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Keeping the Dog

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On this day in 1952, then-Sen. Richard Nixon delivered a speech defending himself against allegations of misuse of campaign funds, which, memorably, included the declaration that, improperly donated or not, his family would be keeping Checkers, their dog. You can use this page to discuss campaign finance measures and pet ownership, or to pursue other avenues of off-topic, freewheeling discourse.

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