Furious residents blast Amazon driver for dumping Covid-19 test kits outside flats in Liverpool. Kerry has taken a strong stand against Trump policies and joined in filing a brief arguing against the new president's executive order banning entry of persons from seven Muslim countries. "[28] These 50-foot (15 m) boats have aluminum hulls and have little or no armor, but are heavily armed and rely on speed. He went on to serve as a prosecutor and as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, before serving as United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1985 to 2013. Kerry won re-election with 52 percent to Weld's 45 percent. Another career calling among the post-baby boom Kennedys is journalism. The mass arrests caused a community backlash and ended up giving positive coverage to the VVAW. [169], Following the August 21, 2013, chemical weapons attack on the Ghouta suburbs of Damascus attributed to Syrian government forces, Kerry became a leading advocate for the use of military force against the Syrian government for what he called "a despot's brutal and flagrant use of chemical weapons. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. She died of cancer on April 27, 2006. [31] Although wounded like several others earlier that day, Kerry did not lose any time off from duty. The Sandinista government was opposed by the right-wing CIA-backed rebels known as the Contras. "H. Bradford Westerfield, 79, Influential Yale Professor", "Yale Debate Team, 1965–1966, Yale University Manuscripts & Archives Digital Images Database, Yale University", "Yale grades portray Kerry as a lackluster student", https://web.archive.org/web/20040723192004/http://www.johnkerry.com/pdf/jkmilservice/Request_For_History_of_Service.pdf, "Kerry allows Navy release of military, medical records", "Kerry Grants Three Reporters Broad Access to Navy Records", Official Record Copy of request for duty in Vietnam, "Primary Sources: John Kerry's Vietnam Medals", "Temporary Orders and Ranks (Internet Archive mirror)", http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/jkerry/rqstswiftboat.pdf, http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/jkerry/releaseactduty.pdf, "Critics countered on Kerry record of inactive service", "No redemption song: The Case of Bill Ayers", "Vets group attacks Kerry; McCain defends Democrat", "Kerry Pressing Swift Boat Case Long After Loss", "John Kerry's Vietnam Crew Mates Still Fighting Swift Boating", "Kerry comrades have credibility on their side", "Nixon targeted Kerry for anti-war views", https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/08/AR2005120801996.html, "Roots of John Kerry's secretary of state ambition lie in wake of 2004 defeat", "I watched Kerry throw his war decorations", "Echoes of a 1972 Loss Haunt a 2004 Campaign", "Durkin Pulls Out of Race in Effort to Defeat Kerry", Alternative Energy Pros and Cons: Biography, John Kerry, Secretary of State John Kerry to Boston College Class of 2014: 'Pass On Your Light to Others', "John Kerry Visits Mass. Don Jr. and Eric both retweeted claims from Republican operatives that included the late boxer Joe Frazier voting in Philadelphia and that counting software was rigged against Republicans. Kerry was awarded the Silver Star Medal and the Bronze Star Medal for valorous conduct in separate military engagements. On July 6, 2004, he announced his selection of John Edwards as his running mate. [69][70], In January 1977, Droney promoted him to First Assistant District Attorney, essentially making Kerry his campaign and media surrogate because Droney was afflicted with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease). Be in the know. Email us at exclusive@the-sun.com or call 212 416 4552. Kerry remained in the Senate and chaired the Committee on Foreign Relations from 2009 to 2013. Look out below: Horrifying pic shows snake eel burst out of bird's stomach in... Biden's popular vote lead over Trump grows to more than 5 million, Volunteers reveal how they felt after taking Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, Celebrity pastor Carl Lentz's alleged lover tells all: 'I was a drug to him', Andrew Cuomo, Maeve Kennedy McKean and her son Gideon. The Covid-19 death map of England and Wales: Liverpool, Leeds and Wigan are suffering the most fatalities in... James Bulger's 'porn-obsessed' killer Jon Venables 'tells Parole Board he doesn't want to be freed over... Criminal prosecutions in England and Wales plunge by almost 60% in the three months to June due to Covid... Do NOT ask me to touch base! Kerry has stated that he opposes privatizing Social Security, supports abortion rights for adult women and minors, supports same-sex marriage, opposes capital punishment except for terrorists, supports most gun control laws, and is generally a supporter of trade agreements.