Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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RFK Jr. Complains About Being Excluded From Debates
RFK Jr. Is Feeling Left Out

RFK Jr. Is Feeling Left Out

Candidate accuses Biden, Trump of colluding to keep him out of debates

(Newser) - There hasn't been a presidential debate with three candidates onstage since Ross Perot debated Bill Clinton and George HW Bush in 1992—and it doesn't look like there will be one in 2024. President Biden and Donald Trump have agreed to hold two debates , and independent candidate Robert...

RFK Jr.: I Could Win Debate With a '6-Worm Handicap'

He challenges Biden, Trump

(Newser) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. may have lost part of his brain to a parasitic worm, but he still believes he could easily win a presidential debate. "I offer to eat 5 more brain worms and still beat President Trump and President Biden in a debate," the candidate said...

RFK Jr.: About That Worm That Ate My Brain...

Candidate denies lasting effects as 'NYT' exposes various previously unknown health issues

(Newser) - At age 70, independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has touted himself as "the model of virility" up against older, less robust rivals, per MSNBC . All the while, he's been keeping mum on his claim that, as the New York Times reports, a worm ate part of...

With RFK Jr. In the Mix, One of These Candidates Takes a Hit

New NBC News poll shows Donald Trump suffers from third-party bid more than President Biden

(Newser) - Various polls and pundits have been supporting the narrative that third-party presidential runs in the upcoming election, especially the one by independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., will prove more harmful to President Biden's reelection bid than former President Trump's. A new survey seems to be finding just...

RFK Jr. Responds to His Family Endorsing Biden

'I love my family, either way,' presidential candidate says

(Newser) - Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Sunday acknowledged endorsements from more than a dozen of his relatives who are backing Democratic President Biden, noting that he feels no ill will over the family political divide, the AP reports. "Some of them don't like the fact that I'...

Kennedys Endorse Biden Over One of Their Own

RFK Jr. makes Michigan ballot for November

(Newser) - Members of his extended family have largely shunned Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s presidential campaign, calling it dangerous, and been supportive of President Biden's reelection. But they made their endorsement official and emphatic on Thursday, Politico reports, appearing with Biden on Thursday in Philadelphia. "We want to...

RFK Jr. Campaign Staffer Fired After Controversial Video

Rita Palma said defeating Biden was her 'No. 1 priority'

(Newser) - A staffer for Robert F. Kennedy Jr's presidential campaign has been fired after she was caught on video outlining a plan for supporters of her candidate and Donald Trump to come together with the purpose of defeating President Biden. The video of Rita Palma, which was uploaded to YouTube...

RFK Jr. Flips Again on Jan. 6: 'I Will Right Any Wrongs'

Presidential contender had earlier walked back a campaign email on 'J6 activists'

(Newser) - Last week, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s campaign walked back an email they'd sent in which the independent presidential candidate referred to "J6 activists sitting in a Washington DC jail cell stripped of their Constitutional liberties." The team blamed the insertion of that sentence on a...

RFK Jr. Campaign Backs Away From Email on 'J6 Activists'

Team now disavows fundraising email that deems inmates 'stripped of their Constitutional liberties'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has made no bones about publicly supporting individuals incarcerated for the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol . Now, the campaign of another 2024 presidential contender is walking back its own assessment of the jailed rioters in a fundraising email.
  • The email: The campaign of independent candidate Robert

Who's Worse for Democracy, Biden or Trump? RFK Jr. Picks

Independent POTUS candidate claims Biden is first president to use feds 'to censor political speech'

(Newser) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. obviously thinks he's a better man for the Oval Office than either of his two main competitors, President Biden and former President Trump, but he made it clear during an appearance this week on CNN that he thinks one of his political foes looms more...

RFK Jr. Hopes to Gain Traction With VP Pick
RFK Jr. Makes
His VP Pick

RFK Jr. Makes His VP Pick

Kennedy selects Silicon Valley lawyer and investor Nicole Shanahan

(Newser) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. did indeed pick attorney and entrepreneur Nicole Shanahan to be his 2024 running mate, reports CNN . Kennedy announced his pick at a rally in Oakland, California, on Tuesday. Shanahan has never before run for office. "Nicole and I both left the Democratic Party," Kennedy...

RFK Jr.'s Family Has Their Candidate, and It's Not Him

Extended Kennedy clan takes St. Paddy's Day photo with President Biden, sans RFK Jr.

(Newser) - Even if no one else votes for you, you can usually at least count on your own family to pull the lever for you on Election Day. That's no guarantee for RFK Jr., who doesn't exactly have the support for his Oval Office run from many in his...

Report: Aaron Rodgers Spews Sandy Hook Conspiracies
Report: Aaron Rodgers
Is a Sandy Hook Truther

Report: Aaron Rodgers Is a Sandy Hook Truther

CNN journalist describes conversation with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s potential running mate

(Newser) - This file has been updated with Rodgers' comment. One of two leading contenders for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s running mate, New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers, could provide a boost to the long-shot presidential bid. Or he could do the opposite, as CNN reports that Rodgers has "...

Rodgers, Ventura Are on RFK Jr.'s VP List

But he's still considering a shortlist that also includes other possibilities

(Newser) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has some big names in mind as potential running mates in the 2024 presidential election. Sources tell the New York Times he's approached Jesse Ventura, former Minnesota governor and pro wrestler, and Aaron Rodgers, New York Jets quarterback, and that both were receptive. Kennedy himself...

RFK Jr. Apologizes to His Family for Super Bowl Ad
RFK Jr. Apologizes
to His Family for
Super Bowl Ad

RFK Jr. Apologizes to His Family for Super Bowl Ad

Super PAC's spot supporting presidential candidate used imagery from JFK's 1960 campaign

(Newser) - One gauge of whether your Super Bowl ad was successful is what viewers are saying online about it, and by the reaction Sunday night, there was a good amount of side-eye on one promo supporting Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for president—including from Kennedy's family. The Hill reports that...

Cheryl Hines as First Lady? 'Great, Let's Do It'
Cheryl Hines as First Lady?
'Great, Let's Do It'

Cheryl Hines as First Lady? 'Great, Let's Do It'

Actor wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. learns to navigate controversy

(Newser) - Twenty-five years ago, Cheryl Hines was largely unknown, working as a bartender and performing with the Groundlings improv troupe. Much has changed since: As the Hollywood Reporter notes in an interview with the 58-year-old, she landed the role of Larry David's TV wife in Curb Your Enthusiasm, which is...

RFK Jr.: Dad, JFK Had to Allow Wiretapping of MLK

Presidential candidate says 'politically' they had to do it

(Newser) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was defending his father and uncle's approval of the wiretapping of Martin Luther King Jr. on the eve of the holiday honoring the civil rights leader. In an interview with Politico while he was campaigning in Atlanta on Sunday, RFK Jr. explained that in his...

RFK Jr. Gets on One Ballot, Has 50 to Go

Utah is first to allow him on

(Newser) - The ballot of at least one state will feature the name of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Utah became the first state to grant the independent presidential candidate ballot access, announcing Wednesday that he met the 1,000-signature requirement before the March deadline, the Hill reports. Kennedy's campaign formally filed...

Kennedy Cousin, Now Exonerated, Is Suing

Michael Skakel wants lead investigator, Connecticut town of Greenwich to pay

(Newser) - Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel , whose conviction in the 1970s murder of a Connecticut teen was overturned, is suing the lead police investigator and the town of Greenwich for alleged malicious prosecution, civil rights violations, and other claimed wrongdoing. Skakel, 63, a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy's widow, Ethel Kennedy,...

Man Arrested at RFK Jr.'s Home Twice in One Day: Cops
RFK Jr. Makes
New Move Against
Alleged Stalker

RFK Jr. Makes New Move Against Alleged Stalker

Independent presidential candidate files civil harassment restraining order against 28-year-old

(Newser) - Spooked by what cops say is a repeat unwanted visitor to his California home, independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has filed a civil harassment restraining order against the alleged perpetrator, per legal documents seen by the Blast . The protective order covers not only Kennedy and his properties, but...

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