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Politics Archives - L.D.C. Fitzgerald, JFK Novelist

52 years ago, on November 8, 1960, John F. Kennedy beat Richard M. Nixon in the presidential election, becoming the 35th American president. In the national popular vote, Kennedy beat Nixon by just one tenth of one percentage point (0.1%)–the closest popular-vote margin of the 20th century. Kennedy won by 303 electoral votes. The election […]

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John F. Kennedy discusses strategy during his presidential campaign in 1960. When out of the spotlight, Kennedy often worked while reclining – a position that helped ease the chronic back pain the WWII veteran suffered as a result of a war injury. For a thrilling fictional account of President Kennedy‘s illustrious life and tragic assassination, […]

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50 Years ago, on March 15, 1962, JFK delivered an address on the rights of the consumer – “Special Message to the Congress on Protecting the Consumer Interest.” In honor of Kennedy‘s speech, World Consumer Rights Day first took place on 15 March 1983 and has since become an important occasion for mobilizing citizen action. […]

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On Comedy Central’s Daily Show, host Jon Stewart ridicules Rick Santorum for his comment that the 1960 JFK Religion speech made him want to throw up. Link to View Video Stewart highlighted the fact that Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum inverted the meaning of John F. Kennedy’s famous 1960 speech pledging to keep the Pope […]

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