June 13, 2009 |
Sen. Ted Kennedy, a Democratic Party patriarch who is suffering from brain cancer, received a $2-million advance last year for his memoirs. Hachette Book Group's Grand Central Publishing division agreed to make the payment against future royalties for the autobiography, the Massachusetts politician reported in his personal financial disclosure form for 2008, released Friday. Hachette said the book, titled "True Compass," will be published Oct. 6.
June 5, 2009 |
Senate Democrats and the White House are stepping up preparations to overhaul the nation's healthcare system without the ailing Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), a politically and emotionally fraught move that could dramatically alter the course of what is expected to be a titanic legislative struggle.
November 19, 2008 |
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y), considered a prominent contender to become secretary of State in the Obama administration, was offered an alternative Tuesday -- to be a senior member of the Senate team aiming to overhaul the nation's healthcare system. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), who has announced plans to craft sweeping healthcare legislation next year, asked the former presidential contender to head a working group focused on insurance coverage.
September 27, 2008 |
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who has brain cancer, was taken by ambulance to a hospital near his Cape Cod vacation home after complaining of feeling ill, but he returned home a few hours later. A statement by his office attributed the episode to a change in medications. Sen. John F. Kerry said his fellow Massachusetts Democrat was well and planned to watch the evening's presidential debate. A 911 call from the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port came around 5 p.m., police said. Kennedy, 76, was "alert and responsive" during the trip to Cape Cod Hospital, police said.
July 8, 2008 |
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, midway through six weeks of radiation and chemotherapy treatments for brain cancer, is doing well aside from some fatigue, his wife has told loved ones. In an e-mail to family and friends sent Wednesday, Victoria Reggie Kennedy said he had been exercising each morning before heading to Boston for treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital. By afternoon, he was back at his family's compound in Hyannis Port. The e-mail was obtained Monday from a Kennedy friend.
January 29, 2008 |
Declaring that "it is time for a new generation of leadership" in America, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president Monday, wrapping the young politician in the mantle of America's best-known political dynasty. He was joined in a cavernous gymnasium at American University here by his niece Caroline and his son, Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy of Rhode Island, both of whom also threw their support behind the youthful Illinois senator.