Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Kennedy/Nixon Presidential Debate – 1960

Monday, September 27th, 2010

On September 26, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon stood before an audience of 70 million Americans—two-thirds of the nation’s adult population—in the first nationally televised Presidential debate. This first of four debates held before the end of October gave a vast national audience the opportunity to see and compare the two candidates, and ushered in a new age of Presidential politics. Found at YouTube from JFKLF.

Mistranslated

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

President Obama invited the President of Mexico to the White House yesterday. Unfortunately, the translator came from a discount service. Found at Yahoo! Videos.

Ronald Reagan Assassination Attempt

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

The Reagan assassination attempt occurred on March 30, 1981, just 69 days into the presidency of Ronald Reagan. While leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., President Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley. Found at YouTube from WorldsAssassinations.

Alexander Haig Dies

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

General Alexander Haig, a top adviser to Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan has died. As Anthony Mason reports, he made his mark during two critical periods in the White House. Found at CBS News.

American Casino Trailer

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Summary from ComingSoon.net: Investigative reporters Leslie and Andrew Cockburn have spent nearly 30 years uncovering major stories (for PBS, CBS Reports, 60 Minutes, et alia), but with “American Casino” they take on the biggest economic crisis of our lifetime: the subprime mortgage meltdown that has caused more than a million Americans to lose their homes. The Cockburns interview Wall Street wizards who are as nervous about revealing their identity as any mobster in the witness protection program; they rewind to Phil Gramm (R, Texas) calling us “a nation of whiners… (facing) a mental recession”; they replay Alan Greenspan’s admission that his ideology was “flawed”; and they put a human face on the victims of bankers who targeted minority communities with no-income verification loans, adjustable rates (that adjusted upwards, dramatically), and complex language that even the pros can’t fathom. Out of this mess, the filmmakers build a case against those who used government deregulation to make a fortune for the few and create havoc for the many. Found at Vimeo from Leslie and Andrew Cockburn.

Iranian Election Protest Videos

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

This is video taken on the ground in Iran about the protests over the elections and the clashes between police and the protesters. Warning: These video include violence and document the death of a young woman protester.