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2006-06-20 11:13:38

By Mark Egan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Newsman Dan Rather is leaving the CBS network after 44 years as an anchor and reporter with his departure clouded by a reporting scandal over President George W. Bush's military record. His career highlights ranged across the spectrum of recent U.S. history, from the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy to the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon in 1974. "Of all the famous names associated with CBS News, the...

2006-05-20 10:45:51

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - A dozen years after his death and more than three decades after he left the White House in disgrace, Richard Nixon is alive as never before in the grand opera world, which can't seem to get enough of the him. "Nixon in China," the John Adams' opera first staged in 1987, is in the midst of a new wave of popularity and performances, the latest being a triumphal turn on the stage of the Chicago Opera Theater where it opened May 19. Adams' seductive...

2006-03-31 17:07:40

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House counsel John Dean said on Friday that U.S. President George W. Bush's domestic spying program raised more concerns about abuse of power than the Watergate scandal that toppled his boss Richard Nixon. Dean, who served time in prison for his role in Watergate, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of a seemingly futile Democratic bid to censure Bush for the eavesdropping program that is part of his war on...

2006-03-31 15:00:00

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House counsel John Dean said on Friday that U.S. President George W. Bush's domestic spying program raised more concerns about abuse of power than the Watergate scandal that toppled his boss Richard Nixon. Dean, who served time in prison for his role in Watergate, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of a seemingly futile Democratic bid to censure Bush for the eavesdropping program that is part of his war on...

2006-03-31 00:24:21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House counsel John Dean, who helped push President Richard Nixon from office during the Watergate scandal three decades ago, heads to Capitol Hill on Friday to back an uphill attempt to censure President George W. Bush. Dean, author of a book about Bush titled "Worse than Watergate," was to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of a resolution to rebuke Bush for a domestic spying program introduced secretly after the September...

2006-03-27 22:39:29

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lyn Nofziger, a former spokesman for President Ronald Reagan and veteran Republican political operative, has died, according to a family friend. Nofziger, 81, died at his home in Falls Church, Virginia, Eldon Girdner, a family friend, told Reuters. The bearded political aide worked closely with many of the leading Republican politicians of the late 20th century, including former Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. "I was deeply saddened when I heard of...

2006-03-27 22:19:24

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lyn Nofziger, former spokesman for President Ronald Reagan and veteran Republican political operative, has died, according to the office of Reagan's widow, Nancy. Nofziger, 81, worked closely with many of the leading Republican politicians of the late 20th century, including former Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. "I was deeply saddened when I heard of Lyn Nofziger's death. Lyn was with us from the gubernatorial campaign in 1965 through the early...

2006-01-25 15:04:51

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former President Gerald Ford has been released from a California hospital where he was treated for pneumonia and is doing well, his spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Ford, 92, spent about 10 days at Eisenhower Medical Center in the California desert community of Rancho Mirage, receiving antibiotics and other treatment for the illness. "President Gerald R. Ford has been released from Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. He is doing well," Ford...

2006-01-19 20:14:37

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Gerald Ford will not be released as expected on Thursday from the hospital where he is being treated for pneumonia, but his illness was not life threatening, his spokeswoman said. Ford, 92, had been due for release from Eisenhower Medical Center in the California desert community of Rancho Mirage on Thursday but instead was kept overnight again by doctors, spokeswoman Penny Circle said in a written statement. "President...

2006-01-19 15:23:10

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Gerald Ford was being evaluated for release on Thursday after undergoing treatment for pneumonia at a California hospital, his spokeswoman said. Ford, 92, was admitted last weekend to Eisenhower Medical Center in the California desert community of Rancho Mirage. A spokeswoman for the former president said throughout the week that he would likely be released on Thursday. "President Gerald R. Ford remains a patient at...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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