Sen. Rick Santorum, who is campaigning to become America's second Catholic president, disagrees from the bottom of his gut with the first Catholic to hold the office.
Former White House intern Mimi Alford claims she was JFK's mistress for 18 months in the 1960s. CNN's Mary Snow reports.
The author of a new tell-all book claims she lost her virginity to President John F. Kennedy when she was a 19-year-old White House intern, and that the affair lasted 18 months.
The 1964-model Cadillac hearse that carried President John F. Kennedy's body and casket after his assassination is to be auctioned Saturday in Scottsdale, Arizona, the auctioneer's representatives said.
In "The Obamas," the new book causing a stir with its speculation about the extent of the first lady's political influence, author Jodi Kantor recounts an anecdote: A young schoolgirl tells Michelle Obama that she hopes to someday become a president's wife herself one day. "Doesn't pay well," Mrs. Obama wittily cracks.
A newly discovered version of recordings made aboard Air Force One in the wake of President John F. Kennedy's assassination is being offered for sale at $500,000, the dealer selling the tape said Tuesday.
Through recently released tapes and new interviews, PEOPLE reveals a Jackie Kennedy the public never knew
When you have flown through a heavy storm, the plane tossing one way and another, have you ever wondered whether there was really anyone in the cockpit? That's the feeling that many Americans have today -- as if we are lurching through an economic storm with no one in charge.
A recession loomed large in the nation's rear-view mirror. The economic recovery, still fragile, was marred by chronic unemployment, especially for workers whose jobs had been erased by technological innovation.
Dressed for a later dinner, President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy smile as they greet guests in the grand ballroom. A mariachi band plays behind them. Men and women, the latter wearing the bouffant hairstyles of the time, shake their hands.
Since the late 1940s, it has been an American custom for pollsters and publications to release a ranking of U.S. presidents.
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Guyanese man convicted of plotting to detonate explosives at John F. Kennedy International Airport to life behind bars.
On Tuesday night, Barack Obama looked back more than half a century to October 4, 1957, when Americans were shocked to discover that someone had sent a satellite into orbit around the Earth, and that someone wasn't us.
Pres. Obama addresses jobs, the budget, education, health care, and more in his State of the Union address Tuesday.
A 1963 Pontiac ambulance that supposedly carried the body of President John F. Kennedy after his assassination was sold at a Scottsdale, Ariz., auction Saturday night for $132,000.
Politics is history in the present tense. And this week has been crowded with historic anniversaries that should adjust our expectations upward when it comes to the dark carnival of contemporary politics.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy becomes the 35th president of the United States of America on January 20, 1961.
Vice President Johnson, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, President Truman, reverend clergy, fellow citizens:
"I watched children study famous people in history," Maria has said, "I always thought they should be studying my father"
R. Sargent Shriver, who was responsible for launching the U.S. Peace Corps after marrying into the Kennedy family and joining John F. Kennedy's White House, has died, according to his family.
Thousands of photos taken during John F. Kennedy's 1,036 days as president remain unseen since White House photographer Cecil Stoughton printed and logged them in his darkroom five decades ago.
CNN's Don Lemon talks to Keya Morgan about thousands of personal photos of the Kennedy family.
The JFK Library goes online with the first digital presidential archive. CNN's Mary Snow has more.
The mass shooting in Arizona has raised a political challenge for the Republican Party. Party leaders have spent the last few days rebutting charges from liberals that extreme rhetoric from the right had something to do with inspiring the rampage.
Theodore C. Sorensen, a close adviser and speechwriter to President John F. Kennedy, has died, the White House said Sunday.
The message from President John F. Kennedy's January 20, 1961, inaugural address has withstood the test of time, but not the elements at his grave site at Arlington National Cemetery.
In a few weeks a noteworthy anniversary will arrive: fifty years since the election of John F. Kennedy as president of the United States.
He buried two older brothers killed by assassins' bullets, and FBI files released Monday showed that Sen. Edward Kennedy was the subject of seemingly endless threats throughout his political career.
"My performance art has been grossly misinterpreted by many," the singer Tweeted
When U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated nearly 50 years ago, he left behind a nation stunned by grief and brimming with questions.
CNN's Carol Costello looks at letters that expressed anguish over the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
The Sixth Floor museum releases footage of John F. Kennedy's arrival at Love Field on November 22, 1963.
William Ward Warren was 15 when his dad dropped him off at Dallas Love Field to see President John F. Kennedy arrive in the city, on the same day JFK was assassinated.
In September 1962, at a rally at Rice University in Houston, Texas, President John F. Kennedy told the American people: "We choose to go to the moon."
When I speak to college students, I always push two messages: If you work hard, take risks, leave your comfort zone and never give up, you can do anything you want to in life; and part of life is competition, because no matter what you want, you can bet that someone else wants it too.
The glamorous first lady is captured on her wedding day and at the White House on LIFE.com
The story of the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy is a very American story -- a very human one -- that splits the public.
With the death of John F. Kennedy's brother, Senator Edward M Kennedy, and their sister, Eunice Shriver, the founder of the Special Olympics for the developmentally challenged, there has been a wealth of news stories -- obituaries and otherwise -- about the recurring tragedies endured by what some call America's "royal family."
President Barack Obama's new presidential limousine grabbed some headlines this year - especially in Detroit -- when General Motors announced in January that Obama was getting a brand-new 2009 Cadillac Presidential Limousine, the first presidential limo that did not carry a specific model name.
Tomorrow marks the end of the third week of President Barack Obama's Hundred Days. After what can only be described as a euphoric inauguration, Obama has encountered some trouble.
Sometimes pictures tell a story better than words. On Inauguration Day, we saw Barack Obama, strong and certain, striding purposefully into the presidency.
The Obama administration starts its work today with the highest of ambitions.
When presidents enter the White House, they have approximately 100 days to show what they are made of.
The inaugural address is a seminal moment in the development of every president. This is a relatively short speech, normally thin on detail and big on message points.
After weeks of criticism that she was being too elusive, Senate hopeful Caroline Kennedy is now talking about why she believes she is the best person for the job.
Many Americans are expecting big things from President Barack Obama.
When presidents enter the White House, they have approximately 100 days to show what they are made of.
Wednesday night's vote on the financial bailout was good for future legislators who plan to run for president. For decades, the conventional wisdom has been that sitting senators make bad presidential candidates.
Historical Background: Presidential debates are a product of the television era. In 1960, Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy met in the first general election presidential debate, which was viewed by about 70 million people.
CNN Student News breaks down the details on the history and formats of presidential debates.
For six hours and with at least 60 speakers, Democrats will focus Tuesday on a theme of "Renewing America's Promise" at their national convention.
This year, gasoline climbed over $4 a gallon, and the traffic death toll -- according to one study -- appears headed to the lowest levels since JFK moved into the White House
CNN's Jessica Yellin reports on how the potential vice presidential contenders are performing.
When it comes to vice presidential picks, there have been some good ones and some not so good ones.
The candidate wants to speak in front of Berlin's most dramatic prop. Romesh Ratnesar explains why Germans are hesitant
An operation to remove a malignant tumor from Sen. Edward Kennedy's brain was successful, and the Democrat should suffer no permanent damage from the procedure, his surgeon reported Monday.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the advantages of having surgery on brain tumors like Sen. Ted Kennedy's.
After a six-hour operation, the senator expects to be hospitalized for a week
He's being released from the hospital and will travel to the Kennedy family compound in Hyannisport
Sen. Edward "Teddy" Kennedy -- patriarch of the first family of U.S. Democratic politics -- now faces the battle of his life after doctors disclosed he is suffering from a malignant brain tumor.
CNN's Dan Lothian reports from Boston on Sen. Ted Kennedy's condition.
The longtime politician is taken to Massachusetts General after suffering an apparent seizure
Sen. Edward Kennedy was hospitalized in Boston, Massachusetts, after suffering an apparent seizure Saturday morning, his family said.
Hillary Clinton and John McCain are arguing that Barack Obama is too green for the job. But history shows that when it comes to the presidency, experience doesn't guarantee success
Some historians credit Republican President Warren G. Harding with running the first campaign that made use of celebrity endorsement.
Some are comparing his speech on Mormonism to the one JFK gave in 1960 on his Catholicism. But there are differences
Fifty years ago this Saturday, Laika -- a sweet-tempered stray plucked off the streets of Moscow -- was thrust into the global spotlight when she became the first living creature sent into space.
A California family who lost their home in the wildfires has new hope with the recovery of a dog named Brownie.
New testing on the type of ammunition used in the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy raises questions about whether Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, according to a study by researchers at Texas A&M University
In October 1925, a 12 year-old boy in a small California town wrote in a school assignment that he "would like to study law and enter politics for an occupation so that I might be of some good to the people." The boy: Richard Milhous Nixon, some 43 years before being elected the nation's 37th president.
Ron Howard had an interesting point.
Everyone has CEO fantasies. But mine aren't about running a multinational; they're about fabulous offices, sweeping views, luxe travel. So a test-ride on US Helicopter's new Manhattan-to-J.F.K. airport shuttle (launching March 13; $159 each way) is total wish fulfillment.
Everyone has CEO fantasies. But mine aren't about running a multinational; they're about fabulous offices, sweeping views, luxe travel. So a test-ride on US Helicopter's new Manhattan-to-J.F.K. air...
As a child at the White House, Caroline Kennedy got early lessons in the power of words.
You might imagine that soaring fuel costs, vicious fare wars, and the specter of bankruptcy would discourage a major airline from making any major architectural statements. Not American Airlines: T...
One was a wealthy Bostonian, handsome but sickly, a rakish war hero uncertain about his future.
It seems as if every airline has partnered with a famous fashion designer to outfit employees. Delta has deals with Kate Spade and Richard Tyler, Julien Macdonald (Givenchy) works with British Airw...
When John F. Kennedy ran for president in 1960, he was worried about losing Protestant voters.
On radio, most pundits and polls scored the September 26, 1960, debate between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy a draw, with some giving the Republican contender the edge. But on television, it was no contest.
To those of us who eat, sleep and occasionally drink politics, nearly everything that happens in a presidential campaign is interesting, but very few things are really important.
U.S. presidents have guided us to wartime victory and plunged us into economic depression. All of their triumphs and failures can teach us a thing or two about our own careers.
The aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy has collided with an unidentified dhow while on patrol in the Arabian Gulf, the U.S. Navy said.
"Kennedy is the Remedy," "I Back Jack" and "Leadership for the 60s" are just some of the slogans on posters, buttons and pennants that adorn the walls claiming allegiance to John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
A Queens, New York, man has been charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, including several personal items that once belonged to John F. Kennedy Jr., a spokeswoman for the Manhattan district attorney's office told CNN Wednesday.
The owners of forged love letters purported to be the secret correspondence between President John F. Kennedy and actress Marilyn Monroe are trying to stop the government from destroying them.
Airports are no longer just places to catch planes. Between the shopping, spa treatments, and kiddie museums, who needs to be on the 11:30 A.M. to Dallas? As delays become more prevalent, airports ...
John F. Kennedy may not enjoy a reputation for fidelity, but when it came to his briefcase, his commitment knew no bounds. For evidence, look no further than the lone briefcase that he kept from th...
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Most accounts of the life and death of John F. Kennedy fall into two equally useless categories -- hatchet job or warm, wet kiss. To that extent, President Kennedy: Profile of Power (Simon & Schust...
On average, the 30 Dow industrials have gained a modest 4.1% in the first year of presidential terms since World War II and 3.3% for the past eight terms shown at right. Such subdued advances, howe...
On the face of it, you'd be silly not to be buying stocks nowadays. Corporate profits are swelling, and the economy is starting to boogie. The easy alternatives to equities, like bank CDs, offer a ...
While nobody has made a big deal of it yet, there is a baby-boomer running for President. Bill Clinton, born August 19, 1946, rides the leading edge, the fortunate foam, of that demographic tsunami...
Maybe it's because we grew up in an era of unprecedented economic expansion and mass affluence. Or maybe it's because our parents defeated Hitler and clearly expected something equally big of us. I...
! It wasn't cool to care about money in the '60s, but that shouldn't stop enterprising ex-hippies from making some bread off the relics of their peace- and-love past. You already know how lucrative...
Except for the author's opinions on substantive issues, Tip O'Neill's memoirs make marvelous reading. The former Speaker is a great storyteller, and like Jimmy Durante he has a million of them -- i...
Q. I have a 30-year, $110,000 mortgage at 9% on my house. I want to increase the principal payments during the next 20 years before I retire. Can I simply make bigger payments without renegotiating...
When Joseph P. Kennedy II, Robert Kennedy's eldest son, founded Citizens Energy Corp. in 1979 to provide low-cost heating oil to the poor, some saw the nonprofit company as an ideal political launc...
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