Kennedy loss in Massachusetts may mark end of 'Camelot' era
The loss marks the first time a member of the political dynasty has come up short in a race for Congress in Massachusetts. The Kennedy legacy hung over the race, especially in the closing weeks, when Kennedy more explicitly invoked his pedigree including JFK; former U.S. Kennedy helped raise millions of dollars for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the House Democrats campaign arm, during the 2018 midterm elections. Massachusetts voters may have rejected him, but few remaining House Democrats carry the same national fundraising appeal as Kennedy. In 1986, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend lost a U.S. House race in Maryland, and in 2002, Mark Kennedy Shriver also lost a congressional primary in Maryland.
Posthumous memoir by Sargent Shriver scheduled for January
NEW YORK The late Sargent Shriver, the Peace Corps' founding director and an architect of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty, left behind at least one unfinished project. RosettaBooks announced Tuesday that it had acquired Shriver's memoir We Called It a War, which he worked on in the late 1960s and was only recently rediscovered. Klebanoff is a close friend of Bill Josephson, who was the Peace Corps' founding general counsel and wrote the book's foreword. Shriver published a 1964 book, Point of the Lance, about his years with the Peace Corps, and books about him include a memoir by his son, Mark Shriver, and an acclaimed biography by Scott Stossel. We Called It a War was spotted among his personal papers at the Sargent Shriver Peace Institute.