Kennedy As Legislator: “Very Liberal Instincts” Combined With “Practical Sense” | Talking Points Memo

Ted Kennedy’s greatest legacy was as a legislator in the U.S. Senate. Over 300 bills bearing his name became law, most dealing with the day-to-day social and economic needs of children, families, or the elderly. What made him such an effective legislator?

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