NEWS ABOUT: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

RFK Jr: Oswald Didn't Act Alone

Evidence is 'very convincing' a lone gunman didn't kill JFK, he says

(Newser) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn't solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy. "The evidence at this point I think is very, very convincing that it was not a lone gunman," he told interviewer Charlie Rose in... More »

Mary Kennedy Begged RFK for Help Before Suicide

Details of final days revealed

(Newser) - The day before she committed suicide, Mary Richardson Kennedy told estranged husband Robert Kennedy Jr. that "she was sorry for everything," RFK Jr. told police. "She said I was right about everything, and everything was her fault. She then told me she needed me to take care... More »

Taylor Swift Canoodling With a New Kennedy

Spends the weekend with RFK's grandson Conor Kennedy

(Newser) - We knew Taylor Swift had gotten herself involved with the Kennedy clan , but it turns out it's not Patrick Schwarzenegger she's dating—it's Conor Kennedy. The pair spent a weekend together at the Kennedys' Hyannis Port compound, and witnesses spotted them cuddling, kissing, and jumping together on... More »

Mary Kennedy Reburied Away From Kennedys

And best friend Kerry Kennedy charged with DUI

(Newser) - Mary Kennedy didn't get to rest in peace for long: The coffin of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife was dug up earlier this month and moved to a new site some 700 feet away, reports the AP , and RFK Jr. apparently requested the move. Mary Kennedy,... More »

Mary Kennedy on Antidepressants, But Sober at Death

Autopsy finds 3 antidepressants in Kennedy's blood

(Newser) - Mary Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife who committed suicide in May , had three kinds of antidepressants in her system at the time of her death, but no alcohol, according to a toxicology report released yesterday. The medical examiner found Trazodone, Desmethylvenlafaxine, and Venlafaxine in Kennedy's... More »

RFK Jr: 'I Did Everything I Could to Save Her'

Mary Richardson Kennedy's funeral worsens family divide

(Newser) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told mourners yesterday that he was blameless in the death of wife Mary Richardson Kennedy, who hanged herself last week after a long battle with depression. “I know I did everything I could to help her,” Kennedy said in his eulogy at a church... More »

RFK Jr's Estranged Wife Found Dead

Mary Kennedy, 52, had battled drug and alcohol abuse

(Newser) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, who had fought drug and alcohol problems, was found dead in her home near New York City today. Attorney Kerry Lawrence, who had represented her in a drunken-driving case, said he didn't know the cause of her death... More »

RFK Jr.'s Wife Busted for DUI—Again

Mary Kennedy was allegedly on drugs this time

(Newser) - Three months after her drunk driving arrest, Mary Richardson Kennedy has been charged again with driving under the influence—of prescription drugs, this time. The soon-to-be-ex-wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. had her license suspended a month ago following her May 15 DUI arrest , but was allowed to drive in... More »

RFK Jr. Divorcing DWI-Charged Wife

Alleged drunk driving came three days after filing

(Newser) - Mary Kennedy’s May 15 DWI arrest didn’t come out of nowhere: Turns out her husband, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., had filed for divorce on May 12. Rumors of marriage trouble came bubbling to the surface soon after the DWI; police had been called to the couple’s New... More »

Marriage Drama for RFK Jr

Wife's DWI a sign of how bad it is, friends say

(Newser) - In the wake of Mary Kennedy’s DWI arrest , rumors of trouble in her marriage to Bobby Kennedy Jr. are bubbling to the surface. “It's no big surprise that she's drinking. She has problems, and in the past couple of years—certainly the last year—it’s gotten worse,... More »

RFK Jr's Wife Charged With DWI

Mary Kennedy found drunk driving at a school

(Newser) - Another Kennedy is making alcohol-related headlines: This time it’s Mary Kennedy, wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who was arrested for drunk driving Saturday. Kennedy, 50, jumped a curb outside a New York school where, she told police, she was picking up “some people” from a carnival. She... More »

Senator Caroline? Rumor Mill Heats Up

Sources say Caroline Kennedy is considering taking Clinton's seat

(Newser) - The buzz over the possibility of Caroline Kennedy succeeding Hillary Clinton in the Senate is getting louder. A Democratic source tells ABC that she's considering accepting the appointment after being approached by New York Gov. David Paterson. Kennedy took on a high-profile role during the Obama campaign, and the president-elect... More »

Will Bill Replace Hill in Senate?

New York governor to choose new senator

(Newser) - Bill Clinton is one of the possible choices to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate when she becomes secretary of state, CNN reports. Other top contenders include New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Robert Kennedy Jr, or Caroline Kennedy. New York Gov. David Paterson, who will appoint Clinton’s replacement,... More »

NYC Bridge Renamed After RFK

Bill Clinton, Gov. Paterson attend ceremony at former Triborough to honor slain senator

(Newser) - It’s official: The bridge formerly known as the Triborough was renamed the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge today, NY1 reports. Michael Bloomberg, Bill Clinton, David Paterson and members of the Kennedy family attended the ceremony in Astoria, Queens, to honor the late senator from New York, who would have been... More »

Obama Eyes RFK Jr. for EPA Post

High-profile head could please liberals, New England senators

(Newser) - Barack Obama is considering environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Mike Allen notes on Politico. The shrewd move would raise the EPA's profile—pleasing liberals Obama may otherwise disappoint during the budget crunch—and pay back the Kennedys for their crucial support during the... More »

As Alaska Melts, Palin Plays Big Oil Denial Game

Would-be veep as big an industry stooge as Cheney, says RFK Jr

(Newser) - Alaska is melting, but Sarah Palin doesn’t believe man’s to blame. Then again, McCain’s VP pick is also skeptical about evolution, “which is like not believing in gravity,” writes Robert F. Kennedy Jr in the LA Times. Kennedy recalls his childhood, when Virginia had ski... More »

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