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CATEGORY: Lyndon B. Johnson
Historic Presidential Affairs That Never Made it To the Tabloids
May 7, 2018

FDR and Eleanor had a special arrangement, LBJ had no shame, and Harding had a favorite closet. Read More

How Presidential Assassinations Changed U.S. Politics
April 27, 2018

Four U.S. presidents have been assassinated while in office - all were brought down by gunfire. And each of these presidential assassinations helped usher in a wave of important reforms and a new political era. Read More

LBJ Announced He Wouldn’t Run Again. Political Chaos Ensued
March 30, 2018

How President Johnson’s exit from the 1968 presidential race rocked politics. Read More

10 Modern Presidential Speeches Every American Should Know
February 16, 2018

Presidential speeches reveal the United States’ challenges, hopes, dreams and temperature of the nation, as much as they do the wisdom and perspective of the leader speaking them—even in the age of Twitter. Read More

How a Little-Known ’60s Congressman Unwittingly Upended U.S. Immigration
February 2, 2018

Lawmakers thought focusing on family unification would preserve the immigration status quo. The result was just the opposite. Read More

Buy the Texas Ranch Where LBJ Hid from the Press
January 17, 2018

Part of Lyndon Johnson’s 'Texas White House' is on the market for $2.8 million. Read More

Why the Public Stopped Believing the Government about JFK’s Murder
October 30, 2017

After JFK's assassination, 87% of Americans believed Oswald was the sole shooter. What happened? Read More

13 TV Moments That Defined the American Presidency
September 25, 2017

The history of commanders on camera. Read More

A Brief History of Presidential Drinking
February 13, 2015

Explore the boozy history of America’s chief executives with the author of a book on presidential vices. Read More

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, 50 Years Ago
August 1, 2014

One real and one phantom firefight embroiled the United States in the Vietnam War. Read More