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Russians Can’t Stop Santa Claus, JFK Assured 8-Year-Old Girl In Touching 1961 Letter

President John F. Kennedy, as the Cold War and the nuclear era were entering their most frightening phase, assured one little girl that the Russians were nothing to worry about, at least as far as Santa Claus was concerned. A letterShow More Summary

Read JFK's 1961 letter to a little girl promising that the Soviets won't stop Santa Claus

’Tis the season…for thermonuclear conflict? Such was the concern of one 8-year-old Michelle Rochon in 1961; she wrote a letter to President John F. Kennedy asking if Soviet nuclear tests at the North Pole would disrupt Santa Claus' schedule for Christmas deliveries. Show More Summary

Sneak Peek at the Next Big Fashion Show (Hint: Vanessa Hudgens Is in It)

A revamped version of "Gigi," starring Vanessa Hudgens, will have its premiere at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.

Pass the Cigars: US Lifts Some Restrictions on Cuba; Why Now?

Sanctions and embargoes don't work. And in the case of Cuba, it took the US 52 years to partially realize that.In 1962, President John F. Kennedy singed into law a Cuban embargo. I have long known how foolish Kennedy's decision was (and every president since). Show More Summary

American Police Unions: Why Mess With What Works?

"A policeman hit me." -- Lee Harvey Oswald, November 23, 1963 Oswald was taken alive. Oswald got a press conference. Oswald got to claim police brutality in front of the assembled media. There were people still cleaning John Kennedy's brains off thei...

Nuala Kennedy: Christmas in the Trenches

Singer and flutist Nuala Kennedy has just released a lovely holiday song just in time for Christmas. When John McCutcheon wrote “Christmas in the Trenches” many years ago, he captured the poignant joy and generous warmth that are so often associated with … Continue reading ?

Will the New Surgeon General Advocate for Women’s Health?

The surgeon general post could put Vivek Murthy in an ideal position to advocate for sensible, science-based reproductive health policy. Image: John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum/Youtube The post Will the New Surgeon General Advocate for Women’s Health? appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Delta Air Lines ends CLT-JFK service

As of January 5th. Which is obviously not helpful if you were planning on connecting on Delta at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport for a flight to Europe. Delta has come and gone on this route; the airline most recently restarted CLT-JFK service in June 2008. This move does simplify flights to […]

'Ascension's' Tricia Helfer: It's 'sort of a Plan B for humanity'

Remember when President John F. Kennedy ordered hundreds of people into the cosmos aboard a giant spaceship?You don't? Well, don't worry: Neither does anyone else, and that's why "fiction" is part of the term "science fiction."The premise fuels "Ascension," a new Syfy miniseries running nightly Monday through Wednesday, Dec 15-17. Show More Summary

Seeing is Believing

“The Nutcracker” Ballet West Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, D.C. November 10, 2014 by Ashley McKean copyright © 2014 by Ashley McKean Some of the oldest holiday traditions are still worth keeping:...Show More Summary

Syfy Blasts Off With Provocative Space Miniseries Ascension

Will humanity find a new home? Back in the early 1960s, the American public had no idea how close our country came to nuclear war with Russia. But President John F. Kennedy certainly knew the score. What if he was so freaked by the potential...Show More Summary

Lee Harvey Oswald: Coffin Of Accused JFK Assassin At Center Of Macabre Legal Fight In Dallas

The coffin of Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of United States President John F. Kennedy, is at the center of a macabre lawsuit in a Dallas courtroom this week, pitting Robert Oswald, the alleged assassin’s older brother against the owner of a funeral home that recently sold the waterlogged coffin for almost $90,000. Show More Summary

In politics, does evidence matter?

WASHINGTON — One of the lovely formulations in John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address expressed his hope that “a beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion.” Kennedy was talking about the Cold War, but we could use a little of this in the partisan and ideological warfare that engulfs our nation’s capital. And [...]Show More Summary

Korean Air Lines VP could face charges for delaying flight over nuts

It seems even airline executives are not immune to losing their cool on an airplane. Cho Hyun-ah, Korean Air Lines' vice president in charge of in-flight experience, was on the runway at John F. Kennedy airport in New York City on aShow More Summary

Lady Gaga And Taylor Kinney Look Glamorous On The Red Carpet

Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney made for a gorgeous duo when they hit the red carpet together Sunday night. The couple stepped out for the Kennedy Center Honors at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The...Show More Summary

Kate Middleton Pregnancy, Latest Baby News: Royal Couple Arrives in New York, Duchess 'Starting to Feel Really Pregnant'

The royal couple, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and spouse Kate Middleton landed in New York City's John F. Kennedy airport on Sunday, Dec. 7.

Honors Gala: A Big Deal, as Biden Might (More Colorfully) Say

Secretary of State John Kerry hosted a dinner at the State Department on Saturday for the Kennedy Center Honors, with guests like Sting and Bruno Mars.

Lady Gaga & Taylor Kinney Look Like a Picture Perfect Couple at the Kennedy Center Honors 2014!

Lady Gaga wraps her arm around her boyfriend Taylor Kinney while attending the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on Sunday (December 7) in Washington, DC. The 28-year-old entertainer, who sang “I Ever Lose My Faith In You” at the event, was joined by honorees Sting (with with [...]

What Ferguson Says About America

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -- John F. Kennedy, 1962 One might think that, by turning Martin Luther King, Jr., into a cultural icon and electing a black president, America has bid farewell to its racist past. Show More Summary

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts breaks ground on the Kennedy Center Expansion Project

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The Kennedy Center broke ground on the first major expansion in its history. The ceremonial groundbreaking celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Center?s original groundbreaking in 1964 and included remarks by Vice President Joe Biden, Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Show More Summary

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