The Playmaker: How Kennedy Got His Way

Ted Kennedy hasn't won yet, but he's closing in. Last week the Massachusetts Senator gained support from Republican fence sitters, steamrollered adversaries and--to the surprise of everyone in Washington--steered to the Senate floor a bill that would make citizens of millions of illegal immigrants. His last battle to make it law is with hard-line Republicans in the Senate and House of Representatives, and Kennedy, 74, is focused on gaining the sole ally who can win that fight. "There's one negotiation left, and only one," he said, sitting on a windowsill in a back hallway at the base of the Capitol dome....

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