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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Intelligence briefings come with presidential nominationThis image provided by the White House shows President Lyndon Johnson reading t
Intelligence briefings come with presidential nomination
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 3 hours ago
This image provided by the White House shows President Lyndon Johnson reading the President's Daily Brief as his wife Lady Bird Johnson holds their first grandchild in the White House in Washington. After the political convention confetti is swept... Read more
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examiner.com
Apollo's promise needs presidential leadership & a national security mandatein low-Earth orbit ever since.” The sad state of affairs was not inevitable. A
Apollo's promise needs presidential leadership & a national security mandate
examiner.com / Posted 8 hours ago
in low-Earth orbit ever since.” The sad state of affairs was not inevitable. An article in Wired noted that President Lyndon Johnson, who shepherded Apollo after the assassination of his predecessor, President John Kennedy, had started the... Read more
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Philly.com
Jackson: Trump may be best thing for GOP since Lincoln freed the slavesActs of 1957 and 1960 and sent in federal troops to integrate Little Rock, Ark,
Jackson: Trump may be best thing for GOP since Lincoln freed the slaves
Philly.com / Posted 9 hours ago
Acts of 1957 and 1960 and sent in federal troops to integrate Little Rock, Ark, schools; the party that gave Democrat Lyndon Johnson the votes he needed to pass the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1968 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 despite... Read more
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Daily Mail
CIA could tone down presidential candidates briefings for Donald Trump12 days into his presidency and pledged not to leave any future commander in ch
CIA could tone down presidential candidates briefings for Donald Trump
Daily Mail / Posted 13 hours ago
12 days into his presidency and pledged not to leave any future commander in chief behind the ball. Pictured, President Lyndon Johnson reads the President's Daily Brief as his wife Lady Bird Johnson holds their first grandchild in the White... Read more
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Raw Story
Another difference between Democrats and Republicans is how they pick their veepsJohn Sparkman of Alabama in 1952 and Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee in 195
Another difference between Democrats and Republicans is how they pick their veeps
Raw Story / Posted 17 hours ago
John Sparkman of Alabama in 1952 and Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee in 1956, followed by John F. Kennedy choosing Lyndon Johnson of Texas as his running mate, with all four of these Senators being from the South. Johnson then chose Senator... Read more
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Inquirier.net
From Ike to Obama, CIA has briefed presidential candidatesriding “shotgun, up top with the driver,” Helgerson wrote. TVJ This image prov
From Ike to Obama, CIA has briefed presidential candidates
Inquirier.net / Posted 18 hours ago
riding “shotgun, up top with the driver,” Helgerson wrote. TVJ This image provided by the White House shows President Lyndon Johnson reading the President’s Daily Brief as his wife Lady Bird Johnson holds their first grandchild in the White... Read more
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Waxahachie Daily Light
Their gift is not forgottenyear as a nation, Monday marked the 50th anniversary of the Memorial Day observ
Their gift is not forgotten
Waxahachie Daily Light / Posted yesterday
year as a nation, Monday marked the 50th anniversary of the Memorial Day observance, which was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1966.Before it was officially recognized, many families, especially in the South, took part in Decoration... Read more
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FOX News
GOP convention no-shows threaten to undercut Trump unity pushwith Hurricane Gustav. Gustav even forced then-President Bush not to attend, ma
GOP convention no-shows threaten to undercut Trump unity push
FOX News / Posted yesterday
with Hurricane Gustav. Gustav even forced then-President Bush not to attend, making him the first sitting president since Lyndon Johnson not to attend his party’s convention. Instead, he delivered his address by satellite hookup from the White... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Memorial Day origin, meaning have become clouded with timeDay, which was decreed by the National Holiday Act of 1971 to be celebrated on
Memorial Day origin, meaning have become clouded with time
WSMV Nashville / Posted yesterday
Day, which was decreed by the National Holiday Act of 1971 to be celebrated on the last Monday in May each year. President Lyndon Johnson in 1966 declared Waterloo, NY, to be the birthplace of the holiday, but celebrations and memorials occurred... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Remembering our heroes: the real origin and meaning of Memorial Daywith her likeness on it. While more than two dozen American towns claim to be
Remembering our heroes: the real origin and meaning of Memorial Day
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted yesterday
with her likeness on it. While more than two dozen American towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day, President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, NY to be the birthplace of the holiday in 1966, and it was decreed by the National Holiday... Read more
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FOX News
GOP convention no-shows threaten to undercut Trump unity pushwith Hurricane Gustav. Gustav even forced then-President Bush not to attend, ma
GOP convention no-shows threaten to undercut Trump unity push
FOX News / Posted yesterday
with Hurricane Gustav. Gustav even forced then-President Bush not to attend, making him the first sitting president since Lyndon Johnson not to attend his party’s convention. Instead, he delivered his address by satellite hookup from the White... Read more
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FOX News
GOP convention no-shows threaten to undercut Trump unity pushwith Hurricane Gustav. Gustav even forced then-President Bush not to attend, ma
GOP convention no-shows threaten to undercut Trump unity push
FOX News / Posted yesterday
with Hurricane Gustav. Gustav even forced then-President Bush not to attend, making him the first sitting president since Lyndon Johnson not to attend his party’s convention. Instead, he delivered his address by satellite hookup from the White... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Remembering our heroes: the real origin and meaning of Memorial Daywith her likeness on it. While more than two dozen American towns claim to be
Remembering our heroes: the real origin and meaning of Memorial Day
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted yesterday
with her likeness on it. While more than two dozen American towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day, President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, NY to be the birthplace of the holiday in 1966, and it was decreed by the National Holiday... Read more
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14 WFIE Evansville
Memorial Day origin, meaning have become clouded with timeDay, which was decreed by the National Holiday Act of 1971 to be celebrated on
Memorial Day origin, meaning have become clouded with time
14 WFIE Evansville / Posted yesterday
Day, which was decreed by the National Holiday Act of 1971 to be celebrated on the last Monday in May each year. President Lyndon Johnson in 1966 declared Waterloo, NY, to be the birthplace of the holiday, but celebrations and memorials occurred... Read more
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express
'Five presidents and me': The story of a US secret service agentwas rhetorically gifted, friendly with his protection detail and knew all our n
'Five presidents and me': The story of a US secret service agent
express / Posted yesterday
was rhetorically gifted, friendly with his protection detail and knew all our names and if we had wives and children. “Lyndon Johnson was crude, demanding and intolerant, intimidating and larger than life. He would scream at agents until a... Read more
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Greeley Tribune
50 years later, Greeley family still grieves loss of husband, father in Vietnam Warthe Moreno family was notified that Ricardo’s body was being shipped home. Mor
50 years later, Greeley family still grieves loss of husband, father in Vietnam War
Greeley Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
the Moreno family was notified that Ricardo’s body was being shipped home. More condolence letters came: from President Lyndon Johnson, Gen. William Westmorland, Secretary of the Army Stanley Resor. Letters from Ricardo’s fellow soldiers and... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Former Secret Service agent Clint Hill, 84, carries burden of JFK assassinationthe radio then. Hill served on the presidential detail with the Secret Service
Former Secret Service agent Clint Hill, 84, carries burden of JFK assassination
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 2 days ago
the radio then. Hill served on the presidential detail with the Secret Service from 1958 to 1975 under Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. But the presidency he is most closely tied to, that he had the strongest... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Memorial Day origin, meaning have become clouded with timeDay, which was decreed by the National Holiday Act of 1971 to be celebrated on
Memorial Day origin, meaning have become clouded with time
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 2 days ago
Day, which was decreed by the National Holiday Act of 1971 to be celebrated on the last Monday in May each year. President Lyndon Johnson in 1966 declared Waterloo, NY, to be the birthplace of the holiday, but celebrations and memorials occurred... Read more
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Times News
Flags and flowershistorians in Boalsburg claim that ladies there decorated soldiers’ graves on J
Flags and flowers
Times News / Posted 3 days ago
historians in Boalsburg claim that ladies there decorated soldiers’ graves on July 4, 1864. On May 26, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed a proclamation naming Waterloo, New York, as the birthplace of Memorial Day. But it did little to solve... Read more
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The News & Observer
The Sanders-Clinton distinction: Running to do, not to be somethingfor low-income folks and battling tycoons and bankers sounds like Franklin Roos
The Sanders-Clinton distinction: Running to do, not to be something
The News & Observer / Posted 3 days ago
for low-income folks and battling tycoons and bankers sounds like Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. Sanders is no FDR. But I’m guessing, if he has an iPod, which I admit is unlikely, it loops Roosevelt’s 1936... Read more
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Business Insider
This is what the US vice president actually does — and how the job has changedvice president for eight years, famously came to regret his decision. He descri
This is what the US vice president actually does — and how the job has changed
Business Insider / Posted 4 days ago
vice president for eight years, famously came to regret his decision. He described the vice presidency to a young Lyndon Johnson, himself a future veep, as "not worth a bucket of warm piss." Garner's assessment was far from an outlier.... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The Urgency of Now: Fighting the "Hysteria Factory"various Grand Jury operations and intimidate them. That's what brought us the v
The Urgency of Now: Fighting the "Hysteria Factory"
Op-Ed News / Posted 4 days ago
various Grand Jury operations and intimidate them. That's what brought us the voting rights protections that we got through Lyndon Johnson. They are gone now. We've got the same forces trying to undermine any kind of voter protection. The only thing... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Did Memorial Day originate in Virginia?says Ross. “That is what it was known as Decoration Day until it was changed to
Did Memorial Day originate in Virginia?
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 4 days ago
says Ross. “That is what it was known as Decoration Day until it was changed to Memorial Day.” Eventually, President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, New York as the first place to hold Memorial Day ceremonies in the 1960s. “We don’t... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Who should join Elvis and Muhammad Ali as Kentucky Colonels?it has been commissioned to celebrities (Fred Astaire, Whoopi Goldberg), athlet
Who should join Elvis and Muhammad Ali as Kentucky Colonels?
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
it has been commissioned to celebrities (Fred Astaire, Whoopi Goldberg), athletes (Tiger Woods, Richard Petty), presidents (Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan) and, of course, Colonel Harland Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame. Only the governor can... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Memorial Day origin, meaning have become clouded with timeDay, which was decreed by the National Holiday Act of 1971 to be celebrated on
Memorial Day origin, meaning have become clouded with time
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 4 days ago
Day, which was decreed by the National Holiday Act of 1971 to be celebrated on the last Monday in May each year. President Lyndon Johnson in 1966 declared Waterloo, NY, to be the birthplace of the holiday, but celebrations and memorials occurred... Read more
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FOX 13 Utah
Orem is taking Facebook followers on a trip back in timeits Facebook page showing what a drive down State St. looked like 50 years ago.
Orem is taking Facebook followers on a trip back in time
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 4 days ago
its Facebook page showing what a drive down State St. looked like 50 years ago. The year was 1966; the Beatles were king, Lyndon Johnson was president and only 20,000 people called Orem home. Nearly 100,000 people live there now. Most of what... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Why is the National Park Service allowing drilling exploration at Big Cypress?leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we
Why is the National Park Service allowing drilling exploration at Big Cypress?
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 4 days ago
leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.” What was President Lyndon Johnson thinking when he uttered that statement? Obviously not the mission of the National Park Service! And then... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Who should join Elvis and Muhammad Ali as Kentucky Colonels?it has been commissioned to celebrities (Fred Astaire, Whoopi Goldberg), athlet
Who should join Elvis and Muhammad Ali as Kentucky Colonels?
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 4 days ago
it has been commissioned to celebrities (Fred Astaire, Whoopi Goldberg), athletes (Tiger Woods, Richard Petty), presidents (Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan) and, of course, Colonel Harland Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame. Only the governor can... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Who should join Elvis and Muhammad Ali as Kentucky Colonels?it has been commissioned to celebrities (Fred Astaire, Whoopi Goldberg), athlet
Who should join Elvis and Muhammad Ali as Kentucky Colonels?
Brandon Sun / Posted 4 days ago
it has been commissioned to celebrities (Fred Astaire, Whoopi Goldberg), athletes (Tiger Woods, Richard Petty), presidents (Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan) and, of course, Colonel Harland Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame. Only the governor can... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Who should join Elvis and Muhammad Ali as Kentucky Colonels?it has been commissioned to celebrities (Fred Astaire, Whoopi Goldberg), athlet
Who should join Elvis and Muhammad Ali as Kentucky Colonels?
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
it has been commissioned to celebrities (Fred Astaire, Whoopi Goldberg), athletes (Tiger Woods, Richard Petty), presidents (Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan) and, of course, Colonel Harland Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame. Only the governor can... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Who should join Elvis and Muhammad Ali as Kentucky Colonels?it has been commissioned to celebrities (Fred Astaire, Whoopi Goldberg), athlet
Who should join Elvis and Muhammad Ali as Kentucky Colonels?
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 4 days ago
it has been commissioned to celebrities (Fred Astaire, Whoopi Goldberg), athletes (Tiger Woods, Richard Petty), presidents (Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan) and, of course, Colonel Harland Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame. Only the governor can... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Who should join Elvis and Muhammad Ali as Kentucky Colonels?it has been commissioned to celebrities (Fred Astaire, Whoopi Goldberg), athlet
Who should join Elvis and Muhammad Ali as Kentucky Colonels?
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 4 days ago
it has been commissioned to celebrities (Fred Astaire, Whoopi Goldberg), athletes (Tiger Woods, Richard Petty), presidents (Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan) and, of course, Colonel Harland Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame. Only the governor can... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
The world's watching - and worriedthat the United States Government should intervene in Cuba and then retract it
The world's watching - and worried
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
that the United States Government should intervene in Cuba and then retract it the next day," Eisenhower said at the time. Lyndon Johnson detested his 1964 opponent, Barry Goldwater, but refused to mention him by name while on the campaign trail.... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Democrats need to ditch the superdelegates next timean outgrowth of party reforms in the wake of the 1968 and 1972 Democratic Natio
Democrats need to ditch the superdelegates next time
Baltimore Sun / Posted 4 days ago
an outgrowth of party reforms in the wake of the 1968 and 1972 Democratic National Conventions. In 1968, after President Lyndon Johnson suddenly decided not to seek re-election, Vice President Hubert Humphrey stepped in and inherited his support.... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Democrats' dinner to shed Jefferson, JacksonCounty, Texas, dumped Jefferson and Jackson. The annual JJ Dinner now is a nod
Democrats' dinner to shed Jefferson, Jackson
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
County, Texas, dumped Jefferson and Jackson. The annual JJ Dinner now is a nod to two Texas Democrats -- former President Lyndon Johnson and former U.S. Rep. Barbara Jordan. Gary Rose, a political science professor at Sacred Heart University in... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Ferguson achieved a high rank in the Army in the 1950s despite her genderloved to cook and often sent Brubaker recipes. When Brubaker was 19, she and a
Ferguson achieved a high rank in the Army in the 1950s despite her gender
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 5 days ago
loved to cook and often sent Brubaker recipes. When Brubaker was 19, she and a friend went to visit Ferguson in Texas. Lyndon Johnson was president, and Ferguson took them to his boyhood home in Johnson City. Later, when Brubaker’s oldest... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Ultimate Arizona Bucket list: State's top places to visitOne jets are on display at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson. The DC-6 (lef
Ultimate Arizona Bucket list: State's top places to visit
The Arizona Republic / Posted 5 days ago
One jets are on display at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson. The DC-6 (left) that flew Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson from 1961 to 1965. (Photo: Pima Air & Space Museum) Pima Air & Space Museum: The restored World War II Flying... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Zelizer: GOP unites behind Trump, Democrats in disarrayBernie Sanders to an end. Clinton, it appeared, was poised to run a campaign th
Zelizer: GOP unites behind Trump, Democrats in disarray
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 5 days ago
Bernie Sanders to an end. Clinton, it appeared, was poised to run a campaign that could replicate the events of 1964 when Lyndon Johnson trounced Barry Goldwater in a landslide victory that produced huge liberal majorities in the House and... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1966This week 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson, during the annual public proc
Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1966
Baltimore Sun / Posted 5 days ago
This week 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson, during the annual public proclamation of Memorial Day, said that the U.S. would not pull out of Vietnam until victory was achieved; Surveyor 1, the first American lunar exploration probe, was... Read more
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The Washington Times
SUZANNE FIELDS: Presidential race a new lease for the Theater of the Absurdloss of young American lives in Vietnam. Washington was a different kind of abs
SUZANNE FIELDS: Presidential race a new lease for the Theater of the Absurd
The Washington Times / Posted 6 days ago
loss of young American lives in Vietnam. Washington was a different kind of absurd theater, one demanding change from Lyndon Johnson, the embattled commander in chief. Protests became a social life for thousands. In his “Armies of the Night,”... Read more
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The Hill
Ryan seeks to put stamp on GOP in Trump era2014, Ryan released a report about the 50th anniversary of the war on poverty,
Ryan seeks to put stamp on GOP in Trump era
The Hill / Posted 6 days ago
2014, Ryan released a report about the 50th anniversary of the war on poverty, a name given to legislative initiatives from Lyndon Johnson in 1964. None of the items laid out in the platform are expected to turn into legislation considered on the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
The Heidi Chronicles: Why a 1989 play about the exclusion of women is wholly relevant in 2016next scene, we jump to 1968 and the new Hampshire campaign office for Eugene Mc
The Heidi Chronicles: Why a 1989 play about the exclusion of women is wholly relevant in 2016
The Globe and Mail / Posted 6 days ago
next scene, we jump to 1968 and the new Hampshire campaign office for Eugene McCarthy, the anti-war senator who challenged Lyndon Johnson for the Democratic nomination for president. There, Heidi falls for the tricks of an arrogant new-left... Read more
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FOX News
What Donald Trump's 'fishy' comments about Vince Foster tell usmorality and honesty of opponents is a staple of presidential politics going ba
What Donald Trump's 'fishy' comments about Vince Foster tell us
FOX News / Posted 6 days ago
morality and honesty of opponents is a staple of presidential politics going back to the Founding Fathers. In modern times, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton were masters of the art. But until now, standard procedure and simple... Read more
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The Hill
Administration sues poultry producer for gender discriminationin hiring or employment — something Pilgrim’s Pride has failed to do.” Under a
Administration sues poultry producer for gender discrimination
The Hill / Posted 6 days ago
in hiring or employment — something Pilgrim’s Pride has failed to do.” Under an executive order first signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965 that’s been updated over the years, federal contractors are prohibited from discriminating against... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
00PM Water Coolercandidate ever, Barry Goldwater. From 1965 to 1968, race riots hit Los Angeles
00PM Water Cooler
Naked Capitalism / Posted 6 days ago
candidate ever, Barry Goldwater. From 1965 to 1968, race riots hit Los Angeles and major northeastern cities. In 1968, Lyndon Johnson declined to run for re-election, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated, Vietnam war... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Overwhelming Barriers to Successful Immigration Reformto their agenda. Even fewer have had a measure of success doing so. Even the mo
The Overwhelming Barriers to Successful Immigration Reform
The Atlantic / Posted 6 days ago
to their agenda. Even fewer have had a measure of success doing so. Even the most dramatic and successful of all—Lyndon Johnson’s landmark 1965 reform—came with high political costs and uneven results. Yet, Johnson’s battle for reform... Read more
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CBS News
Morley Safer's brush with the CIAlook like a street robbery. Happily, cooler heads prevailed. Morley, who had a
Morley Safer's brush with the CIA
CBS News / Posted 7 days ago
look like a street robbery. Happily, cooler heads prevailed. Morley, who had already felt the ire of Nixon's predecessor Lyndon Johnson for his eye-opening reports from Vietnam, went on to earn the enmity of other presidents--and the respect of... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Ron Littlepage: It's time to lower our voices - and cool down our heated rhetoricCarter set a very high standard, which President Clinton continues to follow.”
Ron Littlepage: It's time to lower our voices - and cool down our heated rhetoric
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 7 days ago
Carter set a very high standard, which President Clinton continues to follow.” Starr drew a lesson from a speech President Lyndon Johnson gave to a joint session of Congress during another divisive time. “I remember this so vividly — he said,... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
2 Illinois couples celebrate 137 years of marriageodd couples have found place in history Political opposites attracted on some
2 Illinois couples celebrate 137 years of marriage
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 7 days ago
odd couples have found place in history Political opposites attracted on some presidential tickets. John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson head a list of presidential teams that have combined rivals or politicians from vastly different... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
World's first surviving septuplets graduate from high schoolodd couples have found place in history Political opposites attracted on some
World's first surviving septuplets graduate from high school
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 7 days ago
odd couples have found place in history Political opposites attracted on some presidential tickets. John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson head a list of presidential teams that have combined rivals or politicians from vastly different... Read more
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