ted kennedy

Re: When Mitt “Repeal” Romney…

Michael, I’m reading Swampland while I’m on vacation (doesn’t everyone?), and your post reminded me of a story that I did on Romney and the Massachusetts health care plan back in November, 2007.

Indeed, he and Kennedy had been close allies in bringing universal coverage to the state. Here’s how it came about:

It’s election time, again!

Tomorrow, Massachusetts voters will go to the polls for primaries to fill Teddy Kennedy’s Senate seat. Bet on whomever can survive on the lowest turnout. No, seriously, having lived in Massachusetts for six bitter winters, I can attest: ain’t nobody gonna be lining up outside in the cold for any of these virtually unheard of …

Ted Kennedy Tells His Own Story

Lois Romano has this story today in the Washington Post on the book that is due out tomorrow. She describes a couple of powerful moments during the writing of it that give us a window into what it was like for Kennedy to be looking at the end of a remarkable life and trying to figure out what it all meant:


Where do they come up with these things?

Mike Huckabee told his radio audience today that under the Obama health plan, Ted Kennedy would have been told to “go home to take pain pills and die” upon being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Leave aside the fact that, with all the medical intervention that money could buy, the Senator …

Health Reform: The Outlook

There’s been a lot of suggestion this week that Ted Kennedy’s death might be a moment that brings his former colleagues in Congress together with a renewed sense of purpose, one that forces them to bridge their differences, to work together to pass meaningful health reform as a tribute to him. I think Ted would have been the first to …

Ted and Vicki: A Love Story

Here’s my story for TIME.com on the woman whom Ted Kennedy called “the love of my life.” In many ways, Vicki Reggie Kennedy also saved his life, and brought a fullness and happiness to it that Ted Kennedy had never known before.

Joe Biden Offers A Personal Tribute

Vice President Joe Biden was scheduled to make a stimulus grant award announcement Wednesday morning. Instead, he gave an extended remembrance of Ted Kennedy, speaking without notes, pausing to contain his emotion, and repeatedly wiping his eyes. Said Biden:

And, you know, he was never defeatist. He never was petty. Never was petty. He …

Obama Remembers Kennedy

In a statement Wednesday morning on Martha’s Vineyard, President Obama spoke of his friend and supporter Ted Kennedy.

His seriousness of purpose was perpetually matched by humility, warmth and good cheer. He compassion — passionately battled others and do so peerlessly on the Senate floor for the causes that he held dear and yet still …

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