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  • Andrea Mitchell Applauds RFK Jr.'s 'Impassioned Plea' for Obama to Stop Keystone Pipeline by Fiat

    02/08/2014 8:04:25 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 2/7/2014 | Kyle Drennen
    On Friday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell gave left-wing environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. a platform to denounce the Keystone Pipeline. Kennedy ranted: "The people who are promoting this are the Koch brothers, who spent $2 million trying to hurt him [Obama], the Tea Party people in Congress, and the Republicans who have been trying to block every part of his agenda.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Anti-Vaxxer

    06/06/2013 11:57:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Slate ^ | June 5, 2013 | Phil Plait
    The Kennedy family name is laden with history and brings to mind a definite set of characteristics: glamor, power, intelligence, wealth, influence. Kennedys have had their name on a president, numerous senators, representatives, ambassadors, and other high office holders. The Kennedy dynasty, if you wish to call it that, has seen its share of triumphs and disasters, of course. I need not go into detail; scores of books have been written about them, from putting humans on the Moon and the championing of civil rights to personal tragedies of assassination, death, scandal, and more. Most of these issues are in...
  • RFK Jr., son Conor arrested for protest outside White House

    02/14/2013 10:57:06 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 22 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 2/14/12 | AP
    <p>Lawyer and environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and 47 other Sierra Club members were arrested Wednesday after tying themselves to the White House gate to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.</p> <p>Proving the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, RFK Jr.’s son Conor Kennedy was also cuffed. The last we heard about the 18-year-old Kennedy scion was when he was wrapping his arms around his then-girlfriend Taylor Swift last summer.</p>
  • RFK children speak about assassination in Dallas

    01/12/2013 1:06:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 12, 2013 3:24 AM EST | Jamie Stengle
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn’t solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a “shoddy piece of craftsmanship.” Kennedy and his sister, Rory, spoke about their family Friday night while being interviewed in front of an audience by Charlie Rose at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. The event comes as a year of observances begins for the 50th anniversary of the president’s death. Their uncle was killed on Nov. 22, 1963, while riding in a motorcade through Dallas. Five...
  • RFK Jr. Slams “Right-Wing Control of American Media”

    12/10/2012 11:13:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a lawyer and environmental activist, told the Huffington Post that the “right-wing” controls the media in the United States and as a result has “divided our country” in a way not seen since the Civil War. … “95 percent of talk radio in our country is right-wing,” he said. “And you need—according to Pew [Research Center] survey—and so you have whole sections of our country that’s what they are hearing from when they wake up in the morning to when they go to bed at night. Twenty-two percent of Americans say their primary news source is...
  • RFK Jr: Right-Wing Controls American Media, Fox News Has Divided US to a Point not Seen Since Civil

    12/10/2012 4:55:45 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 65 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | December 8, 2012 | Christopher Santarelli
    During a discussion on HuffPost Live Friday, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. gave a strong condemnation of what he calls the “right wing media” and particularly Fox News. “It’s divided our country in a way that we haven’t been divided probably since the Civil War,” Kennedy said of Fox News during the discussion focused on fracking. “Its empowered large corporations to get certain kinds of politicians and ideologues who are in the United State Congress elected — the Tea Party ideologues who control the Republican Party.” The nephew of President John F. Kennedy and son of former senator and presidential candidate...
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr: Fox News Has Divided America In a Way Not Seen Since the Civil War

    12/08/2012 8:33:29 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 107 replies
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr: Fox News Has Divided America In a Way Not Seen Since the Civil War By Noel Sheppard Created 12/08/2012 - 11:13am Robert F. Kennedy Jr said of Fox News Friday, "It's divided our country in a way that we haven't been divided probably since the Civil War." This occurred during an online video interview with the Huffington Post (video follows with transcript and commentary): ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR: There’s two things happening. One is the influence of big money in politics, and the other is the right-wing control of the American media, particularly starting with Fox...
  • RFK Jr. and late wife didn't pay for many of renovations to make Westchester mansion eco-friendly

    10/28/2012 3:50:02 PM PDT · by Baynative · 38 replies
    NYTimes ^ | Oct 28, 2012 | ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN
    For the Kennedys, it was easy being green. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his late wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, didn’t pay a penny for the high-end kitchen appliances, dual-flush toilets, solid brass and zinc faucets, hardwood flooring and hypoallergenic rugs when they created their eco-friendly Westchester mansion. Even the bamboo hangers and the cleaning products were free — a $1.3 million bonanza of swag. Now five months after Mary Richardson Kennedy’s suicide at the sprawling estate in Bedford, her husband is set to make a windfall.
  • RFK Jr. said wife called him day before NY suicide

    08/08/2012 6:58:27 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 8, 2012, 7:07 PM EDT | JIM FITZGERALD
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told a detective that on the day before his wife hanged herself, she called him to say "everything was her fault." "She told me that she was sorry for everything. ... She said that I was right about everything," Kennedy said in a statement that was part of a police file released Wednesday. Kennedy's wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, hanged herself May 16 in a garage on their Bedford estate. The statement from her husband - son of Sen. Robert Kennedy and nephew of President John Kennedy - was given the next...
  • RFK Jr. 'bedded' heartbroken wife of sister's loverboy: sources

    05/30/2012 11:44:33 AM PDT · by dead · 110 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 25, 2012 | JEANE MACINTOSH
    Mary Kennedy went to her grave convinced that her husband, RFK Jr., had a fling with the wife of the man who broke up the marriage of his sister and Andrew Cuomo, The Post has learned. A heartbroken Mary confided to a group of her closest friends that she believed Robert Kennedy Jr. had an affair with well-connected fund-raiser Ann Colley, two of her confidants told The Post. One source who claimed to have been told about the purported hookup said that, if true, “an affair with the wife of his sister’s paramour is particularly tacky — even for a...
  • Mary Kennedy dead in suicide: Sources says wife of Robert Kennedy Jr.took her life

    05/16/2012 5:10:59 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/16/12 | Joanna Molloy, Alison Gendar, Sarah Armaghan AND Christina Boyle Read more: http://www.nydailynews.
    Fresh tragedy hit the Kennedy family Wednesday: the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. hanged herself in a barn behind her Westchester home. Mary Richardson Kennedy, 52, was the mother of four children, the youngest of whom is 11.
  • Police At Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s House, Source Says His Wife Is Dead

    05/16/2012 1:40:47 PM PDT · by LittleSpotBlog · 93 replies
    Radar Online ^ | 5/16/12 | Radar Staff
    Police are currently at the home of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in New York, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively. One source tells Radar that his wife, Mary Kennedy was found dead.
  • BrightSource kills IPO at last minute

    04/12/2012 12:04:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 12, 2012 | by David R. Baker
    BrightSource Energy of Oakland, a solar power-plant developer whose first project won $1.6 billion in federal backing, abruptly canceled its initial public stock offering Wednesday night, just hours before trading was scheduled to begin. The surprise move killed what had been the most hotly anticipated clean-tech IPO this spring. It casts doubt on investor appetite for similar offerings in the future. The cancellation could also revive the debate over federal support for renewable power companies. Solar-module maker Solyndra of Fremont, which received $528 million from the same government program that funded BrightSource's first power plant, also canceled a planned IPO...
  • RFK jr: Sen. Inhofe is a “Call Girl” for Big Oil (But it's OK to say it, he's a Democrat after all)

    03/07/2012 12:46:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2012 | Jazz Shaw
    Before we begin, I'd like to pass around these complimentary throw pillows to put on your desks. I only do this because I'd hate to see you all injure your faces while smashing your head repeatedly into your keyboard.Fresh on the heels of various stories about inappropriate name calling, another heart warming story crops up in the news. And if this is any sort of indication as to what we can expect from Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in the months and years to come, this guy is going to be a national treasure for the GOP. Leave it to Robert...
  • RFK Jr.: Inhofe is 'call girl' for Big Oil

    03/06/2012 8:02:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | March 6, 2012 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Leave it to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to one-up Rush Limbaugh in the name-calling department. "Speaking of prostitutes, big oil's top call girl Sen Inhofe wants to kill fuel economy backed by automakers, small biz, enviros, & consumers," the New York-based environmentalist wrote Tuesday on Twitter. Kennedy was targeting Inhofe for a letter the Oklahoma Republican sent last week to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson that questions the Obama administration's fuel economy and air pollution policies. Inhofe spokesman Matt Dempsey said Kennedy's tweet crosses the line, especially in the wake of Limbaugh’s apology to a Georgetown University student after calling her...
  • Sacrificing the desert to save the Earth

    02/05/2012 6:24:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 5, 2012 | By Julie Cart
    Environmentalists are torn over the high cost of breaking reliance on fossil fuels. Industrial-scale solar development is well underway in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. The federal government has furnished more public property to this cause than it has for oil and gas exploration over the last decade — 21 million acres. In the fight against climate change, the Mojave Desert is about to take one for the team. "I have spent my entire career thinking of myself as an advocate on behalf of public lands and acting for their protection," said Johanna Wald, a veteran environmental...
  • ANOTHER OBAMA SCANDAL IN THE MAKING

    11/17/2011 6:31:03 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 16,2011 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    It has to do with a “green energy” company called BrightSource Energy Inc., which develops solar energy products (or intends to someday, anyway). In 2010, BrightSource was in deep trouble. It was $1.8 billion in debt and was losing money hand over fist–a $71.6 million loss on a mere $13.5 million in revenue. A company destined to go down the drain, one would think. But no! The Obama administration bailed out BrightSource to the tune of a cool $1.4 billion in loan guarantees. How could that possibly have happened? Well, start with the fact that the principal investor in BrightSource...
  • Robert Kennedy, Jr.’s ‘Green’ Company Scored $1.4 Billion Taxpayer Bailout

    11/16/2011 11:30:52 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 30 replies
    Big Government ^ | Wilton Hall
    President John F. Kennedy’s nephew, Robert Kennedy, Jr., netted a $1.4 billion bailout for his company, BrightSource, through a loan guarantee issued by a former employee-turned Department of Energy official. It’s just one more in a string of eye-opening revelations by investigative journalist and Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer in his explosive new book, Throw Them All Out. The details of how BrightSource managed to land its ten-figure taxpayer bailout have yet to emerge fully. However, one clue might be found in the person of Sanjay Wagle. Wagle was one of the principals in Kennedy’s firm who raised money for Barack...
  • Obama gave RFK Jr. $1.4 Billion bailout for solar company.

    11/16/2011 9:22:41 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 49 replies
    Big Govt ^ | 11/16/2011 | Wynton Hall
    President John F. Kennedy’s nephew, Robert Kennedy, Jr., netted a $1.4 billion bailout for his company, BrightSource, through a loan guarantee issued by a former employee-turned Department of Energy official. It’s just one more in a string of eye-opening revelations by investigative journalist and Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer in his explosive new book, Throw Them All Out. The details of how BrightSource managed to land its ten-figure taxpayer bailout have yet to emerge fully. However, one clue might be found in the person of Sanjay Wagle. Wagle was one of the principals in Kennedy’s firm who raised money for Barack...
  • How Obama’s Alternative-Energy Programs Became Green Graft (by unscrupulous means)

    11/12/2011 9:16:00 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 9 replies
    Victory chronicles ^ | Saturday November 12, 2011 | Peter Schweizer.
    Where did green-energy cash go? Straight to campaign donors. Read more about Peter Schwiezer’s Throw Them All Out in the new Newsweek on sale Monday. When President-elect Obama came to Washington in late 2008, he was outspoken about the need for an economic stimulus to revive a struggling economy. He wanted billions of dollars spent on “shovel-ready projects” to build roads; billions more for developing alternative-energy projects; and additional billions for expanding broadband Internet access and creating a “smart grid” for energy consumption. After he was sworn in as president, he proclaimed that taxpayer money would assuredly not be doled...
  • CA: Solar deal to enrich firm with Schwarzenegger tie?

    10/14/2008 9:48:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 509+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/14/08 | Michael R. Blood - ap
    LOS ANGELES – A relative of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and one of his former cabinet secretaries are part of a private investment group that could score a lucrative payoff if regulators approve a sprawling solar-energy complex near the Mojave Desert Preserve. The personal connections have raised questions about possible favorable treatment for a project being touted as a breakthrough in the development of solar power. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a longtime environmental activist who is the cousin of first lady Maria Shriver, and former state Environmental Protection Secretary Terry Tamminen were named senior advisers at VantagePoint Venture Partners last year....
  • RFK Jr. Claims Air America Was More Popular Than Conservative Radio

    06/26/2011 10:23:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 25, 2011 | Jack Coleman
    ... which helps explain why conservative radio continues to dominate the airwaves while Air America Radio, uh, went kaput. During a recent appearance on Tavis Smiley's PBS show, enviro lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose "Ring of Fire" show ran on Air America, made what reasonable souls among us might construe as a questionable claim.
  • Fox News' Lies Keep Them Out of Canada

    03/03/2011 8:17:16 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Reader Supporting News ^ | 03/01/2011 | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
    As America's middle class battles for its survival on the Wisconsin barricades - against various Koch Oil surrogates and the corporate toadies at Fox News - fans of enlightenment, democracy and justice can take comfort from a significant victory north of the Wisconsin border. Fox News will not be moving into Canada after all! The reason: Canadian regulators announced last week they would reject efforts by Canada's right-wing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news. Canada's Radio Act requires that "a licenser may not broadcast ... any false or misleading news." The provision...
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Endorses Charlie Crist, Attacks Tea Party (Video)

    10/13/2010 11:02:57 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 29 replies
    HAP ^ | 10/13/10 | hap
    Kennedy is asked about the tea party and why he is demonizing them, he responds by calling them 'crackpots'...This was in Florida today (Video)
  • Paper: RFK Jr. files for divorce; no details given

    07/13/2010 6:19:58 PM PDT · by Justaham · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has filed for divorce from his wife of 16 years, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The Journal News, citing Westchester County clerk records, said on its website that the filing occurred on May 12, three days before Kennedy's wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, was charged with drunken driving. It said details, including any grounds cited for divorce, were not available. Calls to Robert Kennedy and to Mary Kennedy's attorney were not immediately returned. The Journal News quoted Kennedy as saying, "I'm not going to talk to you about my personal life." Kennedy, a prominent environmentalist, is the son...
  • Mary Kennedy (RFK Jr's wife) pleads not guilty to DWI, to surrender driver's license

    05/28/2010 12:32:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies · 1,332+ views
    Westchester Journal News | May 27, 2010 | Shawn Cohen and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Cannot excerpt the article because the newspaper is owned by Gannett, however you can read the story HERE. Brief synopsis of the facts: Mary Kennedy is Bobby Kennedy, Jr.'s wife. She was busted for DWI on May 15 after she drove her car over a curb outside a school where she was going to attend a carnival. Her blood alcohol level tested 0.11 percent, well over the legal limit. This comes after several other recent incidents where police were called to the family home to quell domestic disturbances -- in which Mary was also observed to be obviously drunk.
  • Wife of RFK Jr. charged in NY with drunken driving

    05/18/2010 4:14:17 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 1,681+ views
    hosted ^ | May 18
    BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) -- The wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was charged with drunken driving after a police officer saw her run over a curb outside a suburban school, authorities said Tuesday. Police had responded to the Kennedy home twice in the week before the arrest but said no crimes had been committed there.
  • Wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. charged with drunk driving

    05/18/2010 2:27:18 PM PDT · by Gomez · 74 replies · 2,351+ views
    <p>The wife of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. was charged with driving drunk two days after a domestic dispute at the couple’s home in Bedford, N.Y., The Journal News reported Tuesday.</p> <p>Mary Richardson Kennedy, 50, was arrested Saturday when police determined her blood alcohol level to be .011. The legal limit in New York state is .008.</p>
  • Kennedy cousin loses appeal in murder conviction

    04/12/2010 8:57:20 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies · 1,839+ views
    hosted ^ | Apr 12 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel lost his bid for a new trial in the 1975 slaying of his 15-year-old neighbor when the state Supreme Court on Monday rejected his appeal that cited a claim implicating two other men. The court ruled 4-1 against Skakel's request. Skakel - a nephew of Robert Kennedy's widow, Ethel - was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison in 2002 for fatally beating Martha Moxley with a golf club in 1975 in a wealthy Connecticut suburb
  • RFK, Jr. 15 months ago: Global warming means no snow or cold in DC

    02/07/2010 6:00:44 AM PST · by Zakeet · 79 replies · 2,631+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 7, 2010 | David Freddoso
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who flies around on private planes so as to tell larger numbers of people how they must live their lives in order to save the planet, wrote a column last year on the lack of winter weather in Washington, D.C. "In Virginia, the weather also has changed dramatically. Recently arrived residents in the northern suburbs, accustomed to today's anemic winters, might find it astonishing to learn that there were once ski runs on Ballantrae Hill in McLean, with a rope tow and local ski club. Snow is so scarce today that most Virginia children probably...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr.: right-wing hosts spread hate

    06/13/2009 1:32:33 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 117 replies · 4,534+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 06/13/09 | AP
    <p>JACKSON, Miss. - Robert Kennedy Jr. says that some right-wing broadcast hosts are feeding the sort of hatred behind this year’s rise in hate crimes.</p> <p>In Jackson for a memorial for slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, Kennedy said Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck are among those who have drummed up anger against abortion doctors and others.</p>
  • Robert Kennedy's son 'to run' for Barack Obama's old Illinois Senate seat

    05/20/2009 8:36:13 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 22 replies · 1,051+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/20/2009
    Christopher Kennedy, a son of the late Robert F Kennedy is considering a run for the US Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama, the latest member of his family dynasty to take a stab at politics. A spokeswoman for the Chicago businessman, Christopher Kennedy, said on Wednesday that Mr Kennedy was "seriously considering" a run but would not say when he would announce his decision. Mr Kennedy's father was a US senator when he was assassinated while campaigning for the presidency in 1968. He is a nephew of the late President John F Kennedy and current US Senator...
  • RFK's son considering Senate bid from Illinois

    05/20/2009 12:23:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies · 1,260+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2009
    CHICAGO (AP) - A spokeswoman says a son of the late Robert F. Kennedy is seriously considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama. Spokeswoman Kasey Madden didn't say Wednesday when Chicago businessman Chris Kennedy would make an announcement. The seat Kennedy is interested in is now held by Sen. Roland Burris, who was appointed by ousted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
  • PG&E strikes huge solar power deal with BrightSource

    05/13/2009 12:15:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 797+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/13/09 | Tracy Seipel
    In what is touted to be the largest solar deal in the world, Pacific Gas & Electric today announced that it has expanded a series of solar-power contracts with Oakland's BrightSource Energy for a total of 1,310 megawatts of electricity — enough to power 530,000 California homes during peak hours. Peak hours in the state are usually from noon to 7 p.m. The power purchase agreements, which will now include seven power plants, add to a previous contract the two companies struck last April for up to 900 megawatts of solar thermal power. The deal with PG&E means BrightSource now...
  • ENERGY: SoCal Edison signs large solar-power deal

    02/13/2009 12:21:34 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 29 replies · 572+ views
    North County Times ^ | February 11, 2009 | CHRIS BAGLEY
    Southern California Edison said it has wrapped up the world's largest-ever agreement to buy electricity generated by solar power, a series of generators in California's eastern deserts that could eventually supply more than 800,000 homes. The utility, which serves Riverside County and the sprawling southern California territory outside of the city of Los Angeles and San Diego County, hopes the first of seven plants will begin operating in 2013, the company said in a press release Wednesday morning. The Rosemead-based utility counts nearly 5 million customers in Riverside and a half-dozen other California counties. BrightSource Energy Inc. of Oakland would...
  • RFK Jr.: Hog farms bigger threat than Osama (barf alert)

    02/04/2009 6:18:24 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies · 867+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/4/2009 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Wednesday said he thinks hog farmers are a greater threat to Americans than Osama bin Laden. Mr. Kennedy, son of the the slain New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, is an environmental law attorney who was testifying before a House Judiciary subcomittee when Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, asked him if a quotation attributed to him in 2002 about hog farmers representing a greater threat than the leader of al Qaeda was accurate. "I don't know if that [quotation] is accurate, but I believe it and I support it," said Mr. Kennedy, who has been...
  • RFK Won’t Go to D.C., Says ‘Send Caroline’ He saw a Senate seat and explained why not

    12/06/2008 3:12:17 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 70 replies · 1,838+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | Dec 5, 2008 | By Jacob Gershman
    Sentimental New York Democrats were rooting for Governor Paterson to appoint Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate seat his father once held. But Kennedy’s not interested. “It was a heart-wrenching decision, and it occupied me throughout Thanksgiving with my family, with Teddy,” he says. “It’s not a good time for me to move to Washington, because I have a large and young family. They’re all in school.” That’s expensive—though not as pricey as holding on to the seat. “Against formidable opponents, most likely Peter King and possibly Rudy Giuliani, to defend the seat, I’m...
  • The Kennedy Scenario (Move to Appoint Bobby, Jr. to Hillary's Senate Seat)

    11/25/2008 3:48:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies · 845+ views
    Politicker NY ^ | November 24, 2008 | Jimmy Vielkind
    This picture could have been worth a million words, and raised an interesting question. There was Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the environmental activist, standing in front of the bridge that was being re-dedicated in his father's name. Behind him sat Michael Bloomberg, David Paterson, Bill Clinton and a regiment of Kennedy kin. From the front page of Thursday's New York Times, Bobby Jr. gestured during a speech in which officials rededicated the Triborough Bridge in memory of Robert F. Kennedy, Sr., the former attorney general and New York senator who was assassinated four decades ago. [Snip] The rhetoric echoed the...
  • Robert F Kennedy, hypocrite (not breaking news)

    11/09/2008 8:28:42 PM PST · by Lorianne · 38 replies · 1,854+ views
    10 November 2008 | vanity
    Quoth Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on September 15, 2008 on the Huffington Post in criticism of Governor Sarah Palin: Fascist writer Westbrook Pegler, an avowed racist who Sarah Palin approvingly quoted in her acceptance speech for the moral superiority of small town values, expressed his fervent hope about my father, Robert F. Kennedy, as he contemplated his own run for the presidency in 1965, that “some white patriot of the Southern tier will spatter his spoonful of brains in public premises before the snow flies.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-f-kennedy-jr/governor-palins-reading-l_b_126478.html?page=32&show_comment_id=15725640#comment_15725640 Yet the same Robert F Kennedy, to my knowledge, hasn't said boo about Bill...
  • CA: Startup with link to governor pushes for plant OK (BrightSource)

    10/26/2008 11:45:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 326+ views
    AP on Mercury News ^ | 10/26/08 | Michael R. Blood - ap
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A company backed by investors linked to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is pressing regulators to speed up a review of its proposed $2 billion solar-energy complex, warning that delays would send a "chilling signal" to the emerging green power industry. But the California Energy Commission staff opposes the move, depicting it as an end run that could break apart a precedent-setting review of the planned solar site near the Mojave Desert Preserve. At the center of the dispute is a project widely viewed as a potential breakthrough in large-scale U.S. solar development. --snip-- The company says the...
  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr: Innocent ACORN Defrauded by ACORN Workers

    10/19/2008 9:39:38 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies · 945+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 19, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    This is just too funny! Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has been on a vote fraud shtick for at least two years ever since he began writing about how the Republicans "stole" the 2004 election (somehow they didn't bother to "steal" the elections in 2006). This year he is claiming that the Republicans are again trying to steal the election via "voter suppression." What Kennedy means is that when Republicans dare to challenge the vast number of fraudulent registrations submitted by ACORN, that is somehow "voter suppression." So how to explain the very obvious false registrations submitted by ACORN around the...
  • RFK (Robberbaron F. Kennedy) Jr. vs. Mike Gallagher on Energy Independence

    06/20/2008 5:30:38 AM PDT · by mylife · 55 replies · 525+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/18/08
    Mike Gallagher takes on RFK JR on FoxWTF is wrong with this guy? What a drama queen!
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: 'There Is No Liberal Media'(video barf!)

    05/26/2008 7:56:33 PM PDT · by paltz · 38 replies · 74+ views
    eyeblast.tv ^ | 5/26/08 | eyeblast.tv
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. uses odd liberal logic to explain how the media consistently favors conservatives. VIDEO
  • Barack Obama: the new Great Redeemer (RFK redux)[Must Read]

    05/15/2008 2:33:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 159+ views
    The London Times ^ | May 16, 2008 | Gerard Baker
    Every decade or so the people who control the way we see the world anoint some American politician the Redeemer of a Troubled Planet. In the late 1960s the media placed the halo on Robert Kennedy, the tragic dynast whose antiwar and civil rights credentials made him in life - as he remains to this day in death - a kind of devotional figure for most political journalists. Kennedy at least had charisma and intelligence. But to prove that these were by no means necessary preconditions for the honour, it was conferred a few years later on Jimmy Carter, the...
  • Robert Kennedy Jr. Says Family Members Are Wrong in Supporting Obama [our family is divided..]

    05/01/2008 4:48:38 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies · 209+ views
    Robert Kennedy Jr. Says Family Members Are Wrong in Supporting Obama May 01, 2008 6:41 PM ABC News' Eloise Harper Reports: Introducing Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., in Jeffersonville, IN, Robert Kennedy Jr. had some pretty harsh words for his family members who are backing Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., for president. "There are some members of my family who've decided to do the wrong thing, support Senator Obama," he said of the Democratic presidential fight. Kennedy continued, "Part of our family is divided and our Party is divided and the reason we are divided is because we have two extraordinary candidates...
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak at UTPA this week[Distinguished "environmental wacko" Speaker]

    11/12/2007 9:13:54 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 82+ views
    The Monitor ^ | November 11, 2007 | Jennifer L. Berghom
    EDINBURG — The University of Texas-Pan American is going green for its seventh-annual International Week event. The university, and several others throughout the country, is slated to run a series of events this week to promote awareness of other cultures. International Education Week, which begins Monday and ends Friday, is a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to prepare students for work in a global environment. This year’s UTPA theme is “Earth Matters.” Its activities include art exhibits, speeches and panels to address environmental changes, global politics, economics, health and other issues....
  • Tom McClintock on global warming

    10/20/2007 6:03:47 AM PDT · by RLM · 81 replies · 1,655+ views
    Citizens for the California Republic ^ | 10-18-2007 | Tom McClintock's
    Speech was given on October 12, 2007 in Newport Beach. You have extended me a very dangerous invitation tonight – to speak to a gathering of political conservatives on the day that Al Gore has received the Nobel Peace Prize for discovering that the earth’s climate is changing. I’ve heard that he’s going to contribute half of his prize money to environmental causes and use the other half to pay his electricity bill. And anything left over will come in handy to help pay for the fleet of private jets that allow him to travel around the world to tell...
  • The Money and Connections Behind Al Gore’s Carbon Crusade

    10/13/2007 4:35:26 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 69 replies · 3,134+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/03/2007 | Deborah Corey Barnes
    Al Gore’s campaign against global warming is shifting into high gear. Reporters and commentators follow his every move and bombard the public with notice of his activities and opinions. But while the mainstream media promote his ideas about the state of planet Earth, they are mostly silent about the dramatic impact his economic proposals would have on America. And journalists routinely ignore evidence that he may personally benefit from his programs. Would the romance fizzle if Gore’s followers realized how much their man stands to gain? Earlier this year Gore experienced a notable public relations debacle. The Tennessee Center for...
  • Kennedy talks environment

    10/05/2007 12:13:34 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 36 replies · 588+ views
    Western Courier ^ | 10/5/07 | Sarah Zeeck
    Saving the environment is not about protecting the fish and the birds, according to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. It is about protecting the human race. Kennedy, nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, spoke at Western Hall Wednesday as part of Western's theme, "Global Challenges and Personal Responsibility." An award-winning journalist and lawyer, Kennedy spoke about the lackadaisical state of environmental law. He also talked about the roles of corporations with respect to nature and the media's impact on the issue in his presentation. He added that the biggest threat to water resources in America is the Bush administration. According...
  • The Cult Of Global Warming (Don Feder On The Left's Newest Psedo-Religion Alert)

    07/31/2007 12:45:02 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 857+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 07/31/2007 | Don Feder
    Global warming has become the apocalyptic cult of the new millennium. None of the other jeremiahs, throughout the ages, can hold an end-of-the-world candle to ozone-layer mystics prophesying climate Armageddon. I just came across the ultimate Al Gore coffee table book, "The World Tomorrow: Scenarios of Global Catastrophe" by Yannick Monget. On the jacket, the author is described as "the founder and chief representative of the Ankaa Group, an organization dedicated to conceiving and developing ambitious projects for the environmental protection of Europe." If that weren't enough of a contribution to mankind, we are told Monget "has written several volumes...