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Ted Kennedy to Pope: "I have tried to right my path"

Ted Kennedy to Pope: "I have tried to right my path"


Leave it to Ted Kennedy to depart this planet with one final bombshell -- a shocker, delivered at graveside, that's already being dissected by pundits,...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 29, 2009

Follow along at home: Download the Ted Kennedy funeral program


Here's the official program distributed to attendees at Ted Kennedy's funeral in Mission Hill, courtesy of the Kennedy family. Or click through AFTER THE JUMP...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 29, 2009

Video: Watch Ted Kennedy's funeral live from Boston


Live TV by Ustream
By Carly Carioli  |  August 29, 2009

Live video: watch Ted Kennedy memorial from JFK Library in Boston


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By Carly Carioli  |  August 28, 2009
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After Ted

The death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy early Wednesday morning brings to a close the life and legendary career of one of Massachusetts's greatest political figures.
Kennedy’s death came amid renewed speculation about his succession, his family, and potential candidates for his job
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 28, 2009


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Jimmy C. and Teddy K.

When the Camelot Caucus convenes in Faneuil Hall this Wednesday, the American presidency will once again become the trophy of a personality joust. In 1968 and '72, there was at least the issue of Vietnam to veil the overweaning ambitions of competing pu
An incumbent's lessons and the politics of personality
By MARCO TRBOVICH  |  August 28, 2009
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Jimmy C. and Teddy K.

When the Camelot Caucus convenes in Faneuil Hall this Wednesday, the American presidency will once again become the trophy of a personality joust. In 1968 and '72, there was at least the issue of Vietnam to veil the overweaning ambitions of competing pu
An incumbent's lessons and the politics of personality
By MARCO TRBOVICH  |  August 28, 2009
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Gay Activists Work for Ted

Gay-and-lesbian community activists are heavily involved in what the chairman of the Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance of Massachusetts, Todd Fernandez, calls "a full-court press to ensure that Ted Kennedy's re-elected."
Activists note Kennedy's gay rights work
By LIZ GALST  |  August 28, 2009
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Ted Kennedy's real record

When a 32-year incumbent seeks re-election, there is a long and well-documented record that can be examined. So it's disconcerting to note that admit all the miles of newsprint and videotape that have been expended covering the US Senate campaign, littl
A note on the 32-year-incumbent's accomplishments
By AL GIORDANO  |  August 28, 2009
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Shooting from the lip

Washington – Edward M. Kennedy's presidential campaign has a serious problem, and the problem appears to be Edward M. Kennedy. During the week in which leadership was transformed from a word in the lexicon of his campaign rhetoric to a measurable realit
Kennedy's gaffe on Iran manages to make a bad image worse
By MARCO TRBOVICH  |  August 28, 2009


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Tormenting Teddy

After 32 years in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy remains a force to be reckoned with, both for his legendary family history and his considerable accomplishments.
Republicans threaten Kennedy reign
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 2009
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Going Mobil

Washington – If ideology wasn't already dead in presidential politics, the plug was pulled on its support system last Monday, when the Kennedy campaign announced that its advertising and polling would be organized by Mobil Oil's vice-president of public
Kennedy hires an idea-marketing man
By MARCO TRBOVICH  |  August 28, 2009
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Ted's turn

A little-known provision in the crime bill now being negotiated by a House-Senate conference committee would greatly expand the number of prison cells available to house violent criminals, and it wouldn't be cost a dime. But it may be doomed unless Sen
Clinton caves on crime bill, but Kennedy can still salvage it
By AL GIORDANO  |  August 28, 2009
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Public and private affairs

Philandering, like heavy drinking, traditionally has been one of those activities that the boys in the press keep mum about when reporting on the boys on the Hill, or the boy in the White House, or any boy, for that matter. The rationales for this sile
The case for making a campaign issue of Teddy's reputation for philandering
By SUZANNAH LESSARD  |  August 28, 2009
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The annunciations

The broad brush strokes of Teddy Kennedy's presidential announcement may have uplifted liberal hearts, but Jerry Brown's announcement challenged liberal thinking with some pencil-sharp specifics about the role of government in economic planning for the 1
East Coast, West Coast: It's the Ted & Jerry Show
By MARCO TRBOVICH AND CHARLES P. PIERCE  |  August 28, 2009


The motorcade rolls past

The motorcade rolls past


On Boston Common the mood was hushed, expectant, on this clear and fall-like afternoon. Tourists and office workers meandered quietly beneath shady trees. A saxophone...
By Mike Miliard  |  August 27, 2009

Howie Carr on Kennedy: no love lost


Like a lot of other people, I couldn't wait to hear Howie Carr's gloss on Ted Kennedy's death today. Carr's been on the WRKO airwaves...
By Adam Reilly  |  August 26, 2009
The No-Kennedy Zone

The No-Kennedy Zone


  That would be the Weekly Standard's Web site, which has seven Wednesday blog posts as of this writing--and nary a mention of Kennedy's death....
By Adam Reilly  |  August 26, 2009

Kennedy sidenote: no more mayoral debate


So writes WBZ spokeswoman Ro Dooley-Webster: Dear Media Colleagues… In light of the death of Senator Kennedy, tonight’s live Mayoral debate has been postponed.  Jon...
By Adam Reilly  |  August 26, 2009

"What is the price?! ... When does the greed stop?!"


The Lion of the Senate delivers an impassioned stemwinder in 2007, screaming at his GOP colleagues, shaming them over their craven obstruction of a measley...
By Mike Miliard  |  August 26, 2009


Romney on Kennedy: a "big-hearted, unforgettable man"


Via the National Review--which, in contrast to Fox News, seems willing to give Ted Kennedy's death a blatantly political gloss, or to damn Kennedy with faint praise--here's...
By Adam Reilly  |  August 26, 2009