|United States Senator
November 7, 1962 â€“ August 25, 2009
|Preceded by||Benjamin A. Smith II|
|Succeeded by||Paul G. Kirk|
|Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
January 3, 2007 â€“ August 25, 2009
|Preceded by||Mike Enzi|
|Succeeded by||Tom Harkin|
June 6, 2001 â€“ January 3, 2003
|Preceded by||Jim Jeffords|
|Succeeded by||Judd Gregg|
January 3, 2001 â€“ January 20, 2001
|Preceded by||Jim Jeffords|
|Succeeded by||Jim Jeffords|
|Chairman of the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources|
January 3, 1987 â€“ January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||Orrin Hatch|
|Succeeded by||Nancy Kassebaum|
|Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary|
January 3, 1979 â€“ January 3, 1981
|Preceded by||James Eastland|
|Succeeded by||Strom Thurmond|
|Senate Majority Whip|
January 3, 1969 â€“ January 3, 1971
|Preceded by||Russell B. Long|
|Succeeded by||Robert Byrd|
|Born||Edward Moore Kennedy
February 22, 1932
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||August 25, 2009
Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Cause of death||Brain cancer|
|Resting place||Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.
Section 45, Grave S-45-B
Joan Bennett Kennedy
|Relations||See Kennedy family|
Edward M. Kennedy, Jr.
Patrick J. Kennedy
Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.
|Alma mater||Harvard University (A.B.)
University of Virginia (J.D.)
|Net worth||$43â€“162 million (USD)|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1951â€“1953|
|Rank||Private 1st Class|
We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.
Thus, the controversy about the Moral Majority arises not only from its views, but from its name – which, in the minds of many, seems to imply that only one set of public policies is moral and only one majority can possibly be right.
Today, we say the only thing we have to fear is four more years of George Bush.
It's now clear that from the very moment President Bush took office, Iraq was his highest priority as unfinished business from the first Bush Administration. His agenda was clear: find a rationale to get rid of Saddam.
Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things.
The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.
Make no mistake about it! There is an organized movement against organized labor and it's called the Bush Administration.
Frankly, I don't mind not being President. I just mind that someone else is.
There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud.
Shamefully we now learn that Saddam's torture chambers reopened under new management, U.S. management.
For all my years in public life, I have believed that America must sail toward the shores of liberty and justice for all. There is no end to that journey, only the next great voyage. We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us will live on in the future we make.
We want to support our troops because they didn't make the decision to go there… but I don't think it should be open-ended. We ought to have a benchmark where the administration has to come back and give us a report.
The Constitution does not just protect those whose views we share; it also protects those with whose views we disagree.
The Republicans are looking after the financial interests of the wealthiest individuals in this country.