Lyndon Johnson

President Barack Obama has preached economic opportunity and equal access to education as cornerstones of the legacy he wants to leave behind. But in the contest to host his presidential library, two public universities that serve needy communities fear the playing field has been tilted against them by a pair of elite, private schools with seemingly endless money (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Marks 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had “lived out the promise” envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality.

04/10/2014

Actor Bryan Cranston tells Katie Couric he thinks President Obama's health care reforms are "fantastic." (Getty Images)

‘Breaking Bad’ Actor Loves Obamacare

NEW YORK (CBS DC) – Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston may not be president, but he plays on on Broadway. After his critically acclaimed performance as teacher-turned-meth dealer Walter White, Cranston is starring in All The […]

04/08/2014

Congresswoman says welfare should be called a “transitional living fund." (Getty Images)

Call Welfare “Transitional Living Fund,” Says Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says it’s time to stop blaming economically struggling Americans for their plight. “Maybe the word welfare should be changed to something of a transitional living fund,” she […]

01/09/2014

Although multiple problems have snarled the rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law, it's hardly the first time a new, sprawling government program has been beset by early technical glitches, political hostility and gloom-and-doom denouncements.  (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obamacare Just One In A Series Of Slow-Moving Government Programs

Although multiple problems have snarled the rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, it’s hardly the first time a new, sprawling government program has been beset by early technical glitches, political hostility and gloom-and-doom denouncements.

12/25/2013