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Obama extends non-discrimination to federal contractors

Obama extends non-discrimination to federal contractors

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) --President Obama signed an executive order extending non-discrimination policy against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees to federal contractors.
Gabrielle Levy
Boehner: 'I disagree' with calls to impeach Obama

Boehner: 'I disagree' with calls to impeach Obama

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) --Speaker John Boehner squashed new rumblings from corners of his party to impeach President Obama over his executive actions, including his immigration policies.
Gabrielle Levy
Richard Mellon Scaife, right-wing moneyman, dead at 82

Richard Mellon Scaife, right-wing moneyman, dead at 82

PITTSBURGH, July 4 (UPI) --Richard Mellon Scaife, an heir to a Pittsburgh banking fortune who used his wealth to support right-wing causes, died Friday. He was 82.
Frances Burns
50 years after Civil Rights Act, struggle for equality lives on

50 years after Civil Rights Act, struggle for equality lives on

July 2 (UPI) -- Fifty years after the United States banned discrimination with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the state of equality in America is hardly settled.
Charlene Pacenti
Former staffer: Nixon tried to sleep with Jacqueline Kennedy

Former staffer: Nixon tried to sleep with Jacqueline Kennedy

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) --A former White House staffer for the Nixon administration says the former president tried to sleep with Jacqueline Kennedy while a member of Congress.
Matt Bradwell
Boehner says he'll sue Obama over executive actions

Boehner says he'll sue Obama over executive actions

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) --House Speaker John Boehner said he planned to take the Obama administration to court over the president's use of executive actions to bypass Congress.
Gabrielle Levy
Congress honors MLK, Johnson on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Congress honors MLK, Johnson on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) --Congress honored the work of Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon Johnson on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act.
Gabrielle Levy
History Counts II

History Counts II

Harlan Ullman: A better understanding of history can at least mitigate exaggerating every crisis as the worst in our lifetimes.
Harlan Ullman
Debate on safety net programs exposes divisions 50 years after War on Poverty

Debate on safety net programs exposes divisions 50 years after War on Poverty

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Paul Ryan blaming President Lyndon Johnson's 50-year-old War on Poverty for making things worse for the nation's poor.
Gabrielle Levy
Harry Belafonte reaches deal with Martin Luther King Jr. estate

Harry Belafonte reaches deal with Martin Luther King Jr. estate

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- Harry Belafonte gets to keep three documents given to him by Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King in agreement.
Danielle Haynes

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 31, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 22, 2014.
By United Press International

Ryan report: Welfare programs making poverty worse

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- House Budget Committee leader Paul Ryan of Wisconsin delivered a 204-page critique of the nation's anti-poverty programs Monday, saying they make poverty worse.

Americans split on whether putting troops in Afghanistan was 'mistake'

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Americans are evenly divided about whether going to war in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on U.S. soil was a good decision, a poll found.
Bob Gates' 'Duty'

Bob Gates' 'Duty'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Last week's release of Bob Gates' "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War" was preceded by his publisher's brilliant public relations campaign hyping the book with tantalizingly provocative excerpts.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
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Bonham, Texas: House Speaker designate Sam Rayburn (R) points out a local scenic item to Senate Democratic leader Lyndon Johnson after Johnson flew in for a brief visit to confer on organization of a Democratic Congress 11/6/1954. (UPI Photo)
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Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States (1963–1969) after his service as the 37th Vice President of the United States (1961–1963). He is one of only four people who served in all four elected federal offices of the United States: Representative, Senator, Vice President and President.

Johnson, a Democrat, served as a United States Representative from Texas, from 1937–1949 and as United States Senator from 1949–1961, including six years as United States Senate Majority Leader, two as Senate Minority Leader and two as Senate Majority Whip. After campaigning unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination in 1960, Johnson was asked by John F. Kennedy to be his running mate for the 1960 presidential election.

Johnson succeeded to the presidency following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, completed Kennedy's term and was elected President in his own right, winning by a large margin in the 1964 Presidential election. Johnson was greatly supported by the Democratic Party and, as President, was responsible for designing the "Great Society" legislation that included laws that upheld civil rights, Public Broadcasting, Medicare, Medicaid, environmental protection, aid to education, and his "War on Poverty." He was renowned for his domineering personality and the "Johnson treatment," his coercion of powerful politicians in order to advance legislation.

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