Scandals

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...

President Bill Clinton - 1998

A Vote For Impeachment -The Proceedings Against Bill Clinton – 1998 – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! With all the talk of impeachment hearings and the subsequent division our country is undergoing, it’s good to be reminded we’ve been down this road before. Maybe not the same road, or the same road for the same reasons – but certainly the same road where politics...

Scooter Libby

November 5, 2005 – A New SCOTUS Nominee – The Matter Of Scooter Libby – A Farewell To Rosa Parks

Become a Patron! November 5, 2005 – busy day – busy week for news. President Bush’s nomination for the Supreme Court Samuel Alito was getting ready for a round of confirmation hearings. The American Civil Liberties Union formally opposed Alito’s nomination. The ACLU has only taken this step two other...

Nixon and The Press - October 26, 1973

October 26, 1973 – Nixon And The Press: “Don’t Think You Arouse My Anger . . . .”

Become a Patron and get freebies! Become a Patron! Nixon and The Press – almost legendary in its sheer antagonism as the Watergate scandal lumbered along in 1973. As an example of the fighting back and forth and the hate-hate relationship that had developed, here (to go along with the...

Sen. George McGovern

George McGovern Discusses Watergate, Nixon And Executive Privilege – 1973 – Past Daily Reference Room

Senator George McGovern – Face The Nation – August 19, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! As the events of these past few months increase in intensity and as the subject of Impeachment becomes more and more evident, listening to the events of a previous time...

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...

The House Hearings - 1998

To Impeach Or Not To Impeach – The Clinton Impeachment Debate -1998 – Past Daily Reference Room

Patrons can download for free – so, how about becoming one? Become a Patron! As the word Impeachment starts making the ominous rounds, there are reminders of other situations and other times. We all talk about Watergate as unprecedented. But then, we had the 90s where sexual misconduct was considered...

FBI Director Robert Mueller - National Press Club 2008

A Word Or Two From Robert Mueller – 2008 – Past Daily Reference Room

FBI Director Robert Mueller – National Press Club Luncheon – May 16, 2008 – National Press Club – FBI Director Robert Mueller. Before he became Special Counsel and became embroiled in the Investigation over Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Mueller was director of the FBI – this appearance, before...

June 4, 1954 – Army-McCarthy Hearings: Day 27 – Past Daily Reference Room

June 4, 1954 – Day 27 – Army-McCarthy Hearings – Recap from CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Day 27 of the now-infamous Army-McCarthy Hearings – in a few days the hearings would come to a dramatic conclusion. But leading up that point were charges and countercharges in...

Army-McCarthy Hearings

April 26, 1954 – Day In The Life Of The Army-McCarthy Hearings: Brass Tacks And Ugly Words.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Recap of Army-McCarthy Hearings for April 26, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Sixty-five years ago this month, the endless, far-reaching and career-destroying Army-McCarthy Hearings took place. So popular were these hearings, they were televised live, recapped in...