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Kennedy, Edward (Ted)

Materials
  1. Ted Kennedy 1932 - 2009 (Time.com)
      Provides pictures of family and career. 08-09

Papers
  1. -Editorial: What Teddy Can Teach Us (Newsweek.com)
      "For decades, the public has associated the Kennedys with drama, glamour, and celebrity. The Kennedy family has been our favorite public soap opera, lurching between triumph and tragedy. Yet the youngest son was not intellectual and debonair like his brother Jack, or intense and bold like his brother Bobby. For all the eulogies about his epic struggle with sin and redemption, Ted actually vindicated a more mundane truism: that half (or maybe as much as 90 percent) of success in life is just showing up."

      "He possessed two qualities rarely found in our elected representatives: he did not hog the limelight, and he was never petty. For 47 years in the U.S. Senate, Kennedy patiently waited his turn, and by doing so accomplished more for the poor and dispossessed than any other senator, ever." 08-09

  2. Ailing Ted Kennedy Speaks to the Convention (CBS News)
      "Ailing and aging, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy summoned fellow Democrats to rally behind Barack Obama's pioneering quest for the White House Monday night in an emotional opening to a party convention struggling for unity essential in the fall campaign." 08-08

  3. Kennedy, Edward "Ted" (Time.com)
      "Everyone knows him as the Lion of the Senate, a liberal icon, a warrior for the less fortunate, a fierce advocate for health-care reform, a champion of social justice here and abroad and now even a Knight of the British Empire."

      "Fast Fact: In a recent survey by the Hill newspaper, Kennedy's GOP colleagues ranked him No. 1 among Democrats for bipartisanship." 04-09

  4. Kennedy, Edward "Ted" (Wikipedia.org)
      "Edward Moore 'Ted' Kennedy (born February 22, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. In office since November 1962, Kennedy is presently the second-longest serving member of the Senate, after Robert Byrd of West Virginia. The most prominent living member of the Kennedy family, he is the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both of whom were assassinated." 11-06

  5. Kennedy: Basis for War with Iraq a Fraud (CBS News)
      "In one of the most pointed Democratic denunciations of the war in Iraq yet, Sen. Edward Kennedy on Thursday called the Bush administration's case for going to war a fraud 'made up in Texas' to give Republicans a political boost."

      "Kennedy said a recent report by the Congressional Budget Office showed that only about $2.5 billion of the $4 billion being spent monthly on the war can be accounted for by the Bush administration."

      "Kennedy said the focus on Iraq has drawn the nation's attention away from more direct threats, including al Qaeda, instability in Afghanistan or the nuclear ambitions of North Korea." 09-03

  6. Memories of Ted Kennedy While Touring the Senate (Newsweek)
      "The U.S. Senate was Ted Kennedy's true home--the place where he grew into a leader worthy of his famous last name." 08-09

  7. President's Eulogy for Ted Kennedy (CBS News)
      "Today we say goodbye to the youngest child of Rose and Joseph Kennedy. The world will long remember their son Edward as the heir to a weighty legacy; a champion for those who had none; the soul of the Democratic Party; and the lion of the United States Senate - a man whose name graces nearly one thousand laws, and who penned more than three hundred laws himself." 08-09

  8. Ted Kennedy Biography and Pictures (The Boston Globe)
      "For the past 46 years, the US Senate has been as much a home to Edward Moore Kennedy as his beloved Hyannis Port. Still, that Kennedy could go down in history with the likes of Daniel Webster — the giant of the Senate in the first half of the 19th century — would have been inconceivable at many points in his career, as he weathered crises both personal and professional, tragic and scandalous." 08-09

  9. Ted Kennedy Dies (CNN News)
      "Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 77." 08-25-09

  10. Ted Kennedy's Closest Confidante (New York Times)
      "On Thursday and Friday, dressed in simple black, she [Vicki Kennedy] was carrying on as his partner, friends say, presiding at his wake in Boston, greeting the tens of thousands of mourners. She stood for hours at the Kennedy library, shaking hands, saying a few words to each person who came through, extending herself, Joe Kennedy said, to Teddy’s people as he would have wanted, just as they had planned it, together." 08-09

  11. The Brother "Who Mattered Most" (Time.com)
      "But his failure to get to the presidency opened the way to the true fulfillment of his gifts, which was to become one of the greatest legislators in American history." 08-09

  12. Vicki Kennedy: The Woman Who Saved Ted (Time.com)
      "Ted Kennedy was redeemed in his third act, and that redemption couldn't have happened without Vicki. "I had not ever really intended to get married again," the Senator once told the New York Times. "The people who had been closest to me over the course of my life had disappeared, with that enormous amount of emotion and feeling and love, I thought I probably wouldn't want to go through that kind of experience again." Giving his heart one more chance was probably the best decision Ted Kennedy ever made." 08-09

   
   


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