10 Questions for Ted Kennedy

After more than 40 years in the Senate, Ted Kennedy, 71, is still the icon of American liberalism. Yet he has also been at the center of recent attempts to bridge the party divide over issues ranging from education to prescription-drug benefits. TIME's Matthew Cooper talked to him about the art of compromise, as well as his famous family.

YOU'VE BEEN AT THE CENTER OF THE DEBATE ON MEDICARE. WHY ARE YOU BACKING THE BILL ON PRESCRIPTION-DRUG BENEFITS THAT PRESIDENT BUSH IS ENCOURAGING?

The winners in this, when we get a good bill, are going to be the seniors. They...

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