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Topic - Ted Kennedy
"Out of the Furnace" is a sad movie about sad people who have lost the fire in their lives. It's a slow-burning film with great, naturalistic performances and an evocative sense of place, but it doesn't generate quite enough heat to truly crackle.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce this week that it will take on a case that pits claims of religious freedom against the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate.
Less than two weeks before a special election that will provide an early test of the strength of his 2014 coattails, President Obama on Wednesday hit the stump for Rep. Edward Markey, the Democratic candidate hoping to win the Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John F. Kerry.
Rep. John D. Dingell of Michigan becomes the longest-serving member of Congress on Friday, taking the title from the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia.
Former Sen. Richard Lugar, the six-termer from Indiana who lost his primary fight to tea party favorite Richard Murdouck last May, has picked up a new title: He's been awarded the Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, or KBE, his office announced.
One widespread notion about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—known as Obamacare—is that the law, which turns three years old on March 23, creates a radical health system.
Former Sen. Scott Brown is making the move from politics to law. The Massachusetts politico who rose to national prominence by beating the odds and snagging Democrat Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in 2010 is now taking a position with Nixon Peabody law firm.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's vow last week to put the immigration bill through the regular Senate process of committee hearings and floor amendments may sound inconsequential, but it marks a major shift for the Nevada Democrat.
A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation's immigration laws.
Rep. Edward J. Markey on Thursday became the first prominent Democrat to officially declare he will run for the seat of John F. Kerry in the widely expected event the senator is confirmed as President Obama's next secretary of state.
Sen. John Kerry is on track to become the next secretary of state. Already, Massachusetts Democrats are scrambling for a candidate to fill the Senate vacancy he would leave behind.
Sen. Daniel K. Inouye's death last week ended the more than 50-year reign of the Senate "lions" — a select group of iconic, long-serving members whose presence connected the chamber to some of the most important events of the past half-century.
When Ralph M. Hall was elected to the U.S. House in 1980 at the age of 57, he had already served in the Navy in World War II, built a successful business career and served in Texas' state government for many years.
When the Senate in 1987 defeated President Reagan's nomination of Robert H. Bork for a seat on the Supreme Court, it blocked the appointment of one of the most superbly qualified individuals ever advanced for the court. Judge Bork had been a Marine, a distinguished professor at two of the nation's finest law schools, a partner in a respected law firm, solicitor general of the United States and a judge on a leading federal appeals court.
I'm still reflecting on the 2012 election results that gave the Obama administration a second term in the White House. It is clear to me the changing demographic that now sees minorities (who generally vote for Democrats) comprising 28 percent of the population is the reason the GOP's Romney-Ryan ticket lost.
His father, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, told police in 1969 that he was "was unfamiliar with the road" that led to the notorious Chappaquiddick crash, claiming the life of Mary Jo Kopechne.
Sen. Ted Kennedy, just like Mr. Obama, gleefully declared that rich yacht owners would finally be forced to pay their fair share.