In other news, worries about the health of Wells Fargo triggered a late day sell-off on Wall Street, and former Afghan foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah agreed to the presidential runoff set for November.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Thursday named Paul Kirk, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a longtime aide to Sen. Edward Kennedy, to fill the state's vacant Senate seat for a few months until a special election.
In other news, an Afghan immigrant was indicted Thursday in New York for allegedly plotting to detonate bombs in the U.S., and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick named Paul Kirk to fill the senate seat left vacant by the death of…
As speculation swirls about which politicians will vie for the first open Massachusetts Senate seat in 25 years, the process of determining a successor for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy will hinge on the actions of the state Legislature.
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.
As memorial services continue for Sen. Edward Kennedy, some of his memories will live on through an oral history project at the University of Virginia's Miller Center for Public Affairs.
Judy Woodruff speaks with historians Richard Norton Smith and Michael Beschloss about the life and times of America's most famous political dynasty.
Judy Woodruff explores the legendary Kennedy cadence that made the family so famous and persuasive.
Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks are joined by historian Ellen Fitzpatrick and health care advocate Ron Pollack to discuss Kennedy's political legacy.
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.
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