RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

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

Top Edward M. Kennedy Articles

Displaying items 157-168
  • Paul Kirk 'superb steward:' Kennedy seat

     
    by Mark Silva The governor of Massachusetts today named Paul Kirk Jr., a former Democratic National Committee chairman and close friend and former aide of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, to serve as a temporary replacement for the deceased......
  • Kennedy successor: Kirk, friend, adviser

     
    by Mark Silva The governor of Massachusetts this morning plans to appoint Paul Kirk, a former Democratic National Committee chairman and close friend and former aide of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, to serve as a temporary replacement for......
  • Sarah Palin's book is on the fast track

     
    Announced just four months ago, Sarah Palin's memoir, "Going Rogue: An American Life," will be on shelves in time for Christmas. In fact, with a release date of Nov. 17, it'll be in stores by Thanksgiving -- that's instead of......
  • Kirk: Kennedy ally, champion, 'caretaker'

     
    by Mark Silva The newest, but only temporary, member of the U.S. Senate will be sworn in this afternoon. Vice President Joe Biden, a longtime friend of the late Sen. Edward M. Kenmedy and former colleague, will preside over the......
  • Today's Hogwarts moment: Bush officials objected to witchcraft themes in 'Harry Potter' series

     
    Earlier this year, author J.K. Rowling was given one of France's highest honors when she was inducted into the Legion of Honor by French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee presidential palace. No surprise, I suppose, considering the fact that......
  • Palin zooms to top of bestseller lists seven weeks before publication. Is that what 'going rogue' means?

     
    Sarah Palin likes to defy her critics. The first-term governor raised eyebrows last year when she accepted Republican Sen. John McCain's offer to become his running mate, even though she had little national or international experience. And, lashed by...
  • Obama: Gay-rights keynote address

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who has made some promises for the cause of gay rights which remain to be fulfilled, plans to address the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner in Washington on Saturday, the organization says. This will......
  • Angels-Red Sox: Pregame sights and sounds

     
    -- Dave Henderson just threw out the ceremonial first pitch, then playfully pointed to the Angels dugout. Hey, buddy, Scott Kazmir was two years old in 1986. -- Placards distributed to fans: "BEAT L.A.A." The sponsor listed on the bottom......
  • What Obama tells impatient gays gathered in D.C.

     
    Full text of Democrat's remarks to Human Rights Campaign with much (Applause)....
  • Kennedys endorse Martha Coakley: Will it be enough?

     
    It's a test of Camelot in a way, a question of whether the Kennedys -- who have held sway over Massachusetts politics and the national imagination since the rise of former President John F. Kennedy and his glamorous wife, First......
  • Massachusetts miracle: 60-vote threat?

     
    by Mark Silva and updated Heading into a special election for what would be, in normal times, a simple matter of seating a permanent replacement for the late, long-serving Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the potential for an upset......
  • 'The old John McCain:' Same as the new?

     
    by Mark Silva ABC News' Jonathan Karl -- fresh from his "senator-only'' elevator interview with Sen. Jim Bunning, the one-man filibuster who held up unemployment benefit extensions for five days-- had a little subway interview with Sen. John McCain...