Kennedy ‘Conscious and Speaking’

Barack Obama's first day in office was marred when Ted Kennedy suffered a seizure at a lunch honoring the new president, but the Massachusetts senator was conscious and speaking yesterday afternoon, according to The Hill. "After testing, we believe the incident was brought on by simple fatigue," Kennedy's office said in a statement. Obama said, "This is a joyous time, but it's also a sobering time." Kennedy was diagnosed with a brain tumor in May.