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Edward M. Kennedy

Latest Stories Kara Kennedy, Ted Kennedy's Daughter, Dies at 51updated: Sun Sep 18 2011 18:53:00

The sister of Patrick Kennedy collapsed at her D.C.-area gym

Patrick Kennedy's new frontier: Healing the brainupdated: Sat May 21 2011 09:14:00

Patrick Kennedy is sprawled in a too-small chair in a tiny courtyard in Atlanta, talking to a reporter and trying to catch the early spring sunlight.

FBI files on Ted Kennedy show constant threatsupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 19:37:00

He buried two older brothers killed by assassins' bullets, and FBI files released Monday showed that Sen. Edward Kennedy was the subject of seemingly endless threats throughout his political career.

Who will get Kennedy's seat?updated: Wed Jan 20 2010 10:25:00

A Republican may take Ted Kennedy's seat in today's Massachusetts vote. CNN's Kiran Chetry spoke with analysts.

Chilling message from unhappy votersupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 09:18:00

The voters in Massachusetts sent a message loud and clear. Maybe even a "shot heard around the world." At least the political world. Tuesday night's victory for Scott Brown for the vacant seat held by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy for 46 years was a massive win for disenchanted voters everywhere.

Celebrity deaths had heavy impact in 2009updated: Tue Dec 22 2009 10:49:00

The recent passing of actress Brittany Murphy adds another high-profile name to the list of those who have died in 2009. Democratic Stalwart to Succeed Ted Kennedyupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 15:27:00

U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, who died last month, will be replaced by a former Democratic National Committee chairman, and Kennedy's ex-assistant and close friend.

LKL:Kennedy sonsupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 08:59:00

Larry talks with the sons of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy about how they are dealing with the death of their father.

Ted's sons: Yes, the Kennedy men do cryupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 08:59:00

When the late Sen. Edward Kennedy was growing up, there was a family edict: Kennedy men don't cry.

Kennedy succession billupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 16:26:00

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick announces the date of the special election to fill the Senate seat left vacant by Ted Kennedy.

How to get Kennedy-esque health care on your budgetupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 12:21:00

In 1974, when Edward Kennedy Jr., developed an aggressive form of bone cancer that at the time few survived, his father, the late senator, wasted no time snapping into action. Summoning a group of cancer specialists to his Virginia home, the senator and the doctors debated well into the night how best to treat the 12-year-old boy, according to Adam Clymer, author of "Edward M. Kennedy: A Biography."

Calls for bipartisanship rise as health care debate nearsupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 21:06:00

As Congress prepares to come back from its August recess and tackle health care reform, the question arises whether lawmakers will do something in honor of the "Lion of the Senate" -- or should Congress simply start over?

'What would Teddy do?'updated: Mon Aug 31 2009 21:06:00

Watch Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Republican, and Sen. Maria Cantwell, a Democrat, discuss health care reform.

Sen. Kennedy back in Washington, aide saysupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 10:41:00

Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy returned to Washington Tuesday for the first time since July, following an operation for a brain tumor in June, his spokesman said. Edward Kennedy's Life & Public Service Commemoratedupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 05:46:00

President Obama called him "The Big Cheese," while his son recalled his loving embrace

Excerpts from Kennedy's letter to Pope Benedict XVIupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 18:11:00

Shortly before he died from brain cancer, Sen. Ted Kennedy wrote a letter to Pope Benedict XVI. President Obama delivered the letter to the pontiff during his visit to the Vatican in July.

Ted Kennedy rememberedupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 18:11:00

Family and friends pay their respects and share memories at the funeral of Sen. Ted Kennedy.

Commentary: When Ted Kennedy spokeupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 10:12:00

Richard Nixon had been president for less than two days, I was 21 and visiting Washington for the first time, and I decided that I'd like to see what the United States Senate looked like when it was in session.

Edward Kennedy dies at 77updated: Sun Aug 30 2009 07:41:00

Sen. Edward Kennedy died at his home after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

Documentarian: No Kennedy worked harder than Tedupdated: Sun Aug 30 2009 07:41:00

Using archival footage and photographs, producers Peter Kunhardt and Sheila Nevins made the HBO documentary "Teddy: In His Own Words," which follows the life of U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy.

Nation remembers Ted Kennedyupdated: Sat Aug 29 2009 22:59:00

President Obama hailed Sen. Edward M. Kennedy as "a champion for those who had none, the soul of the Democratic Party and the lion of the U.S. Senate" at a funeral Mass for the late lawmaker Saturday.

Commentary: Kennedy a champion for disability rightsupdated: Sat Aug 29 2009 10:53:00

The disability rights movement has lost a giant in our global struggle for equal opportunity, human dignity and self-determination. Sen. Ted Kennedy's leadership as a disability champion was part of a broader commitment to civil and human rights.

Kennedy legacy leaves mixed emotionsupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 16:39:00

The story of the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy is a very American story -- a very human one -- that splits the public.

Commentary: Why I sang at Kennedy's weddingupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 16:11:00

In 1992, I had the pleasure of singing at the wedding of Sen. Edward Kennedy to Victoria Reggie. I had never met him, nor was I aware that he had even heard of me. To say I was surprised would be an understatement.

Experts: Media today would demand Chappaquiddick answersupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 15:34:00

Sen. Ted Kennedy would have had a "very, very difficult" time politically surviving the drowning death of a young woman if it happened in the era of blogs, talk radio and 24-hour news cycles, experts said.

Kennedy at RFK funeralupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 15:34:00

Sen. Ted Kennedy attends the funeral for his brother, Robert Kennedy, in 1968.

Kennedy's faithupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 13:41:00

Ted Kennedy's Catholic faith played an important role in his life.

Ted Kennedy called a man of quiet faithupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 13:41:00

Sen. Edward "Ted" Kennedy didn't wear his faith on his sleeve, but those close to him say Catholicism was much more than an ethnic and cultural identity.

Kennedy takes with him a time and an eraupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 12:39:00

He had a name that rang down through generations.

'The end of Camelot'updated: Fri Aug 28 2009 12:39:00

Sen. Ted Kennedy passes away, marking "the end of Camelot." CNN's Candy Crowley reports.

Commentary: Kennedy a worker, not a playboyupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 11:52:00

For half a century, Ted Kennedy was the most prolific senator on the political scene, making major strides in civil rights, civil liberties, education, human rights abroad, arms control, good government and of course health care.

Kennedy's life in his wordsupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 11:23:00

A timeline of the tragedies and the happier moments that shaped Sen. Ted Kennedy's life and career.

Ted Kennedy visitation begins at JFK Libraryupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 11:23:00

A bell tolled atop Boston's Faneuil Hall on Thursday as the body of Sen. Edward Kennedy passed through the streets, while mourners lined up outside his late brother's presidential library for a chance to say goodbye.

Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy dies after cancer battleupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 11:16:00

Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. He was 77.

Kennedy was our 'greatest champion,' says gay activistupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 10:59:00

For writer John Aravosis, Edward "Ted" Kennedy's early support for gay rights was very important to a community that has faced a history steeped in discrimination.

Analyst: Post-Kennedy health care bill may be more sweepingupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 09:49:00

For almost 50 years, Sen. Ted Kennedy pushed unsuccessfully for legislation that would reform the health care system and ensure coverage for every American.

Kennedy's impact on health careupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 09:49:00

Will Kennedy's death lead to more consensus on the health care issue? CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.

Kennedy remembered as an advocate for allupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 09:44:00

One year before the day of his death, an ailing Sen. Ted Kennedy electrified a crowd of thousands at the Democratic National Convention.

Kennedy and civil rightsupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 09:44:00

Georgia Rep. John Lewis joins Nicole Lapin to talk about Sen. Kennedy's legacy as a civil rights leader.

Ted Kennedy: Absent but still inspiringupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 08:40:00

For the first time in more than 60 years, America is without a Kennedy on the national stage and it's more than just a sentimental loss to President Barack Obama.

Pres. Carter on Kennedyupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 14:22:00

CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks with former President Jimmy Carter regarding the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy.

Recalling heart-to-hearts and laughs with Ted Kennedyupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 14:22:00

Sen. Edward "Ted" Kennedy left a mark not only on history but also on the lives of the those he encountered during his nearly 50 years in public service.

Commentary: Kennedy opened door for Obamaupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 10:16:00

With a sign from Dunganstown, Ireland, hanging in his U.S. Capitol office, a reminder of the famine-ravished farm where his ancestors began, Sen. Edward "Ted" Kennedy always seemed to understand that the Kennedys were perhaps America's greatest immigrant story -- overcoming religious, ethnic and cultural barriers to reach once unimaginable heights.

Death gives Massachusetts 1st open Senate seat in decadesupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 10:13:00

As Americans paused Wednesday to remember the extraordinary life of Sen. Edward Kennedy, political observers also took note of a rare development caused by his passing.

Kennedy's early yearsupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 10:13:00

Newsreel video from the 1960's features the early years of Sen. Edward Kennedy's career.

Ted Kennedy, 'Lion of the Senate,' helped shape American politicsupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 10:10:00

After a losing presidential campaign, it became clear to Edward "Ted" Kennedy that his true calling was to help shape the country's political future from the U.S. Senate.

Obama to eulogize Kennedy at Boston churchupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 09:55:00

Services for Sen. Edward Kennedy will be Saturday morning at a Boston church before his burial in Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington, his office announced Wednesday.

Bloggers remember Kennedyupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 09:55:00

Our blogger bunch discusses the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy.

Sen. Kennedy's Legacyupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 09:47:00

Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy.

Can anyone in the Senate match Ted Kennedy's clout?updated: Thu Aug 27 2009 09:47:00

Filling Edward "Ted" Kennedy's shoes in the Senate will be nearly impossible as Congress tackles health care reform legislation -- an issue close to Kennedy's heart.

In Bangladesh, Ted Kennedy reveredupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 09:45:00

The legacy of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, who died on Tuesday, spreads far and wide, and across the ocean to now-independent Bangladesh. There, he is still revered for calling attention to what many deemed an unfolding genocide.

Commentary: Ted Kennedy was a true believerupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 09:19:00

In one of the funniest scenes in the film "The Big Lebowski," the hot-headed Vietnam veteran Walter Sobchak, played by John Goodman, explains to the Dude, played by Jeff Bridges, how much he hates nihilists because they don't believe in anything, they have no "ethos."

Kennedy inspires Democratsupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 09:19:00

Sen. Ted Kennedy brings the delegates to their feet during his address to the 1980 Democratic National Convention.

Ted Kennedy's triumphs, trials captured on videoupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 22:51:00

Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died Tuesday night at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a 15-month battle with brain cancer. He was 77.

Kennedy fought aggressive cancerupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 22:38:00

When cancer invades the brain, the prognosis is usually grim. Despite his treatment at highly regarded medical centers, Edward "Ted" Kennedy, who served as a Democratic senator from Massachusetts for nearly 47 years, died just over a year after his surgery.

Kennedy saved baby's lifeupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 21:31:00

A family is forever grateful that Sen. Ted Kennedy stepped in to save their baby in 1977.

Commentary: Ted Kennedy's death a loss for mankindupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 21:25:00

The telephone rang in the deep hours of a dark night after a heavy day for our family.

Commentary: Kennedy was a worthy adversaryupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 21:23:00

The political arena is an emptier place today. A brave and courageous warrior has left the battlefield. He will not be quickly forgotten or replaced.

Kennedy's seat may remain empty for monthsupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 21:14:00

It may be months before Edward Kennedy's Senate seat is filled, following his death at the age of 77 on Tuesday.

Commentary: Ted Kennedy's causes resonate with youthupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 21:03:00

Sen. Edward "Ted" Kennedy may have been 77 years old, but he embodied the spirit, determination and core values of my generation -- the millenials -- in a way that no other senator has in our lifetime. How ironic that the passing of one of the oldest and longest serving senators has left me, a 25-year-old woman, frantically searching for a fierce, dedicated ally for causes that concern young Americans.

Obama calls Kennedy 'greatest U.S. senator of our time'updated: Wed Aug 26 2009 21:02:00

A sampling of reactions to the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy, who died Tuesday night at age 77: Obama Remembers His Friend Teddy Kennedyupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 16:27:00

"No one engendered greater respect from both sides of the aisle," the President says

Commentary: Kennedy family's remarkable storyupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 12:42:00

With the death of John F. Kennedy's brother, Senator Edward M Kennedy, and their sister, Eunice Shriver, the founder of the Special Olympics for the developmentally challenged, there has been a wealth of news stories -- obituaries and otherwise -- about the recurring tragedies endured by what some call America's "royal family."

Ailing Kennedy wants replacement law changedupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 12:19:00

Sen. Edward Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer, is urging Massachusetts officials to change a law to allow for an immediate temporary replacement should a vacancy occur for one of his state's two Senate seats. Ted Kennedy Seeks Successor for Senate Seat, In Caseupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 11:53:00

The ailing Lion of the Senate hopes to ensure his state is represented

Health care overhaul clears divided Senate committeeupdated: Wed Jul 15 2009 16:26:00

One of several proposals to overhaul the U.S. health care system passed a Senate committee Wednesday, with its ailing chairman praising the $600 billion plan as a step toward his longtime goals.

Obama dances for Kennedyupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 14:01:00

President Obama helps Sen. Ted Kennedy celebrate a belated birthday at the Kennedy Center.

Prescription for changeupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 21:49:00

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux looks at President Obama's bid for health care reform.

Kennedy returns to Washington as health care talk heats upupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 21:49:00

Sen. Ted Kennedy, who has been recuperating from brain cancer surgery, was back in Washington on Thursday as President Obama set out to tackle a major domestic policy item on his increasingly loaded plate: health care reform. Ted Kennedy to Be Knighted by the Queenupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 12:04:00

The honorary distinction will recognize his services to U.K.-U.S. relations

FSB: The Iron Manupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 09:38:00

About a mile into the run, Ted Kennedy quickens the pace along the dirt trail, squinting hard in the bright Colorado sun. Next to him, CEO Shayne Macherowski briefly hangs on at the faster tempo, then drops behind. Even Kennedy is struggling to keep up with Manny Huerta, a member of the U.S. Olympic development triathlon team, who darts quickly ahead. Sen. Edward Kennedy Released from Hospitalupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 15:40:00

Doctors blame fatigue for the seizure which sidelined the ailing senator Tuesday

Kennedy's collapseupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 13:16:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about how Sen. Ted Kennedy is faring after his health scare.

Aide: Ted Kennedy out of hospitalupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 13:16:00

Sen. Ted Kennedy "left the hospital this morning as expected, his spirits are good, and doctors want him to get some rest," a Kennedy aide said Wednesday. Sen. Edward Kennedy Suffers a Seizureupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 12:57:00

The "Lion of the Senate," who has a brain tumor, is hospitalized but "feeling well," says his doctor

Look inside Kennedy's brain tumor surgeryupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:52:00

Sen. Edward Kennedy announced in May 2008 that he was suffering from a brain tumor, a malignant glioma, in his left parietal lobe. He had surgery at Duke University in June 2008. Five Things You Don't Know About Caroline Kennedyupdated: Wed Dec 17 2008 13:50:00

She got quite a resume: author, mother, fundraiser and school crossing guard! Sen. Ted Kennedy Briefly Hospitalizedupdated: Sat Sep 27 2008 15:36:00

His office says effects from a change in medication led to 911 call

Kennedy briefly hospitalized after seizureupdated: Fri Sep 26 2008 22:04:00

Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy was hospitalized briefly after a "mild seizure" Friday, his office announced. Ted Kennedy Back Home After Hospital updated: Fri Sep 26 2008 20:30:00

Sen. Edward Kennedy, who has brain cancer, was taken by ambulance to a hospital Friday near his Cape Cod vacation home after complaining of feeling ill but returned home a few hours later

DNC iReporters speak upupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 16:16:00's Lila King looks at some of the video submitted by iReporters from the DNC. Sen. Ted Kennedy Electrifies Conventionupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 11:12:00

The "Lion of the Senate" vows to be there for Barak Obama's inauguration

Kennedy electrifies Democratic convention with appearanceupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 23:34:00

Sen. Edward Kennedy -- recuperating from recent brain surgery -- made a dramatic appearance at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night, pledging to see Barack Obama to the White House and his own return to the Senate floor.

Kennedy brings down the houseupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 23:34:00

The crowd at the Democratic National Convention roars as Sen. Edward Kennedy walks onstage.

Kennedy returns to cheersupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 18:06:00

Sen. Edward Kennedy returns to Capitol Hill for the first time since having brain surgery.

Kennedy appears in Senate, helps break Republican filibusterupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 18:06:00

Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy on Wednesday made his first appearance in Congress since being diagnosed with brain cancer nearly two months ago, casting a single vote to help break a Republican filibuster of an important Medicare bill.

Kennedy arrives in Hyannisportupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 16:54:00

Sen. Ted Kennedy arrives in Massachusetts after being released from the hospital a week after undergoing brain surgery.

Kennedy released from hospitalupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 16:54:00

Sen. Edward Kennedy was released Monday from Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina after recovering from brain surgery, CNN has learned.

Kennedy talk called good signupdated: Tue Jun 03 2008 16:01:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about what it's like to operate on a brain. Doctor: Ted Kennedy's Operation a Successupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 19:06:00

The brain-tumor surgery "accomplished our goals," says the senator's oncologist

Kennedy brain surgery 'successful'updated: Mon Jun 02 2008 19:02:00

An operation to remove a malignant tumor from Sen. Edward Kennedy's brain was successful, and the Democrat should suffer no permanent damage from the procedure, his surgeon reported Monday. Ted Kennedy Undergoing Surgery on Brain Tumorupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 11:46:00

After a six-hour operation, the senator expects to be hospitalized for a week Ted Kennedy: Support Is 'Uplifting and Touching'updated: Fri May 23 2008 16:04:00

The ailing senator is "enormously grateful" for the "wonderful notes and letters"

Kerry: Pull for Kennedyupdated: Wed May 21 2008 11:58:00

Sen. John Kerry asks everyone to pull for Sen. Ted Kennedy and his family as he battles a brain tumor.

Kennedy leaves hospital surrounded by familyupdated: Wed May 21 2008 11:58:00

Surrounded by family, a smiling Sen. Edward Kennedy left a Boston hospital Wednesday morning, a day after his doctors announced that he has a malignant brain tumor.

Doctors: Ted Kennedy has malignant brain tumorupdated: Wed May 21 2008 07:25:00

U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has a malignant brain tumor, doctors treating him at Massachusetts General Hospital said Tuesday. Sen. Edward Kennedy Diagnosed with Malignant Brain Tumorupdated: Wed May 21 2008 06:14:00

The hospitalized politician "remains in good spirits," his doctors say

What Kennedy's diagnosis could meanupdated: Wed May 21 2008 03:50:00

Sen. Edward Kennedy has the most common type of brain tumor, but the size and nature of the tumor will determine how life threatening it is, CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said Tuesday.

Obama: Kennedy diagnosis is 'heartbreaking'updated: Tue May 20 2008 23:22:00

Sen. Barack Obama said Tuesday that it is "heartbreaking" to hear that Sen. Edward Kennedy is suffering from a brain tumor, crediting the ailing lawmaker with making it possible for him to run for president.

Praising Sen. Kennedyupdated: Tue May 20 2008 22:18:00

Senators react to news that Sen. Ted Kennedy has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.

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