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Dedicating Ted Kennedy institute, Obama recalls senator as consensus builder
Dedicating Ted Kennedy institute, Obama recalls senator as consensus builder

President Obama called the work of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy a positive example for a country increasingly weary of politics, saying Monday that he hoped a new institute devoted to Kennedy's work and the Senate he served in could "help plant the seed of noble ambition in future generations." At the dedication ceremony in Boston for the new Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Obama and others remembered the late senator as a liberal champion just as eager to challenge as to collaborate with his ideological opponents. The tributes often doubled as commentaries on what Vice President Joe Biden referred to as today's broken political system. ...

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