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Topic - Lyndon Johnson
Secretary of State John Kerry believes there may have been a conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy, but it's unclear where President Obama stands on the issue.
The shots rang out in Texas nearly half a century ago, yet the memories live on about that day in November when a political era came to a violent end.
Opposing wings of the GOP must sheathe their claws and fly together
During the early stages of America's occupation of Iraq in 2003, in my capacity as a special adviser to the Defense Department, I briefed Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, our proconsul in Baghdad, and attempted to persuade him to adopt a counterinsurgency strategy.
The only man to hold both jobs says in a Discovery documentary that airs Wednesday that the White House chief of staff generally has more power than the vice president.
Caroline Kennedy is joining the lineup of speakers commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial. Organizers say she will speak Wednesday, along with Lynda Johnson Robb, the daughter of President Lyndon Johnson.
With her deep fried food empire lying in charred scraps around her, fallen Southern cooking queen Paula Deen may have been thrown a lifeline by an unlikely savior — Lee Daniels, director of “The Butler.”
Democrats and Republicans vowed this week to work together in rewriting the Voting Rights Act after last month's Supreme Court decision punctured the iconic civil rights law, but some lawmakers warned they will seek to protect voter ID laws as part of any eventual deal.
This week's "nuclear option" debate about whether U.S. senators should be permitted to filibuster presidential nominations was not about filibusters.
Liberals are aghast at the Supreme Court ruling last week that struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg denounced the decision for its "hubris."
Clearly, President Obama and a growing number of the members of his administration have forgotten the George Santayana truism, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Had they heeded the lessons that came out of the "Pentagon Papers" scandal of the early 1970s and related scandals also dealing with the leaking of classified materials to the press, the Obama administration would not have acted so cavalierly in telling lies to the American people and Congress regarding the tragic fiasco in Benghazi, the IRS scandal, the unconstitutional seizure of business and personal telephone records of The Associated Press and much more malfeasance.
Prudence and common sense appear to be absent in the Obama administration and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, who during the current crisis with North Korea, falsely reassure the American people that Pyongyang cannot deliver on its threats to make a nuclear attack on the U.S. mainland.
On Sunday, June 25, 1950, the Korean People's Army attacked across the 38th parallel, captured Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea, and began driving south. The battered South Korean army and their U.S. military advisers quickly were pushed into the "Pusan Perimeter" on the southern tip of the peninsula - and U.S. President Harry Truman took the case to the United Nations Security Council.
Political wise guys would have you believe that conservatives these days have but two options: either assisted living in a senior community or a bed in a hospice. We are headed for the ash heap of history, where we will be buried without honors — a footnote, at best, to 20th-century politics.
In 1798, when John Adams was president of the United States, the feds enacted four pieces of legislation called the Alien and Sedition Acts. One of these laws made it a federal crime to publish any false, scandalous or malicious writing -- even if true -- about the president or the federal government, notwithstanding the guarantee of free speech in the First Amendment.
President Lyndon Johnson once said, "We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10 thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves," and despite the failure of that administration to honor his promise, it would be safe to say the average American would still agree with his sentiment today.
President Johnson would have been in his rights to declare that the communists were in violation of the Geneva agreement, launch conventional strikes to protect U.S. troops in South Vietnam, and enforce the treaty by driving out North Vietnamese forces.