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  1. Character beyond measureRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Lakeland Times

    ... that the only two men in his entire political career he ever personally loathed were Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson, was not a political hit man. He honorably refused to exploit the personal tragedy of Jenkins to hurt Johnson. He later explained: ...

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  2. What Is the Alternative to Trump Derangement?Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Real Clear Politics

    By 1968, voters had tired of the failed Great Society of Lyndon Johnson. Four year later, the 1972 Nixon reelection re-emphasized that a doubled-down McGovern liberalism was even less of a viable agenda.

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  3. What Is the Alternative to Trump Derangement?by Victor Davis Hanson...Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | National Review Online

    If they weren't trying to destroy the president, Democrats would have to focus on an agenda most Americans don't support. y 1968, voters had tired of the failed Great Society of Lyndon Johnson.

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  4. Mark Shields: Character beyond measureRead the original story

    Yesterday | Northern Virginia Daily

    ... that the only two men in his entire political career he ever personally loathed were Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson, was not a political hit man. He honorably refused to exploit the personal tragedy of Jenkins to hurt Johnson. He later explained: ...

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  5. Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 93Read the original story

    Friday Jun 23 | Lawyers, Guns, and Money

    ... in the House, the increasingly small group of House Republicans convinced Ford to become Minority Leader. Lyndon Johnson had little respect for him, telling reporters "Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time." But Johnson's ...

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  6. Sean Spicer's tenure as White House press secretary could be historically shortRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 21 | Washington Post

    ... returned to the post. The shortest tenure for any other press secretary belongs to George Reedy, who served Lyndon Johnson for 476 days. Spicer would have to hang on for roughly 11 more months to surpass Reedy's mark. The 30 press secretaries who ...

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  7. An Unprecedented Rebuke for TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 19 | Commentary Magazine

    ... the 1970s and early 1980s, when Congress reacted to the perceived abuses of the "imperial presidency" under Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon by passing, as a 1987 Commentary article noted , "the War Powers Resolution (1973), the Hughes-Ryan ...

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  8. Campbell: Life then and nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 19 | Daily Dispatch

    ... paid JFK, along with several pages of pictures and stories about the newly inaugurated 36th president, Lyndon Johnson. Historian and journalist Ted White went into great depth describing the racial revolution beginning to emerge in his story on ...

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  9. Happy 53rd Birthday to the 1964 Civil Rights ActRead the original story

    Monday Jun 19 | Aquarius Papers

    It might not seem like a big deal now, but the 1964 Civil Rights Act really was a point in history where the present split from the past creating a new future, and not just in the US. We all owe Lyndon Johnson a debt of gratitude for honoring John Kennedy's promise that all should have civil rights of a basic nature.

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  10. J Edgar Hoover's oversteps: Why FBI directors are forbidden from getting cozy with presidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 18 | Salon

    ... responded to requests, while collecting information on JFK's extramarital affairs. By contrast, President Lyndon Johnson had a voracious appetite for FBI political intelligence reports. Under his presidency, the FBI became a direct vehicle for ...

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  11. 2017 Is Not and Will Never Be 1968by Max Bloom One month into 1968,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 17 | National Review Online

    ... after the last fighting in Hue ended, Eugene McCarthy came within eight points of defeating sitting president Lyndon Johnson in the New Hampshire primaries; a few days later, Robert F. Kennedy entered the race, and just weeks after that Johnson ...

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  12. Pat Buchanan shows Trump how to win on history's battlefieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 16 | American Thinker

    ... reelection in 1972. He won by 18 million votes, besting the re-election counts of Ronald Reagan in 1984 and Lyndon Johnson in 1964. That kept Nixon in office long enough to come through at, to steal his phrase, nut-cuttin' time. With Israel diving ...

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  13. GOP has abandoned its civil rights legacyRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 13 | Daily Herald

    ... is totally factual but his conclusions are wrong because he isn't taking into account the last 60 plus years. Lyndon Johnson, pushing for the Civil Rights act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, knew that he had lost the solid Democratic ...

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  14. J. Edgar Hoover's Oversteps: Why FBI Directors Are Forbidden From Getting Cozy With PresidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 12 | Government Executive

    ... responded to requests, while collecting information on JFK's extramarital affairs. By contrast, President Lyndon Johnson had a voracious appetite for FBI political intelligence reports. Under his presidency, the FBI became a direct vehicle for ...

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  15. Under Trump, ask not what you can do for your country. He doesn't care | OpinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 11 | NJ.com

    ... Since then, every president, regardless of party affiliation or political persuasion, followed FDR's lead. Lyndon Johnson brought VISTA to life; President Nixon created the Senior Corps; President Clinton is responsible for AmeriCorps; George Bush ...

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  16. Credibility and responsibilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 10 | Toledo Blade

    Some years ago, in the eras of Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, there was much talk about "the credibility gap." The gap was the divide between what the government was telling us about the Vietnam War and what courageous war correspondents for the U.S. and foreign press were finding, and also what some veterans of the war were telling their countrymen when they came home.

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  17. Comey isn't the first FBI director to keep memos on a president: Douglas M. CharlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 9 | PennLive.com

    ... had passed what was then the mandatory retirement age of 70. He remained FBI director only because President Lyndon Johnson had issued an executive order exempting Hoover. Nixon could revoke that order at any time. With his job vulnerable, Hoover ...

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  18. Why FBI directors are forbidden from getting cozy with presidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 8 | CBS News

    ... responded to requests, while collecting information on JFK's extramarital affairs. By contrast, President Lyndon Johnson had a voracious appetite for FBI political intelligence reports. Under his presidency, the FBI became a direct vehicle for ...

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  19. J. Edgar Hoover's Oversteps Show Why FBI Directors Are Forbidden From Getting Cozy With PresidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 8 | Switched

    ... responded to requests, while collecting information on JFK's extramarital affairs. By contrast, President Lyndon Johnson had a voracious appetite for FBI political intelligence reports. Under his presidency, the FBI became a direct vehicle for ...

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  20. Fathers As CaretakersRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 8 | US News & World Report

    We are told that the YMCA in Spokane, Washington was the site of the first Father's Day celebration in 1910, Lyndon Johnson was the first to make an official presidential proclamation honoring Father's Day in 1966, and six years later, in 1972, Richard Nixon declared the day a national holiday. But surely the father honored in 1910 or even in 1972 is different than many of the fathers we honor today.

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