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Office was incubator for policy elite

Expertise, debate prized over ambition

Kate Maffa-Krailo, of Reading, Mass., son Owen and friend Kate Halley visited Senator Kennedy’s office on Capitol Hill yesterday. Kate Maffa-Krailo, of Reading, Mass., son Owen and friend Kate Halley visited Senator Kennedy’s office on Capitol Hill yesterday. (Dina Rudick/ Globe Staff)
By Sasha Issenberg
Globe Correspondent / August 27, 2009

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WASHINGTON - By yesterday afternoon, Edward M. Kennedy’s third-floor suite in an otherwise quiet Russell Senate Office Building had been converted into an altar of sorts, with bouquets in his memory and a receptionist’s guest register reconceived as a compendium of condolences. It was fitting for an office that has served as a finishing school for generations of Washington policy ... (Full article: 914 words)

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