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  • Searching for utopia in Orange County

    July 21, 2014 | 9:44 am

    The Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California bills itself as “the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century,” but until recently it was the Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. The base was commissioned in 1943 and served as an airport for President Richard Nixon as he...

  • George McGovern, former U.S. senator and presidential candidate, dies

    October 22, 2012 | 8:07 am

    George McGovern, a former U.S. senator and presidential candidate who said the U.S. government sometimes "bowed to pressure" from a powerful Israel lobby, has died.

    McGovern died Sunday in hospice care in Sioux Falls, S.D. He was 90.

    A three-term U.S. senator from South Dakota,...

  • The 10 best political movies of all time

    October 1, 2012 | 1:40 pm

    With the U.S. presidential election looming large, we thought we'd look at the best 10 movies focusing on politics. Many of these films are quite old, but that's not a huge detriment. Writing and acting play huge roles in politics, and political films rely on the same fundamentals....

  • Kissinger: Take remark on gas chambers in context

    December 14, 2010 | 4:07 pm

    It should have been ancient, if unsavory, news: A cavalier reference to gassing Jews, an aside in a conversation nearly 40 years old.

    But the aside was pronounced by Henry Kissinger, a German-born Jew who fled Nazi horrors as a child and who has been honored by multiple Jewish...

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  • Nixon’s allegation that the Jews have no pride

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    December 13, 2010 | 12:45 pm

    On a fresh crop of newly released Nixon tapes, the President, who disliked Jews but helped rescue Israel during the Yom Kippur War, says of his senior Jewish advisers Henry Kissinger, William Safire, and others that they shared a common Jewish inferiority complex and worked hard to...

  • Kissinger: Gassing Jews would not be a U.S. problem

    December 12, 2010 | 10:55 pm

    Henry Kissinger is heard saying on newly released Nixon tapes that the genocide of Soviet Jews would not be an American concern.

    The tapes chronicle President Richard Nixon’s obsession with disparaging Jews and other minorities.

    Kissinger’s remarks come after a meeting he and Nixon...

  • The next president’s gums

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 3, 2008 | 11:31 am

    It's surprising that 40 years passed between the Nixon-Kennedy debates in 1960, which won the largest viewing audience in television history until then, and the airing of the first season of "Survivor," a monster hit that launched the "reality" boom that's dominated television ever...
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