John F. Kennedy

  • jfk Jan 13

    Extensive Collection of JFK Memorabilia Hits Auction Block

    One of the most comprehensive private collections of John F. Kennedy memorabilia that chronicles his life from childhood to the White House is for sale. Hundreds of items associated with the late president are being offered as a single lot by Boston’s RR Auction for a minimum of $1.5 million. The collection includes a handwritten draft of Kennedy’s 1960 speech…

  • jfk Dec 25, 2019

    JFK Letter Promising Santa Safe During Cold War on Display

    In the throes of the Cold War, the Soviet Union was planning to test a massive nuclear bomb in the Arctic Circle. But in a letter to then-President John F. Kennedy, a young Michigan girl was most concerned about the North Pole’s most famous resident. “Please stop the Russians from bombing the North Pole,” 8-year-old Michelle Rochon, of Marine...

  • Professor Nov 23, 2019

    ‘A Serious-Minded Kid:’ Pete Buttigieg Aimed High Early

    Would Peter Buttigieg — the smartest kid in class, language whiz and devotee of John F. Kennedy — use his unusual last name in his eventual run for president of the United States? Or would he have a better shot of winning the voters of the future if he went by Montgomery, his middle name?

  • Donald Trump Nov 9, 2019

    Trump Soaks in Deep South Cheers at College Football Matchup

    President Donald Trump knew where to go Saturday for home field advantage, finding comfort in the Deep South with college football fans cheering the nation’s top two teams — and him. His reception at the showdown between Louisiana State and Alabama contrasted with the scene at Game 5 of the World Series in Washington, where he was booed, and the...

  • director Oct 18, 2019

    New HBO Series ‘Watchmen’ Hopes to Match Original’s Ambition

    Damon Lindelof didn’t take lightly the challenge of adapting the most acclaimed graphic novel of all time. The “Lost” and “The Leftovers” co-creator was a fan of the revered “Watchmen” book ever since his father handed him the first few issues when he was 13 in the mid-1980s. So agreeing to spearhead HBO’s new adaptation didn’t come without a bout...

  • NBC NEWS Sep 17, 2019

    Veteran Television Newsman, Former NBC Political Correspondent Sander Vanocur Dies at 91

    Sander Vanocur, a television newsman who for decades covered momentous events from political campaigns to assassinations, the Vietnam War to the civil rights movement, has died, his son said Tuesday.

  • Donald Trump Sep 10, 2019

    Trump-Backed Candidate Wins North Carolina House Seat

    Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades. But his narrow victory didn’t erase questions about whether President Donald Trump and his party’s congressional candidates face troubling headwinds approaching 2020. Bishop, a state senator best known...

  • Donald Trump Aug 31, 2019

    Too Old for President? Health and Fitness a Better Question

    Science says age is only a number, not a proxy for physical and mental fitness. But with three Democrats in their 70s vying to challenge the oldest first-term president in American history, age’s importance will be tested as never before. Only a few years separate President Donald Trump, 73, from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, 77, and former Vice President Joe...

  • NBC Aug 31, 2019

    Man Convicted of Killing Robert F. Kennedy Stabbed at Donovan State Prison: Source

    Law enforcement sources tell NBC 7 Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, the man convicted of murdering U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, was stabbed in a San Diego-area state prison and hospitalized.

  • Associated Press Aug 4, 2019

    Oscar-Winning Documentary Maker D.A. Pennebaker Dies at 94

    D.A. Pennebaker, the Oscar-winning documentary maker whose historic contributions to American culture and politics included immortalizing a young Bob Dylan in “Don’t Look Back” and capturing the spin behind Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign in “The War Room,” has died. He was 94. Pennebaker, who received an honorary Academy Award in 2013, died Thursday of natural causes at his home...

  • attorney Jul 22, 2019

    Robert Morgenthau, Longest-Serving Manhattan DA, Dies at 99

    Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, who spent more than three decades jailing criminals from mob kingpins and drug-dealing killers to a tax-dodging Harvard dean, died Sunday. He was 99, just 10 days short of his 100th birthday.

  • Virginia Jul 19, 2019

    Nation Marks 50 Years After Apollo 11’s ‘Giant Leap’ on Moon

    A moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s “giant leap” by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at parties, races, ball games and concerts Saturday, toasting with Tang and gobbling MoonPies. At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Aldrin showed Vice President Mike Pence the launch pad where he flew to the moon in 1969. At the same time halfway around...

  • Associated Press May 27, 2019

    Abortion Debate Highlights Divide in Democrat-Led States

    A bill seeking to preserve abortion protections in state law fails to pass a key committee. Lawmakers cite God, church and faith in proclaiming their opposition to it. Abortion-rights groups protest outside a gathering of lawmakers. What sounds like a legislative fight in a state controlled by anti-abortion Republicans is actually quite different. The bill seeking to protect abortion rights...

  • PRESIDENT May 19, 2019

    Pelosi Being Honored With JFK Profile in Courage Award

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is being honored with the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

  • New York May 15, 2019

    Historic JFK Terminal Gets New Life as Luxury Hotel

    The famous winged TWA terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport came out of its decades-long retirement Wednesday with a new life as a luxury hotel.

  • Donald Trump Apr 10, 2019

    Barr Says ‘I Think Spying Did Occur’ Against Trump Campaign

    Attorney General William Barr declared Wednesday he thinks “spying did occur” against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled in remarks that aligned him with the president at a time when Barr’s independence is under scrutiny. Barr, appearing before a Senate panel, did not say what “spying” may have taken place but...

  • PRESIDENT Apr 7, 2019

    Nancy Pelosi to be Awarded JFK Profile in Courage Award

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been named the recipient of the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

  • Donald Trump Mar 25, 2019

    Senate Shuns Green New Deal Amid Claims of Bad Faith

    The Senate turned away from the Green New Deal on Tuesday as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan offered by Democrats. Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate forced the vote as they seek to turn the Green New Deal into a wedge issue in the 2020 elections. Democrats called the GOP’s move a “sham” and...

  • Congress Mar 14, 2019

    Sen. Birch Bayh, Author of Title IX Law, Dies at Age 91

    Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the Title IX federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died at his home Thursday at age 91. Bayh was surrounded by family at his home in Easton, Maryland, when he died shortly after midnight from pneumonia, his family said in a statement. His son, Evan, followed him into...

  • Donald Trump Feb 25, 2019

    Teens Tweet Trump, Find Senate Ally, Score Civil Rights Win

    All the bill needed to become law was President Donald Trump’s signature. It would create a national archive of documents from civil rights cold cases. Students had been working on the project for years, families waiting on it for decades. But time was running out. Legislation dies in the transition from one session of Congress to the next, and unless...

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