CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2012 |
Hers are concise notes, funny and practical; his are lengthy, flowery and eager. "Somehow on Tuesday there was something electric in the usually almost stifling air in Whittier," Richard Nixon wrote to Patricia Ryan in an undated letter written during their courtship. "And now I know. An Irish gypsy who radiates all that is happy and beautiful was there. " The letter and others exchanged between Nixon and the woman who would become his wife of 53 years will be on display at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda during the next several months.
August 9, 2011 |
Last month, a federal court ruled that the testimony Richard Nixon made to the Watergate grand jury in the summer of 1975 should be unsealed and released to the public. The decision has the potential to settle finally the question of whether the nation's 37th president was a criminal. The grand jury testimony, which Nixon gave in San Clemente, was the only time in history he was required by law to be honest about Watergate. And now we will know what he said. While Nixon was president he refused to testify at the trials of Watergate conspirators or before the Senate Select Committee investigating Watergate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2011 |
After decades of being derided as little more than a legacy-and-curio shop designed to burnish Richard Nixon's image at the expense of the historical record, the Yorba Linda library bearing his name has unveiled a raw and detailed look at the scandal that drove him from office. The $500,000 Watergate exhibit, four years in the making, features interactive screens, White House tapes and 131 taped interviews that replace the perfunctory, much-ridiculed narrative of Watergate that Nixon himself approved when the library opened with private funds in 1990.
December 12, 2008 |
Richard M. Nixon once said, "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore . . . " It wasn't true, of course. That was in 1962 when he'd just lost a gubernatorial election. He came back to be elected president twice. And especially since his resignation on Aug.
September 11, 2008
Senators: A Sunday Opinion caption on Sept. 7 said that only six sitting or former U.S. senators have been nominated to run for president since Lyndon Johnson, and that none was elected. Richard Nixon, the 37th president, served as a U.S. senator from California from 1950-52.
October 10, 2004 |
Richard Nixon is immortalized in wax, his image molded into a candle in that oh-so-'70s shade of avocado green. Abraham Lincoln is depicted in brass, on a fittingly weighty paper clip in keeping with the solemnity of his times. George W. Bush, often underestimated, pops up from a jack-in-the-box.