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  • Lynn protesters denounce mayor’s immigration comments

    07/24/2014 6:42:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 22, 2014 | By Oliver Ortega
    LYNN — The passion and polarization of the immigration debate was on full display here Tuesday afternoon, when more than a hundred protesters stood on the steps of City Hall to denounce Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy for saying that an influx of child immigrants from Central America is draining the city’s resources. Holding signs and chanting at times, the demonstrators stood behind a round of speakers from local community groups who criticized the mayor and the superintendent of the Lynn public schools, Catherine Latham, for comments they made to about the costs incurred by immigrant children. “The mayor’s comments provoke...
  • Jewish students extracted from Boston anti-Israel ‘die-in’

    07/24/2014 12:35:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 20, 2014 | Matt Lebovic
    Demonstrators fell to the ground as protest leaders read names of Gaza casualties in Operation Protective Edge at rally Saturday.BOSTON – In a corner of America’s oldest public common, some 200 anti-Israel demonstrators held a so-called “die-in” Saturday to protest Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. For the third time in eight days, Boston police were forced to intervene when a small group of student Israel supporters was swarmed by demonstrators screaming anti-Semitic epithets and initiating physical contact, said students involved in the incident. The two-hour “die-in” on the Boston Common climaxed when protest leaders read the names of Palestinians...
  • New arrest is linked to gun used to kill officer after Boston Marathon attack

    07/23/2014 6:00:02 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 2 replies
    AP via FoxNews ^ | July 22, 2014 | no byline
    A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a college police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges. Stephen Silva made an initial appearance in federal court Tuesday on charges related to heroin trafficking and possession of a handgun with an obliterated serial number.
  • Member Of Dem. Campaign Sent Vulgar And Sacrilegious Tweets

    07/23/2014 2:42:54 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/23/2014 | Lauren Eissler
    - The Daily Caller - http://dailycaller.com - Member Of Dem. Campaign Sent Vulgar And Sacrilegious Tweets Posted By Lauren Eissler On 3:48 PM 07/23/2014 [Ben Gagnon with Governors Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, Peter Shulmin of Vermont and Congressman Michael Michaud of Maine at fundraising luncheon on the day before Gagnon was suspended for tweeting vulgar statements.] A team member of the Democrat’s nominee for governor of Maine tweeted a lot of sacrilegious and vulgar statements and was suspended for it. Maine Rep. Michael Michaud’s team member Ben Gagnon was suspended after tweeting sexist, expletive-laden statements. The tweets were taken down...
  • LePage: Maine will no longer waive food stamp work requirements

    07/23/2014 10:57:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    pressherald.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Eric Russell
    Maine’s Republican governor wants all able-bodied recipients of the federal food stamp benefit to complete work or volunteer activities. Gov. Paul LePage announced Wednesday that Maine will no longer seek a federal waiver that allows some able-bodied adults to receive food stamps without working or volunteering. “We must continue to do all that we can to eliminate generational poverty and get people back to work,” LePage said in a statement announcing the change. “We must protect our limited resources for those who are truly in need and who are doing all they can to be self-sufficient.” According to the Maine...
  • While Hillary Clinton offers a resume, Elizabeth Warren offers a plan

    07/22/2014 1:37:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/22/2014 | Byron York
    It seems almost too obvious to mention, but presidential candidates need a clear idea of why they want to be president. In the past few days, Democrats have heard that their still-undeclared front runner, Hillary Clinton, needs time to think about the question. Meanwhile, another undeclared hopeful, Elizabeth Warren, is thrilling liberal audiences with a forceful, point-by-point declaration of the principles that would guide her as president. The contrast is striking. Clinton is offering Democrats her resume. Warren is offering them a plan.
  • Elizabeth Warren To La Raza: 'Get Louder' For Amnesty 'Against' Lobbyists Who Back It

    07/22/2014 11:11:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/22/2014 | Tony Lee
    Lobbyists on both sides of the aisle may not agree more on an issue than the need for amnesty legislation. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) told La Raza's annual conference that they should "get louder" to fight "lobbyists" to get amnesty legislation. Claiming that comprehensive amnesty legislation would also "stabilize" America's Social Security system, Warren told the crowd in Los Angeles on Sunday evening that they needed to "get louder together" pushing for amnesty, because "it is the responsibility of Americans to push on this." "Be stronger than the lobbyists," she declared. "We have to do this." Though Warren has...
  • What Just Happened at Market Basket This Weekend?

    07/21/2014 2:53:20 PM PDT · by matt04 · 18 replies
    A big local story from this weekend was centered around Market Basket and its employees’ ongoing movement to re-install former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. ... Why are employees protesting, anyway? OK, the long answer goes back decades. In the very short-term, Market Basket employees are extremely loyal to the former CEO, Demoulas, who was fired last month and replaced with Jim Gooch and Felicia Thornton. Two other executives were fired at the time, and seven more resigned the next day. A couple weeks back, employees outright demanded Demoulas be re-instated as CEO. When they didn’t hear an answer by the...
  • Video: Elizabeth Warren Asked Loaded Question, Runs Away

    07/20/2014 4:05:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 20, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    Asked by Capitol City Project’s Joe Schoffstall on Friday whether or not she had a stated position on Israel's recent foray into Gaza, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) couldn't be reached for comment. Instead, she did exactly what she did two years ago at Netroots Nation when facing tough questions from reporters: she ran away. In a sense, one might call this the Gov. Chris Christie approach. That is, if you're a politician, never answer loaded questions about sensitive political issues unless you absolutely have to (although, in fairness, Gov. Christie doesn't always follow his own advice). Nevertheless, better to be...
  • Deadly mosquito virus reported in eastern Mass.

    07/21/2014 12:46:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    wwlp ^ | Nick Bannin
    LONGMEADOW, Mass (WWLP) — While Saturday wasn’t too hot or humid, like most of our summer has been, 22News found that our recent weather conditions have contributed to the arrival of a potentially deadly disease in the Bay State. Mosquitoes: we’ve talked about them for months, and for the first time this year mosquitoes have infected someone in Massachusetts with eastern equine encephalitis, or triple E. The Massachusetts Department of Health just confirmed that a July 15th laboratory test in Plymouth County has tested positive for EEE, a dangerous virus that can cause inflammation of the brain and in one...
  • Fat Cats Shore up Elizabeth Warren’s PAC

    07/20/2014 3:56:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s PAC has raised tens of thousands of dollars from wealthy Democrats, including a top President Obama donor and a close friend of Hillary Clinton’s — even as the Bay State lawmaker travels the country blasting big business and the super rich. Among the most recent donors with the deepest pockets who gave to Warren’s PAC for a Level Playing Field, according to its latest federal filing: • Barbarina Heyerdahl, a Democratic activist in Vermont who has given heavily to President Obama. She gave $5,000 to Warren’s PAC last month; Heyerdahl has donated more than $190,000 to...
  • Springfield (MA) PD investigating homicide No. 7 after man shot on White Street dies from injuries

    Police are investigating the city's seventh homicide of the year after a man was shot in the chest Saturday night in the Forest Park neighborhood. Police have yet to publicly identify the 27-year-old victim, a city resident who was shot around 9:15 p.m. near the corner of White and Orange streets. The suspect was described as a Hispanic or light-skinned black man armed with a silver handgun. Witnesses told police the gunman had a full beard and "nappy hair" in the back, and he was wearing a white T-shirt and light-colored shorts. Sgt. John Delaney, a spokesman for the Springfield...
  • Feds Ask Massachusetts to House Illegal Immigrants at Unused Shopping Malls

    07/19/2014 2:50:14 PM PDT · by equalator · 44 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 7-19-2014 | Tony Lee
    He said the federal government would pick up the tab. Patrick said the illegal immigrant children will "need age-appropriate toys and books" and the "company of responsible adults, especially those who speak Spanish." He also said the state may work with the federal government, in addition to "faith and refugee organizations." Patrick cited America's history of giving refuge to various groups fleeing famine and persecution, as well as his personal faith in deciding to propose facilities in his state to house illegal immigrants.
  • Get Ready for the New England Power Shortage

    07/19/2014 6:18:35 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 34 replies
    am spectator ^ | 7/18/14 | w tucker
    n 1980, under the first administration of Governor Jerry Brown, California decided it wasn’t going to build any more power plants but would follow Amory Lovins’ “soft path,” opting instead for conservation and renewable energy. By 2000, with the new digital economy sucking up electricity, a drought in the Pacific Northwest cut hydropower output and the state found itself facing the Great California Electrical Shortage. You know what happened next. For weeks the Golden State struggled to find enough electricity to power its traffic lights. Brownouts and blackouts cascaded across the state while businesses fired up smoke-belching diesel generators to...
  • Locals against immigrant children staying in Chicopee

    07/19/2014 4:17:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    WWLP-TV News ^ | July 19, 2014 | By Alessandra Martinez
    CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – 50,000 immigrants have crossed the southern U.S. border looking for a place to stay. After a proposal was announced by Governor Patrick on Friday, a good amount of them might be seeking shelter in Chicopee. Westover Air Reserve Base may become the newest shelter for hundreds of undocumented immigrant children escaping Central America. 22News spoke with local residents all morning, and after 7 on-camera interviews, all of them said they don’t want the children staying in Chicopee. Chicopee mayor Richard Kos is even against this idea. Representatives at Westover Aire Reserve Base are also hesitant about...
  • 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...
  • Could Elizabeth Warren Face Ted Cruz In 2016?

    07/19/2014 10:20:56 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 79 replies
    RedState ^ | July 18th, 2014 at 03:37 PM | Dan McLaughlin
    Should the Democrats nominate Elizabeth Warren for President in 2016, as a draft-Warren movement, some liberal pundits and enthusiasts at this week’s Netroots Nation convention believe? Should Republicans nominate Ted Cruz, who has kept his options open with frequent trips to Iowa and New Hampshire? In some ways, Cruz and Warren are mirror images, and the cases for and against them are surprisingly similar. But there are also some critical differences.Before 2008, the idea of a presidential contest between two first-term Senators in their (by then) fourth year in Washington would have seemed ridiculous; in 1988, Dan Quayle was roundly...
  • Netroots Nation Serenades Elizabeth Warren With Campaign Song

    07/19/2014 11:09:51 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 19, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Daily Kos has come a long way since the days when  they merely rejoiced in being easily bribed at their YearlyKos conventions (now renamed Netroots Nation) by presidential aspirants such as Mark Warner who plied the Kossacks with free sushi and expensive liquor at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas in 2006. Yes, they have moved up in the world to the point where they perceive themselves as king, or rather queen, makers. Not only have they basically endorsed the presidential candidacy of Elizabeth Warren, they have even provided her with a campaign song, Run Liz Run. Oddly enough, even...
  • Rally Planned Over Noose Found Hanging at Worcester Post Office

    07/19/2014 8:48:56 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 37 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 19 | Lara Salahi
    A community rally is planned early next week in Worcester after a noose was spotted hanging in the employee area of the city’s post office, the Worcester Telegram reports. ...The US inspector general’s office is conducting a federal investigation into the case.
  • Number calling illegal immigration 'most important problem' grows SIX-FOLD, tops all other issues

    07/16/2014 2:41:25 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16 July 2014 | David Martosko
    The number of Americans who see illegal immigration as the nation's most pressing problem has spiked from 3 per cent to 17 per cent since May, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. That percentage now tops government corruption, the U.S. economy, jobs, health care and every other hot-button issue, driven by a flood of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border. 'We are all connected. We can't just build a wall or a fence and say no more,' Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis tweeted on Tuesday. 'This is America. Our doors are open.' The...
  • War On God: Massachusetts Town Attempts To Ostracize Christian College Over Its Beliefs

    07/18/2014 8:05:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    Excerpted from Campus Reform: The town of Salem, Mass., has pitted itself against Gordon College after the president of the private Christian school added his name to a public letter to President Obama asking for a religious exemption from a planned federal mandate. The expected executive order would force any organization receiving federal funds, including religiously based organizations, to hire people whose sexual conduct may not fall in line with their beliefs. Gordon says the mandate would be an “infringement on religious liberty” and “the rights of faith-based institutions to establish a set of standards and expectations for their community.”...
  • Elizabeth Warren for President?

    07/18/2014 9:47:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 18 | Dana Milbank
    It was one of those important-but-dull Senate hearings that donÂ’t get broadcast even on C-SPAN 3. An obscure subcommittee was taking expert testimony on patient safety Thursday, and only four of its 14 members bothered to show up. Several of the public seats were empty, too. But Elizabeth Warren was in her element. The committeeÂ’s most junior member was the first senator to arrive, five minutes early, and when it was her turn to question the witnesses she blew past the time limit. It was as though she were back at Harvard Law School, using the Socratic method to lead...
  • Proposed site for migrant children hosted Katrina evacuees

    07/18/2014 4:09:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 18, 2014 | By Andy Rosen
    Joint Base Cape Cod could become a temporary home for hundreds of migrant children in custody after attempting to cross the US-Mexico border. It’s not the first time the military facility has found itself at the center of a large-scale effort to provide makeshift housing for people fleeing crisis. In the days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, then-Governor Mitt Romney announced that as many as 2,500 evacuees from the Gulf Coast would come to the Cape as part of a massive relief effort. They were to stay at Camp Edwards, which is part of the joint base. It’s not clear...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren to liberals: I’m fighting back

    07/18/2014 3:09:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | July 18, 2014 | By Lesley Clark, McClatchy
    DETROIT — Sen. Elizabeth Warren wowed a friendly crowd of influential liberal activists Friday in Detroit, pledging to fight against Republicans and the “sleazy lobbyists” she says have rigged the rules in Washington and harmed the middle class. Warren took the stage in a crowded ballroom to calls of “Run, Liz, run” by activists waving “Elizabeth Warren for President” signs and did little to disappoint. Speaking before the nation’s largest gathering of liberal activists, she railed against giant corporations, secret trade deals and Republicans she said were too cozy with big business. Conservatives, she charged, are “guided by an internal...
  • Massachusetts Senate Passes Radical Bill Prohibiting Pro-Life Free Speech

    07/17/2014 8:45:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    In a unanimous decision last month, the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts buffer zone law prohibiting pro-life free speech outside abortion clinics. The decision was a huge victory for pro-life sidewalk counselors who provide women with abortion alternatives. In their ruling, the Supteme Court struck down a Massachusetts law that created a 35-foot “buffer zone” restricting pro-life advocates from speaking with people entering abortion facilities. massachusettsSaying the abortion buffer zone is “inconsistent with the First Amendment,” the Supreme Court ruled that that the buffer zone violated the First Amendment because it “restricts access to ‘public way[s]’ and ‘sidewalk[s],’ places...
  • MA Governor: Deporting Illegal Children Like Sending Jews To Nazi Concentration Camps

    07/16/2014 5:06:15 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 58 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 16, 2014
    “My inclination is to remember what happened when a ship full of Jewish children tried to come to the United States in 1939 and the United States turned them away, and many of them went to their deaths in Nazi concentration camps.”
  • Governor Patrick links southwest border crisis to Holocaust

    07/16/2014 10:00:00 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 32 replies
    Governor Deval Patrick on Wednesday said he wanted to find a way for Massachusetts to help alleviate the crisis of children seeking to cross the US-Mexico border, avoiding the type of feud with the White House into which other governors have been drawn, and invoking powerful imagery as his motivation. “My inclination is to remember what happened when a shipful of Jewish children tried to come to the United States in 1939 and the United States turned them away, and many of them went to their deaths in Nazi concentration camps,” Patrick said when a reporter asked how he viewed...
  • Congresswoman visits Planned Parenthood, thanks escorts for protecting women from pro-life message

    07/16/2014 4:39:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    life site news ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    Congresswoman Katherine Clark, D-MA, visited a Planned Parenthood abortion facility Saturday to thank its volunteer abortion “escorts” for helping pregnant women evade pro-life sidewalk counselors who might offer them alternatives to abortion. She made the visit after the Supreme Court struck down the state’s “buffer zone” law, which required sidewalk counselors and pro-life protesters to stay at least 35 feet away from the clinic. In a statement, Clark slammed the Supreme Court for its decision, and likened the prayers and assistance offered by most sidewalk counselors to “harassment and intimidation.” “The Court’s ruling means patients are forced to choose between...
  • Check Out Obama's Multimillion-Dollar Martha's Vineyard Vacation Pad

    07/16/2014 8:14:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/11/14 | ERIN DOOLEY and BENJAMIN SIEGEL
    The commander-in-chief will be beach bummin’ it in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass, this summer, and the home he is reportedly renting out looks amazing. President Obama and the first lady are planning a two-week vacation at a seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom home in Chilmark, the Martha’s Vineyard Times reports. The first family will travel to the island from Aug. 9 to Aug. 24, making the 15-day getaway the longest summer vacation of Obama’s presidency. While the location of their vacation home was supposed to be under wraps, neighbors confirmed to the local newspaper that the Obamas will be staying at a luxurious home...
  • Massachusetts unaccompanied minors program could help Central American children

    07/16/2014 4:27:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    MassLive ^ | July 16, 2014 | By Anne-Gerard Flynn
    The Obama administration has reportedly asked all the states to possibly shelter some of these children, and Gov. Deval Patrick told the Associated Press July 16 that he regards the situation as a "humanitarian crisis" and is considering the request. He said how many children would be involved was being processed, but that they would be placed in secure environments, a possible reference to foster homes. As one area agency head who helps those legally in the country from elsewhere, the ability of a state to help unaccompanied minors from Central America is tied to Obama Administration's request for $3.7...
  • Elizabeth Warren Supporters Launch ‘Ready for Warren’

    07/16/2014 7:28:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/16/2014 | By Arlette Saenz
    You’ve heard of Ready for Hillary, but now there’s Ready for Warren. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has said over and over that she will not run for president in 2016, but that isn’t stopping her fans from encouraging her to run. A group of activists has launched the Ready for Warren campaign, asking people to sign a petition urging the Massachusetts Democrat to pursue a presidential bid. “We are Ready for Elizabeth Warren to run for President in 2016,” a statement on the website reads. “Warren is the backbone that the Democratic Party too often forgets it needs. Warren has...
  • Man claiming to be looking for Katy Perry busted at Kennedy compound home: cops

    07/16/2014 6:36:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | July 16, 2014 | Joe Kemp
    A Massachusetts man arrested for breaking into the Kennedy Compound said he was searching the property for Katy Perry, cops said. James Lacroix, 53, was busted on the Cape Cod property after he answered a phone call from Ted Kennedy Jr., the son of late Sen. Edward (Ted) Kennedy and a candidate for state Senate in Connecticut, late Tuesday, WVIT reported.
  • Worcester County sheriff goes to US-Mexico border

    07/15/2014 10:06:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    telegram.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | Elaine Thompson
    WORCESTER — Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis is joining five other sheriffs from across the country on a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border this week to find out what's happening regarding the influx of thousands of unaccompanied youths and other undocumented immigrants from Central America. Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson, whose facility is also a federal detention center and has housed some undocumented immigrants, is among the sheriffs who will embark on the "fact-finding" mission. "The issue is to find out what is happening on the border. We did finally get confirmation that there have been people relocated to Massachusetts,"...
  • Lynn officials: Illegal immigrant children are stressing city services

    07/15/2014 11:06:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    My FOX Boston ^ | July 14, 2014 | by Crystal Haynes
    LYNN, Mass. -- Lynn is a municipality on the brink. Key department officials say a recent influx of illegal immigrant children and families in the city is stressing almost every service from trash collection to healthcare. "We have been aware of the unaccompanied children issue for quite a while, and we were able to absorb a lot of these children early on," said Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy. "But now it's gotten to the point where the school system is overwhelmed, our health department is overwhelmed, the city's budget is being sustainably altered in order of accommodate all of these...
  • Kuhner Report: Mayor Judy Kennedy tells Jeff that illegal aliens are bankrupting Lynn.

    07/15/2014 8:17:50 AM PDT · by Prolixus · 26 replies
    Kuhner Report on WRKO ^ | July 15, 2014 | Jeff Kuhner
    <p>“Weekday morning from six to ten on WRKO. Important hours for. 3617666868. Here on AM 680. WRKO. And now I’m 93 point seven HDQ. My friends as I’ve been talking about for the last couple of days. Lynn. Has now become in many ways ground zero. For the immigration crisis engulfing this country. And now. Berlin’s mayor. Judy Kennedy. Has now come out and sad that — is basically now at the breaking point.</p>
  • New Bedford's undocumented youth face long road to citizenship

    07/14/2014 2:57:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    South Coast Today (MA) ^ | July 14, 2014 | By SIMÓN RIOS
    NEW BEDFORD – Adolfo De La Cruz' path to New Bedford was 110 days long. But if everything goes his way, it could be a year or two to go from “unaccompanied alien child” to U.S. visa holder. The handful of immigration attorneys in New Bedford are up to their noses in cases of unaccompanied minors who came to the city from Central America and were released to guardians in New Bedford, according to local immigrant advocates. Local immigration attorney Frederick Watt is hiring a full-time, Spanish-speaking interpreter. He estimated that he's come across 100 unaccompanied minor cases in his...
  • Push for answers on immigrant flights

    07/14/2014 1:34:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    The Lowell Sun (MA) ^ | July 14, 2014 | By Samantha Allen
    LOWELL -- Marisa DeFranco, a Democratic immigration lawyer running against incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney for the 6th Middlesex District seat, demands to know more about undocumented immigrant detainees coming into the state. DeFranco said news of reportedly seven federal planeloads of illegal immigrants coming to Massachusetts raises alarm bells for her. She said it looks like a sign of what's to come. "I'm very troubled that we had these transfers happening and no knew about it," she said. "I'd like to know if this will change, and for (state corrections facilities), what are they going to do? Will they...
  • Illegal immigrants flown to Bay State: Sheriffs warn move may threaten safety

    07/13/2014 1:34:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 13, 2014 | Owen Boss and Joe Dwinell
    Illegal immigrants are being secretly flown to Massachusetts and kept in local lockups in an under-the-radar operation that has alarmed lawmen who are raising health and security concerns amid recent spikes in detainees coming up from Texas during the latest border crisis. “We’re all becoming border sheriffs now with these people being carted all over the country,” said Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson. “The blame goes all the way up. It’s a travesty and people ought to be upset,” Hodgson said. “This is un-American and has raised the stakes to the public health and public safety threat.” Hodgson said...
  • Massachusetts now forced into border spat (Criminal illegals flown in secretly)

    07/13/2014 4:34:25 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 77 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 13, 2014 | Adriana Cohen
    Massachusetts now forced into border spat It’s finally been confirmed what was suspected all along — Massachusetts is feeling the pain of the chaotic border crisis. Forget the denials. Secret flights of illegal immigrants have made their way to Bedford and Boston. .... We’ve learned from immigration officials that four planes filled with detainees ... as the U.S. scrambles to cap the immigration crisis. .... This should alarm everybody in the Bay State, because we don’t know how many illegals are passing through or hanging around; what communicable diseases they may carry; if any are sex offenders, drug-runners, gang members...
  • Adult Illegal Immigrants Posing as Children To Enroll in High School (MA)

    07/11/2014 1:08:11 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 33 replies
    NationalReview ^ | July 11, 2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    A Massachusetts city‘s packed school system is being forced to accept illegal-alien adults. Adult illegal immigrants posing as unaccompanied alien children appear to be attempting to enroll at public high schools, city officials in Lynn, Mass., tell National Review Online. “Some of them have had gray hair and they’re telling you that they’re 17 years old and they have no documentation,” Jamie Cerulli, the Lynn mayor’s chief of staff, tells NRO. “If my children went to the public schools, I’d be very uncomfortable with all of these unaccompanied minors [that] are placed in the ninth grade.” Admission of all foreign...
  • Salem ends Gordon College’s use of town hall Cites school’s policy on gays

    07/11/2014 12:22:36 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 18 replies
    boston globe ^ | July 10, 2014 | Matt Rocheleau
    Salem officials declared Wednesday they will end a contract allowing Gordon College to use the city-owned Old Town Hall because of the Christian school’s opposition to expected federal hiring protection for gays and lesbians. Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, who also cited the college’s longstanding policies prohibiting gay activities among students, said Gordon’s policies violate a city ordinance prohibiting Salem from contracting with entities that discriminate. But she said it would be “even more troubling” to have the city do business with “an institution that enables, and now advocates for, discrimination against the [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] community...” The college’s website...
  • Amid border crisis, Obama to take 15-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard

    07/10/2014 11:41:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 82 replies
    The Washington Times. ^ | July 10, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    President Obama is taking a 15-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard next month, despite the widespread criticism he’s received for not visiting the U.S.-Mexico border while it descends into chaos. The Obamas will leave Washington on Saturday, Aug. 9, and stay at a $12 million vacation home in Martha’s Vineyard until Sunday, Aug. 24, the White House confirmed late Wednesday. The president is expected to return to Chilmark and stay in a secluded house off North Road that overlooks the north shore and Vineyard Sound, the Martha’s Vineyard Times reported. Though not confirmed by the White House, the Obamas are expected...
  • Mitt Romney endorses pro-abortion Republican Scott Brown over pro-life rival in Senate race

    07/08/2014 4:28:47 PM PDT · by SumProVita · 47 replies
    MANCHESTER, NH – Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has endorsed pro-abortion Republican Scott Brown over his pro-life rival in the primary to see who becomes the GOP's candidate for U.S. senator from New Hampshire.
  • Americans of All Parties Agree: Sarah Palin Should Go Away

    07/09/2014 2:52:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 9, 2014 | By Eric Levenson
    Dislike of Sarah Palin’s constant media presence is a remarkably non-partisan affair, as more than half of registered voters wish she’d be quiet according to a new poll. 54 percent of people surveyed said they wished to hear less from Palin, the poll from The Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg found. That position was favored by two-thirds of Democrats, a majority of independents, and, most notably – four in 10 Republicans. That’s a sizable group of people from the party that, just a few years ago, supported her nomination for vice president. In this time of increasing political polarization, Americans can...
  • Dissenters in a One-Party Statehouse

    07/07/2014 5:52:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    By votes so lopsided they were practically unanimous, 144-7 in the House and 38-1 in the Senate, the Massachusetts Legislature last week approved a $36.5 billion budget for fiscal 2015, the largest in state history. The puny band of Republicans who voted against the budget — Senator Robert Hedlund and Representatives James Lyons, Leah Cole, Geoff Diehl, Shawn Dooley, Ryan Fattman, Marc Lombardo, and Leonard Mirra — had no hope of changing the outcome. They didn't even represent a majority of the negligible GOP caucus. They did, however, take their duties as elected legislators seriously enough to not merely cast...
  • Elizabeth Warren Blames Financial Crisis, Middle Class Erosion on...Ronald Reagan

    05/20/2014 7:36:49 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 37 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Erika Johnsen
    Because when President Barack Obama was blaming every problem under the sun on his predecessor President George W. Bush, he just wasn’t go back far enough. Via RCP: WARREN: I grew up in an America that was investing in kids. It was investing in public universities. It had a higher minimum wage. It was an America that said every kid would get a fighting chance. And that’s how we built America’s great middle class. Then starting in about the 1980s, we turned in a different direction. COLBERT: You mean when Reagan came in and it was morning in America. The...
  • Scarborough, Dean Squabble Over Dems Moving Left: You Spout That 'Carl Bernstein Nonsense'

    12/09/2013 6:54:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Things got testy between Joe Scarborough and Howard Dean on today's Morning Joe over the issue of the Dem party moving left. In a particularly unkind cut, Scarborough accused Dean of spouting "Carl Bernstein nonsense," while Dean tried to shut Scarborough down, bleating "blah, blah, blah." Adding spice to the mix, Mika Brzezinski made clear her great regard for lefty Senator Elizabeth Warren, saying she'd make a "formidable" presidential candidate. The fracas was detonated by a discussion of a Wall Street Journal op-ed by a centrist Dem group called "The Third Way," which argued that following proposals from Warren and...
  • Mika Recruits Rattner To 'Root' For Elizabeth Warren

    12/16/2013 7:10:56 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In her continuing campaign to promote Elizabeth Warren's presidential prospects, Mika Brzezinski has attempted to recruit an unlikely ally: Steve Rattner. Rattner--President Obama's former "car czar"--is an investment manager and what passes for a moderate in the modern Dem party. The notion that he would support leftist Elizabeth Warren in a Dem primary is far-fetched to say the least. But Mika told Rattner he would "root" for Warren "because you will do that for me." A compliant Ratter replied that he would "do anything" for Mika. View the video here.
  • Poll: Elizabeth Warren is the ‘hottest’ candidate for 2016

    04/03/2014 6:34:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/03/2014 | Tal Kopan
    If the 2016 presidential race were a game of “hot or not,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren would be winning with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton close behind, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would be losing ground, according to a new poll. When Americans were asked to give prominent politicians a score, zero to 100, of how “warm,” or favorable, they feel toward that person, the Massachusetts Democratic senator was the highest-rated of the bunch with a “temperature” of 48.6, according to a Quinnipiac poll out Thursday. Clinton was in second place at 47.8, Republican Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan followed...
  • Why Elizabeth Warren should run for president

    04/25/2014 12:48:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies
    Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren is starting a publicity tour for her new campaign-style book, A Fighting Chance. As she talks to the press, Warren is repeating previous statements that she will not run for president in 2016. But her denials aren't really denials, and her party's unique presidential circumstances give Warren plenty of room to run. Judging by what she has said publicly, there's no reason to rule out a Warren candidacy. First, the non-denial denials. This week ABC's David Muir asked Warren, "Are you going to run for president?" Warren's response was, "I'm not running for president."That's the oldest...