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What Would Teddy Do?

Rick Rolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Rolf

Each Senator's office has its own culture with widely diverging degrees of humanity on display. Senator Kennedy's office was heart first, heads close behind -- a critical, illuminating reflection of the Senator himself.

Ted Kennedy's Funeral Coverage: VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON -- President Barack Obama led the nation Saturday in mourning and remembering "the greatest legislator of our time," celebrating the indelible ...

Just One More Example of Edward Kennedy's Service to His Country

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Kennedy's role in ending the Vietnam War should be honored and remembered as a unique contribution he made to serving his country in a very difficult and polarized time.

Friday Talking Points [91] -- Win One For Teddy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Calling for some sort of decorous avoidance of politics during politicians' funerals is downright ridiculous. It'd be like eulogizing Charles Lindbergh and not mentioning airplanes.

Thousands Of Mourners Get Second Chance To Say Goodbye To Kennedy

AP | BOB SALSBERG and DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — In death as in life, Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy on Friday brought together political rivals – this time to celebrate his f...

What Ted Kennedy Meant to Me

Joe Trippi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Trippi

I learned a lot in the long campaign of 1980. Kennedy taught me loyalty, brotherhood, to never give in -- and to always fight.

A Former Counsel to Kennedy, on Kennedy

Roger Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roger Wolfson

When I left Kennedy's service, I had a theory of why he kept those photographs of his family so prominently displayed in his office. So many people came and went in his life, and Ted was the constant.

Our Lost Patriarch

Sen. Harry Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Harry Reid

It was the thrill of my lifetime to work with Ted Kennedy. He was a friend, the model of public service and an American icon.

Ted Kennedy: Fearless Leader in the Fight against Hate Crime

Paul LeGendre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul LeGendre

Kennedy compared hate crimes to "acts of domestic terrorism" and worked tirelessly to pass hate crimes legislation in the Senate.


Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The following is the transcript of Senator Edward Kennedy's speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Ted Kennedy, My Friend and Colleague

Sen. Robert Byrd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Robert Byrd

As a tribute to his commitment to his ideals, let us stop the shouting and name-calling and have a civilized debate on health care reform which I hope, when legislation has been signed into law, will bear his name for his commitment to insuring the health of every American.

Who Will Fill Ted's Shoes In Kennedy Family? (SLIDESHOW POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the passing of Sen. Ted Kennedy, the famous family lost its most prominent and powerful member as well as the last surviving brother in an enduri...

Friday Talking Points [90] -- Obama To Switch Parties

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ted Kennedy is putting both his legacy and his sense of entitlement to his office before the interests of his constituents.

PHOTOS: Eunice Kennedy Shriver's Funeral, Wake

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HYANNIS, Mass. (Associated Press) - Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the presidential sister who founded the Special Olympics, was celebrated Friday at a funer...

Friday Talking Points [89] -- Fighting Crazy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

The media is not completely responsible for the state of the debate over healthcare reform. The Democrats have done such a poor job of presenting their case that they really bear the lion's share of blame.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 1921-2009 (PHOTOS)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON - Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the presidential sister who founded the Special Olympics and helped demonstrate that the mentally disabled can triump...

How Ted Kennedy Countered Town Hall Goon Squads

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

There's a simple solution to these Republican astro-turf goon squads that are currently disrupting Democratic town hall meetings on health care. Do what Kennedy did.

Save AstroTurf for Football Season: Water Grassroots on Health Care, Not Clunkers

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

If Obama wants his legacy to include health care as a right, his moment is now. He can either buckle down and focus on nothing else until it's done, or get derailed by the political play of the week.

From JFK to Obama Without Malaise

Gershon Hepner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gershon Hepner

Since the economy has melted, like Bush, Obama will be pelted, unless he rids us of malaise, for which he may have means and ways.

Rep. Kennedy: Dad's Illness Has United Family

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rep. Patrick Kennedy has found something of a blessing in the curse of cancer afflicting his father: The family has been able to sp...

Obama and Bright Lines in the Sand

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama again refused to give a strong defense of the public option himself. By doing so, he just dug the hole deeper. What exactly does Obama stand for in the health care debate?

How To Live On $0 A Day: Finding A Best Friend You Can Afford

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Whether you're a President or a pauper, everyone needs a best friend. Someone you can trust with your deepest darkest secrets. Someone who won't sell you out for money or status.

An Ad Script for Teddy Kennedy on Healthcare Reform

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In the debate about healthcare reform, why are the loudest voices in the room the ones who seemingly are against all reform? Where are the champions ...

The Peace Corps Crisis

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

The Peace Corps is a broken bureaucracy. It has lost its way. It is a shell of what it once was. And in the most important moment in Peace Corps history since the Kennedy years, it is unready and unwell.

Star Trek's New Coming-of-Age Saga for Generation O

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Star Trek's message, focusing on a future of diversity, teamwork, and technology, appropriately used -- is especially attuned to the Obama era.