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WAMC News
7:53 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the sentencing of Pfc. Bradley Manning and what's happening with the Nixon tapes.    

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Politics
11:35 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Time editor on the crucial, high-stakes Presidents Club

On this day when Americans select their next president, WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Time Magazine editor and Washington Bureau Chief Michael Duffy, co-author of The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity, about the relationships between the country's past chief executives.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Just Plain Dick by Kevin Mattson

It all started with some businessmen bankrolling Richard Nixon to become a "salesman against socialization." But in this precursor to current campaign finance scandals, Nixon had some explaining to do to keep his place on Eisenhower’s Republican ticket, so he took to the airwaves.

In making his speech, Nixon left behind lines about a "Republican cloth coat" and a black and white cocker spaniel named "Checkers." The speech saved and bolstered Nixon’s political career and set the tone for the 1952 campaign.

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