The media couldn't resist the tale of Stubbs the cat celebrating his 15th year as honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska. Many reported that Stubbs was elected as a write-in candidates when the human candidates fell short. Not true. The tiny town has no real mayor, so there was no election.
In advance of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Republican Convention, Robert Siegel speaks with The New York Times writer-at-large Sam Tanenhaus. They discuss the impact that the Civil Rights Act, passed earlier that year, had on the nomination of Barry Goldwater.
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