Edward M. Kennedy
Jan 30, 2013 17:53 EST
US Senator John Kerry offered some tough love Wednesday to the colleagues he leaves behind to become secretary of state: end the fierce partisanship or risk the nation's reputation as a beacon of democracy.
Jan 30, 2013 14:58 EST
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Wednesday appointed his former chief of staff to temporarily fill the Senate seat held by John Kerry, who has been confirmed as incoming secretary of state.
Jan 26, 2013 18:07 EST
Fifth-term Democratic US Senator Tom Harkin said Saturday he will not seek re-election next year, setting the stage for a key mid-term election that could help Republicans retake the Senate.
Jan 10, 2013 14:26 EST
Jack Lew's two previous stints as White House budget director and his reputation as a skilled deal-maker will be put to the test now that President Barack Obama has nominated him to be Treasury secretary.
Jan 09, 2013 15:33 EST
Jack Lew's two previous stints as White House budget director and reputation as a solid deal-maker will be tested if President Barack Obama picks him as his next Treasury secretary, as expected.
Jan 09, 2013 14:20 EST
Jack Lew's two previous stints as White House budget director and reputation as a deal-maker will be tested if, as expected, President Barack Obama picks him as his next Treasury secretary.
Dec 24, 2012 16:48 EST
A son of late political icon Edward Kennedy said Monday he will not run for the US Senate in Massachusetts -- the same state his father represented for nearly five decades -- US media reported.
Dec 23, 2012 17:29 EST
A son of late political icon Edward Kennedy is considering a run for the US senate seat in Massachusetts -- the same state his late father represented as a popular US lawmaker for nearly five decades, US media reported Sunday.
Nov 07, 2012 17:39 EST
One of America's most male-dominated clubs is about to become a little less so, after historic election gains that will see the largest number of women ever seated in the US Congress.
Nov 07, 2012 02:37 EST
Democrats held the Senate and Republicans retained the House of Representatives, projections said Wednesday, raising the likely prospect of more partisan gridlock in a divided US Congress.
Nov 07, 2012 00:38 EST
Democrats were projected to hold onto the Senate and Republicans were to retain the House of Representatives, raising the likely prospect of more partisan gridlock in a divided US Congress.
Nov 06, 2012 23:14 EST
Democrats looked set to hold onto the Senate and Republicans retained the House of Representatives on Tuesday, setting up the prospect of more partisan gridlock in a divided Congress.
Nov 06, 2012 21:57 EST
The Democrats picked up a Senate seat Tuesday in Massachusetts, US media reported, in another discouraging sign for their Republican rivals trying to regain the majority in the upper chamber.
Nov 06, 2012 20:23 EST
While eyes were focused on the race for the White House on Tuesday, the battle for control of the nation's two chambers of Congress is vital to hopes of easing Washington's partisan political gridlock.
Oct 27, 2012 06:53 EDT
Eleanor Holmes Norton pounds her fist in frustration over her role as a non-voting member of the US Congress. She has endured this second-class status for 20 years.
Oct 22, 2012 11:12 EDT
In the year's costliest US Senate race, a Harvard professor is battling to win back the late Ted Kennedy's old seat against a moderate Republican who scored a huge upset in 2010 by winning the Democratic bastion.
Sep 26, 2012 20:00 EDT
Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank says in a new ad that Mitt Romney has 'no principles' when it comes to gay rights. ?Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank says in a new ad that Mitt Romney has ?no principles? when it comes to gay rights. The 72-year-old Frank has the distinction of being the first congressman to voluntarily come out gay and the first sitting member of Congress to enter into a marriage with a member of the same sex. He retired from Congress this year and won't return next year. ?It is clear, if you want to sum up his evolution on LGBT rights, 'Mitt gets worse' is a very accurate phrase,? Frank says in the 5-minute video released Thursday by the Mitt Gets Worse campaign. Frank says Romney has been ?especially inconsistent? on LGBT rights. After noting that Romney said in 1994 that he would be ?better on LGBT rights than [Senator] Ted Kennedy,? he then adds: ?He has never been in favor of any legislation or executive order that would advance our rights. Zero. None.? ?This is a m
Sep 05, 2012 05:15 EDT
Democrats assailed Mitt Romney on the opening night of their convention Tuesday, skewering the wealthy Republican presidential hopeful as elite and out-of-touch.
Sep 04, 2012 22:48 EDT
Democrats launched a convention blitz on Mitt Romney, using vintage footage of the late Ted Kennedy in an attempt to ridicule the Republican presidential hopeful.
Sep 04, 2012 22:28 EDT
Democrats were rapt with laughter and campaign fervor as they opened their election convention with footage of a politically nimble Ted Kennedy dismantling Mitt Romney in a devastating 1994 debate.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Edward M. Kennedy|
November 7, 1962 – August 25, 2009
|Preceded by||Ben Smith|
|Succeeded by||Paul G. Kirk|
January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1971
|Preceded by||Russell B. Long|
|Succeeded by||Robert Byrd|
Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1981
|Preceded by||James Eastland|
|Succeeded by||Strom Thurmond|
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resource
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||Orrin Hatch|
|Succeeded by||Nancy Kassebaum Baker|
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
January 3 – January 20, 2001
|Preceded by||Jim Jeffords|
|Succeeded by||Jim Jeffords|
June 6, 2001 – January 3, 2003
|Preceded by||Jim Jeffords|
|Succeeded by||Judd Gregg|
January 4, 2007 – August 25, 2009
|Preceded by||Mike Enzi|
|Succeeded by||Tom Harkin|
|Born||February 22, 1932|
|Died||August 25, 2009 (aged 77)|
Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
|Resting place||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Joan Bennett Kennedy (1958–1982, divorced)|
Victoria Reggie Kennedy (1992–2009, his death)
|Children||Kara Anne Kennedy|
Edward M. Kennedy, Jr.
Patrick J. Kennedy
Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
|Alma mater||Harvard College (AB)|
University of Virginia School of Law (LLB)
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1951–1953|
|Rank||Private 1st Class|