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Did Bradlee fear Angleton?

In response to  Ben Bradlee’s thoughts on JFK’s assassination, a friend asks, “Do you think Bradlee feared tangling with Angleton? Angleton was supposedly livid because Bradlee spread the story that Angleton had lock picked the studio of Mary Meyer [JFK's mistress, slain in October 1964]?”

Good question.

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Ben Bradlee on JFK’s assassination

David Talbot interviewed the late great editor Ben Bradlee for his book Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years. He asked him a question many people have wondered over the years: Why didn’t he, of all people, investigation the murder of his pal Jack Kennedy?

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Peace feelers: When Castro talked to ABC News


After the missile crisis of October 1962, President Kennedy started rethinking his Cuba policy.  On April 24, 1963, ABC news reporter Lisa Howard interviewed Cuban prime minister Fidel Castro as JFK considered the “sweet approach” to making peace with Cuba.

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National Archives creates a team to review JFK records for 2017 release

In a recent email to researcher Bill Kelly, Martha Wagner Murphy, chief of the Special Access and FOIA Staff at the National Archives at College Park, disclosed some welcome news.

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Could the Secret Service have saved JFK?

Former agent Abraham Bolden thinks so. Here’s what he told Susan Cheever in the current issue of Vanity Fair:

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Decades later, three former JFK investigators sue the CIA

Ed Lopez, former JFK investigator, has some questions

 

“It was time to fight one last time to ascertain what happened to JFK and to our investigation into his assassination,” [Ed] Lopez, who is now the chief counsel for a school district in Rochester, N.Y., said in an interview.

He is joined in the effort by two other former investigators, researcher Dan Hardway and G. Robert Blakey, the panel’s staff director.

via Decades later, seeking to shed light on CIA’s conduct in congressional inquiry of JFK assassination – The Boston Globe.

Two JFK corrections for the Internet

Joe Giambrone got some things right and some things wrong in his dispatch last November about my JFK reporting: Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire | Political Film Blog  Read more

JFK doodles about the discovery of missiles in Cuba

From JFK Library on Twitter: “A peek at his doodles reveal a tense situation

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Yuri Nosenko and the Warren Commission Report

John Simkin breaks down the mysteries of a key JFK story: Yuri Nosenko and the Warren Report.

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Before the CIA jobbed the Senate torture investigation….

… they jobbed the House investigators of JFK’s assassination. So says the Boston Globe.

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Why RFK refused to swear there was no JFK conspiracy

Politico addresses a question too long ignored by the Washington press corps: Did Robert Kennedy refuse to provide the Warren Commission with a sworn statement about the causes of his brother’s murder?

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Peter Coyote narrates new JFK documentary

Slick production values and knowledgeable commentary from Dick Russell, Doug Horne, Vince Palamara, and Sherry Feister, as narrated by the actor/author Peter Coyote, whose accomplishments amaze.

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Does Reddit have to be stupid about history?

That’s the question raised by a Boston Globe column on JFK conspiracy trolls. My answer on Medium.

POLITICO is the latest to pick up on JFK Facts story

POLITICO has picked up on a story that I first reported on JFK Facts in May 2013.

In a Magazine story headlined, “Was RFK a JFK Conspiracy Theorist?” (Spoiler alert: Yes), former New York Times reporter Phil Shenon writes: Read more

What does the National Archives have on JFK?

For anyone interested in doing research on the JFK story, C-SPAN‘s useful introduction to the JFK Assassination Records Collection in College Park, Maryland, is worth a watch.

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