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Lyndon B. Johnson

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  • Presidents celebrate Civil Rights Act, LBJ and 'lost causes'

    AUSTIN, Texas — President Obama lauded Lyndon B. Johnson on Thursday and offered lofty reflections on the importance of taking political risks to advance causes like the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but steered clear of any political references to his own...
  • Bob Strauss, a remarkable Democrat

    WASHINGTON -- Former Democratic National Chairman Robert S. Strauss, who passed away Wednesday at a robustly lived 95, was a happy political warrior whose talent and energies took him far afield from his chosen playground, even to Moscow where he served...
  • Eva Marie Saint: Not so saintly in 'North by Northwest'

    "I TIPPED the steward five dollars to seat you here if you came in." "Is that a proposition?" "I never discuss love on an empty stomach." "You've already eaten." "But you haven't." That was just a bit of the double-entendre-loaded exchanges between...
  • Numbers Game

    Numbers Game
    According to the number crunchers at the Gallup Poll, President Obama’s approval rating is a little below average for a president at this point in his term. The average is 49 percent for a president in his 21st quarter, in other words, a little over...
  • History on stage: My, but the past looks a lot like today

    History on stage: My, but the past looks a lot like today
    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England — The history play, that genre that at its best transcends the oft-quoted line in Shakespeare's "Richard II" — "let us sit upon the ground, And tell sad stories of the death of kings" — is making a striking...
  • 10 things you might not know about traffic tickets

    10 things you might not know about traffic tickets
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is accused of harassing foreign business executives by using speeding tickets as an excuse to kick them out of the country. Half a world away, Chicago's new speed cameras are churning out tickets. And Deerfield police...
  • National Recording Registry Adds Tunes By Isaac Hayes, Everly Brothers, U2

    The Library of Congress has added another 25 works to its National Recording Registry, a list of tunes that range from 1890s street singer George Washington Johnson's "The Laughing Song" to the Everly Brothers' "Cathy's Clown" to U2's "The Joshua Tree."...
  • 'Scandal,' 'House of Cards,' 'The Bridge,' 'Orphan Black' Among Peabody Winners

    The 73rd annual Peabody Award winners are a typically eclectic list ranging from hits such as ABC's "Scandal" and AMC's "Breaking Bad" to Netflix's groundbreaking drama "House of Cards" to BBC America's buzzworthy "Orphan Black." Among the scripted...
  • Music by Linda Ronstadt, Creedence to join National Recording Registry

    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Linda Ronstadt’s commercial breakthrough album, “Heart Like a Wheel,” the Everly Brothers’ career-rejuvenating 1960 hit “Cathy’s Clown” and Creedence...
  • Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video

    Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video
    President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert. On Wednesday...
  • Michigan Republican Eyes Rare Senate Win

    Robert Griffin, now 90, who rose to be second in the Republican U.S. Senate leadership, was defeated in 1978. Since then, only one Michigan Republican, Spencer Abraham in 1994, has been elected to the Senate and for only one term. Evidence that former...