11:31 AM EDT 02/25/2014
Originally posted 01/15/2014 09:00AM
A series of condolence messages sent after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago, on Nov. 22, 1963, was released Tuesday from the personal papers of his widow, including a letter from the mother of one of four girls killed in the bombing of a Baptist church in Alabama during the civil rights movement.
Originally posted 09/14/2011 08:15AM
She was one of the world's most beloved yet mysterious women. And as a young widow following her husband's murder in 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy largely kept quiet in her torrent of grief.
Eight and a half hours of recordings of Mrs. Kennedy from seven interviews in 1964, four months after the president's Nov. 22, 1963, murder, are set to be released as an audio book Wednesday. In excerpts published in The New York Times, the former first lady holds forth on everything from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the world's great leaders of the time to her own husband – whom she idolized to the end.
Originally posted 01/22/2009 05:00AM
Caroline Kennedy has withdrawn her name from consideration to take over Hillary Clinton's vacant Senate seat in New York, the daughter of the 35th President of the United States announced early Thursday.
On Wednesday, Kennedy, 51, telephoned the state's Gov. David A. Paterson, whose decision it is to choose Clinton's replacement, and apparently expressed her concern for her uncle, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, according to The New York Times.
In a brief statement released by her spokesperson, Caroline Kennedy said only, "I informed Governor Paterson today that for personal reasons I am withdrawing my name from consideration for the United States Senate."
Later Thursday, The Times reported that problems regarding taxes and a household employee had arisen during Kennedy's vetting process.
As it is, the elder Kennedy, 76, suffered a seizure Tuesday during President Obama's inaugural lunch and is being treated for a malignant brain tumor first diagnosed in May. He was released from the hospital on Wednesday.
Originally posted 12/17/2008 09:25AM
She grew up in one of America's most famous families, but Caroline Kennedy has always shunned the public life – until now.
This week, the only surviving child of John F. and Jackie Kennedy begins a quest to win the U.S. Senate to be vacated when Hillary Clinton joins Barack Obama's cabinet. (Clinton's replacement will be appointed by New York's governor.)
Kennedy, 51, is married to New York designer Edwin Schlossberg. They have three children, Rose, 20, Tatiana, 18, and Jack, 15. She is a lawyer, author and fundraiser. But did you know she learned to talk while her dad was running for president, first uttering the words "plane," "goodbye" and "New Hampshire"?
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Originally posted 12/15/2008 02:45PM
Caroline Kennedy, first daughter of the Camelot Era in American politics, will seek the U.S. Senate seat from New York about to be vacated by Secretary of State-designate Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gov. David Paterson confirms.
"She told me she was interested in the position," Paterson said Monday. "It's not a campaign. She'd like at some point to sit down."
A community and political activist who was vocal in her support of Barack Obama's candidacy this year, Kennedy, now 51, was only 3 when she moved into the White House with her family, in 1961. Her father, President John F. Kennedy, was assassinated in 1963.
Originally posted 12/08/2008 12:25PM
Here's one way to prevent any filibusters: Fran Drescher's screechy voice.
The former star of The Nanny – and inveterate New Yorker – wants to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton (who is leaving to become Barack Obama's Secretary of State).
New York Gov. David Paterson is said to be seriously considering former first daughter – and political activist – Caroline Kennedy, 51, for Clinton's position, but Drescher, also 51, is firm in her desire. New York magazine quotes the actress as saying she's qualified for the job, as well as "an authentic and honest person."
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Originally posted 11/20/2007 01:25PM
You've sung it at countless weddings ("So good! So good! So good!"), and now Neil Diamond has finally revealed the real-life woman who inspired his song "Sweet Caroline." And the lucky woman was... President John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline.
"I've never discussed it with anybody before – intentionally," the 66-year-old singer-songwriter tells the Associated Press.
Originally posted 10/02/2002 01:00PM
Continuing the family tradition of public service, Caroline Kennedy was appointed on Tuesday to serve as chief fundraiser for the New York City schools, a new post that city Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein hopes will increase donations for the cash-strapped school system.
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