War on Poverty

O'Reilly Continues His Attacks On The Poor: 'True Poverty Is Being Driven By Personal Behavior’
Bill-O continues with one of his favorite hobbies -- attacking the poor and disparaging those in need of government assistance. Read more...
Rep. Keith Ellison Responds To GOP's So-Called 'War On The War On Poverty'
Ellison: "On the 50th anniversary of the war on poverty, we should be making war on poverty, not having a war, on the war on poverty." Read more...
Gohmert: I Became A Congressman To Stop Welfare Checks For Single Moms
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) revealed on Thursday that he had become a congressman because he was outraged that single women were having as many as 15 babies and getting welfare checks. Read more...
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...

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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...
Newstalgia Reference Room - Dr. Walter W. Heller - 1961
Newstalgia Reference Room - a Meet The Press interview with Economic Adviser Dr. Walter Heller on the economic climate in September 1961. Read more...
LBJ And The Great Society - January 1965
(LBJ in 1965 - Great plans, great ideas - eclipsed by Vietnam) (Until we get back to normal, Newstalgia is reposting a series of articles on the He Read more...
Exercising The Cautious Optimism Clause - The Economy In 1964
(Sec. of Commerce Luther Hodges - 1964 was something of a fishing expedition) Howard K. Smith (ABC News): “If anyone drew up a list of the seven Read more...
Making The Case At The UN - LBJ In 1965
(LBJ at The UN - selling The Great Society was one thing - Selling Vietnam was something else) When President Johnson addressed the United Nations Read more...