Fifty years ago today, the foundation was laid for the Peace Corps. (The organization was actually created in March 1961 when it was signed into law.) We explore the birth of this organization founded by President John F. Kennedy.
Kenneth Feinberg's history of mediation made him a logical choice to administer the $20 billion escrow fund for victims of BP's oil spill. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story has been following Feinberg's career for some time.
88-year-old Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy and former Senator Robert F. Kennedy, died early this morning. She was also the founder of the Special Olympics. The Takeaway speaks to Brady Lum, president of the Special Olympics.
President Obama has been compared to several great American leaders. But in a forthcoming piece in The New York Times Magazine, writer Matt Bai argues that the danger of looking back at history for parallels is that you fail to look forward.
John F. Kennedy's civil rights advisor and former U.S. Senator Harris Wofford tells The Takeaway how one phone call influenced the outcome of the 1960 Nixon-Kennedy Presidential election and why the story matters now.
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