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Why evangelicals love Santorum, hated JFKupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 09:15:00

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.

Grandmother: I was JFK's teen mistressupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 18:29:00

Former White House intern Mimi Alford claims she was JFK's mistress for 18 months in the 1960s. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

Former intern: Book details Kennedy affairupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 18:29:00

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.

JFK hearse to be auctionedupdated: Sat Jan 21 2012 16:06:00

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.

It's not easy being first ladyupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 09:10:00

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.

Newly discovered tape from Kennedy assassination for saleupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 02:09:00

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. Jackie Kennedy's Secret Lifeupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 14:49:00

Through recently released tapes and new interviews, PEOPLE reveals a Jackie Kennedy the public never knew

Five things Obama should do to leadupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 06:16:00

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.

Brain research the new 'moon shot'updated: Fri May 20 2011 15:45:00

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.

Museum posts video of JFK appearance on eve of assassinationupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 19:40:00

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.

What's wrong with presidential rankingsupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 10:38:00

Since the late 1940s, it has been an American custom for pollsters and publications to release a ranking of U.S. presidents.

Man sentenced to life in prison for JFK bomb plotupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 09:29:00

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.

Can Obama get his Sputnik moment?updated: Wed Jan 26 2011 15:59:00

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.

State of the Union address highlightsupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 15:59:00

Pres. Obama addresses jobs, the budget, education, health care, and more in his State of the Union address Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Ambulance that may have carried JFK sells for $132,000updated: Mon Jan 24 2011 10:12:00

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.

A reminder from history: Politics can lift you upupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 14:39:00

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.

1961: JFK swears inupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 15:37:00

John Fitzgerald Kennedy becomes the 35th president of the United States of America on January 20, 1961.

John F. Kennedy's inaugural addressupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 15:37:00

Vice President Johnson, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, President Truman, reverend clergy, fellow citizens: Maria Shriver's Father, Sargent Shriver, Diesupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 08:49:00

"I watched children study famous people in history," Maria has said, "I always thought they should be studying my father"

Sargent Shriver is dead at age 95updated: Wed Jan 19 2011 02:16:00

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.

Unpublished JFK photos reveal private momentsupdated: Sun Jan 16 2011 01:59:00

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.

Thousands of JFK family photos uncoveredupdated: Sun Jan 16 2011 01:59:00

CNN's Don Lemon talks to Keya Morgan about thousands of personal photos of the Kennedy family.

Kennedy presidency onlineupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 07:38:00

The JFK Library goes online with the first digital presidential archive. CNN's Mary Snow has more.

Extremism is a vice, not a virtueupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 06:05:00

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 Sorensen, JFK's speechwriter, has diedupdated: Sun Oct 31 2010 19:30:00

Theodore C. Sorensen, a close adviser and speechwriter to President John F. Kennedy, has died, the White House said Sunday.

Restoration begins on inscription at JFK graveupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 10:24:00

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.

The man who did not kill JFKupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 09:32:00

In a few weeks a noteworthy anniversary will arrive: fifty years since the election of John F. Kennedy as president of the United States.

FBI files on Ted Kennedy show constant threatsupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 19:37:00

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. Erykah Badu Defends Her Controversial Music Videoupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 19:29:00

"My performance art has been grossly misinterpreted by many," the singer Tweeted

'Letters to Jackie' conveys U.S. heartbreakupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 10:46:00

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.

Letters express JFK griefupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 10:46:00

CNN's Carol Costello looks at letters that expressed anguish over the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

New JFK footage releasedupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 08:43:00

The Sixth Floor museum releases footage of John F. Kennedy's arrival at Love Field on November 22, 1963.

Film released of JFK arrival in Dallasupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 08:43:00

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.

Comment: Climate challenge demands political leadershipupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 14:25:00

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."

U.S. workers can't hide from competitionupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 08:56:00

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. Never-Before-Seen Photos of Jackie O.updated: Wed Sep 09 2009 15:32:00

The glamorous first lady is captured on her wedding day and at the White House on

Kennedy legacy leaves mixed emotionsupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 16:39:00

The story of the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy is a very American story -- a very human one -- that splits the public.

Commentary: Kennedy family's remarkable storyupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 12:42:00

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."

How Obama's limo stacks up against JFK'supdated: Wed Mar 18 2009 14:26:00

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.

Commentary: Obama's 100 days of problems?updated: Mon Feb 09 2009 10:08:00

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.

Commentary: Obama summons ghosts of American historyupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 11:27:00

Sometimes pictures tell a story better than words. On Inauguration Day, we saw Barack Obama, strong and certain, striding purposefully into the presidency.

Commentary: What Obama's 'best and brightest' should knowupdated: Tue Jan 20 2009 14:00:00

The Obama administration starts its work today with the highest of ambitions.

Commentary: Obama has 100 days to prove his mettleupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 17:01:00

When presidents enter the White House, they have approximately 100 days to show what they are made of.

Commentary: What Obama must say Tuesdayupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 11:36:00

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.

Caroline Kennedy says she's best for the jobupdated: Mon Dec 29 2008 22:22:00

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.

Commentary: Will Obama be able to deliver on his promises?updated: Wed Nov 05 2008 09:53:00

Many Americans are expecting big things from President Barack Obama.

Commentary: New president's 100 days of pressureupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 09:25:00

When presidents enter the White House, they have approximately 100 days to show what they are made of.

Commentary: Sitting senators become stand-up guysupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 22:59:00

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.

CNN Student News One-Sheet: Debatesupdated: Mon Sep 29 2008 13:31:00

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.

Debates 101: History and formats of presidential face-offsupdated: Mon Sep 29 2008 13:31:00

CNN Student News breaks down the details on the history and formats of presidential debates.

Democrats turn to renewing America on second dayupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 19:27:00

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. Gas Prices Reduce Traffic Fatalitiesupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 07:00:00

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

VP auditionsupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 16:21:00

CNN's Jessica Yellin reports on how the potential vice presidential contenders are performing.

Ranking the best and worst VP picksupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 16:21:00

When it comes to vice presidential picks, there have been some good ones and some not so good ones. Obama's Brandenburg Concertoupdated: Sat Jul 12 2008 20:00:00

The candidate wants to speak in front of Berlin's most dramatic prop. Romesh Ratnesar explains why Germans are hesitant

Kennedy brain surgery 'successful'updated: Mon Jun 02 2008 19:02:00

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.

Surgery good step, Gupta saysupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 19:02:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the advantages of having surgery on brain tumors like Sen. Ted Kennedy's. Ted Kennedy Undergoing Surgery on Brain Tumorupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 11:46:00

After a six-hour operation, the senator expects to be hospitalized for a week Sen. Kennedy Heading Home after Brain Tumor Diagnosisupdated: Wed May 21 2008 10:23:00

He's being released from the hospital and will travel to the Kennedy family compound in Hyannisport

Kennedy: Elder statesman of U.S. politicsupdated: Tue May 20 2008 18:11:00

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.

Sen. Kennedy seizure updateupdated: Mon May 19 2008 16:15:00

CNN's Dan Lothian reports from Boston on Sen. Ted Kennedy's condition. Senator Ted Kennedy Hospitalizedupdated: Sun May 18 2008 15:36:00

The longtime politician is taken to Massachusetts General after suffering an apparent seizure

Ted Kennedy hospitalized after seizureupdated: Sun May 18 2008 04:31:00

Sen. Edward Kennedy was hospitalized in Boston, Massachusetts, after suffering an apparent seizure Saturday morning, his family said. Does Experience Matter in a President?updated: Thu Feb 28 2008 03:00:00

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

'Old Gumlegs,' the Rat Pack and star wars of 1980updated: Tue Jan 08 2008 17:47:00

Some historians credit Republican President Warren G. Harding with running the first campaign that made use of celebrity endorsement. Is This Romney's Kennedy Moment?updated: Wed Dec 05 2007 15:05:00

Some are comparing his speech on Mormonism to the one JFK gave in 1960 on his Catholicism. But there are differences

Ten dogs that changed the worldupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 11:34:00

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.

Burned-out girls get dog backupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 11:34:00

A California family who lost their home in the wildfires has new hope with the recovery of a dog named Brownie. Was Oswald the Lone JFK Gunman?updated: Fri May 25 2007 18:25:00

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

Exhibit takes visitors from schoolhouse to White Houseupdated: Mon Apr 02 2007 16:14:00

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.

Movies have been in on this for a long timeupdated: Thu May 18 2006 08:54:00

Ron Howard had an interesting point.

Fortune: A new ride for highfliersupdated: Fri Mar 03 2006 11:11:00

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.

Fortune: A New Ride for Highfliersupdated: Fri Feb 24 2006 11:18:00

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...

A family of poemsupdated: Mon Aug 29 2005 17:37:00

As a child at the White House, Caroline Kennedy got early lessons in the power of words.

Fortune: Terminal velocityupdated: Mon Aug 22 2005 00:01:00

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...

Three men on the vergeupdated: Mon May 16 2005 08:20:00

One was a wealthy Bostonian, handsome but sickly, a rakish war hero uncertain about his future.

Fortune: The fairest airline of allupdated: Mon May 16 2005 00:01:00

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...

The role of Catholic votersupdated: Fri Apr 08 2005 17:01:00

When John F. Kennedy ran for president in 1960, he was worried about losing Protestant voters.

JFK, Nixon usher in marriage of TV, politicsupdated: Fri Sep 24 2004 12:19:00

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.

Rules for predicting the electionupdated: Mon Sep 20 2004 12:50:00

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.

Six career lessons from U.S. presidentsupdated: Wed Sep 01 2004 07:59:00

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.

U.S. carrier collides with boatupdated: Fri Jul 23 2004 08:53:00

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.

Election Express: The man from Bostonupdated: Tue Jul 20 2004 11:14:00

"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.

Man charged with stealing Kennedy memorabiliaupdated: Wed Apr 14 2004 17:54:00

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.

Forged Monroe-JFK letters soughtupdated: Tue Mar 09 2004 20:20:00

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.

Fortune: Airports Aren't Winging It Anymoreupdated: Mon Aug 13 2001 00:01:00

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 ...

Money Magazine: On The Case Today's flexible, casual briefcases can do double duty.updated: Thu Oct 01 1998 00:01:00

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...



Fortune: J.F.K. REDUXupdated: Mon Nov 15 1993 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: WILL BILL BE A J.F.K. OR A JIMMY?updated: Mon Dec 21 1992 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: IS THE STOCK MARKET ABOUT TO TAKE A TUMBLE?updated: Mon Jun 29 1992 00:01:00

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 ...

Fortune: THE BABY-BOOMER CANDIDATEupdated: Mon May 04 1992 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: THE BABY-BOOMERS' LATEST WHINEupdated: Mon Jan 27 1992 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: NEWS ABOUT YOU AND YOUR MONEY Flower power and profitupdated: Thu Oct 01 1987 00:01:00

! 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...

Fortune: The World According to Tipupdated: Mon Sep 28 1987 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: ''If I give stock worth $8,000 to my son, who pays the capital-gains tax?''updated: Mon Jun 01 1987 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Another Kennedy Hat in the Ringupdated: Mon Jan 06 1986 00:01:00

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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