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  • Daily Beast Readers Mock Notion of Obama Gay Marriage 'LBJ Moment'

    05/11/2012 2:24:10 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 11, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    One of the best things about the internet is the ability of readers to quickly and easily post their reactions to articles. In the strictly hard copy era before the web, authors who wrote completely absurd articles could be easily shielded from reader reaction. This is no longer the case as evidenced by this Daily Beast article by Lyndon B. Johnson biographer Robert Dallek: Obama’s LBJ Moment with His Gay Marriage Endorsement. Yes, a few days ago Richard Cohen of the Washington Post was yearning for President Obama to become more like LBJ. And now we have Dallek declaring that...
  • Fox's Wallace defends Bush at screening

    12/02/2008 11:37:36 AM PST · by Postman · 93 replies · 3,228+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 2, 2008 | Jon Ward
    "Fox News journalist Chris Wallace on Monday evening defended President Bush against criticism by Hollywood filmmaker Ron Howard that the president has abused his office in a way similar to President Richard Nixon..."
  • JFK: "His Promise Still Grips Us," Says Historian Robert Dallek

    11/16/2003 7:16:13 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 360+ views
    His promise still grips us By Wes Smith Orlando Sentinel November 16, 2003 For all of historian Robert Dallek's reporting on John F. Kennedy's wretched health, sexual shenanigans and political skulduggery, what shocks people more is this: "When I mention that last May 29th Kennedy would have been 86 years old, they just can't believe it," noted the author of "An Unfinished Life, John F. Kennedy 1917-1963." Advertisement Dallek attributes that incredulous reaction to the fact that Kennedy, who was 46 years old when he died of an assassin's bullet in Dallas Nov. 22, 1963, has remained frozen in time...
  • FDR May Not Have Suffered from Polio, Claim Texas Doctors

    11/01/2003 8:12:26 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 14 replies · 513+ views
    Roosevelt may not have suffered from polio, claim Texas doctors Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Clinical evidence shows that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was probably misdiagnosed with paralyzing polio more than 80 years ago, researchers said in a new study released Friday. Texas doctors suggest the four-term president's paralysis was caused not by poliomyelitis but by Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disease that causes the immune system to attack the nervous system. "We feel from the clinical evidence, which is all that exists, that it's more likely that he had Guillain-Barre syndrome," Dr. Armond S. Goldman, emeritus professor of pediatrics at the University...
  • JFK Used Audits to Silence His Critics

    09/04/2003 9:36:52 AM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 20 replies · 564+ views
    Insight ^ | September 4, 2003 | John Berlau
    It didn't seem to bother admirers of John F. Kennedy when a new book reported in May that he had an affair with a White House intern only just out of prep school. Robert Dallek, the sympathetic biographer who revealed this detail in his An Unfinished Life, even was blessed with an invitation to speak at the Kennedy Presidential Library hard by Boston harbor. For many liberals, it seemed a way to put the Clinton affairs in perspective. But there is another revelation in a new book that hasn't been given so much attention by the press and other Kennedy...
  • JFK revisited

    07/15/2003 1:38:04 AM PDT · by kattracks · 24 replies · 413+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/15/03 | Loredana Vuoto
    <p>When Lee Harvey Oswald decided to take fate into his own hands and assassinatePresidentJohnF. Kennedy, little did he know that he would be starting America's fascination with what could have been. In "An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy," historian Robert Dallek attempts to fill in the gaps by painting a more noble portrait of the man and president than his record shows.</p>
  • JFK's liaisons, Jackie's pain

    05/18/2003 6:53:16 AM PDT · by kattracks · 76 replies · 11,473+ views
    New York Daily News | 5/18/03 | TRACY CONNOR
    They say a woman always knows - and Jacqueline Kennedy was no exception. The queen of Camelot was heart-wrenchingly aware of the sexual affairs President John Kennedy engaged in during his years in the White House, a new book reveals. In "An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963," author Robert Dallek details how the President tried to satisfy a voracious appetite for sex by bedding a string of party girls and staffers. In "An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963," author Robert Dallek details how the President tried to satisfy a voracious appetite for sex by bedding a string of...
  • College girlfriends vouch for Mimi's character: She's no Monica

    05/18/2003 6:09:16 AM PDT · by NCjim · 90 replies · 345+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, May 18, 2003 | Jules Crittenden, Franci Richardson and Maggie Mulvihill
    Among the elite young socialites of Wheaton College in the early 1960s, Mimi Beardsley was part of the most envied clique - the most attractive, wealthiest, brightest and most charming girls at the toney school south of Boston. That she could sign herself out on weekends with the words that she would be traveling with ``The President of the United States'' only added to her status. No one then imagined the truth, that the demure former White House intern, now known as Marion ``Mimi'' Fahnestock, was having an extended affair with President John F. Kennedy. It was a secret she...
  • JFK intern admits all

    05/15/2003 1:15:28 AM PDT · by kattracks · 255 replies · 678+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/15/03 | CELESTE KATZ and DAVE GOLDINER
    John F. Kennedy's intern admitted to the Daily News yesterday: "I am the Mimi." Marion (Mimi) Fahnestock, now 60, called it a huge weight off her shoulders to finally reveal her affair with the dashing young President four decades ago. "The gift for me is that this allowed me to tell my two married daughters a secret that I've been holding for 41 years," she said. "It's a huge relief." "It's all true," said Fahnestock, sitting in a pew in Manhattan's Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, where she works as an administrator. Referring to stories in The News this week detailing...
  • Author says JFK had affair with 19-year-old intern

    05/12/2003 11:31:43 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 97 replies · 377+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 12, 2003 | AP
    Author says JFK had affair with 19-year-old internClaim comes from ex-White House aide NEW YORK (AP) -- President John F. Kennedy had an affair with a 19-year-old intern who traveled with him on official trips, according to a new biography of Kennedy. "She had no skills. She could answer the phone," Robert Dallek, author of "An Unfinished Life," told "Dateline NBC" in an interview that aired Sunday. "Apparently, her only skill was to provide sexual release for JFK on those trips and maybe in the White House." Dallek learned of the affair from a White House aide, Barbara Gamarekian, whose...