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  • Elizabeth Warren: Male Senators Treat Me Differently Because I’m a Woman

    10/22/2014 10:14:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 22, 2014 | Kelly Cohen
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's been treated differently in elected office because she's a woman. While campaigning for Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in Colorado, the Massachusetts Democrat answered with a resounding “yes” when asked on CNN if male senators have treated her differently because of her gender. When asked to elaborate, Warren replied “Nope” twice, but did oblige that she didn't find her treatment surprising.
  • Half-billion dollar MBTA contract awarded to firm owned by Chinese gov(Mass...the RED line!)

    A Chinese government-owned rail company was awarded a $566.6 million Massachusetts state contract on Wednesday to build subway trains for the "T," the nation's oldest subway system, despite concerns from local activists about China's human rights record as well as complaints from competitors that the company's winning bid was unrealistically low. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's board of directors voted unanimously to approve a contract with CNR MA Corporation to build 284 new subway cars. The new cars are needed to replace the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's 32-year-old Orange Line trains and the 44-year-old Red Line cars that serve the...
  • Massachusetts Parents angry to find out Islam is part of school curriculum

    10/22/2014 6:22:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    http://therightscoop.com ^ | october 21, 2014
    Parents in Massachusetts were upset when they found out Islam is being taught as part of the school curriculum. But what was most upsetting to one parent is that it included a declaration that Allah is the only god:
  • Is Martha Coakley About To Blow Another Major Race In Massachusetts?

    10/22/2014 11:11:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | October 22, 2014 | Sahil Kapur
    National Democrats are haunted by memories of Martha Coakley's unforced stumbles and missteps in 2010, which cost them a U.S. Senate seat in one of the country's bluest states. Four laters later, the Massachusetts attorney general might be about to blow another major contest: The race to succeed Deval Patrick as governor. With two weeks left to go, a new poll by WBUR, which tracks the race weekly, found Coakley trailing for the first time against Republican Charlie Baker, a former health care CEO who served as secretary of finance and health under Gov. William Weld in the 1990s. It's...
  • Patrick quietly transfers 500 managers to public employee union

    10/19/2014 9:39:47 AM PDT · by W. · 64 replies
    The Boston Glob ^ | 10/18/2014 | Michael Levenson
    As he prepares to leave office, Governor Deval Patrick is quietly transferring 500 of his managers into the state public employee union, a move that will qualify them for a series of 3 percent raises and insulate them from firing when the next governor takes over. Rolling the managers into the 22,000-member union will effectively protect them from any house-cleaning that might occur when the next governor takes office in January — a particular likelihood if Republican Charlie Baker were to take over after eight years of Democratic leadership. Union employees generally have to be removed “for cause,” while managers...
  • Police, ambulances respond to chaotic scene near Keene State College

    10/18/2014 4:58:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Melissa Hanson and Alyssa Edes
    “There were about 4,000 kids in this backyard and it almost felt like a war zone,” said Ellery Murray, a sophomore at Keene State. “People were just throwing everything they could find -- rocks, skateboards, buckets, pumpkins. It was actually kind of scary.” “[Police] were wearing shields and knee-pads and had all these dogs herding people out of the yard into the street,” said Murray. Murray said she was at large house party near the festival early Saturday afternoon when people started lobbing beer bottles and other objects into the crowd.
  • Michael Dukakis testifies for Robel Phillipos, Boston bombers' friend accused of lying to FBI

    10/17/2014 12:56:46 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    upi.com ^ | 10/16/14 | Matt Bradwell
    BOSTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Former governor of Massacheusetts and 1988 Democratic nominee for president Michael Dukakis took the stand in Boston to testify on behalf of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Robel Phillipos stands accused of lying to the FBI and local law enforcement about his actions and wherabouts in the three days following the attack that killed three an injured more than 260 people. "[Phillipos] told me he was questioned for five hours by the FBI," Dukakis testified according to the Boston Globe, adding, "he was so confused he didn't know what he said."
  • Grimes campaign shows Democratic women of the U.S. Senate supporting her in new ad

    10/16/2014 7:28:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Half of all the Democratic women in the U.S. Senate are featured in a new video voicing their support for Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. The video, released Thursday after first being shown at Grimes’ event with Hillary Clinton Wednesday evening, shows six women in the U.S. Senate saying “Shatter the glass. Break the ceiling. It’s time for Alison!” Of the twelve women in the Senate Democratic caucus, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Patty Murray (D-WA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) are shown...
  • Boston's 113-Year Old Time Capsule Will Finally be Opened Today

    10/09/2014 8:37:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Bostinno.com ^ | 10/9/14 | Nick DeLuca
    In the small, suburban city of Woburn, Mass., some 25 minutes north of Boston, local history will be made. On Thursday, Oct. 9, the Bostonian Society will finally crack open the 113-year old time capsule lodged in the head of the lion statue that typically sits perched atop the Old State House in downtown Boston. The statue, paired with its unicorn counterpart, was hoisted from the city's oldest, continuously used public building as part of a renovation project. It was subsequently decided that whatever goodies are still being kept from the public ought to finally see daylight. Heather Leet, director...
  • Elizabeth Warren: The Rich White Man’s Candidate

    10/15/2014 6:44:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Elizabeth Warren: The Rich White Man’s CandidatePosted By Daniel Greenfield On October 15, 2014 @ 12:58 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 7 Comments The political establishment with its clouds of consultants, advisers and fixers rarely bothers glancing out of its enclaves of wealth and privilege to take stock of America. Instead it taps at the virtual pages of the paper of record on the appropriate app, nods its head at having its prejudices confirmed and moves on.And that is why the Elizabeth Warren political express remains convinced that a wealthy professor and government insider who occasionally says all the approved...
  • Several Marshfield residents push for return of 'Christmas' to school calendar

    10/15/2014 6:21:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Patriot Ledger (Mass.) ^ | October 15, 2014 | Jessica Trufant
    MARSHFIELD – Residents opposed to a school committee vote to remove the word “Christmas” from the school calendar say the decision promotes religious intolerance and censorship. At a school committee meeting Tuesday night, several residents asked members to reconsider the September vote that changed the name “Christmas vacation” to “holiday break” on the calendar. The vacation week begins on Christmas Eve and ends the Monday after New Year’s Day.
  • Pregnant woman who may have been exposed to Ebola ‘told to take shower and check for fever’ (MA)

    10/12/2014 2:13:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 12, 2014 | Staff
    Kelley Tuthill @wcvbkelleyt This 7 mos pregnant woman just walked out of Harvard Vanguard. Was told to take shower & check for fever. #WCVB 3:37 PM - 12 Oct 2014 30 Retweets 4 favorites A man who traveled recently to West Africa is being isolated for Ebola-like symptoms at Harvard Vanguard in Braintree, Mass. WBZ Boston News ✔ @cbsboston BREAKING: Man who traveled recently to West Africa is reportedly being isolated for Ebola-like symptoms in Braintree http://boston.cbslocal.com/ 1:41 PM - 12 Oct 2014 191 Retweets 36 favorites[continued]
  • Man with Ebola-like symptoms taken to Boston Hospital

    10/12/2014 1:11:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 132 replies
    Patriot Ledger ^ | Updated Oct 12, 2014 at 4:05 PM | Patriot Ledger
    A man with Ebola-like symptoms is being taken by ambulance to a Boston hospital. Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, 11 Grossman Drive, was reportedly being evacuated while doctors assessed a possible case of Ebola, according to fire and police radio transmissions from the scene. A man who recently traveled to West Africa was being isolated outside the center inside an ambulance, according to fire department officials. He is now being escorted by police to a Boston hospital. The driver of the ambulance is wearing a mask and haz mat suit. The Braintree police and fire departments, Department of Public Health and...
  • Patient Isolated for Ebola Symptoms in Braintree, Mass.

    10/12/2014 12:33:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NECN ^ | October 12, 2014 | Mike Pescaro
    A patient has been isolated with possible Ebola symptoms in Braintree, Massachusetts, officials confirm. Braintree Fire confirms that hazmat, police, fire and EMS crews are on the scene at Harvard Vanguard. Officials add that the isolation is being performed out of an abundance of caution....
  • Senators to Obama: Do Something About Hong Kong

    10/10/2014 1:53:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 9, 2014 | Steven Dennis
    A bipartisan group of senators from across the political spectrum—from Elizabeth Warren and Patrick J. Leahy to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio—wants President Barack Obama to speak out and act to support Hong Kong’s democracy movement.They don’t specify exactly what they want Obama to do—they say “demonstrable, meaningful steps”—but note that a 1992 law “authorizes you to suspend trade and economic provisions should Beijing not provide sufficient autonomy for Hong Kong.”Leahy, the Vermont Democrat who is president pro tempore and Judiciary chairman, leads the letter with Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Rubio.“The people of Hong Kong have sent a strong...
  • Racially Charged Death Threat Sent to 100s of Harvard Students ‘May Not Be Credible’

    10/04/2014 4:53:31 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    boston.com ^ | 10-3-14 | By Chris Caesar and Ellen O’Leary
    The e-mails threatening death to hundreds of Harvard students and affiliates may not be credible, according to a community advisory from Steven Catalano, Harvard University Police Department’s Public Information Officer. Initial investigation indicates that the e-mails were sent from overseas, undercutting the legitimacy of its authors claim to live in Boston. The threat was sent at approximately 4:45 p.m. Friday, according to initial university police correspondence. While the full content of the message was not provided by authorities, The Crimson student newspaper provided further details about the “racially charged” e-mail: Addressed to “All students at Harvard,” the text of both...
  • Potential Ebola Case in Worcester (Massachusetts)

    10/04/2014 5:18:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Comcast Sports Network ^ | October 4, 2014
    A patient in Worcester, Massachusetts, with a history of travel in West Africa is being evaluated for a possible case of Ebola, health officials confirmed Saturday. In a statement, the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center said that physicians believe it is not likely that the patient has Ebola. The hospital says it is working with the Centers for Disease Control and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health while the patient is examined....
  • Warren dives into gov race, rips Baker

    09/29/2014 7:13:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 28, 2014 | Owen Ross
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking swings at Charlie Baker on behalf of Martha Coakley, blasting the Republican gubernatorial candidate’s gaffe last week in a fundraising message sent out yesterday, saying that when he “dismissed a woman news reporter by calling her ‘sweetheart’ a lot of people questioned Charlie’s attitude toward women.” “My colleague Kristen Gillibrand recently pointed out that even now, in 2014, sometimes she feels like she’s living in a Mad Men episode,” Warren wrote in the message, referencing an AMC television series set in the not-yet liberated 1960s. “When I hear some of the things that Republicans...
  • Man with implanted horns gets life for 3 killings

    09/29/2014 3:29:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    AP ^ | 9/29/2014
    A man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms for his role in the murders of three Massachusetts men. Caius Veiovis (KYE'-us vee-OH'-vis) maintained his innocence at his sentencing hearing Monday, saying "my hand wasn't in this." He was convicted Friday in the 2011 slayings of David Glasser, Edward Frampton and Robert Chadwell of Pittsfield.
  • Boston time capsule believed found in lion statue

    09/24/2014 1:22:24 PM PDT · by dware · 20 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 09.24.2014 | BOB SALSBERG
    BOSTON (AP) — What appears to be a window to Boston's past has turned up in a rather unusual place: the head of a lion's statue on the building that once served as the seat of Massachusetts government.
  • Senate Democrats Block Ted Cruz Bill Revoking U.S. Citizenship of Terrorists

    09/27/2014 5:36:40 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday ripped U.S. Senate Democrats for blocking his bill that would revoke the U.S. citizenship of those who join the ISIS terrorist organization, noting that they are abandoning something Hillary Clinton supported when she was Secretary of State. The Democrats blocked Cruz’s bill on Thursday, a bill that would revoke citizenship from Americans who join ISIS. Cruz’s bill is very similar to one that then Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA)—who is now running in New Hampshire against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)—and then Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) offered a couple of years ago.“As then-Secretary of State Hillary...
  • Massachusetts Electric Rates Shoot Up 37 Percent

    09/26/2014 6:57:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies
    AP ^ | September 26, 2014
    BOSTON (AP) — Many Massachusetts households are going to see their electric bills shoot up 37 percent this winter. State regulators have approved a 37 percent increase for National Grid household customers that would mean an average of $33 per month more for the typical residential customer. Large business customers will see even higher increases.
  • Lottery millionaire held on coke dealing charges

    09/25/2014 5:27:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 25, 2014 | Laurel J. Sweet, Antonio Planas
    A Haverhill carpenter and father of two on welfare who scratched his way to $1 million on a state Lottery ticket five weeks ago was held on $50,000 bond today on a slew of drug possession and trafficking charges. Gary L. Bond, 32, was arrested yesterday after Haverhill cops executed a search warrant at his apartment on Arch Street where they found more than an ounce of marijuana, a marijuana growing operation under a tent, three oxycontin pills and 21 grams of cocaine, prosecutors said.
  • Spfld MA PD: 5 adults and 2 juve, armed with knives and boxcutters, allegedly stole from 6 victims

    09/25/2014 10:01:20 AM PDT · by matt04 · 35 replies
    Police arrested seven suspects Wednesday night after they allegedly went on a rolling spree, while armed with knives and boxcutters, and stole cell phones and other items from six different victims in three separate robberies. The robberies began at 5:35 p.m. when suspects, driving around in a green Chevrolet Suburban, robbed an 18-year-old man who was walking near Greenleaf Park at 1187 Parker St., Sgt. John Delaney said. The victim told police that seven suspects, wielding knives, took his iPad and cell phone. The second armed robbery occurred about 30 minutes later in the area of 62 Malden St. Delaney...
  • 3 Afghan soldiers missing from Cape Cod base

    09/22/2014 3:31:34 AM PDT · by lonevoice · 28 replies
    Lake Wylie Pilot ^ | Sept 21, 2014
    CAMP EDWARDS, Mass. — Police and military officials were searching Sunday for three soldiers from the Afghanistan National Army who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base. The Afghan soldiers had been participating in a U.S. Central Command Regional Cooperation training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod, U.S. military officials said. They arrived at Camp Edwards on Sept. 11 and were last seen at the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis. The soldiers were reporting missing by base security personnel on Saturday night. They were identified as Major Jan Mohammad Arash, Captain Mohammad Nasir Askarzada and...
  • Three Afghan Soldiers Visiting Cape Cod Have Gone Missing

    09/21/2014 10:14:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    NBCNews ^ | September 21, 2014 | TOM WINTER
    Three Afghan Soldiers Visiting Cape Cod Have Gone Missing BY TOM WINTER Three soldiers from the Afghanistan National Army visiting Cape Cod, Massachusetts, for a military exercise have gone missing, according to the U.S. National Guard. The National Guard in Massachusetts says they believe at this time there is no threat to the public. Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada, and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar were last seen at the Hyannis Mall Saturday evening, a National Guard source tells Cheryl Fiandaca of NBC affiliate WHDH. A senior law enforcement source tells NBC News the FBI Field Office in Boston...
  • Mark Levin torches Elizabeth Warren over her comments on Israel

    09/16/2014 8:20:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/16/14 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin really lays into Elizabeth Warren over her comments in response to a question about Israel. Just listen, it’s short and it’s fantastic:
  • Fake Holocaust Survivor Eva Steiner Moseley Gets Elizabeth Warren to Endorse Hamas

    09/17/2014 10:41:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 16, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Like Hedy Epstein, Eva Steiner Moseley is another fake Holocaust survivor who uses phony claims of being a Holocaust survivor to attack Israel and support terrorists. Eva Moseley is even more fake than Hedy Epstein because she and her family moved to New York in 1939. Moseley is a more honest fraud because she describes her fake Holocaust survivor routine as her ‘schtick’. In a shockingly unguarded moment, she wrote the following email to her comrades at the Peace Commission: “I can do my “I escaped from Nazi Vienna and am unhappy with what Israel does” schtick, if you think...
  • Pat Buchanan: Romney Is Going To Run In 2016 ("Only cure for presidential fever is embalming fluid")

    09/07/2014 2:50:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | September 6, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Pat Buchanan predicted Mitt Romney will run for president on this weekend's broadcast of The McLaughlin Group. "There is no doubt Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Mitt Romney are in the establishment category or bracket that are headed for the finals," Buchanan said. "I think Mitt would come out first but I really don't see Bush as really having the drive or inner drive. And I think, then you get Mitt Romney against someone like a Cruz, or someone like that, and I think that would be the finals. And I think that Mitt has got it in his heart...
  • Dems block Cruz bill to strip U.S. citizenship from Islamic State defectors

    09/18/2014 5:08:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to consider a measure Thursday providing that any American who joins the fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State would immediately renounce their U.S. citizenship, but a Democratic senator objected, saying more time is necessary to weigh the significant constitutional issues it raises. Ahead of the Senate’s scheduled consideration Thursday afternoon of a proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels, part of President Obama’s strategy to combat the terrorist group, the Texas Republican asked for unanimous consent to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act he introduced earlier this month. The measure...
  • Breaking: (New) Gov't Report: Obamacare Funds Abortions

    09/16/2014 5:24:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 62 replies
    CBN ^ | September 16, 2014 | John Jessup
    A new government report confirms what pro-life advocates have long feared: President Obama's health care reform law allows for taxpayer-funded abortions. In a report to Congress, the Government Accountability Office found 28 states with no laws restricting qualified health plans that limit abortion coverage. In Massachusetts, only two of the 111 state-approved plans comply with the historic Hyde Amendment, which prohibits abortion funding except in cases of rape or incest. Five states (Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont) don't offer any qualified plans that follow Hyde's precedent, in place since 1977. That directly contradicts the president's 2010 executive...
  • Liberals press Pelosi, Obama for vote on Syrian air strikes

    09/14/2014 4:16:18 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    A growing chorus of liberal Democrats is pushing President Obama to get Congress's explicit approval before launching missile strikes into Syria. The pressure from supporters on Capitol Hill is not only a headache for Obama, but also puts House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top Democrats in the difficult position of bucking a broad segment of their own caucus in order to protect an ally in the White House. Scores of Democrats had signed letters a year ago advocating against military strikes targeting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad without congressional backing. Thirteen months later the enemy...
  • Students respond to Ferguson shooting (UMass)

    09/10/2014 11:47:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Massachusetts Daily Collegian ^ | September 11, 2014 | Marie MacCune and Catherine Ferris
    Students at the rally pose to reflect their anti-police brutality slogan, ‘hands up, don’t shoot’. Students of all races gathered around the Student Union in solidarity Wednesday against police brutality and racism in reaction to the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last month. Together Josh Odam, Christopher Young and Danielle Laroque organized the event. Odam a sophomore studying political science and legal studies said, “This rally is something that hits home for me because it could have been me, or my brother or my cousin. I don’t want to go to any more funerals with black...
  • Elizabeth Warren endorses Tierney

    09/10/2014 3:09:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2014 | Abby Smith
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is lending a hand to Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.) in his Democratic primary campaign. The liberal icon and freshman senator endorsed Tierney at an event in Salem on Monday, adding her name to a long list of other Democrats who are backing the nine-term lawmaker ahead of his competitive contest. “Congressman Tierney is a tireless champion for Massachusetts families,” Warren said in a statement. “We need to send him back to Washington so he can continue fighting for a level playing field for working families.”
  • Hundreds tested for TB in Lynn

    09/09/2014 9:28:57 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 60 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 9, 2014 | AP via Boston Herald
    LYNN, Mass. — More than 30 Lynn Community Health Center employees and 800 patients are being tested to determine if they were exposed to tuberculosis after center doctors confirmed a case.
  • Boston bombers’ mosque tied to ISIS

    09/07/2014 7:12:06 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 7, 2014 | Paul Sperry
    When it was revealed that the Boston Marathon bombers attended a Cambridge, Mass., mosque, its leaders were quick to disavow their actions. Elder brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s ideology was not their own, the leaders of the Islamic Society mosque claimed. In fact, he was admonished for an extremist outburst he made during one sermon. So, one crackpot in a congregation. Who can blame the mosque? But what about eight — including a prominent member of ISIS? As it turns out, worshippers at the Islamic Society have included: Abdurahman Alamoudi, the mosque’s founder and first president who in 2004 was sentenced to...
  • Romney: 'My time has come and gone'

    09/07/2014 7:09:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 65 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/7/14 | Kyle Cheney
    Fomer Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney argued Sunday that he'd make a better president than Hillary Clinton -- but that he's not planning to mount a third bid for the White House. "No question about that in my mind," he said on "Fox News Sunday" when asked by host Chris Wallace whether he'd be a better leader than Clinton. Prodded by Wallace, Romney insisted he has no plans to run but stopped short of a Shermanesque refusal. "I’m not running, I’m not planning on running," he said. Romney said that while he also would've made a better president than Barack Obama,...
  • Katie Couric: Sen. Warren Criticizes Washington-Wall Street 'Revolving Door'

    09/06/2014 8:44:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 6, 2014 | Andrew Romano
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In an exclusive interview Wednesday with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for accepting a multimillion-dollar job with a Wall Street investment bank shortly after leaving Congress. "This is wrong," Warren said in regard to Cantor's new role as vice chairman and managing director at Moelis & Co. "People work in Washington and, man, they hit that revolving door with a speed that would blind you." She went on to claim that banks hire politicians like Cantor "not because they bring great expertise and insight, but because they’re selling...
  • Nebraska Medical Center to treat Boston doctor with Ebola

    09/04/2014 3:12:30 PM PDT · by Big Red Clay · 21 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 09/04/2014 | From staff and wire reports
    University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Jeffrey Gold said during a Thursday press conference that the Nebraska Medical will treat a patient with Ebola virus. The patient is Dr. Rick Sacra, a missionary who was serving in Liberia, according to SIM, a North Carolina-based charity. He is expected to arrive Friday morning at the med center's Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit, Gold said. Gold said the med center was contacted 48 hours ago by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about treating an Ebola patient. "The biocontainment unit is built for this sort of event," Dr. Phil Smith...
  • At least one serious Democrat a ‘maybe’ on challenging Hillary in 2016

    09/04/2014 2:29:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 4, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    As of now, a handful of Democrats have flirted with (or outright embraced) mounting a challenge to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ahead of her expected second run at the White House. Those candidates have, however, largely been relative unknowns or too exotic to be considered a genuine threat to her inevitability. Self-described socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is seriously contemplating a 2016 bid, but few believe that he can mount a legitimate challenge to Clinton. Former Democratic Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is also contemplating a run at the White House, but he retired from the Senate after only...
  • How left-wing & anti-family is Charlie Baker, the Mass GOP establishment’s candidate for Governor?

    09/01/2014 8:24:58 PM PDT · by massmike · 11 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 09/01/2014 | n/a
    Four years ago, when Baker was the GOP nominee, we did an assessment of Baker’s far-left, anti-family view and actions. Well, as we cruise into the Sept. 9 primary with Baker against conservative underdog Mark Fisher, it’s time for an update. Needless to say, things have only gotten worse. These days it’s very seductive for the GOP across the country to think that they can avoid confrontation with the Left by abandoning their supporters’ principles on “culture war” and “hot button” issues and instead promoting on things like “good management.” But that’s wishful thinking. (See the recent post, “The Left...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • US lawmakers condemn crackdown on China's minority Muslims

    07/11/2008 9:15:45 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 22 replies · 143+ views
    AFP ^ | July 12 08
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — US lawmakers on Friday "strongly condemned" what they called Beijing's harsh pre-Olympic crackdown in China's Muslim-populated far northwest Xinjiang region. The bipartisan leadership of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus in a statement cited "credible" reports about a July 9 conviction in a closed trial of 15 minority Muslim Uighurs on terrorism charges that led to "the immediate execution of two" of them. Three others were given suspended death sentences and the remaining 10 received life imprisonment, it said. These are "abuses of due process and rule of law," said caucus co-chairmen Democrat Jim McGovern and Republican Frank...
  • Tea Party-Republican Massa . State Senate Candidate seeks assistance with getting out the vote.

    08/22/2014 2:05:43 PM PDT · by Conservative Cape Codder
    Blog and Thoughts August 22, 2014 Hello all, new here, my first topic here. So After witnessing many things over the years that my country has done, I have come to the conclusion that we should not be interfering in other peoples affairs. There are many unintended or secondary intended consequences that have devastating effects. The last of these is the recent Ukraine and ISIS fiasco. We have been bombing Middle eastern countries for decades, first with Iraq war 1 in 1991, then in 2003, and now again we are starting it up. We are using every trick in the...
  • Not National News: Mass. Obamacare Exchange Requires Everyone to Re-enroll, Again May Not Work

    08/18/2014 3:55:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/18/14 | Tom Blumer
    Recent news about Obamacare hasn't exactly been good, but the press has been pretty effective in keeping it quiet. To name just a few items, Enrollment is shrinking, because perhaps as many as 20 percent of enrollees aren't keeping up with their premiums. Rising costs have moved insurers to beg for bailouts, which appear to be forthcoming. Then there's this: Just last week in Massachusetts, where the state-run health insurance got its start under Republican Governor Mitt Romney eight years ago, the state's exchange announced that everyone currently enrolled in 2014 or who should have enrolled and didn't is going...
  • Video: Hillary: When I’m ‘President Again’

    11/08/2007 8:29:18 AM PST · by rwa265 · 65 replies · 247+ views
    CNN "Situation Room" ^ | 11/7/7 | ianschwartz
    Slip of the tongue? Yesterday on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Hillary Clinton spoke about what she would do about licensing illegal immigrants when she is president again. Watch:
  • Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama: Let's hug it out

    08/12/2014 3:36:39 PM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/12/2014 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Hillary Clinton called President Barack Obama on Tuesday to “make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him” when she recently discussed her views on foreign policy in an interview with The Atlantic, according to a statement from a Clinton spokesman. The statement comes amid tension between the Clinton and Obama camps in the wake of the interview. It also comes as Obama and Clinton, his former secretary of state, are due to cross paths at a social gathering Wednesday night in Martha’s Vineyard. In the interview, Clinton dismissed the Obama administration’s self-described foreign policy...
  • Hand grenades becoming key weapon in Mexican cartels' arsenals, say authorities

    08/14/2014 6:23:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Mexican drug cartels, whose trafficking efforts into the U.S. have grown bolder amid the border crisis, are increasingly utilizing a frightening weapon in their arsenal: the hand grenade. Whether packed with explosives, hollowed out and filled with steel to give them authentic heft or even used to deliver handwritten death threats, grenades are turning up in greater frequency in encounters with suspected cartel members, according to law enforcement authorities and border experts. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed to FoxNews.com that they’ve seen a “trend increase” involving the devices along the entire southwest border, although details were not disclosed...
  • For Baker, risks in raising Probation-scandal issue

    08/12/2014 8:14:18 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 1 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 8/11/2014 | peter lucas
    The convictions in the scandalous rigged hiring practices at the state Probation Department have given Republican Charlie Baker a clear road to the governor's office. It only remains to be seen if Baker is willing to go down the road, or whether it will be the road not taken. Forget the polls. For now, they do not mean much, as far as Baker is concerned. He is expected to easily prevail over tea-party challenger Mark Fisher in the September Republican primary. Then he will face the winner of the Democrat Party primary, and that will be either Attorney General Martha...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she supports President Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes in Iraq

    08/08/2014 10:43:22 PM PDT · by grundle · 53 replies
    masslive.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Andy Metzger
    BOSTON — Warning against a new U.S. war in Iraq, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday stood by President Barack Obama’s decision to authorize targeted airstrikes to help defend Americans in Erbil, Iraq, and provide aid to a religious minority taking refuge in the Sinjar mountains. “It’s a complicated situation right now in Iraq and the president has taken very targeted actions to provide humanitarian relief that the Iraqi government requested, and to protect American citizens,” Warren told reporters. “But like the president I believe that any solution in Iraq is going to be a negotiated solution, not a military...