updated Tue. October 25, 2022
April 20, 2018
A Worthy Tribute. Victor Navasky, who knows a thing or two about the enduring power of political cartoons (see his brilliant book on the subject, The Art of Controversy), is wise to celebrate Robert Grossman [“Comic Genius,” April 16]. Grossman was my friend since the age of 19, through thick and thin,ÃâÃÂ ...
The Philadelphia Tribune
April 7, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr., the Republican governor of Maryland, Spiro T. Agnew, strode into a conference room in downtown Baltimore. In the hours after King's death, violence had broken out in the city; along with Washington and Chicago, it was soon occupied by the Army. In response, Agnew called togetherÃâÃÂ ...
April 5, 2018
Spiro T. Agnew had responded by having 293 of them jailed. The dominant photo on page 1 had been of National Guardsmen with bayonets pointed at striking sanitation workers in Memphis; a story reported that Dr. King was expected to return to that city to support the workers. But all that had to be redoneÃâÃÂ ...
April 4, 2018
The first such DOJ opinion was rendered in 1973 when our team, representing Vice President Spiro Agnew, argued our client could not be indicted while in office. Solicitor General Robert Bork disagreed, but in doing so, opined the President was immune from indictment while the Vice President was not.
April 4, 2018
And Bevin did so by paraphrasing the media criticism leveled in 1969 by former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew. Taking to Twitter to bash the coverage of Pruitt, a Kentucky native who has been working to slash environmental regulations, Bevin urged the public to "ignore the nattering nabobs of negativism.".
Lexington Herald Leader
April 4, 2018
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin tweeted out a puzzler; but relax, the quandary is answered in Government Ethics 101. Coming to the defense of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt in a series of tweets Wednesday, Bevin said: “Let me get this straight. The media is attacking EPAÃâÃÂ ...
April 4, 2018
This has been around for decades, going back to speechwriter William Safire's famous screed against the "nattering nabobs of negativism" (written for Richard Nixon's vice president, Spiro Agnew) and backed up by studies showing that most journalists tend to vote Democratic, while ignoring the fact thatÃâÃÂ ...
April 4, 2018
Spiro T. Agnew. They didn't expect to meet with Agnew, and figured they'd get arrested in the bargain. But they wanted to make a point. “I'm sure a lot of us were scared, but we knew we had to stick together,” said Arlene Creek, then a sophomore protester and now an athletic administrator at the university.
April 3, 2018
Mark Sanford ; Dennis Hastert ; Anthony Weiner ; Malcolm Smith; Mario Biaggi; Pedro Espada ; Vito Lopez; Dean Skelos ; Eliot Spitzer ; Stanley Friedman; Anthony Weiner again just on general principles; Sheldon Silver ; Hiram Monserrate ; Spiro Agnew; Charlie Rangel ; Idaho Sen. Larry Craig solicitingÃâÃÂ ...
History News Network (HNN)
April 1, 2018
Jerald Podair is Professor of History and the Robert S. French Professor of American Studies at Lawrence University. He is co-writing a book about the transformation of the Republican Party in the 1960s and 1970s: “Spiro Agnew and the Making of Donald Trump's America” (University of Virginia Press).
New York Times
March 31, 2018
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Republican governor of Maryland, Spiro T. Agnew, strode into a conference room in downtown Baltimore. In the ... Fifty years later, we remember Spiro Agnew, if at all, as a bumbling vice president who later pleaded no contest to tax evasion, resigned in disgrace and ended hisÃâÃÂ ...
March 26, 2018
“I've had to calm people down at times, especially when there's panic in the newsroom, like the time a really vicious tornado hit, or when (Vice President Spiro) Agnew resigned and the place went up for grabs. The more major responsibilities that are heaped upon me, the more I enjoy them. I use my mindÃâÃÂ ...
March 22, 2018
Between McKeldin and Hogan, there have been only two GOP governors, Spiro Agnew and Bob Ehrlich. Ehrlich lost his bid for a second term in 2006, even though the numbers were in his favor, Rascovar said. “The polls had him at 60 percent, but the people voted against him,” he said. Hogan has been aÃâÃÂ ...
March 21, 2018
Among the recipients were then-Congressman George H. W. Bush, Vice President Spiro Agnew and entertainer Bob Hope. “I know that the families of the Apollo 1 astronauts, who perished on the launch pad, got Bibles too,” says Jonathan Stout, the Reverend's only child. “My dad made sure each receivedÃâÃÂ ...
March 13, 2018
Hill recalled how Carson used to challenge Cavett to a game in which Cavett would make up anagrams on the fly. One of Hill's favorites was on the prompt Spiro Agnew. Cavett's response: grow a penis. “I didn't know Spiro Agnew,” Hill said. “But I decided in that moment Dick Cavett would be my leader.”.
New York Magazine
March 11, 2018
He's ahead in early 2020 polls of Democratic possibilities, though you have to figure a lot of this is the result of sky-high name ID after two terms as vice-president and what seems like an eternity in the Senate (the presiding officer in the Senate when Biden was sworn in was Spiro T. Agnew, for God's sake;ÃâÃÂ ...
The Cheat Sheet
March 8, 2018
ATTN: refers to Richard Nixon as “the gold standard of presidential corruption.” Nixon remains the only president in American history to have to resign. (He faced impeachment after the Watergate scandal.) But the publication notes that Nixon's vice president, Spiro Agnew, had to resign a year before Nixon.
March 4, 2018
The only points of comparison are the Gilded Age scandals of the Grant administration, Teapot Dome under the Harding administration, and Watergate and the bribe-taking of Vice President Spiro Agnew during the Nixon administration. But this administration is already in an unethical league of its own.
February 26, 2018
Similarly, Vice President Spiro Agnew lived in Woodley Park's Wardman Tower. Hubert Humphrey resided in Chevy Chase, Maryland, during his vice presidency, and Gerald Ford remained in his Alexandria, Virginia, home after being sworn in as Richard Nixon's vice president. “Literally, that next day theÃâÃÂ ...
UConn Daily Campus
February 19, 2018
He pinned his Vice President, Spiro Agnew, on the media. Agnew was a pitbull, he levied unwavering public attacks on the press at the behest of Nixon; a strategy that kept Nixon out of the fray. Trump needs no Spiro Agnew. The Donald, often through his twitter, has no problem discrediting the mediaÃâÃÂ ...
February 12, 2018
This has been going on, since Joseph McCarthy and President Richard Nixon's odious, crooked vice president Spiro T. Agnew: equating criticism of a person with lack of love for the country and equating disagreement with treason. If you don't like me, you don't love our country. It's the Big Lie of AmericanÃâÃÂ ...
January 4, 2018
London is a retired partner for the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and the author of The Client Decides; he was a principal lawyer for Vice President Spiro Agnew. Lawyers are wont to write threatening letters, especially on behalf of clients who thrive on intimidating adversaries, be theyÃâÃÂ ...
December 4, 2017
President Donald Trump during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on Nov. 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch/Pool—Getty Images. By Martin London. December 4, 2017. IDEAS. London is a retired partner for the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and the author of The ClientÃâÃÂ ...
October 31, 2017
When we represented Vice President Spiro Agnew, we negotiated for him as part of his plea bargain a complete discharge of any other federal charges — in other words, effectively a full pardon for everything and anything beyond the single tax count to which he pleaded nolo contendere. In subsequentÃâÃÂ ...
The New Yorker
August 7, 2017
On August 7, 1973, the Wall Street Journal published a startling story: Spiro Agnew, elected in 1968 as Richard Nixon's Vice-President, was under investigation for tax evasion, bribery, and various corrupt practices, most dating back to 1967, when Agnew became the governor of Maryland. Agnew's firstÃâÃÂ ...
June 16, 2017
The only vice president to resign due to scandal, Richard Nixon's own Spiro Agnew, did so not because of Watergate but for the entirely unrelated reason that he received over a quarter million dollars in bribes. It has long been speculated that prosecutors were eager to cut a juicy deal for Agnew so that heÃâÃÂ ...
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