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Senator Ted Kennedy

How Hillary Clinton Inspired a Foster Youth to Become a Lawyer

Rep. Karen Bass | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Rep. Karen Bass

As the Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, I have time and again seen the power of positive mentorship. With encouragement and opportunity, many of the roughly 424,000 children in America's foster system go on to lead successful lives.

Don't Mess with CHIP: 17 Years of Success

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Please join us in urging Congress to take action now in 2014 when they return to Washington for the lame duck legislative session. Ask Congress to extend funding now for Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for four more years. We must not allow children to lose ground.

ESPN 30 for 30 Playing for the Mob: Real Life or Fantasy?

Maura Sweeney | Posted 12.03.2014 | Sports
Maura Sweeney

Not many can claim to be a basketball star with a magna cum laude degree from BC. Fewer still have been enmeshed in a national point shaving scandal; testified against the mob without federal protection; or had their character tarnished by a famous wise guy in a Sports Illustrated cover story. But Jim Sweeney lived through it, all by the age of 23.

Nancy Pelosi To Ted Kennedy's Widow: 'Now, Teddy Can Rest'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

Millions of Americans have reason to rejoice after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's signature health care law on Thursday. Bu...

Prince Abdul Ali Seraj: U.S. Weakening of Karzai Could Spell Disaster for Afghanistan

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Prince Abdul Ali Seraj is a direct descendant of nine generations of kings of Afghanistan, and also the president of the National Coalition for Dialogue with Tribes of Afghanistan Here we discuss President Karzai.

Kennedy Family Marks Anniversary Of Ted's Death

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — Sen. Edward Kennedy's family marked the anniversary of his death in Massachusetts with a Mass and the renaming of a community health center...

Ted Kennedy FBI FIles Released

AP | ANDREW MIGA and GLEN JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For decades after gunmen shot down his brothers, Sen. Edward Kennedy lived under constant assassination threats of his own, sometim...

An Historic Sunday: March 21, 2010

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

This Sunday, the House of Representatives will convene to conduct the most important vote it has cast in forty years. The health care reform vote is historic both on substantive and political grounds.

Ted Kennedy: He Acted on a Request for Help and Changed a Little Girl's Life

Mary Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Hall

I didn't realize until tonight just how compassionate the Senator really was until an old friend from Cincinnati called to remind me of his personal experience with Ted Kennedy.

LilSis: Top Drug Industry Lobbyist Considered For Kennedy's Seat

Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The LilSis Blog reports that a former lobbyist could temporarily fill the seat of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. The blog reports that Nick Littlefield, ...

Feeling Better? Emotions and Health Care Reform

David Spiegel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Spiegel

There is a powerful object lesson in the moving funeral services for Senator Kennedy. The Democrats should embrace emotions that are the opposite of fear and hatred: love and compassion.

Memo to Sarah Palin: Four Reasons Why You Will Never be in Teddy's League

Jacqueline Caster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacqueline Caster

While Senator Kennedy was a man who may have been less than perfect, he never blamed others for his flaws and errors in judgment.

Kennedy's Legacy: A Movement That Can Multitask

Melissa Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melissa Bradley

What has stood out for me about Ted Kennedy was his ability to balance his vision with the most pragmatic of details, across the wide breadth of issues.

Minorities and Health Care: What's the Real Story?

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

While health care is in need of radical reform for millions of Americans, minorities and especially blacks have historically suffered disproportionately from poor or non-existent health care.

The Irony of Ted Kennedy -- A Different Perspective

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

Son of a wealthy Irish businessman, turned ambassador, brother of a president, brother of an attorney general, he endured and was an effective leader because he understood pain and loss.

Ted Kennedy and the End of All Health Care

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

As the debate over insurance coverage proceeds, let's remember that there is an end to all health care--it ends with a funeral. Before that end comes for each one of us, does our health care system provide a few simple essentials as we move through life to death?

To This Partisan Irish Catholic, More Change We Can Believe In

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

I've learned over the past several decades to be relentlessly and sometimes ruthlessly partisan. However, watching Ted Kennedy's tribute-cum-wake at the JFK Library, I found myself changing.

Ted Kennedy's Life is Living Proof of Liberal Ideal that Government Can Help Make People's Lives Better

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

It's not primarily Senator Kennedy's words that make him one of the great defenders of modern liberalism. His life itself is living proof of the central liberal idea that government can help make people's lives better.

Camelot will never Die with the Lion's Roar

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

With the beautiful Kennedy brothers now all at rest, the high principles, steady hand and well-earned sweat of their life's work will never be lost and never will die.

Where's the Bailout for My Cancer Patients?

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

There could be no better tribute to Sen. Kennedy or wiser investment in our own futures than to fix a broken system that threatens to bankrupt us while inadequately addressing cancer research.

To Live Like Teddy

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brett Ashley McKenzie

The day I met Teddy, I will never forget. The 2004 campaign pitted Kennedy's fellow Massachusetts senator John Kerry against an incumbent George Bush, and the battle had gotten bloody.

VIDEO: Senator Ted Kennedy's Address to Alaskans

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy spoke to the Alaska Democratic Party Convention in Sitka on April 7, 1968. This speech was discovered forty years later and was in near perfect condition.

Senator Ted Kennedy Public Memorial: Share Your Memories

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Legendary Senator Ted Kennedy passed away last night, leaving behind millions of people whose lives he deeply affected, both through personal relation...

An Unrivaled Ally in the Fight Against AIDS

Kevin Robert Frost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Robert Frost

What was clear to me in my meeting with Ted Kennedy was how much he genuinely cared about fighting -- and winning -- our battle against the AIDS epidemic.

Senator Ted Kennedy Public Memorial: Share Your Memories Here

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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