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Raw Story
Washington history lesson horrifies parents: Blacks used to have ‘strong work ethic’ during slaverydocument, African-Americans “took full advantage” of welfare programs that were
Washington history lesson horrifies parents: Blacks used to have ‘strong work ethic’ during slavery
Raw Story / Posted yesterday
document, African-Americans “took full advantage” of welfare programs that were created by President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society.” “The long-term results, however, have been devastating,” the document says. “Over three centuries of a... Read more
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Zero Hedge
John Embry: The Fundamental Attraction of Goldlose the implicit gold backing until 1971, the pressure of the 1960s set the st
John Embry: The Fundamental Attraction of Gold
Zero Hedge / Posted 2 days ago
lose the implicit gold backing until 1971, the pressure of the 1960s set the stage. As President LBJ tried to fund both his Great Society program and the Cold War era arms race and the Vietnam War, cash was flying out of U.S. coffers. In the... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Will Yellen Resign If Trump Winsthe NYT reveals clearly: in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson, who wanted chea
Will Yellen Resign If Trump Wins
Zero Hedge / Posted 2 days ago
the NYT reveals clearly: in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson, who wanted cheap credit to finance the Vietnam War and his Great Society, summoned Fed chairman William McChesney Martin to his Texas ranch. There, after asking other officials to... Read more
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The Atlantic
Thanks, Obamain half a century. “President Obama has overseen the largest increase in federa
Thanks, Obama
The Atlantic / Posted 4 days ago
in half a century. “President Obama has overseen the largest increase in federal investment to reduce inequality since the Great Society,” the economists write. One might immediately think to dismiss such a report as shameless self-promotion from... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Game Over: The 2016 Cincinnati Redsstill racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Bac
Game Over: The 2016 Cincinnati Reds
Yahoo Sports / Posted 8 days ago
still racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans,... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
What Instant Gratification Retail Means For Hollywoodstill racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Bac
What Instant Gratification Retail Means For Hollywood
Yahoo Sports / Posted 8 days ago
still racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans,... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Trump campaign coordinator resigns after blaming Obama for racismstill racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Bac
Trump campaign coordinator resigns after blaming Obama for racism
Yahoo Sports / Posted 8 days ago
still racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans,... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
San Francisco's Millennium Tower is sinking and politicians want to know whystill racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Bac
San Francisco's Millennium Tower is sinking and politicians want to know why
Yahoo Sports / Posted 8 days ago
still racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans,... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Chief: Officers justified in pepper-spraying Maryland girlstill racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Bac
Chief: Officers justified in pepper-spraying Maryland girl
Yahoo Sports / Posted 8 days ago
still racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans,... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
NASCAR Hall of Fame damaged in Charlotte protestsstill racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Bac
NASCAR Hall of Fame damaged in Charlotte protests
Yahoo Sports / Posted 8 days ago
still racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans,... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Troops, extra police in Charlotte to prevent more clashesstill racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Bac
Troops, extra police in Charlotte to prevent more clashes
Yahoo Sports / Posted 8 days ago
still racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans,... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
The five MLB teams that blew it the most in 2016still racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Bac
The five MLB teams that blew it the most in 2016
Yahoo Sports / Posted 8 days ago
still racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans,... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Violence breaks out again in US city after police shootingstill racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Bac
Violence breaks out again in US city after police shooting
Yahoo Sports / Posted 8 days ago
still racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans,... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
NASCAR Hall of Fame suffers damage in Charlotte unreststill racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Bac
NASCAR Hall of Fame suffers damage in Charlotte unrest
Yahoo Sports / Posted 8 days ago
still racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans,... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Team USA fires back at Phil Kessel, social media criticismstill racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Bac
Team USA fires back at Phil Kessel, social media criticism
Yahoo Sports / Posted 8 days ago
still racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans,... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Sacramento mayor tackles protester who hit him with piestill racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Bac
Sacramento mayor tackles protester who hit him with pie
Yahoo Sports / Posted 8 days ago
still racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans,... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Panthers echo voice of a stunned and angry Charlotte: 'What we saw on the TV is not us'still racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Bac
Panthers echo voice of a stunned and angry Charlotte: 'What we saw on the TV is not us'
Yahoo Sports / Posted 8 days ago
still racism, but it's not the traditional racism we typically think about. Back in the 1960s, when President Johnson's "great society" laws first came into effect, it was obvious to me that no law could overcome the tribal nature of humans,... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Negative Effects of Immigration on the Economyof which would have been amplified since LBJ’s Presidency due to two things: th
Negative Effects of Immigration on the Economy
Naked Capitalism / Posted 10 days ago
of which would have been amplified since LBJ’s Presidency due to two things: the 1965 Hart-Cellar Act and the launch of the Great Society. The Hart-Cellar Act may be better known as the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. It phased out country... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Obama Explains Why The Presidential Race Is Such A "Nail-Biter"engineers to introduce a new era of welfare initiatives enacted in the name of
Obama Explains Why The Presidential Race Is Such A "Nail-Biter"
Zero Hedge / Posted 11 days ago
engineers to introduce a new era of welfare initiatives enacted in the name of “defending the poor”, also known as the “Great Society Programs”. These initiatives, however, were driven by far more subversive and extreme motivations, and have... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Fear strikes the Imperial Citytrounced the Democrats. The Reagan agenda upended a generation of legacy progr
Fear strikes the Imperial City
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 12 days ago
trounced the Democrats. The Reagan agenda upended a generation of legacy programs from the Kennedy-Johnson era of the Great Society, and promised a more muscular and confrontational America with respect to the Soviet Union. The Republicans... Read more
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The Christian Post
Why Doesn't Colin Kaepernick Protest Fatherlessness?buy votes. They have created a permanent underclass of people by subsidizing fa
Why Doesn't Colin Kaepernick Protest Fatherlessness?
The Christian Post / Posted 14 days ago
buy votes. They have created a permanent underclass of people by subsidizing fatherlessness and unemployment. Prior to the Great Society, the rate of illegitimacy in the black community was relatively low. Today, the rate is about 75%, which is... Read more
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Ram Page
Do not do as the Romans didEmpire, the Romans were characterized with one trait, a flaw to be exact. While
Do not do as the Romans did
Ram Page / Posted 15 days ago
Empire, the Romans were characterized with one trait, a flaw to be exact. While the Romans perceived themselves as this great society, the rest of the world perceived them differently. They were not seen as the elite, or the standard, but as... Read more
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Breitbart
Secretary of State John Kerry's Daughter Financed Nonprofit with $8 Million in Taxpayer Fundsto charitable activities. Prior to the advent of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “
Secretary of State John Kerry's Daughter Financed Nonprofit with $8 Million in Taxpayer Funds
Breitbart / Posted 15 days ago
to charitable activities. Prior to the advent of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “New Deal” in the 1930s, Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” in the 1960s, and Barack Obama’s expansive, national debt-doubling federal government spending since 2008,... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
NERD'S EYE VIEW: Logic often highly illogicalfrontier” speech. Now, you get made fun of if you don’t. It’s part of our every
NERD'S EYE VIEW: Logic often highly illogical
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 15 days ago
frontier” speech. Now, you get made fun of if you don’t. It’s part of our everything-old-is-new-again culture. I think it’s great society is more accepting of things that used to make people turn up their noses. Unfortunately, we haven’t progressed... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Factory jobs rise under Democratic presidentsKennedy and Johnson years were marked by prosperity. It was stimulated initiall
Factory jobs rise under Democratic presidents
Dallas Morning News / Posted 15 days ago
Kennedy and Johnson years were marked by prosperity. It was stimulated initially by a tax cut and then spending on Great Society social programs and the Vietnam War. Between 1961 and 1968, more than 3 million manufacturing jobs were created... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The ol' switch-a-rooof Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Theodore's nephew-in-law, achieved landm
The ol' switch-a-roo
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 16 days ago
of Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Theodore's nephew-in-law, achieved landmark progressive reforms. In the 1960s, the "Great Society" of Democrat Lyndon Johnson vastly expanded the public safety net and gave legal equality to African... Read more
16d
Lake Tahoe News
Turnbull: A new voice with education experienceof funding. Prop. 55 will extend a current tax on the wealthiest Californians t
Turnbull: A new voice with education experience
Lake Tahoe News / Posted 16 days ago
of funding. Prop. 55 will extend a current tax on the wealthiest Californians to support public health and education. As a great society, we must take care of our people through basic health and education services. Describe three attributes for a... Read more
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Roll Call
The 15th Anniversary — of a Functional Congressthe cooperative spirit aloft for less than three months, hardly a sustained per
The 15th Anniversary — of a Functional Congress
Roll Call / Posted 17 days ago
the cooperative spirit aloft for less than three months, hardly a sustained period of activity on par with the New Deal or Great Society. But the window of legislative opportunity was open wide enough for Republicans and Democrats to move through... Read more
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Daily Pennsylvanian
David Moore | We're here to listenof the IFC and responsible for their words and actions, are genuinely working t
David Moore | We're here to listen
Daily Pennsylvanian / Posted 18 days ago
of the IFC and responsible for their words and actions, are genuinely working towards improvement. We are striving to be a great society, a community that cares for all by supporting its members and those around it. Rather than expunging members... Read more
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The Daily Cougar
Letter to the editor: Kaepernick denigrates the flagthe flag What it truly means to be an American is to respect the history of th
Letter to the editor: Kaepernick denigrates the flag
The Daily Cougar / Posted 19 days ago
the flag What it truly means to be an American is to respect the history of those who have come before us and created this great society we live in. Truly being an American is recognizing that people have given up their lives carrying and wearing... Read more
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The Express-Times
Warren County remembers those killed in 9/11 during annual tributestay on guard and not become complacent about the security of this great nation
Warren County remembers those killed in 9/11 during annual tribute
The Express-Times / Posted 19 days ago
stay on guard and not become complacent about the security of this great nation," he said. "The sovereignty of our great society can only last if it is protected well from those who wish to dismantle it." Gardner said while chaotic events... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
What They Said...this simple idea. OakTree Billy, strutting alone around the wrestling ring, b
What They Said...
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 19 days ago
this simple idea. OakTree Billy, strutting alone around the wrestling ring, blowing kisses at the empty seats. Every great society needs a peasant class. And if we can't import one, we must make one. About Trump and Reagan ... Republicans... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
LBJ 'Celebrating the Dream' dinner honors black area menD-N.Y., was selected to receive a 2016 LBJ Presidential Civil-Human Rights Awar
LBJ 'Celebrating the Dream' dinner honors black area men
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 23 days ago
D-N.Y., was selected to receive a 2016 LBJ Presidential Civil-Human Rights Award, but he cannot attend. For many, the Great Society initiative of the Johnson administration is closely connected to historical progress that improved race... Read more
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Salon.com
Hillary’s Humphrey-Gore problem: Stop finding excuses for defeat in advance, Democratswon it all back by promising tax-and-spend policies on a scale that now seems u
Hillary’s Humphrey-Gore problem: Stop finding excuses for defeat in advance, Democrats
Salon.com / Posted 24 days ago
won it all back by promising tax-and-spend policies on a scale that now seems unimaginable. He vowed to expand Johnson’s Great Society programs and pursue the “War on Poverty.” He promised to pursue greater civil rights and civil liberties for... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
Cole’s drug plan reinvents the wheeladministration. Often, little is left to "the boots on the ground." Sen. Cole w
Cole’s drug plan reinvents the wheel
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 26 days ago
administration. Often, little is left to "the boots on the ground." Sen. Cole would criticize the "war on poverty" and the "great society." but his programs are the same ones, warmed over. With the attitudes of "spend less," there will be less money... Read more
26d
Op-Ed News
A Progressive's Indictment of the Democratic Partyand majorities in both houses. It was a Roosevelt moment, a golden opportunity
A Progressive's Indictment of the Democratic Party
Op-Ed News / Posted 26 days ago
and majorities in both houses. It was a Roosevelt moment, a golden opportunity for a new New Deal or at least a new Great Society. They could have started by abolishing or reducing the filibuster and then passed those programs. 8. They... Read more
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Philly.com
50 years on, 'Star Trek' enduresstoned undergraduate have fantasized about? Roddenberry forged the original St
50 years on, 'Star Trek' endures
Philly.com / Posted 26 days ago
stoned undergraduate have fantasized about? Roddenberry forged the original Star Trek in the mid-1960s, the era of the Great Society and the heights of the postwar economic boom. It was an entirely different world, where few could imagine the... Read more
27d
The Morning Call
Jake Blumgart: Why 'Star Trek' endures after 50 yearsstoned undergraduate have fantasized about? Roddenberry forged the original "S
Jake Blumgart: Why 'Star Trek' endures after 50 years
The Morning Call / Posted 27 days ago
stoned undergraduate have fantasized about? Roddenberry forged the original "Star Trek" in the mid-1960s, the era of the Great Society and the heights of the postwar economic boom. It was an entirely different world, where few could imagine the... Read more
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Philly.com
Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchupattracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil
Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchup
Philly.com / Posted 28 days ago
attracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1965 Voting Rights Act and Great Society programs - then cemented long-term loyalty by defending that legacy he says offers blacks "an opportunity for a... Read more
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The Columbian
Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchupattracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil
Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchup
The Columbian / Posted 28 days ago
attracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1965 Voting Rights Act and Great Society programs — then cemented long-term loyalty by defending that legacy he says offers blacks “an opportunity for a... Read more
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Channel 8 San Diego
Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchupattracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil
Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchup
Channel 8 San Diego / Posted 28 days ago
attracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1965 Voting Rights Act and Great Society programs — then cemented long-term loyalty by defending that legacy he says offers blacks "an opportunity for a... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchupattracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil
Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchup
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 28 days ago
attracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1965 Voting Rights Act and Great Society programs -- then cemented long-term loyalty by defending that legacy he says offers blacks "an opportunity for... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Black vote key in Trump-Clinton matchupattracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil
Black vote key in Trump-Clinton matchup
The Seattle Times / Posted 28 days ago
attracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1965 Voting Rights Act and Great Society programs — then cemented long-term loyalty by defending that legacy he says offers blacks “an opportunity for a... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchupattracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil
Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchup
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 28 days ago
attracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1965 Voting Rights Act and Great Society programs — then cemented long-term loyalty by defending that legacy he says offers blacks "an opportunity for a... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchupattracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil
Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchup
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 28 days ago
attracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1965 Voting Rights Act and Great Society programs — then cemented long-term loyalty by defending that legacy he says offers blacks "an opportunity for a... Read more
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Newsmax
Black Vote Concentrated, but Key in Trump-Clinton Matchupattracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil
Black Vote Concentrated, but Key in Trump-Clinton Matchup
Newsmax / Posted 28 days ago
attracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1965 Voting Rights Act and Great Society programs — then cemented long-term loyalty by defending that legacy he says offers blacks "an opportunity for a... Read more
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The Washington Times
Black vote concentrated, but key in Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton matchupattracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil
Black vote concentrated, but key in Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton matchup
The Washington Times / Posted 28 days ago
attracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1965 Voting Rights Act and Great Society programs - then cemented long-term loyalty by defending that legacy he says offers blacks “an opportunity for a... Read more
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CTV News
Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchupattracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil
Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchup
CTV News / Posted 29 days ago
attracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1965 Voting Rights Act and Great Society programs -- then cemented long-term loyalty by defending that legacy he says offers blacks "an opportunity for... Read more
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ABC News
Black Vote Concentrated, but Key in Trump-Clinton Matchupattracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil
Black Vote Concentrated, but Key in Trump-Clinton Matchup
ABC News / Posted 29 days ago
attracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1965 Voting Rights Act and Great Society programs — then cemented long-term loyalty by defending that legacy he says offers blacks "an opportunity for a... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchupattracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil
Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchup
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 29 days ago
attracted African-Americans when President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1965 Voting Rights Act and Great Society programs — then cemented long-term loyalty by defending that legacy he says offers blacks "an opportunity for a... Read more
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