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Latest Lyndon Johnson Items
Thomas "Lem" Johns, a Secret Service agent at the side of President Lyndon Johnson in the chaotic aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, has died. He was 88.
Jack Cheevers' new book, "Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo" is a brilliant account of North Korea's unprovoked 1968 attack upon the U.S.S. Pueblo and details the crew's 11-month captivity in North Korea.
I was a high school student in 1968 eagerly waiting for my 17th birthday in 1969 so I could enlist in the U.S. Navy when the USS Pueblo was captured by the North Koreans.
Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson declared "unconditional war on poverty in America." American taxpayers have since spent more than $15 trillion on this conflict, employing everything short of the A-bomb, as the CATO Institute's Michael Tanner notes. Money is thrown with abandon at low-income assistance programs, from Section 8 housing to Head Start to Medicare and the Earned Income Tax Credit. There's little to show for the expenditure beyond a $17.3 trillion — that's with a 't' — national debt.
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.”
Back in the mists of time when the White House press corps was much smaller and far less pompous, President Lyndon Johnson often called a small pool of regulars into the Cabinet Room to casually plant some off-the-record point he wanted made without being quoted. The point often came only after some lengthy, and usually earthy, LBJ yarn.
The affair between retired Army Gen. David Petraeus and author Paula Broadwell is but an extreme example of the love/hate history between biographers and their subjects.
One of my favorite controversialists is back - Bob Woodward - with his sidekick, Carl Bernstein. Sunday in The Washington Post, they wrote that Richard Nixon was more hideous than we have heretofore known.
Robert Caro receives the most interesting mail.