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Lion of the Senate

Nick Littlefield

Lion of the Senate

When Ted Kennedy Rallied the Democrats in a GOP Congress

by Nick Littlefield

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • United States,
  • United States. Congress. Senate,
  • Legislators,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementNick Littlefield and David Nexon ; introduction by Doris Kearns Goodwin
    ContributionsNexon, David, author, Goodwin, Doris Kearns, writer of introduction
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE840.8.K35 L58 2015
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 505 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages505
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27193219M
    ISBN 109781476796154
    LC Control Number2015008579
    OCLC/WorldCa909538078

    Nick retired in Had it not been for Ted Kennedy, they would have succeeded. At least it tells young readers what the animated film misses, such as the facts that Timon was a meerkat, Pumbaa a warthog and Zazu a hornbill, while the hyenas were named Shenzi, Banzai and Ed. But this was much more than a political biography or history to me, as it covers pretty much exactly the timespan of my own time working in the U. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. Several factors were working against Kennedy in this race.

    In the fall of Gregory Craig, an old friend from the Lowenstein campaign, called to tell me he was leaving his job as foreign policy advisor for Senator Kennedy. This book, written by Given my love of history and politics, I would have found this book interesting in any circumstance. Small wonder that some of their younger colleagues feel increasingly moved to give them the occasional shove. After one year in the professional theater I left to go to law school. Downstairs a stage had been constructed in the ballroom, a band was playing, and balloons and signs were everywhere.

    Ranny Cooper, the seasoned poltical operator and former Kennedy chief of staff who had told me about the Labor Committee job, joined the campaign team. Being in the Senate, Franken admits, has softened his own partisanship, though not everyone is treated gently. To that end, he teamed up with conservative Sen. But that effort ultimately went down in defeat and sparked the Republican takeover of Congress.


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Lion of the Senate by Nick Littlefield Download PDF Ebook

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When I was in law school at the University of Pennsylvania, part of a generation urged to go into public service by President John F. And he stopped the Gingrich revolution in its tracks.

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Across the country Republicans were united, well-financed, and on the offensive. This slice of Kennedy's life is the time period in the Senate when he was in the minority, but convinced the minority was in the right. Not to mention, six years can be a mighty long time.

One of these candidates, the brilliant antiwar and civil rights activist Allard Lowenstein, recruited me to run a nationwide voter registration drive called Registration Summer the next year.

He built a consensus around codifying this principle for the most vulnerable for whom denial of care was the most morally indefensible: those with emergency illnesses under EMTALA and children born without access to care CHIP. I was just doing my job. But while Republicans may be in an equally advanced chronological state, Democrats are in a trickier political position.

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Led by Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the Republicans were determined to enact a radically conservative agenda that would reshape American government. I found myself wandering across the floor amid the leftover balloons and placards from the celebration feeling a mixture of relief and joy.

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When Ted Kennedy Rallied the Democrats in a GOP Congress. Readers willing to accept this book as more than hagiography will find a penetrating exploration of how the legislative process works—or at least worked in the recent past.

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