Tag Archives: John F. Kennedy

How Kennedy and Reagan answered Christmas fears and hopes

Is Santa safe? How is the United States seen around the world? Presidents speak to citizens and the country about a lot of things, big and small. Sometimes these encompass Christmas and people’s hopes and fears. Over 50 years ago, President Kennedy responded to a little girl who fretted about Santa at the North Pole, […]

Medicaid expansion opponent LePage tried to put FDR and JFK on his side

In the 2014 State of the State speech, Gov. LePage repeated his reasons for opposing Medicaid expansion in Maine. As part of that, LePage quoted two respected Democratic political leaders — Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. One way LePage did this was by saying the presidents didn’t like “welfare” and then making a […]