His most important vote, he said, was against the Iraq War. But he also had major impact on human rights and other issues.
Remembrances of the Democratic senator, excerpted here, come from those of all political stripes.
Sen. Edward Kennedy had his share of verbal gaffes – some of them costly – but he will also be remembered as an impassioned orator.
The one-time democracy advocate and then president of South Korea, he focused on trying to improve relations with the North.
In the age of Obama, the GOP scrambles to attract a new generation of voters.
How the balance of power has shifted between the Republicans and Democrats.
The most fertile ground for Republicans is the growing ranks of independents. And efforts to rebrand the party from the inside are prompting a stir within a new generation of young politicians.