Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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RFK Jr. Has a Lot to Say After Biden's Exit

Independent presidential candidate doesn't focus much on Harris in his remarks

(Newser) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says that with President Biden out, the 2024 presidential election is now a two-man contest between himself and Donald Trump. A rundown on RFK Jr.'s reaction to Biden's announcement that he's exiting the race:
  • Kennedy posted a lengthy statement on X . "

Trump Met With RFK Jr. to Seek Endorsement, Sources Say

But Kennedy is pushing back on that narrative

(Newser) - Donald Trump met with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Monday morning to discuss whether the independent candidate might endorse the Republican for president, sources tell Politico . "Yes, Mr. Kennedy met with President Trump today to discuss national unity, and he hopes to meet with leaders of the Democratic Party as...

Administration Orders Secret Service to Guard RFK Jr.

'We're in a heightened and very dynamic threat environment,' Mayorkas says

(Newser) - President Biden has ordered the Secret Service to protect independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Monday that Biden had directed the protection be provided "both prior to and after the events of this past weekend," referring to the attempt in Pennsylvania...

RFK Jr. Sends Sorry Text to Sex Assault Accuser

'I have no memory of this incident but I apologize sincerely,' he wrote to ex-nanny Eliza Cooney

(Newser) - A bombshell allegation in a recent Vanity Fair article that accuses Robert F. Kennedy Jr. of a 1998 sexual assault has been roundly dismissed by the independent presidential candidate, who declared on a podcast after the story released, "I am not a church boy. ... I am who I am....

Inside the Kennedy Scramble to Manage the RFK Jr. Crisis

As a rogue Kennedy threatens the family legacy, Vanity Fair questions how far their loyalty will go

(Newser) - With roots in elected office dating back to the 1800s, the Kennedys have long been called American royalty. Despite scandal and tragedy following the family over generations—so much so, a supposed family curse shrouds their mystique—the powerful reputation that comes with the name has remained. Writing at Vanity ...

RFK Jr. Weighs In (Again) on 9/11
RFK Jr. Weighs In
(Again) on 9/11

RFK Jr. Weighs In (Again) on 9/11

Independent presidential candidate says 'I won't take sides' on terror attack, vows 'transparency'

(Newser) - In his current position as the most popular independent candidate of Election 2024, Robert F. Kennedy is trying to woo moderates on both sides of the aisle—and, perhaps, 9/11 truthers. On Friday, Kennedy posted an eyebrow-raising statement online, making a promise to those still not convinced on how the...

RFK Jr. After Sexual Assault Allegation: I'm No 'Church Boy'

Presidential candidate brushes off Vanity Fair article

(Newser) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is responding to allegations of sexual harassment and assault from a former nanny, and the third-party presidential candidate doesn't sound too concerned. The details:
  • The allegations: Eliza Cooney, who worked as a live-in nanny for RFK Jr. and his then-wife in 1998 when she was

Moderation Was Strict in RFK Jr.'s Solo Debate

He was kept to same time limit as Biden, Trump

(Newser) - Independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wasn't on the stage when President Biden and Donald Trump debated in Atlanta on Thursday night—though given the very poor reviews of his performance, Biden might have welcomed the distraction. Instead, Kennedy was on the other side of the country, taking part...

RFK Jr. Says He's Holding the 'Real Debate'

Candidate plans to answer same questions as Biden, Trump while CNN event is underway

(Newser) - While President Biden and Donald Trump are debating Thursday night, an independent candidate excluded from the CNN-hosted debate will be holding his own event. Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s campaign says he will be responding to the same questions as Biden and Trump in real time in an event...

Supreme Court Delivers Bad News to Josh Duggar

Justices reject his appeal on his child pornography charges

(Newser) - It's been a busy day for news out of the Supreme Court, with the biggest development being the justices' decision to take up whether states can restrict transgender medical treatments for minors. Also, via the AP:
  • Josh Duggar: The court rejected an appeal from Josh Duggar, a former reality-television

RFK Jr. Unlikely to Qualify for CNN Debate
CNN: RFK Jr. Hasn't
Qualified for Debate

CNN: RFK Jr. Hasn't Qualified for Debate

Independent candidate ran out of time to qualify; only Biden, Trump will take the stage

(Newser) - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will not be taking part in next week's debate, CNN confirmed after the candidate missed the deadline to qualify. The network said "the debate qualification window closed at 12:00:01am" on Thursday, and President Biden and Donald Trump were the only candidates to...

Kennedy Campaign Claims CNN Debate Will Be Illegal

In complaint to FEC, campaign argues that Biden, Trump colluded with network to keep him off the stage

(Newser) - After President Biden and former President Trump agreed earlier this month to hold two debates, Robert F. Kennedy accused the candidates of colluding against him. The independent candidate has now made the complaint official with a Federal Election Commission filing. His campaign alleges that the Biden and Trump campaigns illegally...

RFK Jr. Has Some Thoughts on Confederate Statues

Says he has 'visceral reaction' to their removal: 'Values change throughout history'

(Newser) - The destruction of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Confederate monument at the center of the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally, led to cheers from some and boos from others. Now, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is weighing in on how he felt when the...

Libertarians Name Their Candidate
Name Their

Libertarians Name Their Candidate

Party picks Chase Oliver over Trump and Kennedy

(Newser) - The Libertarians have chosen their 2024 nominee, and his name isn't Trump or Kennedy. Instead, the party chose Chase Oliver—a former Democrat from Georgia who describes himself as "armed and gay," reports the New York Times . Donald Trump, who spoke to the convention Saturday night and...

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...

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