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With the sequester now beginning, I find myself thinking about Robert F. Kennedy -- and 46 years ago when I was an intern in his Senate office. 1967 was a difficult time for the nation. America was deeply split over civil rights and the Vietnam War. Many of our cities were burning. The war was escalating.

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Rep. Barney Frank may be leaving the Capitol soon, but a member of the nation's most famous political clan could succeed him in the House of Representatives. Enter Joseph Kennedy III, stage left.

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Having beaten his doctors' previous prognosis and living to help usher in a new American administration, Sen. Ted Kennedy succumbed to brain cancer late Tuesday night at his home in Hyannis Port, Mass., at age 77.Having beaten his doctors' previous prognosis, Sen. Ted Kennedy succumbed to brain cancer late Tuesday night.

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Caroline Kennedy, at the very least, has her own vote when it comes to who she thinks would be the best pick for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat in the likely event that the New York Democrat is officially approved as Barack Obama's secretary of state.

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It seems inevitable that Caroline Kennedy would eventually follow the siren call of politics to the point of making her own bid for a Senate seat. It's even more fitting that, if she is selected by New York Gov. David A. Paterson, Kennedy will inherit the post from Sen. Hillary Clinton, a member of another Democratic dynasty.

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Addressing the issue of whether she should drop out of the presidential race -- and, if so, when -- Sen. Hillary Clinton pointed to the assassination of Robert Kennedy in June 1968 in defending her refusal to quit. Updated

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