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Five Presidents: Former Secret Service Agent Recalls Those He Protected

Posted on · Clint Hill served five U.S. Presidents as a member of the U.S. Secret Service. He was assigned to protect First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and was with the presidential motorcade when Pres. John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. He also served Texan Lyndon Johnson, as well as Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon and Ford. His latest book […]

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Play Takes Audiences ‘All the Way’ with LBJ

Posted on · The Alley Theatre tonight (Jan. 29, 2016) debuts All the Way, a play about Lyndon B. Johnson’s early years as president and the political maneuvering needed to pass the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. The play, from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan, draws its name from a Johnson campaign slogan from 1964 and is […]

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As Court Strikes Down Texas’ Voter ID Law, Looking Back at 50 Years of the Voting Rights Act

Posted on · Wednesday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Texas’ voter ID law, ruling the 2011 measure violates the Voting Rights Act. The decision sends the case back to a lower court, which will decide whether lawmakers intended to discriminate when they approved the measure. The ruling came down just a day shy of the […]

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Voting Rights Act 50th Anniversary and the Printing Museum: Thursday’s Show (Aug. 6, 2015)

Posted on · Wednesday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Texas’ voter ID law, ruling the 2011 measure violates the Voting Rights Act. The decision sends the case back to a lower court, which will decide whether lawmakers intended to discriminate when they approved the measure. The ruling came down just a day shy of the […]