Robert Sargent Shriver Junior, brother-in-law to president John F. Kennedy, died yesterday in Bethesda, Md. He was 95.
For more on Sargent Shriver's legacy is Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University.
When future generations look back on this election, the first after President Obama's dramatic victory in 2008? Will they an unraveling of the Obama agenda? Or a chance for the president to rebrand himself?
For a look at the role that the Chief of Staff plays in the modern presidency, and some of the historic tenures, we speak to Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich also weighs in.
Even though the Gulf oil spill hasn't directly hit New Orleans, it's hard not to think of the disaster in the context of the Hurricane that hit the same region five years ago. Douglas Brinkley says its residents are in a state of 'permanent stress.'
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