Scandals

Clinton's Grand Jury Testimony

September 17, 1998 – Releasing The Testimony – The Iranian-Afghan Scuffle – Hong Kong Unemployment.

September 17, 1998 – BBC World Service – Newsdesk – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 17, 1998 – The view from London – the ongoing drama of the Clinton/Lewinsky Affair was reaching a new chapter when the House Judiciary Committee was slated to meet over when to release the...

Nixon Press Conference

September 5, 1973 – President Nixon: A White House Press Conference

President Nixon Press Conference – September 5, 1973 A Nixon Press Conference – after not giving one for five months, there were suddenly two, almost back-to-back. Naturally, the prevailing topic was Watergate. Question: Q. Mr. President, you met with the Vice President for 2 hours on Saturday. One, can you...

Senator Thomas Eagleton with George McGovern - 1972

August 31, 1972 – A Question Named Eagleton – The McGovern Campaign Faces Revelations.

August 31, 1972 – Washington Week In Review – NET – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 31, 1972 – Senator Thomas Eagleton, the vice-presidential choice for Democratic Presidential nominee George McGovern found himself knee-deep in controversy almost the second he stepped off the stage at the Miami convention. Surfacing...

Robert F. Kennedy

March 27, 1957 – The McClellan Hearings – RFK Vs. The Teamsters

Can’t keep it going without you: Become a Patron! News for this March 27th in 1957 had much to do with the ongoing Labor Racketeering Hearings going on in Washington. One of the up-and-coming stars of the hearings was a young Chief Counsel for the McLellan Committee on Improper Activities...

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...