Sen. Ted Kennedy, 1932-2009

In memory of Sen. Ted Kennedy, the Washington Independent, sister site to the Colorado Independent, compiled its recent coverage of the senator and the effect his passing will have on the country.

Ted Kennedy, pictured in 2006 (WDCpix)
Ted Kennedy, pictured in 2006 (WDCpix)

‘Honor Senator Kennedy’ (6:10 pm)

by David Weigel

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee’s new Website pushing for health reform

The Courting of Ted Kennedy, 2008 (4:59 pm)

by David Weigel

Revelations on the steps leading to Kennedy’s endorsement of Barack Obama

Ted Kennedy’s Foreign Policy Legacy (2:41 pm)

by Spencer Ackerman

Kennedy’s imprint on human rights refugee issues

Immigration Advocates Mourn Kennedy’s Passing (2:39 pm)

by Daphne Eviatar

Tributes to Kennedy’s commitment to immigration reform

Orrin Hatch’s Song for Ted Kennedy (1:24 pm)

by David Weigel

Video of the Utah senator’s tribute to Kennedy

DCCC: ‘Pick Up the Torch’ to Pass a Health Care Bill (1:21 pm)

by David Weigel

Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s (D-Md.) email pushing for a renewed fight for health care in Kennedy’s honor

Republicans Pay Tribute to Kennedy (12:29 pm)

by David Weigel

Republican responses to Kennedy’s passing

Kennedy’s Rattled Reaction to Colin Powell’s 2003 U.N. Presentation on Iraq (12:27 pm)

by Spencer Ackerman

Video of Kennedy’s response to Powell’s fateful speech on the threat posed by Saddam Hussein

What Would Kennedy Do? (12:13 pm)

by Daphne Eviatar

Balancing political considerations and the need for justice in torture prosecutions

Ted Kennedy, in 2007, Opposing the Surge (9:49 am)

by Spencer Ackerman

Video of Kennedy’s passionate opposition to the troop surge in Iraq in January 2007

Republicans and the Kennedy Seat (9:46 am)

by David Weigel

The GOP’s prospects for taking Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat in a special election

Ted Kennedy, 1932-2009 (6:28 am)

by Matthew DeLong

News of Kennedy’s passing, and statements from the Kennedy family and President Obama

On a Grim, Sad Note … (8/20/09)

by Mike Lillis

Kennedy’s efforts to change Massachusetts law to allow Gov. Deval Patrick to replace him after his death

Kennedy Out for the Year (9/8/08)

by Mike Lillis

News that Kennedy would not return to the Senate in 2008

Ted Kennedy Liveblogging (8/25/08)

by Spencer Ackerman

Kennedy’s speech endorsing Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention

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