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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Sun Reporter | May 21, 2008
Edward Kennedy, the U.S. Senate's second-longest-serving member and one of the most powerful political figures of the past half-century, has been diagnosed with a type of brain cancer that usually proves fatal. The diagnosis of malignant glioma was announced yesterday by his doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital, where the 76-year-old patriarch of the Kennedy family was taken by helicopter Saturday after suffering a seizure at his home on Cape Cod. The Massachusetts Democrat will be treated with chemotherapy and radiation, his doctors said, standard treatment that normally slows or stops the growth of the brain tumor but seldom cures it. The senator will remain at the hospital "for the next couple days according to routine protocol," his doctors said in a prepared statement.
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By Janet Hook and Jim Oliphant and Janet Hook and Jim Oliphant,Tribune Newspapers | August 27, 2009
WASHINGTON - -As the nation mourned the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on Wednesday, President Barack Obama and members of Congress began to size up what the loss of the legendary deal maker and the liberals' most powerful voice will mean for Democrats as they seek to redirect the nation's domestic and foreign policies. Shell-shocked but not surprised by the end of Kennedy's yearlong battle with brain cancer, many Democrats worried that no one could fill his shoes as Congress moves toward a crucial juncture in the drive to overhaul health care - his lifelong passion.
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July 18, 1999
Rosemary Kennedy: Daughter of Joseph and Rose. Institutionalized since 1941 because of retardation and failed lobotomy. Now 80 years old.Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.: Son of Joseph and Rose. Killed in plane crash in 1944 during World War II. He was 29.Kathleen Kennedy: Daughter of Joseph and Rose. Died in plane crash in 1948. She was 28.Patrick Bouvier Kennedy: Born nearly six weeks premature to President John F. Kennedy and wife, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, on Aug. 7, 1963; died Aug. 9, 1963.John F. Kennedy: Son of Joseph and Rose, 35th president.
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August 27, 2009
An unlikely, flawed heir to America's political royal family who experienced tragedy, disgrace and triumph in a life of epic proportions, Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy will be remembered as not only one of the most influential political figures of the era but for a life that was quite simply larger than life. For many Americans, he will be recalled fondly as the last of a generation of Kennedys who brought glamour, celebrity and a healthy dose of charisma to public life. But it was only after the untimely deaths of his older brothers that he stepped to the fore - and soon brought scandal to the family name with the drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick Island.
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,david.nitkin@baltsun.com | August 25, 2008
DENVER - The lights will dim inside the Pepsi Center tonight, a shock of silver hair will appear on giant monitors, and connections will be made once again between Camelot and the Obama nation. A film tribute to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, a 46-year-veteran of the Senate diagnosed with a brain tumor this year, will dominate the opening hours of the Democratic National Convention. Watching from a prime seat will be Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Maryland's former lieutenant governor and Kennedy's niece, one of the state's 99 delegates here.
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | May 23, 2002
WASHINGTON -- Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend collected an estimated $100,000 last night for her Democratic gubernatorial bid during a closed-door fund-raiser at the Washington home of her uncle, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. "Teddy has been extraordinary to me," Townsend said, describing her relationship with her uncle. "We love him very much." The event attracted business executives, lawyers, union leaders and politicians from across Maryland who nibbled on shrimp and sipped wine inside the white-columned, marble-foyered home in Northwest Washington of the Massachusetts senator.
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By Keith Burris | May 8, 1991
WILLIAM Kennedy Smith, as everyone in America who has the leisure to notice such things knows, has been accused of rape by a Florida woman. The case has touched off a media feeding frenzy in Palm Beach, where it is portrayed as a good old-fashioned crime scandal among the rich and libidinous. But it has also rekindled the ongoing debate about the Kennedys and the last of their brave knights -- the seemingly least of the brothers -- Edward.The Kennedy family appears to be permanently engaged in a struggle against tragedy, sadness and finitude.
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By GARRY WILLS | April 9, 1991
Chicago. As hordes of journalists crowd toward Palm Beach, the tired old rhetoric is renewed about a ''Kennedy curse.''A Kennedy relative is informally accused of rape there, and the circumstances are not edifying even if the charge proves false -- Edward Kennedy and a son and a nephew were hanging out at a bar on Good Friday until its closing time after 3 a.m., when they invited unattached women over to continue the drinking at the Kennedy compound....
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By Newsday | June 7, 1993
ARLINGTON, Va. -- As about 18,000 people watched from the hillsides of Arlington National Cemetery, President Clinton late yesterday joined the family and close friends of Robert F. Kennedy in a graveside Mass on the 25th anniversary of the New York senator's death by assassination.The president -- who for most of the tribute sat next to Robert Kennedy's widow, Ethel, while first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton sat beside Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. -- lauded the slain leader as "a relentless searcher for change, for growth, for the potential of heart and mind that he sought for himself and that he demanded of others."
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By Maria La Ganga and Peter Nicholas and Maria La Ganga and Peter Nicholas,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 29, 2008
WASHINGTON -- Declaring that "it is time for a new generation of leadership" in America, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president yesterday, wrapping the young politician in the mantle of America's best-known political dynasty. He was joined at American University by his famous niece Caroline Kennedy and his son, Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy of Rhode Island, both of whom also threw their support behind the youthful Illinois senator, likening Obama to their widely beloved relative, President John F. Kennedy.
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,david.nitkin@baltsun.com | August 25, 2008
DENVER - The lights will dim inside the Pepsi Center tonight, a shock of silver hair will appear on giant monitors, and connections will be made once again between Camelot and the Obama nation. A film tribute to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, a 46-year-veteran of the Senate diagnosed with a brain tumor this year, will dominate the opening hours of the Democratic National Convention. Watching from a prime seat will be Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Maryland's former lieutenant governor and Kennedy's niece, one of the state's 99 delegates here.
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By Theo Lippman Jr. and Theo Lippman Jr.,Special to the Sun | August 17, 2008
America, America By Ethan Canin Random House / 458 pages / $27 Late fall 1971. Liberal Democratic Sen. Henry Bonwiller of Upstate New York is challenging Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine, the favorite in the race for the presidential nomination. He enlists a friend and neighbor in the area, Liam Metarey, a very wealthy and powerful man, whose estate spreads over thousands of acres. He wants to be the king-maker for his friend. He turns his home into Bonwiller's campaign headquarters. Bonwiller becomes the front runner, with "crescendoing victories" in several primaries.
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By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,Sun Reporter | May 21, 2008
Edward Kennedy, the U.S. Senate's second-longest-serving member and one of the most powerful political figures of the past half-century, has been diagnosed with a type of brain cancer that usually proves fatal. The diagnosis of malignant glioma was announced yesterday by his doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital, where the 76-year-old patriarch of the Kennedy family was taken by helicopter Saturday after suffering a seizure at his home on Cape Cod. The Massachusetts Democrat will be treated with chemotherapy and radiation, his doctors said, standard treatment that normally slows or stops the growth of the brain tumor but seldom cures it. The senator will remain at the hospital "for the next couple days according to routine protocol," his doctors said in a prepared statement.
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By Maria La Ganga and Peter Nicholas and Maria La Ganga and Peter Nicholas,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 29, 2008
WASHINGTON -- Declaring that "it is time for a new generation of leadership" in America, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president yesterday, wrapping the young politician in the mantle of America's best-known political dynasty. He was joined at American University by his famous niece Caroline Kennedy and his son, Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy of Rhode Island, both of whom also threw their support behind the youthful Illinois senator, likening Obama to their widely beloved relative, President John F. Kennedy.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 20, 2004
WASHINGTON - The meeting had all the hallmarks of an ordinary congressional hearing. There was Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat, discussing the problems faced by ordinary citizens mistakenly placed on terrorist watch lists. Then, to the astonishment of the crowd attending a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, Kennedy offered himself up as Exhibit A. Between March 1 and April 6, airline agents tried to block Kennedy from boarding airplanes on five occasions because his name resembled an alias used by a suspected terrorist who had been barred from flying on airlines in the United States, his aides and government officials said.
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | May 23, 2002
WASHINGTON -- Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend collected an estimated $100,000 last night for her Democratic gubernatorial bid during a closed-door fund-raiser at the Washington home of her uncle, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. "Teddy has been extraordinary to me," Townsend said, describing her relationship with her uncle. "We love him very much." The event attracted business executives, lawyers, union leaders and politicians from across Maryland who nibbled on shrimp and sipped wine inside the white-columned, marble-foyered home in Northwest Washington of the Massachusetts senator.
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November 30, 1994
The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in favor of overturning an Arkansas law aimed at limiting members of Congress to three terms in the House (six years) and two terms in the Senate (12 years). This is a popular sentiment. This month, voters in seven states approved term-limit proposals. In 1992, 14 states did. There are now 22 states with some limit on congressional tenure.But popular sentiment and state law may not be enough. No federal court has ever upheld term limits, and the betting in Washington is that the Supreme Court won't, either.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 20, 2004
WASHINGTON - The meeting had all the hallmarks of an ordinary congressional hearing. There was Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat, discussing the problems faced by ordinary citizens mistakenly placed on terrorist watch lists. Then, to the astonishment of the crowd attending a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, Kennedy offered himself up as Exhibit A. Between March 1 and April 6, airline agents tried to block Kennedy from boarding airplanes on five occasions because his name resembled an alias used by a suspected terrorist who had been barred from flying on airlines in the United States, his aides and government officials said.
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By Thomas Oliphant | May 5, 2000
WASHINGTON -- Dick Gephardt was a given -- and in more ways than simply the House Democratic leader's opposition to normal trading relations with China. Edward Kennedy is something else again. So large a shadow does Massachusetts' senior senator cast -- he is one of the key figures in the last 30 years of slowly expanding US-Chinese ties -- that what he doesn't do and doesn't say is as important as what he does. And right now, as the clock starts ticking toward a pivotal vote in the House of Representatives later this month, it is what Mr. Kennedy isn't doing and saying that is central.
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July 18, 1999
Rosemary Kennedy: Daughter of Joseph and Rose. Institutionalized since 1941 because of retardation and failed lobotomy. Now 80 years old.Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.: Son of Joseph and Rose. Killed in plane crash in 1944 during World War II. He was 29.Kathleen Kennedy: Daughter of Joseph and Rose. Died in plane crash in 1948. She was 28.Patrick Bouvier Kennedy: Born nearly six weeks premature to President John F. Kennedy and wife, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, on Aug. 7, 1963; died Aug. 9, 1963.John F. Kennedy: Son of Joseph and Rose, 35th president.
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