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Richard Nixon: 37th president of the United States
Richard Milhous Nixon was an American politician who served as the 37th president of the United States from 1969 until 1974. A vigorous campaigner for Republican candidates while serving as the nation's 36th vice president from 1953 to 1961, and as a representative and senator from California, he became the only president to resign from the office due to his involvement in the Watergate scandal.


Nixon, Clinton, Trump: Why is the political 'fire extinguisher' of impeachment more common?

Richard Nixon was the first president in more than a century to face impeachment. Donald Trump is the third. A look at why impeachment is more common.
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Ruckelshaus, who defied Nixon in Watergate firing, dies

Ruckelshaus quit his job in the U.S. Justice Department rather than carry out Nixon's order to fire the Watergate scandal special prosecutor.
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Videos for Richard Nixon

Legal experts testify Trump actions are impeachable [Video]Legal experts testify Trump actions are impeachable

Three constitutional law experts called by Democrats testified Trump's actions concerning Ukraine represented impeachable offenses as the House Judiciary Committee began proceedings expected to end in..

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'Narrow, fast impeachments have failed': law expert [Video]'Narrow, fast impeachments have failed': law expert

Jonathan Turley, a professor of public interest law at the George Washington University Law School, chosen by Republicans as a witness, on Wednesday during the House Judiciary Committee's Trump..

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Bei Bei takes 'Panda Express' to China [Video]Bei Bei takes 'Panda Express' to China

After a month of preparations and good-byes, Bei Bei, the Washington National Zoo's most eligible giant panda bachelor, is set to leave for China on Tuesday, where scientists hope he will help increase..

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National Zoo to bid Bei Bei, bye bye [Video]National Zoo to bid Bei Bei, bye bye

Washington’s National Zoo will soon have an empty-nester exhibit on display when Bei Bei, the 4-year-old male offspring of the zoo’s giant panda couple, sets out for China on Tuesday to help breed..

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Impeachment will be an 'obsession' for people: Hillary Clinton [Video]Impeachment will be an 'obsession' for people: Hillary Clinton

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that a congressional impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump would become an "absolute obsession" for people.

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House passes resolution on impeachment rules [Video]House passes resolution on impeachment rules

The U.S. House of Representatives took a major step in the impeachment effort against U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday when lawmakers approved rules for the next stage of the Democratic-led..

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Graham decries impeachment inquiry as 'out of bounds' [Video]Graham decries impeachment inquiry as 'out of bounds'

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Thursday introduced a resolution to send a signal to House Democrats that their impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump is "out of bounds" and unfair...

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William Ruckelshaus, who resigned in Watergate's 'Saturday Night Massacre,' dies at 87: U.S. media

William Ruckelshaus, picked by Richard Nixon as the first head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as deputy attorney general before being fired for defying the president in the Watergate..
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Today in History for November 27th

San Francisco Mayor shot to death; Gerald Ford named as Richard Nixon's Vice President; Doctors perform world's first partial face transplant; Playwright Eugene O'Neill dies. (Nov. 27)  
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A Split Decision From Congress Will Leave Voters With Final Say on Trump

Unlike Presidents Richard M. Nixon or Bill Clinton, Mr. Trump will face an election after his impeachment battle if he isn’t removed from office.
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In Trump-Nixon impeachment comparison, Pelosi raises specter of resignation

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is amplifying her unfavorable comparison of President Donald Trump to fellow Republican Richard Nixon, saying that disgraced president at least cared enough about the..
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Trump has "every opportunity to present his case," Pelosi says

Pelosi told CBS News that "what the president did was so much worse than even what Richard Nixon did"
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Pelosi: Trump’s offenses “so much worse” than Nixon’s

“At some point Richard Nixon cared about the country enough to recognize that this could not continue,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tells Face the Nation
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"Circus," "kangaroo court," "coup": 1998 Democrats and 2019 Republicans use the same terms to attack impeachment efforts

Republicans on Capitol Hill have largely stayed firm in their defense of President Trump during the public impeachment hearings. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for..
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Comparing the Trump impeachment probe to Nixon's

Speed and partisanship are major differences between the months-long Watergate investigation and Congress' current inquiry into the Ukraine extortion scandal
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How the Trump and Nixon impeachment inquiries compare

The impeachment inquiry into President Trump enters a dramatic new phase this week with the first public hearings. Major Garrett takes a look at what led to the resignation of President Nixon in 1974..
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Neil Young on Trump: 'I hope people vote him out'

Neil Young calls his latest record "a human album" and says his classic lyric "even Richard Nixon has a soul" couldn't be written for the current U.S. president. (Nov. 7)  
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Trump Tax Return Case Confronts Supreme Court With a Momentous Choice

Richard M. Nixon and Bill Clinton sustained unanimous losses when they sought to withhold evidence, suggesting that President Trump may face an uphill fight.
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Remembering 1968: The return of Richard Nixon

Richard Schlesinger looks back at the hard-fought race for the presidency in the turbulent year of 1968, when President Johnson withdrew from seeking re-election, and Richard Nixon – following losses..
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Barry Goldwater

"The minute you get out of politics, you disappear." That's what five-term Senator Barry Goldwater tells Harry Reasoner from his home in Arizona, on the eve of retirement. The conservative icon offers..
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A look back: Nixon in 1968

In 1968, Richard Nixon was running for president and told Mike Wallace he hoped "to restore respect to the presidency." Lesley Stahl reports.
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This week in '68: Nixon talks to 60 Minutes

In 60 Minutes' first season, Mike Wallace talked with then-presidential candidate Richard Nixon, who said, "I hope to restore respect to the presidency"
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October 8, 1968: Presidential candidate Richard Nixon

On 60 Minutes' second broadcast, Nixon said he hoped "to restore respect to the Presidency at all levels"
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60 Minutes archives: How state dinners looked in 1971

President Trump holds his first state dinner this week. In 1971, 60 Minutes got a behind-the-scenes look as President Nixon threw the formal party.
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What Joe Biden Learned at the Last Two Impeachments

The only major debate over removing a president that he missed, for obvious reasons, was Andrew Johnson’s in 1868. From Nixon onward, the longtime senator has urged caution above all.
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Impeachment inquiry: Trump vs. Nixon

President Trump suggested China and Ukraine should open investigations into Joe and Hunter Biden, stating publicly what he is accused of insinuating on the July call with the Ukrainian president at the..
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Donald Trump is much worse than Richard Nixon. He may even have committed treason.

The Russians attacked us. If the commander in chief who swore to defend us said it didn't bother him, this was 'giving them aid and comfort.'
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Why Trump's impeachment inquiry is more similar to Nixon's than Clinton's

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows voters are split 47%-47% on whether President Trump should be impeached and removed from office, with support up 10 percentage points since House Speaker Nancy..
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Trump's Ukraine call and Nixon's Watergate are drawing increasing parallels as scandal erupts

The comparisons are flowing more frequently since the release of a summary detailing Trump's call to Zelensky and the release of a whistleblower complaint.
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Trump’s pressure on Ukraine is drawing comparisons to the Nixon Watergate scandal

President Trump’s pressure on Ukraine is drawing comparisons to Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal
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Sander Vanocur, TV Newsman Who Covered Kennedy, Dies at 91

A veteran correspondent, he was the last surviving journalist who questioned Nixon and Kennedy in the first televised presidential debate.
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8/8/19: CBSN Evening News

ICE arrests nearly 700 in Mississippi raids; 45 years since the resignation of Pres. Nixon.
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President Nixon resigned 45 years ago amid Watergate investigation

Historian Michael Koncewicz joins CBSN to discuss the legacy of executive power left behind by President Nixon's resignation in the wake of the Watergate scandal.
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Audio reveals Ronald Reagan calling African delegates 'monkeys'

In a recently emerged audio recording from 1971, then-California Governor Ronald Reagan can he heard disparaging African delegates to the United Nations as "monkeys" during a phone call with U.S...
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Reagan called African delegates "monkeys" in recording

Surprising audio recordings have surfaced of a phone conversation between Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. It captures the men using racist language. Paula Reid reports.
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Recording reveals Ronald Reagan making racist remarks to President Richard Nixon

The National Archives first released the recording in 2000 but the conversation was cut out to protect Reagan's privacy.
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Nixon greets Apollo 11 astronauts after splashdown

President Richard Nixon was aboard the USS Hornet recovery ship to greet the Apollo 11 astronauts after they splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean on July 24, 1969. Watch how CBS News covered their..
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President Nixon talks to Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon

Shortly after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the U.S. flag on the moon, they received a congratulatory phone call from President Richard Nixon. Watch the CBS News coverage from July 20, 1969.
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Donald Trump talks health care, Abe Lincoln and Richard Nixon in television interview

President Donald Trump says in a TV interview that no other president, not even Abraham Lincoln, has been as mistreated by the press as he has.
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Justice Department backs decision to not release Trump's tax returns

The Justice Department released a legal opinion Friday saying that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was right to withhold President Trump's tax returns from a House committee that subpoenaed them. The..
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Watergate's John Dean: Mueller left 'road map'

John Dean, a star witness during Watergate who helped bring down the Nixon presidency, testifies that special counsel Robert Mueller left Congress with a "road map" for investigating President Donald..
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