Abuse of Power: Then and Now

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Back in 1973, the Senate Watergate Committee hearings led to 40 convictions of Nixon administration officials, and the resignation of the president himself.

The crime? A pair of operative dressed as plumbers broke into a hotel where the Democratic National Committee was located, placing listening devices in their headquarters.

It's now 2013, and the federal government now has key data, including phone call records, e-mails, banking records and more on every single American.

Except it's legal.

The biggest question is 1973 is the same as it is now--is the White House abusing their power?

Makes you wonder what the Watergate hearings would have been like if it was know the White House was tapping into the households and private records of every single American...

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The Borgia Thanksgiving Tournament resumes with three games...
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