Senator Edward Kennedy dies at 77
26-Aug-2009 (one comment)

Veteran US Senator Edward Kennedy, the brother of former President John F Kennedy, has died at 77, after a long battle with a brain tumour.

He became a Democratic Massachusetts senator in 1962, replacing his brother when he resigned to become president, and was re-elected seven times.

Senator Kennedy had been a dominant force in liberal US politics for almost half a century.

Recently, he was an active supporter of President Barack Obama.

He has championed issues like healthcare and education.

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che khabar e

the end of an era to be sure

by che khabar e on

thanks DK.  Truly a sad day for the U S.