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Martínez was the last surviving Watergate burglar, often described as one of the “foot soldiers” in the 1972 break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington.Eugenio Martinez, Watergate burglar pardoned by Reagan, dies at 98|Harrison Smith|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
In 1974, President Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon after his resignation in response to the Watergate scandal, and Nixon never faced a criminal trial.Vice President Agnew’s misdeeds, and the challenges of holding him accountable|Matthew Dallek|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
Carter, for example, rose to the presidency in the aftermath of Watergate, pledging to the American people that “I’ll never tell a lie.”The case for Jimmy Carter as a ‘consequential’ president|Russell L. Riley|December 4, 2020|Washington Post
Nixon’s defense during Watergate, that he couldn’t possibly be responsible.Capitalism must be saved by capitalists, argue these pioneering ESG investors|kdunn6|November 15, 2020|Fortune
The Watergate tapes exposed President Nixon’s interference on behalf of a Republican National Committee donor in a Justice Department antitrust case.FTC commissioner: Is antitrust the next stakeholder capitalism battleground?|jakemeth|September 26, 2020|Fortune
Fluoride first entered an American water supply through a rather inelegant technocratic scheme.
When cities started adding chlorine to their water supplies, in the early 1900s, it set off public outcry.
Before anti-vaxxers, there were anti-fluoriders: a group who spread fear about the anti-tooth decay agent added to drinking water.
Placed in drinking water, fluoride can serve people who otherwise have poor access to dental care.
In secret, before the referendum, the council went ahead and fluoridated the water anyway.
Urbanity ushers in water that needs no apology, and gives a zest to the worst vintage.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
The two women had no intention of bathing; they had just strolled down to the beach for a walk and to be alone and near the water.
Mrs. Woodbury paints in oils and water-colors; the latter are genre scenes, and among them are several Dutch subjects.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
But there was a breeze blowing, a choppy, stiff wind that whipped the water into froth.
She threw out her arms as if swimming when she walked, beating the tall grass as one strikes out in the water.
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An incident in the presidency of Richard Nixon that led to his resignation. In June 1972, burglars in the pay of Nixon's campaign committee broke into offices of the Democratic party. In a complex chain of events, high officials on Nixon's staff who had been connected to the burglary used illegal means to keep the burglary from being fully investigated; these actions by Nixon's staff were known as the “cover-up.” Nixon arranged for secret tape-recording of many conversations in his office regarding the cover-up and then refused to hand the tapes over to investigators from Congress. After months of legal maneuvers, Nixon finally released the tapes, which showed that he had known about criminal activity by his staff. By this time, the House of Representatives was one step away from impeachment of Nixon. Leaders of Congress told him that if he were impeached and tried, he would very likely be removed from office. He resigned the presidency in August 1974, complaining of a lack of support from Congress. Several of his assistants were convicted of various crimes connected with Watergate. Nixon himself was never indicted and was pardoned by his successor, President Gerald Ford.