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March 7, 2014

Man Strikes plea for trying to Shoot President Obama

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An Idaho man charged with trying to assassinate President Barack Obama by shooting an assault rifle at the White House will accept a plea deal. Court records show a Wednesday plea agreement hearing has been scheduled for Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez. One of Ortega-Hernandez’s lawyers, Robert Feitel, also confirmed Monday that he anticipated the case would be resolved by a plea. Ortega-Hernandez was scheduled to be tried later this month for…

50 Years Later, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Civil Rights Strategies Are Still Valid

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger A key adviser for President Lyndon Baines Johnson, told the USA TODAY that their effort pushed through historic legislation that continues to impact society fifty years later. Joseph Califano, who served as domestic policy adviser for the Johnson Administration, discussed several topics including current politics in a wide-ranging interview. He said the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made an enormous difference in history. ‚ÄúRemember, before the…