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Topic - Lyndon B. Johnson
Nov. 22, 1963 — the world seemed to stand still. Everyone who was alive remembers that horrible Friday and exactly where they were and what they were doing.
With lawmakers wrapping up a five-week summer recess, it's time for the historians and curators who manage the Senate and its desks — what they call a "working museum" — to take stock of a year's worth of poundings, spills and wear and tear, and make sure the senators' workspaces can stand up to impassioned debates for years to come.
President Obama is known for choosing his words carefully, and one of the words he rarely chooses to utter in public is "poverty."
I was disappointed by the keynote speech given by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin at Gettysburg, Pa. ("Battle of Gettysburg 150th anniversary: Hallowed ground swarmed by re-enactors," Web, July 2). Ms. Goodwin was totally off the mark regarding that somber occasion. Not once did she mention the sacrifice and the hardships suffered by those men over the course of the three-day battle in 1863.
President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty in his 1964 State of the Union address, and Americans have been fighting a losing battle ever since.
The Vietnam War and the "war on poverty" are probably the best-remembered elements of President Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy, but that's only part of it.
Myanmar's president will meet Monday with President Obama amid criticism that the Southeast Asian country has done little to end its war against ethnic minority rebels, protect stateless Muslims or institutionalize democratic reforms that have been promised since its military junta was dissolved in 2011.
The news that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has targeted Tea Party and conservative groups has come as a huge shock to Republicans. "How could this happen," Republican lawmakers have wailed. Democrats, however, are only upset that Tea Party groups fought back and that the IRS' actions were exposed.
Billie Sol Estes, a flamboyant Texas huckster who became one of the most notorious men in America in 1962 when he was accused of looting a federal crop subsidy program, has died. He was 88.
For the first time since his re-election in November, more Virginia voters disapprove of President Obama's job performance than approve, according to the results of a survey released Thursday.
One widespread notion about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—known as Obamacare—is that the law, which turns three years old on March 23, creates a radical health system.
President Obama rounded out his good-will tour with a third and final visit to Capitol Hill, telling Senate Republicans he would challenge Democrats on changes to entitlement programs if Republican members relent on raising taxes.
Just before the March on Washington in 1963, President John F. Kennedy summoned six top civil rights leaders to the White House to talk about his fears that civil rights legislation he was moving through Congress might be undermined if the march turned violent.
Dan O'Brien's "The Body of an American" and Robert Schenkkan's "All the Way" have been named the inaugural winners of a theater award honoring the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy.
Who is the only president buried in Washington, D.C.? How many presidents served in the military? Here's the answers and more about America's commander in chief.
Producers of "All the Way," a play about President Lyndon B. Johnson, said Tuesday, Nov. 26, that McKean will play former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and Brandon J. Dirden will portray the civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. when Robert Schenkkan’s play makes it to the Neil Simon Theatre early next year.
When President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the War on Poverty in the 1960s, he said the purpose of welfare was to target "the causes, not just the consequences" of poverty, and that it was designed to "cure" poverty "and above all, to prevent it."