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When a Political Gaffe Torpedoes a Political Candidate

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

It is easy for even the most seasoned candidates to make a mistake. A political gaffe normally results in a few days of being taken off-message, defending or backtracking from one's comments. However, on rare occasions the gaffe is so major that a candidate cannot recover.

The Role Moderate Republicans Played in Passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Keith Runyon | Posted 07.30.2014 | Books
Keith Runyon

The fire that swept America in early 1964 was a derivation of the one that incinerated the nation in 1861: the scourge of slavery and the curse of segregation that followed the Civil War.

The War on Poverty

Bert McCracken | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Bert McCracken

The idea was not the redistribution of wealth but the protection of the ability to earn a decent living through the power of knowledge. Unfortunately, all these ideas soon lost their prominence to a more salient war: Vietnam.

George W. Bush Slips In A Dirty Joke During Civil Rights Speech

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush spoke at a Thursday summit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. He discussed having the sett...

Ryan Budget Flies in the Face of President Johnson's Legacy

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

Not only does the Ryan Budget fail to make investments in our nation's economy, it protects loopholes for Big Oil, prioritizes millionaires and billionaires, and pushes families closer to the edge.

Obama: LBJ's Civil Rights Legacy Reflects 'What The Hell The Presidency Is For'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama honored the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act Thursday, praising former President Lyndon B. Johnson's work to fulfill th...

The White House Hates When Obama Is Compared To This Former President

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Perhaps no historical analogy irks the White House more than the comparisons between Presidents Barack Obama and Lyndon B. Johnson...

How Would Lyndon B. Johnson Feel About Marriage Equality? His Daughters Weigh In

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices

President Lyndon B. Johnson's daughters, Luci Baines Johnson and Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, sat down with Katie Couric this week to discuss their views ...

The Jury's in: Texas Wants MAS, Mexican American Studies is Act II of the Civil Rights Act

Tony_Diaz | Posted 06.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

Only institutionalized racism can explain how 50 years after The Civil Rights act was signed, Texas Hispanic youth do not have equal access to culturally relevant courses.

Fight Over Monumental Air Force One Unfolds

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The foundation that backs the library for President Lyndon Baines Johnson is locki...

Fast Track to Poverty

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Without significant changes, TPP will just be another American factory shuttering, dream shattering trade deal. Of course, the corporations that stand to profit support the current TPP scheme, as they did the other job-destroying trade deals. And so do corporate politicians.

War on Poverty: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Office of Economic Opportunity

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Pablo Eisenberg

When President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared an "unconditional war on poverty" fifty years ago, it marked the first time the federal government had ever launched an aggressive program to eliminate poverty. Sadly, it was the last time an American President turned out to be a strong advocate for poor people.

White House Marks War On Poverty's 50th Anniversary

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says that although progress has been made in reducing poverty, government can still play a positive role in reduci...

WATCH: Take A Peek At Bryan Cranston's Broadway Debut

Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Bryan Cranston is moving from the small screen to the big stage. The 57-year-old "Breaking Bad" star is set to make his Broadway debut later this w...

War on Poverty: Large Positive Impact, But More Work Remains

Sharon Parrott | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Sharon Parrott

Poverty in America is high compared to other wealthy nations largely because our safety net does less to lift people out of poverty than those of other Western nations. The poverty story over the last half-century in the United States is mixed for several reasons.

The True Legacy of the War on Poverty

Billy Shore | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Billy Shore

What will children today be inspired to fight for over the next 50 years? Sequestration budget-cutting formulas? Increasing the power of the NSA to monitor our every breath? Negotiating reductions in the SNAP food stamp program?

'Troublemaker' Hersh Should Be Welcomed Back

Robert Miraldi | Posted 03.02.2014 | Media
Robert Miraldi

It may be a New Year, but it is the same old Sy Hersh, arguably America's best investigative reporter, who is still sticking his thumb in the eye of power at the age of 76 and exposing what he sees as the abuse of power.

Machiavelli Needed in The White House

Francis Levy | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Francis Levy

As we approach the 500th anniversary of Machiavelli's death (in June of 2027), we can rest assured that his influence is alive and well and that he's...

Why We Should Miss John F. Kennedy 50 Years On

William Bradley | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It's a complex and fascinating set of situations, one which would undoubtedly engage Kennedy greatly. It's too bad he's not around to counsel Obama.

George H.W. Bush Given LBJ Foundation Award

AP | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics

HOUSTON (AP) — The Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation has given former President George H.W. Bush an award for his public service and government career. ...

Marriage of the Minds at Airport Anniversary Stay

Christine Negroni | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

When an aviation geek says, "Let's go somewhere where we can watch airplanes take off all day", and the non aviation geek partner says, "Yeah, let's do that", the couple is probably headed to the Hangar Hotel at Gillespie County Airport in Fredricksburg, Texas.

When Presidents Die, Power Transfer Can Be Fraught

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — As President John F. Kennedy lay dying 50 years ago at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Vice President Lyndon Johnson was hurri...

How a U.S. Senator Can Avoid "The Senate Curse" and Get Elected to the Presidency

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Between 1960 and 2008, 50 U.S. Senators sought the Presidency and lost. U.S. Senator Barack Obama broke the nearly half-century "Senate Curse" in 2008 by wining the Presidency.

Historic JFK Assassination Items On Display

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

CINCINNATI -- CINCINNATI (AP) — Many items that make up the searing images from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — from the ill-fate...

Kennedy, Dallas, and 50 Years

Mary Buffett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mary Buffett

50 years have come and gone but as a nation, we have still not come to grips with what happened on that weekend; we may never do so until the last one of us passes away.