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"vice president lyndon johnson" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Some of whom end up on the united states supreme court and they end up on the supreme court by successfully navigating the politics of the confirmation process. Something they begin navigating. When they're in law school navigate that process in the united states senate which is in and of itself an anti democratic institution. Each state gets two senators that leaves republicans over represented in the united states. The united states senate creates an asterix but must appear at the end of every sentence that calls the american government of democracy. The number of united states supreme court. Justices fluctuated until eighteen. Sixty nine when the number was set at nine in federal law. Those nine judges were the final judicial authority in a country of thirty eight million people and only thirty seven states in eighteen sixty nine. We now have three hundred and thirty. Two million people whose legal issues are far more complex than the legal issues that face the thirty eight million people who were served by the nine justices of the supreme court in eighteen sixty nine if we had increased the supreme court in proportion to our population increases over time. We would not have eighty-one supreme court justices when the congress chose to have nine supreme court justices eighteen sixty nine. There were only seventy four senators. If we had increased the size of the supreme court in proportion to the united states senate we would now have twelve supreme court justices so the reasonable number of supreme court justices in two thousand twenty one as opposed to eighteen. Sixty nine is somewhere between twelve and eighty one but we still have nine and the political pressure on those nine. Very precious seats has intensified every day since eighteen sixty nine and they are lifetime appointments and so the most important laws in the united states are written and rewritten depending on when elderly people on the supreme court die the death of a supreme court justice has become even more politically significant than momentous than the death of a president when president franklin delano roosevelt died in office in nineteen forty five is vice president harry truman carried on and one world war. Two on the same schedule at fdr would have won the war and president john f. kennedy was assassinated in nineteen sixty three vice president lyndon johnson carried on the kennedy administration's agenda and its legislative agenda was possibly even more successful because of the emotional outpouring and the aftermath of the death of president kennedy but when ruth bader ginsburg died she was replaced as quickly as possible by a judge who could spend even more years on the court than justice. Ginsburg did and spend every day on the job. Trying to undo ruth bader ginsburg's life's work on a supreme court justice dies hundreds of millions of people. Do not know what that means for the rights. The supreme court has been protecting for them and supreme court justice dies. Americans do not know what rights they might lose because of that and so tonight because some supreme court justices retired at the right time and are the supreme court justices died at the wrong time women in texas who have been raped women in texas who are pregnant because their fathers or their uncles or their brothers made them pregnant will not be able to end those pregnancies because the judges put on the supreme court by george w bush donald trump have shown no concern for what happens to the victims of rape and incest in texas. This is exactly what republican presidents have all run on since roe versus wade. If you voted for george w bush if you volunteered to work on his campaign. This is what you voted for. This is what you worked for if voted for donald trump if volunteered to work on his campaign. This is what you voted for this. Is you worked for those politicians and everyone of the voters who supported those politicians. Put the politicians on the supreme court who are threatening your rights tonight leading off our discussion tonight. Cecile richards the former president of planned parenthood federation of america. She's currently co.
"vice president lyndon johnson" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Hardly a day in office that has not been dominated by this all embracing struggle. This conflict between those who love freedom And those who would lead the world back into slavery and darkness. In his farewell, Truman did something most outgoing presidents do. He wished to successor well in urged Americans to support him. Dwight Eisenhower followed Truman into the White House. He was a five star general who helped plan the D Day invasion. But as president when he left office, he did so with this warning. The councils of government. We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence whether sought or unsought. By the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists. And will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination in danger our liberties or democratic process. Eisenhower spoke on January 17th 1961 3. Days later, John F. Kennedy was inaugurated. His presidency ended with his assassination in Dallas in 1963 and his vice president Lyndon Johnson took office. Johnson's presidency saw historic progress on issues like civil rights but dogged by Vietnam. He decided not to run for reelection in 1968. So we used the 1969 state of the union message to say goodbye. I hope it may be said 100 years from now. By working together. We help to make our country more just More just for all of its people. As well as to ensure and guarantee the blessings of liberty. For all of our posterity. That's what I hope. But I believe That At least it will be said. That we pride Richard Nixon followed LBJ into the White House, but his presidency ended in the Watergate scandal. His emotional farewell to members of his administration and the White House staff was.
"vice president lyndon johnson" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Well as change, or I have fallen before you and almighty God. The same solemn oath. Our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three quarters ago and again another example of the pageantry and the transfer of power in what was another closely contested presidential race in 1960 between then Vice President Richard Nixon and the new president, John F. Kennedy. What can you tell us about that inauguration in 1961? What stands out? Well to me. It's my favorite inauguration. Not only because it's the first one. I remember when I was young, but also because of some of the peculiarities that took place that day. For example, Cardinal Cushing Delivered. An implication that day, and as he was starting to speak, the podium started to catch fire. There's a famous picture. Smoke coming from the lectern area with presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy, looking on with looks of Real concern. As a marshal quickly put it out. It turned out to be a short in the electrical system. We also have amazing inaugural address that day. We just heard parts of it. Certainly one of the most famous speeches in history we had Lyndon Johnson when he took the vice presidential hopes that day. Keep botched some of the words of the vice presidential oat. You're supposed to say you accept the post without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. Instead, Johnson just said without any mental reservation, whatever. My favorite part of that ceremony was Poet Robert Frost. He was the first poet ever. Recite upon at a presidential inauguration. He was 86 years old at the time, and he had written a special poem for the occasion called Dedication. But it Weather turned out to be a big problem for frost when he wanted to. Reed is calling to the crowd. It had snowed the night before in Washington, but on inauguration morning There was a very, very sunny day and the sun was reflecting off of the fresh snow, creating a glare for flushed so he couldn't read the words that he had written. The new vice president Lyndon Johnson stood up and with his top hat attempted to create some shade for frost, But nothing worked. He couldn't read. It couldn't read his words. And instead of that new comedy had written for the occasion, called Dedication. He instead recited a no older poem called The Gift Outright one, which he knew by heart. And then the top of our life. Lost, dedicated His poetry for the day to the new president, Mr John Finley. Frosted mixed up John F. Kennedy with a friend of his a scholar from Harvard named John Family. And so the way I like to tell that story is Finley. New Frost family may have been a friend of Frost. But Finley was no Jack Kennedy. And of course, all of this chronicled into the inauguration book with Jim Ben Dad, he's joining us by the way from Los Angeles. In 1981. The inaugural ceremonies moved from the East front to the West Front of US capital. I want to play a little bit of President Ronald Reagan's speech and then talk about the significance of that move. As for.
"vice president lyndon johnson" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Evening friend. We head back seventy two years to november twenty second nineteen forty eight. Marie wilson starring as my friend irma. And we thank you for tuning in on this sunday. Twenty second day of november three hundred twenty seventh day of the year. Thirty nine days remaining till get out of this mess. President roosevelt british prime minister winston churchill and chinese chiang kai shek met in cairo on this date in one thousand nine hundred forty three to discuss ways to defeat japan. We interrupt this program to bring you a special bulletin from abc. Radio air is a special bulletin from dallas. Texas three shots were fired at president. Kennedy's motorcade today in downtown dallas texas and repeat the substance of the bulletin president kennedy and texas governor. John connally shocked from ambush. While the president's motorcade travel through dallas texas just a little while ago at the present moment both men are in the operating rooms at parkland memorial hospital in dallas texas. Both are reported still alive but in very serious condition the first bulletins from abc news on this date in one thousand nine hundred sixty three about what would become the end of an era president is headed for another speech and the motorcade was moving along on the spring way going under a ramp of another freeway when he's place here is the main version on a speech which he apparently had made before being sought president kennedy lifestyle. Today i suppose he said confuse confused with reality. Speaking of supporters are booming. Senator barry goldwater the nineteen sixty four republican nomination. Kennedy says that ignorance information laws prevail. And barnes gabriel handicaps. Nbc's chat huntley and bill ryan ryan. And i have to tell you if you've never seen this coverage it was bare bones broadcasting You had no real backdrop and the table that Huntley and brian and robert macneil and others will working from looked like it was just a sheet of plywood thrown over some sources now in an age of no instant video live videos or by feeds from the scene. Nbc's robert macneil feeds report over the phone from parkland spital relayed by frank. Mcgee ever nbc. Me on the line with report feasible. I had palm buying house. Press secretary malcolm filled up has just announced. The president kennedy died at approximately one o'clock central standard time about thirty five minutes ago being shot during a murder taste drive through downtown dog during motorcade drive through downtown dallas. I died approximately twenty five minutes. Approximately twenty five minutes after the attack. Do place has been meeting and unconscious invalid to the pipeline morial hospital in dallas and giving giving blood friends out fifteen minutes ago fifteen minutes ago reports. Nbc's from dollars through my talking now or marriage marriage after having given the president given the president's last rights land they also had no real monitors no floor operators to really help them to the camera man. They had nothing in there. Airland know earpieces like they did today and so it was raw bare bones reporting by some real professionals. Bill ryan was great and is an underrated. Star of nbc. Chet huntley robert. Macneil and frank mcgee were great in all of this later that same day following the assassination of the president and the wounding of texas governor. John connally vice. President lyndon johnson. Sworn in as the thirty sixth president of the united states. I think nine packed quality of dictaphone was not good. Unless you're right up in it and of course. This dictaphone was several Several feet away when the oath was taken see only recording. We have is there. Were no cameramen well. There was a camera man who shot a picture but there were no audio motion picture television cameraman on board air. Force one It was on this date in one thousand nine sixty eight. The beatles released the double album the beatles commonly known as the white album. Un general assembly granted the palestinian liberation organization observer status in nineteen four in one thousand nine hundred seventy by juan carlos declared king of spain following the death of francisco franco. Who is still dead. And if you don't know that joke sorry British airways inaugurated a regular london. To new york city supersonic concorde service. Mike tyson knocked out. Trevor berbick in the second round becoming the youngest world heavyweight champion at the age of twenty twenty years and four months. Ted koppel retired on this date in two thousand five after hosting nightline for over twenty six years and it was on this date in two thousand five fifteen years ago today. The video game console xbox three sixty went on sale passing away on this date in history. The british pirate. Blackbeard shampoo howard from the three stooges also author. Albus huxley mae. West scatman cruthers sterling holloway. Mary kay ash you know mary. Kay cosmetics and parley baer very fine radio actor and on the screen to and on television. This is the birth date of travel entrepreneur. Thomas cook you heard of his traveler's checks. I'm sure president. Charles de gaulle of hoagy carmichael pilot wiley post composer. Benjamin britten comedian rodney. Dangerfield who still gets no respect actress geraldine page and actor robert. Von of what was the show. The man from uncle happy birthday number eighty two comedian and one of the people in the co founders of monty. Python's flying circus. 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Politicians, Constance Baker Motley
"Hello from Wonder Media Network I'm Jenny Kaplan and this is encyclopedia Britannica. Today's politicians but most of her life fighting for civil rights, she put her life at risk to change the course of American history, but she's often left out of history books. Let's talk about Constance Baker Motley. Constance Baker Motley was born on September fourteenth nineteen, forty one in new haven connecticut she was one of twelve children born to working class immigrant parents from the West indies. Constance. Was a bright child who grew up attending integrated schools and quickly fell in love with reading. She didn't learn much about black history in school. But what she did learn about civil rights leaders inspired her she decided she wanted to become a lawyer, but constance couldn't afford higher education. She took a job as a maid for a while before moving on to work for the National Youth Administration an organization focused on providing work an educational opportunities for young adults. Constance was giving a speech at a local community center one evening when her oratory skills impressed a wealthy white philanthropist. He, offered to pay for constants college tuition. So in nineteen, forty, one constance began attending college at Fisk University in Nashville. She later wrote that the train ride down to Tennessee was the first time she experienced overt racism and Jim Crow laws after being forced to ride in a broken down segregated train car, it was a perspective changing moment for constance two years into her attendance at Fisk Constance transferred to New York University and finished her bachelor's degree in economics. Then in nineteen, forty, four constance became the first black woman to be accepted to Columbia law school. After graduating from Columbia in nineteen, forty, six constants worked for the NWC peas legal staff under Thurgood. Marshall who later became a court justice over the course of her work at the N. double ACP constance assisted with almost sixty cases that ended up reaching the Supreme Court. She also personally argued ten supreme court cases and one nine. Constance is work integrated multiple southern state universities putting her toe-to-toe with racist governors determined to bar black students from schools. She also helped protect the right to peaceful protests and opened up parks for. Black. Americans. She did all that despite the sexism and racism personally experienced during her legal career. Some judges actually turned their backs on her and refused to hear her speak. But Constance didn't let others biopsies bar her from success. Her work made her a key player in the civil rights movement and she even occasionally represented Dr. Martin? Luther. King Junior. Constance was constantly in danger when she was working in the south racists threatened her life and the lives of other prominent figures in the black community constance was barred from staying in hotels. So she had to stay with local activists, but even that didn't make her feel completely safe her friend Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar. Evers. was murdered his own driveway. So in nineteen, sixty, five constance left her work in the south and moved back to New York City. Shortly thereafter, she became the first black woman to serve in the New York State Senate. She was also elected president of the borough of Manhattan which made her the first woman in that role. During her time as a politician constance focused on raising up under served communities in the city like Harlem and East Harlem in nineteen sixty, six president Lyndon Johnson appointed constance to the US. District Court in the southern district
"vice president lyndon johnson" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"And forth for influence in see who could come up with the most weapons of mass destruction. Americans went to bed the night of October 21st with grainy black and white images in their mind from the shows they had watched the night before. Not knowing that a secret drama was playing out in D. C President Kennedy finding out a week before and that the Soviets had nuclear missiles in nearby Cuba. Weapons capable of reaching most of the 48 states. We now call it the Cuban missile crisis. Historians agree. It's the closest we've ever come to trading eight bombs with another nation. Kennedy in a special group of advisers called ex con debated alternatives as JFK went ahead with the midterm campaign trip here to the Midwest, giving the appearance that all was well. He was in Chicago 62 years ago this morning. That's when his brother Bobby, the attorney general, called and said Come home. Exxon has a list of responses for you to consider AIDS, too. The press that JFK had a cold and a fever that he needed to cut the trip short. No mention of missiles was made surveillance photos, which Kennedy and extended pored over in the days ahead. Here, for example, is a medium range ballistic missile base that as them labelled by these specialists, Joint chiefs of Staff wanted to attack Cuban sites and follow with the U. S military land invasion. Kennedy, though, was reluctant. He told his brother Bobby, at one point that the nice thing about his generals was that It could be wrong and never have to live to admit it. The president instead wanted to give his Soviet counterpart Nikita Khrushchev, away to gracefully bow out of the confrontation. Kennedy was still looking at options when he lifted the veil of secrecy to the nation The night of October 22nd evening. My fellow citizens, this government, as promised, has maintained the closest surveillance of the Soviet military buildup on the island of Cuba. Nobody knew a thing about this until that 90 ordered a blockade technically called it a quarantine because of black hair. Considered an act of war at the end of the speech issued a chilling warning be the policy of this nation to regard any nuclear missile launched from Cuba against any nation in the Western Hemisphere as an attack by the Soviet Union on the United States, requiring a full retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union historian Fred Camplin in the new book says What the U. S. Didn't know at the time was that Russia had 40,000 troops waiting for any U. S invasion force in Cuba that the Americans would have been overwhelmed if they had gone through with it at all. A native plus, Caplan says some of the Soviet missiles already an atomic warheads ready to be fired at the U. S. Had Kennedy gone with that plan, Kaplan says it would've meant World War three with Moscow. Instead, Kennedy went against ex cons. Opted to take an offer from Cruz. Jeff, take your missiles at a Cuba will take ours out of Turkey. And that was the end of it. Thing is, history says that what was you'll sing? We were eyeballed eyeball and the other guy blinked. And that was the prevailing wisdom for decades afterwards, including with Vice President Lyndon Johnson, who didn't know how this whole thing played out. He thought indeed that the Soviets had backed down when confronted with military superiority from the U. S and Kennedy's hard line with the quarantine. So when it was time to fill in for Kennedy after Kennedy was assassinated and take over Vietnam, he figured one. I'll just keep upping the ante on my school, and they'll eventually backed down. The DEA will go eyeballed. Abel didn't haven't 50,000 Plus soldiers would die. It's one of those lessons of history learned to wait Certainly in that regard. 8 26 w TMG, Steve School fees back In a battleground state.
"vice president lyndon johnson" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Ah, whether the Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara came in with a program to build 1200 ICBMs and Kennedy's National security advisor McGeorge Bundy said. Look, this estimate this this need for 1200. This was calculated on the basis of the missile gap projections. Now we know they don't have so many. Let's cut this back to 600. And the reason is that we build 1200. The Russians were sitting there with four. They might think that we're developing the ability to launch a first strike and they're going to respond. I have missile buildup of their own, and we're going to be stuck in an arms race on McNamara's response was Well look, The Joint Chiefs of Staff wanted 2000. I've cut it to 1200. That's all that I can cut it without just fomenting rebellion among the military ranks. This is the best I can do. And Kennedy, who at the time believed very much and giving his Cabinet secretaries leeway. Let let McNamara win the argument. So in 1962 Kennedy faces a really crisis the Soviets are building Nuclear missiles in Cuba, You know, just off the coast of Florida when I was a kid. I remember this. I remember seeing maps in my newspaper, which showed the range of the missiles, which included my house in Corpus Christi, Texas. There was a lot of attention here. Yeah, I remember this, too. By the way, Yeah. So Kennedy and advisers had to figure out what to do and whether the wrong move would trigger a nuclear war. It was resolved. But how close did we come to going to war when we came very close, and you know, for many years there was a myth about how it was resolved. And even now The real story is not that well known even though we have capes of all 13 days of Kennedy and his advisers sitting around pondering this. On the third day of the crisis, which was a 13 day crisis, Kennedy is kind of mauling. You think I Khrushchev seems to have got himself in a trap. Maybe we need to give him a face saving gesture. Maybe we should trade the missiles that we have in Turkey for his missiles in Cuba. Nobody pays any attention to this. On the Saturday when the last day of the crisis. Khrushchev issues a telegram Proposing a deal. We'll get rid of our missiles in Cuba. You get rid of your missiles in Turkey. And Kennedy says, where this seems like a fair trade and everybody around the table. Is against this. Not just the generals, but all the civilians Bobby Kennedy, Robert McNamara, George Bundy. All these reasonable people. They're all against this war wreck NATO. This will undercut the church. This will wreck our credibility. Canady lets them talk. And he says, Well, you know, it seems to me now. This was on a Saturday. The war plan. We was going to start attacking the Cuban missile sites on the following Monday, Kennedy says. Well, you know, it seems to me that once we start doing this, we start doing 500 sorties a day against the missile sites and then invade the island, which was planned for the following Friday. Then the Russians would grab Berlin and if it's known that It's known that this proposal was on the table and we didn't take it. It's not going to be a good war. Well, the argument goes on. Kennedy secretly sends Bobby to make the deal with the Soviet ambassador. He kills six people about this. No. Unfortunately, one of the six people was not Vice President Lyndon Johnson, who when he became president after Kennedy was murdered. I thought that the myth that Kennedy himself put out that you know, we went. I bought eyeball of the Russians, and they blink was how it worked, and it heavily influenced his views about what to do in the Vietnam War, and many years later, make George Bundy Wrote in his memoir that It was a tragedy that we kept up this myth for so many years because it led to misperceptions and horrendous policies elsewhere by By which he meant Vietnam. But you know, there's one other thing about this that we've only learned more recently. It turned out, and this was not known at the time that the Russians had already installed nuclear warheads on some of those missiles. It also turned out that the Russians had secretly deployed 40,000 troops. To the island of Cuba to stave off a potential American invasion. So if Kennedy had succumb to all of his advisors and said, Yeah, you're right. We can't take this deal and gone ahead with the airstrikes gone ahead with the invasion. The Russians might very well have launched one of those missiles on warning and the small invasion force going into Cuba would have found themselves being repelled. By 40,000 Soviet trip. We would have been in a war with the Soviet Union. So, you know, One lesson of this is that who you elect us? President really does matter. Sometimes it doesn't. The fact that you have a lot of smart advisers doesn't necessarily seal the deal. Friend. Kaplan's book is the bomb Presidents Generals in the Secret History of Nuclear war. We'll take a break here and then we'll talk. Seymour, this is fresh air. This is fresh air and were speaking with a journalist Fred Kaplan. He has a new book about nuclear war planning. It's called the Bombe Presidents, Generals in the Secret History of Nuclear war. The president over the decades had to deal with this nuclear standoff with the Soviet Union. There were negotiations and reductions at times and crises. Ronald Reagan was known as a Cold War hawk. Of course, he wanted to deploy a this strategic defense initiative. This system that was designed to shoot missiles out of the year was Sina's. Very aggressive because it was a destabilizing But you right that that he was actually a secret nuclear abolitionist and kind of found a kinship with the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Tell us about that. What kind of Reagan turns out to be a much more complicated figure than then? I covered him as a journalist is much more complicated than a lot of people think he was a secret nuclear abolitionist. Many of his aides have said so sense and in fact, He might have been the only person alive who actually believed that the strategic Defense Initiative, also known as Star Wars really would work that would really service kind of an Astrodome. That would be, you know, shoot down every missile and therefore making nuclear weapons obsolete. But, yeah, he was also very distrustful of the Russians and very anti Communist. And so his first You wanted to meet with a Soviet leader, But as he put it several times they are kept dying on him. And then he met Gorbachev and met him in Geneva was in 1985. And their first round of talks. It's very tense. Reagan is complaining about their intervention in third World revolutions and garbage office, complaining that Star Wars is a secret for strike plan. And then they go for a walk along the lake, and they ducked into a cabin where Fire is blazing. And then this part one point Reagan leans over to Gorbachev. It's just the two of them in their translators. And he says You know if the United States was invaded by aliens from outer space Would would Russia come to our defence and garbage dumps it? Absolutely, and Reagan says. I feel the same way about you, and they worked out. They worked back in the conference Hall and the Secretary of State George Schultz, wrote later that the change in atmosphere was was probable that they were laughing and talking with each other as if they were old friends, and it was at that point. That they decided. Okay. We really have to start making some deals. T get rid of these nuclear weapons so You know, Reagan? I'm told that he was a big fan of this of this movie. The day the earth stood still 1951 about. Ah, guy comes from outer space. And tells the earth you have to stop playing with nuclear weapons. Otherwise you're going to get yourself is blown up and we'll have to come occupy you. So you don't Andi had a big effect on him. And that's how you saw things. He gave an address to the U. N once saying, If we were invaded by aliens from outer space, the tensions and rivalries between us here on Earth would look trivial by comparison. You know, on the one hand, this is kind of nutty, On the other hand. Hey, You know what? He's got a point. Maybe you have to look at things from 20 billion miles up to get this kind of perspective. So So did this good will lead to significant reductions in arms. And yes, it started to you might recall that Gorbachev and Reagan were both frustrated that their negotiators were not making much progress. So they met in record Vik, Iceland, and that was when Reagan and Gorbachev kind of spontaneously came to the conclusion that yes, let's get rid of all of our missiles all of our missiles, but then it hit a speed bump. Gorbachev demanded that in that one condition for this is that the United States would never test the strategic defense initiative weapons in space, it would remain a laboratory project. And Reagan refused to do that. So and it fell apart. So Soviets paranoia about this system, which wasn't going to work and Reagan's fantasy about this system prevented what very well could have been the end of the Cold War, the.
"vice president lyndon johnson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The Soviet Union had four. IBM's not four or 500, but four So there was a missile gap, but we were way ahead. And yet the airforce kept pushing for more and more missiles because, well, you know, maybe they'll build more in the years to come. Right that this was an opportunity for Kennedy to rethink this. Yes, it wass and in fact, he had some White House staff members who were saying, look. Ah, whether Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara came in with a program to build 1200 ICBMs and Kennedy's National security advisor McGeorge Bundy said. Look, this estimate this this need for 1200. This was calculated on the basis. Of the missile gap projections. Now we know they don't have so many. Let's cut this back to 600. And the reason is that we build 1200. The Russians are sitting there with four. They might think that we're developing the ability to launch a first strike and they're going to respond. I have missile buildup of their own, and we're going to be stock in an arms race on McNamara's response was Well Look, The Joint Chiefs of Staff wanted 2000, I've cut it to 1200. And that's all that I can cut it without just fomenting rebellion among the military ranks. This is the best I can do. And Kennedy, who at the time I believe very much and giving his Cabinet secretaries leeway. Let let McNamara win the argument. In 1962. Kennedy faces a really crisis. The Soviets are building nuclear missiles in Cuba, You know, just off the coast of Florida when I was a kid. I remember this. I remember seeing maps in my newspaper, which showed the range of the missiles, which included my house in Corpus Christi, Texas. There was a lot of attention here. Yeah, I remember this, too. By the way, Yeah. So Kennedy and advisers had to figure out what to do and whether the wrong move would trigger a nuclear war. It was resolved. But how close did we come to going to war? Well, we came very close. And you know, for many years there was a myth about how was resolved. And even now, the real story is not that well known even though we have tapes Of all 13 days of Kennedy and his advisers sitting around pondering this On the third day of the crisis, which was a 13 day crisis. Kennedy is kind of mauling. He's saying I Khrushchev seems to have got himself in a trap. Maybe we need to give him a face saving gesture. Maybe we should trade the missiles that we have in Turkey for his missiles in Cuba. Nobody pays any attention to this. On the Saturday when the last day of the crisis. Khrushchev issues a telegram Proposing a deal. We'll get rid of our missiles in Cuba. You get rid of your missiles in Turkey. And Kennedy says, where this seems like a fair trade and everybody around the table. Is against this. Not just the generals, but all the civilians Bobby Kennedy, Robert McNamara, George Bundy. All these reasonable people. They're all against this war wreck NATO. This will undercut the Turks. This will record credibility. Kennedy lets them talk. And he says, Well, you know, it seems to me now. This was on a Saturday. The war plan. We was going to start attacking the Cuban missile sites on the following Monday. Kennedy says. Well, you know, it seems to me that once we start doing this, we start doing 500 sorties a day against the missile sites. And then invade the island, which was planned for the following Friday. Then the Russians or the grab Berlin and if it's known that It's known that this proposal was on the table and we didn't take it. It's not going to be a good war. Well, the argument goes on. Kennedy secretly sends Bobby to make the deal with the Soviet ambassador. He tells six people about this. No. Unfortunately, one of the six people was not Vice President Lyndon Johnson, who when he became president after Kennedy was murdered. I thought that the myth that Kennedy himself put out that you know we went I bought I bought with the Russians and they blinked was how it worked, and it heavily influenced his views about what to do in the Vietnam War, and many years later, make George Bundy Wrote in his memoir that It was a tragedy that we kept up this myth for so many years because it led to misperceptions and horrendous policies elsewhere by By which he meant Vietnam. But you know, there's one other thing about this that we've only learned more recently. It turned out, and this was not known at the time that the Russians had already installed nuclear warheads on some of those missiles. It also turned out that the Russians had secretly deployed 40,000 troops to the island of Cuba to stave off a potential American invasion. So if Kennedy had succumb to all of his advisors And said, Yeah, you're right. We can't take this deal and gone ahead with the airstrikes gone ahead with the invasion. The Russians might very well have launched one of those missiles on warning. And the small invasion force going into Cuba would have found themselves being repelled. By 40,000 Soviet trip, We would have been in a war with the Soviet Union. So, you know, One lesson of this is that who you elect us? President really does matter. Sometimes it doesn't. The fact that you have a lot of smart advisers doesn't necessarily seal the deal. Fred Kaplan's book is the bomb Presidents, Generals and the Secret History of Nuclear War. We'll take a break here and then we'll talk. Seymour. This is fresh air journalists. Yvonne Laddie has.
"vice president lyndon johnson" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"We are winning the ideological battle while winning the support of so many young people and working people throughout the country. I have concluded that this battle for the Democratic nomination will not be successful and so today. I'm announcing the suspension of my campaign. And with that we're onto the main event biden versus trump and with the nomination settled the speculation continues to grow over who Joe Biden should and will pick as his running mate. The names on the top of the list haven't changed Kamala Harris Name Me Club. Hr obvious possibilities. But in the last few days Gretchen. Whitmer has moved up the list. Fueled in part by Joe Biden Biden. Started it by telling Brian Williams on MSNBC? That wouldn't have been on his radar for months then. The vice president launched his own. Podcast just what we need is competition the podcasts world from Joe Biden But he's got that podcast going now. He wanted to campaign from his basement with social. Distancing is one of the things. He could do his first guest on the podcast. Who is not a part of his campaign? Was Governor Gretchen. Whitmer that was followed by Biden campaign. Email blast in which the vice president call supporters. What he's been really his he and his wife continue to quarantine themselves at home. The first article that you mentioned he was reading something written in the Atlantic magazine by Gretchen. Whitmer any fuel to the fire. There is a lengthy profile of whitmer this week in politico with the headline the woman in Michigan goes national in the profile. Whitmer is praised by if you can believe it. The Republican Speaker of the Michigan House Lee Chatfield. Who says of her. She resembles an older style of politics. She wants to get things done without tearing people apart. She's the only Democrat. I've seen placate the business. Lobby and the environmentalists seriously. Nobody else can do it now. No chatfield just trying to get rid of her or if he's being sincere But the buzz has been something. I still don't think that she's the one because her resume compared with the two senators especially isn't quite as thick and you're getting Joe Biden was elected vice president running against the person who was a score. She did because she wasn't ready for the main stage. You know that woman from Alaska Sarah Palin and I know Gretchen. Whitmer knows Sarah Palin but still in terms of resume. It is not that much deeper than serpents. I think he needs somebody with more national gravitas more national prisons. A I think so as well I I like to see people who are more vetted I think than the governor although you know like her. Her profile is rising nationally. So people are getting to know her and and they're forming opinions on her. But I have two reasons why I really don't want Governor Whitman to be the VP pick. One is because she has to stay here. We just we already have not just the pandemic if you if you take the pandemic away and it never happened. We still have a crisis you know. We still have the the underserved minority communities the fix the roads the infrastructure water broadband. We need her for all of that and we need her really interesting partnership with the. Lg where he's working with these minority groups and the water warriors and so on to sort of address. Some of these disparities. I don't see a better team in the executive then went Marin Gilchrist right now. So that's one reason and the second reason is I just think by needs to choose a black woman as his VP? Pick and because black women deserve the representation at that highest level their core constituency. They've they've been there for us and you know what they just. They just deserve it. I mean people call this identity politics in kind of look at it like it's a negative thing but I'll tell you what well you've probably had this experience to where when Barack Obama was elected the black people in your life. We're really much more affected by that. Then you and you know the non black or the white people whatever feed your dog weather way but I needed some background music. You know. We're not really sharing the background visuals. Which is a good thing. You think she can sing. So okay well. That's what happens is they're learning on late night. She winkle has doggone every night so we might as well do the same yes. They could bring abby inches. My special girl there must be a bunny or a shadow outside or something for her bark at. I don't know one question I would have to girl and Gilchrist really great talent but I think he suffers from the same problem that some of the people were talking about nationally are having and that is. I'm not sure he's ready to be a number one. He's got a again. He's very raw politics and he's got a lot of talent but he doesn't have that legislative background the long standing relationship of working with the legislature. The same problem. Rick Snyder had really Jennifer Granholm had. They didn't know how to work with their legislation or hurt both. Yeah he would have to choose an algae who does have deep legislative ties. I don't know who that would be it. You know I really want to point. This doubt though is that when Barack Obama won I saw so many of my black friends just break down and cry I mean it was just. It was an experience that is beyond my understanding or my my I mean just beyond the realm of what I can do what I could feel you know understand. I was glad he won. I didn't cry but there was more to it than that. And I think there is something to be said for that kind of representation. A lot of people say it's identity politics and you should be colorblind. But I don't think that's true so I I really think Biden needs to choose a black woman. It's time for them to be at the top of the ticket. Okay well I think the order of importance of the things that he has to weigh his first of all. Who's ready for the Jews? Ready on day. One to become president of the United States the man is seventy what Sony seven years old in great health and all of that silly seventy seven years old. A number two. It's got to be somebody that he can work with. I think because of his relationship with Barack Obama he understands the importance of really being simpatico with number two He wants to have a partner as the vice president of the United States and then number three of the political considerations is the first priority to shore up the Midwest. In which case. You're talking club ajar or Whitmer. Is it to shore up his support in the African American community. In which case you're right. He's talking in terms of Kamla Harris. Perhaps Stacey Abrams although I think she probably feels on the ready for the Office on Day One count. I've heard the name Susan. Rice mentioned former. Un Ambassador under President Obama's a possibility although that would bring Benghazi back into the debate. Those are people that could be considered. But I think that's what's going to go into his decision. I don't think it can make a bad choice. It's just a matter of what works. Best for him. Tamila Harris. I don't think would deliver any sort of electoral. You know advantage to a maybe whitman. Cloves are like you said strong in the Midwest could help get those states back but I. I really think that they can do that from where they're at now whether it's Common Harris or somebody else has a completely different role to play in terms of Showing the base that we are committed to you. We are there for you and we are going to have you represented at the highest levels. The only thing you've got to think about what Senator Harris two issues the first one who really went after Joe Biden in the debates going after him on the issue of school busing even though when push came to shove they really didn't disagree on the issue but she made it sound like they did. Yeah but people move past those things and I think that the two of them working together They could hold a different experiences and slightly different opinions on things. Whether like you say I don't really think they have different opinions on them now. you have to reach you know? She was reaching way back into her childhood right. Joe Biden's had a long career of service law grew your long career and people evolve and I don't think it's entirely fair to say that he is a certain way now that he was then but I think that if the two of them can work together and get their messaging right they would be a pretty powerful team and it would help kind of unites some of the factions that are in the Democratic Party. Now it's interesting. I think back to the nineteen sixty election which Sixty years ago and I was just a kid but that was an election where John Kennedy picked the person who almost beat him for the nomination for Vice President Lyndon Johnson because he wanted the Gravitas of the political power within the Congress of Lyndon Johnson. And they somehow manage to work together even the Lyndon Johnson and Bobby Kennedy hated each other. I do know that they did not seem to be a good pick. I honestly thought it was more about delivering the South but that makes total sense. Who knows what's going to happen speculations. Fun I hope. He doesn't pick anybody for a while just so we can keep betting. The surround the ticket to be settled..
"vice president lyndon johnson" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"The United States would unleash its entire nuclear arsenal against every target in the Soviet Union the satellite nations of Eastern Europe and China even if China hadn't had any involvement in the war and it was estimated this would kill two hundred and eighty five million people no this wasn't just a maze planned this was approved by the joint chiefs of staff by president Eisenhower infected it kind of Eisenhower who was sort of a cheapskate I didn't want to spend a lot of money on conventional arms it was believed that the Soviets might make little incursions all over the place so he came up with a philosophy called massive retaliation the ideas anywhere the Russians go we respond in a matter of our own choosing and it was state policy in classified documents that is the armed conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union well then with the use of the U. S. nuclear weapons that was the policy Eisenhower it's not like he was a bloodthirsty maniac but Eisenhower thought that any war with the Soviet Union would go nuclear was inevitable and therefore he realized that what had to be done was to to turn a war from happening in the first place on the way to do that was to tell the Soviets in no uncertain terms that we will destroy your entire country if you do this and that would deter thanks then something happened in the early sixties the service develop their own nuclear arsenal with a very big that they had weapons that could strike us so this became a policy of suicide in the Serbian strangled in western Europe grabbed West Berlin and we responded by blowing up the Soviet Union they could blow up thus and that's when certain strategist first of all to start thinking about maybe we should have some conventional weapons and armies here and there so we don't have to go nuclear right away but they also thought about limited nuclear war Fred Kaplan his book the bomb the I get the well maybe if the war starts maybe we can just launch some weapons at their military forces and then tell them if you strike back against us will take the weapons we have left over and hit your cities now the people came up with this idea first I had serious doubts whether this was plausible they they thought that they had to bet on it they would that it would all go sky high from the outset but they figure there's a small chance that this might be able to be controlled let's go for and so president Kennedy comes into office with with this situation the war plan was still what was called to sign up sixty two you know the blow up everything gets involved in a in a crisis in Berlin the Russians are threatening by the end of the year we're taking over Berlin now most of you realize this but some of you do not listen to West Berlin it was a hundred miles inside East Germany it was a small enclave of freedom and democracy and there is no way of the Russians decided to occupy West Berlin take it over there was no way we can fight them with conventional weapons so the plan again was tough on leash everything and so there was discussions and and these have now been declassified they weren't when when I wrote my first book they've all been declassified now some of them on tape some of them transcripts discussing this and the the idea was okay well what do they do this they they came up with four faces federations coming to West West Berlin phase one was let's send out a patrol phase two let's send out a battalion phase three was are you know what we'll do some some intimidation will fly some airplanes over places will bottleneck some of their ships would do economics sanctions will have the United Nations pass a resolution condemning this and then phase four was nuclear and there is space for there are three divisions not FOR AZ we should have one nuclear weapon as a demonstration of our resolve maybe they'll back off for B. was we use tactical nuclear weapons we we blow up the whole battalion of their troops with nuclear weapons foresee was all out all out war and there were questions like whoa can we just go in for it Hey what's the chance that it would you know we would would escalate to foresee right away anyway Kennedy and by the way there were people among Kennedy's advisors who thought we can only go to nuclear weapons we shouldn't even bother to build conventional weapons because that might convince Khrushchev that we aren't willing to use nuclear weapons the whole thing of a deterrence our credibility and our power was to convince them that we are willing to use nuclear weapons this is the essence the essence of our defense policy at the time Kennedy decided this was insane this was going to be catastrophic and so he decided to do something kind of clever in the short run when Kennedy was elected the president was widely believed that there was a missile gap Russians were way ahead of us in this story by the time Kennedy entered office we started putting photo reconnaissance satellites over the Soviet Union and it turned out there wasn't a Sucka in fact the Soviet Union which was the believed to have two hundred three hundred missiles turned up at four and they they didn't have very much of anything else either Kennedy had his deputy secretary of defense Leon in Roswell ga Patrick give a speech that he'd been intending to give it the business roundtable in Virginia and the idea of the speech would be to announce there is no missile gap been exploiting this he boasted that he said were churning out ICBMs like sausages so this for the purpose of this speech was the tell Khrushchev we know you're blushing here's how many weapons we have so many weapons you have even if you launch a first strike we would still have overwhelming superiority against you and as a result of the two things first that on test of a fifty megaton hydrogen bomb which really didn't have much military purpose but he did it and second he realizes oh my god the the the blood has been blown he really believes that the United States was planning to launch a first strike the survey in and now he knew that Kennedy knew that he had nothing to fire back at and so what does he do he puts medium range missiles in Cuba twenty million a couple dozen medium range missiles in Cuba would be like having a couple of dozen intercontinental missiles in Russia but then we discover it because R. U. two aircraft are better than Christians people thought they were and then here's where there's kind of a real pleasant and not in that thing about the Cuban Missile Crisis are still a lot of myths this was in nineteen sixty two there's still a lot of nonsense being written about the Cuban Missile Crisis which is struck me as very odd because Kennedy secretly taped all thirteen days of the meetings that he had with all of his advisers sitting around you can listen to these tapes you can order them from the Kennedy library you can read the transcripts of these tapes and you know the myth is you know we went eyeball to eyeball with the Russians and they went there's another method on the Friday night the night before the crisis ended Khrushchev came up with a deal we'll take our missiles out of Cuba if you promise never to invade Cuba is turning heads have been plotting to assassinate Castro as we all know now then on Saturday he comes up with another deal creatures as actually will take on this is out of Cuba if you take your very similar missiles out of Turkey the message has been that Kennedy took the Friday night proposal at a New York the Saturday morning proposal in fact that is not about what happened the proposal comes in Saturday morning and by the way Christopher made that public and Kennedy says and it's on the tapes he says well this seems like a fair trade U. N. would would take this deal it's fair trade everybody around the table goes nuts not just the generals everybody Bobby Kennedy secretary of defense Robert McNamara National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy they all all of them say this world this will end NATO this one humiliate the Turks this would destroy our credibility now the plan was that we were going to start launching air attacks on the missiles in Cuba on Monday two days later and he says well you know and then we're going to invade Cuba three days after that can this is well you know simply looking ahead at what what we're looking at you know five hundred air sorties a day followed by an invasion then the Russians are bound to grab the lead in and blood will start to flow and it's known that this deal was on the table this is not going to be a good war anyway at the end of the meeting Kennedy call seven people into his office and tells them that he's taking the deal I'm sending Bobby Taylor and acid rain drop off to take the deal on the condition that they never reveal it and in fact he told the seven people you don't ever talk about this number and he perpetually he perpetrated the method it was the he he he Nord Saturday and Friday because this was the Cold War is it looked like he had made a deal with crucial office would be appeasement and he would be in deep trouble Fred Kaplan on the history of American policy toward nuclear war his book the bomb one of the seven people that he did not tell was vice president Lyndon Johnson who went into the war in Vietnam and other crises thinking accepting the myth that you go I bought I bought you don't back down you don't pursue diplomacy unlike George Bundy in his posthumous memoir regretted that she said it was a tragedy that we continue this life for so many years because it led to false lessons that lead to further tragedies after the Cuban Missile Crisis Kennedy is sitting looking at the defense budget the next year's defense budget with not Tamara and general Maxwell Taylor is chairman of the joint chiefs they're looking at next year's defense budget especially on nuclear weapons and Kennedy says you don't I don't know why we're spending so much money on nuclear weapons seems to me that forty missiles penetrate you know getting to forty to Soviet cities that would deter the money when the when the Russians have died twenty four missiles in Cuba I would have been deterred by that as the conversation went on he said you know I guess if deterrence failed what happens is that I would want to go after their missiles and yeah I guess I don't take more than forty weapons and in that moment sort of summarized during dilemma of nuclear strategy which was yeah I've only wonders to terror you know you say I'm gonna I'm gonna blow everything up you're gonna be dead if you do anything bad but you know deterrence isn't full proof whether deterrence fails can you put it in as many other people to put incense when she tried to do something that brought it to to run to a conclusion that didn't involve destroying all of humanity what can he wasn't comfortable with this dilemma and so he said obviously we have to end the Cold War that's the real problem here we have to and he gave a speech at American University in June of nineteen sixty three basically it's a beautiful speech look it up calling for the end of the Cold War Khrushchev was eager to be listening to this this press reprinted the speech in its entirety they turned off the jammers on the signals for voice of America for the Soviet people could hear this crucial from price that as as.
"vice president lyndon johnson" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Then in one of those perfect moments capitalism gets very weak applause from the Democrat debate audience just listen to this I want to do something about senator Sanders tweeted last year billionaires should not exist okay what say you I believe in capitalism but I think our goal someone in government and the president of the United States no I don't read too much into that whether it's a whether you were a flag on your lapel pin or whatever else but but taken in toto you start seeing these patterns emerging of who these candidates are in who supports these candidates and what kind of things excite them what kind of things they don't like and I think that most Americans who were sitting at home to the extent that they do watch this I think most Americans increasingly feel these are not my values I think that's what happened in nineteen sixty eight when the nation had elected a Democrat and sixty John F. Kennedy his vice president Lyndon Johnson in sixty four and then in nineteen sixty eight I think Nixon effectively appealed to the idea that the idea of the silent majority was this concept that the left the race riots the craziness well I think you could argue that that was a more mainstream Democrat party in nineteen sixty eight than it is today fifty two years later look at the sorts of things they're promoting I don't have to tell you I don't have to convince you your talk radio listeners you're already aware that's what I tell people all time I'm not a news man I don't deliver news I talked to people who've already read the news it irritates me when someone like Rick Wilson a never trooper makes trump supporters out to be idiots because of a southern accent because they're proud of their country because they fly either flag because they honor the veterans don't confuse that with stupidity no Sir it is in the owner bashed patriotism that is not a sign of a lack of sophistication that is not a sign of an uninformed individual in fact quite the opposite listeners of talk radio are so much better informed than the general public and you got to know that when you talk to I don't come into the show every day with the intention of telling you what happened I talk about what happened and I add perspective to it but I am well aware that most of you are already knowledgeable about what happened and I.
New York: Longest-serving federal judge, named by LBJ, retires at 98
"And a federal judge in New York City was nominated by president Lyndon Johnson is retiring at age ninety eight the New York Daily News reported at U. S. district judge Jack Weinstein was the longest serving incumbent federal judge he was known for favoring lenient sentences in favor of rehabilitation after law school once you work for Thurgood Marshall at the end of a Lacy peak contributing research briefs to the landmark case brown versus board of education which struck down racial segregation in the
"vice president lyndon johnson" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Member twenty second nineteen sixty three John F. Kennedy the president of the United States was gunned down in Dallas ever since then the controversy has continued I remember that day I was thirteen years old I remember seen Walter Cronkite on CBS news Dallas Texas the flash apparently official president Kennedy died at one PM central standard time two o'clock eastern standard time some thirty eight minutes ago vice president Lyndon Johnson has left the hospital and Dallas but we do not know to where he has proceeded presumably he will be taking the oath of office shortly and become the thirty sixth president of the United States is an amazing moment a tragic moment a moment that this country still has not recuperated from at all many theories of course about the death of JFK the conspiracies as a matter of fact the I've recently come back from an office wall conference in New Orleans where we talked about that situation and so many people believing that Oswald was simply what he said he was a Patsy something else has been going on in a moment Richard Belser joins us his book hit list and in depth investigation of the mysterious deaths of witnesses to the JFK assassination what will that tell you he's next with us on coast to coast AM.
"vice president lyndon johnson" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"This morning's Washington journal the book is titled the glory and the burden the American presidency from FDR to trump I was small is a professor at university of Notre Dame good Sunday morning thanks for being with us good morning why'd you write the book why did I write the book I wrote the book because I thought after thirty eight years of teaching at Notre Dame and teaching mostly about the American presidency in the media that I might have a few larger thoughts to offer and as I was working through it. I thought to myself that we tend to focus on the individuals who were present but we don't look at the presidency as an institution as much as we should. and I found a number of things that struck me use being interested for example good for the first third of the twentieth century the Republicans were dominant for the second third the Democrats were dominant but really in the latter portion of the twentieth century we kept going back and forth between the Republicans and the Democrats Democrats and Republicans I got me to thinking and then also we change the kinds of people who were elected to the presidency and that really begins in nineteen seventy six with the election of Jimmy Carter. and we have an outsider. someone from outside Washington who is taking over as president and when you think about it who did he succeed will Gerry Ford of Washington figure Richard Nixon twice a vice president Lyndon Johnson president and Senate Majority Leader John Kennedy a senator for a number of years so that we moved from the insider to the outside so there were all sorts of larger questions that I thought deserved exploration well to that point in the book you write the following early in the nineteen seventy six campaign in newspaper headlines asked a two word question Jimmy who question mark but Carter's triumph over Ford began a significant trend in presidential history the six presidents who preceded Carter as you pointed out were either Washington insiders or well connected in the nation's capital president who followed Carter included these Washington outsiders Reagan Clinton George W. bush Obama and trump yes and I think we can see and you're just devoted an hour and part of it was focused on the Iowa caucus and Jimmy Carter did well in the Iowa caucus he didn't win it though he did not win it and you are correct in saying that. interview no choice the next day on the today show or C. span or anywhere else he did well enough and that was the springboard for his. for his potential nomination other candidates have followed suit put their emphasis on the early contests whether it be Iowa or New Hampshire and we ended up with a much more participatory selection process and I think that has really contributed to the rise of the outsider in the the presidency with Donald Trump being sort of the epitome of the of the outsider someone who had never served a day in government or served in the military and as you point out of the book in the book on president trump an unconventional and unpredictable president produces a future of on nobles and at times unbelievable tomorrow is the most important question to ask about twenty twenty is this will trump fatigue play a decisive role in the final outcome so let's go back to his inaugural speech January twentieth of twenty seventeen and come back and answer that question. for too long a.
"vice president lyndon johnson" Discussed on KTRH
"By the end of as John F. Kennedy famously said in his speech the decade he spoke seven years earlier September of nineteen sixty two in rice stadium go back and watch that speech everybody's in full suit course it was mostly pre air conditioning or for many many places it was still pretty air conditioning so they were used to being a hot John F. Kennedy with the sun in his face gives what I think is one of the finest beaches you ever delivered which came to be known as the we choose to go to the moon speech he was in town to support the Apollo program he had put his vice president Lyndon Johnson in charge of figuring out a project they could demonstrate to the world Yuri Gagarin might have been in space before we were but that we could accomplish something great and that was putting a man on the moon and returning him safely which on this day fifty years ago we did I still love to hear that speech from John F. Kennedy all the eyes of the world now look into space to the moment end of the planets beyond and we have about that we shall not see it governed all right out I didn't realize we had that much of it I don't want to cut the the speech short so we'll start the next segment with that with that gives me a good opportunity I'm sure there are some people in our audience we are so blessed if you think about the resources we have living where we live the people in our community who have done amazing things I'll bet you there's somebody out there in our audience right now who worked on that Apollo mission on that fateful amazing incredible joyous day fifty years ago today was in the room pushing the buttons.
"vice president lyndon johnson" Discussed on KOMO
"All summer long Casper also has free shipping and returns so you'll be able to try your Casper mattress for one hundred nights risk free in your own home go to Casper dot com and use code first light that's one word for one hundred dollars toward the purchase of select mattresses beds Casper dot com code first light and get one hundred dollars toward the purchase of select mattresses additional terms and conditions apply see Casper dot com slash terms good morning fourteen past the hour on first light for Wednesday July ten the one hundred ninety first day of twenty nineteen let's peel back time to this day July tenth nineteen sixty two as the newly launched Telstar satellite allows the first satellite phone call it comes from AT and T. board chairman Fred capital to vice president Lyndon Johnson good evening Mr vice president this is Fred capital calling from the your station and and remain the calls being relayed through our Telstar satellite is I am sure you know how do you hear me you're coming through the night cap of the progress the satellite was launched this morning from Cape Canaveral by the national aeronautics and space administration has been most gratifying no the first and our conquest of space and Telstar also allows live TV transmissions the same day in nineteen sixty two a patent is issued to Swedish engineer Nils Boland for his three point safety belt for quote use in road vehicles four years later the government makes them mandatory on all cars from nineteen sixty eight on five.
"vice president lyndon johnson" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Rob Brooks gets the holiday off. But I'm not off. I'm here. I hope you there and you're going to participate in the conversation tonight. We have lots to talk about I will tell you that we expect tonight to talk about the Andrew McCabe interview last night. On sixty minutes, we expect to talk a little bit about Saturday Night Live. I think really pretty disgraceful performance Saturday night. I I don't watch it anymore. I don't know. Maybe you do the latest developments in the just jussie smollet case story about Red Sox owners. John Henry, and Tom Werner will go to the White House. And I say hats off to them. They I know from what I've read are not fans of the president. But hats off to them. We will talk about ice detainees. And we've reached out. Of course, we're not going to hear from the group that is sponsoring or supporting this this hunger. Strike they should someone wrote to me tonight. They should eat 'em Ariz. Let the American soldiers are reading in the Middle East. And we'll talk about why certain members of congress get a lot of coverage and others don't. And if we get it all in if we get it all wheel even talk about Colin Kaepernick has to be the happiest X NFL quarterback in history making sixty to eighty million dollars. If you believe the reports, and then there's a satanic temple that wants to give an invocation at Boston city hall. So we got lots to talk about if you want to get on get on early six one seven two five four ten thirty triple eight nine two nine ten thirty. Well, I'm sure the last night many of you had a chance to watch the Scott Pelley. Interview. It's interesting. Pelly never pressed Andrew Andrew McCabe on why you would even consider the twenty fifth amendment. That was really I thought the most interesting aspect of the of the evening. So let's start off with a couple of soundbites just to get us going here. This is CBS Scott Pelley, interviewing Andrew, McCabe who causes pushing a book. I mean, they all worked for the government. Then they write a book. I think if the if you work for the government should not be able to you should be able to write a book, but no prophet all the profit goes back to the citizens who employed you for twenty odd years. So this is Scott Pelley interviewing Andrew McCabe last night on sixty minutes. Did you expect to be fired twenty six hours before you were able to collect your pension? I guess I should have because the president spoke about it publicly. He made it quite clear that he wanted me gone before I could retire. I believe I was fired because I opened a case against the president of the United States. This kind of an interesting perspective. Yeah. I actually that is his did you expect to be fire soundbite the sound bite that I wanted to play is the discussion of the twenty fifth amendment now for those of you who do not have a copy of your constitution. Let me if I can just read for you. It's fairly short amendment. Let me let me get it for you. It's actually not all that short to be honest with you says. It clarifies. It was passed in nineteen sixty seven in the wake of the assassination of John Kennedy, and it talks about you know, in the case of the removal of the president vice president becomes president. We know that whenever there is a vacancy in the office of vice president Lyndon Johnson never had a vice president well headed vice-president with Hubert Humphrey, the vice president between the time of the Kennedy assassination and his election in nineteen sixty four his election his own so that provided for the vacancy. Of a of the vice president. And of course, the first the first. Person to become vice president when the office was vacated was Gerald Ford. Eventually went on to become president and beyond that Nelson Rockefeller. They became Gerald Ford's. Vice president. So it talks whenever the president transmit to the president of the Senate, and the speaker of the house his written declaration these unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office at until he transmits the written declaration to the contrary. Such powers and duties Shelby. Discharged by the vice president as acting president. Now, I believe I believe that that was done by Ronald Reagan at least one point during his presidency. I seem to have recollection of he basically handed over the the the powers of the presidency of George George Herbert Walker Bush when President Reagan underwent some surgery, then we get to the area that is of most interest whenever the vice president of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as congress may law provide transmit to the president the Senate, and the speaker of the house written declaration, the president as an able to discharge the powers and duties of his office of vice president. Shell immediately assumed the powers and duties of thereafter when the president. I miss a line here. When the prep shell the media to transmit the powers and duties thereafter, when the president transmit to the president pro tem of the Senate speaker of the house his written declaration. No inability exists he resumed the powers and duties of his office unless the vice president and a majority of either the principal office officers of the executive cabinet members. Or other such body is congressman provide transmit within four days to the president. Pro tem speaker of the house the written declaration, the president is able to charge the powers and duties of the office. This is a situation where a president has a stroke or the president has a heart attack. And there is serious judgment or the president is brain dead. Now, some of the Donald Trump is brain dead already. I get that. But that's not what we're talking about. So for anyone to assume to assume that you can remove the president based upon. Some observations or his political statements just wrong. And of course, that is what this whole interview with McCabe was yesterday. My opinion. Is an admission of what I believe was the beginnings of a coup d'etat a bureaucratic coup d'etat and the effort was to take him out take President Trump out. He had every reason to fire James, call me, the Democrats thought that call me had interfered in the electoral process, and I think he may have the Democrats thought he interfered in the electoral process when he reopened the Hillary Email situation. So I have other soundbites here from this McCabe interview, which I'll play, but I want to hear from you. If you watched it if you read about it today if you heard about it today. Skied mccabe. This was a cabal of guys who had who had grown up to the ranks of the FBI. And somehow their view of the world did not square with the results of the election of two thousand sixteen and they took it upon themselves. At least they thought about it. Now, I don't know who's lying. Mckay. Mc McCabe is already been accused of being a liar Rosenstein, says caves lying again, I don't know whether Rosenstein is telling the truth, Rosenstein, telling the truth and McCain's tell you the truth, but they got to get their story straight. What? What a snake pit the FBI? When you wherever it even talked about Lisa page it Peter Struck the love birds. But this gives you a sense of what was going on. There was an effort to basically, basically take out the president of the United States. And again, if it could be done to one president it could be done to another president. And at that point, we will lose our country as simple as that. I know people are bitter over that election, but it's not worth sacrificing despoiling the constitution and sacrificing the rule of law under which were all supposed to live six one seven two five four ten thirty triple eight nine two nine ten thirty. Do you believe McCabe who very well? Well, he may face legal problems separate and apart for this from lying to his own FBI agents. Do you believe Rosenstein? I want them all gone at this point. That's my thought a love to hear from you. You know, the numbers. Join us on nightside coming right back. Nightside with.
"vice president lyndon johnson" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast
"Yeah. Oh, my I don't know who did it. But who would hit Eleanor Roosevelt with their own basical tall, so recognizable? You know, what it was? He was probably like Zing. However in nineteen sixty two she was given serious, which activated dormant case of to Burke, Yalo's her bones onto Burkey, low says and it with say with me too. And she died of resulting cardiac failure at her Manhattan. Home on the upper east side on November. Seventh nineteen sixty two at age seventy eight president John F Kennedy ordered all US flags lowered half staff throughout the world on November eighth in tribute to Roosevelt. Among prominent attendees at her funeral in Hyde Park on November ten thousand sixty two were president Kennedy. Vice president Lyndon Johnson in former presidents Truman and Eisenhower. Eleanor was interred next to her husband in the rose garden at spring would the Roosevelt family home at the services politician, Adly Stevenson, said what other single human being has touched and transformed the existence of so many adding she would rather light a candle than curse the darkness and her glow has warmed the world. Oh, she was so good. Yeah. That's we'd so at least she probably got to have some happiness in her life, absolutely. So some extra recognition awards for her in nineteen seventy to the Eleanor Roosevelt institute was founded it merged with Franklin D Roosevelt four freedoms foundation in nineteen eighty seven to become the Roosevelt institute a liberal American think-tank the organization exists to carry forward. The legacy in values of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt by developing progressive ideas and bold leadership in the service over storing America's promise of opportunity to all owner was posthumously inducted into the.
"vice president lyndon johnson" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"They protested merely by existing where they were told they couldn't at one such sit in Birmingham. King was arrested and not for the last time while behind bars, he wrote letter from Birmingham jail a manifesto on the necessity of nonviolent protest kings commitment to these principles of peace and Justice was winning him. The attention of influential mines including president John F Kennedy in a televised address the president put it bluntly, quote, the heart of the question is whether all Americans are to be afforded, equal rights. Equal opportunities. Whether we are going to try. Beat our fellow Americans as we want to be treated, and quote, king rode that wave of enthusiasm to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC on August, twenty eighth nineteen sixty three the Reverend stood before a crowd of two hundred fifty thousand people stretching the length of the National Mall in delivered words that would reverberate through history. I have a dream. One day. This nation will rise up. Live out the true meaning of its creed. We hold these twos to be self evident that all men are created. That moment that speech, solidified king is powerful voice for peace and Justice. But while the world applauded and incredibly powerful man saw something quite different. He saw threat to the established order this man had a vendetta and the means to make Martin Luther King junior's life, a waking nightmare. Coming up will look at Dr king's most formidable enemy, FBI director, j Edgar Hoover. Now back to the story. Gee, you're Hoover was a man who valued control. That's putting it mildly as the founding director of the Federal Bureau of investigation. Hoover. Ran his agency with the brutal officiency of a dictator. He was an institution unto himself in the nineteen sixties his dedication to hierarchical. Order put him at odds with the civil rights movement which sought to expand power to all the people. The main target of Hoover's suspicion was the increasingly public face of the movement, Martin Luther King junior. The public acrimony between the two men would become the stuff of legend it began in nineteen sixty three when Hoover secured authorization from attorney general Robert Kennedy to wiretap king this meant bugging his phone his office, and the many hotels he stayed in publicly president John F Kennedy supported the civil rights movement. But this show. Was that the FBI and the Kennedy administration viewed king as a potential threat to national security? They were particularly concerned that communists had infiltrated his ranks and what harness the civil rights movement as a mouthpiece for propaganda. But with the assassination of John F Kennedy and the ascendancy of his vice president Lyndon Johnson, the political landscape changed dramatically in Johnson. King had a direct line to the highest levels of government, though, the intimidating Texan president and the gentle preacher had their disagreements. They shared a common goal the passage of the historic Civil Rights Act their relationship along with kings, criticisms of the FBI's sluggish response to hate crimes presented further threats to Hoover's control never one to back away from a challenge. The grizzled FBI director went on the offensive one day after the Nobel committee announced its intention to. Award. Dr king the peace prize. Hoover took the rare step of holding a press conference in front of the press. He mounted a full throated defense of the bureau's record on civil rights. He said quote in spite of some remarkable success in civil rights cases, some detractors alleged the F B I had nothing to do in this field. And quote, if the assembled journalists thought they were meant to read between the lines Hoover quickly made his point clear he pressed on quote in view of kings, attitude and his continued criticism of the F B I on this point. I consider king to be the most notorious liar in the country, and quote, the shot had been fired. It would be followed by too far more insidious acts of intimidation. The I was an F B I wiretap recording which splice together audio of king having extramarital sex in hotel rooms in an effort to. Discredit king as a moral leader..
Republicans sign letter saying Trump should win Nobel Peace Prize
"Plan late night debates on the budget package and the hope is for passage late tonight i'm tim mcguire a group of house republicans is pushing president trump for the nobel peace prize because of his work to ease nuclear tensions with north korea ap washington correspondent saga megani reports from the white house eighteen republicans have signed a letter to the norwegian nobel committee saying the president's peace through strength policies are working and bringing the regime to the negotiating table a meeting between the president and kim jong and could be announced this week south korea's leader had earlier mentioned the peace prize as a possibility saying trump could have the prize if the korea's could have the piece president moon was very nice one as suggested i wanna i wanna get peace indiana congressman luke messer unveiled the letter on twitter he's running for a senate seat while several others who signed it are running to become senators or governors saga megani at the white house the obama foundation says it's partnering with the city of chicago to include a public library branch at the yet to be built obama presidential center chicago public library board of directors president lyndon johnson says it's a big deal the first time in our nation's history a public library will be included in a presidential center johnson says the libraries more than a place to put books there are shared spaces and community gathering places there are theaters and art museums are job training and citizenship centers the facility must be approved by the chicago city council along with funding for everything from staffing and books technology.