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Warren Commission Staff, Counsel Stand By JFK Assassination Findings

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By Carey Gillam Nov 20 (Reuters) - Richard Mosk knows they got it right. Fifty years after the assassination of Presiden...

Obama, Clinton Families Pay Tribute To JFK

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute Wednesday to former President John F. Kennedy's legacy, joining former President Bill Clinton ...

A Loss of Innocence Came with JFK's Assassination

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

It has been fifty years and I keep waiting for the next Kennedy. But then I realize it is for future generations to find their own Kennedy, the person who will excite them enough to enter public service.

Profiles in Courage: JFK's Lasting Legacy

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

In becoming obsessed with the Kennedys, we not only followed their fashion and lifestyle, we learned about government and politics.

Jack Ruby Documents, Artifacts Revealed

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

Boxes full of documents and artifacts about Jack Ruby, the man who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, have been revealed for the first time in nearly 50 years....

Obama Paying Tribute To JFK Legacy

Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is paying tribute to John F. Kennedy two days before the 50th anniversary of his assassination by honoring ...

Miss Foreman, Grade 2, Nov. 22, 1963

Marci Rich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Marci Rich

It was after lunch, and, if I were to guess, my second-grade class was doing phonics exercises when our principal, Sister Mary Vaughan, announced over the P.A. system that President Kennedy had been shot, and would we all please stop our work and pray for him?

The Kennedy Legacy: Thinking of Where and Who You Are

Pat Waak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
Pat Waak

Here we are over 50 years later once again talking about where we were when John Kennedy died. Rather than that, why don't we change the discussion?

The Drive-Through Killing

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

I looked at the girl in the drive-through window. She was crying. I wondered if my mom was crying. I looked at her. I saw her straighten up in the front seat. She started the Mercury, and we went back home. I never got my hamburger and vanilla shake.

What Can You Do For Your Country? Pay Taxes.

Thomas Allen Moon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Thomas Allen Moon

A half-century later, pessimism has replaced optimism for many of today's college students, recent grads and the many of that generation who cannot afford college. As globalization and technological innovation intensify competition, those who can't bear the cost of college wonder what their future holds.

Memories of JFK, Ed Murrow, and a Film for the Ages

George Stevens, Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
George Stevens, Jr.

We made Years of Lightning, Day of Drums so the world might see and remember what we knew in those days. And now the larger reward is that the film survives so this and future generations may hear the soaring voice and view the vibrant likeness of the man who offered such singular inspiration half a century ago.

One November Nostalgia: Memories of JFK

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

John Kennedy was not a simple man, nor was much about him simple. While he evoked hatred in some, he spelled promise for many, and hope that our democracy would include justice for the poor as well. And yes too, he had charisma, which is not all bad by any means.

WATCH: Priest Remembers Last Rites For President John F. Kennedy

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.22.2013 | Religion

November 22nd, 1963 started off with the thrill of anticipation for Rev. Oscar L. Huber, a Catholic priest who served as Pastor at the Holy Trinity Ch...

The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (Part Three): Legacies

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

One of the reasons why the Kennedy assassination continues to affect millions of people the way it does, even fifty years later, is the sense that we are still fighting the same battle today.

JFK's Real Legacy: Unintended Consequences of Needless Foreign Meddling

Ivan Eland | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ivan Eland

JFK's orchestration of the attempted overthrow of a foreign regime -- Fidel Castro's in Cuba -- is usually treated in American history as a one-off disaster from which JFK's presidency later recovered.

Jackie Kennedy's Five Pregnancies -- the Tragic and the Successful

Steven Levingston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Steven Levingston

Jackie became pregnant for the first time in 1955 but after three months "suffered a miscarriage and learned that carrying and delivering a child would always be difficult for her," recalled JFK's friend and adviser Ken O'Donnell.

Billy Graham's Warning to JFK

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

One week before President John F. Kennedy made the fateful trip to Dallas in 1963, Billy Graham "had an inner foreboding that something terrible was g...

Ask Not! JFK's Legacy Denied. Ask Why Not! JFK'S Legacy Defended.

Frank Islam | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Frank Islam

Yes, as we come to the end of this "Kennedy Half Century," let us make the commitment to carry on his legacy, to assume our own responsibility for the future, and to ask why not. Why not keep America the land of dreamers and doers rather than deniers and defilers?

JFK: A Death in the Family

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

In my 11-year-old mind, it seemed the absolute end of not just my dream, but everyone's. The black community mourned in a way I had never seen before. The light went out of our eyes.

American Promise

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Michael A. Hardy

As President Kennedy suggested 50 years ago, we know that this will not be easy, but will be hard. America can and will win on this issue of providing its citizens quality and affordable health care.

21 November 1963

John Guare | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John Guare

We watched Air Force One land on a strip far away from us. Thousands of us soldiers marched in formation near it. We saw figures who must've been Jack and Jackie step out of the plane.

JFK's Niece Questions If Lee Harvey Oswald Acted Alone

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former Maryland Lieutenant Governor and niece of the late President John F. Kennedy, admitted she doesn't know if Kennedy a...

Honor His Life, Not Just His Death

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Kerry Kennedy

I've been asked again and again how I will be marking this anniversary. When it comes to my Uncle Jack, my father, or any other loved ones we've lost, I believe in honoring lives, not deaths.

People Asked To Share Stories Of John F. Kennedy's Legacy

AP | CARA RUBINSKY | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — There's no shortage of places for people to share memories of where they were 50 years ago when they found out John F. Kennedy had bee...

Dallas: At the Scene of the Crime

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"In Dallas, in November of a year that ends in '3'..." I wrote this one for the 40th anniversary. A decade's passage hasn't changed a thing. Six f...