John Kerry

To the Best of Our Knowledge

On Our Minds: Jon Stewart

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Jon Stewart recently announced that he's stepping down from his role as host of "The Daily Show."  So we're revisiting our 2004 conversation with him and our conversation with Bill Clinton's joke writer Mark Katz.


PRI's The World

Turkey's hostage problem is over, but it might stay on the sidelines versus ISIS

Monday, September 22, 2014

Turkey is celebrating the release of 46 hostages by the Islamic State movement. But Turkey still seems unlikely to be able to give its full support to the US alliance against the militants.


PRI's The World

The US is having problems building a coalition to fight ISIS

Friday, September 12, 2014

The US is having some issues mobilizing a coalition in its new war on the militants of ISIS. US Secretary of State John Kerry has been traveling in the Middle East and says he has support from 10 Arab nations, but what that support actually means is uncertain.


PRI's The World

Washington is talking tough on ISIS, but its plans for intervention don't seem to measure up

Monday, August 25, 2014

A growing number of high-ranking American officials say that ISIS, the militant group that controls much of northern Iraq, must be defeated. The White House is considering plans to send ground troops to aid Iraq in the fight, but experts say even those expanded plans won't be enough to win.


PRI's The World

A trench is all that stands between ISIS and some Iraqi refugees

Friday, August 08, 2014

ISIS militants have persecuted non-Islamic Iraqis as they've taken control of parts of northern Iraq. In some cases, particularly that of the Yazidi sect, escaping ISIS has meant fleeing on a moment's notice and taking huge risks to stay alive.


The Brian Lehrer Show

JFK 50 Years Later; Filibuster in the Senate; US Future in Afghanistan

Friday, November 22, 2013

On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, we hear from historian Peniel Joseph and journalism Marvin Kalb about what the moment meant for politics, civil rights and our sense of safety – and we’ll take your calls. Plus: the latest on the negotiations in Afghanistan; and the filibuster news from the US Senate.

On The Media

The Ever Changing Syria Story

Friday, September 13, 2013

The conversation about American strikes in Syria shifted this week, after Bashar Al-Assad suggested he would surrender his chemical weapons, and President Obama called on Congress to delay a decision on missile strikes. Bob takes a look at this week's Syria developments in the media, including the supposed gaffe by Secretary of State John Kerry that may have allowed the US to avoid going to war.

Andrew Bird - Ophelia Looks Back

Comments [2]

The Washington Report

Sen. Kerry in Pakistan, IMF Head in NYPD Custody

Monday, May 16, 2011

NYT's David Sanger weighs in on Sen. Kerry's trip to Pakistan and the allegations against IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.


Azi Paybarah

Biden and Heinz

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


A reader emails to say Beau Biden will be raising money at Chris Heinz home tonight at 6 p.m.

Biden, the son of the Vice President, is the current attorney general of Maryland Delaware and once thought to be a possible candidate for his father's old Senate seat. Heinz is part of the ketchup dynasty and John Kerry world of family operatives.

Anybody who can snap a picture from inside the event--or at least tell me what they ate--would be appreciated.

Read More

Comments [2]