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  • UPI FILE Robert Bork (center) is shown with his wife and former solicitor general Theodore Olson in 2005. **FILE PHOTO**

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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.

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  • Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for President Obama's 2012 re-election bid, appears on CBS' "Face the Nation" in Washington on Friday, July 15, 2012. (AP Photo/CBS, Chris Usher)

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  • Inside Politics

    Massachusetts Sen. Scott P. Brown says he won't be pressured by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's son to stop running a radio ad claiming the elder Kennedy's position is similar to Mr. Brown's in the fight over whether religious employers should have to provide birth-control coverage.

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  • Illustration by William Brown for The Washington Times

    LAMBRO: Donnybrook over underwater mortgage giant

    Newt Gingrich's sharp counterattack against Mitt Romney for "laying off employees" during his years as a venture capital investor was taken right out of former Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's liberal campaign playbook.

  • Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (left) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich talk during a break in the Republican presidential debate on Dec. 10, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Associated Press)

    Gingrich assailed by rivals, fires back at Romney

    Attacked as a lifelong Washington insider, newly minted Republican front-runner Newt Gingrich parried criticism from Mitt Romney in campaign debate Saturday night, telling the former Massachusetts governor, "The only reason you didn't become a career politician is because you lost to Teddy Kennedy in 1994."

  • ** FILE ** In this June 13, 2011, file photo Dena Robinson, from right, and Hannah Hoffman, join dozens of Medicare advocates gathered outside the Newseum in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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  • ** FILE ** Kara Kennedy speaks during funeral services for her father, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Boston in August 2009. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)

    Ted Kennedy's daughter remembered at funeral Mass

    Kara Kennedy, the eldest of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's three children, was remembered at her funeral Wednesday as a thoughtful friend and devoted mother who also had a mischievous side.

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