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Kennedy Family, Guests Had A Pretty Fun Weekend 50 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics

Fifty years ago this weekend, President John F. Kennedy and his family hung out with guests at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Silent footage of the w...

Bill Clinton For Mayor

Francis Levy | Posted 09.25.2013 | Comedy
Francis Levy

If the qualifications for high position in New York municipal government are a history of sexual peccadillos then why not elect someone with some rea...

Obama on Trayvon: One Speech Captures the Strength and Weakness of the Obama Presidency

Alan Singer | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

We all risk living in the next Detroit. A true memorial for Trayvon Martin would be a federal full employment bill with guarantees that its benefits would reach into every city and town, every racial and ethnic group, and every family and household in the nation.

Lee Harvey Oswald's Wedding Ring Going Up For Auction

Posted 10.22.2013 | Weddings

Just a month shy of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, one of shooter Lee Harvey Oswald's last remaining possessions i...

Ashley Woods

What Do Mike Duggan, JFK And Stubbs The Cat All Have In Common?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 06.28.2013 | Detroit

What do John F. Kennedy, Strom Thurmond and an Alaskan cat named Stubbs all have in common? They are all politicians who ran as write-in candidates...

Kennedy Lights Eternal Flame In Honor Of JFK

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Caroline Kennedy helped Ireland celebrate the 50th anniversary of her father's visit to the country by lighting an eternal flame Saturday. Accordin...

Our Generation's Security Challenge: Eliminating Nuclear Weapons

Joel Rubin | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Joel Rubin

There are approximately 17,300 nuclear weapons in the world across nine countries. Of these, nearly 7,700 are in the United States.

JFK & Jackie Kennedy's Life In Houses

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 06.26.2013 | HuffPost Home

A glimpse at how the couple lived before the White House years.

Ireland Honors JFK

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 08.22.2013 | World

DUBLIN — The Irish government and the Kennedy clan celebrated the 50th anniversary of one of Ireland's most fondly recalled moments, the visit o...

Camouflaging the Vietnam War: How Textbooks Continue to Keep the Pentagon Papers a Secret

Bill Bigelow | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Bill Bigelow

Corporate textbook writers seem to work from the same list of must-include events and individuals. Thus, all the new U.S. history textbooks on my shelf mention the Pentagon Papers. But none grapples with the actual import of the Pentagon Papers.

Your Government on War

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Kennedy dared to suggest that peace was complex, that it was not a mere matter of military strength and the power to dominate, and that "our enemy" was not subhuman. The American public was ready to hear this half a century ago. What happened?

It's Small Business Week! Here's 5 Ways To Show Your Support

Forbes | Ty Kiisel | Posted 06.19.2013 | Small Business

Forbes Since 1963 when President John F. Kenney first officially introduced Small Business Week, every president has signed the proclamation to rec...

Austin Powers, Mr. President? A History of the White House Movie Theater

Nola Barackman | Posted 08.18.2013 | Entertainment
Nola Barackman

This past weekend, The White House hosted Pixar's filmmakers for a Father's Day screening of Monster's University. The White House movie theater has been the cinema-in-chief to Presidents for the last 70 years. If those walls could talk.

Wendy Davis for Texas

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The future of Texas will not be found in voices who prefer a Texas in which Hispanics are second-class citizens when they seek to vote and women are second class citizens when they seek to live their lives as they choose and seek a good job and a fair wage.

When the Chinese Became Irish

Frank H. Wu | Posted 08.17.2013 | College
Frank H. Wu

In the Tony-nominated Beauty Queen of Leenane by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, there is a wonderful bit of scenery that explains the power of the ...

JFK's Civil Rights Speech Transformed National Debate

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

On June 11, 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave his Civil Rights Address, calling for the legislation that later became the Civil Rights Act Of 1964....

A Day That Shook the World

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Fifty years ago this week, June 11, 1963, is historically unique in having four major events that shaped the tumultuous decade of the '60s happen on a single date.

JFK and the Environmentalists' Credo

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

When you think about it, world peace and environmental health are closely entwined. It's hard to imagine having one without the other.

See John F. Kennedy's Last Days In Hyannis Port

AP | Posted 08.09.2013 | Travel

HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) — A new museum exhibit tells the story of President John F. Kennedy's last visits to Cape Cod in the months before his assassina...

School for the Commander in Chief

Gary Hart | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

It is one thing for senior members of Congress to say, about complex defense questions, "I trust the experts." It is quite another thing for presidents to do so. It is impossible to be a competent commander in chief, as required by the Constitution, without preparing for that role.

Obama and the Rhetorical Presidency: Lessons From June 1963

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics
Joel K. Goldstein

Obama's party controls only one, not both, houses of Congress, and in the one with a Democratic majority Republicans filibuster many issues, not simply civil rights where southern Democrats complicated Kennedy's presidency.

Amy Winehouse and the Blake Hearts

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 08.04.2013 | Celebrity
Alison Winfield Burns

We can call Amy and Marilyn icons of fashion, yet fashion is something more than a look. It's really a big, bold, unsecret thing. Fashion and persona. It's powerful art, and some like it hot.

When Robert Kennedy Stirred the Nation

Keith Runyon | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Keith Runyon

For the youth of 1968, the very real peril of war was not in the hills of northern Virginia, but far away in the rice paddies of Vietnam, where America's involvement in a civil war was costly, in terms of lives as well as national confidence.

Oswald-Linked Home In Dallas Offered For $500,000

AP | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

DALLAS -- The Dallas rooming house where Lee Harvey Oswald lived in the weeks leading up to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has gone on...

Former Presidential Yacht To Dock On North Carolina Coast

AP | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

BEAUFORT, N.C. -- A former presidential yacht dating to the 1930s is stopping in North Carolina to go on display. The Friends of the North Carolina M...