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Ted Kennedy Dies

Ted Kennedy, the Man Who Would Be President

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

Ted Kennedy, the gentleman from Massachusetts, as I pause and review his life now, I can't help but wonder what might this country look like now, had he become president.

Operation BabyLift: Ted Kennedy and the Orphans of Vietnam

Dana Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dana Sachs

Many people have recollected their interactions with Sen. Kennedy. I also met him -- in the pages of a 34-year-old transcript I discovered, researching a book about the Vietnam War.

The Future We Make: Ted Kennedy's Legacy in Fighting Cancer

Sherry Lansing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherry Lansing

Senator Kennedy practiced "random acts of kindness" long before they were in vogue. It was Ted Kennedy's deep empathy for those who are sick and afflicted that will be his lasting legacy.

Politicians Descend On Senator Kennedy's Funeral

Duncan Quirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Duncan Quirk

A Hold on Hope

Carolynn Carreño | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolynn Carreño

I was chatting with the very cool Lesley Balla about Twitter, when she logged on to Twitter to alert her followers of what she was eating and where, and we learned that Ted Kennedy had died.

Ted Kennedy: Remembrances from an 'Old Hand'

Jeff Blattner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Blattner

Strange as it seems, the best description of Senator Kennedy may have been offered by another Teddy -- Roosevelt -- more than two decades before Kennedy's birth.

Ted Kennedy Rescues Us from Michael Jackson Media Orgy

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Cohen

Ted Kennedy's final act may be the thing the Democrats need to unify themselves, stop debating with the Republicans, and pass a meaningful bill that would bring affordable health care to the public.

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.

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.

Remembering Senator Kennedy

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

As a key member of the Senate Armed Service Committee and longtime opponent of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Senator Kennedy was a formidable advocate in this debate. We knew we had a fighter with us.

Ryan Grim

How Ted Kennedy Helped Bill Clinton Win Reelection

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New Yorker has unlocked its Kennedy archives and given free access to a number of revealing profiles. One of the fines is also one of the most rec...

The Last Shall Be First: Kennedy and Health Care Reform

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

For all of us who have survived Kennedy, we must take up the gauntlet. We must ensure that the "never say never" attitude that was his signature on health care reform, does not wither on the vine.

Ted Kennedy Dead At 77: PHOTO RETROSPECTIVE

Huffingtion Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts died Tuesday night at his home in Cape Cod. He was 77. From his AP obit: n nearly 50 years in the Senate, ...

Ted Kennedy and the Missing National Conversation

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

For over four decades, Kennedy gave voice to the voiceless, refusing to let us forget about their plight. As our economic crisis threatens to turn the American Dream into a living nightmare for millions of our citizens, there is a newfound urgency to Kennedy's message. READ MORE

Lessons in Leadership: Why Obama Needs to Brush Up on His FDR President Obama, though a dedicated student of history, has failed to learn the lesson of our nation's most significant political confrontations: they've required single-minded determination and the willingness to battle entrenched opponents until the fight was won. READ MORE


Watch: Arianna Discusses Ted Kennedy's Legacy and His Impact on Health Care Reform on The Ed Show

Ted Kennedy's 'Mad Men'-Style Suits (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Move over, Mad Men. Senator Ted Kennedy, who passed away Tuesday night, epitomized early 1960s style with his slim-fitting suits and skinny ties. T...

RIP Teddy

Carolita Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carolita Johnson

World Leaders Rush To Pay Tribute To Kennedy

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DUBLIN — Nowhere outside of America has the Kennedy legacy been more deeply felt than in Ireland, where photographs of the family adorn homes an...

Teddy

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Marshall

You knew what to expect from Teddy. Personally, his life was often a mess, but politically, he was rock solid. He stood for something. As MSNBC put it, he was the last unreconstructed liberal in the Senate.

The GOP Wants to Define Ted Kennedy's Funeral

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

It's a shame that our political exchange has come to this, but the GOP is preparing to pigeonhole any reference to health care at Sen. Kennedy's upcoming funeral as playing politics.

Jason Linkins

Remembering Ted Kennedy's Prescient 2002 Speech Against The Iraq War

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As the press labors today to capture the life and legacy of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, it will be interesting to see if anyone makes mention of ...

Ted Kennedy: The Last Progressive

Dennis Perrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dennis Perrin

Kennedy was as much of a progressive force as this rotten system allows. With his wealth, he could've easily been a Republican and pushed for perks for the rich. Instead, he championed the powerless.

Kennedy's Death Raises Issues Of Succession

New York Times | Sarah Wheaton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The death of Edward M. Kennedy immediately raises the question of who will succeed the senator -- and how quickly -- as Congress is embroiled in a bit...

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 ...

Arianna Discusses Ted Kennedy's Legacy And His Impact On Health Care Reform On The Ed Show

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

"Obama needs to rise to that occasion and actually speak passionately about health care as a moral imperative, the way Ted Kennedy has been speaking a...

10,000 Words from Ted Kennedy: A little girl and the Lion

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

The broad, welcoming grin, the twinkle in the eye and the mirth I remembered were there, but our group was treated to something entirely different.