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26 Feb 2012 10:11


U.S.: Did Robert Kennedy’s son try to steal his kid? Let’s get amused at the thought

  • he said In a January incident, Douglas Kennedy sparked off a “code pink”  when he tried to take his newborn son for a walk. His lawyer, Robert Gottlieb, disputes this: “It is preposterous and absurd to think that any of the nurses thought that Douglas Kennedy, who they knew very well, was trying to steal his own child.” He faces harassment and endangerment charges.
  • they said However, Eliot Taub, the lawyer for two of nurses at the hospital that night, emphasizes that Kennedy was breaking the rules: “They have been instructed as per hospital guidelines that each newborn cannot leave the ward without written permission by medical personnel,” he said. Let’s cut to the heart of this story: Why would a Kennedy steal a baby? source

06 Feb 2012 23:46


U.S.: Former White House intern’s book claims to expose Kennedy sex scandal

  • An 18-month affair: A former intern for the Kennedy administration plans to release a tell-all book titled “Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and its Aftermath.” Starting when she was 19, Mimi Alford worked at the White House and claims to have had an 18-month affair with President Kennedy. Alford, who says she lost her virginity to the president, claimed that the president overpowered her, but he did so using his charm, not physically, “because I really think I was willing to do it.” source

05 Jan 2012 22:53


Politics: Kennedy comeback? A new generation plans a Congressional run

  • A family legacy continues: A Kennedy has held a high position of power in D.C for 63 years – until the passing of Edward Kennedy in 2009 and the retirement of his son Patrick in 2011. Joseph P. Kennedy III has decided to run for Congress to fill the gap. The Spanish-speaking Stanford and Harvard Law graduate hopes to fill the Congressional seat of Barney Frank. He’ll have some big shoes to fill, in more ways than one. source

28 Feb 2011 09:14


U.S.: Sirhan Sirhan doesn’t remember remember shooting RFK RFK

  • There is no doubt he does not remember the critical events. He is not feigning it. It’s not an act. He does not remember it.
  • SIrhan Sirhan’s attorney William F. Pepper • Explaining that his client, who is up for parole Wednesday, does not remember shooting Robert Kennedy back in the ’60s. Pepper claims Sirhan (not telling you if that’s his first or last name) was “hypno-programmed” when he fired at the presidential candidate. All of this actually hurts Sirhan’s chances at parole, which require him to be able to show remorse for the crime … uh, that’s kinda tough when he claims he can’t even remember what he did. source

28 Feb 2010 20:20


U.S.: Wanted: One Kennedy. Must be willing to run for Congress this year.

  • Joe Kennedy III doesn’t want to run, so we need another. In the year after Ted Kennedy died, it’s looking more and more likely that no Kennedy will be in major national office in 2011. The latest to say no, Joe Kennedy III, said that he wants more time at his current job as an assistant district attorney. We can understand. The dude turns 30 this year, and we all know what happened when Patrick Kennedy jumped into Congress at an early age. That’s right. Lots of “Back to School“-style partying. source

12 Feb 2010 10:32


U.S.: Patrick Kennedy willingly gives up a legacy of Kennedys in Congress

  • 54
    the amount of time a Kennedy has been in Congress in some way, shape or form
  • early
    the period when that’s probably going to end; blame Ted’s kid, Patrick, for this source

11 Aug 2009 10:16


U.S.: Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a tireless campaigner for the mentally disabled

Smithsonian portrait of Eunice Kennedy Shriver
  • She died early Tuesday at 88. Beyond being known as a member of the Kennedy family, Shriver founded the Special Olympics in 1968 just weeks after her brother Robert’s assassination. It was a profound idea – during an era where physical activity was unheard of for the mentally disabled, she started an event to encourage it. She learned about it from her sister Rosemary, who grew up in Kennedy household during an era where many with mental disabilities were institutionalized. Her victories may not have been as loud as those of her famous brothers, but in their own way they were just as profound. source

07 Aug 2009 16:15


U.S.: A Kennedy and Shriver family matriarch is on her deathbed

  • She’s Ted’s sister. She’s Ahnold’s mother-in-law. 88-year-old Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the founder of the Special Olympics and a woman who’s probably had a more interesting and indirectly influential life that the rest of us, is currently in critical but stable condition in a Cape Cod, Mass. hospital. Her entire family is at her side, including California’s first family (which includes her daughter Maria). More details as we get them. source

20 Jan 2009 15:29


U.S.: Health scares for Ted Kennedy, Robert Byrd

  • 2 senators left the inauguration luncheon with medical problems source