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Edward M. Kennedy

Former U.S. Sen. Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy (Feb. 22, 1932 - Aug. 25, 2009) served 37 years as senator for the state of Massachusetts before dying of brain cancer. At the time of his death, he was the third-longest serving senator in U.S. history and was the second-longest active senator in Congress, having held the position since 1962. Kennedy was the youngest of nine children and brother of former President John F. Kennedy and former New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Kennedy was known as a "liberal lion" for his strong stance and liberal ideology while in politics. In 1980, he ran an unsuccessful bid for the presidency. He left behind a wife, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, and three children, Edward... Show more »
Former U.S. Sen. Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy (Feb. 22, 1932 - Aug. 25, 2009) served 37 years as senator for the state of Massachusetts before dying of brain cancer. At the time of his death, he was the third-longest serving senator in U.S. history and was the second-longest active senator in Congress, having held the position since 1962. Kennedy was the youngest of nine children and brother of former President John F. Kennedy and former New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Kennedy was known as a "liberal lion" for his strong stance and liberal ideology while in politics. In 1980, he ran an unsuccessful bid for the presidency. He left behind a wife, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, and three children, Edward M. Kennedy Jr., Kara Anne Kennedy and Patrick Kennedy. « Show less

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  • Ted Kennedy honored with new drama award

    Ted Kennedy honored with new drama award
    The late Edward M. Kennedy is being honored with a new drama prize in his name. The annual award, which will be given through Columbia University Libraries in New York, will recognize a new play or musical that explores American history in a meaningful...
  • Kara Kennedy, 51, Dies of a Heart Attack

    Kara Kennedy, 51, Dies of a Heart Attack
    (CNN) -- Kara Kennedy, daughter of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, died of a heart attack on Friday, a family aide told CNN Saturday. She was 51. Kennedy suffered the attack following her daily workout, according to a statement from the Edward M. Kennedy...
  • Video: Ted Kennedy In Hartford

  • Style appreciation: Ted Kennedy, the patron saint of little brothers

    Style appreciation: Ted Kennedy, the patron saint of little brothers
  • 'True Compass' by Edward M. Kennedy

    'True Compass' by Edward M. Kennedy
    "The graveyards of the world," Charles De Gaulle once said, "are filled with indispensable men." The eloquent shrug of Gallic irony aside, the living do walk away, even from the graves of the great and good, and history -- which is life in the...
  • Full Coverage: Edward M. Kennedy, 1932-2009

    Full Coverage: Edward M. Kennedy, 1932-2009
  • Ted Kennedy endorses Obama, citing his 'extraordinary gifts'

    Declaring that "it is time for a new generation of leadership" in America, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president Monday, wrapping the young politician in the mantle of America's best-known political dynasty. He was joined in a...
  • Ted Kennedy's milestones and missteps

    Ted Kennedy's milestones and missteps
    For once, the extravagant elegies for a departed public figure are appropriate. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, in President Obama's words, was "the greatest United States senator of our time," at least for those who shared his passion for an activist federal...
  • Kevin Spacey: I started stuffing envelopes for Jimmy Carter in 1976

    Kevin Spacey: I started stuffing envelopes for Jimmy Carter in 1976
    Kevin Spacey's got the acting chops, alright. Long before he won his Tony for "Lost in Yonkers" and his two Oscars for "The Usual Suspects" and "American Beauty," Spacey, 48, was a familiar face on the small screen appearing on such TV series as...
  • We were warned

    At a briefing for conservative journalists before the State of the Union address, White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten said President Bush isn't wistful about the close of his presidency and doesn't foresee a day when he will pine to be back in the Oval...
  • Chelsea's rant control

    Maybe you were privy to an e-mail that was circulated, perhaps, by Chelsea Clinton this week. According to a post Tuesday by Emily Bazelon of the online magazine Slate, the e-mail's subject heading was "a must read ... send to every woman you know." The...
  • Specter on Kennedy: 'I've been there'

     
    by James Oliphant Sen. Arlen Specter took to the Senate floor Tuesday to remind his collegues that he has stared down cancer--and survived. Specter, a Republican from Pennsylvania, is currently undergoing a second round of treatment to stave off Hodgkin'...