History Stories
CATEGORY: Scandals
How ‘Deep Throat’ Took Down Nixon From Inside the FBI
May 10, 2018

Former FBI deputy director William Mark Felt broke his 30-year silence and confirmed in 2005 that he was “Deep Throat,” the anonymous government source who helped take down President Nixon in the Watergate scandal. Read More

Historic Presidential Affairs That Never Made it To the Tabloids
May 7, 2018

FDR and Eleanor had a special arrangement, LBJ had no shame, and Harding had a favorite closet. Read More

The Sex Scandal That Ruined Alexander Hamilton’s Chances of Becoming President
April 20, 2018

Hamilton torpedoed his own presidential ambitions for good in 1797, when he published a tell-all pamphlet about the sordid details of his earlier affair with a married woman, Maria Reynolds, and the blackmail payments he made to her husband to cover up the affair. Read More

Ted Kennedy’s Chappaquiddick Incident: What Really Happened
April 6, 2018

The fateful events at Chappaquiddick ended Mary Jo Kopechne’s life and derailed Ted Kennedy’s presidential ambitions for good. Read More

Why Princess Margaret Sacrificed Love for the Crown
December 8, 2017

In marriage and divorce, the strong-willed princess helped modernize royal love. Read More

Three of the Most Damning Secrets Dug up in U.S. Elections
October 25, 2017

Think 'oppo’ research is something new? Think again. Read More

Aaron Burr’s Notorious Treason Case
May 31, 2017

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The Whiskey Ring and America’s First Special Prosecutor
May 18, 2017

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Document Banning Pete Rose From Baseball Goes on Sale
October 9, 2012

The 1989 agreement that banned Pete Rose, baseball’s all-time hits leader, from the sport is being put up for auction. Read More