One of 132 rooms in the White House, the...
VIDEO: This "Confessions of a Republican" attack ad on Barry Goldwater from 1964 perfectly captures the current identity crisis in the Republican party now that Donald Trump has all but clinched the GOP presidential nomination.
VIDEO: Anti-Trump voters say this 1964 political ad by Lyndon B. Johnson perfectly summarises Trump's campaign.
VIDEO: Over the years, the US' involvement in war and other foreign conflicts has led to many conspiracy theories. Here are three of the worst scandals that actually happened.
VIDEO: Over the years, the United States' involvement in war and other foreign conflicts has led to many conspiracy theories. Here are three of the worst scandals that actually happened.
A couple of days after Lyndon B. Johnson and...
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:President_Richard_Nixon_and_former_President_Lyndon_B._Johnson_at_the_dedication_of_the_LBJ_Library,_1971.jpg”] rumours and whispers of Richard Nixon’s ‘treason’ — sabotaging Vietnam peace talks to help his Presidential campaign — have floated around for years, but newly released tapes from Lyndon Johnson’s Presidency confirm that LBJ knew about Nixon’s behaviour and didn’t bother to report it. In previously released […]
[credit provider=”AP”] “The Second Year Curse” is the idea that after getting re-elected for a second term, presidents have had problems maintaining the momentum. Ever since Franklin Roosevelt, two-term presidents have seen their second-terms marred by scandals and failures.
[credit provider=”AP”] President Barack Obama is set to kick off his second term with the State of the Union address tonight, but the question is — will it make history?Sure, it will be historic in the sense that it’s a grand speech from the President of the United States, but […]
The man behind such classic characters as Professor Snape and Hans Gruber is now set to take on former president Ronald Reagan in a new film from director Lee Daniels.
In 1952, Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson thumbed his nose at the new campaign messaging medium of concise television ad spots, thinking that voters would find them insipid. Dwight Eisenhower crushed him in the general election by an 11-point margin, giving Republicans the White House for the first time in […]
The long crawl of presidential nominating contests affords plenty of time for candidates to fizzle, self-destruct, or drop out. Gaffes, scandals, and even tears can sink a campaign well before the party conventions gather to pick the nominees.
[credit provider=”kumanday via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kumanday/276903088/”] President Lyndon Johnson and the “best and the brightest” who staffed his administration led this country into three quagmires. By far the most famous, but perhaps not the most expensive and dangerous resulted from LBJ’s escalation of the Vietnam War.