Latest Robert F. Kennedy Jr. News

2024 Election Latest: Biden contracts COVID-19, Vance speaks at RNC

Jul. 17, 2024 23:35 PM EDT

The third day of the Republican National Convention shifted its focus to issues of national security and foreign policy. Republicans are focusing on Democratic President Joe Biden’s handling of the ongoing crises in Europe and the Middle East. Former Trump administration officials...

North Carolina approves party seeking to put RFK Jr. on the ballot, rejects effort for Cornel West

Jul. 16, 2024 23:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's election board voted Tuesday to certify a political party that wants to put Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the state's presidential ballot this fall. The panel rejected a similar petition effort by a group backing Cornel West, citing questions about how signatures...

2024 Election Latest: RNC enters second day with focus shifting to immigration

Jul. 16, 2024 22:48 PM EDT

The Republican National Convention's second day is in full swing — now with Donald Trump officially as its presidential nominee and U.S. Sen. JD Vance of Ohio as his running mate. Trump energized the crowd Monday night by entering the arena with a bandage on his right ear after...

Iran threat prompted more security at Trump rally as officials warn of potential for copycat attacks

Jul. 16, 2024 19:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A threat on Donald Trump’s life from Iran prompted additional security in the days before Saturday’s campaign rally, but it was unrelated to the assassination attempt on the Republican presidential nominee, two U.S. officials said Tuesday, as law enforcement warned of the...

Kennedy apologizes after a video of him speaking to Trump leaks

Jul. 16, 2024 17:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. apologized Tuesday after a video was posted online showing part of a private phone call between the independent presidential candidate and Republican former President Donald Trump. The video shows Kennedy listening on a speakerphone as Trump...

Kennedy and West third-party ballot drives are pushed by secretive groups and Republican donors

Jul. 16, 2024 15:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Libertarians in Colorado want to put Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the ballot to create chaos. Petition drives for Cornel West in Virginia and North Carolina are being run by groups with Republican ties. And in Arizona, a convicted fraudster who's been...

Georgia Democrats file challenges to keep Kennedy and others off presidential ballot

Jul. 15, 2024 18:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats are challenging efforts to place Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and three other candidates on the state's presidential ballots, part of a nationwide effort to block candidates who could siphon votes from incumbent President Joe Biden. While Democrats,...

Biden orders Secret Service to protect RFK Jr. after attempt on Trump's life

Jul. 15, 2024 17:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has directed the U.S. Secret Service to protect independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., after the attempted assassination of Donald Trump, the Homeland Security secretary said Monday. Kennedy is a longshot to win Electoral...

US Secret Service will protect presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. after attempted assassination of Trump

Jul. 15, 2024 15:26 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US Secret Service will protect presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. after attempted assassination of Trump.

Another political party in North Carolina OK'd for fall; 2 others remain in limbo

Jul. 09, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elections board certified unanimously on Tuesday a right-leaning political party to field candidates this fall in the state, but again deferred final action for two organizations that collected signatures to help get Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Cornel West on...