Kennedys giving Obama Profile in Courage Award

/ May 8, 2017

Kennedys giving Obama Profile in Courage Award

Former President Barack Obama returns to the spotlight Sunday to accept an award for political courage from the John F. Kennedy family, days after House Republicans won passage of a bill dismantling much of Obama’s signature health insurance law. The Democrat has made few ...

'Jackie': More pomp than circumstance

/ Mar 22, 2017

'Jackie': More pomp than circumstance

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There’s a scene near the end of “Jackie” where the just-widowed first lady Jacqueline Kennedy (played by Natalie Portman) is talking with her priest (John Hurt) about the meaning of life and asks, somewhat bitterly, “Is that all there is?” In my head, all ...

Sep 17, 2015

CIA releases Cold War trove of JFK, LBJ intel briefs

The CIA released an unprecedented trove of previously classified intelligence briefs Wednesday from the height of the Cold War that were provided to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. The collection includes about 2,500 “President’s Daily Briefs” that contain intelligence analysis on key ...

Rediscovered tape details JFK-King contact

Jan 20, 2014

Rediscovered tape details JFK-King contact

As Americans reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., an audiotape of an interview with the civil rights leader discovered in a Tennessee attic sheds new light on a famous phone call John F. Kennedy made to King’s wife more than 50 ...

U.S. marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

Nov 23, 2013

U.S. marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

With flags fluttering at half-staff, the United States paused Friday to mourn President John F. Kennedy and a generation’s shattered dreams, cut down 50 years ago by an assassin’s bullet. The young leader’s brutal death, a dark turning point even in an era gripped ...