Kennedy: Health Care Loses a Champion

As Obama's health-care proposals founder in partisan rancor, Ted Kennedy's ability to work across the aisle is already being missed

Wednesday, Aug. 26, was a day of mourning across Washington as policymakers and politicians absorbed the news that Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) had died after a struggle with brain cancer. The eulogies for the "Lion of the Senate" rolled in from across the political spectrum; despite his own staunchly liberal leanings, Kennedy was known for his legislative savvy and the ability to reach across the aisle to win bipartisan backing on a wide range of issues throughout much of his 46-year career.

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