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President Eisenhower – The 100th Anniversary Of The GOP – Sept. 21,1953 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Eisenhower addresses a Fundraiser held in Boston on September 21, 1953. With the current election season heading to the final few weeks, begin reminded that Political Parties in America have changed dramatically over the years; none probably as much as the GOP. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was a popular...

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Thomas E. Dewey – Election 1944 – Past Daily Reference Room: Election Edition

Thomas E. Dewey – probably not a name that rings a lot of bells in the world of present-day Politics. But in 1944 and in 1948 he was the GOP’s Great White Hope – first in an attempt to thwart a 3rd term Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and second...

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The Reagan Tax Cut – July 26, 1981 – Past Daily Reference Room

You can’t really talk about the Reagan Years without talking about the Reagan Tax Cuts. And in July of 1981, President Reagan went before the American people to pitch his plan – a plan that remains controversial to this day and has an equal number of supporter and detractors. In...

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James Farmer Of CORE Talks About Civil Rights And The 1964 Election – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

James Farmer, National Director of CORE – Meet The Press – May 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1964 tensions were strained. The Civil Right movement was in fever-pitch and threatening to spill into the streets that Summer. This interview with the National Director of CORE (Congress Of...

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1964 GOP Convention – The Morning After – Convention Snapshot

The GOP Convention of 1964 – On July 17th, it was the morning after. The sobering assessment of what had gone on days earlier was starting to sink in. The Party of Lincoln just became the Party of Goldwater and it was suddenly the end of an era. The Moderates...

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Herbert Hoover Accepts The 1932 Republican Presidential Nomination – Convention Snapshot

Herbert Hoover, in 1932 was in the unenviable position of running for re-election as President on the GOP ticket. During his first term, in fact, some 8 months into it, the great 1929 crash of Wall Street and the ensuing panic that resulted turned what was an economic disaster into...

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Saga Of The Nine Old Men – FDR And The Supreme Court In 1937 – Past Daily Reference Room.

  Click on the link here for Audio Player: With the latest storm of controversy over the “court packing issue”, here’s a reminder the concept rears its head every so often, going back to President Andrew Jackson. The biggest incident took place in 1937 when President Roosevelt suggested...

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Events Of 1953 – Past Daily Reference Room: Through A Glass Darkly Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Year-End 1953 A year of contrasts, 1953 was. Between the Coronation of Princess Elizabeth to the gas chamber execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, to the death of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. It was an interesting year. The news on Stalin was very...

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Election Postmortem 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player:Post-Election 1956 The 1956 Presidential election was interesting in that Eisenhower won a landslide victory, yet both the House and Senate remained in control of the Democrats and that left the Republicans scratching their collective heads. It’s been said that it was the...

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September 21, 1980 – Campaign ’80 And the Empty Chair

Click on the link here for Audio player: News for week ending Sept. 21, 1980 News for this week, ending on September 21, 1980 was primarily consumed with the Presidential Campaign for 1980, culminating in the first debate. With one notable exception; the debate went on without Jimmy Carter. Slated...