The talking heads over at Fox never pass up an opportunity to attack President Obama as somehow being soft on terrorism and the news of the embassy closings throughout the Middle East was no exception.
May 11, 1975 - news for the week ending. Final evacuation from Cambodia. South Vietnamese refugees still pouring out of the country. Senator McGovern visits Cuba. OAS talks of lifting Cuban sanctions by Summer. Last two Marines killed in Vietnam still in Saigon. Laos faces Communist takeover. Egypt moves to clear Suez Canal of wrecked ships from 1976 War.
May 1, 1961 - Peace overtures between Laos and Cambodia. South Vietnam situation. U.S. Foreign Policy. Domestic Unemployment. Scientists weighing weather conditions for launch of first Manned Spaceflight. Jordan's King Hussein announces wedding engagement. Last day to help Newstalgia. Donate whatever you can. It all helps!
February 23, 1975 - calls to send Military aid to South Vietnam. Kissinger returns from Middle East "hopeful". Ethiopia ask U.S. for arms against militants in Eritrea province. Judge Sirica hands down sentences for Watergate figures. New tensions in Cyprus. Outlawed strikes in Spain go on anyway. Persian Gulf region under scrutiny for continued arms sales. Another lovely day in the neighborhood.
Newstalgia Reference Room with Sen. Thomas J. Dodd as interviewed on Meet The Press - May 2, 1965.
Weekend Talkshows Past - Issues & Answers from September 1964, featuring vice-Presidential hopeful Senator Hubert Humphrey interviewed regarding the upcoming election, Barry Goldwater, the recent coups in Vietnam, Foreign and Domestic policy.
News of this day included the loud gasp heard over the size of the new budget President Ford was handing Congress. The Recession dragged on. Calls for belt tightening. Supplemental Aid to Southeast Asia was voted down - between the 55,000 lives lost and the billions already spent, enough was enough. Aid to Turkey was on hold pending outcome of the latest Cyprus situation. And the U.S. had the dubious distinction of the 2nd highest trade deficit of the century. Not a day to celebrate.
News of the day for January 31, 1941. Greek troops advance in Albania, Italian armies retreat in Libya. Germans continue daylight raids over London. Hitler warns U.S. about intervention. Germans bomb Suez Canal. Siam (Thailand) issues demands via Japan to Vichy Government for surrender of Cambodia and one-fourth of Indo-China (Vietnam). Arguments for Foreign Aid and Lend-Lease on Capitol Hill. 520th day of War.
News of the day for May 4th 1961, waiting for the weather to clear before launch of the first U.S. manned Space flight and other news including reports on Southeast Asia, unemployment and King Hussein announces his engagement to the daughter of a British Army officer.
Newstalgia Reference Room with a Press Conference with vice-President Lyndon Johnson upon return from a fact-finding mission in Southeast Asia (i.e. Vietnam) - May 24, 1961.
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