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  • [Harold] Ickes is Clinton's not-so-secret weapon

    04/01/2008 6:47:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies · 799+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 31, 2008 | Peter Nicholas
    Harold M. Ickes never forgets a favor, especially if he's the one who did the favor. So the veteran political operative made sure that, when the time was right, he alone would call Garry Shay, former chairman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party... And once Ickes started calling, he didn't stop until Shay said the words Ickes wanted to hear -- that he would support Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York at the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August... the man in charge of Clinton's feverish effort to lock up superdelegates is Ickes, whose enthusiasm for...
  • Obama to dedicate Edward Kennedy Institute

    03/28/2015 7:19:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    thehill.com ^ | March 28, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    President Obama will visit Boston on Monday to formally dedicate an educational institution named after Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass). The Boston Globe reported Saturday that Obama leads a host of notable speakers at the unveiling of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate early next week.Vice President Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry, himself a former Massachusetts Senator, will also give remarks. The Bay State’s two active Senators — Elizabeth Warren (D) and Ed Markey (D) — additionally plan on speaking. Gov. Charlie Baker (R-Mass.) rounds out the cast of scheduled participants.
  • 08/28/2009: Ted Kennedy's Soviet Gambit

    03/17/2015 6:07:58 AM PDT · by President_Cotton · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/28/2009 | Peter Robinson
    Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy.
  • Edward Kennedy Institute to open early next year

    10/08/2014 9:18:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 8, 2014 9:25 PM EDT
    The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is set to open early next year. […] The institute is being built on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The centerpiece is a full-scale representation of the U.S. Senate Chamber. …
  • 'Fiscal cliff' deal repeals part of 'Obamacare'

    01/01/2013 9:21:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 1, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Tucked inside the "fiscal cliff" deal is a provision repealing the CLASS Act, a giant unfunded mandate that was part of President Obama's health care law. The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program was a priority of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and was designed to create a program for long-term care for the functionally disabled. Mr. Obama halted the program, saying he couldn't find a way to make it cost-effective. But he had objected when Republicans tried to repeal it outright, saying he wanted to keep it on the books and try to amend it...
  • Ha! Ha!...I'll take Cain any day compared to the disaster in the White House!

    11/04/2011 7:19:23 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 24 replies
    11/04/11
    Earth to liberal News Media!...It's still a no-brainer. Your attempts at sinking Cain only make everyone madder at your hypocricy! Bill Clinton wanders around the White House with his pants around his ankles for eight years and that's o.k. because he's your boy. Now you scrape the bottom of the barrel to find anything that might destroy each and every republican candidate. You scum bag socialists are going to hit the wall! Your're party days are over!
  • Ground broken for Kennedy Senate Institute

    04/08/2011 12:31:33 PM PDT · by matt04 · 38 replies
    The words and spirit of Senator Edward M. Kennedy were evoked this morning at the groundbreaking ceremony for the educational institute that will bear the late Democrat’s name. Under glorious skies, hundreds of former staffers, local and national political figures, as well as average citizens, flocked to the groundbreaking for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. It will be built, starting later this summer, on Columbia Point next to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. ... The ceremony included a film about Kennedy’s nearly 47-year career, which ended in August 2009 when he died...
  • Gov't awards $234 million in AmeriCorps expansion

    06/07/2010 6:55:13 AM PDT · by MollyKuehl · 34 replies · 168+ views
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  • Why The Lion of the Left Was Right

    08/31/2009 5:01:29 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 60 replies · 1,339+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 08/31/2009 | Meghan McCain
    Like many Americans, I watched as Senator Ted Kennedy was laid to rest over the weekend after his year-long battle with brain cancer. The day marked not only the end of the Camelot era, but seemed to signal the final passing of many things politically. I certainly didn't agree with Senator Kennedy's politics on many issues, but as I listened to his friends, family, and Senate colleagues—including my father—tell stories of the man they knew, what was so evident was that Ted Kennedy always believed you could find compromise on the really important matters. I remember meeting the senator around...
  • Columnist Cheers Cable News Wasn't Around for Chappaquiddick 'Media Bombardment'

    08/31/2009 6:09:41 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 18 replies · 1,015+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 30, 2009 | Tim Graham
    If we'd had insatiable 24/7 cable news networks in July 1969, the accident on Chappaquiddick Island in which a passenger in a car driven by Sen. Edward Kennedy drowned would likely have dominated the national consciousness for months. Special programs every night devoted to nothing but pundits bickering over the depths of the 37-year-old Kennedy's responsibility for the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, 28. Town-hall-style chat shows every afternoon in which ordinary Americans issued their verdicts and sentences before the evidence was in.
  • Kennedy Rules (IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For Failure)

    08/21/2009 5:56:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 1,439+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 21, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Politics: Should the election law in Massachusetts be changed to keep Ted Kennedy's seat filled and get ObamaCare passed? As in Minnesota and Illinois, the voters might lose again.Recognizing his own mortality and waging a valiant battle against brain cancer, Kennedy has written a letter to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, state Senate President Theresa Murray and state House Speaker Robert DeLeo asking them to change the law so his seat might be filled immediately until a special election could be held. His letter, a copy of which was obtained by the Boston Globe, does not specially mention his illness or...
  • Mark Steyn: Things only a Kennedy could get away with

    08/29/2009 5:19:12 PM PDT · by Chairman of the Bard · 150 replies · 10,170+ views
    ocregister ^ | 08/29/2009 | Mark Steyn
    Mark Steyn: Things only a Kennedy could get away with And by not calling his bluff on Chappaquiddick, Americans became complicit in it. We are enjoined not to speak ill of the dead. But, when an entire nation – or, at any rate, its "mainstream" media culture – declines to speak the truth about the dead, we are certainly entitled to speak ill of such false eulogists. In its coverage of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's passing, America's TV networks are creepily reminiscent of those plays Sam Shepard used to write about some dysfunctional inbred hardscrabble Appalachian household where there's a...
  • Q: What Would Mary Jo Kopechne Have Thought of Ted's Career? (revulsion alert)

    08/27/2009 7:50:10 PM PDT · by Delacon · 46 replies · 2,249+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 08/27/09 | Mark Hemingway
    HuffPo answers: We don't know how much Kennedy was affected by her death, or what she'd have thought about arguably being a catalyst for the most successful Senate career in history. What we don't know, as always, could fill a Metrodome.Still, ignorance doesn't preclude a right to wonder. So it doesn't automatically make someone (aka, me) a Limbaugh-loving, aerial-wolf-hunting NRA troll for asking what Mary Jo Kopechne would have had to say about Ted's death, and what she'd have thought of the life and career that are being (rightfully) heralded.Who knows — maybe she'd feel it was worth it.
  • President Obama to deliver eulogy at Kennedy’s funeral

    08/26/2009 6:10:48 PM PDT · by Joy in the Journey · 126 replies · 3,485+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 8/26/09 | Bryan Bender, Michael Paulson, Matt Viser, and Noah Bierman, Globe Staff
    President Barack Obama will deliver a eulogy at US Senator Edward M. Kennedy's funeral Mass on Saturday, a White House official has told the Globe. Kennedy's funeral will be held at a time yet to be determined Saturday morning at The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the Mission Hill section of Boston. Commonly known as the Mission Church, the 1,450-seat basilica on Tremont Street was built in the 1870s. Kennedy prayed there in 2003 while his daughter, Kara, was being treated for lung cancer.
  • The Emperor Constantine on death and corrupt government officials

    08/26/2009 11:32:28 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 8 replies · 688+ views
    Taken from The Life of the Blessed Emperor Constantine by Eusebius Pamphilus: Chapter XXX.—That he marked out before a Covetous Man the Measure of a Grave, and so put him to Shame. On one occasion he thus personally addressed one of his courtiers: “How far, my friend, are we to carry our inordinate desires?” Then drawing the dimensions of a human figure with a lance which he happened to have in his hand, he continued: “Though thou couldst obtain the whole wealth of this world, yea, the whole world itself, thou wilt carry with thee at last no more than...
  • You were right, Ted Kennedy

    08/26/2009 7:52:57 AM PDT · by mattstat · 10 replies · 664+ views
    You were right, Ted Kennedy Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 9:39 am By Briggs One day in 1973, in his squeaky, pickled-vocal-chords baritone Ted Kennedy filled the Senate chamber with these words: “Do we operate under a system of equal justice under law? Or is there one system for the average citizen and another for the high and mighty?” His intent was rhetorical, because the answer was, and always has been, obvious: of course there are two classes, low and high. And no other modern politician took advantage of this fact more than did the mighty “lion of the senate.” Here...
  • Cardinal Mahony Calls Kennedy A Champion Of The Powerless

    08/26/2009 11:10:43 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 103 replies · 1,736+ views
    LA Times ^ | August 26, 2009
    Cardinal Mahony calls Kennedy a champion of the powerless August 26, 2009 Cardinal Roger Mahony issued a statement today calling the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) a champion of "the voiceless, the powerless and the most needy of our citizens." Mahony recalled how the two worked together after the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act was introduced in 2007. Kennedy "was keenly aware of the plight of immigrant peoples in our nation and was an advocate for their rights and their full inclusion into the culture and economy of our country." Mahony was one of several prominent California figures to issue...
  • Kennedy Death Puts Family Dynasty In Doubt

    08/26/2009 10:02:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies · 2,106+ views
    reuters ^ | August 26, 2009 | Jason Szep
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Senator Edward Kennedy's death marks the twilight of one of America's most fabled political families, with no heirs to the Kennedy name poised to emerge with the same mix of gravitas, ambition and celebrity. Kennedy, 77, one of the most effective lawmakers in U.S. history and the brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, died late on Tuesday after battling brain cancer.
  • McCain: Kennedy 'always kept his word'

    08/26/2009 9:53:44 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,255+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2009-08-26 | Foon Rhee
    Senator John McCain of Arizona, the Republican presidential nominee last year, today praised Senator Edward M. Kennedy's willingness to work with Republicans on issues facing the country. "Ted Kennedy had this unique way of doing hand-to-hand combat on the floor of the Senate," McCain said on CNN. "And as soon as we stopped our speechmaking, he'd come over and put his arm around you and make everybody appreciate that we had our differences, politically, but personally we could be friends and work together as colleagues and friends for the good of the country." "Probably the most overrated aspect of the...
  • ABC News Special Report: Senator Ted Kennedy has died.

    08/25/2009 10:14:50 PM PDT · by Gigantor · 754 replies · 34,592+ views
    Senator Ted Kennedy has died.