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The notion that the media gave Ted Kennedy a break is nonsense. I read the first Time magazine article on the accident when it appeared. It clearly stated that parts of Kennedy's account, such as his reason for being on the bridge he drove off, were unbelievable and his reason for waiting so long to contact ...
They called Ted Kennedy the Lion of the Senate. He spent most of his time stuffed, satiated and asleep, and the rest of it on the prowl for young flesh. He also had a hand in numerous pieces of legislation. But the only thing he will be remembered for is leaving Mary Jo Kopechne to die at Chappaquiddick in ...

Even after almost half a century, associates of the Kennedy family sought to suppress the story of Mary Jo Kopechne, who was left to die in an Oldsmobile that Senator Ted Kennedy had driven off a bridge at Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, in 1969. He then fled the scene. It happened after a ...
Among the “scrambled thoughts” that came to a young Ted Kennedy as he stumbled from the water into which he had crashed his Oldsmobile, killing his passenger and crippling his political career, was a sort of existential question, if not a supernatural one. The 37-year-old U.S. senator from Massachusetts ...
The film Chappaquiddick, released Friday, tells the story of Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy's role in the July 18, 1969, drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old campaign strategist. But the ensuing narrative intertwines the investigation into Kopechne's death with the Kennedy family's ability to ...
The incident at Chappaquiddick ended Kopechne's young life and derailed Ted Kennedy's presidential ambitions for good, but nearly half a century later, the details of what happened that fateful night remain unclear. Conspiracy theories and questions endure. How did Kennedy end up driving off the ...

This later realization—that Ted Kennedy was, in fact, a political giant who stood on his own two feet—marked much of the attention that surrounded his death from cancer in August 2009. Now, the question is whether the introduction of the Chappaquiddick story to a new generation will jeopardize that ...
Ted Kennedy could never erase the tragedy at Chappaquiddick, Mass., not even in Gstaad, Switzerland. In “Real Lace Revisited: Inside the Hidden World of America's Irish Aristocracy” (out Thursday from Lyons Press) author James P. MacGuire tells of a dinner party at the chalet of Bill and Pat Buckley.
Directed by John Curran and starring Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne, the pic details the true story of the night Kennedy drove his car off a bridge, which resulted in the death of Kopechne and pretty much destroyed his chance at the White House. Kennedy left the scene ...
Thomas Maier is the author of "When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. (CNN) Could a Kennedy become president again? That question has hovered over American politics for more than a half century. The Kennedy family is still very active ...
I was one of Ted Kennedy's chief aides de camp.” He hadn't thought about writing a book until he and his late wife were asked to sit with Ted Kennedy's body as it lay in state at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston in 2009. The senator's widow, Victoria, has asked Doherty to ...
The new and disturbing movie “Chappaquiddick,” about the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's July 1969 car crash that left Mary Jo Kopechne dead, is set to debut on CNN's “American Dynasties: The Kennedys” this weekend. The movie, which reopens the scandal and Kennedy's failure to save Kopechne or ...
Ted Kennedy Jr. FES '91 announced on Wednesday that he will not seek a third term in the Connecticut General Assembly in order to focus on advocating for disability rights at the federal level. Kennedy, the son of the late Massachusetts senator Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy, has been hailed as a star in the ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Ted Kennedy Jr., son of the late Massachusetts senator, said Wednesday he will not seek a third term in the Connecticut Senate because he wants to focus on protecting disability rights, which he said are under "an enormous threat" at the federal level. The 56-year-old Democrat ...
Entertainment Studios has released a new trailer for the upcoming drama Chappaquiddick, which chronicles the deadly incident involving Senator Ted Kennedy at the titular location. Based on a true story, Chappaquiddick stars Jason Clarke as Kennedy, who at this point in time was mulling over a potential ...
Ted Kennedy Jr., who has shied away from comparisons to his famous father and talk of his family's mystique, won't run for re-election to the state Senate. It's a surprise move for the Branford Democrat who many on the left viewed as a rising star in the state party, so much that Kennedy mused over a run for ...
Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jr. received a tour of ViiV Healthcare's new facility in Branford. Mark Cockett (left), vice president and head of discovery; and Max Lataillade (right), vice president and head of clinical development showed Kennedy around the new facility and briefed him on the work being done at ViiV ...

“Chappaquiddick” has been well received by liberals and conservatives for its decidedly agnostic take on the 1969 crash involving Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy and Mary Jo Kopechne, particularly in regards to whether Mary Jo and Ted were lovers and whether he was drunk when his car veered off ...
“Chappaquiddick” is an impressive, fascinating and clinical film about a young Ted Kennedy, the power of myth and the corrosive cynicism of mythmakers. And so the other day, in a Chicago movie theater, as the closing credits were rolling, people left their seats without saying, “I really liked it” or “I really ...
Now that so many men are being brought to account for past misbehavior, we're all asking questions we never thought to ask before. One that comes up a lot is: What was he thinking? It's early yet, but Chappaquiddick, director John Curran's suspenseful, disturbing account of Senator Ted Kennedy's ...
A few years ago director John Curran and actor Jason Clarke made a late night trip to the Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick. The bridge has been rebuilt, but the dirt road, Poucha Pond, and rural landscape haven't changed much in 49 years since Sen. Ted Kennedy drove his car off the bridge in a late night ...
It's no secret that the Kennedy family has been stricken with grief on numerous occasions, so much that Ted Kennedy, the youngest brother of John F. Kennedy, once wondered if there was some kind of curse that hung over his name. Now, audiences will see a dramatization of the tragedy that led to this ...
Thomas' confirmation hearing, which he famously described as a "high-tech lynching," was a major event that pitted his Republican supporters against Hill and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, including Joe Biden and the late Ted Kennedy. Thomas, who was selected by President George ...
From CT CGA: Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. (D-Branford) today announced that the State Bond Commission has approved funding for ViiV Healthcare in Branford. ViiV Healthcare is a rapidly-growing global specialist HIV company in Branford's bioscience corridor that is on the cutting edge of HIV research and ...
Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. is shown touring ViiV Healthcare's new facility in Branford late last year. Mark Cockett (left), Vice President, Head of Discovery and Max Lataillade (right), Vice President, Head of Clinical Development showed Senator Kennedy around the new facility and briefed him on the work ...
HARTFORD, CT Feb. 16, 2018 – Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. (D-Branford) today announced that the State Bond Commission has approved funding for ViiV Healthcare in Branford. ViiV Healthcare is a rapidly-growing global specialist HIV company in Branford's bioscience corridor that is on the cutting edge of ...
Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jr. received a tour of ViiV Healthcare's new facility in Branford. Mark Cockett (left), vice president and head of discovery; and Max Lataillade (right), vice president and head of clinical development showed Kennedy around the new facility and briefed him on the work being done at ViiV ...
Shikler turned to photographs of the late president to prepare the initial sketches, but he eventually choose an image of Ted Kennedy at his brother's grave, to serve as a loose inspiration for the work. According to People, "When Jackie saw the sketch, she chose it over several others at once. 'Let's do this ...
He pushed me backwards onto the bed and I began to panic and yell. Then he was on top of me biting my lip. It was a shock and so painful. I began to taste the blood from my bleeding lip and I was so frightened. His hands were all over me. He tore at my clothes, ripping my skirt at the waist. He was so ...
The same thing happened with Obamacare, which became so unpopular that even deep blue Massachusetts rejected it by electing Republican Scott Brown to fill Ted Kennedy's Senate seat. If not for some amazingly underhanded and Constitution-bending procedural games played by House Speaker ...
Elisabeth Moss will play Rosemary Kennedy in A Letter From Rosemary Kennedy. She'll also produce and Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) is set to direct the biopic, according to Deadline. Rosemary Kennedy was the older sister of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Ted Kennedy. Her father, Joseph P.
I am writing to refute the recent Public Mind published in the Sun that extolled Rep. Joe Kennedy III's speech after President Trump's State of the Union address and his ideals as being of the same caliber and truth as were those of his grandfather Robert's and his great uncle John's.
We here in Southeastern Massachusetts aren't currently being represented by John, Robert, or Ted Kennedy. We didn't elect someone to continue a dynasty, or restore one. This is not a seat to be inherited. We elected and re-elected Joe Kennedy because he represents our ideals, our values and our work ...
Wednesday is the “Opening Day” of the joint session of the Connecticut General Assembly's 2018 legislative session and, State Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jr. has ready a set of environmental and health bills he says are essential to preserving Connecticut in the age of Trump. Kennedy, co-chairman of the General ...
Ted Kennedy, was tapped to deliver the official Democratic response to Trump's State of the Union Address. The congressman, a grandson of Bobby Kennedy, used that chance to defend immigrants and rebuke Russia for allegedly involving itself in the 2016 presidential election. His performance is getting ...
Joe Kennedy III is the 37-year-old grandson of former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, the brother of former President John F. Kennedy and former Senator Ted Kennedy. On Tuesday night, Rep. Kennedy's speech was part of a tradition that sees the president's opposing party choose a member of ...
1. Joseph Kennedy III was born on Oct. 4, 1980, in Brighton, Massachusetts, the son of former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II and Sheila Rauch Kennedy and the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, the former senator and attorney general. President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Ted Kennedy were his great uncles.
Before every anti-Trump comes out of the woodwork criticizing his remark on immigration from Haiti and Africa calling it racist etc., I would like to point out Ted Kennedy on the 1965 immigration bill said, “It will not inundate America with immigrants from deprived nations of Africa and Asia.” He said it ...
The 83-year-old dead guy is John Tunney, former one-term U.S. senator from California, son of ex-heavyweight champion Gene Tunney and law-school classmate at UVa of Ted Kennedy. Most significantly, Tunney was Kennedy's D.C. drinking buddy — the original Chris Dodd, you might say. In his last ...
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - One of the most well-known names in American politics makes a stateline stop to campaign for a fellow family member. Ted Kennedy Jr. is currently a state senator in Connecticut. He's the son of longtime ex-Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy Sr. Friday; he spoke on behalf his ...
LOS ANGELES -- John V. Tunney, whose successful campaign for a California seat in the U.S. Senate became the basis for the 1972 Robert Redford film "The Candidate," has died. He was 83. Tunney died of prostate cancer Friday at a home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, his brother, Jay ...
A central figure in one of Massachusetts greatest political scandals died last month with almost no notice — and particularly no note of the controversial role he played in the events that gripped the nation and left a dark hole in Ted Kennedy's otherwise distinguished Senate career. Joseph Gargan ...
Angry at charges against Thomas brought by Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), Hatch sputtered, "If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you in Massachusetts." That left Hatch backpedaling later, insisting he had not meant to refer to the Chappaquiddick controversy. The “backpedaling” was, of course, ...
The new movie 'Chappaquiddick' is creating major buzz, claiming to tell the "true untold story" of what happened when Senator Ted Kennedy crashed his car off a bridge in July 1969. Kennedy managed to escape but 28-year-old campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne drowned. In the movie, Jason Clarke ...
Connecticut Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jr., (D-Branford), a healthcare lawyer and civil rights activist for people with disabilities, is board chairman of the American Association of People with Disabilities. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. (CNN) Twenty-seven years ago, the Americans with ...
Mr. Ditchfield said the film goes beyond the car crash itself, and “really dives into Ted Kennedy's relationship with his father. It's not exactly positing any new theories about what may or may not have happened, but sort of diving into more biography about Senator Kennedy himself,” he said. After opening the ...
His grandfather was Senator Robert Kennedy, and his great uncles include JFK and longtime Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy. Going back even further, Kennedy's namesake Joseph Kennedy Sr. served as the SEC chairman and later the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom under FDR.
“Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about things that matter,” state Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. said as he spoke the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., to roughly 230 people gathered at St. Therese's Catholic Church in Stony Creek on Monday. Then he said the words again. And he said them slowly, ...
So, Ted Kennedy cousin Joseph F. “Joey” Gargan, who was Kennedy's close companion, won't be around to answer any questions about “Chappaquiddick,” the upcoming film about the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Joey, 87, who was at Kennedy's side that fateful night, died ...
Connecticut Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jr., (D-Branford), a healthcare lawyer and civil rights activist for people with disabilities, is board chairman of the American Association of People with Disabilities. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. (CNN) Twenty-seven years ago, the Americans with ...


 

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