Elections

Campaign '96 - final days 0

November 1, 1996 – Campaign ’96: Down To The Wire – The Sprint – The Promises – The Coattails.

Become a Patron! November 1, 1996 – Campaign ’96, the Presidential election down to the remaining few days and the ritual mad-dash across the country, stumping for votes. And pundits peering into crystal balls with predictions at the ready. But this year things were a bit different. The odds were...

Embassy Hostages In Iran - 1980 0

October 22, 1980 – The Embassy Hostage Drama And The October Surprise.

Become a Patron! News for this October 22nd in 1980, in addition to feverish campaigning on the parts of the Carter and Reagan camps, was word that a possible breakthrough in negotiations for the 50 Americans held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran was taking place. But like much...

Bert Lance - Getty Images 0

October 21, 1978 – The Affairs Of Burt Lance – Egyptian-Israeli Speed-Bumps – About Walter Hickel

Become a Patron! News for this October 21st in 1978 had much to do with the continuing, on-again-off-again-stop-and-start Egyptian-Israeli Peace Talks going on at Camp David. Hitting snags on a seemingly hourly basis, the talks were snagged again on this day. The principals were heading back to respective capitols to...

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Sheridan Downey – California Politics In The 1930s – Past Daily Reference Room

Sheridan Downey, one of the longer-running Senators from California, started his career in 1924 as a supporter for Progressive Presidential Candidate Robert S. LaFollett. But in 1932 switched parties, becoming a Democrat in support of Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1938 Downey was elected to the United States Senate where he...

Senator John F. Kennedy - Address in Fayetteville Indiana 1960 0

Sen. John F. Kennedy – Campaign 1960 – The Crucial Importance Of The Presidency – Past Daily Reference Room: Days Of Civility

Sen. John F. Kennedy – Campaign Address at Lafayette, Indiana – April 7, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sen. John F. Kennedy addressing a Campaign rally at Lafayette, Indiana on April 7, 1960. Election 1960; fifty-nine years ago – another time, another century. The issues remain the same...