesh, Earl Butz And Women’s Little Drug And Alcohol Problem

Patrons get freebies – like this news broadcast: Become a Patron! For the week ending on October 2nd in 1976, it was a busy flurry of news. Starting with the adjournment of the 94th Congress and assessments, blame and praise handed out to anyone willing to analyze. President Ford was...

Sen. Robert A. Taft - September 23, 1947

September 23, 1947 – Robert A. Taft Promotes Taft-Hartley – Past Daily Reference Room

Subscribers – you know the drill: Become a Patron! If Robert A. Taft was responsible for nothing else during his tenure on Capitol Hill, he would forever be known as the co-author of a piece of legislation that amended the Labor Relations Act of 1935 and did much to change...

The GOP And Vietnam’s Point Of No Return – Senator Peter Dominick – Meet The Press 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Senator Peter H. Dominick – NBC Radio: Meet The Press – April 2, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 2, 1967 – The war in Vietnam was grinding on – almost three years since the infamous Gulf of Tonkin, but a year before the 1968 elections. Turning point...

Politics USA - 1956

Politics USA – 1956 – Electing A President – Past Daily Reference Room/Pop Chronicles

Politics USA – ABC Radio: Town Hall Meeting – Special program – January 29, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Politics: USA – part ritual, part circus. The heated debates, the outlandish promises, the feel-good slogans the almost pop-star idolatry, it’s been that way forever, or at least since...