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President John F Kennedy

JFK Museum Releases Condolence Letters 50 Years Later

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — A series of condolence messages sent after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago was released Tuesday from the perso...

The Day President Kennedy Died

Diane Ravitch | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

I met John Kennedy twice. He came to meet with the political science majors in 1958, and we spent an hour or so talking about the issues facing the nation. He was charming, handsome, funny, well-informed.

A Kid's Memory of November 22, 1963: The World That Was and Is No More

Howard Barbanel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Howard Barbanel

I was 5-years-old on Friday, November 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Even we kids could perceive the paradigm shift that took place as a result of that horrendous event and recall the somber and mournful tone of the next few days.

On Channeling Kennedy, Our Failure of Imagination and America's Two Other Crises

Darryl Woodard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Darryl Woodard

Yes, it's been 50 years since President Kennedy's assassination, but let's remember him for his ability to inspire all Americans to boldly risk the imagine to become reality, instead of all the conspiracy theories.

On The Anniversary Of Kennedy's Death, These Photos Show The President Doing What He Did Best In Life

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death, many are remembering key moments from the former Commander-in-Chief's life. Below, a ...

An Idealist Without Illusions

Gary Hart | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Gary Hart

For those of us powerfully motivated toward public service by the Kennedy challenge to our idealism, one not heard since then, we choose to believe that he had the potential to become that rare political leader beyond politics, certainly beyond partisanship.

What Is The 'Magic Bullet' Theory?

LiveScience | Marc Lallanilla | Posted 11.24.2013 | Science

Among the melee of conspiracy theories that have risen and fallen in the years since the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, one theory...

Why the Assassination of JFK Matters 50 Years Later

Peter Cummings | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science
Peter Cummings

The truth has become buried in a quagmire of junk science and as a result, the underlying principles of this country, truth, justice and liberty for all, have been lost. Much more than John F. Kennedy died in November 1963; in many ways our nation died with him.

Farah Mohamed

Former Presidential Candidate On JFK Assassination: 'American Journalism Never Followed Up On That Story'

HuffingtonPost.com | Farah Mohamed | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death nears, former presidential candidate Gary Hart, a member of the Senate comm...

Remembering November 22, 1963

Susan Berger | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Susan Berger

After brunch we turned on the television and watched Jack Ruby shoot Lee Harvey Oswald on live TV. That was the day that I became a news junkie.

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...

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.

JFK Remembered In Film And Television

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 11.14.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wide range of actors have played President John F. Kennedy in the movies and on TV, starting even before his assassination 50 y...

Americans Recall Where They Were When They Heard Of American Tragedy

AP | ADAM GELLER | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

-- They can still hear the voice that brought the news, breaking into a song on the car radio or disrupting a lesson over a school public address spe...

JFK Assassination: 2 Probes, 2 Different Conclusions

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

-- Separated by 15 years that encompassed a tumultuous period in American history, the two official U.S. government investigations into the assassina...

The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (Part One)

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

Given its epic flaws and omissions, it's little wonder that the Warren Report, which the Commission presented to President Johnson with great fanfare on September 28, 1964, has been over the years widely condemned as a monumental government fraud.

Video and Excerpt: The Kennedy Half-Century

Larry Sabato | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Larry Sabato

A cover-up to avoid culpability for missing signs of an impending assassination, or having worked with the assassin in some undercover capacity prior to November 22, is very different from the institutional orchestration of the murder of a U.S. president.

Kennedy's Final Days -- Excerpt From The Kennedy Half-Century

Larry Sabato | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Larry Sabato

Kennedy's final days paint a picture of a man who craved excitement. Perhaps because two of his siblings, Joe and Kathleen, had died young and the president himself had repeatedly faced death, JFK seemed unusually conscious that his time on earth was fleeting.

Kennedy Rosary To Hit Auction Block

Posted 10.11.2013 | Religion

Up for auction this month: one of President John F. Kennedy's personal rosary beads and crucifix. New Hampshire-based RR Auctions plans to put the ...

Calling All JFK Fans

AP | By BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Three cities loom large in the life and death of John F. Kennedy: Washington, D.C., where he was president and senator; Dallas, where he died; and Bos...

Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch

Kitty Kelley | Posted 09.15.2013 | Books
Kitty Kelley

Now comes Barbara A. Perry with Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch, who promises to deliver "the definitive biography" of the woman whose iron-fisted image-making produced the mystique that continues to endure.

Happy Birthday JFK!

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917. Forty-three years later, he became the 35th president -- the youngest man elected to office and the youngest...

My Dad and JFK: Assassination Conspiracy Theorists Keep My Late Father in Their Sights

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Peter Mandel

When will Americans, we of middle age, especially, move on? In the absence of new witnesses or of other fresh and vital information, might it make sense to stop our chattering and to open files on the other parts of our lives?

50 Years Of 'Truth' And Conspiracy About JFK's Killing

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 05.11.2013 | Weird News

-- On the very day John F. Kennedy died, a cottage industry was born. Fifty years and hundreds of millions of dollars later, it's still thriving. It...

Exclusive Preview of the Final Issue of Before Watchmen: The Comedian

Bryan Young | Posted 06.22.2013 | Books
Bryan Young

Before Watchmen: The Comedian #6 comes out on Wednesday at finer comic retail shops everywhere. Here, exclusive to The Huffington Post, is a look at the final issue of The Comedian's story.