News that Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) has a malignant brain tumor prompted posts of encouragement and expressions of sadness from all over the blogosphere. Meanwhile, a battle between the Barack ObamaBarack ObamaPutin denies 2016 meddling: US is no 'banana republic' Black turnout key to House fight In this economy, Latinos are most frequent victims of wage theft MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonClinton comes under pressure from left in campaign’s homestretch Clinton fails to contain the damage from email leaks Clinton's new enemy: Complacency MORE campaigns over sexism and last minute looks at Kentucky and Oregon also have bloggers talking.

More information, including a prognosis, will soon be coming out, but the initial news that Kennedy has a brain tumor is awful, writes Daily Kos