Nation: Clash of Clans

On the assumption—well-proved in Massachusetts politics—that the Irish are never so rough as when they turn on each other, Massachusetts has waited expectantly for months for the battle between Teddy and Eddie. Last week, with both back on native Boston soil after tours of foreign lands, the clash was ready to be joined. Massachusetts Attorney General Edward J. ("Eddie") McCormack Jr., 38, favorite nephew of House Speaker John McCormack, was ready to announce this week that he will indeed be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator; Edward R. ("Teddy") Kennedy, 30, youngest brother of the President, let it...

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