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During health-care vote, Ted Kennedy is gone — but not forgotten
Washington Post - Dana Milbank

The president pro tempore of the Senate, 92-year-old Robert Byrd, shot his finger into the air to signal his “aye” vote. “This,” the West Virginia Democrat called out strongly from his wheelchair, “is for my friend Ted Kennedy.” That was very much the story of the massive health-care legislation that finally cleared the chamber Thursday morning. Though Kennedy died in August of brain cancer at age 77, the longtime senator from Massachusetts remained the Democrats’ spiritual floor leader.