"The Republican National Committee is preparing to change its rules to require presidential candidates seeking the party’s nomination to sign a pledge to not participate in any debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates,” reports @maggieNYT.
@maggieNYT Here’s the last major-party Presidential nominee who refused to debate fall opponent:
@maggieNYT Will Republican candidates for Congress also be required not to debate their opponents?
@maggieNYT Republican convention stopped offering a traditional party platform in 2020 — is that also now out the window for 2024?
@maggieNYT Is Republican National Committee planning to be impartial among Republican Presidential aspirants before nomination is decided?

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LBJ while talking to Walter Cronkite for what turned out to be his last TV interview (about civil rights), tomorrow 1973, ten days before his death at age 64:
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JFK’s prosthetic chair at Trade Mart luncheon, awaiting motorcade’s arrival, Dallas, November 22, 1963:
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Sledding down steps of what is now Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to White House, 1921: #LOC
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A Senator celebrates thirty-ninth birthday with wife at Stork Club, 1956:
Stork Club menu, 1948. Do not miss the Boneless Stuffed Cornish Hen a la Walter Winchell:
Tony Curtis, Yul Brynner and Judy Garland at El Morocco, New York, 1956:
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Scene from “The Way We Were” (1973): Image
Outtakes from photo session for “Way We Were”: Image
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