Presidential Payola: The True Stories of Monetary Scandals in the Oval Office that Robbed Taxpayers to Grease Palms, Stuff Pockets, and Pay for Undue Influence from Teapot Dome to Halliburton (Google eBook)

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Fair Winds, Apr 1, 2011 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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Presidents with little oversight short of checks and balances have abused funding, misdirected money, misused personal funds, and misappropriated tax payer contributions for personal gain. This history of presidential monetary abuse details the biggest, often blatant, abuses of power where political influence was bought and sold, lucrative contract handed out to friends and political support is up for purchase. The tales are shocking examples of the oval office politicking gone wild and the damage it has done to the credibility of presidents. It also reveals, with more than 40 archival images, the sheer volume of tax payer money that goes awry for politicians’ personal gain with the presidential stamp on it or simply a purposeful presidential oversight.

  

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Presidential Payola: The True Stories of Monetary Scandals in the Oval Office That Robbed Taxpayers To Grease Palms, Stuff Pockets, and Pay for Undue Influence from Teapot Dome to Halliburton

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The cataloging-in-publication for this book assigns the subheading "anecdotes" to its subject headings—and that's spot-on. The sensationalist title is inaccurate, at best. Such episodes as Teapot ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
6
Mary Todd Lincolns Flagrant Frauds of the Public Treasury
10
Let No Guilty Man Escape
29
A Combination of Damned Thieves
50
Americas Oil Barons Strike a Gusher During the Roaring Twenties
71
I Wont Pay for a Landslide
89
Vesco Is a Crook
107
How Are Things in Your City?
128
We Did Not Trade Weapons or Anything Else for Hostages
144
The Best Candy Store in Town
164
There Is No Excuse for Pardoning a Fugitive from Justice
183
Deep in the Heart of the White Houseand Iraq
199
BIBLIOGRAPHY
219
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
227
INDEX
229
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About the author (2011)

Thomas J. Craughwell is the author of more than a dozen books, including Failures of the Presidents, Stealing Lincoln's Body, and most recently, The Rise and Fall of the Second Largest Empire in History. He has written articles on history, religion, politics, and popular culture for the Wall Street Journal, the American Spectator, and U.S. News & World Report. He lives in Bethel, Connecticut.

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