Tag: Ted Kennedy

Meet The New Massachusetts Senator, Paul Kirk

Filed in National by on September 24, 2009 22 Comments

The new interim Massachusetts Senator is expected to be named today at an 11 a.m. press conference. His name is Paul Kirk: Multiple media sources this morning, indeed, are pointing to the 71 year-old Kirk, a Boston-based attorney who served as the head of the Democratic National Committee in the late 1980s. Kirk, perhaps most […]

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Massachusetts To Have A New Senator Next Week?

Filed in National by on September 18, 2009 13 Comments

The efforts to change the law in Massachusetts to allow appointment of an interim senator are moving quickly now. State policymakers were reluctant to act, until Kennedy’s passing made the matter extremely relevant, not only to the state, but to national affairs. Yesterday, the Massachusetts state House took a step towards remedying the problem. House […]

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Sunday Funnies

Filed in National by on August 30, 2009 1 Comment
Sunday Funnies

Some Sunday comics for your amusement.

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With the Passing of Kennedy, Time for Obama to Emulate JFK

Filed in National by on August 27, 2009 9 Comments
With the Passing of Kennedy, Time for Obama to Emulate JFK

Though JFK inspired so many of ‘bulo’s generation with his appeal to youthful idealism, people forget that it was Lyndon Baines Johnson who succeeded in passing most of the landmark bills that JFK had proposed, but had not gotten moved through the Congress. Here’s what LBJ did: He resolved to complete Kennedy‚Äôs legislative agenda, and […]

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Joe Biden’s Remarks On Ted Kennedy

Filed in Delaware by on August 26, 2009 7 Comments

Joe Biden gives a touching tribute to Ted Kennedy: Here’s a transcript of the remarks, at Talking Points Memo.

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Ted Kennedy’s Last Speech

Filed in National by on August 26, 2009 2 Comments

One year and one day ago, Sen. Ted Kennedy gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention. Transcript of the speech, from CNN. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Caroline. My fellow Democrats, my fellow Americans, it is so wonderful to be here. And nothing — nothing is going to keep me away from this […]

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Ted Kennedy, “Lion Of The Senate,” Has Died

Filed in National by on August 26, 2009 73 Comments
Ted Kennedy, “Lion Of The Senate,” Has Died

This is very sad news. U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, a towering figure in the Democratic Party who took the helm of one of America’s most fabled political families after two older brothers were assassinated, died at age 77, his family said. “Edward M. Kennedy, the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply, […]

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Is This A Bad Sign?

Filed in National by on August 20, 2009 25 Comments

Senator Kennedy has asked the state of Massachusetts to re-examine its law to fill a vacancy in a Senate seat: A cancer-stricken Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has asked Massachusetts leaders to change state law to allow a speedy replacement of him in the Senate, fearing a months-long open seat will deny Democrats a crucial vote […]

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