News of the day for January 12, 1980 - Hostage Drama in Tehran enters Week 11. UN vote on Sanctions against Iran is postponed, due to hint Iran may soften demands on US. Crackdown on opposition in Iran with mass execution of supporters of Ayatollah Shariatmadari in Tabriz. Canada hints at willingness to offer Montreal Olympic site as alternative to Moscow. Rhodesia readies for first legitimate Majority Rule elections. Relations between Rhodesia and Mozambique improve. Illinois legislature approves financial bailout for bankrupt Chicago schools and Ted Kennedy is reported to be running 25 points behind Carter in upcoming Iowa Caucuses.
The Young Turks Cenk Uygur and Media Matters Will Bunch discussed some of the recent attacks of President Obama and how the crisis in Egypt has been handled from the likes of Newt Gingrich, Frank Gaffney and Donald Rumsfeld. Apparently it was also
News of the day for January 21, 1981 - news on the American Hostages released after 444 days, news on reactions from Carter and Reagan. First full day of Reagan Presidency.
News of the week ending November 16, 1986 - The Iran-Contra Affair blows up and a flurry of denials ensue.
(It was supposed to have looked really good on paper) [media id=12653] It only made matters worse and the criticism for the failed attempt at resc
(Sen. Alan Cranston - Majority Whip and Tap Dance - 1980) As the hostage crisis in Iran dragged on, the finger pointing season was in full swing. E
(Tehran, December '79 - amping up the noise machine) With the situation regarding the American hostages in Iran at a standstill, now it was the UN'
(On a scale of bad to worse - eleven) Continuing our odyssey of November 4th, we arrive at 1979. This one went from bad to worse in a matter of hou
(November 3, 1979 - by the end of the day it looked like this) Saturday November 3, 1979 was supposed to be, by all intents and purposes a slow new