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A former JFK and LBJ aide remembers years in Washington

...led a full and historic life - pictures signed by Lyndon Johnson and Coretta Scott King, photographs from the Oval...fourth and final volume of his series of books on Lyndon Johnson. "And he has the ability, which not every participant...
Slack Tide: There's more to Memorial Day than Bermuda shorts and potato salad issues like three-day weekends and what to call them.Speaking of which, right around that time President Lyndon Johnson also signed into law an official decree naming Waterloo, N.Y., the official birthplace of Memorial Day, for...
An arts center for Ketchikan impressive feat in a state that is barely 50 years old.When The Fish Pirate's Daughter was first conceived, Lyndon Johnson was president, and Alaska's population as of the most recent census was only 226,000. With a simple plot and...
Answering to the veterans of an unjust war

...sought to unify the small nation. Then in 1964 Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. It gave President Lyndon Johnson the authority to deploy combat troops to Vietnam, and over the next decade more than a million U.S. soldiers were...
Protect the right to filibuster in Senate

In 1968, Republicans and southern Democrats filibustered Abe Fortas, Lyndon Johnson's nominee for Supreme Court Chief justice, and some of the people now criticizing the filibuster have used it in the past...
A little more flip-flopping

...the issues. Frankly, we could have done with a lot more "flip-flopping" from our most recent presidents. If Lyndon Johnson had "flip-flopped" and withdrawn our forces from Vietnam, the lives of 63,000 American troops and a million...
Proposition seeks to upgrade schools with code violations was remodeled. Glacier Valley Elementary has not been renovated since its completion during the first years of Lyndon Johnson's administration. Proposition 5 on the Oct. 2 Juneau ballot seeks to raise $22.4 million in general obligation...
Obama's Cronkite moment?

...from Vietnam four decades ago the only way to end the war was by negotiating with the North Vietnamese, President Lyndon Johnson was reported (though never confirmed) to have said, "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost Middle America...
This Day in History

...corporal, and a little country telephone for a district of 52,000 people," said Dankworth. In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson supported a firm stand against the Japanese in North Pacific Fisheries Treaty negotiations. The Japanese were accused...
This Day in History

...Alakanuk. A fire caused $50,000 damage to the Aleutian Bowling Lanes in Anchorage. In the nation In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law a sweeping civil rights bill. In the world In 1937, aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan...


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