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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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  • Obama presser: The econ team

     
    Obama just announced, as expected, NY Fed official Tim Geithner (left) as Treasury Secretary and Larry Summers (right), former Treasury secretary and Harvard president, as the chief White House economic advisor. Their relative status? He described...
  • Shockeroo: Colmes to Divorce Hannity

     
    This just in, gang: Alan Colmes is outathere. Or outta "Hannity & Colmes." By the end of the year. Go to the jump for the full press release. And...my analysis below. "I approached Bill Shine... (program boss) earlier this......
  • Caroline Kennedy in Senate?

     
    Caroline Kennedy waves to the crowd after stumping for then Sen. Barack Obama at the Wilkes University student center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008. (AP Photo/Kristen Mullen, The Citizens' Voice) by Frank James It's easy to understand......
  • Hillary's seat: Some Caroline buzz

     
    Kirsten Gillibrand got some buzz from Fred Dicker's column this morning, which said she might get Schumer's backing to take Hillary's seat. But Caroline Kennedy gets some better buzz from ABC's The Note: ???Another Senator Kennedy? The crazy speculation.....
  • Kerry for Caroline: A Kennedy plan to block Andrew?

     
    Kerry Kennedy, who last week pushed brother RFK Jr. for the Hillary Senate seat, today went on MSNBC to campaign for her cousin, the latest Kennedy to be put forward, Caroline: ???I think Caroline would be just a wonderful......
  • Caroline Kennedy, 'you know'

     
    by Mark Silva Is the New York Daily News attempting to "sandbag'' Caroline Kennedy with its transcriptual-reality reporting on the words of the woman seeking appointment to the U.S. Senate from New York? ""I'm really coming into this as somebody......
  • Caroline in the city: Kennedy tradition, of a sort

     
    Based on the limited exposure thus far, you can guess that in a social setting, Caroline Kennedy might be kind of amusing. She's come across in public with some grace. But in the recent spate of print and taped and......
  • Ted Kennedy collapses at Obama lunch

     
    by Frank James, Janet Hook and Peter Nicholas and updated Sen. Edward Kennedy, who is battling a malignant brain cancer, collapsed at the congressional lunch for President Obama currently underway in the U.S. Capitol. Obama confirmed that it was......
  • The Inauguration: Impressions, Impressions...

     
    ..And I've got a million of 'em! But why burden you with them all. Herewith a dozen or so: Best coverage: Everyone! In the spirit of the day, of one-for-all-and-all-for-one, of Obamanian uplift and soaring rhetoric, I declare ALL......
  • Inauguration: Byrd, Kennedy collapse

     
    News reports indicate that both Sen. Edward Kennedy, suffering from a brain tumor, and Sen. Robert Byrd, the Senate's oldest member, collapsed during the inaugural luncheon with Obama in the Capitol Rotunda.......
  • Ten for Thursday: Caroline, We Hardly Knew Ye

     
    After a comical twenty-four hours that embarrassed both her and Gov. Paterson, Caroline Kennedy seems definitively out of the Senate sweepstakes and the guessing game continues on who will get the nod. Despite claims that the withdrawal was motivated........
  • Caroline Kennedy out of Senate pick

     
    by Geraldine Baum and Mark Z. Barabak Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of America's most fabled Democratic dynasty, abruptly dropped her bid for a U.S. Senate seat early today, standing aside even though she was widely considered the front-runner to...