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  • Robert Kennedy worked closely with the president during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • After that, Mr. Forrest shaking hands with Bobby Kennedy.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • Ten Robert Kennedy, whose summer home is eight miles from the home I live in all year round, was shot two nights ago.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Then came the period when people we knew—not knew personally, but knew of— started falling to the ground: Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted

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  • It had been through the ceiling one night in April, when Ashoke and Ashima were eating their dinner, that they’d heard about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and just recently, of Senator Robert Kennedy.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Bobby Kennedy is out buying sacks full of votes.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Their feud dates to the autumn of 1959, when Bobby Kennedy went to visit Johnson at his expansive Texas ranch.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • We were sure that ours was a nation of the ballot, not the bullet, until the murders of John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. We were taught that our armies were always invincible and our causes were always just, only to suffer the agony of Vietnam.
    Jimmy Carter  --  A Crisis of Confidence
  • -ROBERT F. KENNEDY — December 18, 1963.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • And on a much more personal level, he must negotiate the animus between Attorney General Bobby Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon Johnson, who despise each other.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy

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  • But Robert Kennedy is the U.S. attorney general, sworn to uphold the nation’s laws.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • No one speaks to Bobby Kennedy that way.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Other than John Kennedy, only two men are allowed to enter the Oval Office through the Rose Garden door: Vice President Lyndon Johnson and Attorney General Robert Kennedy.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • It is Bobby Kennedy who answers the phone.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Bobby Kennedy rushes to his brother’s defense when Lyndon Johnson complains that he’s been kept out of the loop.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Finally Bobby Kennedy takes the floor.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • After reading Hoover’s Sinatra file, Bobby Kennedy tells the president to stay somewhere else in Palm Springs.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • He calls Bobby Kennedy every name in the book, then phones Lawford back and cuts him off from his inner circle.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Bobby Kennedy was instrumental in helping civil rights activists known as Freedom Riders travel by bus into the South to fight segregation in 1961.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Truth be told, the civil rights movement is an enormous headache for Bobby Kennedy.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The truth—and Bobby Kennedy knows this—is that in large parts of the South, black Americans have little protection from prejudice and violence.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • At the same time, at home, Bobby Kennedy is engaged in a completely different power struggle, one best epitomized by an incident that happened seven years ago.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Just a few short weeks after being named attorney general, Bobby Kennedy received a special file from J. Edgar Hoover, the pug-nosed and Machiavellian head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • If Lyndon Johnson is the vice president, it will one day be written, then Bobby Kennedy is soon to become the assistant president—but only after the Bay of Pigs bonds the brothers and transforms the way JFK does business in the White House.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • But beginning with his May 1961 Law Day address at the University of Georgia Law School, Bobby Kennedy made it plain he would use his Justice Department as a bully pulpit to enforce civil rights throughout America, particularly in the Deep South.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • While Bobby Kennedy works closely with his brother, his wife, Ethel, and their three children are frequently at the White House.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The bond between Jack and Bobby Kennedy became tighter than ever during the Cuban missile crisis, even as Lyndon Johnson once again stumbled.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Bobby Kennedy has become such a political force that even the vice president worries he is powerless to stop Bobby from winning in 1968.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Giancana’s motivation was revenge for Bobby Kennedy’s ongoing Justice Department investigations into organized criminal activity.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The story goes on to say that Bobby Kennedy appealed to J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI to expunge those records.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The tapes, Parker would say, are "my ticket to get Hoover’s job when Bobby Kennedy becomes president."
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • With family baggage all over the place, Bobby Kennedy knows he is anything but a sure thing for the presidency.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Meanwhile, Bobby Kennedy is quietly backing away from his anti-Mafia investigations.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Bobby Kennedy thinks LBJ is a political charlatan.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Bobby Kennedy is a lawyer who has never tried a case in court, and he’s an attorney general who got the job because of his father and brother.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Bobby Kennedy is aware of his cultural influence; he well understands the Camelot allure.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • It was Bobby Kennedy himself who ordered that Walker be charged for acts of violence against the civil rights of an American citizen.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • This will put control of White House business into the hands of Lyndon Johnson and Bobby Kennedy, whose feuding has reached an all-time high.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Bobby Kennedy is a driving force behind his brother’s new stand.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • It is left to Lyndon Johnson and Bobby Kennedy to finish the civil rights agenda of June 22.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Bobby Kennedy sits on the far side.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • For Bobby Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, this is the ideal opportunity to show the gathering just who is boss.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Lyndon Johnson’s long-winded Cabinet Room speech does not please Bobby Kennedy.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • He owes Bobby Kennedy a favor—a very big favor.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • In fact, much to the rage of Bobby Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson rambles on for another fifteen minutes.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Bobby Kennedy is winning this war.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The president’s father and Bobby Kennedy own homes right next door.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • So he will continue with the political game he’s played since he joined the Justice Department during World War I. He will endure Bobby Kennedy’s overeager style, just as he will continue to chronicle, yet keep silent on, the president’s indiscretions.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Any involvement by Bobby Kennedy in Marilyn Monroe’s death, whether it was suicide or murder, makes it a conspiracy theory without substance to this day.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The United States is so close to invading Cuba that one bad joke in the nonstop series of ExComm meetings is that Bobby Kennedy will soon be mayor of Havana.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
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