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Marco Rubio Lays Out 'New' GOP Anti-Poverty Agenda: Same As Old Anti-Poverty Agenda
Sen. Rubio's big speech on poverty is exactly what we expected... just more of the same old trickle-down economics we've been hearing from them for decades now. Read more...
GOP Declares War On The 'War On Poverty' To Mark 50th Anniversary Of LBJ's Initiative
More of the same old anti-government rhetoric from Sen. Marco Rubio to mark the 50th anniversary of LBJ's declaration of a “war on poverty.” Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - An LBJ Press Conference - June 1, 1965
Newstalgia Reference Room featuring an LBJ Press Conference, delivered on June 1, 1965. Read more...
May 15, 1964 - The Long Shot.
May 15, 1964 - 1964 Presidential Primary season. Ambassador to Saigon and GOP Presidential candidate Henry Cabot Lodge expected to win Oregon Primary, chances good in California. Senate GOP pledges to keep the Bobby Baker Scandal probe alive. Michigan Politics - Gov. George Romney and Attorney General Frank Kelly clash on Legislative Reapportionment issue. South Vietnam - 51 S. Vietnamese troops killed in ambush by Vietcong. LBJ and Robert McNamara hold talks on Vietnam situation. Civil Right leader Bayard Rustin pledges 50,000 to protest upcoming Democratic Convention in Atlantic City. Read more...
April 26, 1964 - The Curious Mix Of Optimism And Pessimism.
April 26, 1964 - LBJ Announces substantial Nuclear Weapons reduction. Khruschev announces similar reduction. Cuba tensions resume. Dean Rusk returns from Saigon with upbeat assessment. Robert McNamara concedes winning in Vietnam "will take time". Railroad Union settlement reached. LBJ tours Appalachia promoting War On Poverty legislation. Civil Rights Bill at a standstill. Threatened "stall-ins" at opening of Worlds Fair don't materialize, but 300 Civil Rights demonstrators arrested. Read more...

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April 20, 1964 -  Rain On The Parade.
April 20, 1964 - Springtime in New York. Civil Rights Protests gear up for opening of New York World's Fair. Elderly protest in favor of Medicare. New York Supreme Court gives thumbs down to CORE. Chances for Nelson Rockefeller grabbing Presidential nomination rated as slim. 2nd Conspiracy and Perjury Trial for McCarthy-era Attorney Roy Cohn set as 1st trial declared mistrial. Read more...
March 30, 1965 - Another Inch Deeper.
March 30, 1965. In-depth look at the major stories of the day. Terrorist bombing of U.S. Embassy in Saigon. White House weighs retaliation options. HUAC turns its attention to the KKK and other domestic terrorist groups. Man convicted of robbery and murder and sentenced in absentia in 1920 turns up and faces trial 45 years later. And Charles De Gaulle launched tirade against French Scientists speaking English. Read more...
March 20, 1964 -Spring And The Better Deal.
March 20, 1964 - Three U.S. fliers shot down over East Germany. Cambodia shoots down Vietnamese spotter plane. LBJ at fundraiser offers "Better Deal". Barry Goldwater at fundraiser offers paranoia. Pierre Salinger quits as White House Press Secretary to run for Senate in California. Michigan Governor George Romney blasts Lieutenant Governor over Romney's proposal to strengthen drunk driving laws. First day of Spring. Read more...
Weekend Talkshows Past - Sen. Hubert Humphrey On Issues & Answers - 1964
Weekend Talkshows Past - Issues & Answers from September 1964, featuring vice-Presidential hopeful Senator Hubert Humphrey interviewed regarding the upcoming election, Barry Goldwater, the recent coups in Vietnam, Foreign and Domestic policy. Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - A Dean Rusk Press Conference - Jan. 4, 1968
Newstalgia Reference Room - A Dean Rusk Press Conference. Secretary of State Dean Rusk holds of Press conference, reviewing the events of 1967 and outlining U.S. goals for 1968, and discusses the ceasefire offer to North Vietnam. Less than three weeks later the Tet Offensive would begin. Read more...