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Abcnews.go. Abcnews.go. BOSTON -- It was a tempest in a teapot — or, more accurately, a whiskey tumbler.


Presidential transitions are always at least a little tricky. Case in point: Researchers at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum have found a cache of letters from Americans objecting to JFK's embrace of cocktails at White House events. The letters shed new insight into President Dwight D. Eisenhower's handoff to Kennedy early in 1961, and the strikingly different attitudes that people held about alcohol at official functions.

“Liquor dulls the brain and loosens the tongue,” one disappointed citizen, Kenneth P. Eisenhower was no teetotaler, but historians say he presided over a largely cocktail-free White House. JFK Library archivists say the letters of protest began arriving after newspapers reported on Kennedy's first official event: a January 1961 reception honoring the new president's appointees. What followed was a sort of low-key Liquorgate. “Dear Mr. Jfk. Diana Rigg, star of 'Games of Thrones' and 'The Avengers' dies at 82. Emmy award winning British actress Diana Rigg, who starred as Olenna Tyrell in "Game of Thrones" and Emma Peel in "The Avengers" TV series has died, her daughter confirmed Thursday.

Diana Rigg, star of 'Games of Thrones' and 'The Avengers' dies at 82

She was 82. “My Beloved Ma died peacefully in her sleep early this morning, at home, surrounded by family,” Rachael Stirling said in a statement. “She died of cancer diagnosed in March, and spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter and a deep pride in her profession. I will miss her beyond words.” Calling her “an icon of theater, film, and television,” Rigg’s agent Simon Beresford said in a statement that she was “a much loved and admired member of her profession, a force of nature who loved her work and her fellow actors.”

He added that Rigg would be “greatly missed. " Let our news meet your inbox. Nominated for nine primetime Emmy Awards, Rigg won for Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Miniseries or Special in 1997 for her role at Mrs. Diana rigg. Trump said he feels no responsibility to understand anger of Black Americans, Woodward book says. President Donald Trump told the journalist Bob Woodward that he does not believe that because of his privileged upbringing he has a responsibility to understand the "anger and pain" felt by Black Americans, according to a new book by Woodward.

Trump said he feels no responsibility to understand anger of Black Americans, Woodward book says

The Washington Post, where Woodward is associate editor, reported excerpts of the book, "Rage," on Wednesday and posted audio clips on its website. The book, set for release on Tuesday, is based in part on 18 on-the-record interviews Woodward conducted with Trump from December to July. During a conversation on June 19, Woodward, whose father was a lawyer and judge in Illinois, pointed out that he and Trump were white and privileged, and asked if that affected his thinking. "No," Trump responded. "You really drank the Kool-Aid, didn't you? The Morning Rundown Get a head start on the morning's top stories. Woodward described Trump's voice as mocking and incredulous, according to the Post. "OK. "I think it is. "I think he's highly overrated. Trump. Bob Woodward criticized for not releasing Trump's COVID-19 comments sooner.

President Donald Trump drew widespread criticism Wednesday after revelations surfaced that he had admitted six months ago to intentionally playing down the coronavirus threat.

Bob Woodward criticized for not releasing Trump's COVID-19 comments sooner

"I wanted to always play it down," Trump, who privately referred to the disease as "deadly," said in March. But while Trump's remarks consumed Washington and the political media, another debate took place on social media that questioned the ethics of Bob Woodward, the journalist who taped the president's remarks six months ago and revealed them in his new book, "Rage," excerpts of which were released Wednesday. "There is no ethical or moral defense of Woodward's decision to not publish these tapes as soon as they were made," John Stanton, the former Washington bureau chief for BuzzFeed, wrote in a tweet indicative of the blowback.

"If there was any chance it could save a single life, he was obligated to do so. Bob Woodward put making money over his moral and professional duty. " Let our news meet your inbox. Critizied.