Search Results for "Kennedy" : 28

by / on May 1, 2005 at 12:02 pm / in Congress, Cover Story, Domestic, Election, Media

Left Hanging

…n with newsworthy figures: the main feature on the first extended news broadcast was an interview with President Kennedy. A week later, when NBC extended its broadcast, too, whom did they decide to interview? JFK. There were no flashy or fantastic effects when Walter Cronkite, reading from a paper on his desk, welcomed America to the first ever half-hour nightly news broadcast. His Kennedy interview began almost immediately, delayed only by the b…

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by / on October 16, 2012 at 1:54 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Biden, Uncensored

…ons. For example, when Ryan was attempting to provide historical support for Romney’s plan by stating that “Jack Kennedy lowered tax rates, increased growth”, Biden apparently thought it would be great opportunity for a Lloyd Bentsen-style zinger sound bite, so he sarcastically interjected “Oh, now you’re Jack Kennedy?”. Biden’s statement was obviously in reference to the 1988 vice presidential debate where Bentsen declared “Senator, you’re no Ja…

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by / on February 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, World

When the Sky was Red

…aled by the declassified National Security Action Memorandum No. 145 (NSAM No. 145), signed by President John F. Kennedy on April 18, 1962. Kennedy writes in NSAM No. 145 that it is “unlikely that the Trust Territory could ever become a viable, independent nation” and therefore, “it is in the interest of the United States that the Trust Territory be given a real option at the appropriate time to move into a new and lasting relationship to the Uni…

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by / on May 4, 2013 at 6:40 pm / in Blast from the Past, Cover Story, World

When the Sky Was Red

…aled by the declassified National Security Action Memorandum No. 145 (NSAM No. 145), signed by President John F. Kennedy on April 18, 1962. Kennedy writes in NSAM No. 145 that it is “unlikely that the Trust Territory could ever become a viable, independent nation” and therefore, “it is in the interest of the United States that the Trust Territory be given a real option at the appropriate time to move into a new and lasting relationship to the Uni…

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by / on May 27, 2008 at 9:12 pm / in Content, Domestic, Issue, Judicial

Much Ammo About Nothing

by Few issues bring forth such bilious bombast as the firefight between gun advocates and anti-gun activists. Shootings at Northern Illinois University and Virginia Tech recently brought questions of gun control back into the public consciousness. Now, as the Supreme Court prepares in this summer’s District of Columbia v. Heller to address the 2nd Amendment for the first time since 1939’s U.S. v. Miller, the bile is rising once more….

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by / on October 1, 2002 at 1:29 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, Media, New York

The Business of Politics

…eral in charge of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division—as chancellor. Klein recently selected Caroline Kennedy, at a salary, like Bloomberg, of $1 per year, to serve as chief fundraiser for the school system, demonstrating the overlap in the Bloomberg administration between the private and public spheres. Klein hopes that Kennedy will increase the amount of private donations to New York City schools from the current level of about $100…

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by / on March 9, 2014 at 11:56 am / in Campus, Events

*Events* March 10th-14th

…r, all against the backdrop of a vicious civil war of a neighboring country. The Petrol Station will play at The Kennedy Center on March 18, 2014. More information can be found at The Kennedy Center page. Tow Center: Computational Storytelling 6:30pm – 8:30pm Columbia University Morningside Campus Pulitzer Hall, Lecture Hall Join the Tow Center for a presentation, panel, and Q&A on Computational Storytelling. The evening includes t…

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by / on October 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 10/06 – 10/12

by Monday, October 6, 2014 The Turks Were Killing the Body, the Austrians Kill the Soul: Suffering as a Patriotic Sentiment in Bosnia, 1840-1914 1:00pm-3:00pm International Affairs Building, Room 1201 Please join the Harriman Institute and East Central European Center for a discussion about “Suffering as a Patriotic Sentiment in Bosnia between 1840-1914″ with Edin Hajdarpasic, Assistant Professor of History at Loyola Univer…

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by / on June 25, 2012 at 11:31 am / in Election 2012

Race in a Race: Elizabeth Warren’s Ancestral Claims Stir Controversy

…eth Warren. Brown was elected back in 2010 to fill the Senate seat vacated by the late and legendary liberal Ted Kennedy; the defining issue of the special election was Obamacare, which Brown promised to vote against. Brown’s election was expected to end the debate over the health care reform bill, as his replacement of Kennedy eliminated the Democratic 60-vote supermajority necessary to override the Republican filibusters. However, through sly b…

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by / on December 5, 2010 at 10:12 am / in Cover Story, Domestic, Issue

The Hundred Mile High Club

…ave long been the chief driver of both space commercialism and U.S. space policy in general. As senator, John F. Kennedy opposed the space program, but as president, John F. Kennedy needed a way to demonstrate military superiority over the Soviet Union. So, at Lyndon Johnson‘s urging, he endorsed the Apollo program, whose fulfillment implied that America could defeat the Russian military in space. The resulting expansion of American space c…

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