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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...
What Lee's 'Watchman' reveals about racism

...Luther King Jr., arrived in theaters late last year, some historians and critics took issue with her portrayal of Lyndon Johnson as a straggler in the effort for black voting rights, rather than a leader in it.DuVernay responded with a Twitter...
Obama commutes sentences for 46

...sentence reductions are the most presidential commutations in a single day since at least the administration of President Lyndon Johnson, according to the White House. Overall, Obama has commuted sentences of 89 people, surpassing the combined number...
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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...
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 If Lyndon Johnson had "flip-flopped" and withdrawn our forces from Vietnam, the lives of 63,000 American troops and a million...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...
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...
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

...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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