Obama praises Ted Kennedy at opening of Senate replica in Boston

Obama delivers remarks at the dedication ceremony for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, in BostonBy Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama praised the late Edward Kennedy on Monday at the opening of a Senate chamber replica built in his honor, calling the former Democratic Senator for Massachusetts an inspired leader who bridged the bipartisan divide. Although I do have some,” Obama said at the ceremony in Boston. “What if we carried ourselves more like Ted Kennedy?” Obama was one of several speakers to praise “the lion of the Senate” at the inauguration of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, including Vice President Joe Biden, former U.S. Republican Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, and members of the Kennedy family.

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