Richard Nixon

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‘Trump’s not a good sport’: Chris Cillizza on presidents at play
George HW Bush was the most sportsmanlike modern president but Gerald Ford was the best athlete, author says

Rich Tenorio

20, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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A House Republican wants to prove Biden is compromised – but where’s the evidence?
James Comer claims he has a whistleblower who will make ‘Watergate look like jaywalking’, but is yet to deliver

David Smith in Washington

15, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Excessive loyalty’: how Republican giant George Shultz fell for Nixon, Reagan … and Elizabeth Holmes
The great secretary of state’s biographer, Philip Taubman, balances cold war achievements with costly political failures

David Smith in Washington

01, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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From Trump to Sarkozy: the political leaders who have been prosecuted
Donald Trump is the first US president to be criminally charged, but across the globe, 78 countries have jailed or prosecuted leaders who left office since 2000

Jon Henley

09, Apr, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Did Vietnam peace protests stop Nixon using nuclear weapons?
A new documentary, released amid Putin’s brinksmanship over Ukraine, argues that marches in 1969 changed the US president’s mind. Some historians think otherwise

Charles Kaiser

28, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘I’ll never drink like that again’: Kathleen Turner on booze, health and falling in love with Michael Douglas
Body Heat made her a star in the 80s. Then, after a string of hit movies, illness forced her to take a step back. The actor talks about her fights with directors, her rage at white male privilege and her return to the screen as a foul-mouthed political lobbyist

Ann Lee

09, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Richard Nixon exposed to radiation on Moscow trip in 1959, documents reveal
Vice-president and wife exposed to ‘massive dosages’ of ionising radiation at US ambassador’s residence, declassified files show

Julian Borger in New York

22, Sep, 2022 @8:15 PM

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The Destructionists review: brilliant study of Republican rage pre-Trump
Dana Milbank of the Washington Post does not fall victim to false equivalency. He knows the GOP is a threat to democracy

Charles Kaiser

05, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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José Eduardo dos Santos obituary
President of Angola for nearly 40 years whose rule was marred by corruption

Victoria Brittain

10, Jul, 2022 @4:26 PM

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18½ review – offbeat comedy about sex, lies and the notorious gap in the Watergate tape
The Watergate saga is fictitiously reimagined in this kooky caper that ditches thrills in favour of meandering oddball fun

Cath Clarke

04, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Leadership by Henry Kissinger review – lessons in diplomacy from a master of the dark arts
In this analysis of six national leaders, the grand old man of US politics offers a broad-brush history of international statecraft but ignores the death and destruction that sometimes resulted

Andrew Anthony

21, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Trump’s bid to cling to power ‘beyond even Nixon’s imagination’, Watergate duo say
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein write in new book foreword that bid to overturn election made Trump ‘our first seditious president’

Ed Pilkington in New York

06, Jun, 2022 @1:31 PM

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