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  • Joe Biden Jul 29

    Analyzing Biden's Choices for Vice President

    With just days until Joe Biden is expected to make his vice presidential choice public, the buzz is growing. The Biden campaign says the decision will come as early as Aug. 1. “Vice presidential nominees have not been this consequential. But it appears this season that it is,” former Massachusetts state Rep. Marie St. Fleur said. The latest top contenders…

  • senate debate Jul 27

    Markey, Kennedy Spar in Heated US Senate Debate

    Sen. Ed Markey and his challenger, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, faced off for an hour Sunday night, each aiming to take a step ahead with just five weeks before the Sept. 1 primary. In a race that features few policy differences, the debate was very much about scoring points with voters. The two sparred over criminal justice and immigration,…

  • politics Jul 23

    Markey-Kennedy Senate Race Tightens

    Anyone following the US Senate race between Ed Markey and Joe Kennedy knows the race has evolved since it began last September when Kennedy had a 14-point lead in the first poll.  Boston University Professor Tom Whalen says, “I think it has definitely tightened.” And as the polls have narrowed, the race has grown increasingly heated with the most...

  • Donald Trump Jul 16

    Coronavirus Has Changed the Presidential Race. It's Affected How It's Covered, Too.

    Minutes into President Donald Trump’s official Rose Garden announcement Tuesday on China and Hong Kong, the event took a sharp turn: his remarks turned to his presidential opponent Joe Biden. “Joe Biden‘s entire career has been a gift to the Chinese communist party,” Trump claimed, one of many attacks leveled at his political opponent in what has traditionally been...

  • police reform bill Jul 13

    Massachusetts Senate Continues Debating Police Accountability Bill

    The Massachusetts Senate continued debate Monday on a bill backers say would increase police accountability, in part by imposing limits on the “qualified immunity” that now shields officers from civil prosecution. The bill would ban chokeholds and racial profiling in law enforcement, create a Police Officer Standards and Accreditation Commission, and place a moratorium on facial surveillance technology. It also…

  • SUPREME COURT Jul 9

    Trump May Have Lost Tax Case, But It's Still a Win for Him — for Now: Analysis

    President Donald Trump may have suffered a big legal defeat at the Supreme Court Thursday, but he’ll only feel the effects of its two rulings on his tax returns in the long term, analysts said. In the short term, though, he’s avoided feeling any impact of the decisions before the election in November, the experts said. “It’s a political...

  • Boston Public Schools Jul 9

    Skepticism in Mass. Over Trump Admin.'s Push to Reopen Schools Quickly

    In Massachusetts, the reaction to the Trump administration’s new message that schools must reopen come September has been cool, with one Boston teacher calling it “inconsiderate” amid the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump has tweeted a threat to withhold federal funds if schools do not reopen. At a Department of Education briefing Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence had a...

  • voting by mail Jul 8

    What to Know About the New Voting Options in Mass.

    If you plan to vote in Massachusetts’ Sept. 1 primary election or the Nov. 3 general election, you have many new options this year. “No voter will have to choose between worrying about their health and voting,” Secretary of State Bill Galvin said. With COVID-19 still a major concern, especially in the fall, Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a law that dramatically...

  • Donald Trump Jul 7

    Should Those Attending Trump's NH Rally Be Forced to Wear Masks?

    New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu issued a statement Monday welcoming President Donald Trump to New Hampshire ahead of this weekend’s rally, while also urging those attending the event to wear masks. “As Governor I will always welcome the President of the United States to New Hampshire,” the Republican governor said. “I am pleased to see the campaign will be...

  • Donald Trump Jun 30

    ‘Makes Me Sick to My Stomach': Military Families Disturbed by Report of Russian Bounty to Kill US Troops

    While many Americans are disturbed to hear a new report that Russia offered money to the Taliban as a reward for killing U.S. troops, for military families, it is deeply personal. Patty Houpt’s son, Billy, served for a year in Afghanistan in 2010. “‘A slap in the face’ doesn’t even come close to what this news is like,” she...

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