Congress Convenes Without a Kennedy For the First Time in Nearly 50 Years

Monday, December 27, 2010

When the 112th Congress convenes next week, it will be the first class of legislators in nearly fifty years that does not include a member of the Kennedy clan. From Jack to Bobby to Ted to Joseph, and finally to Patrick — who decided against running for reelection this year as representative from Rhode Island  — the Kennedys have been a mainstay in Washington D.C. for decades.

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich explains the importance of the Kennedy legacy.  It is a chapter in history he says has closed only temporarily, until the next generation of Kennedys rises to power in Washington.

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Todd Zwillich

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