Top scandals and controversies of each United States president

Published: Monday, May 20 2013 12:51 p.m. MDT

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Three major scandals have surfaced over the past few weeks in Washington, escalating into a perfect storm that involves money, media and security. With the IRS targeting tea party tax-exempt groups, the Department of Justice seizing Associated Press records and the resurfacing of concerns about the handling of the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, many are wondering what the Obama administration's role is in all of these affairs. But scandal and controversy are nothing new to Washington — as long as there have been presidents, there has been controversy. Here is a look back at the most controversial events of each United States president.
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There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

Freeman,

Another good job presenting information without the usual media bias.

Thank You!

airnaut
Everett, 00

Let me get this straight....

5,000 dead Americans,
75,000 wounded,
$3 Trillion Un-Funded dollars spent,
a war started, an offensive invasion commenced in a country who never attacked the United States
-- based on lies, half truths, and unsubstantiated Weapons of Mass Destruction -- so an Industry could have access to cheap Middle eastern Oil.
AND
The entire economic meltdown of the world's top economic nation!

And the only scandal or controvers the Deseret News mentions with GW Bush is 11 Federal Judges and Karl Rove resign?

louie
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Article obviously written by loyal republican.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

So I guess Andrew Jackson ordering the removal of all American Indians west of the Mississippi and illegally seizing their lands and not following even a Supreme Court decision on the matter doesn't qualify?

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

airnaut - to a large extent, I agree with you.... but I don't see this still as a republican white wash. There was only so much room, and the Iraq is still an story that isn't closed. I give the writer the benefit of the doubt... he actually had the guts to bring up the Reagan story... though he did couch if the administration was involved.

Here we are questioning if Obama knew about the IRA and Libya actions.... but we can conclude the the US sold weapons to Iran and fund the contras without knowledge of the white house. Its a bit of a stretch. That and the killing of over 400 in Lebanon...

But on balance..... a reasonably balance representation

Noodlekaboodle
Poplar Grove, UT

@Airnaut, UtahBlueDevil
I would have though the whole Florida hanging chad, supreme court gives GWB the election is a bigger scandal as well.

airnaut
Everett, 00

Noodlekaboodle
Poplar Grove, UT
@Airnaut, UtahBlueDevil
I would have though the whole Florida hanging chad, supreme court gives GWB the election is a bigger scandal as well.

7:04 a.m. May 21, 2013

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Dough!
Forgot that one.

Selected - Not Elected.

Controversy, I'd say.

sailhardy
BOSTON, MA

I dunno. Everyone knows a Florida Supreme Court trumps the U.S. Supreme Court every time but this one. No wonder Democrats made fun of "birthers."

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