Displaying all articles tagged:
lame duck session
If Democrats Win Midterms, Trump Could Be Planning a November Surprise Trump could use a lame-duck session to conduct a Saturday Night Massacre, or take other extreme steps to abuse his power.
The Powerful Myth of the Would-Be President RFK, 50 Years Later Robert F. Kennedy promised a kind of mind-bending coalition of minorities and white working-class voters that progressives still crave.
Franklin Graham Invades ‘Godless’ California In the state where Billy Graham built his national reputation, Franklin Graham has embraced the Christian right activism his father rejected.
Trump Is the Most Substantively Anti-Abortion President Ever Other Republican presidents have talked a good game against abortion. But Trump has delivered.
Actually, Pence’s Toadying Is His Best Shot at Becoming President Journalist Matt Bai tries to make the case that Pence has no future in presidential politics. That’s likely wrong.
18 House Republicans Nominate Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize Will a Peace Prize really be awarded to Trump because of his militaristic bluster, before any peace has even been won?
Trump Can Win in 2020. But History Tells Us It Won’t Be Easy. Yes, incumbents usually have an advantage. They usually are more popular than Donald J. Trump though.
Why Republicans Love Talking About Impeachment – For Now While Democrats debate impeachment, Republicans are using it to whip up their base.
Is Trump’s Battle With Amazon Like Kennedy’s War With U.S. Steel? JFK thought U.S. Steel’s CEO reneged on a deal needed to keep the economy stable. Trump’s attacks on Amazon may really be about the Washington Post.
The Resistance to ‘the Resistance,’ in Orange County Famously right-wing Orange County, California, is changing rapidly — but not so rapidly that its county government isn’t fighting back.
Billy Graham Lived at the Crossroads of Faith and Power After getting too close to Richard Nixon, Billy Graham stayed away from partisan politics. But his son Franklin Graham is up to his ears in it.
New York Politics Chat: Is Trump the Worst President of All Time? Five members of New York’s politics team try to figure what Trump has to do to take the (figurative) crown.
Trump’s Big Political Asset Is Supporters Who Believe Any Negative News Is Fake GOP “base” voters have long regarded the media as “biased” allies of their enemies. It’s taken Trump to convince them any bad news is just made up.
Frank Rich: Nixon, Trump, and How a Presidency Ends Just wait. Watergate didn’t become Watergate overnight, either.
Al Franken Warns About Potential Perils of President Pence He opined that the “zealot” Pence might be worse on domestic policy than Trump. It’s a sign the idea of impeachment is becoming real.
GOP to Make Media-Bashing a Big Thing in 2018 It makes sense for Republicans to try to mobilize their pro-Trump base with attacks on the press. But they may be tempted to take it too far.
Trump Is Using a Nixon Tactic to Shore Up Conservative Support in a Crisis Nixon got his base to rally behind him in early stages of Watergate. Will the same trick work for Trump?
The Complicated Politics of Impeachment Are Coming Into Play in Trump’s D.C. If the president’s “Russia problem” persists, Republicans will have to decide whether they really want him heading up their ticket.
Will Republicans Let Trump Curb the Russia Investigation? There are few ways to pursue an investigation of Russia-Trump ties if the administration fights it, so long as the congressional GOP has Trump’s back.
Sudden Firing of Comey Brings Back Memories of Nixon’s ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ The official rationale for Trump’s dramatic step won’t be accepted by those waiting for another big shoe to drop — and perhaps disaster to strike.
Trump Ends the Presidential Press Conference As We Know It In a remarkable 80-minute presser, Trump did not try to reach people with a message via the media; the message itself was to mistrust the media.
Don’t Forget George W. Bush Had Authoritarian Tendencies, Too. After 9/11, Bush claimed imperial powers. The same forces that reined him in — including an energized opposition — may be needed soon.
Trump to Model Acceptance Speech on Nixon’s ’68 ‘Quiet Americans’ Address He tried to position himself as a kind of third way between the angry left and right.
from the archives
Revisiting New York’s Watergate Series As the scandal crested, we imagined what it looked like.
Will Rubio Risk Running for Reelection? He is hardly a slam dunk if he jumps into the Senate race at the last minute. If he loses, he’d be severely damaged goods.
Elvis & Nixon Recounts the White House’s Weirdest Meeting Ever It’s only in this movie that the encounter makes psychological — and poetic — sense.
Whom Will You Blame for President Trump? A list of potential scapegoats for when the White House gets a gaudy, gold-plated makeover.
the national interest
Conservatives Hate the Iran Deal Because They Hate All Deals The right’s critique of Obama is the same one it has made against every president who’s negotiated with an adversary.
The Making of Iconic American Photographs A new exhibition shows the process behind famous shots.
Is Obama Really As Bad As Nixon When It Comes to Targeting the Press? We asked First Amendment lawyer James Goodale, who represented the New York ‘Times’ in the Pentagon Papers case.
The IRS Scandal: Not at All Nixonian Why this is a terrible, terrible comparison.
Former Senator and Onetime Presidential Contender George McGovern Dies at 90 The liberal standard-bearer lost the 1972 election to Richard Nixon in a historic landslide.
Daniel Schorr, Nixon’s ‘Real Media Enemy’ The legendary journalist died today at age 93.
Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig Dies at 85 The four-star general may be best remembered for declaring himself president following an assassination attempt on President Reagan.
commander in briefs
today in torture
Condi Rice Takes the Richard Nixon Approach to Torture Not the comparison you really want to invite, probably.
Guy and Madonna to Yoga It Out Over the Holidays The Most Important Former Couple in the World will be spending Christmas together!
10 Greatest Movie Nixons Until Dubya headlines his own torture-porn horror franchise (hey, it could happen), Richard Milhous Nixon will still be the nation’s favorite movie president.
So, One Day, Roger Stone Brings Jeffrey Toobin to a Swinger’s Club… In which Roger Stone overshares, and we learn just what Jeffrey Toobin will do for a story.
Is Marc Jacobs Engaged? Marc Jacobs may have given a Cartier engagement ring to his on-again, off-again boyfriend, Jason Preston. Tyra Banks dropped her manager, either because he was a prima donna or because her investment-banker boyfriend told her to. Britney Spears backed out of recording a Timbaland-produced duet with Justin Timberlake. It’s unclear why. No cameras or cars are allowed at the fund-raiser Oprah is throwing for Barack Obama at her California ranch, which is expected to draw George Clooney, Halle Berry, and Jamie Foxx. Harvey Weinstein is offering $100,000 to anyone who can identify the Upper East Side mom who inspired The Nanny Diaries. (Some speculate it’s Preppy Handbook author Lisa Birnbach.) Marc Ecko’s CEO threw $500 in cash around during a company-sponsored booze cruise. Norman Reedus, Helena Christensen’s baby daddy, is making a movie in which Richard Nixon sleeps with a hooker and then kills her. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon dined at Le Cirque with two tables’ worth of security guards. Load More