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Nixon's men organize intelligence operation for his re-election campaign: Part 2
Operation Gemstone was a plan of "dirty tricks" and "political tactics" leading up to the election year of 1972.
Lessons from Watergate: Reporter's notebook
On the morning of June 17, 1972, I got on an airplane in Washington, D.C., and headed for New York, part of my duties as the anchor of the Saturday ABC network news. By chance, I sat down next to Joe Mohbat, the spokesman for the Democratic National Committee. "Heard about the break-in at our
Looking back at 7 of history’s most notable Congressional hearings and testimonies
All eyes in Washington, D.C., will be on former FBI Director James Comey as he testifies today in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election. While the highly anticipated testimony from Comey could well become one of the
Phil Jackson: 'I'm going to follow the plan, and if it doesn't work out, it will be evident'
NEW YORK -- Phil Jackson says he hasn't voted for a president since 1980. After campaigning vigorously on behalf of losing democrats George McGovern and Jimmy Carter, Jackson determined the political system was flawed, perhaps even broken, so he ceased participating. He watched last Tuesday's
A Look Back at 'October Surprises' and Why Clinton's Email May Not Be One
In several U.S. presidential elections, candidates have faced a moment of reckoning in the weeks and days before Nov. 8 that has come to be known as the "October Surprise." From differing claims about the progress of the Vietnam War in 1968 and 1972, to George W. Bush's decades-old drunk driving
LZ Granderson Says Clinton 'Email Thing Is Just Terrible'
And we're back now with the powerhouse roundtable ABC news' chief political analyst Matthew Dowd. ABC news contributor and ESPN's senior writer LC granderson. Associated Press chief White House correspondent Julie pace. And host of NPR's morning edition Steve Inskeep welcome to all of you so much
New Poll Shows Donald Trump Down by 15 Points
ABC News' Jon Karl analyzes Hillary Clinton's lead over Trump and whether Trump's falling numbers are part of a larger trend.
Why Some Think 47 GOP Senators Broke the Law With Iran Letter
Some law professors and liberal commentators say they believe the “open letter” Sen. Tom Cotton and 46 of his Republican colleagues sent this week to the leaders of Iran , warning them that any nuclear deal they sign with President Obama won’t last after Obama leaves office, might be a crime . That
IRS Has Long History of Political Dirty Tricks
If you think the IRS's targeting of Americans for their political views is something new, think again. Historians, tax lawyers, civil libertarians and past victims of abuse say the practice goes back to the Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy and FDR adminstrations, all of which reportedly used the agency as a
Five Key Legacies of Former President Richard Nixon On His 100th Birthday
Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of 37th President Richard Nixon. Born in a farmhouse in Yorba Linda, Calif., in 1913, who could have known the Nixon baby would go on to be one of America's most influential and disgraced presidents of all time? Nixon is perhaps best known for his leading