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  American RadioWorks - The President Calling
Nixon ran for office in 1968 promising a quick end to the war in Vietnam.
Though Richard Nixon won re-election by a landslide in 1972, his second term was quickly consumed by the Watergate scandal.
Counsel to President Nixon, John Dean, was one of the few people in the Justice Department to vet candidates for the Supreme Court in 1971.
americanradioworks.publicradio.org /features/prestapes/nixon.html   (508 words)

 CNN.com - Nixon 'smoking gun' tape released - February 28, 2002
Most of the Nixon tapes in the latest release are from the first half of 1972.
The tapes are the fifth such release and the largest in a continuing series of releases under the terms of an agreement between the government and the Nixon estate.
The bulk of the tapes in this release are from January 1972 to June 1972 -- a period in which Nixon traveled to China, the North Vietnamese waged a major offensive, presidential hopeful George Wallace was shot in an assassination attempt, and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover died.
archives.cnn.com /2002/ALLPOLITICS/02/28/nixon.tapes   (620 words)

 The Imperial Presidency and Watergate: President Nixon's Grab for Power
Nixon concluded because he was the President, anyone who challenged him was a threat to the nation and he could use the power of the government to crush his enemies.
Nixon decided that this domestic conspiracy against his Presidency had to be crushed, and he was determined to use all the power at his disposal to crush his enemies.
Nixon concluded that sometimes crimes committed by the President in the name of "preserving the nation" are necessary and are in fact not crimes.
www.colorado.edu /AmStudies/lewis/2010/water.htm   (3539 words)

 Boston.com / News / Nation / Nixon's papers, tapes heading home at last
Three decades after the 37th president resigned in disgrace and the government seized his papers and tapes, a change in the law is sending the material home, transforming Nixon's library from a private institution into a National Archives collection and making it eligible for millions of dollars in federal money.
Some Nixon critics are portraying the transfer as the latest attempt by Nixon's partisans to control his legacy.
After Nixon resigned in 1974, lawmakers afraid that he would destroy documents necessary for the Watergate investigation passed a law giving the government possession of his papers and tapes.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2005/02/03/nixons_papers_tapes_heading_home_at_last   (637 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Editorial / Opinion / Op-ed / Keep Nixon's tapes open to scrutiny
The lawsuit was settled, with the tapes opened, access secured, and matters of ownership, possession, and control finally resolved.
Now, Nixon's heirs and designees are trying to reverse settled laws and practices of 30 years and have his papers and tapes shipped to California.
Nixon's heirs and friends continue to battle for control of his presidential records, just as vigorously as he did.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2003/11/08/keep_nixons_tapes_open_to_scrutiny   (801 words)

 The Still Bad New Old Nixon
In tapes released last week, Nixon warns the Rev. Billy Graham that the Jews control the media and endorses Graham's statement that "this stranglehold has got to be broken or the country's going down the drain"--a sentiment assuredly echoed in the surviving cells of Al Qaeda.
Nixon may not have been the worst of our Presidents but, through the accident of his penchant for secret recordings, he is certainly the most revealed.
Although well ahead in the polls, Nixon was so intent on destroying his opponent in the 1972 presidential race--in the tapes, he refers to McGovern as a "damn socialist with a blind spot for communists"--that he set in motion the Watergate break-in of the Democratic Party headquarters to look for smear material.
www.thenation.com /doc/20020318/20020305   (840 words)

 Nixon's Basement Tapes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In one significant case, Nixon told his aides to steal documents from the Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C. think-tank that employed former government analysts who had turned against the U.S. war in Vietnam.
Nixon was outraged by the disclosure of the Pentagon Papers, a secret history of the war that had been leaked to the press.
In another incident recorded on the tapes, just two weeks after the fateful break-in at the Watergate, Nixon told his aides to vandalize the Republican National Committee's headquarters, to make it appear as if Democrats were playing dirty too.
www.parascope.com /articles/0297/nixon2.htm   (287 words)

 Nixon White House Tapes
President Richard M. Nixon White House Tapes: 1971 conversations in the Oval Office with Ronald Reagan, on the vote to seat China at the UN, and with Attorney General John Mitchell, on the appointment of Lewis Powell to the Supreme Court.
Nixon's Staff Director Constance Stuart, author James Keogh, Pat Nixon, National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger, White House Special Counsel Charles Colson, and speechwriter William Safire.
President Richard M. Nixon and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, White House Secretary Rose Mary Woods, U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers, White House Chief of Staff H.R. "Bob" Haldeman, OMB Director George Schultz, Treasury Secretary John Connally, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, and White House aides Charles Colson and Patrick Buchanan.
www.c-span.org /executive/presidential/nixon.asp   (1039 words)

 washingtonpost.com: The Nixon Tapes
Tapes released in 1996 show that Nixon had planned to fight for the presidency.
What Nixon failed to mention in his memoirs was his initial decision to destroy the tapes, before any outsider learned of them, and how that decision — which might have saved his presidency — was eroded by a desire to use them, selectively, for his own defense and for his autobiography.
Nixon fought ferociously to prevent the tapes from falling into the hands of Watergate prosecutors, even to the point of triggering demands for his impeachment when he fired Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox in the "Saturday Night Massacre" of Oct. 20, 1973.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/national/longterm/nixon/103097tapes.htm   (2004 words)

 AlterNet: The Nixon Tapes, Racism and The Republicans
Nixon's newly released taped comments were much more than one man's loose lipped, racial abominations uttered in what he thought was an unguarded moment.
Nixon accurately gauged the mood of the "silent majority." The urban riots convinced many whites in the south and the northern suburbs that the ghettos were out of control and that their lives and property were threatened by the menace of fl violence.
Nixon received a further boost from the presidential commission appointed by Lyndon Johnson in June 1968 to study the causes of violence.
www.alternet.org /story/17422   (852 words)

 Nixon Tape Discusses Homosexuals at Bohemian Grove
RICHARD NIXON: We're going to [put] more of these little Negro bastards on the welfare rolls at $2,400 a family--let people like Pat Moynihan and [special consultant] Leonard Garment and others believe in all that crap.
NIXON: I have the greatest affection for them [fls], but I know they're not going to make it for 500 years.
NIXON: "Archie's Guys." Archie is sitting here with his hippie son-in-law, married to the screwball daughter.
www.prisonplanet.com /032604nixontape.html   (853 words)

 The Seattle Times: Politics: Nixon wary of Reagan, tapes from '72 reveal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Those are among the new glimpses into the former president's personal and political life gleaned from 240 hours of White House tape recordings secretly made by Nixon in 1972 and released to the public yesterday.
Nixon's remarks, like those on previously released tapes, are sprinkled with expletives.
Yesterday's release of tapes by the National Archives and Records Administration was the 10th time Nixon tapes had been made public since 1980.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/politics/2001812354_nixon11.html   (553 words)

 The Nixon Tapes: Secret Recordings from the Nixon White House
Nixon fought throughout his lifetime to maintain control of the 3,700 hours of tapes recorded during his tenure and it was not until 1999 that the National Archives began to open them chronologically.
When they met, Nixon was fresh from ground-breaking talks with the leaders of China and the Soviet Union, meetings that led to the "opening" of China and the first disarmament agreement between the United States and the Soviets.
Nixon counters that the only way to promote increased investments is through "stability," and cautions Echeverría that American business fears the growing trend toward nationalist economic policies in the region and the accompanying threat of expropriation.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB95   (3586 words)

 Chapter 11, Nixon and Ford -- The Pardon and the Tapes, "THE TAKING OF AMERICA, 1-2-3", 1985
Nixon no doubt required help in listening to the tapes after Haldeman left and in sorting out those in which assassinations and cover-ups were discussed.
Nixon was well aware of the conspiracy whether or not he approved of it in advance.
Nixon and Haldeman discussed the assassination of John Kennedy, the conspiracy, Hunt's involvement, the possibility that Hunt might talk, the cover-up, the Bay of Pigs relationship between Nixon, Hunt and the other PCG members, and the briefing Nixon might have had to give anyone running against him in 1972, on matters of "national security".
www.ratical.org /ratville/JFK/ToA/ToAchp11.html   (3548 words)

 Nixon, Marijuana, and the Shafer Commission
The Nixon White House tapes from 1971-1972 demonstrate that the foundation of the modern war on marijuana was Nixonian prejudice, culture war and misinformation.
He found: Nixon blaming calls for marijuana legalization on Jews; Nixon blaming the decline and fall of ancient Rome, and of the Catholic Church, on homosexuality; and Nixon criticizing the CBS sitcom "All in the Family" as a show which promoted homosexuality.
More importantly, Nixon made clear several times that he wanted a report which supported his views and 'tough on crime' policies, no matter what the facts might be.
www.csdp.org /news/news/nixon.htm   (603 words)

 AlterNet: Once-Secret "Nixon Tapes" Show Why the U.S. Outlawed Pot
Transcripts of the tape, and a report based on them, are available at www.csdp.org.
Nixon also appointed nine Commissioners, including the dean of a law school, the head of a mental health hospital, and a retired Chicago police captain.
Nixon's private comments about marijuana showed he was the epitome of misinformation and prejudice.
www.alternet.org /story.html?StoryID=12666   (1267 words)

 New Nixon Tapes: Nixon, Kissinger, Haldeman, Ehrlichman, and Mitchell on Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
As anyone who has worked with the Nixon tapes will attest, the audio quality is often very poor, which means that the conversations are often very difficult to make out clearly; in our experience, different people hear different things on the tapes.
Nixon: You can never put, John, any person who is a Jew on a civil rights kind of case, or freedom of the press kind of case, and get even a ten percent chance.
Nixon: My point is, Henry, my point is, Henry, the reason this is terribly important, of course, is that we have been saying consistently that this, these documents do not involve this administration.
www.ellsberg.net /writing/Nixon_Tapes.htm   (7649 words)

 The Nixon Tapes - Newsweek National News - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Nixon had been sitting on a whole trove of hard evidence of his guilt or innocence in the scandals, and it loosed very nearly irresistible pressures even among his surviving friends to surrender it.
The tapes, assuming their authenticity, could presumably settle once and for all the merit of John Dean’s still unanswered accusations that the President was criminally involved in the Watergate cover-up.
Nixon’s survival as President was thus more critically on the line than ever when he came out of the hospital at the weekend after an eight-day bout of viral pneumonia.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/8098976/site/newsweek   (1174 words)

 Nixon Presidential Materials - Nixon Home Page
This website is the official source for the historical materials created and received by the White House during the administration of President Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974).
Visit the Nixon Presidential Materials Staff in College Park, Maryland, to research the newly released materials.
In January 2004, Congress passed legislation to create a federally-operated Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California.
nixon.archives.gov   (185 words)

 Nixon and the Jews. Again. - If his tirades against Jews weren't anti-Semitism, what were they? By David Greenberg
Richard Nixon's reputation as a hateful, vindictive anti-Semite was reinforced late last month when the National Archives, which has been releasing the 3,700 hours of Nixon's tape-recorded White House conversations in installments since 1996, dropped another batch.
Whenever new Nixon tapes are released, the next-day stories invariably highlight the most outrageous tidbits, which typically include some anti-Jewish slurs.
That argument was weak, since Nixon's support was both equivocal and contingent; he never believed in the moral necessity of a Jewish homeland.
www.slate.com /?id=2063030   (1566 words)

 Online NewsHour Nixon Tapes-- January 2, 1997
The tapes included a September 1971 conversation Nixon had with his chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, in which he orders that the IRS investigate big Jewish contributors to the Democratic Party.
Nixon had delivered a nationally televised speech announcing chief of staff Haldeman and domestic adviser John Ehrlichman were being fired for their role in the cover-up following the Watergate break-in.
According to one of the drafts, both prepared by Nixon speech writer Ray Price on August 3 and 4, 1974, President Nixon was ready to fight to keep his office and refused to admit any wrongdoing in the Watergate cover-up.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/white_house/january97/nixon_1-2a.html   (546 words)

 The Nixon Tapes: The Tapes
Johnson himself had used recording equipment to tape his telephone conversations (now preserved in the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas); the idea, he told Nixon, would be to create a historical record that would supplement whatever written diary Nixon used.
In May 1980, the Nixon Staff released 12 ½ hours of tapes that were introduced as evidence in the Watergate Trials.
In June 1991, the Nixon Staff opened to the public about sixty hours of conversation segments subpoenaed by the WSPF for use in its investigations: 47 ½ hours that the Special Prosecutor did not use as evidence in open court, as well as the 12 ½ hours of previously released Watergate Trial tapes.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB95/sidebar3.htm   (891 words)

 "I am not a crook" (Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium, Library of ...
And in the Nixon tapes, he [Nixon] tells aides how to break into such places as the IRS offices.
A taping system that had recorded most of President Nixon's conversations in the Oval Office provided the "smoking gun" that spoke of crime and corruption.
Nixon himself was named an "un-indicted co-conspirator" by the Watergate grand jury.
www.loc.gov /rr/print/swann/herblock/crook.html   (1288 words)

 washingtonpost.com — Watergate, Deep Throat, Woodward, Bernstein
Richard Nixon's White House tapes can give you a compelling seat in the Oval Office or put you on the phone with the president of the United States.
The summaries were composed by the staff of the Richard Nixon Presidential Materials Project at the National Archives.
Nixon is angry that the Internal Revenue Service is auditing his political supporters, such as Billy Graham, Robert Abplanalp and John Wayne.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/nation/specials/watergate/watergatefront.htm   (298 words)

 CNN.com - Tapes: Nixon suspected Felt - Jun 3, 2005
In 1974, White House tapes revealed Nixon was behind an effort to cover up the bungled June 17, 1972, burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office-hotel-apartment complex.
The cover-up was launched because the break-in threatened to expose a White House-directed political sabotage operation to support Nixon's re-election campaign and the illegal activities of the so-called "Plumbers," a unit founded to plug leaks to the media.
Nixon replaced Hoover with an administration insider, L. Patrick Gray, and he and his aides suggested Felt was unhappy at being passed over for the top job.
www.cnn.com /2005/POLITICS/06/02/felt.nixon   (1040 words)

 Social Security Online
The Nixon White House recordings are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and are stored at the Archives II facility in College Park, Maryland.
The Nixon Presidential Materials Staff at NARA has produced a set of Finding Aids that serve as the source guide to researchers interested in the Nixon Tapes.
This group consists of conversation segments from the Nixon White House tapes, which were identified as relating to Abuses of Governmental Power by the Nixon Presidential Materials staff using the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974, the Negotiated Agreement of 1979, and other guidelines.
www.ssa.gov /history/Nixon/nixontapesfa.html   (1861 words)

 Can technology recover the tale of Nixon's tapes?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
News of the erasure, late the following year, eroded Nixon's credibility at a time when his presidency was unraveling over the June 17, 1972, break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate.
Nixon's secretary, Rose Mary Woods, testified that she was transcribing the tape when a phone rang.
The heads, he explained, would turn the tape's magnetic information into electronic data that a computer could use to probe deep into the erasure.
www.usatoday.com /tech/news/2001-08-08-nixon-tapes-tech.htm   (575 words)

 Nixon: I Am Not an Anti-Semite Timothy Noah
It should further be noted that Haldeman's eagerness to enable Nixon's Jew-hating, which may have stemmed from his tendency to pander to all of Nixon's worst instincts, or may have reflected sincere anti-Semitism of his own--Chatterbox has no idea--does nothing to mitigate the appalling bigotry of Nixon's comments.
Yes, he taped it and so bears some responsibility for its becoming public, but that doesn't change the dynamics of the moment the speech was uttered.
Let me just say this: Judge Richard Nixon and his anger if you will, but it is not fair to do so unless you try to put yourself inside his head just for a moment and think about the pressures he felt and the responsibilities he bore in connection with the Vietnam War.
www.slate.com /?id=1003783   (1733 words)

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