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June 22, 2007
Re "Why Watergate matters," Opinion, June 17 I worked on Richard Nixon's 1968 campaign and voted for him in 1972. Later, as a National Archives employee, I was responsible for screening Nixon's White House tapes and files to see what could be released to the public. I regret that Nixon, as he put it, gave his enemies a sword. He let me down. But what a president does in office is influenced by factors far more complex than those Elizabeth Drew describes. The people who work in the White House are neither gods nor demons, just human beings as in any other office.
December 8, 1996 | From Reuters
Newly released tapes show President Nixon pushed for tax audits of wealthy Jewish contributors to his Democratic rivals, the San Francisco Examiner reported in today's editions. The Examiner said the revelation was contained in more than 200 hours of recently released Nixon White House tapes.
January 17, 2010
On Jan. 26, 1970, days after delivering the State of the Union address and just weeks before announcing the incursion of U.S. troops into Cambodia that led to nationwide student strikes, President Richard M. Nixon sent a memo to H.R. "Bob" Haldeman on the subject of Modern art. "Decadent" was the operative adjective he used, and he wanted something done about it. On Monday, the National Archives and the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda released...
November 10, 2011 | By Bob Drogin, Washington Bureau
The 18.5-minute gap was one of the last great mysteries of the Watergate scandal. For years, historians - and at least one of his former aides - had speculated that President Nixon may have been responsible for deleting 18.5 minutes from a potentially incriminating Oval Office tape recording that had been subpoenaed by Watergate prosecutors. Nixon's longtime secretary, Rose Mary Woods, couldn't explain the long buzz on the recording from June 20, 1972. She told investigators she might have hit the wrong button on a tape player while taking a 5-minute phone call.
June 17, 2007 | Elizabeth Drew, ELIZABETH DREW writes regularly for the New York Review of Books and is the former Washington correspondent for the New Yorker. She is the author of "Richard M. Nixon," a new biography of the former president.
TODAY MARKS the 35th anniversary of one of the most famous and most misunderstood events in modern American history: the break-in at the Democratic National Committee's headquarters in the Watergate office building on June 17, 1972. The break-in set off a chain of events known as "Watergate," which led ultimately to Richard Nixon's forced resignation as president -- and which is also misunderstood. For history's sake, it's important to set these things straight.
April 5, 1987 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
Voters puzzling over the growing field of 1988 presidential contenders were offered an old-fashioned rule of thumb this weekend for making a choice--pick the candidate with the best mother. More than 60 scholars and former Oval Office confidants gathered at Princeton University to analyze modern presidential leadership over the last half century, and the one point on which they appeared to agree was that the key to success in the presidency is a balanced and secure personality.
A UC Irvine history professor who authored a biography on John Lennon won a key victory Monday before the U.S. Supreme Court in his fight to view secret FBI files on the late singer. The court rejected an appeal aimed at killing Jonathan Weiner's 1983 lawsuit seeking the release of about 69 pages of documents the bureau collected on the rock star during the Nixon Administration. The decision, with only Justice Byron R. White dissenting, upholds a 1991 ruling by the U.S.
March 24, 1996 | LAWRENCE R. JACOBS and ROBERT Y. SHAPIRO, Lawrence R. Jacobs and Robert Y. Shapiro are political science professors at, respectively, the University of Minnesota and Columbia University. This commentary is based on their article in the winter issue of Political Science Quarterly
America's leading pollsters, Louis Harris and the Gallup organization, have long had a policy of sharing information with presidents. One of President Clinton's pollsters, Stan Greenberg, acknowledges that he regularly communicates with pollsters who work for the media. Harris and George Gallup Jr. strenuously defend the practice of cooperating with any president who approaches them.
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