You're always going to have people who feel the best way to preserve things is not to let anybody comeRow erupts over LBJ's ranch Nov 29, 2007
I'm sure she is happy to be back at her warm and inviting house and her balcony overlooking the lakeLady Bird Johnson out of hospital Jun 28, 2007
We do not need presidents who are bigger than the country, but rather ones who speak for it and support itEugene McCarthy, anti-war candidate, dies Dec 10, 2005
This is the next and more profound stage of the battle for civil rightsAffirmative action fight decades old-Part3 May 05, 2003
To say that victory is closer today is to believe the optimists who have been so wrong in the past. It is, in the opinion of this reporter, that the only rational way out is to negotiate, not as victors, but as an honorable people who upheld their pledge to defend democracy ... and did the best they couldPeople Aug 27, 2002
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.