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  • Joe Kennedy III, candidate for the House of Representatives from Massachusetts, addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Kennedy political torch passes to a new generation of Democrats

    For three days in Charlotte, a parade of prominent Democrats — including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and President Obama himself — will try to rev up the base with live speeches. But one voice that dominated party politics for decades will be notably absent: the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

  • **FILE** Joseph Kennedy III, Massachusetts Democrat and son of former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II (Associated Press)

    Joe Kennedy III speaks of late uncle at DNC

    Massachusetts congressional hopeful Joseph P. Kennedy III tells delegates in Charlotte, N.C., at the Democratic National Convention that his late uncle, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, "is here with us this evening."

  • Political Scene

    Carter: Kennedy delayed coverage

  • INCUMBENT: Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, New Hampshire Democrat, is a GOP target.

    GOP aims for House seats in New England

    The road to a Republican congressional majority may not run through New England, but GOP officials expect to make at least a few inroads this fall in a region where they suffered heavy losses in recent election cycles.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Kennedy vs. Carter'

    On July 17, 1980, I was sitting with a group of top-flight journalists when out of the blue one of them asked, "What happened in Washington exactly one year ago today?" After a few minutes of increasingly embarrassed silence, the questioner said, "Jimmy Carter fired his entire Cabinet." In reality, citing a crisis of confidence, President Carter asked his Cabinet to resign, and five of its members did.

  • The casket the of late Sen. Robert Byrd, West Virginia Democrat, is carried through the reception room into the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday July 1, 2010, by a Military District of Washington honor guard. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)

    Byrd lies in repose in the Senate

    The Senate opened its doors for a final time Thursday for Robert C. Byrd, the West Virginian of humble origins who became a Senate fixture for nearly a quarter of the nation's history.

  • Kennedy

    FBI files track trail of threats to Ted Kennedy

    For decades after gunmen fatally shot his brothers, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy lived under constant assassination threats of his own as he became a target for extremist rage, previously private FBI documents disclosed Monday.

  • Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat (Associated Press)

    FBI papers show Kennedy received death threats

    Previously secret FBI records released Monday show there were death threats against then-Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, even five years after his failed 1980 White House bid.

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TAKE FIVE: Sen. Christopher J. Dodd is comforted by daughter Christina after the Connecticut Democrat announced Wednesday in East Haddam, Conn., that he would not seek re-election.

    Departures called 'profound loss' for Senate 'expertise'

    As Sens. Byron L. Dorgan and Christopher J. Dodd announced their retirements this week, their colleagues lamented the years of experience they'll take with them.

  • BOOKS: 'True Compass'

    The late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has produced a revelatory — though not tabloidesque — account of his storied life and career.

Sen. Tom Harkin,  Iowa Democrat


    Kennedy's IDEA in Harkin's hands

  • Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn. (left), acting Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee chairman, huddles with committee member Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, before the start of the continuation of a mark-up of the Affordable Health Choices Act, on Capitol Hill on Monday.

    Harkin gets key Senate health post

    An Iowa Democrat is slated to take over the powerful chairmanship of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, succeeding the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who died of brain cancer last month.

Greater DC Cares is mobilizing volunteers for projects throughout the area for the National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11.

    CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Day of Service to recall 9/11

    Consider it his last call to service.

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (left) and the Rev. Jerry Falwell in 1983 at Liberty University

    CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Remembering Kennedy's faith and tolerance

    Below are excerpts from Mr. Kennedy's speech, "Faith, Truth and Tolerance in America," followed by excerpted reflections by the younger Mr. Falwell, published on the school's Web site. The younger man was a Liberty student at the time and is now its chancellor.

  • ** FILE ** This undated photo provided by Sen. Edward Kennedy's office shows Mr. Kennedy holding his 13-week-old Portuguese water dog named Cappy. In what was one of the White House's most tightly kept secrets, President Obama's daughters, 10-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha, have settled on a black-and-white pup, a White House official speaking on the condition of anonymity told the Associated Press Saturday, April 11, 2009. The dog, a gift from Mr. Kennedy, who owns several Portuguese water dogs himself, will make his big debut Tuesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Sen. Edward Kennedy's Office)

    Portuguese water dog is first canine

    Bo? It's no jest. The first family has settled on a first pet — a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog that the Obama girls are naming "Bo."

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  • "This is Washington. That was a campaign promise," Mr. Obama said when he appeared on Jay Leno's talk show last month, as the audience roared with laughter. "No, I'm teasing. The dog will be there shortly."

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