On September 9, 1963—fifty years ago today—President John F. Kennedy sat down for an interview with NBC’s evening news program, the Huntley-Brinkley Report. Kennedy was grappling with the United States’ involvement in South Vietnam, and though he did several interviews on America’s deepening involvement around this time, the President was unsatisfied with his answers.
“There's one or two places—were a little ragged,” Kennedy said after finishing responding to a question. “I thought we might do—almost think about doing them over.” read more
Voters turned out in historic numbers for two Colorado recall votes of state senators who supported limiting gun magazines to 15-rounds and requiring universal background checks, the Denver Post reported this week. Democrats John Morse of Colorado Springs and Angela Giron of Pueblo will find out Tuesday if they have lost their seats in the state chamber. read more
With less than three days left before New Yorkers decide who their mayoral candidates will be, current Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making it clear he's not a fan of Democratic frontrunner Bill De Blasio.
In an interview with New York Magazine, Bloomberg defended his own record over the course of three terms and attacked De Blasio's campaign, calling it "class-warfare and racist."A poll released this week showed De Blasio at 43%, putting him ahead of his Democratic opponents and above the 40% threshold necessary to avoid a runoff. read more