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Nixon quits on TV tonight; Ford to take oath Friday

Nixon quits on TV tonight; Ford to take oath Friday

Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The following is the original article filed by UPI White House correspondent Helen Thomas on August 8, 1974 on the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
Helen Thomas
Peter Dinklage talks Nixon connection in 'X-Men' movie

Peter Dinklage talks Nixon connection in 'X-Men' movie

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) --Peter Dinklage says he has a distant, real-life connection to Richard M. Nixon -- with whom his character shares the screen in {i:X-Men: Days of Future Past}.
Karen Butler

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.
By United Press International
Anniversaries in the year ahead

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We look forward to 2013 with resolutions, hopes and clean calendars, but we'll be looking back as well. A new year is always an opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of something, and plenty of remembrances are upcoming.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
By United Press International
Katzenbach, aide to Kennedy, Johnson, dead

Katzenbach, aide to Kennedy, Johnson, dead

SKILLMAN, N.J., May 10 (UPI) -- Nicholas Katzenbach, a former aide to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson who played a key role in the civil rights movement, died in Skillman, N.J., his wife said.
First dog makes online pitch for Obama

First dog makes online pitch for Obama

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Talk about a dogged presidential campaign: First pooch Bo has the starring role in an Internet ad for U.S. President Obama's re-election bid.

Tom Wicker, N.Y. Times journalist, dead

ROCHESTER, Vt., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Tom Wicker, who covered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy for The New York Times and stayed at the paper for decades, died Friday, his wife said.
Nixon's Watergate grand jury record public

Nixon's Watergate grand jury record public

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Richard M. Nixon's grand jury testimony in the Watergate hearings was made public at the National Archives in College Park, Md., Thursday.
Nixon Watergate testimony set for release

Nixon Watergate testimony set for release

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The transcript of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon's testimony to the Watergate grand jury will be made public Nov. 10, a man who pushed for the release said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 26, 2011.
By United Press International

Broadcasting icon Schorr dead at 93

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- Veteran broadcast journalist Daniel Schorr died Friday morning at Washington's Georgetown University Hospital. He was 93.
By United Press International

Former Eisenhower adviser Saulnier dies

CHESTERTOWN, Md., May 8 (UPI) -- Raymond J. Saulnier, who served as an economic adviser to U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, has died at the age of 100, his son Mark says.

Prominent Republican Anne Armstrong dies

ARMSTRONG, Texas, July 31 (UPI) -- Anne Armstrong, a political pioneer who advised two U.S. presidents and became a leader on the national Republican scene, died Wednesday. She was 80.
Lennon tapes spark federal court battle

Lennon tapes spark federal court battle

BOSTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Yoko Ono is fighting in Boston federal court to keep tapes of John Lennon joking about drugging Richard M. Nixon private, a video company says.
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Richard M. Nixon
Richard M. Nixon (R) was 3-1/2 years of age when he psoed with his parents, Francis A. Nixon and Hannah Nixon, and brothers Harold Nixon (L) and Donald Nixon for this family portrait. Photo taken probably summer of 1916. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States from 1969 to 1974, having formerly been the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. A member of the Republican Party, he was the only President to resign the office as well as the only person to be elected twice to both the Presidency and the Vice Presidency.

Nixon was born in Yorba Linda, California. After completing his undergraduate work at Whittier College, he graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1937 and returned to California to practice law in La Habra. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, he joined the United States Navy, serving in the Pacific theater, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander during World War II. He was elected in 1946 as a Republican to the House of Representatives representing California's 12th Congressional district, and in 1950 to the United States Senate. He was selected to be the running mate of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Republican Party nominee, in the 1952 Presidential election, becoming one of the youngest Vice Presidents in history. He waged an unsuccessful presidential campaign in 1960, narrowly losing to John F. Kennedy, and an unsuccessful campaign for Governor of California in 1962; following these losses, Nixon announced his withdrawal from political life. In 1968, however, he ran again for president of the United States and was elected.

The most immediate task facing President Nixon was a resolution of the Vietnam War. He initially escalated the conflict, overseeing incursions into neighboring countries, though American military personnel were gradually withdrawn and he successfully negotiated a ceasefire with North Vietnam in 1973, effectively ending American involvement in the war. His foreign policy initiatives were largely successful: his groundbreaking visit to the People's Republic of China in 1972 opened diplomatic relations between the two nations, and he initiated détente and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with the Soviet Union. However, his foreign policy was not without criticisms nor shortcomings. The revelations that the Nixon administration ignored reports it received of the genocidal activities of the Pakistani Army in East Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, most notably through the Blood telegram, prompted widespread criticism and condemnation both by Congress and in the international press. On the domestic front, he implemented the concept of New Federalism, transferring power from the federal government to the states; new economic policies which called for wage and price control and the abolition of the gold standard; sweeping environmental reforms, including the Clean Air Act and creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency; the launch of the War on Cancer and War on Drugs; reforms empowering women, including Title IX; and the desegregation of schools in the deep South. He was reelected by a landslide in 1972. He continued many reforms in his second term, though the nation was afflicted with an energy crisis. In the face of likely impeachment for his role in the Watergate scandal, Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974. He was later pardoned by his successor, Gerald Ford, for any federal crimes he may have committed while in office.

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