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The 25 Most Viewed Documents Since 2008
#1 John F. Kennedy
Inaugural Address
#2 Republican Party Platforms
Republican Party Platform of 1956
#3 Democratic Party Platforms
2008 Democratic Party Platform
#4 Republican Party Platforms
2008 Republican Party Platform
#5 John F. Kennedy
Executive Order 10990 - Reestablishing the Federal Safety Council
#6 Democratic Party Platforms
2012 Democratic Party Platform
#7 Republican Party Platforms
2012 Republican Party Platform
#8 George W. Bush
Address to the Nation on the Terrorist Attacks
#9 Ronald Reagan
Inaugural Address
#10 John F. Kennedy
Executive Order 11110 - Amendment of Executive Order No. 10289 as Amended, Relating to the Performance of Certain Functions Affecting the Department of the Treasury
#11 Franklin D. Roosevelt
Fireside Chat on Banking
#12 Barack Obama
Inaugural Address
#13 Franklin D. Roosevelt
Letter on the Resolution of Federation of Federal Employees Against Strikes in Federal Service
#14 John F. Kennedy
Remarks at a Dinner Honoring Nobel Prize Winners of the Western Hemisphere
#15 Franklin D. Roosevelt
1944 State of the Union Message to Congress
#16 Franklin D. Roosevelt
Inaugural Address
#17 Barack Obama
Executive Order 13603 - National Defense Resources Preparedness
#18 Franklin D. Roosevelt
Executive Order 6102 - Requiring Gold Coin, Gold Bullion and Gold Certificates to Be Delivered to the Government
#19 Republican Party Platforms
Republican Party Platform of 1860
#20 George Bush
Executive Order 12803 - Infrastructure Privatization
#21 Abraham Lincoln
Inaugural Address
#22 George Washington
First Annual Message to Congress on the State of the Union
#23 William J. Clinton
Inaugural Address
#24 Democratic Party Platforms
Democratic Party Platform of 1960
#25 John F. Kennedy
Address of Senator John F. Kennedy Accepting the Democratic Party Nomination for the Presidency of the United States - Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles

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2016 Newspaper Endorsements (Largest 100 Papers by Circulation)

updated October 26 @ 18:00 GMT

total count = 67

  • "not Trump" = 2
  • none of the above = 4
  • did not endorse = 3
Hillary Clinton Donald Trump Gary Johnson
Hillary Clinton (D) Donald Trump (R) Gary Johnson (L)
Total Endorsements 54 1 3
Total Circulation 12,679,418 233,326 661,317
Papers that endorsed Obama in 2012 37 0 1
Papers that endorsed Romney in 2012 14 1 2
Papers that did not endorse in 2012 2 0 0
Papers split in 2012 (unable to choose) 1 0 0
See all 100 Endorsements
view 2012 editorial endorsements page
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Editorial Endorsements by the New York Times: 1896 - 2016
Data compiled by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley.
Top 100 Newspapers determined by circulation data available from BurrellesLuce at
Timing of Newspaper Endorsements: 2008 to 2016
Lyndon B. Johnson Today in History
52  years  ago
Lyndon B. Johnson
Remarks at a Rally in Augusta, Georgia
October 26, 1964
Governor Sanders, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls:

When I come to Georgia, it is like coming home. My roots are deep in Georgia. Georgia has given me much to be proud of. Georgia has given much to this Nation's progress, and there is a great deal more yet to be done.

I have been welcomed warmly first in Macon and now in Augusta, this lovely, gracious city. One of Augusta's greatest prides, and justifiably so, is the fact that it is the hometown of one of the ablest and the brightest young men in the United States, your own Governor, Carl Sanders. He is not afraid to stand up and be counted for what is right, for you and for our country, and I am proud of him and I know you are proud of him, too.

It is good to have by my side my longtime friend and loyal colleague, the great Senator from Georgia, Herman Talmadge. He is one of the great Senators of our country and he bears a name that stands for service and duty to the people in Georgia.

You are wise to have chosen as yo ...read full document

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• Radio & TV Correspondents Dinners 40   • Addresses to Foreign Legislatures 74
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