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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh says Dick Cheney held a meeting to discuss ways to ''create a casus belli between Tehran and Washington''. Just 72 days after inauguration on January 20, 2017, The Los Angeles Times editorial board published a blistering review of President Donald Trump’s first two months in office in a 4-part editorial. The attack by mainstream media had begun. According to this 2007 article in Rolling Stone magazine, Operation Iraqi Freedom was never a war against Saddam Hussein's Iraq, as much as it was an invasion of the federal budget by private contractors, and no occupying force in history has ever been this efficient. When it came to subterfuge, lying, intimidation, hypocrisy, bigotry, fraud, and possibly murder, few can touch U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson. So, who was the real Lyndon Baines Johnson?
Both Democrats and Republicans got a little excited when they saw all that money for the taking. How about $6 million for a snowmaking facility in Duluth, Minnesota, one of the snowiest cities in America? Or a $3.4 million for a tunnel to help turtles cross the road in Tallahassee, Florida? When CBS Nightly News anchor Walter Cronkite concluded a special broadcast on the recent Tet Offensive in Vietnam with a rare, brief, and potent editorial suggesting that America cease fighting the war, President Lyndon Johnson, watching live in the White House, turned to his aides and said, ''If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost Middle America''. Elizabeth Warren fans re-discovered the 1984 cookbook she contributed to called ''Pow Wow Chow''. The cookbook, edited by her cousin and listing the Harvard professor and Democratic Senate contender as a contributor named ''Elizabeth Warren, Cherokee''. On the basis of hearsay alone, Elizabeth Warren really had convinced herself that she is a Cherokee. Most Senators just have bridges named after them, but Senator Larry Craig of Idaho has a stall in the men's room at the Minneapolis airport that has become a big tourist attraction with lots of photos being taken. The senator pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge stemming from his arrest at the airport when he was arrested by a plainclothes policeman investigating complaints of lewd behavior in the mens room.
Clinton’s tale of landing at Tuzla airport “under sniper fire” and then running for cover was simply not credible. Tapes of Lyndon Johnson’s phone calls reveals he caught Richard Nixon sabotaging the Vietnam peace talks by sending word to Saigon that it would get better terms if Humphrey lost and Nixon took office. As the 1968 election approached, Nixon feared that Johnson would try to help the Democratic nominee,VP Hubert Humphrey, by staging an October surprise. When LBJ announced to the nation, just days before the election, he was halting the bombing of North Vietnam, Nixon's fears were realized. Larry Sinclair, a gay man from Minnesota, says he snorted cocaine and had sex with Barack Obama. Sinclair booked a room at the National Press Club to produce the evidence and try to capture the national spotlight for his claims. He has struggled to get mainstream media interest in a story he said began in the back of a limousine in Chicago in 1999. In their first display of fiscal discipline, Democratic leaders in Congress vowed to strip funding for pet projects. But, under pressure from home districts, it may be business as usual, as lawmakers work to keep funds flowing. Let's see how long this lasts.
Richard Nixon was lucky to survive long enough to resign, judging from claims in a new book that describes two separate CIA plots to assassinate him. Former President Richard M. Nixon has decided to do without the Secret Service detail that has accompanied him since he left the White House in 1974, and he will use protection that will not by paid by the taxpayer. Mr. Nixon was the first former President to refuse Federal protection. A stunning, long-overlooked Nixon Watergate-era tape shows Richard Nixon warning CIA Director Richard Helms that he knows of CIA involvement in the murder of John F. Kennedy- ''I know who shot John.'' Obama’s trip could cost the federal government $60 million to $100 million based on the costs of similar African trips in recent years.
John F. Kennedy’s unbending resolve and heroic efforts are the real story of PT-109. Bill Clinton said, according to the article in this extremely factual publication, that Donald Trump would make a better president than his own wife. ''The Manchurian Candidate'' was a movie about a U.S. politician who was secretly a “sleeper agent” working to overthrow American democracy. On July 15, 1979, President Jimmy Carter emerged from days of isolation to deliver the most important and memorable address of his life. Carter spent more than a week cloistered at Camp David, where he met with a steady stream of visitors who shared their hopes and fears about a nation in distress, due to another in a series of energy crises. The speech, a sincere view of our situation, would go on to sink Carter's presidency.
Rolling Stone Magazine published a very unflattering article about President George W. Bush. According to the article, many historians are now wondering whether Bush, in fact, will be remembered as the very worst president in all of American history. Ten years after the 9/11 catastrophe, the Bush administration cover-up of why the terrorist attacks were carried out despite the White House, CIA and FBI being repeatedly warned of them still holds. When Bush leaves office in January, 2009, whoever is president has a monumental problem to solve. President Biden made a bid deal about full financial disclosure and posted his tax returns on the internet. Suddenly, last summer, they disappeared. Was the ''10% for the Big Guy'' causing some problems? Hunter claimed to be paying nearly $50,000 a month in rent to live in Joe's house. Looks like a clever money-laundry scheme to many. Click to see his tax returns before he deleted them.
For $5.90 you can get two spare keys, and they fit every Diebold voting machine sold.  Or, with a little work, you can cut a key just by looking at the photo in Diebold's catalog. Rare are those instances in which entire economies are disrupted to the point that an entire form of currency is discarded, reformed or replaced. But it does happen. Here are nine examples in which currencies became so devalued they failed. Nominated for an Emmy in 2006, this shocking documentary should be seen by every voter. The story of an attack on a U.S. destroyer by North Vietnam was all President Johnson needed to get approval to escalate the Vietnam War. The incident never happened.
After the world economic collapse and ensuing depression of 2007, America seems to be finally recovering some of its footing and purpose as a nation three years later. However, the damage that has been done is devastating and will require generations to repair and rebuild. In this first part of a series, Future News Network examines some of the key people responsible for this disaster five years ago, and where they are now. The Democratic Party doesn't really trust the public to pick the candidate. Using ''super delegates'', party insiders will decide who runs for president. Not since the days of the Pharaohs or the more ludicrous Roman Emperors has a head of state travelled in such pomp and expensive grandeur as the President of the United States of America. When the newly elected president of Guatemala took land from United Fruit Company and gave it back to the peasants, powerful friends of the company went into action. In 1954, the CIA orchestrated a coup to overthrow the government, taking the land from the peasants and giving it back to United Fruit. The U.S. State Department and United Fruit lied to the American people and the rest of the U.S. government, telling them that Guatemala was a Soviet ''satellite''.
Dick Cheney is the most influential and powerful man ever to hold the office of vice president. This series examines Cheney's largely hidden and little-understood role in crafting policies for the War on Terror, the economy and the environment. The British appealed to President Eisenhower for help after Prime Minister Mossadegh nationalized British Petroleum's wells in Iran. Operation Ajax was the first time the CIA plotted to overthrow a democratically-elected government. CBS said documents cited in the 60 Minutes story, which suggested lapses in the president's military record, could not be authenticated. The Secret Service intercepts threats against the President on a daily basis. Most, like this photo, are simply jokes, not to be taken seriously, but if there is any possibility that the person making the statement isn't kidding, the Service springs into action.
''Politics is like war. It takes three things to win.....  The first is money and the second is money and the third is money.'' Depending upon where you live, and your personal beliefs, the 3rd Monday of January could be honoring Martin Luther King, Jr , Robert E. Lee, or Stonewall Jackson. LBJ, a beer-swilling, blunt-speaking Texan, didn’t shy from using what today we refer to as The N Word. One sentence often attributed to LBJ, which has gained great fame on the internet, is this: ''I'll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for 200 years''. Everybody's expending a lot of air guessing at what Obama's first 100 days will be like. But only Mad Magazine had the guts to speculate on his first 100 minutes.
Kamala Harris is the most extremist radical politician ever to run for high office in the United States of America. Typically, dictators are put into power when a nation faces significant social issues, such as high unemployment rates or unrest among the nation's people. According to the handout, Republicans vote on Tuesday, Democrats on Wednesday. It might have been a joke, but election officials and law enforcement took it very seriously. Now, just before the final votes are cast, President Donald Trump’s obstacles to re-election look insurmountable. But, in 1948, things looked equally bad for Harry Truman.
There is plenty of evidence to justify an investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden, using his position to secure employment for his son, and then prevent any investigation of the event. Hollywood studios, desperate to protect German business, let Nazis censor scripts, remove credits from Jews, get movies stopped and even forced an MGM executive to divorce his Jewish wife. Wealthy George Washington continued to live a luxurious life during the winter at Valley Forge, all charged to his Continental Congress expense account.
In 2005, the popular television show ''The West Wing'' aired a live debate between presidential candidates played by Jimmy Smits and Alan Alda. If only real debates were this good. Watch it on Netflix or Prime.
It is now clear that elements within the FBI, the CIA, the Department of Justice, and the State Department were working against the Trump campaign. ''It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.''  Clinton said this is 1995 and got a standing ovation, Trump said it in 2016 and was labeled a racist. A long read, but worth it. In a textbook example of denial and projection, Trump foes wove a sinister yarn meant to take him down. 100+ reasons why the racist Nazi Left is scrambling to destroy historical artifacts that offer evidence of their crimes against humanity.
Security concerns for a vacationing president will pretty-much shut-down the local economy during his stay, especially anything to do with an airplane. While the rest of Americans will enjoy a $7.25 minimum wage, residents of American Samoa remain capped at $3.26. It is rumored that Speaker Pelosi's husband is heavily invested in Del Monte, the owner of StarKist Tuna, the area's largest employer. From 2007: As chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is in charge of regulating the ethical behavior of her colleagues. But Feinstein has been beset by her own ethical conflict of interest, say ethics experts. There's no truth to the rumor that Nancy Pelosi wanted a bigger plane to go to California on weekends. She makes-do with a crew of 5 in her C-20, a military Gulfstream III.
The Electoral College makes sure that the President is elected as chief executive of a union of all the states, not just a few high population cities. Historically, Democrats supported strong borders because they knew American workers could never compete with illegal immigrants. Now, they support open borders with potential new voters arriving daily. Joe Biden will never live-down his interview with Katie Couric on CBS. In 1929, Herbert Hoover was President, television was an experiment, and nobody had one. Liberal media and politicians are accusing President Trump of racism for calling Baltimore ''very dangerous and filthy'' and a ''rat and rodent infested mess.'' Somebody can't handle the truth.
Congress spends a lot of time naming post offices and other foolishness. Click to see what they're up to now. President Clinton escaped impeachment because every Democratic Senator voted to protect the party. Doing the right thing was checked at the door. The website randomly selects a member of Congress, phones his or her office, and lets you unleash a drunk dial they say you won't regret. You too can run for President.
''Happily for the busy lunatics who rule over us, we are permanently the United States of Amnesia. We learn nothing because we remember nothing.'' - Gore Vidal Brian Springer's pirated satellite feeds reveal the collusion between U.S. politics and the media. A must-see 57 minute documentary. Opens new window. In 1987, Bill Moyers exposed the inner workings of a secret government much more vast that most people would ever imagine. Organized after the Civil War, the goal of the Klan was to destroy Congressional Reconstruction by murdering blacks and whites who were active in Republican politics.
The award-winning Playboy article in September, 1976, Hughes, Nixon and the CIA: the Watergate conspiracy Woodward and Bernstein missed. Photoshoppers have been very busy keeping up with Hillary's presidential campaign. Probably not safe for work, or home if your spouse is a Hillary fan.
The Nixon White House had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. The war on drugs associated the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin.
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Nixon always insisted that others, including President Eisenhower, encouraged him to dispute the outcome but that he refused. But, was that really true?
A Illinois tollway supervisor, with ties to politicians and mobsters, seems to be hard to fire. In 2010, President Obama declared his support for a Palestinian state. A year later, he directed  his UN representative to vote against creating such a state. While Roosevelt was campaigning in Wisconsin in 1912, he was shot by a saloonkeeper named John Schrank. The bullet lodged in his chest after penetrating his steel eyeglass case and a folded copy of his 50 page speech. Dirty tricks are those political maneuvers that go beyond mere negative campaigning. They involve the secret subversion of an opponent’s campaign via outright lies, spying, or any other tactic intended to divert attention from policies in an underhanded or unethical way.
Before internet and satellite TV coverage, there was the 1995 Chicago Heat Wave. 739 poor, and mainly black, people died, while the Clintons and the Chicago mayor refused to interrupt their vacation schedules until the death toll spiked. Organized after the Civil War, the goal of the Klan was to destroy Congressional Reconstruction by murdering blacks and whites who were active in Republican politics. In 1998 the Houston Chronicle marked the 35th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. The article is no longer on the paper's website, but the ''wayback machine'' saved it. Here are some of the more intriguing discrepancies and theories surrounding the last successful assassination of an American president.
On September 11, 1973, a military coup removed Allende's government from power. Salvador Allende died fighting in the presidential palace in Santiago. No, I am not a Socialist or Communist. Some words aren't used much anymore. Honeyfugle means ''To dupe, deceive, swindle.''  Roosevelt called Taft a ''puzzlewit'', a person with confused ideas. The election of 1876 was so close, Hayes finally won with a single electoral vote. Both sides accused the other of fraud, but Tilden won the popular vote, and probably the election. A watchdog group has singled-out the most corrupt politicians in Congress.
In 1948, Lyndon Johnson became a Senator when 202 people lined-up in alphabetical order in Alice, Texas and voted.  And, they all owned fountain pens with green ink. In 1978, Congressman Leo J. Ryan and four other members of his party were shot and killed at an airstrip in Guyana. Within hours, 913 American citizens committed suicide at a village that came to be known as ''Jonestown''. Of the 500 or so campaign promises made by Barack Obama, only 119 have been kept. The 9/11 attack on New York made Rudolph Guiliani a very wealthy man.
Ex-congressman James A. Traficant Jr., who delighted in ''Star Trek'' references and polyester suits, has been released from prison after serving 7 years for corruption. When two of his employees were jailed in Iran, Perot organized a commando team, hired a former Green Beret colonel to lead the rescue, and Perot went along. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) accused Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) of obstructing his porkbuster-database bill with an anonymous hold.  Stevens is famous for his pork projects, including the Alaska ''bridge to nowhere''. The salary of an ex-president is good, but the expense account is even better.  Click here to learn more.
Following his resignation, Richard Nixon met with his staff, delivering an emotional impromptu speech, considered by many to be one of the greatest speeches of all time. Spiro T. Agnew has the dubious distinction of being the first Vice President to depart office with a criminal record.
As the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in WWII, no one knew more about the military than Eisenhower.  In his farewell speech, Eisenhower warned the American people, and coined the phrase '' Industrial Military Complex ''.
Bob Woodward's new book ''State of Denial'' is shaking up Washington, and is already Amazon's number one seller. Click here to learn more and to order. In 1992, President George H.W. Bush vomited in the lap of Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa Kiichi, and fainted during a state function in Tokyo. This spawned the Japanese slang verb bushusuru ( literally, ''Bushing it'' ) to refer to puking. On April 14, 1922, The Wall Street Journal reported that the secretary of the Interior, without competitive bidding, had leased the U.S. naval petroleum reserve at Wyoming's Teapot Dome to a private oil company. As shown in the movie ''The Aviator'',  Howard Hughes electrified a televised Senate hearing by revealing that Brewster promised an end to the inquiry if Hughes would merge TWA with Pan Am.
Vincent Walker Foster, Jr. (January 15, 1945 – July 20, 1993) was a deputy White House counsel during the first term of President Bill Clinton. The Secret Service is so concerned about security, the veil extends over a president's bodily excretions. What other politician but Barry Goldwater had the courage to make statements like this: ''If you disagree with these religious groups on a particular moral issue, they complain, they threaten you with a loss of money or votes or both.'' Joe Kennedy did everything he could to get his son Jack elected President of the United States. With close friends controlling newspapers and unions, he was successful.
John Kerry wants to run again in 2008. Should he? And, can he win?  Click here for one man's opinion. Who makes political contributions, and who gets them?  In case you've been living under a rock, your favorite politician is bought and paid for.  Click here for more. Lyndon LaRouche takes a lot of money from well-meaning people, including my mother-in-law.  Lyndon's fund raiser told her ''Lyndon was Pro-Life'', and out came the checkbook. Finding a sucker, more calls got even more.
When the 25¢ per hour minimum wage was established in 1938, congressmen earned $10,000 a year, 10 times what the average wage earner made. That ratio is now about 15 times as much as the average wage earner. In his 1952 television speech, Nixon said his wife Pat wore a ''respectable Republican cloth coat.'', not a mink. The only contribution he admitted receiving was a cocker spaniel the chldren named ''Checkers''. Many U.S. Senators know just when to buy stocks, and when to dump them.  They seem to have information not available to the average investor. Say it isn't so.
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