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Lyndon Johnson Twists Senator Ribicoff's Arm

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Lyndon Johnson Twists Senator Ribicoff's Arm

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In early 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson wanted to pass an excise tax bill, but, with two members of his party opposing, the bill was likely to die in the Senate. In a secretly recorded telephone call to Senator Abraham Ribicoff on January 23, Johnson is heard applying his power of persuasion.

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