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  • The Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael B. Oren, left, is applauded by John Andrews, director of the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University, after Oren spoke at a lunch at the school in Lakewood, Colo., on Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2011. The ambassador said his country would like to be guardedly optimistic about the string of uprisings in the Middle East. Oren received a friendly welcome from the crowd of about 200 at the campus. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

    ANDREWS: America hasn't peaked yet

    "Contrition is BS." Press secretary Ronald Ziegler's acid tone shocked me and he didn't use the initials. It was 1973, a bad year in a bad decade for America. I was a young speechwriter in the Nixon White House, assigned to gather input from Ziegler and national security advisor Henry Kissinger for a TV address that we hoped would put the president's Watergate troubles behind him.

  • President Barack Obama and former president Richard Nixon. AP Photo

    CURL: In Obama White House, echoes of Nixon

    There's a scene in the movie "All the President's Men" — a terrifying scene — that could easily have been written about the Obama White House today.

  • Rose Mary Woods

    EDITORIAL: IRS: 'The dog ate the emails'

    Rose Mary Woods, President Nixon's personal secretary, took the blame four decades ago for a mysterious 18-minute gap in an audio tape-recording of what was going on in the Oval Office during the Watergate investigation.

  • **FILE** President Richard M. Nixon is shown at his desk in the White House on Feb. 16, 1969. On Aug. 9, 1974, Nixon would go down in history as the only U.S. president to resign. (Associated Press)

    CURL: IRS scandal gets Nixonian: The 18½-minute (or 26-month) gap

    On Sept. 29, 1973, President Nixon's secretary, Rose Mary Woods, made "a terrible mistake." She was reviewing a tape recording from the previous year when she took a break to take a phone call. She meant to hit the pause button, she said, but hit the record button by accident — and poof, an 18½-minute gap.

  • Photo shows general view of the ceremony at Pointe Du Hoc, France, on Wednesday, June 6, 1984 as President Ronald Reagan delivers his speech shortly after his arrival in Normandy.   Sitting are right is Mrs. Nancy Reagan with veterans of the 2nd Ranger Battalion that conquered the cliffs. Left, the memorial monument remembering the invasion 40 years ago. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

    DiBACCO: How Reagan transformed D-Day memorials

    With the 70th anniversary of D-Day on Friday, Americans can be grateful to President Reagan for making the commemoration a significant tribute.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama's Watergate in Benghazi

    For all the tumult over the decision by the House of Representatives to empanel a select committee to revisit the Sept. 11, 2012, killing of Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, public attention has not fixed upon what may well be the most significant issue: whether there was a cover-up by the Obama administration.

  • Funeral home: Jeb Magruder, who said he heard Nixon order Watergate burglary, has died

    Funeral home: Jeb Magruder, who said he heard Nixon order Watergate burglary, has died.

  • Gov. Nixon proposes $3.5M for utility assistance

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is recommending the addition of $3.5 million to a mid-year spending measure for fuel and utility assistance for low-income residents.

  • Missouri House won't follow Nixon's budget plan

    Missouri's Republican-led House is starting its budget-writing process from scratch, scrapping the recommendations of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

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