Ted Kennedy

(Edward Moore Kennedy)

Ted Kennedy
Ted Kennedy
  • Born: February 22, 1932
  • Died: August 25, 2009
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Edward Moore Kennedy, also called Teddy, was an American politician who served in the United States Senate from Massachusetts for almost 47 years, from 1962 until his death in 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died and is the third-longest-continuously-serving senator in United States history. For four decades, Ted Kennedy was the most prominent living member of the Kennedy family, as well as its patriarch. He was also the last surviving, longest-living, and youngest son of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Kennedy. He was the youngest brother of John F. Kennedy—the 35th President of the United States—and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both victims of assassination, and the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy.

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A budget is a moral document of a nation’s priorities. Budgets & Budgeting
I am pro choice. You Mr. Romney are multiple choice Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
I hope for an America where neither "fundamentalist" nor "humanist" will be a dirty word, but a fair description of the different ways in which people of good will look at life and into their own souls. Liberals & Conservatives
I want to thank the 32 Senators who said that they would vote for me and the 27 who did. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
In baseball it’s three strikes and you’re out. What is it for the Secretary of Defense? …. Isn’t it time for you to resign. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
It’s going to put people into indentured servitude to the credit card companies. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
The best way to determine what a party will do is to look at what it has done. Political Parties & Machines
The Deputy Director of the CIA revealed that over thirty universities and institutions were involved in an "extensive testing and experimentation" program which included covert drug tests on unwitting citizens "at all social levels, high and low, native Americans and foreign." Several of these tests involved the administration of LSD to "unwitting subjects in social situations." At least one death, that of Dr. Olson, resulted from these activities. The Agency itself acknowledged that these tests made little scientific sense. The agents doing the monitoring were not qualified scientific observers Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
Too many of our senior citizens are being forced to choose between neglecting their illnesses or being impoverished by them. Elderly, Aging. Old Age, Social Security & Pensions
With his arrogant usurpation of power and refusal to follow well-established wire-tapping laws, I believe this president is not living up to [his] oath. By shunning the oversight of the courts and ignoring the express language of the laws passed by Congress, this president is, in my judgment, defiantly and stubbornly ignoring the Constitution and the laws passed by Congress. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
With you at HEW, Carter has no chance to carry North Carolina, Virginia, or Kentucky – and maybe even Connecticut, where they make cigars. That anti-smoking campaign will kill him. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising