Articles in Category: 'Lyndon Johnson'

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 25, 2014 3:55 AM
 

In 1968, Richard Nixon changed the Electoral College map by appealing to the “Silent Majority” of American voters: law-abiding, white, working class voters in the Great Lakes and the South who had backed Democrats for decades.

 
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By: Sunshine State News | Posted: January 8, 2014 6:25 PM
 

Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson launching the federal "War on Poverty." U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., offered the following address to mark the occasion:

 
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By: Scott Rasmussen | Posted: November 9, 2012 10:00 AM

One of the strangest aspects of Election 2012 is that voters are demanding change but didn't change politicians.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: June 6, 2013 3:55 AM

Over the last seven decades, 115 veterans of World War II have served in the United States Senate. This week, the last of them, Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, died.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: October 22, 2012 3:55 AM
How will this election be seen in history? Obviously, it depends on who wins.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: October 4, 2012 3:55 AM
Mitt Romney was 13 years old and Barack Obama had not been born when an energetic-looking John Kennedy, 43, and a tired-looking Richard Nixon, 47, walked into the WBBM-TV studio in Chicago for the first general election debate between presidential candidates.
 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: July 17, 2012 3:55 AM
The first criterion in choosing a vice president, it is said, is that he or she must be qualified to be president.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: June 25, 2012 3:55 AM
As Barack Obama's lead over Mitt Romney in the polls narrows, and his presumed fundraising advantage seems about to become a disadvantage, it's alibi time for some of his backers.
 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: June 12, 2012 3:55 AM
Within days of SEAL Team Six's killing of Osama on that midnight mission in Pakistan, Defense Secretary Bob Gates, reading all about the raid in the press, went to the White House to tell President Obama's national security adviser pungently to "shut the (bleep) up."
 
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By: Matt Towery | Posted: May 24, 2012 3:55 AM
Yes, this column is based out of Florida, so it would seem that an opinion piece suggesting that Marco Rubio makes the most sense for vice president on the Republican side would normally appear to be "home cooking."
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: May 10, 2012 3:55 AM
Just as the political air is filled with talk of the inevitability of Barack Obama's re-election -- we are told that the kids at his Chicago headquarters are brimming with confidence -- in come some poll numbers showing him behind.
 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: February 24, 2012 3:55 AM
"I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs a repair, I'll fix it."
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: November 14, 2011 3:55 AM

It irritates members of both groups when I note the similarities of the tea party movement that swept the nation in the 2010 election and the peace movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

 
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By: Roger Stone | Posted: January 17, 2012 3:55 AM
On the eve of the presidential nomination of Barry Goldwater at the 1964 Republican National Convention, Pennsylvania Gov. William Scranton released a letter to the senator accusing him of "nuclear irresponsibility" and "supporting a whole crazy-quilt collection of absurd and dangerous positions."
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: February 10, 2011 3:55 AM
 

Political pundits of a certain stripe have been lamenting the disappearance of Republican moderates for years. It's time now to lament the disappearance of moderate Democrats.

 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: November 8, 2010 4:05 AM
 
“Elections have consequences, and I won.” Remember that quote from our president? He said it just three days after he took the helm as our president.
 
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