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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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  • Kennedy's Senate seat: Critical vacancy

     
    by James Oliphant Sen. Edward M. Kennedy didn't live to see his last public wish granted. Last week, during what turned out to be his final days, Kennedy sent a letter to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Democratic leaders of......
  • Kennedy: 'Greatest senator' -- Obama

     
    Television note: MSNBC will air a planned documentary, The Kennedy Brothers, at 9 pm EDT tonight, in addition to its already scheduled time of 7 pm Thursday as noted below. CNN's Larry King Live will devote its show at 9......
  • Kennedy's seat: Appointment possible

     
    by Mark Silva and updated That last public wish of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy may come true -- in part, at least. Before he died, the senator-for-nearly-five-decades asked that Massachusetts change its recently revised laws for replacing a......
  • Obama, Ted Kennedy and Tiger Woods

     
    by Mark Silva On vacation this week on Martha's Vineyard, President Barack Obama plans to "be playing this by ear.'' That means, for now, the rumored meeting with the convalescing Sen. Ted Kennedy up in Hyannisport or a round of......
  • Obama's (working?) vacation: Health care

     
    by Christi Parsons PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- President Barack Obama heads to the island resort of Martha's Vineyard today for a family vacation likely to be interspersed with talk of - and work on - his drive to pass a health-care......
  • Obama eulogy: Kennedy 'Happy Warrior'

     
    by Mark Silva ` "Today we say goodbye to the youngest child of Rose and Joseph Kennedy,'' President Barack Obama said today at the public funeral for the last of the three Kennedy brothers who held or sought the presidency.......
  • Kennedy's three-day memorial

     
    by Mark Silva Today, as a three-day commemoration of Edward M. Kennedy gets underway, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington is hanging an old Andy Warhol portrait of the man. The showing of the silkscreen, part of the museum's collection,......
  • Obama, Kennedy and health care

     
    by Mark Silva So President Barack Obama, the erstwhile junior senator from Illinois who made that "audacious'' bid for the White House after less than one term, will deliver the eulogy for a long-serving senator, Edward M. Kennedy, in Boston......
  • Republican: Health 'debate of our lifetime'

     
    by Mark Silva Republican Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming calls health-care reform "one of the most important debates of our lifetime.'' And he calls the Democratic prescription a mistake that could last another lifetime. ""If Congress and the administration...
  • Kennedy's succession wish: Appointment

     
    by Mark Silva Here's a poignant note from an ailing senator who has served for nearly five decades: Asking that lawmakers back home reconsider, and expedite, their means of replacing him. Sen. Edward Kennedy, the Massachusetts senator first elected in.......
  • 'Kennedy Brothers:' Myths and legends

     
    by Mark Silva The illness which has sidelined the senior senator from Massachusetts after 47 years in Washington bodes the end of a dramatic era which opened a little over five decades ago with a mix of money, romance and......
  • Ted Kennedy and South Florida -- the party's over

     
    Ted Kennedy is being remembered today as a political giant from a dynastic family, and he deserves all the tributes he gets for his leadership and ideals. But when you think of Kennedy and South Florida, the image that sticks......