President Richard Nixon

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Nixon Worried Pandas Didn't Know How to Have Sex

'The only way they learn is to watch other pandas mate'

(Newser) - It's more than a little disturbing that America's least sexy president spent a nanosecond thinking about panda sex—but a recorded conversation reveals none other than Richard Nixon telling Washington Star foreign editor Crosby Noyes that, "They don't know how to mate." The recording comes... More »

Top 10 Presidential Getaways

Martha's Vineyard isn't the only game in town

(Newser) - President Obama is chilling in swanky Martha's Vineyard this week ... again. And while the Massachusetts hotspot is a vacation destination that has attracted presidents Kennedy and Clinton, Time r uns down a list of other noted places where commanders in chief have gone to unwind:
  • Florida White House: Richard
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Nixon Tapes: Prez Disses Blacks, Jews, Italians, Irish

There's a little something for everyone in latest round

(Newser) - Turns out Jews weren't the only ethnic group Richard Nixon liked to talk trash about: The latest tapes released from his presidency show Nixon offering up his less-than-complimentary views on blacks, Italians, and Irish, in addition to the aforementioned Jews. As the New York Times reports, Nixon told an aide... More »

NPR Legend Daniel Schorr Dead at 93

Tireless investigator had been reporting since 1946

(Newser) - Daniel Schorr, a veteran journalist who brought more than six decades of experience to his gig as senior news analyst for NPR , has died at age 93, NPR reports. Schorr served in intelligence during World War II, then stayed in Europe to cover the postwar reconstruction for the New York ... More »

Nixon 'Considered Nuking N. Korea'

Pilot reports he was prepared to drop bomb

(Newser) - President Richard Nixon considered using nuclear weapons against North Korea after its fighter jets shot down an American spy plane in 1969, killing all 31 people on board, according to NPR . A former US pilot also reports that he was ordered to be prepared to drop a nuclear bomb on... More »

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