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March 14, 1998 | ELIZABETH MEHREN and EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II (D-Mass.) announced Friday that he is pulling out of politics. "There is no greater honor than serving in the Congress, standing up for what you believe," the 45-year-old, six-term congressman declared. "But it's time to reconsider my priorities." Citing a desire to spend more time with his wife and twin teenage sons, Kennedy ended, at least for now, a political career that once seemed full of promise, vacating a safe House seat once held by his uncle, the late John F.
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March 27, 2014 | By Jonathan Zimmerman
A few years ago, I found myself sitting on an airplane next to a gentleman from Egypt. Talk quickly turned to the upheaval in his country, where the so-called Arab Spring was in full bloom. "We want a real democracy," he told me, "not like yours. " When I pressed him to elaborate, he shot back with a question of his own. "How many times have you voted," he asked, "when someone named 'Bush' or 'Clinton' wasn't running?" The answer, I sheepishly admitted, was once: in 2008. Before that - going back to 1980, the first year I cast a ballot - every single presidential ticket featured someone from one of those two families.
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NEWS
March 12, 1989 | from Associated Press
Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II (D-Mass.), who was considered an early favorite in the 1990 race to succeed retiring Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, announced Friday that he and his wife are separating and that he will not run for governor. Kennedy, 36, son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, released a statement through his Boston office saying: "This has been a very painful day for me and my family.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
C'mon, we all knew that was coming, didn't we?   In a twist about as surprising as the news that Andy Kaufman is, in fact, still dead, it turns out that Mama Pope is still alive, if not exactly well. In the closing seconds of Thursday's “Scandal,” Rowan pays a visit to his spouse-prisoner, who's living in some kind of dank underground cell -- just one of the many bunkers in this most paranoid of shows.   It's predictably unpredictable in that way that “Scandal” is, a development that caps off an episode in which Olivia's unfolding back story takes a backseat to Mellie.
NEWS
December 4, 1985 | United Press International
Joseph P. Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, will run for the seat of retiring House Speaker Thomas P. (Tip) O'Neill Jr., Massachusetts Democratic leaders said Tuesday. Kennedy, considered the favorite in a crowded field of candidates, was expected to make a formal announcement today, although key Democrats said he had already confirmed his intentions in private conversations with them.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2007 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
It was a match made in illicit heaven. Actress Gloria Swanson was one of the grand divas of Hollywood. Joseph Kennedy, the patriarch of the Kennedy clan, was one of the major movers and shakers of the film world in the 1920s. He is the only man to run three film studios -- FBO, Pathe and First National -- as well as a theater circuit at the same time. Both were married when they fell in love in the late 1920s. Shortly thereafter, they collaborated on their first film, "Queen Kelly."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2009 | Kevin Thomas, Thomas reviews movies for The Times.
In the introduction of Cari Beauchamp's crackling page-turner "Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years," this top-flight film historian declares that the father of JFK "saw everything and everyone, from Gloria Swanson to Adolf Hitler, through a lens of dollars and cents." Beauchamp demonstrates again and again that, apart from his abiding love and concern for his nine children (and perhaps a few others, including Marion Davies), the bottom line was everything.
NEWS
November 9, 1997 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The money, muscle and influence of organized crime helped John F. Kennedy win the closely contested 1960 election, investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh contends in a new book on the Kennedy presidency. And once Kennedy was inaugurated, Robert F. Kennedy, his brother and attorney general, refused to pursue FBI evidence into widespread voting fraud, Hersh alleges.
NEWS
July 20, 1999 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Something holds them together. Some quality, some strand that only they can see and feel, binds the Kennedys through unfathomable sadness. Just what it is is anybody's guess, said John Seigenthaler, director of the 1st Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University and a former administrative assistant to Robert F. Kennedy. "But like no other family I know . . . there are remarkable bonds of love that pull them together," Seigenthaler said. "I think they find strength in each other."
NEWS
January 25, 1995 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On his office wall in Washington, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) told the mourners in St. Stephen's Church here Tuesday, there is a framed letter from his mother chastising him for saying "if I was President." As Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, then in her 90s, wrote in her "Dear Teddy" note, "You should have said 'if I were President,' because it is a position contrary to fact."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2009 | Kevin Thomas, Thomas reviews movies for The Times.
In the introduction of Cari Beauchamp's crackling page-turner "Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years," this top-flight film historian declares that the father of JFK "saw everything and everyone, from Gloria Swanson to Adolf Hitler, through a lens of dollars and cents." Beauchamp demonstrates again and again that, apart from his abiding love and concern for his nine children (and perhaps a few others, including Marion Davies), the bottom line was everything.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2007 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
It was a match made in illicit heaven. Actress Gloria Swanson was one of the grand divas of Hollywood. Joseph Kennedy, the patriarch of the Kennedy clan, was one of the major movers and shakers of the film world in the 1920s. He is the only man to run three film studios -- FBO, Pathe and First National -- as well as a theater circuit at the same time. Both were married when they fell in love in the late 1920s. Shortly thereafter, they collaborated on their first film, "Queen Kelly."
BOOKS
November 9, 2003 | David Horowitz, David Horowitz is the author of the forthcoming "Left Illusions: An Intellectual Odyssey" and the co-author, with Peter Collier, of "The Kennedys" and "The Rockefellers." He is the editor of Frontpagemag.com.
No family still active in public life has been the subject of more biographical interest than the Kennedys. Their literary charisma is so great, in fact, that no Kennedy life seems unexamined and no publishing season passes without a Kennedy bestseller. Now comes "The Kennedys," a 700-page, five-generation history written by New York Newsday reporter Thomas Maier. The inevitable question arises: Why is this Kennedy book different from all the rest? Maier has a ready answer.
BOOKS
February 4, 2001 | CARI BEAUCHAMP, Cari Beauchamp is the author of "Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood."
We speak of the Kennedys, en masse and individually, as if they were neighbors who have lived next door to us for years. We are quick to judge as we monitor their comings and going and bear witness to their accomplishments, misdeeds and sorrows. After all, we know them so intimately.
NEWS
July 20, 1999 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Something holds them together. Some quality, some strand that only they can see and feel, binds the Kennedys through unfathomable sadness. Just what it is is anybody's guess, said John Seigenthaler, director of the 1st Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University and a former administrative assistant to Robert F. Kennedy. "But like no other family I know . . . there are remarkable bonds of love that pull them together," Seigenthaler said. "I think they find strength in each other."
OPINION
July 18, 1999
The report swept the nation Saturday at the start of a summer weekend: The plane of John F. Kennedy Jr. was missing and presumed down in the waters off Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.
NEWS
August 27, 1994 | Reuters
A judge Friday released a woman accused of threatening Rep. Joseph Kennedy (D-Mass.) and his family and ordered her to stay at her sister's house pending a court appearance. Melissa Keeley, 27, who admits writing a threatening letter to Kennedy, was freed on $50,000 bail and warned against further communications with the lawmaker, the son of assassinated Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.
NEWS
December 9, 1985 | United Press International
Joseph P. Kennedy II's announcement last week that he will run for Congress came amid family tensions over who of his generation should be the first to seek public office, it was reported Sunday. The Boston Herald, quoting unnamed sources, said speculation that Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy Jr. might seek the seat now held by House Speaker Thomas P. (Tip) O'Neill Jr., who is retiring, or another political post was the source of the family dispute.
NEWS
March 14, 1998 | ELIZABETH MEHREN and EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II (D-Mass.) announced Friday that he is pulling out of politics. "There is no greater honor than serving in the Congress, standing up for what you believe," the 45-year-old, six-term congressman declared. "But it's time to reconsider my priorities." Citing a desire to spend more time with his wife and twin teenage sons, Kennedy ended, at least for now, a political career that once seemed full of promise, vacating a safe House seat once held by his uncle, the late John F.
NEWS
November 9, 1997 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The money, muscle and influence of organized crime helped John F. Kennedy win the closely contested 1960 election, investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh contends in a new book on the Kennedy presidency. And once Kennedy was inaugurated, Robert F. Kennedy, his brother and attorney general, refused to pursue FBI evidence into widespread voting fraud, Hersh alleges.
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