Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of John F. Kennedy and niece of Robert F. Kennedy, was selected to serve as a juror on a crack-cocaine-dealing case in New York City, lending high-profile and star status to what normally would move through court as a routine hearing.
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords received the 2013 Profiles in Courage award at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston on Sunday for her efforts to enact new gun control laws.
With much ado and lots of press, Dennis Rodman recently journeyed to North Korea and spent time with the nation's saber-rattling dictator Kim Jong-un.
Funny man David Letterman wants to be an ambassador. Seriously. He particularly would like to be the U.S. envoy to Canada.
Representing the United States abroad is a privilege and honor. Appointments should be chosen carefully; the billets can be challenging, if not perilous. The White House discovered this in Libya, when Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed last Sept. 11 by terrorists in Benghazi.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is so confused by President Obama's muddled policy toward Syria that he sought advice from a political opponent who served as Moscow's ambassador in Washington 20 years ago. Vladimir Lukin, now Russia's human rights commissioner, told an audience in Moscow on Tuesday that Mr. Putin approached him last week.
Caroline Kennedy has been tapped to serve as the next U.S. Ambassador to Japan, according to The Washington Post.
Raymond Flynn, a former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, is blasting the mainstream media for "sensational half-true stories" about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the conclave of cardinals that will pick the Roman Catholic Church's new pontiff.
Caroline Kennedy is reported to have topped President Obama's short list to replace David Jacobson as the U.S. Ambassador to Canada.