August 27, 2009 |
The death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was the first of a liberal politician of legendary stature since the rise of the cable news networks and as such it brought out their biases in slightly new ways. MSNBC, which has increasingly positioned itself as the anti-Fox, covered his death wall-to-wall and most often sounded the heroic note. CNN, staking out the middle, made it the day's main, but not only story. And Fox News, which had to measure respect for the dead against its habitual rightward spin, made its feelings known by treating it, for the most part, as just another of the day's news events (though the lead story, to be sure)
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.
January 21, 2009 |
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), who is battling brain cancer, was stricken by a seizure at a post-inaugural lunch with President Obama and members of Congress on Tuesday, adding a somber note to a day of celebration in the Capitol. Kennedy, 76, was taken by ambulance to the Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Edward F.
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.