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The 10 Most Infamous Real-Life Backdoor Political Deals

AskMen | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Politics
AskMen

Sometimes it isn't the government that's to blame for back door deals. Back in 1869, two wily financiers, Jay Gould and James Fisk, thought they could outsmart the government and corner the gold market, but were foiled by the administration. Gould and Fisk tried to buy massive amounts of gold at a low price and then sell high using insider information.

How Doublespeak Is Ruining Our Environment

Sangita Iyer | Posted 04.26.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

Millions of dollars have been channeled into framing climate change messages by intentional misuse of language so as to mislead the masses. Unfortunately misleading language is precisely what the fossil fuel industry continues to thrive on; surely "ethical oil" sounds more appealing than tar-sands oil.

Watching the Watchdog: My Brush With Richard Nixon

Tim Knight | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

Richard Milhaus Nixon, 37th President of the United States, Leader of the Free World, walks out the White House all alone, between the ranks of the guard of honour, along the red carpet to stand at the top of the steps. He's maybe five feet from me.

Assassination Charges For White House Shooter

AP | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man accused of firing an assault rifle at the White House believed he was Jesus and thought President Barack Obama was ...

Pipeline Protesters Encircle White House

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2012 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - Thousands of demonstrators, including movie stars and a Nobel laureate, surrounded the White House on Sunday to protest a proposed Canadi...