Tagged: Bribery

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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...

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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...

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China And The Fog Of Uncertainty – October 12, 1976

– BBC Newsreel – October 12, 1976 – BBC World Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this October 12th in 1976 there was a aura of uncertainty in the direction of China. Longtime leader Mao Tse-Tung had died in September and rumors of a coup were spreading, along...

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A Festival Of Selective Amnesia – August 28, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Voices And Events for the week ending August 28, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for the week ending on this August 28th in 1949 had much to do with a familiar meme; corruption, profiteering, influence peddling and bribery on...

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Howard Hughes On Capitol Hill – August 6, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Recap of Howard Hughes Testimony on Capitol Hill for August 6, 1947 – Mutual News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day in 1947, eyes and ears were riveted to the goings on in Capitol Hill in the form of testimony...

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Squabbles And Bribes – August 2, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Edward R. Murrow And The News With Don Hollenbeck – August 2, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection No shortage of global or domestic hotspots, this August 2nd in 1951. Starting with news of intense squabbling between branches of the military escalating...

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Land Of The Thieves – Home Of The Slaves – The Credit Crisis – 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Credit Crisis – CBS Reports – March, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Nothing new with the realization that the Credit industry is the second oldest profession on our planet. Offering the chance to get something you can’t afford has been...

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RFK Vs. The Teamsters – March 27, 1957

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Labor Racketeering Hearings – March 27, 1957 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...

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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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January 15, 1979 – The View From Tehran

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 15, 1979 News for this January 15th in 1979 had much to do with the potentially dangerous situation in Iran. On the one hand, it was the first gathering of the newly installed Parliament, under the aegis of The Shah....