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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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  • FBI Files: Ted Kennedy Lived With Death Threats For Decades After Brothers' Murders

    FBI Files: Ted Kennedy Lived With Death Threats For Decades After Brothers' Murders
    Sen. Edward M. Kennedy became a magnet for extremist rage in the decades after his brothers were gunned down, living under constant, chillingly specific assassination threats of his own, according to newly released FBI documents. Five years after...
  • Senate Passes Healthcare Overhaul

    Senate Passes Healthcare Overhaul
    Senate Democrats this morning passed a sweeping healthcare overhaul bill, setting the stage for reconciliation early next year with similarly historic legislation passed by the House last month. The vote was 60-39. It came after months of bitter partisan...
  • Dodd To Have Prostate Surgery, Still Running For Re-election

    When U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer after his annual physical in June, he kept the news largely private. It was a busy few weeks - Dodd was working on a bill to overhaul the health care system, shepherding...
  • Kennedy beloved by his friends, respected by his foes

    It was an eye-rolling moment of sticky sentimentality: Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell serenading a stocky white-haired man with "The Impossible Dream."To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe To bear the unbearable sorrow To run...
  • Kennedy Admits Personal 'Frailties,' Vows to Fight On

    In an effort to restore his damaged political standing, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) accepted responsibility Friday for "faults and frailties" in his private life and pledged to reform his lifestyle so that it will not interfere with his work....