"Sending Muskie against Nixon would have been like sending a three-toed sloth out to seize turf from a wolverine."
My family went to the Nixon Library today and brought me back all this cool swag #nixon #lincoln #gonnaputthatbumperstickeronmycar
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Every branch of government played a role in resolving the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. Watch Constitution USA with Peter Sagal to learn more about the balance of powers in the federal government.
Sex, Lies, and Jelly Beans.
Hello friends, do you enjoy some good ol’ fashioned NES fun? Do you have an unnatural obsession with Richard Nixon? Do you enjoy surreal commentary on American politics and history?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you’ll love this game.
If you answered no, we can’t be friends so get the fuck off my blog.
Watergate: The Video Game is a fantastic point-and-click adventure game that harkens back to the ridiculous fun of old NES games. Prepare to investigate the scandal of the century with a good pile of confusing, absurd humor thrown in for good measure.
PRESIDENT NIXON’S SPEECH IF THE MOON LANDING HAD FAILED.
Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace.
These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for there recovery. But they also know that…
Congress in the Archives will feature monthly staff posts on our blog. Today’s post comes from Center archivist Kristen Wilhelm.
Forty years ago today self proclaimed “ol’ country lawyer” Senator Sam Ervin stepped onto center stage as chairman of the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, better known as the Watergate Committee. Senator Ervin became a household name as an estimated 85% of U.S. households viewed at least some of the hearings broadcast that summer.
Attorney General John Mitchell, shown in the photo, was one of the high-level Nixon administration figures whose testimony was broadcast. For the committee, bringing the hearings directly to the people was vital. As stated in its Final Report: “The full import of the hearings could only be achieved observing the witnesses and hearing their testimony.”
Photograph of Attorney General John Mitchell, 1973, Records of the U.S. Senate
It was just one of those days…