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The tag 'Watergate' is associated with 58 posts.

Blackwater Founder and West Michigan Native Funds Right-wing through Foundation

Medi­a­Mouse Black­wa­ter USA founder and West Michi­gan native Erik Prince funds a vari­ety of rightwing and reli­gious caus­es accord­ing to a review of grants award­ed by Prince’s Frei­heit Foun­da­tion. Prince, who’s Black­wa­ter has drawn con­sid­er­able atten­tion for its work in Iraq, post-Kat­ri­­na New Orleans, and Colom­bia, also has strong ties to the eco­nom­ic and reli­gious […]

Roads To Riches

by Emi­ly Thorn­tonBUSINESS WEEK Why investors are clam­or­ing to take over Amer­i­ca’s high­ways, bridges, and airports—and why the pub­lic should be ner­vous Steve Hogan was in a bind. The exec­u­tive direc­tor of Col­orado’s North­west Park­way Pub­lic High­way Author­i­ty had run up $416 mil­lion in debt to build the 10-mile toll road between north Den­ver and […]

FTR #579 Gimme a Break! — Reflections on the Death of Gerald Ford

Ger­ald Ford’s role in aid­ing the cov­er-up of Water­gate and, by exten­sion, the assas­si­na­tion of Pres­i­dent Kennedy.

How Ford stood by ‘real friend’ Nixon

Unpub­lished tapes, doc­u­ments shed light on the deep rela­tion­ship between them Bob Wood­wardWASHINGTON POST Wash­ing­ton — Months before Richard Nixon set Michi­gan con­gress­man Ger­ald Ford on the path to the White House, Nixon turned to Ford, who called him­self the embat­tled pres­i­den­t’s “only real friend,” to get him out of trou­ble. Dur­ing one of the […]

FTR #575 Interview with Robert Parry

This inter­view with Robert Par­ry explores sym­bio­sis between the admin­is­tra­tion of George W. Bush and Al Qae­da, in addi­tion to high­light­ing the rela­tion­ship between the GOP, the Bush fam­i­ly and the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church.

FTR #563 A Tale of Two Heroes

FBI Agent John O’Neill and his Lebanese-Amer­i­can col­league Ali Soufan’s unsuc­cess­ful efforts at inter­dict­ing Al Qae­da.

FTR #560 Economics 9/11

The Mus­lim Broth­er­hood’s free mar­ket ide­ol­o­gy is at one with that of the trans-nation­al cor­po­ra­tions and allied polit­i­cal inter­ests. Those eco­nom­ic prin­ci­ples failed mis­er­ably in Iraq, hav­ing been insti­tut­ed in that unfor­tu­nate coun­try by Grover Norquist. Osama bin Laden’s actions dove­tail sig­nif­i­cant­ly with the goals of the GOP, Bush admin­is­tra­tion and Mus­lim-Broth­er­hood allied eco­nom­ic and nation­al ele­ments.

The Agent

Did the C.I.A. stop an F.B.I. detec­tive from pre­vent­ing 9/11? by Lawrence Wright On Octo­ber 12, 2000, in the deep-water port of Aden, Yemen, the U.S.S. Cole, a guid­ed-mis­­sile destroy­er weigh­ing eighty-three hun­dred tons, was docked at a fuelling buoy. The Cole, which cost a bil­lion dol­lars to build, was one of the most “sur­viv­able” […]

FTR #554 Conversation with Daniel Hopsicker

Doc­u­ment­ing the career of Makram Chams.

FTR #541 Leaks

Oppo­si­tion to Bush’s sur­veil­lance pro­grams comes from vet­er­an intel­li­gence offi­cers, some of whom are upset by the Bush admin­is­tra­tion’s “cook­ing” of intel­li­gence on Iraq. Oth­er oppo­si­tion comes from Grover Norquist, among oth­ers.