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Commentary: Kennedy Was A Principled Pragmatist

Posted: 08/27/2009 - Sen. Edward Kennedy's legislative legacy is so vast, his political accomplishments so numerous and his personal generosity so limitless that to memorialize him almost requires one to trivialize him.

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Commentary: Kennedy was a worthy adversary

Posted: 08/27/2009 - His idealism and his legislative accomplishments will live on and another generation will be inspired by his life's works, but for the foreseeable future there will be no one like Ted Kennedy in the Senate or on the national stag

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Red Cross Worker Among Afghan Bomb Victims

Posted: 08/26/2009 - A Red Cross worker was among the 43 people killed in a massive car bombing in southern Afghanistan, the aid organization said Wednesday.

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Kennedy to be Buried Near His Slain Brothers

Posted: 08/26/2009 - Sen. Edward Kennedy, the political patriarch who died late Tuesday after a 15-month battle with brain cancer, will be buried Saturday at Arlington National Cemetery, close to the famed gravesites of his two slain brothers.

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Japan's Voters Anxious for Change

Posted: 08/26/2009 - Japanese voters are on the brink of doing something they have not been willing to do in more than half a century: throw the bums out.

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Sanford Fights Back Against Call For Resignation

Posted: 08/26/2009 - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford forcefully rejected his lieutenant governor's request that he resign for the good of the state, telling reporters Wednesday: "I am not going to be railroaded out of this office by political opponents or folks that were never fans of mine in the first place."

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Kennedy Fought Aggressive Cancer

Posted: 08/26/2009 - When cancer invades the brain, the prognosis is usually grim. Despite his treatment at highly regarded medical centers, Edward "Ted" Kennedy, who served as a Democratic senator from Massachusetts for nearly 47 years, died just over a year after his surgery.

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Borger: CIA Flap A Huge Headache For Obama

Posted: 08/26/2009 - No matter which way you look at it, the question is painfully difficult: What -- if anything -- do we do about the post 9/11 behavior of some CIA agents who worked feverishly to interrogate prisoners they believed had information that could save American lives?

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Now Hiring: Obama Still Needs To Fill Top Jobs

Posted: 08/26/2009 - More than seven months into office, President Obama still has a number of top posts to fill, which one expert said could be hurting the nation's security.

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Obama Calls Kennedy "Our Greatest Senator"

Posted: 08/26/2009 - U.S. President Barack Obama: For five decades, virtually every major piece of legislation to advance the civil rights, health and economic well being of the American people bore his name and resulted from his efforts.

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Funeral Arrangements Set For Sen Edward Kennedy

Updated: 08/26/2009 - Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died Tuesday night at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 77.

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School Leaders Give Lawmakers Lesson In Budget

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Superintendents spoke to the House Appropriations Committee. The committee met for a second day, getting a head start on the fiscal year 2011 budget, which some project could have a half-billion dollar shortfall.

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Jenkins Says NBAF May Be Delayed

Updated: 08/25/2009 - U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins spoke at a Tuesday Manhattan Chamber of Commerce luncheon. She says NBAF plans may be on hold because funding was removed from a House bill. She also repeated her opposition to moving any Guantanamo Bay detainees to Leavenworth.

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Partial Results Put Karzai Ahead In Afghan Vote

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Afghan election officials announced Tuesday that partial election results put incumbent President Hamid Karzai ahead of his main rival by a slim margin.

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Federal Deficits: $9 Trillion And Counting

Posted: 08/25/2009 - In just over a month, the federal government's fiscal year will draw to a close, leaving in its wake one of the biggest annual deficits in U.S. history — and a forecast of more record debt to come.

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"30 Rock" Star Won't Challenge Lieberman

Posted: 08/24/2009 - The politically connected sitcom star says he won't relocate to start a 2012 bid for Joseph Lieberman's Connecticut Senate seat.

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Prosecutor to Probe Alleged Interrogation Abuses

Posted: 08/24/2009 - In appointing a prosecutor to investigate alleged CIA interrogation abuses, including episodes that resulted in prisoner deaths, Attorney General Eric Holder is shaking off warnings from President Obama to avoid becoming mired in past controversies.

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