Massachusetts senator still undergoing chemotherapy for brain cancer
AP / updated 4:36 p.m. ET July 9, 2008
WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, battling a brain tumor, walked through a wall of applause into the Senate on Wednesday and cast a stunningly unexpected vote on long-stalled Medicare legislation.
"Aye," the 76-year-old Kennedy said in a loud voice, and he made a thumbs-up gesture as he registered his vote.
Spectators in the galleries that overhang the chamber burst into cheers — a violation of decorum that drew no complaints.