Lee Harvey Oswald’s address book in living color


Take look at this complete, full color reproduction of the address book of Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, who was slain in custody of the Dallas police on November 24, 1963. (Courtesy of A.J. Weberman)

The (national security) state we’re in

“The CIA gets what it wants,” Obama bluntly told his aides.

A talk with Jacob Hornberger on JFK secrecy


I recently enjoyed speaking with Jacob Hornberger about the secrecy surrounding thousands of JFK assassination records on his DIY talk show “The Libertarian Angle.”

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Gerald Ford killed TV ad boasting about a motorcade in Dallas

From Jesse Walker at Reason, a 1976 presidential campaign ad for Gerald Ford that was never aired–and for two very good reasons.

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Natalie Portman to play Jacqueline Kennedy 

Natalie Portman Jackie Kennedy

(Photo credit:Lipstick Alley)

Natalie Portman has signed on to play the former first lady in a new film titled Jackie, reports Variety.

Jackie talks about the days when Jackie Kennedy becomes an icon but has lost everything,” an insider involved in the production told the trade publication.

via Natalie Portman to Play Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie | TIME

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Dallas police to Groden: ‘Grassy knoll’ banner must go

The latest antics of the Dallas police, courtesy of the Dallas ObserverDallas Wants JFK Conspiracy Theorist to Remove “Grassy Knoll” Sign.

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Will Jeb Bush follow his father on JFK secrecy?

Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush ‘s JFK moment

One question facing the next president is whether he or she will allow U.S. government agencies to continue to withhold JFK assassination records from public view after their scheduled release in October 2017.

One reader thinks President Jeb Bush would decide in favor of secrecy. He cites the key passage of President George H.W. Bush’s signing statement accompanying the 1992 JFK Assassination Records Act.

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How much JFK assassination information is still secret?

Air Force One

A lot.

The JFK Facts report on Tuesday that the National Archives retains approximately 3,600 documents related to JFK’s assassination that have never been made public is the most specific accounting of still-secret JFK records yet.

Yet it is far from complete.

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National Archives details plans for mass JFK declassification


Some background on yesterday’s post: Martha Murphy of the National Archives explains the JFK Records Act and the Archives’ plans for declassifying and releasing long secret assassination-related documents held by the U.S. government.

Almost 3,600 JFK records at National Archives sealed until 2017

National ArchivesThe U.S. government retains approximately 3,600 records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that have never been made public, according to the latest count of the National Archives.

Martha Murphy, a National Archives official, told a public forum in Washington on April 10, that only .01 percent of the JFK Assassination Records Collection at the Archives has not been made public. In a follow-up email with JFK Facts. Murphy acknowledged that she had misplaced the decimal point. The actual figure is 1.1 percent, she said. Read more

A JFK Facts debate about the CIA: Shenon v. Morrow

CIA JFK Phil Shenon

Phil Shenon

On one side you have Phil Shenon, a former New York Times reporter and author of the book, A Cruel and Shocking Act. In an exclusive Q& A interview with JFK Facts earlier this year, Shenon pointed a finger at Cuba.

In response, Robert Morrow, a well-informed JFK author, aruges that JFK’s right-wing enemies in his own government were responsible for the murder in Dallas.

Who’s argument do you find more credible?

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Former president Truman called for abolition of CIA

Truman's complaint

Truman’s complaint

Today is the birthday of Harry Truman and a fitting day to remember what he wrote in response to the assassination of President Kennedy.

“For some time I have been disturbed by the way the CIA has been diverted from its original assignment,” wrote Truman in the Washington Post on December 22, 1963, the one-month anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination.

“It has become an operational and at times a policy-making arm of the Government. This has led to trouble and may have compounded our difficulties in several explosive areas.”

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The Cold War against Cuba changed America

Jacob Hornberger on how the CIA’s war on how the Cold War Against Cuba Changed Us. Read more

9 things you may not know about the Warren Commission

From the History Channel: 9 Things You May Not Know About the Warren Commission.

Fidel Castro on JFK’s assassination

“First of all, nobody ever goes that way for a visa. Second, it costs money to go that distance. He (Oswald) stormed into the embassy, demanded the visa, and when it was refused to him, headed out saying ‘I’m going to kill Kennedy for this.’…..What is your government doing to catch the other assassins? It took about three people.”

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