from Photographers' Blog:

Closing the chapter on the space shuttle

By Joe Skipper
June 11, 2013

Cape Canaveral, Florida

By Joe Skipper

The decades-long assignment started with covering the first space shuttle launch, Columbia, on April 12, 1981. A recent visit to Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39A wrapped up the story for me. Often we cover assignments not knowing how long it will take, and my part in coverage of NASA’s space shuttle program seemed as if it would last forever. With the landing of the shuttle Atlantis on July 21, 2011, however, we thought the assignment was over.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

More jumbo gumbo, Mr. President?

October 5, 2011

Blog Guy, have you seen that amazing new book about former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, the one taken from hours of taped interviews with her just months after her husband was assassinated?

from Tales from the Trail:

The First Draft: Teddy’s Life of Remorse and Atonement

September 3, 2009

Oswald was the lone assassin. JFK wanted a way out of Vietnam. And Bobby's death brought a bout of self-destructive drinking around the time Mary Jo Kopechne died at Chappaquiddick Island in an "inexcusable" car accident.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

So then Bill says to Barack…

August 31, 2009

Quick quiz: Former president Bill Clinton is saying to President Barack Obama...

a) I'm not kidding you, Barack, at Quiznos they've got a Primo Meatball sub THIS long, full of seasoned meatballs and zesty marinara!

from FaithWorld:

Poll – Should Ted Kennedy have a Catholic funeral?

August 29, 2009

kennedyOur post "Catholic comments on Ted Kennedy, pro and con" showed readers were deeply split on whether the late senator should have a Roman Catholic funeral. The naysayers argued that his support for choice on abortion and other disagreements with Church doctrine disqualify him from a religious ceremony. Those for a church funeral argued that he helped advance many causes championed by Catholic social teaching.

from Tales from the Trail:

Senator Kennedy’s final resting spot

August 28, 2009

KENNEDY/Senator Edward Kennedy will be buried on Saturday near his brothers, former President John F. Kennedy and former Senator Robert F. Kennedy, at Arlington National Cemetery.

from Global News Journal:

Sometimes admiration comes from unlikely places

July 14, 2009

Barack Obama's American admirers are not the only ones who compare former U.S. President John F. Kennedy to the current U.S. leader. Leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a vociferous critic of the United States, also invokes the charismatic late president when he talks about Obama, who, like Kennedy 48 years earlier, was a young senator when he was elected to the White House.

from From Reuters.com:

Inside the Tent: The Kennedy connection

By Reuters Staff
August 27, 2008

A Michigan delegate who worked on John F. Kennedy's 1960 campaign talks about the similarities between JFK and Barack Obama. The following video was shot by Inside the Tent contributor Derrick Jackson.

from Fan Fare:

Did Springsteen help bring down Berlin Wall?

July 16, 2008

Springsteen in BerlinJohn F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan made powerful speeches directed against the Berlin Wall from inside the capitalist enclave of West Berlin during the Cold War and the two American presidents have been given their due credit by historians for the roles the two famous speeches in 1963 and 1987 might have played in the events leading up to the collapse of the Cold War barrier on Nov. 9, 1989.