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  • White House Press Sec. Says Obama Didn’t Plagiarize Deval Patrick In 2008 Instead He Was Inspired

    07/19/2016 1:49:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    NTK Network ^ | 7/19/16 | staff
    Vid at link
  • Just words...Barack steals from Deval

    07/19/2016 5:14:40 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Barack steals a speech from his mini me, Deval Patrick Just words
  • #RawDiehl: What Issues Do Donald Trump and Geoff Diehl Agree on?

    02/23/2016 4:26:54 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies ^ | Chair Tom McGee
    BOSTON---With controversial, divisive Donald Trump campaigning in Massachusetts tomorrow, voters are left wondering if Gov. Baker's endorsed candidate for state Senate Tea Partier Geoff Diehl actually supports his Party’s current poll-leading candidate’s out-of-touch positions. Tea Partier Diehl joined Trump during his last visit to Massachusetts along along with fellow Tea Party State Rep. Shauna O’Connell.
  • Cape Cod rep on Deval Patrick remarks following Bourne meeting: 'Typical ploy of an elitist thinker'

    07/29/2014 10:05:33 AM PDT · by matt04 · 8 replies
    Massachusetts Republicans have amped up their criticism of Gov. Deval Patrick’s approach to potentially sheltering immigrant children in federal custody within Massachusetts, while the administration is seeking to quell the concerns of local officials. ... Federal facilities for detained children who crossed the border illegally and unaccompanied by a guardian have been overwhelmed, and Patrick has offered Joint Base Cape Cod in Bourne and Westover Air Reserve Base as potential sites to house the children. The federal government has not yet responded. Patrick sent a representative - Homeland Security Undersecretary Kurt Schwartz - to a select board meeting in Bourne...
  • Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee could be used to house unaccompanied minors...

    Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee is one of two sites in Massachusetts being considered by Gov. Deval Patrick to house children who cross the border into the United States illegally. The other site is Camp Edwards, part of a military reservation in Cape Cod. State Sen. Don Humason, a Westfield Republican who opposes the idea, confirmed that Patrick's office called him Thursday to give him a heads up about the proposal. Patrick, a Democrat, discussed the proposal during a press conference at 9:45 a.m. providing more details about his intent to accept a request by the U.S. government to...
  • Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick signs bill increasing minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017

    06/26/2014 10:46:55 AM PDT · by matt04 · 27 replies
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Thursday signed a bill raising the state's $8 per hour minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017. The bill increases the minimum wage gradually, to $9 per hour in 2015, $10 in 2016 and $11 in 2017 — which would be the highest in the nation. President Barack Obama praised Massachusetts lawmakers last week for "standing up for working men and women." Obama previously said he looked forward to Patrick, a fellow Democrat and supporter, signing the bill. The measure also gradually raises the minimum wage for tipped workers, such as restaurant servers, from...
  • Gov. Deval Patrick announces $52 million in state funding to combat effects of climate change

    01/14/2014 5:52:41 PM PST · by matt04 · 39 replies
    Gov. Deval Patrick on Tuesday announced $52 million in state funding to help cities and towns combat the effects of climate change. The single largest piece of the funding will be $40 million in municipal grants given to cities and towns to make their energy infrastructure more resilient using clean energy technology. There will also be $10 million for coastal infrastructure and dam repair and $2 million for a variety of other projects. Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard Sullivan, of Westfield, said the money will be spread out across the state. The grants will be available to cities and...
  • Massachusetts public workers protest bill that would cut retiree health benefits

    10/31/2013 1:52:38 PM PDT · by matt04 · 21 replies
    Hundreds of people, many of them union members, turned out at the State House on Thursday to oppose a bill that would save the state and municipalities a significant amount of money by cutting retiree health benefits for public employees. Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick has proposed the bill as a way to address the approximately $46 billion unfunded liability for retiree health benefits faced by state and municipal governments. “Modifications to retiree health care coverage are essential to keep the system sustainable for future state and municipal career employees and to maintain core government services for future generations,” said Secretary...
  • Massachusetts to begin collecting sales tax from Amazon

    10/31/2013 11:36:04 AM PDT · by matt04 · 16 replies
    Massachusetts residents have only a few days of tax-free shopping left on Beginning Friday, the state will apply its 6.25 percent sales tax to purchases made from Amazon, though the tax will not apply to third-party vendors who use the site. The state reached an agreement with Amazon last year. Owners of traditional "brick and mortar" stores have long complained of being at a competitive disadvantage to online retailers who are not required to collect sales taxes. State revenue officials tell The Boston Globe the tax on Amazon purchases is expected to raise nearly $37 million for the state...
  • OUTRAGE: Officials Won’t Release Welfare Info for Dead Boston Terrorist, Citing His ‘Privacy Rights’

    04/25/2013 8:30:24 PM PDT · by montag813 · 41 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-25-2013 | John Hill
    Who exactly do you represent? Gov. Deval Patrick dodges questions about how much welfare benefitsthe Chechen terrorists got from his state, citing their "privacy".- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and his state agencies are refusing to release information on what government benefits Boston jihadist Tamerlan Tsarnaev received, following a national furor over reports he and his family received welfare. Their reason? It would violate the dead terrorist's right to privacy!That's right. Led by the stalwart Boston Herald, media entities pressed for info all day. Across the board, state agencies flatly refused to provide information about the taxpayer-funded lifestyle for the 26-year-old...
  • Judge Rules Illegal Alien DUI Killer Incompetent to Stand Trial, Cites 'Unique Cultural Background'

    04/12/2013 6:21:47 AM PDT · by montag813 · 47 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-12-2013 | John Hill
    Monster: Illegal alien DUI killer Nicolas Guaman.- by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter It was one of the most brutal DUI deaths we've seen at the hands of an illegal alien - and we've seen a lot (here, here, here and here, for starters). In 2011, Ecuadorean illegal Nicolas Guaman, drunk at nearly three times the legal limit, ran through a stop sign in Milford, Mass., striking 23-year old Matthew Denice on his motorcycle. Denice was not killed by the impact, but died as Guaman tried to flee the scene, dragging Denice's body nearly 1/4 mile under...
  • Liberals have no shame at all

    01/18/2013 6:00:11 AM PST · by suspects · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 18, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Welcome to the world of “reality TV politics” — or maybe the right word is unreality. Call it “Liberals Unleashed — 2013!” As hungry for your cash as a “Walking Dead” zombie, as math-challenged as Honey Boo Boo’s mom in a dollar store, and as self-serving as the worst “Bridezilla.” After six years of exploding state spending and steady tax hikes, is Gov. Deval Patrick even a little embarrassed about pushing a $2.8 billion-per-year income and business tax increase? Not a bit. President Obama, having jacked up the debt by almost 60 percent in just four years announces it’s time...
  • Mass. House strikes down gov's proposals

    07/11/2012 4:21:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 11, 2012 | Shannon Young
    BOSTON—Massachusetts lawmakers are rejecting Gov. Deval Patrick's proposals to scale back their efforts to restrict welfare benefits, close a state psychiatric hospital, and block a requirement for residents to prove they're in the country legally when they register a vehicle.
  • Mass. Gov. signs price sticker bill

    07/06/2012 12:27:59 PM PDT · by matt04 · 16 replies
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has approved a bill that removes a requirement that food store owners place individual price stickers on each item for sale in their shops. The Democratic governor on Tuesday signed the law, allowing store owners to instead place price scanners throughout their stores. Customers can use the scanners to determine an item's cost. ... But consumer advocates say scanners can be unreliable, forcing consumers to play "guess the price" before heading to the checkout line.
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves new 20-year license for Pilgrim

    05/25/2012 2:04:44 PM PDT · by matt04 · 3 replies
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has voted to renew the license of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth for another 20 years. The agency announced Friday that it has authorized staff to renew the license before it expires on June 8. The NRC voted 3-1 for relicensing, with outgoing chairman Gregory Jaczko the only no vote. Gov. Deval Patrick called the NRC’s decision "extremely troubling." He and other officials sought to delay relicensing until pending safety and environmental concerns were resolved. The NRC says the plant is safe, and the 6 ˝ year review of Pilgrim’s application was the lengthiest...
  • Deval Patrick acting like contender for 2016

    11/15/2011 7:11:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 15, 2011 | Joe Battenfeld
    Quick quiz: Who is the Massachusetts governor currently running for president? Sounds too easy, right? It’s Mitt Romney, of course. Wrong. The answer is Deval Patrick.
  • Top Patrick aide charged with OUI, placed on unpaid leave

    10/04/2011 3:50:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 4, 2011 | Dave Wedge
    A longtime top aide to Gov. Deval Patrick was busted on drunken driving charges over the weekend and has been put on unpaid leave, the Herald has learned. Ron Bell, the governor’s $97,000-a-year community affairs director, was arrested at 3:30 a.m. Saturday in Brookline after being stopped for alleged erratic driving, police said. Police said Bell, 48, was swerving and nearly hit a median strip on Boylston Street before he was pulled over. He had a “moderate” odor of alcohol, his eyes were “glassy and bloodshot,” and he failed three field sobriety tests, according to a police report. Bell refused...
  • Deval Patrick’s rise from South Side to MA gov similar to 0bama (Adventures in Mediocrity)

    04/18/2011 10:43:06 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Apr 18, 2011 11:53AM | LYNN SWEET
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is the other South Sider who has made it big in national politics. “My life is often described as ‘improbable,’ ” Patrick writes in his just released memoir, A Reason to Believe, which opens with a scene where a 15-year-old Patrick braces for humiliation when he realizes he boarded a southbound Wabash Avenue CTA bus near 54th St. without money for the fare. The driver lets him ride anyway, telling him, “Just pass it on, son.” That act of kindness helped shape the values of Patrick, a Democrat re-elected last November after a sometimes stormy first...
  • Obama Rushes to Boston to Defend the Liberal Fatherland... from Liberation

    10/13/2010 10:09:36 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 12, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    After sending Bubba out to shore up the barricades last week, Obama himself is joining frantic efforts to save Democrats in districts recently thought safe for eternity... and they were- until now.He and the DNC have apparently deduced that 2010 is indeed to be an election like no other... and that they'll be the ones mostly on the receiving-end of all that pent-up electoral rage. Polls say it's getting uglier for them by the day, and the President's actions betray just how scared they are... even in deep-blue Massachusetts. Gov. Deval Patrick’s campaign announced today that President Obama will be...
  • John Tierney’s wife out of Deval shindig

    10/12/2010 5:15:31 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/12/10 | Laurel Sweet, Richard Weir, and Howie Carr
    In an apparent move to distance Deval Patrick from U.S. Rep. John Tierney’s family troubles, the congressman’s newly convicted wife was removed yesterday as co-chair of a deep-pockets fund-raiser North Shore Democrats are holding in the governor’s honor Oct. 19. At a function in Waltham last night, Patrick dodged questions from the Herald as to whether he pressured Patrice Tierney to back out or if the Democratic Party now thinks of her as a liability. “I think it’s her decision and a totally understandable one,” Patrick said. “I don’t know the whole story, but it sounds like a very, very...