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  • Obama to dedicate Edward Kennedy Institute

    03/28/2015 7:19:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies ^ | 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
    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 ^ | 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.
  • 40 Years Since Chappaquiddick; Ted Kennedy, Mary Jo Kopechne

    07/18/2009 9:59:17 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 105 replies · 9,186+ views ^ | July 18, 2009 | Rich Noyes
    Earlier this week, ABC, CBS and NBC all noted the tenth anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr. That Kennedy was an “icon” according to CBS’s Harry Smith, and “the Prince of Camelot” to ABC’s Chris Cuomo, a former cousin-in-law. Today marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, killed July 18, 1969 after leaving a party with Senator Edward Kennedy. That night, Kennedy drove his car off a bridge, and left the scene with Kopechne still in the submerged vehicle; he did not call the police until the following morning. Over the course of...
  • Sen. Ted Kennedy Tried to Defend the "Indefensible" - Chappaquiddick 40 Years Ago - Video

    07/18/2009 6:29:14 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 18 replies · 857+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 17, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of the speech Sen. Ted Kennedy made to try and rehabilitate himself following the death of Mary Jo Kopechne on Chappaquiddick Island after he drove her off a bridge in his car, leaving her to drown on July 19, 1969. Tomorrow will be 40 years since it happened. In this video, he says he finds his own behavior "indefensible" in waiting for hours to call authorities after getting out of the car himself, but leaving Kopechne in the car. Obviously, the entire speech was his attempt to indirectly defend himself. Below is a summary of "The Chappaquiddick...
  • Weekly Roar: Family Squabble; Mary Jo Kopechne Remembered

    07/18/2009 5:45:41 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 17 replies · 981+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 7/18/09 | EricTheRed_VocalMinority
    Senator Edward Kennedy is a murderer. He should not be celebrated as an elder statesmen who has done wonderful things for our country (Go back and see some of his landmark bills and what they have done to this country). July 18, 1969 should be remembered for the loss of life to Mary Jo Kopechne. Mary Jo was what was called a “Boiler Room Girl” for working in, well, boiler room conditions on Robert Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign. She was part speech writer, part secretary, but from all accounts a nice girl who believed in Robert Kennedy and his causes...
  • Mary Jo Kopechne died 40 years ago today

    07/18/2009 7:51:36 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 78 replies · 4,141+ views
    Cape Cod Today ^ | 07/18/09 | Mary Wentworth
    Just past midnight on Saturday, July 19, 1969, Senator Ted Kennedy drove his black Oldsmobile sedan off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island near Martha's Vineyard, just off Cape Cod. The Senator escaped a watery death, but a passenger in his car, twenty-eight-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, did not.
  • Gregory Craig to be White House Counsel

    11/15/2008 7:12:58 PM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 61 replies · 2,190+ views
    Politico ^ | November 15, 2008 | By Mike Allen
    Gregory B. Craig, a well-known Washington lawyer who quarterbacked President Bill Clinton’s impeachment defense, has been chosen White House counsel by President-elect Barack Obama, according to Democratic officials. Craig is intimately familiar with the president-elect’s record because he played the role of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in debate preparations. The officials said Obama has settled on Craig but were not sure when the appointment would be announced. The choice gives the president-elect both experience and loyalty. During the primaries, Craig was an early Clinton alumni defector to Obama. Columnist Robert D. Novak reported back in the winter of 2007 that...
  • Road to the Rockies: Kennedy to Take the Stage

    08/25/2008 1:19:21 PM PDT · by mojito · 20 replies · 123+ views
    New York Times ^ | 8/25/2008 | Jeff Zeleny
    While Michelle Obama may be the featured speaker at the first night of the party’s convention, she will have some new high-profile Democrats as warm-up acts. The program on Monday evening was intended to pay tribute to the Kennedys, with Senator Edward M. Kennedy set to appear in a videotaped message. But senior campaign aides confirmed that Mr. Kennedy is planning to be on stage in person, making his biggest public appearance since he was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. It is sure to be a night steeped in high emotion for Mr. Kennedy, a large assembly of his...
  • Sen. Edward Kennedy has cancerous brain tumor

    05/20/2008 4:21:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies · 114+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 20, 208 | Glen Johnson
    BOSTON - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor Tuesday in what could be the grim final chapter in a life marked by exhilarating triumph and shattering tragedy. Some experts gave the liberal lion less than a year to live. Doctors discovered the tumor after the 76-year-old senator and sole surviving son of America's most storied political family suffered a seizure over the weekend. The diagnosis cast a pall over Capitol Hill, where the Massachusetts Democrat has served since 1962, and came as a shock to a family all too accustomed to sudden, calamitous news. "Ted...
  • Sen. Edward Kennedy pondering book about his career, views on historic events, aide says

    09/15/2007 6:55:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 101 replies · 1,224+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 9/15/07 | Hillel Italie
    NEW YORK – Sen. Edward Kennedy has held preliminary discussions with publishers about writing a book on his career, an adviser to the senator told The Associated Press on Saturday. Kennedy, whose books in recent years include a policy work and a children's story, has retained Washington, D.C., attorney Robert Barnett. Barnett's many literary clients include former President Clinton, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan. “After many years of being requested to do so, and after writing several other books in recent years, Sen. Kennedy has decided to consider the possibility of writing a book...
  • Why Liberals Are Turning on Ted Kennedy

    09/04/2007 12:03:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 2,520+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 04, 2007 | Froma Harrop
    Once upon a time, Ted Kennedy could count on his daily dose of veneration. The right wing hated the Massachusetts Democrat, but progressives honored him as a defender of old-school liberalism. In a remarkable turnaround, liberals are now heaping scorn on the 73-year-old senator. Young audiences boo at his name, and the leftish "Daily Show" on Comedy Central makes fun of him. The source of unhappiness is Kennedy's efforts to kill an offshore wind farm on Nantucket Sound. Cape Wind was to be the first such project in the United States and a source of pride to environmentally minded New...
  • Kennedy cramming hate crimes into defense bill

    07/17/2007 4:07:15 AM PDT · by Man50D · 32 replies · 1,334+ views ^ | July 17, 2007 | Bob Unruh
    Sen. Edward Kennedy's "hate crimes" plan – feared by Christian leaders as a way to censor biblical condemnations of homosexuality – has been proposed as an amendment to a defense spending bill, a maneuver opponents are calling "shameless" and "manipulative." The Kennedy plan, which earlier was introduced as separate legislation, would classify gender and sexual orientation as specially protected classes of people under federal law. Opponents say it would require law enforcement personnel to become "thought police" to determine whether a crime already addressed by existing law could be prosecuted under an enhanced standard of "hate crime." The White House...
  • In Congress, rich keep getting richer (Pelosi, Reid, Kennedy, Rockefeller, Kohl, Clinton)

    06/16/2007 8:39:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 697+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 6/15/07 | Jim Abrams
    In Congress, rich keep getting richerFINANCIAL DISCLOSURE ONLY HINTS AT WHAT MEMBERS ARE WORTH By Jim Abrams Associated Press Article Launched: 06/15/2007 01:30:57 AM PDT WASHINGTON - The political fortunes of new congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid soared last year, and financial disclosure forms revealed Thursday they're also doing well in personal money matters. New House Speaker Pelosi, through her investor husband, holds stocks and property worth well into the millions. Senate Majority Leader Reid, a gold miner's son, reported property around his hometown of Searchlight, Nev., as well as investments valued at several million dollars. They are...
  • John McCain's Bad Day (With More To Come)

    06/10/2007 9:46:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 1,124+ views
    CBS News ^ | June 8, 2007 | David Miller
    When the immigration reform bill stalled in the Senate yesterday, President Bush may have been the most disappointed, having lost a chance at adding a signature domestic achievement to his legacy. Whether there will be a chance to salvage the effort is unclear — and so is the impact of all this on the presidential race. John McCain couldn't have been happy seeing the bill he co-sponsored hung up, maybe never to be resurrected. Throughout debates and testy campaign exchanges with his GOP rivals, McCain never wavered in his support for this particular reform. When party activists cried "amnesty," McCain...
  • Get Immigration Right

    05/28/2007 12:50:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 77 replies · 1,681+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 28, 2007 | Michael Barone
    As the Senate is mulling the details of a compromise immigration bill hammered together by the odd couple of Sens. Edward Kennedy and Jon Kyl, and as members of Congress hear from their constituents over the Memorial Day recess, it may be worthwhile to put the issue in historical context. For most of our history, the United States had no restrictions on immigration at all. I am told that my Canadian-born grandfather was a "nickel immigrant": He took the five-cent ferry from Windsor, Ontario, north to Detroit roundabout 1896. This situation resulted from America's strong demand for labor, coupled with...
  • Recruiters Corrupt Guestworker Program (Corruption, even in the LEGAL Immigration System!)

    05/26/2007 8:20:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 592+ views
    iWon News ^ | May 26, 2007 | Traci Carl
    MONTERREY, Mexico - Standing in the baking sun outside the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, hundreds of Mexicans wait anxiously for temporary work visas. But even before they were fingerprinted and interviewed for the permit, many had already paid recruiters thousands of dollars in hopes of easing the way. Supplying the U.S. guestworker program is a complex and sometimes criminal network of foreign recruiters who extort money from poor migrants and then keep them on the job by forcing them into debt or threatening their families back home. Employers also are often at the recruiters' mercy, forced to accept workers who...
  • Do You Back the New Kennedy-McCain Immigration Deal? (FReep A Poll)

    05/25/2007 4:43:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 876+ views
    NewsMax ^ | May 25, 2007, one of America's leading online news services, is conducting an urgent national online poll on the new Senate immigration deal backed by Senators Kennedy and McCain. NewsMax will provide the results of this poll to major media and every member of Congress. Additionally, NewsMax's results will be shared with every major radio talk show host in America. NewsMax reports have been cited by national major media, including Fox News, CNN and MSNBC. Don't miss this opportunity to let your voice be heard! Many media outlets and national leaders are interested in your opinion. Hundreds of media outlets have reported...
  • Immigration Bill Fractures Political Ranks

    05/21/2007 11:07:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 1,335+ views
    Hispanic Business ^ | May 21, 2007 | Mark Z. Barabak
    The U.S. Senate's compromise immigration bill offers something for everyone to hate, including presidential candidates forced to confront the divisive issue. Unlike the war in Iraq, which separates lawmakers mainly along party lines, immigration fractures Republican and Democratic ranks from within: splitting business interests from social conservatives, dividing labor from Hispanic groups. "The issue is fraught with danger," said John Anzalone, a Democratic pollster. "It's one where it's tough to please everybody within your base or coalition." For that reason, perhaps, the only major candidate who embraced the bipartisan proposal announced Thursday was Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., -- which was...
  • Ted Kennedy Boosts Immigration Deal

    05/18/2007 2:58:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies · 1,218+ views
    NewsMax ^ | May 18, 2007
    Congress should coalesce behind sweeping new compromise immigration legislation despite steep political obstacles because opportunities to confront the problem head-on are rare, Sen. Edward Kennedy said Friday. Kennedy, the lead Democratic negotiator with Republicans and the White House, acknowledged widespread criticism but called it "our last-gasp stand." The bill, which conservatives immediately attacked as an "amnesty" program, would provide a pathway to citizenship for some 12 million immigrants now in the United States illegally. It also would mandate tougher border security and workplace enforcement and provide for a guest worker program. Critics complained that it would reward the nation's estimated...
  • [Ted] Kennedy Offered to Help Soviets Thwart U.S. Policies, KGB Papers Show

    11/03/2006 2:00:22 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 36 replies · 1,241+ views ^ | November 02, 2006 | Kevin Mooney
    ( - While Soviet troops occupied Afghanistan in 1980, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) worked in close concert with high level Kremlin officials to alter the direction of U.S. policy, according to documents made available through a KGB defector. Details concerning Kennedy's correspondence with KGB agents are included in the writings of the late Vasiliy Mitrokhin who defected to Britain in 1992. The Mitrokhin papers highlight a meeting that took place at the behest of Kennedy between former Sen. John Tunney (D-Calif.) and KGB agents in Moscow on March 5, 1980.
  • (Senator Ted) Kennedy Offered to Help Soviets Thwart U.S. Policies, KGB Papers Show

    11/02/2006 9:51:17 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 117 replies · 3,881+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 2, 2006 | Kevin Mooney
    While Soviet troops occupied Afghanistan in 1980, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) worked in close concert with high level Kremlin officials to alter the direction of U.S. policy, according to documents made available through a KGB defector.
  • SULZBERGER SLAMMED AS PROFITS DROP 39% (Teddy launches surprise attack on Pinch)

    10/20/2006 10:02:30 AM PDT · by Liz · 62 replies · 1,626+ views
    NY POST ^ | October 20, 2006 | PAUL THARP
    The New York Times Co. reeled yesterday from a 39 percent drop in profits as it came under a surprise attack from liberal politicians for gutting and damaging its sister Boston Globe...... pressure mounted on chief Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger to plug a drain of newspaper ad dollars being steadily siphoned away by the Internet. The profits bomb came as Sulzberger got scolded yesterday by a group of prominent politicians and business leaders in Boston, led by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), claiming Sulzberger and his team have committed a "terrible shame" by gutting the paper since acquiring it in 1993. In...
  • Book: Bush aides called evangelicals 'nuts,' 'goofy'

    10/16/2006 2:09:32 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 194 replies · 3,689+ views ^ | October 16, 2006
    David Kuo WASHINGTON – Top White House political advisers embraced evangelical supporters publicly to get their votes while mocking them privately as "nuts" and "goofy," according to a new book by David Kuo, the former No. 2 man in President Bush's so-called "faith-based" initiatives program. In "Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction," Kuo also says it's time for conservative Christians to take a time out from politics and to re-evaluate their priorities. The book hits stores today. Kuo quit the White House in 2003. Now he accuses Karl Rove's political staff of cynically hijacking the faith-based initiatives...
  • Sen. Edward M. Kennedy: Katrina One Year Later.. (BUSH pulled a Chappaquiddick.. MEGA MOONBAT BARF)

    08/30/2006 5:28:11 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 47 replies · 1,459+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Mon Aug 28, 2006 | Sen. Edward M. Kennedy
    Americans still remember vividly the scenes from a year ago when Hurricane Katrina swept away entire communities, sent thousands of families for shelter in the Super Dome, and left hundreds of thousands more homeless and jobless. Americans throughout the land were moved to help in any way they could - sending donations and aid and volunteering to meet the needs of our fellow citizens. We responded because that's what Americans do. We care for our country, help our neighbors, and lend a hand to those in need. However, as we all painfully know, the Administration did not live up to...
  • Kennedy’s opposition to wind farm is suspicious ( NIMBY Alert )

    04/30/2006 8:35:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies · 2,405+ views
    Metro West Daily News ^ | April 30, 2006 | John P. Gregg
    Fans of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy have long argued that he has fought the good fight ... But today, he is defending the indefensible: special interest legislation, tucked into a Coast Guard authorization bill, that would give Gov. Mitt Romney the power to veto the proposed Cape Wind energy project, even though it would be in federal waters. The project... more than five miles offshore of Cape Cod. The equivalent of burning 113 million barrels of oil per year. Proponents of Cape Wind say it is an important source of alternative, renewable energy, and it has the backing of such...
  • Curse to Bear,A new account of Ted Kennedy’s Palm Beach adventure(Good Friday,Ted's 15th Annv.)

    04/14/2006 7:23:39 PM PDT · by Coleus · 51 replies · 1,824+ views
    National Review ^ | 08.01.03 | John J. Miller
    very season seems to bring a new best-selling book full of sordid details about the Kennedys, from allegations that JFK was a pill-popping intern predator to Carolyn Bessette Kennedy having a fondness for cocaine.  The Kennedy Curse, by Edward Klein, is the latest entry. The premise is simple: "The Kennedy Curse is the result of the destructive collision between the Kennedys' fantasy of omnipotence — their need to get away with things that others cannot — and the cold, hard realities of life."Sen. Ted Kennedy once wondered "whether some awful curse did actually hang over all the Kennedys." Of...
  • VIDEO: What Happened To The Old Democratic Party? What's The Deal With Today's Crazies?

    02/10/2006 11:48:59 AM PST · by rabair · 8 replies · 465+ views ^ | February 10, 2006 |
    I created this video a few days ago and finally got around to posting it on my blog. It was only my second attempt at using Windows Movie maker, but I find it hilarious. Check it out and leave me comments if you'd like...
  • Justice Alito Is Not Enough

    01/31/2006 7:42:00 PM PST · by PurpleMountains · 176+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 1/31/06 | Purple Mountains
    Conservatives of all stripes have certain desires concerning the makeup and evolution of the Supreme Court. We may not agree on all details, but we are united in wanting the Court to act as a court should act – that is, interpreting and applying the laws as passed by representatives of the people, the House of Representatives and the Senate. To be specific with regard to widely discussed issues, we want to see Roe vs. Wade and Kelo vs. New London overturned, and we want the “establishment” clause of our Constitution to be interpreted and applied as it was...
  • Kennedy, Byrd, Kerry, and McClellan on the Alito Nomination

    01/29/2006 8:28:01 AM PST · by NapkinUser · 11 replies · 401+ views
    ConfirmThem ^ | 01/28/2006 | Andrew
    Senator Ted Kennedy blogged as follows today: The right wing is salivating over the prospect of Justice Alito on the Supreme Court, and the Republican majority in the Senate intends to rubber-stamp the nomination. The only realistic way to stop this nightmare is to stand up using tool [sic] we have….The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings confirmed our worst fears, and we have to take the strongest possible stand against …. this shameful nomination….I will not be able to stay in front of the computer, as I have quite a bit to take care of today. If you can stay in...
  • Kennedy forgets to lead by example

    01/13/2006 7:45:19 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies · 1,852+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | January 13, 2006 | Editorials
    Forget Sam Alito's tenuous ties, two decades ago, to the Concerned Alumni of Princeton. Where's the outrage about Sen. Edward Kennedy's continuing membership in the Owl Club? Kennedy relentlessly badgered Judge Alito for listing the Princeton group on a job application in 1985, but The Washington Times reported Thursday that the Massachusetts senator remains active with the Owl - one of nine males-only fraternities that in 1984 Harvard "booted from the university for violating federal anti-discrimination laws, authored by Mr. Kennedy." TheNew York Times examined the records of CAP and found no evidence Alito was an active member. Yet the...
  • Kennedys must take a higher road

    01/11/2006 8:39:11 PM PST · by george76 · 56 replies · 2,098+ views
    Cape Cod Times ^ | January 5, 2006 | SOLON ECONOMOU
    Within the space of a single week, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Sen. Edward Kennedy have managed to mangle reality with op-ed pieces in two of the nation's leading newspapers. ''As an environmentalist, I support wind power,'' began RFK Jr.'s op-ed piece in the New York Times, ... Then he proceeded to once again propagate the inaccuracies repeated like mantras by those opposed to the Nantucket Sound wind farm. ''The noise of the turbines will be audible onshore. A transformer substation would house...40,000 gallons of potentially hazardous oil... The Humane Society estimates the whirling turbines could every year kill thousands...
  • Mass. senators calling for Sec. Rumsfeld's resignation

    12/12/2005 10:19:50 AM PST · by ncountylee · 128 replies · 2,813+ views
    sentinelandenterprise ^ | December 12, 2005 | Evan Lehmann
    -- If the Bay State senators could hang an ornament on the Pentagon Christmas tree, it would be pink. A pink slip, that is, for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Democratic Senators Edward Kennedy and John Kerry called for Rumsfeld's resignation last week, following a speech at John Hopkins University in which Rumsfeld defended the war in Iraq and critiqued the mainstream media's war coverage. "We've arrived at a strange time in this country where the worst about America and our military seems to so quickly be taken as truth by the press," Rumsfeld said. As an example, Rumsfeld later pointed...
  • They Said It!: Sens. Kennedy (D-MA), Lautenberg (D-NJ), And Bradley (D-NJ) On Samuel Alito (In 1990)

    10/31/2005 5:58:11 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 82 replies · 5,400+ views
    They Said It!: Sens. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), And Former Sen. Bill Bradley (D-NJ) On Samuel Alito(title shortened for length)SEN. TED KENNEDY (D-MA): “You Have Obviously Had A Very Distinguished Record, And I Certainly Commend You For Long Service In The Public Interest. I Think It Is A Very Commendable Career And I Am Sure You Will Have A Successful One As A Judge.” (Sen. Ted Kennedy, Committee On The Judiciary, U.S. Senate, Hearing, 4/5/90)SEN. FRANK LAUTENBERG (D-NJ): “I Believe Mr. Alito Has The Experience And The Skills To Be The Kind Of Judge The Public Deserves –...