Gov. Deval Patrick has set the date for a special election to finish out Edward M. Kennedy’s term in the Senate. Two Massachusetts lawmakers debate the decision. Continue reading
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, known as the “liberal lion of the Senate,” and the last surviving brother of a fabled political dynasty, died late Tuesday at his home in Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with a malignant brain tumor. He was 77 years old. Continue reading
Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch speaks with Judy Woodruff about Sen. Kennedy’s life, legacy, battle with brain cancer and their unlikely friendship. Continue reading
Kwame Holman looks back at the life of the last surviving Kennedy brother and his role as a liberal stalwart. Continue reading
In other news, the death toll from Wednesday’s bombings across Baghdad climbed to at least 101 people, and ten alleged leaders of Mexican frug cartels have been indicted in the U.S. Continue reading
What is the value of art in bad economic times? Brandeis University discovered an answer this week when its president, Jehuda Reinharz, announced plans to close the esteemed Rose Art Museum and sell its collection.