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Howard H. Baker, Jr. was sworn in as the 26th (13th post-WWII) U.S. Ambassador to Japan on June 26, 2001. He presented his credentials to Emperor Akihito on July 5, 2001.

Ambassador Baker served in the United States Senate from 1967 until January of 1985, and as President Reagan's Chief of Staff from February 1987 until July of 1988. He was born in Huntsville, Tennessee on November 15, 1925.


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Howard Baker during the waning days of the Reagan administration, as these presidents confronted consuming scandals. Lewandowski and Bossie are not in the same category.
They would be wise to conduct themselves like the late and great Republican Howard Baker (Tenn.), who diligently investigated Watergate as a senator in the 1970s and helped save President Reagan from the Iran-Contra scandal as White House chief of ...
As the Nixon scandal unfolded, a few prominent Republicans stepped forward to take on the president. Sen. Howard Baker, the minority chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities (better known as the Watergate committee), ...
The Watergate scandal was troubling, but the Committee's investigation was a transparent process that delved into the question that U.S.
He isn't even Nixon! He has no message discipline. He doesn't appear to practice his lines and he certainly doesn't stick to his script.
Hard as it may be to imagine nowadays, the Watergate investigations had bi-partisan support. Republican Sen. Howard Baker provided the most memorable summation of the hearings when he asked, "What did the President know?
These riffs on the questions that Republican Senator Howard Baker asked during the Watergate hearings help frame the current political moment in America.
... need to know what connections there have been between Trump, his aides and Russia. Trump and Flynn appear to be hiding something big.
Our Senator is showing the backbone that former Senator Howard Baker demonstrated during the Watergate hearings when he said "What did the President know and when did he know it?
Led by its Democratic chairman, Sam J. Ervin Jr. of North Carolina, and its Republican vice chairman, Howard H. Baker Jr. of Tennessee, the committee tried to present a bipartisan image.
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - In his second term, President Ronald Reagan had two very good reasons to visit Chattanooga. His chief of staff, Howard Baker, went to high school here at McCallie. And his Labor Secretary, Bill Brock, was from Chattanooga.
... firing of Comey and Nixon's of Cox differed, the main one being, as Bernstein observed, that there were no prominent Republicans this time around to condemn the president's actions, as there had been in 1972 when Howard Baker denounced Nixon.
Any and all local good causes are set to benefit from the new Mayor of Burnley's year in office. It was a proud day for new Mayor, Coun.
There's a reason why we've had such a distinguished list of ambassadors since World War II, including our former [U.S. Senate] Majority Leader Howard Baker, Jr. from Tennessee. Mike Mansfield, another former Majority Leader who was ambassador, used ...
Don't look to Idaho Sen. Jim Risch to follow in the footsteps of Sens. Howard Baker, R-Tenn., or Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz.
Howard Baker, R-Tenn., who died in 2014, was ambassador to Japan under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. Luke Edward White, who was born in Giles County, served in the post from 1906 to 1907 under President Teddy Roosevelt.
Sam Ervin, D-N.C., center, listens to other members of the committee during the first day of public hearings in Washington. From left are Fred Thompson, chief minority counsel.
In the middle of a scandal involving illicit sales of arms to Iran, President Ronald Reagan dumped his chief of staff in 1987 and enlisted Howard Baker. The new chief helped the president get out of trouble, paving the way for successes in his final years.
In 1988, President Ronald Reagan gave his retiring chief of staff, Howard Baker, a cutting from the Jackson magnolia. In May 1995, Baker planted a cutting from his tree at the Hermitage, which is now a museum.
From left to right: minority counsel Fred Thompson, ranking member Howard Baker, and chair Sam Ervin of the Senate Watergate Committee, 1973.
Howard Baker of Tennessee - showed the nation the way to put politics aside as they doggedly pressed their investigation. And now, in 2017, we've had the first such presidential firing since Nixon's dismissal of Cox.
American politicians (left to right) Senator Howard Baker of Tennesse, Senator Sam Irvin of North Carolina, Majority Council Sam Dash, Senator Herman E Talmadge of Georgia and Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii listening to the testimony of James McCord, ...
Howard Baker asked during the Watergate hearings more than 40 years ago: "What did the president know and when did he know it?
Howard Baker, the minority chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities (better known as the Watergate committee), and Sen. Barry Goldwater famously spoke up in the latter stages of the Saga.
This prophecy was tested during Watergate, and as a teenager then I watched Republicans like Howard Baker, Lowell Weicker, Elliot Richardson and William Ruckelshaus heroically stand up for their country rather than for a corrupt president of their own ...
FILE - In this Nov. 19, 1998 file photo, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill. presides over the committee's impeachment hearing for President Bill Clinton, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Senator Howard Baker of Tennesse, Senator Sam Irvin of North Carolina, Majority Council Sam Dash, Senator Herman E Talmadge of Georgia and Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii listening to the testimony of James McCord, one of the Watergate burglers, ...
Cue the grainy Watergate photos of Sam Ervin and Howard Baker," Lichtblau said. "And remember, Comey has always had quite a flair for drama, as we saw exactly 10 years ago when he testified in the Senate about his famous hospital-room showdown with ...
perry: Micah is your Howard Baker. Or James Baker. (I'm kidding, but being somewhat serious.) natesilver: Oops. Yeah, I screwed up the analogy.
Salt Spring's new fire board had some discord to extinguish at its first public gathering since last month's annual general meeting.
This prophecy was tested during Watergate, and as a teenager then I watched Republicans like Howard Baker, Lowell Weicker, Elliot Richardson and William Ruckelshaus heroically stand up for their country rather than for a corrupt president of their own ...
Studying in the Chancellor's Honors Program, Greer has been a Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Scholar and Ambassador.
They pretty much stayed down when Howard Baker became chief of staff. Reagan counted on loyalty, and with loyal aides like Ed Meese he never worried about leaks.
In the middle of a scandal involving illicit sales of arms to Iran, President Ronald Reagan dumped his chief of staff in 1987 and enlisted Howard Baker. The new chief helped the president get out of trouble, paving the way for successes in his final years.
Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, where is the spirit of our late Howard H. Baker Jr.? Do they consider this nation above party, or are the goals of the party more valuable than this nation?
Last week, Jim Fallows, who covered the fallout from the Watergate scandal 45 years ago, wrote about five reasons why President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey may pose an even greater challenge to the American system.
Burnley is the best value place in the UK to buy property according to average wage and house prices in the town. The research by estate agent eMoov.
It is evident in his tweets, in his childlike use of language, in his lack of intellectual curiosity, in his shallow understanding of complex issues, in his overreaction to even minor criticism, in his pathological lying, and most dangerously -- in his ...
"Where is the Howard Baker of 2017?" Schumer asked. Schumer listed his criteria for a new FBI Director, saying that the nominee should not be a "partisan politician," and should have experience and a willingness to stand up to potential pressure.
It is not just that moderate Republicans (and Watergate heroes) like Senators Howard Baker and Lowell Weicker have passed from the Washington scene; it's that the obsessive partisanship of current leaders like Senator Mitch Mcconnell and Representative ...
"Where is the Howard Baker of 2017?" Schumer asked. Schumer listed his criteria for a new FBI Director, saying that the nominee should not be a "partisan politician," and should have experience and a willingness to stand up to potential pressure.
Thankfully, a half-century ago the nation had people like Felt - as well as Sens. Sam Ervin, a Democrat, and Howard Baker, a Republican, who presided over the Watergate hearings - who had the courage to stand up to make sure the truth was told and ...
Will Republican senators such as Jeff Flake or Ben Sasse do what their forbearers Howard Baker and Hugh Scott did in standing up to a president of their own political party?
... and encompassed a disparate cast of characters that included: U.S. District Court Judge John Sirica; Samuel Dash, chief counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee, along with its two ranking members, Democrat Sam Ervin and Republican Howard Baker, ...
Howard Baker, R-Tenn., early on in the Watergate hearings, a defining phrase still invoked today when a politician is caught in scandal.
Not a single Republican in Congress is mirroring the seriousness of a Howard Baker or even Barry Goldwater, the Republican Senate leaders, and John Rhodes, the House minority leader, also a Republican, who became Nixon's biggest critics over ...
Like the famous lines uttered by Sen. Howard Baker during Nixon's Watergate, "What did the president know and when did he know it?
Republican senators like Howard Baker were relentless in demanding, "What did the president know and when did he know it?
Howard Baker during the waning days of the Reagan administration, as these presidents confronted consuming scandals. Lewandowski and Bossie are not in the same category.
They would be wise to conduct themselves like the late and great Republican Howard Baker (Tenn.), who diligently investigated Watergate as a senator in the 1970s and helped save President Reagan from the Iran-Contra scandal as White House chief of ...
As the Nixon scandal unfolded, a few prominent Republicans stepped forward to take on the president. Sen. Howard Baker, the minority chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities (better known as the Watergate committee), ...
The Watergate scandal was troubling, but the Committee's investigation was a transparent process that delved into the question that U.S.
He isn't even Nixon! He has no message discipline. He doesn't appear to practice his lines and he certainly doesn't stick to his script.
Hard as it may be to imagine nowadays, the Watergate investigations had bi-partisan support. Republican Sen. Howard Baker provided the most memorable summation of the hearings when he asked, "What did the President know?
These riffs on the questions that Republican Senator Howard Baker asked during the Watergate hearings help frame the current political moment in America.
... need to know what connections there have been between Trump, his aides and Russia. Trump and Flynn appear to be hiding something big.
Our Senator is showing the backbone that former Senator Howard Baker demonstrated during the Watergate hearings when he said "What did the President know and when did he know it?
Led by its Democratic chairman, Sam J. Ervin Jr. of North Carolina, and its Republican vice chairman, Howard H. Baker Jr. of Tennessee, the committee tried to present a bipartisan image.
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - In his second term, President Ronald Reagan had two very good reasons to visit Chattanooga. His chief of staff, Howard Baker, went to high school here at McCallie. And his Labor Secretary, Bill Brock, was from Chattanooga.
... firing of Comey and Nixon's of Cox differed, the main one being, as Bernstein observed, that there were no prominent Republicans this time around to condemn the president's actions, as there had been in 1972 when Howard Baker denounced Nixon.
Any and all local good causes are set to benefit from the new Mayor of Burnley's year in office. It was a proud day for new Mayor, Coun.
There's a reason why we've had such a distinguished list of ambassadors since World War II, including our former [U.S. Senate] Majority Leader Howard Baker, Jr. from Tennessee. Mike Mansfield, another former Majority Leader who was ambassador, used ...
Don't look to Idaho Sen. Jim Risch to follow in the footsteps of Sens. Howard Baker, R-Tenn., or Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz.
Howard Baker, R-Tenn., who died in 2014, was ambassador to Japan under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. Luke Edward White, who was born in Giles County, served in the post from 1906 to 1907 under President Teddy Roosevelt.
Sam Ervin, D-N.C., center, listens to other members of the committee during the first day of public hearings in Washington. From left are Fred Thompson, chief minority counsel.
In the middle of a scandal involving illicit sales of arms to Iran, President Ronald Reagan dumped his chief of staff in 1987 and enlisted Howard Baker. The new chief helped the president get out of trouble, paving the way for successes in his final years.
In 1988, President Ronald Reagan gave his retiring chief of staff, Howard Baker, a cutting from the Jackson magnolia. In May 1995, Baker planted a cutting from his tree at the Hermitage, which is now a museum.
From left to right: minority counsel Fred Thompson, ranking member Howard Baker, and chair Sam Ervin of the Senate Watergate Committee, 1973.
Howard Baker of Tennessee - showed the nation the way to put politics aside as they doggedly pressed their investigation. And now, in 2017, we've had the first such presidential firing since Nixon's dismissal of Cox.
American politicians (left to right) Senator Howard Baker of Tennesse, Senator Sam Irvin of North Carolina, Majority Council Sam Dash, Senator Herman E Talmadge of Georgia and Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii listening to the testimony of James McCord, ...
Howard Baker asked during the Watergate hearings more than 40 years ago: "What did the president know and when did he know it?
Howard Baker, the minority chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities (better known as the Watergate committee), and Sen. Barry Goldwater famously spoke up in the latter stages of the Saga.
This prophecy was tested during Watergate, and as a teenager then I watched Republicans like Howard Baker, Lowell Weicker, Elliot Richardson and William Ruckelshaus heroically stand up for their country rather than for a corrupt president of their own ...
FILE - In this Nov. 19, 1998 file photo, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill. presides over the committee's impeachment hearing for President Bill Clinton, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Senator Howard Baker of Tennesse, Senator Sam Irvin of North Carolina, Majority Council Sam Dash, Senator Herman E Talmadge of Georgia and Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii listening to the testimony of James McCord, one of the Watergate burglers, ...
Cue the grainy Watergate photos of Sam Ervin and Howard Baker," Lichtblau said. "And remember, Comey has always had quite a flair for drama, as we saw exactly 10 years ago when he testified in the Senate about his famous hospital-room showdown with ...
perry: Micah is your Howard Baker. Or James Baker. (I'm kidding, but being somewhat serious.) natesilver: Oops. Yeah, I screwed up the analogy.
Salt Spring's new fire board had some discord to extinguish at its first public gathering since last month's annual general meeting.
This prophecy was tested during Watergate, and as a teenager then I watched Republicans like Howard Baker, Lowell Weicker, Elliot Richardson and William Ruckelshaus heroically stand up for their country rather than for a corrupt president of their own ...
Studying in the Chancellor's Honors Program, Greer has been a Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Scholar and Ambassador.
They pretty much stayed down when Howard Baker became chief of staff. Reagan counted on loyalty, and with loyal aides like Ed Meese he never worried about leaks.
In the middle of a scandal involving illicit sales of arms to Iran, President Ronald Reagan dumped his chief of staff in 1987 and enlisted Howard Baker. The new chief helped the president get out of trouble, paving the way for successes in his final years.
Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, where is the spirit of our late Howard H. Baker Jr.? Do they consider this nation above party, or are the goals of the party more valuable than this nation?
Last week, Jim Fallows, who covered the fallout from the Watergate scandal 45 years ago, wrote about five reasons why President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey may pose an even greater challenge to the American system.
Burnley is the best value place in the UK to buy property according to average wage and house prices in the town. The research by estate agent eMoov.
It is evident in his tweets, in his childlike use of language, in his lack of intellectual curiosity, in his shallow understanding of complex issues, in his overreaction to even minor criticism, in his pathological lying, and most dangerously -- in his ...
"Where is the Howard Baker of 2017?" Schumer asked. Schumer listed his criteria for a new FBI Director, saying that the nominee should not be a "partisan politician," and should have experience and a willingness to stand up to potential pressure.
It is not just that moderate Republicans (and Watergate heroes) like Senators Howard Baker and Lowell Weicker have passed from the Washington scene; it's that the obsessive partisanship of current leaders like Senator Mitch Mcconnell and Representative ...
"Where is the Howard Baker of 2017?" Schumer asked. Schumer listed his criteria for a new FBI Director, saying that the nominee should not be a "partisan politician," and should have experience and a willingness to stand up to potential pressure.
Thankfully, a half-century ago the nation had people like Felt - as well as Sens. Sam Ervin, a Democrat, and Howard Baker, a Republican, who presided over the Watergate hearings - who had the courage to stand up to make sure the truth was told and ...
Will Republican senators such as Jeff Flake or Ben Sasse do what their forbearers Howard Baker and Hugh Scott did in standing up to a president of their own political party?
... and encompassed a disparate cast of characters that included: U.S. District Court Judge John Sirica; Samuel Dash, chief counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee, along with its two ranking members, Democrat Sam Ervin and Republican Howard Baker, ...
Howard Baker, R-Tenn., early on in the Watergate hearings, a defining phrase still invoked today when a politician is caught in scandal.
Not a single Republican in Congress is mirroring the seriousness of a Howard Baker or even Barry Goldwater, the Republican Senate leaders, and John Rhodes, the House minority leader, also a Republican, who became Nixon's biggest critics over ...
Like the famous lines uttered by Sen. Howard Baker during Nixon's Watergate, "What did the president know and when did he know it?
Republican senators like Howard Baker were relentless in demanding, "What did the president know and when did he know it?


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