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"On the creepiness of the signing ceremony for the impeachment articles: Modern presidents have always held such ceremonies and signed big, happy legislation with many pens. Lyndon B. Johnson liked clutching bunches of them in his thick, meaty fist and handing them out personally

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act in the East Room of the White House. 9/10 Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum / NARA

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Cecil W. Stoughton, the first Official White House Photographer, was born #OTD  100 years ago. He captured many of the most iconic images of the presidencies of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Enjoy some of Stoughton's famous photos in today's thread. 1/10

Lyndon B. Johnson takes the oath of office aboard Air Force One shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Jacqueline Kennedy stands to his left, while his wife, Lady Bird Johnson, is to his right. 2/10 Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum / NARA

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once when lyndon johnson didn't like something tom wicker wrote, johnson pulled him out of the press pool, drove him to a remote spot on his ranch, got out of the car, pulled down his pants, wordlessly took a shit by a tree, wiped his ass with leaves, and drove him back

A lot of senators want to have a legislative legacy as influential as Lyndon Johnson’s, but aren’t willing to spend years relentlessly schmoozing and cajoling their peers the way LBJ did.

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Sanders' plan, though all of its costs cannot be precisely quantified, would increase government spending as a share of the economy far more than the New Deal under President Franklin Roosevelt or the Great Society under Lyndon Johnson

President Donald Trump suggested that late President Lyndon B. Johnson might be “looking up” at the impeachment proceedings from hell.

Trump told supporters that former Lyndon Johnson'>President Lyndon Johnson is "probably looking down – or looking up" and thinking impeachment is "crazy."

President Donald Trump suggested that late President Lyndon B. Johnson might be “looking up” at the impeachment proceedings from hell.

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Every American president could have been charged with abuse of power. JFK for the Bay of Pigs fiasco. Lyndon Johnson for misleading the nation on Vietnam. Truman for dropping the atom bomb. Obama for failing to protect Americans in Libya. Lincoln for suspending Habeas Corpus.

Lyndon Johnson'>President Lyndon Johnson was a civil rights champion who forever changed the course of our nation’s history. It is my honor to accept the #LBJaward  this evening. Tune in here to watch:

Republicans called FDR a "socialist" for passing Social Security. They called Lyndon Johnson a "socialist" for passing Medicare. They called Barack Obama a "socialist" for passing the Affordable Care Act. Now, they're calling Democrats "socialists" for seeking decency.

Today in 1965, Lyndon B. Johnson called for legislation guaranteeing equal voting rights for every American. More than 50 years later, that struggle continues. As President, I’d support making Election Day a national holiday, expanding early voting, and automatic registration.

“We are aware of no Pres­i­dent, not even such ruth­less prag­ma­tists as Richard Nixon or Lyn­don John­son, who would have writ­ten a pub­lic state­ment like this with­out so much as a grace note about Amer­i­ca’s abid­ing val­ues and prin­ci­ples.”

52 years ago today, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law by Lyndon Johnson'>President Lyndon Johnson. We must defend and restore the VRA.

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Today in 1965, Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare & Medicaid into law. We must strengthen and expand, not slash, them.

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