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Larry Donnelly: Kennedy vs Markey could be the last throw of the dice for the Irish American dynasty
The Kennedy vs Markey battle is the distraction from Covid-19 we all need, says Larry Donnelly.
# not the one
Bono says Trump is 'potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America'
Meanwhile, former US President George Bush Snr is said to be voting for Hillary Clinton.
# jfk50
Here is the moment CBS News announced JFK's death
Walter Cronkite was already an American icon on 22 November 1963, but these words etched him into history.
# jfk50
New documents show how the Irish Ambassador viewed America after Kennedy's death
Just nine days after JFK’s funeral, the Irish Ambassador to the US penned a report to Seán Lemass and the Government, outlining the differences between Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson.
# jfk50
The History Channel is livetweeting JFK's fateful trip to Dallas today
Watch the events of 50 years ago unfold in real time via Twitter.
# Diplomacy
Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Japan
The nomination, which requires Senate confirmation, marks the biggest foray into public service for Kennedy, who was an early supporter of Obama.
# JFK 50
Pics: Defence Forces due home with JFK's eternal flame
As part of the JFK 50 celebrations, the Kennedy family have allowed a flame to be taken from the US president’s grave in Arlington, the first time this has ever happened.
# JFK
Live music, Anne Doyle and a big flame lined up for 50th anniversary of JFK visit
Irish dancer Michael Flatley will also make an appearance as well as some of Kennedy’s relatives.
Voices
Column: Who were the greatest and worst US presidents - and why?
On the eve of Obama’s second inauguration, Felix M Larkin looks at what it takes to be considered a great president – and why it matters.
# My favourite speech
My favourite speech: Simon Harris
Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, one of the youngest members of the Dáil, Simon Harris, picks a speech by Bobby Kennedy.
# Kennedy
Robert Kennedy Jr "did everything" he could to help his estranged wife Mary
Robert Kennedy paid homage to his estranged wife Mary Richardson Kennedy, who was found dead by apparent suicide last week, saying that she was “the most extraordinary woman” he had ever met.
# Dynasty
Mr Kennedy goes to Washington? Family heir may run for US Congress
Reports indicate that the grandson of Robert Kennedy may run for Congress, ending what has been an unusual period without any Kennedys in national office.
# Kennedy
Ted Kennedy’s only daughter dies at 51
The eldest of the senator’s three children, Kara Kennedy died on Friday at age 51, collapsing after her daily workout at a Washington health club.
# Kennedy
Robert Kennedy killer denied parole - again
Sirhan Sirhan has always claimed he doesn’t remember the events of 5 June 1968 in which Senator Kennedy was shot dead; his lawyer says he may have been brainwashed.