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RN and LBJ—An Overlooked Relationship

On May 13, 1958, while on a trip to Latin America, Vice President Richard M. Nixon found his limousine under attack by an angry mob in Caracas, Venezuela.  The incident was so provocative that President Eisenhower ordered elements of the 101st Airborne Division to...

GOP Candidates Should Take Cues From RN

Written for the The Daily Caller. Do Republicans need to grow up — again? Shortly after Richard Nixon’s “last press conference” on the night of his defeat in the 1962 California gubernatorial race — when he uttered the infamous phrase, “you won’t have Nixon to kick...

RN & Gingrich

At The New York Times "Caucus" blog, Matt Bai compares Newt Gingrich to RN: [I]f Mr. Gingrich is looking for hopeful historical comparisons, the more apt one might be Richard Nixon. Unlike Mr. Reagan, who even in his lower moments retained a certain celebrity appeal,...

Robert Ellsworth 1926-2011

Former Congressman and Richard Nixon campaign and administration official, Ambassador Robert Ellsworth passed away earlier this week. He was 84. Ellsworth served as a Special Assistant to the President from 1969 to 1971, before RN appointed him as Ambassador to the...

“Duke Missed A Prize” In 1981

North Carolina, the "Tar Heel State," is the birthplace of two Presidents, James Knox Polk and Andrew Johnson. (Andrew Jackson is recorded as having been born in South Carolina, near its northern border, but some historians still argue that the seventh President came...