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The Mafia’s President: Nixon and the Mob

by Don Fulsom Unbeknownst to most people even now, the election of 1968 placed the patron saint of the Mafia in the White House. In other words, Richard Nixon would go on to not only lead a criminal presidency; he

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Seven Surprising Ways Hollywood Has Influenced Politics

Nixon and Kissinger meet with John Wayne

By Timothy Stanley It is hard not to think about the relationship between Hollywood and politics and not chuckle. The idea of Clint Eastwood talking to an empty chair at the 2012 Republican convention or Sean Penn giving acting classes

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