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The voice of the Senate's "liberal lion"
Sen. Edward Kennedy
May 23, 2008
The news of Sen. Edward Kennedy's incurable brain tumor struck hard in Washington this week. Capitol Hill's boldest liberal, the Massachusetts senator is respected by members on both sides of the aisle and well-known as a skilled and passionate orator. This week, Word for Word features excerpts from some of the Senator's speeches over his 46-year career that earned him a reputation as Washington's "liberal lion."

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