Secret White House Tapes

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149–10
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Charles W. Colson
October 15, 1972
Conversation No. 149-10

Date: October 15, 1972
Time: 11:07 am - 11:21 am
Location: Camp David Study Table

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Oct-06)

[See Conversation No. 220-14]

The President's schedule
-Colson
-Earlier meeting with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman

The press
-New York Times, Washington Post
-Watergate story
-The President’s view
-The President's conversation with Haldeman
-Time magazine
-Effect on election
-Louis P. Harris
-Poll
-Attitudes of the American people towards Watergate
-Campaign practices

Congress
-Delay in adjournment
-Press reports
-The President's schedule
-Effect on campaign activities
-Legislation
-The President's responsibilities
-Possible vetoes
-Spending limit
-Taxes
-Water quality bill
-Veto override
-Quorum
-Possible Republican strategy
-Effect of attendance on consideration of legislation
-Colson's conversation with William E. Timmons
-Water bill veto override
-Timmons’s view
-Environmental pressure groups
-Colson’s view
-The Sierra Club
-Taxes
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Oct-06)

Revenue sharing
-Forthcoming signing ceremony in Philadelphia
-Frank L. Rizzo
-Independence Hall
-Number of people
-Support for the President
-The President's conversations with Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman
-Milton J. Shapp
-Attendance of other governors
-Transportation with Rizzo
-Type
-Non-political event
-Possible press reaction
-Charges of politicization

The President's schedule
-Forthcoming trip to New York
-Veterans’ Day
-Ohio
-Philadelphia
-Advantages
-Congress


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Press reports
-1972 campaign
-Washington Post
-Watergate
-Maritime agreement
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Oct-06)

-Effect on jobs
-Television report
-Peter G. Peterson's briefing
-Visit to US by doctors from the People's Republic of China [PRC]
-The President's foreign policy accomplishments
-PRC, [Soviet Union]


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George S. McGovern
-Issues
-Ethics proposals
-Public reaction
-Concerns
-Confidence issue
-John N. Mitchell
-Corruption charges
-Watergate
-Effect on polls
-Ten million dollar secret fund
-Campaign financing
-Believability
-Privacy
-Effectiveness as issue
-Watergate
-Washington Post story
-Comparison to Joseph “McCarthyism”
-Style of story
-Comparison to firebombing story
-The President’s schedule
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Oct-06)

-Journalistic standards
-Protestors

The President's schedule
-Philadelphia trip
-Congressional adjournment delay
-Legislative issues
-Taxes
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