The Hunting of the President

Author: Gene Lyons
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466828730
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When Hillary Clinton spoke of "a vast right-wing conspiracy" determined to bring down the president, many people dismissed the idea. Yet if the first lady's accusation was exaggerated, the facts that have since emerged point toward a covert and often concerted effort by Bill Clinton's enemies--abetted by his own reckless behavior--which led inexorably to impeachment. Clinton's foes launched a cascade of well-financed attacks that undermined American democracy and nearly destroyed the Clinton presidency. In vivid prose, Joe Conason and Gene Lyons, two award-winning veteran journalists, identify the antagonists, reveal their tactics, trace the millions of dollars that subsidized them, and examine how and why mainstream news organizations aided those who were determined to bring down Bill Clinton, The Hunting of the President may very well be the All the President's Men of this political regime.

The Hunting of the President

Author: Joe Conason
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312245474
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Examines the campaign to discredit Bill and Hillary Clinton which began in 1989 and almost brought down the president ten years later

Aktuelle Medientrends in den USA

Author: Hans J. Kleinsteuber
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663077861
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Die "digitale Revolution" nahm in den USA ihren Ausgang und ist dort auch am weitesten fortgeschritten. Vernetzte Computer verändern Arbeitsweisen, Kommunikationsformen und Inhalte in den Medien gleichermaßen. Die in diesem Sammelband vereinten Beiträge von Wissenschaftlern und Praktikern aus Deutschland und den USA legen den Schwerpunkt auf Wandlungsprozesse, die Journalismus, politische Kommunikation und Medien derzeit durchlaufen. Sie geben dabei kompetent Auskunft über die neuesten Trends und beziehen auch den Stand der Dinge in Deutschland ein.

Die Rolle der Think Tanks in der US Au enpolitik

Author: Kubilay Yado Arin
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658010444
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Wie ist der Wandel von der auf kooperative Hegemonie ausgerichteten Außenpolitik der Clinton-Administration zu der auf Suprematie ausgerichteten Politik unter der Administration von Bush Jr. zu erklären? Hängt dies mit dem Einfluss von Think Tanks zusammen, die als partikulare Interessengruppen die Definition expansiver außenpolitischer Ziele zu Lasten breiterer, gesamtgesellschaftlicher Interessen manipulieren? Kubilay Yado Arin untersucht Forschung, Analysen und Politikberatung der US-amerikanischen Denkfabriken American Enterprise Institute, Progressive Policy Institute, Heritage Foundation, Brookings Institution, Council on Foreign Relations und Project for a New American Century und kommt zu dem Schluss, dass die genannten Institute eine Neuordnung der aus der Zeit des Kalten Krieges stammenden institutionellen Arrangements durch ihre ideologischen Parteistreitigkeiten bis zum heutigen Tage verhindern.

Delirium

Author: Nancy L. Cohen
Publisher: Catapult
ISBN: 1619020963
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“An insightful look at the history of sexual mores and politics and how we got to such a contentious place.” —Booklist Perhaps if the Pill had never been invented, American politics would be very different today, Nancy L. Cohen writes, as she takes us on a gripping journey through the confounding and mysterious episodes of our recent politics to explain how and why we got to this place. Along the way she explores such topics as why Bill Clinton was impeached over a private sexual affair; how George W. Bush won the presidency by stealth; why Hillary lost to Obama; why John McCain chose Sarah Palin to be his running mate; and what the 2012 presidential contest indicated about America today. She exposes the surprising role of right-wing women in undermining women’s rights, and explains how liberal men were complicit in letting it happen. Cohen uncovers the hidden history of an orchestrated, well-financed, ideologically powered shadow movement to turn back the clock on matters of gender equality and sexual freedom and how it has played a leading role in fueling America’s political wars—and explains how we can restore common sense and sanity in our nation’s politics. “In her critique of bipartisan extremism, historian Cohen expertly details its rise within the Democratic and Republican parties by mining seven presidential elections . . . an impressive contribution to the political dialogue.” —Publishers Weekly

America s Controversies

Author: Ksenija Arsic
Publisher: Llumina Press
ISBN: 162550098X
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America's Controversies is a collection of the author's research papers, written while pursuing a master’s degree in political science at the University of Guelph in Canada. The papers cover a variety of issues regarding American politics, addressing such topics as the death penalty, a seeming anachronism in the most developed, civilized, and democratic society in the world; American international policy and U.S. influence in promoting democracy in Latin America, in particular Nicaragua; and the legacy of one of the most intriguing and controversial of American presidents—Bill Clinton.

Man of the World

Author: Joe Conason
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439154104
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“Engrossing...detailed and intimate.” —Publishers Weekly “Absorbing” —Kirkus Reviews Veteran political journalist Joe Conason brings you along with Bill Clinton, as the forty-second president blazes new paths in his post-presidential career. It is unlike the second career of any other president: “Bill Clinton” is a global brand, rising from the dark days of his White House departure to become one of the most popular names in the world. Conason describes how that happened, examining Clinton’s achievements, his failures, his motivations, and his civilian life. He explains why Clinton’s ambitions for the world continue to inspire (and infuriate). Conason, who has covered Clinton for twenty years, interviewed him many times for this book—as well as Hillary and Chelsea and many of his friends, aides, rivals, and supporters. He has travelled with Clinton to Africa, Haiti, Israel, and across America. Clinton has earned tens of millions of dollars and raised billions for philanthropy, much of it from foreign sources, provoking questions about transparency and probity even as Hillary Clinton runs again for the presidency. Conason closely examines the financial support from other countries, corporations, and wealthy individuals, while assessing the Clinton Foundation’s very real, far reaching achievements. He observes Clinton campaigning for his wife and asks: How would America’s very first First Gentleman fare in a Hillary Clinton White House? Man of the World—starring the one and only Bill Clinton—tells the engrossing story of an extraordinary man who is still seeking to do good in the world.

The Loudest Voice in the Room

Author: Gabriel Sherman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679644091
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A revelatory journey inside the world of Fox News and Roger Ailes—the brash, sometimes combative network head who helped fuel the rise of Donald Trump NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A SHOWTIME LIMITED SERIES When Rupert Murdoch enlisted Roger Ailes to launch a cable news network in 1996, American politics and media changed forever. With a remarkable level of detail and insight, New York magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman puts Ailes’s unique genius on display, along with the outsize personalities—Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Megyn Kelly, Sarah Palin, Karl Rove, Glenn Beck, Mike Huckabee, Gretchen Carlson, Bill Shine, and others—who have helped Fox News play a defining role in the great social and political controversies of the past two decades. From the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal to the Bush-Gore recount, from the war in Iraq to the Tea Party attack on the Obama presidency, Roger Ailes developed an unrivaled power to sway the national agenda. Even more, he became the indispensable figure in conservative America and the man any Republican politician with presidential aspirations had to court. How did this man become the master strategist of our political landscape? In revelatory detail, Sherman chronicles the rise of Ailes, a frail kid from an Ohio factory town who, through sheer willpower, the flair of a showman, fierce corporate politicking, and a profound understanding of the priorities of middle America, built the most influential television news empire of our time. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with Fox News insiders past and present, Sherman documents Ailes’s tactical acuity as he battled the press, business rivals, and countless real and perceived enemies inside and outside Fox. Sherman takes us inside the morning meetings in which Ailes and other high-level executives strategized Fox’s presentation of the news to advance Ailes’s political agenda; provides behind-the-scenes details of Ailes’s crucial role as finder and shaper of talent, including his sometimes rocky relationships with Fox News stars such as O’Reilly, Hannity, and Carlson; and probes Ailes’s fraught partnership with his equally brash and mercurial boss, Rupert Murdoch. Roger Ailes’s life is a story worthy of Citizen Kane. Featuring a new afterword about Ailes’s epic downfall during the extraordinary 2016 election, The Loudest Voice in the Room is an extraordinary feat of reportage with a compelling human drama at its heart. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR

The Republicans

Author: Lewis L. Gould
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199942935
Format: PDF
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Lewis L. Gould's 2003 history of the Republican Party was a fast-paced account of Republican fortunes. The Republicans won praise for its even-handed, incisive analysis of Republican history, drawing on Gould's deep knowledge of the evolution of national political history and acute feel for the interplay of personalities and ideology. In this revised and updated edition, Gould extends this history, adding a new chapter on the George W. Bush presidency, the election of 2008, and the response of the Grand Old Party to Barack Obama. His narrative covers such contemporary figures as Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, and John McCain, as well as forgotten Republican leaders including James G. Blaine, Mark Hanna, Wendell Willkie, and Robert A. Taft. Contending that the historic Republican skepticism about the legitimacy of the Democratic Party has shaped American politics since the Civil War, Gould argues that the persistent flaw in the relations between the two parties has led the nation to the current crisis of stalemate and partisan bitterness. No other account of Republican history is as up-to-date, crammed with fascinating information, and ready to serve as an informed guide to today's partisan warfare. Lay readers and political junkies alike seeking the best book on Republican history will find what they are looking for in Gould's comprehensive volume.