Teddy Kennedy's Big Comeback to the Senate

During the Democratic National Convention, he pledged to fight brain cancer and return to Congress.

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By Nikki Schwab, Washington Whispers.


It was the tear-jerker of the Democratic National Convention: Sen. Edward M. Kennedy making a promise to be in Washington, despite fighting brain cancer, to help Barack Obama. "I pledge to you that I will be there next January on the floor of the United States Senate when we begin the great test," he said to cheers and tears in Denver.Today, he fulfilled that pledge, and we have the pictures to prove it. After Kennedy himself returned to the Hill and was sworn into the Senate, he offered to hold the Bible for son Rep. Patrick Kennedy at a ceremonial swearing in with Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Teddy, looking younger and much thinner, was greeted ecstatically by Pelosi. And while the senator is battling a malignant brain tumor and is now walking with a cane, he seemed to be in hardy spirits being back on Capitol Hill.