President Lyndon B. Johnson
July 2002: Born 1908. Texas Democrat, former Senate Majority leader. Vice-President under President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, became President in 1963 when Kennedy was assassinated. Re-elected in 1964, did not run in 1968 (largely due to the national divisions brought about by the Vietnam War). Died 1973.
November 2012: 'The brass-knuckle 1964 campaign is remembered for Lyndon B. Johnson’s alarmist “daisy ad,” which suggested that Barry M. Goldwater’s election might lead to nuclear war. But it rested on statements Goldwater had made indicating a loose attitude toward nuclear weapons. (“Lob one into the men’s room in the Kremlin,” he once joked.)'http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/06/opinion/the-real-loser-truth.html
December 2010: "In working to change the rules, Mr. Udall is following in the footsteps of an earlier Democratic senator from New Mexico, Clinton P. Anderson, who repeatedly pushed to change Senate rules in the 1950s and ultimately won some limited concessions from Lyndon B. Johnson, who was then the majority leader."http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/25/us/politics/25rules.html
December 2008: "Harry S. Truman sent United States forces to Korea in the 1950s and John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson sent them to Vietnam in the early 1960s without a Congressional declaration of war. Congress in recent decades has voted to authorize military operations without declaring war — in the Gulf of Tonkin resolution in 1964 and the resolutions endorsing action against Iraq in 1991 and 2002. But Ronald Reagan, the elder George Bush and Bill Clinton launched military operations in Grenada, Panama and Kosovo without Congressional approval."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/12/us/politics/11web-baker.html
January 2008: "The 10,000 cryptographers and other signals personnel in Southeast Asia at the time did not predict the start of the Tet offensive on Jan. 31, 1968. Prior to that, signals intelligence may have actually misled President Johnson and other top policymakers about the nature of the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, in which a supposed North Vietnamese attack on US forces triggered a major escalation in the war."http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0109/p04s01-usmi.html
September 2007: '“Ability is not just the product of birth,” Lyndon Johnson said when he effectively created affirmative action during a graduation speech at Howard University in 1965. “Ability is stretched or stunted by the family that you live with and the neighborhood you live in — by the school you go to and the poverty or the richness of your surroundings. It is the product of a hundred unseen forces playing upon the little infant, the child and, finally, the man.”'http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/30/magazine/30affirmative-t.html
December 2005: Based on the assertion that such an attack had occurred, President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered airstrikes on North Vietnam and Congress passed a broad resolution authorizing military action.http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/02/politics/02tonkin.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Head/Leader (past or present) US Federal Government - Executive Branch Organization Organization Head/Leader (past or present) US Senate Organization Jan 10, 2006 Advised by (past or present) Dean Acheson Person Apr 14, 2008 Supervisor of (past or present) Robert M. Ball Person Aug 16, 2005 Supervisor of (past or present) Joseph A. Califano Jr. Person Jan 1, 2007 Supervisor of (past or present) Clark M. Clifford Esq. Person Nov 21, 2005 Supervisor of (past or present) Archibald Cox Esq. Person Sep 6, 2005 Supervisor of (past or present) Vice-President Hubert Horatio Humphrey Person Sep 8, 2006 Successor to Subordinate of (past or present) Pres. John "JFK" Fitzgerald Kennedy Person Oct 1, 2007 Appointed/Selected Judge Thurgood Marshall Esq. Person Sep 9, 2006 Advised by (past or present) Professor Richard E. Neustadt Person Feb 27, 2007 Succeeded by President Richard M. Nixon Person Oct 1, 2007 Advised by (past or present) Judge Barefoot Sanders Person Apr 11, 2008 Supervisor of (past or present) Stewart Lee Udall Person May 20, 2010 Supervisor of (past or present) Jack Valenti Person Sep 17, 2006
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Nov 05, 2012 The Real Loser: Truth (Op-Ed)
QUOTE: To be sure, the Obama campaign has certainly had its own share of dissembling and distortion, including about Mr. Romney’s positions on abortion and foreign aid. But nothing in it — or in past campaigns, for that matter — has equaled the efforts of the Romney campaign in this realm. Its fundamental disdain for facts is something wholly new....win or lose, the Romney campaign has placed a big and historic bet on the proposition that facts can be ignored, more or less, with impunity.
New York Times Jul 23, 2012 Scott Brown gets in on the Big Lie (Plum Line)
QUOTE: Obama’s now infamous “didn’t build that” speech is similar to Elizabeth Warren’s viral remarks about how the rich didn’t get rich on their own. So it’s not surprising that Senator Scott Brown has just released a new Web video (embedded below) tying Obama’s remarks to Warren’s and painting them as vaguely anti-American. Brown says: “I will never demonize you as business leaders and business owners.”
Washington Post Dec 24, 2010 Democrats Seek Changes to Senate Procedures
QUOTE: Frustrated by routine filibusters and other procedural blockades, Senate Democrats are urging their leadership to negotiate with Republicans to change the rules that govern how the Senate does business. The Democrats would leave intact the ability of the minority party to filibuster legislation and nominations, meaning that in most cases it would still take 60 votes to get anything done. But they want to require senators to be on the floor if they intend to try to debate a bill to death and would make other changes to streamline the Senate’s operations...
New York Times Dec 12, 2008 Obama to Hear Panel on Changes to War Powers Act
QUOTE: Mr. Obama met Thursday with the leaders of a commission that has proposed revamping the legal process for launching military action, to require more consultation between a president and Congress. The proposal would scrap the problematic War Powers Act of 1973, a measure passed in the hangover from Vietnam to give Congress more say in committing troops to the battlefield but largely honored in the breach ever since...
New York Times Nov 19, 2008 City Room: Costco and Food Stamps
QUOTE: Farmers’ markets accept food stamps. The Harlem Fairway accepts food stamps. So does Trader Joe’s in Brooklyn. Even Whole Foods, which has been trying to shake that “Whole Paycheck” image, accepts food stamps. But Costco, the warehouse retailer that made its reputation as the anti-Wal-Mart, generous not only to Costco’s customers but to its workers as well, does not.
New York Times Feb 17, 2008 Play the Race Card At Your Own Peril
QUOTE: ...today's race-baiting tactics do more than just tap into preexisting racial animosity: They actually create and inflame it. And this in turn creates a problem that can last long after the election is over.
Washington Post Feb 17, 2008 A Rotten Way to Pick a President
QUOTE: ...caucuses can be highly undemocratic. They eliminate the secret ballot, forcing voters to declare their loyalties publicly, and are thus vulnerable to intimidation and manipulation. If you can't show up at a specific hour, you can't vote...
Washington Post Sep 28, 2007 The New Affirmative Action
QUOTE: But in the early 1990s, the elite campuses began to pull back from their aggressive affirmative-action policies, and in 1996, California voters passed the California Civil Rights Initiative, also known as Proposition 209. After that, race could no longer be a factor in government hiring or public-university admissions. The number of black students at both Berkeley and U.C.L.A. plummeted, and at U.C.L.A. the declines continued throughout the next decade.
New York Times Jul 03, 2007 Radio Royalties: Reprising Ol' Blue Eyes' Battle
QUOTE: Songwriters receive royalties when their compositions are played on AM and FM radio. But neither musicians nor the music's owners get a dime.
Washington Post Apr 01, 2007 Where's Congress In This Power Play?
QUOTE: Once again, congressional oversight of the growing national security, intelligence and law enforcement establishments has fallen short. But there are now obstacles to reestablishing effective oversight that did not exist three decades ago.
Washington Post Aug 21, 2006 Cold War Missiles Target of Blackout: Documents Altered To Conceal Data
QUOTE: "It would be difficult to find more dramatic examples of unjustifiable secrecy than these decisions to classify the numbers of U.S. strategic weapons," wrote William Burr..."The Pentagon is now trying to keep secret numbers of strategic weapons that have never been classified before."
Washington Post Dec 26, 2005 Debate on Response to Katrina Creates Partisan Divide: Rebuilding Gulf Coast Splits Voters, Politicians
QUOTE: Where rebuilding New Orleans and Gulf communities was seen as a national priority in the days after Hurricane Katrina hit -- most tangibly when lawmakers approved $62 billion in aid just two weeks later -- Congress's race to complete a new round of reconstruction aid this month became fodder for politics-as-usual in the capital, and in increasingly strong tones. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) lumped Congress's slow rebuilding response into an attack on a Republican "culture of corruption and cronyism, coverup . . . and incompetence,"...
Washington Post Dec 02, 2005 Vietnam War Intelligence 'Deliberately Skewed,' Secret Study Says
QUOTE: The National Security Agency has released hundreds of pages of long-secret documents on the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident...an agency historian argued that the agency's intelligence officers "deliberately skewed" the evidence passed on to policy makers and the public to falsely suggest that North Vietnamese ships had attacked American destroyers...
New York Times Aug 31, 2005 Despite more jobs, US poverty rate rises: Percentage of Americans in poverty grew for the fourth straight year, the US Census Bureau reported Tuesday.
QUOTE: ... the lack of long-term improvement is particularly troubling. "There is still a generation of no progress against poverty... we have to confront the fact that ... a rising economy no longer lifts all boats."
Christian Science Monitor Jul 24, 2005 Early Deals Set the Stage for Today's Problems
QUOTE: 'By law, Medicare was prohibited from explicitly considering cost when deciding whether to pay for a new treatment or machine, an edict that remains in place today. "Essentially, they were paying claims," Feder said. "They were simply turning over the keys to the Treasury to the providers."'
Washington Post Jun 28, 2004 The Bishops And Me: How I Squared Church and State
QUOTE: As a citizen I consider it preposterous and wrong for the political parties to impose an abortion litmus test on eligibility for their party's presidential nomination...But that is no reason for the bishops to make the same mistake by imposing a similar litmus test for the right to receive Communion.
Washington Post Feb 08, 2004 Making the Facts Fit the Case for War
QUOTE: "...presidents and other decision makers usually get the intelligence they want. This doesn't mean that intelligence reports should be ignored, but that they must be viewed with skepticism."
New York Times Jun 15, 2003 Affirmative Action Debate Forces Brazil to Take Look in the Mirror
QUOTE: Legal challenges to the State University of Rio's race-conscious admissions policy raise essentially the same fundamental question that is being raised in a Supreme Court case that challenges the University of Michigan's law school admissions standards: Who, ultimately, gets ahead?
Jun 02, 2003 Barred from Heaven: In 1961 a group of women were recruited to go into space. The Mercury 13 tells why they never got there
...for a brief moment, a few of the women — the media dubbed them "astronettes"--sparkled as minor celebrities. But the macho culture of the space program was too entrenched to accommodate them.
Time Magazine Dec 18, 2001 NBC's Drinking Problem
QUOTE: General Electric's NBC subsidiary became the first corporation to hit the bottle, ending more than 50 years of sobriety to self-medicate its bottom line with millions of dollars of TV commercials for hard liquor.It is attempting to dress its decision in the sheep's wool of responsibility...
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