Teapot Dome

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a government scandal involving a former United States Navy oil reserve in Wyoming that was secretly leased to a private oil company in 1921

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Alleghany Capital Corporation's subsidiary Stranded Oil Resources Corporation said it has acquired the historic Teapot Dome Oilfield, officially named Naval Petroleum Reserve Number 3.
Teapot Dome Oilfield is known officially as Naval Petroleum Reserve Number 3Stranded Oil Resources Corp.
While it is doubtful that Fall meant the acceptance of bribes as among those "compensations," he eventually did lease the Teapot Dome reserves to two oil men and received "loans" of about $100,000.
The Teapot Dome scandal and other instances of corruption badly damaged the reputation of the onetime newspaper publisher and Republican senator from Ohio.
Warren Harding is perhaps best known for the Teapot Dome Scandal and his extramarital affairs.
Some liberal historians have claimed that Harding went too far, but few deny today that this towering statesman's decisive actions saved his country from reliving the agony of the Teapot Dome Scandal.
The entries include many biographies of particular individuals, explanations of important court cases and pieces of legislation, important terms such as impeachment or obstruction of justice, and explanations of particular scandals such as ABSCAM and the Teapot Dome Scandal.
Meanwhile, the Harding administration was being investigated for corruption more widely in the so-called Teapot Dome affair.
Anderson, a Post-Dispatch reporter who won a Pulitzer for investigating the Teapot Dome scandal.
The text is also laden with graceless prose, perhaps best epitomized by an attempt to discuss the impact of the Teapot Dome Scandal upon resource policy: "This has been a major portion of the debate over petroleum development on federal throughout the lands" [sic] (p.
The Teapot Dome Scandal: How Big Oil Bought the Harding White House and Tried to Steal the Country
Clair expedition in 1792 through Teapot Dome, Watergate, Iran-Contra, Whitewater, and the current ongoing inquiries into the removal and replacement of United States Attorneys, has established, in law and practice, the nature and contours of congressional prerogatives necessary to maintain the integrity of the legislative role in that constitutional scheme.
Liberty Tower was once home to the Sinclair Oil Company, a major player in the Teapot Dome Scandal that would forever link the Presidency of Warren G.
In 1924 William Friedman testified before a congressional committee regarding coded telegrams exchanged during the Teapot Dome scandal (Herzog 2000), which involved the secret leasing of U.
Of course, looking back on history, even Enron's high-velocity Teapot Dome pales compared to the awesome, multidecade ElfAquitaine scandal in Europe.