10 Questions For Ted Kennedy

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Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) speaks on the U.S. involvement in Iraq at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on January 9, 2007.

As Ted Kennedy enters his 45th year in Congress, the arch-liberal senior Senator from Massachusetts has a lot on his plate. Between playing a lead role in the antiwar movement, working to push through a hike in the minimum wage and getting ready to reauthorize No Child Left Behind, Kennedy sat down with TIME's Massimo Calabresi to talk about politics, his ever-present Portuguese water dogs and, naturally, the Kennedy clan.

Are you the only Senator to keep dogs in your offices?
No. Bob Dole had a dog, Leader. Elizabeth Dole has a dog. And Bob Byrd has his dog. Elizabeth...

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