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A New Fight Over Nixon and Watergate

Newsweek – “The war over Watergate never ends. The latest battle is over a decision by the Nixon Presidential Library to commemorate this week's 37th anniversary of the Watergate break-in by inviting an especially provocative speaker: John Dean, the former White House lawyer who pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice after testifying about his boss's role in the cover-up. The invitation from the library—which is now run by the National Archives—has outraged Nixon's dwindling loyalists, who have mounted a lobbying campaign to get the event canceled. “This is in poor taste,” says Robert Odle, a former Nixon communications aide. “It's like having Monica Lewinsky speak at the Clinton library on the anniversary of President Clinton's impeachment.”

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Congress revives bill that may force disclosure of Bush library donor names

Guardian – “If bill becomes law, library foundation would have to disclose four times a year all donors of $200 or more.”

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From the Philadelphia news leader: Hundreds protest library closures

6abc.com – “Across Philadelphia this Saturday hundreds turned out to protest Mayor Nutter’s planned closing of 11 library branches. Residents say they are much more than places to check out books and they’re calling the mayor to task.”

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‘Wi-Fi library’ finally gets a toilet

telegram.com – “I used to say ‘We’re the Wi-Fi library without a pot to piss in,’ ” said library Director Susan D’Amico.”

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From the Philadelphia news leader: Residents protest library closure

6abc.com – “Questions and frustration tell the story of a protest outside the Kingsessing Library today.” (w/ video)

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