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Senator Kennedy

Our Lost Patriarch

Harry Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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.

The Death of Ted Kennedy: HuffPost Bloggers React

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huffington Post

Sen. Robert Byrd: Ted Kennedy, My Friend and Colleague: Neither years of age nor years of political combat, nor his illness, diminished the idealism ...

Getting the Times to Catch Up with Ted Kennedy

Joe Solmonese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Solmonese

Senator Kennedy's personal connection was his boundless humanity, and his recognition of ours. Already he is becoming history. Now the job of making history is in our hands.

Ted Kennedy: Video Retrospective

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Check back here throughout the day for more video tributes to Ted Kennedy and historical footage of the senator. Please send us any memorable video y...

Memories Adjacent to Ted Kennedy

Matt Browner Hamlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Browner Hamlin

Teddy never did endorse Senator Dodd for president, and I can't imagine how that may have hurt him. If it did, he never showed it to his staff -- and so people like me who worked for Dodd briefly bore a grudge that our boss would not.

TED KENNEDY DEAD: Legendary Senator Passes Away From Brain Cancer (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Check back for updates Legendary Senator Ted Kennedy has died at age 77, losing his battle to brain cancer. In May 2008 doctors diagnosed Kennedy, o...

Ted Kennedy Reactions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here are reactions to Ted Kennedy's death: President Obama: Michelle and I were heartbroken to learn this morning of the death of our dear friend, S...

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.

Kennedy, Looking Ahead, Urges That Senate Seat Be Filled Quickly

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Text of a letter from Sen. Edward Kennedy to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray asking t...

Sonia and the Supremes

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shawn Healy

Given the alignment of stars in Sotomayor's strive for the Supremes, her sterling resume made confirmation all but inevitable.

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.

Key Democrats Back BIO Industry Against Consumers to Delay Generic Medicines (Biosimilars)

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

Unlike for pharmaceutical drugs, there is no easy way to get FDA approval for a generic biologic product. Congress is considering an FDA reform to fix this, but it is being derailed by the BIO.

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 ...

Obama to Kennedy/Baucus: Get Health Care Reform Passed

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

If all Americans must be covered and if 50 million or so are not presently covered, how can there be a "shared" responsibility in paying for health care reform?

Please, Mr. President, No More Studies

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Obama is telling gay rights activists that he "will have to study the implications for national security and enlist more Congressional support" before trying to overturn "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Legislative Term Limits

Duncan Quirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Duncan Quirk

As the world ushered in the age of the Obama Administration, the two longest serving Senators, Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd, were taken away from the I...

It Will Take a Cuomo to Carry on Kennedy Legacy

Randy Credico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Credico

Governor Paterson should resist Bloomberg's arrogant meddling and appoint Andrew Cuomo. He is the best suited, and has the demonstrated record to carry on the legacy of Robert F. Kennedy.

Memorandum to: Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the U. S. State Department, the FBI, and President-Elect Obama

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Susan Corso

When I called my senator's office three months ago, I spoke to a sweet intern there. He promised to have Senator Kennedy's foreign affairs people get back to me. They did not.

Ted Kennedy: The Lion in Winter

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

The news that Sen. Kennedy has a malignant brain tumor has stirred a nationwide reaction; let us not eulogize him prematurely - if there is one thing Democrats and Republicans agree upon it's that Ted Kennedy is a fighter.

Ted Kennedy's Malignant Tumor: Sad News, But "The Work Goes On"

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Halper

Here are some inspiring words from Senator Kennedy, followed by ways you can take action to ensure that the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream never dies.

Ted Kennedy Hospitalized

AP | GLEN JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the lone surviving son in a famed political family, suffered a seizure at his Cape Cod home on Saturday morning...

Barack Obama's Remarks At The Kennedy Endorsement

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Remarks for Senator Barack Obama Kennedy Endorsement Event Monday, January 28, 2008 Washington, DC ...

Clinton's LBJ Comments Infuriated Ted Kennedy

Washington Post | Mary Ann Akers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There's more to Sen. Edward Kennedy's endorsement of Barack Obama than meets the eye. Apparently, part of the reason why the liberal lion from Massach...

No Chitchat Between Clinton and Obama

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Update: During a Tuesday night appearance on Fox News, Hillary Clinton was asked for the first time about alleged snub: WALLACE: Finally, Senator Cli...

Sam Stein

After Kerry Endorses, Political World Waits For Kennedy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With one Massachusetts senator throwing his weight into the Democratic presidential race today, anticipation now mounts for the other to follow suit. ...