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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.
''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, didnít 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 Trumpís 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. Clinton said this is 1995 and got a standing ovation, Trump said it in 2016 and he's 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. Shenanigans are nothing new in American campaigns. Click for some of the dirtiest dirty tricks.
Before internet and satellite tv coverage, there was the 1995 Chicago Heat Wave. 739 poor, and mainly black, people died, while President Clinton vacationed. 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. 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 Ė 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 25Ę 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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