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Shelton departure raises Espy expectations

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - 13 May 2018
Those ideas will remain untested now. A former director of the Stennis Institute at Mississippi State University, Wiseman is among a cadre of commentators and political insiders floating the idea that a special election for the senate offers Democrats ...
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Nixon fired the man investigating him — will Trump?

The Macomb Daily - 11 Feb 2018
Now Richardson had to sell the Stennis compromise to Cox, who wanted to see the terms in writing. Richardson drafted an agreement that said it would “cover only the tapes heretofore subpoenaed by the Watergate grand jury at the request of the Special ...
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New podcast revisits Watergate in the Trump era

Columbia Journalism Review - 04 Dec 2017
One of the stories that I learned and hadn't heard before is about the Stennis compromise. John Stennis was a senator from Mississippi, an ally of Nixon, and a well-known Senate war horse. Around the time of the legal battle of the tapes, Nixon ...
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Five Reasons the Comey Affair Is Worse Than Watergate

The Atlantic - 12 May 2017
(His proffered solution was something called the “Stennis compromise,” in which the very conservative Senator John Stennis, from Mississippi, would “listen” personally to the tapes and summarize their content. As it happens, Stennis was famous for ...
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What The Saturday Night Massacre Teaches Us About James Comey's Firing

Huffington post (press release) (blog) - 10 May 2017
The obvious is being repeated all over the media: FBI Director Comey's abrupt firing by President Trump can only be compared in its gravity to President Nixon's firing of Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox on Saturday, October 20, 1973 — the so-called ...
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Eugene Robinson Live (March 20)

Washington Post - 19 Mar 2018
Hello, everyone, and welcome to today's conversation. First, take a minute and catch your breath. The president continues to flail amid the quicksand of the Mueller investigation; Trump Agonistes is the subject of today's column. On his legal team ...
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Saturday Night Massacre a Watergate landmark

Jacksonville Journal Courier - 14 May 2017
Nixon offered a compromise on Friday, Oct. 19, 1973, by which Sen. John Stennis (D-Mississippi) would independently review the many hours of tapes and present a finding to Cox's office. The choice of Stennis, an elderly man with a hearing problem who ...
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As Thad Cochran ages, a legacy – and speculation – grows

Mississippi Today - 23 Dec 2017
On the bad days, which are inherently more public, Cochran struggles to answer basic questions from reporters, gets lost in the winding halls of the U.S. Capitol and Senate office buildings, or votes aye instead of nay on an amendment that would ...
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Lyndon Johnson vs. the Hawks

New York Times - 29 Aug 2017
Over the course of August 1967, Stennis used his little-known subcommittee to host a series of high-profile hearings that gave the win-the-war caucus a national platform and forced Johnson into a compromise that, arguably, extended the war by several ...
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Sailor found dead on aircraft carrier in Washington state

KOMO News - 29 Nov 2017
Stennis spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Frederick Martin says Pointer, who was found on the USS John C. Stennis, showed no obvious and apparent cause of death. Martin says the command is investigating. Pointer attended Navy basic training at the Naval Recruit ...

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