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  • A telling sign: Scott Brown comes out in support of Cordray recess appointment

    01/04/2012 4:24:29 PM PST · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4 Jan 2011 | Greg Sargent
    Here’s a pretty clear sign of which way the politics are moving in the fight over Obama’s decision to employ a recess appointment to install Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Senator Scott Brown — who’s facing a stiff populist challenge from Elizabeth Warren, the creator of the agency — has now come out in support of the move. His statement, sent over by his office: “I support President Obama’s appointment today of Richard Cordray to head the CFPB. I believe he is the right person to lead the agency and help protect consumers from fraud...
  • Some in the GOP chastise Obama for not running on his record & give a pass to Romney on this

    01/03/2012 11:57:13 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 2 replies
    1/3/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Second part, final part. Some in the GOP and "conservative" talking heads need to do the same for both: chastise Obama for not wanting to run on his record and his gearing up to run a super negative campaign against the eventual GOP nominee and also chastise Romney for not happily running on his record, and sitting back and letting others do his attacking for him against fellow GOP candidates. Romney needs to run on his record, right? What is in Romney's record that he shouldn't be proud of?
  • Moderate road won’t beat Obama

    01/02/2012 7:19:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | January 2, 2012 | Holly Robichaud
    Tomorrow less than 20 percent of registered Republicans in Iowa are going to tell us who they believe should take on President Obama. Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, who has bypassed the caucuses, said last week that Iowa picks corn, not presidents. Is he correct? Well, if you ask Mike Huckabee, he would say yes. But on the other hand, Obama did win the state. Iowa’s importance will be in whittling down the field of contenders. It is most likely going to claim several conservatives, which means that their voters could flock to another right-wing candidate — not necessarily the frontrunner....
  • Mitt Romney Gives Rick Santorum The Courtesy Of Attacking Him

    01/02/2012 5:11:44 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 13 replies
    TPM ^ | Jan. 1, 2012 | Evan McMorris-Santoro-
    ATLANTIC, IOWA — Rick Santorum really has arrived, it seems. After meeting with voters in a diner here Sunday, Mitt Romney hosted a rare press conference where he was more than happy to take Santorum on in the way he has other surging candidates in the past. It’s a sign that Santorum’s surging poll numbers have caught the attention of Romney, who’s pushing hard to win here in Iowa, a state he wasn’t able to win during his 2008 White House run. Anecdotal evidence suggests some voters are choosing between the two men — three undecided Iowans I talked to...
  • New poll (Public Policy Polling): Paul, Romney and Santorum tied in Iowa

    01/02/2012 2:23:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/2/12 | Chris Moody - The Ticket
    SIOUX CENTER, Iowa--Here's where we stand in the final day before the caucuses. According to the latest survey from Public Policy Polling, it looks like a statistical dead heat between Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum for the top slot in the state. With a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points, Romney leads with 19 percent, followed by Paul with 18 percent and Santorum with 17 percent...
  • Romney's top donor: Goldman Sachs, Ron Paul's top donor: US Army

    01/02/2012 10:06:05 AM PST · by packback · 75 replies
    Milwaukee Story ^ | 1.2.12 | Andy Booker
    Mitt Romney's top ten is made up of Goldman Sachs, followed by Credit Suisse (Switzerland), Morgan Stanley, Barclays (UK), Bank of America and JP Morgan. In contrast Romney's co-frontrunner in Iowa, Ron Paul, has a top three donor list made up of the US Army, US Navy and US Airforce.
  • Newt on Romney’s Limited Appeal: “People Aren’t That Stupid” (video)

    01/02/2012 10:53:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 1/2/12 | John
    This is a longish clip from Reuters in which Newt talks about the Iowa race. About two minutes in Newt makes clear that he’s not very pleased with Romney. Asked specifically why his appeal is limited to 22-23% he replies that Romney is a a moderate pretending to be a conservative then adds “people aren’t that stupid.”
  • Romney Would Veto Immigration "Dream" Act [Will This Put Romney Over The Top?]

    01/01/2012 3:10:50 PM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies
    YahooNews ^ | January 01, 2012 | Jane Sutton
    Romney Would Veto Immigration "Dream" Act By Jane Sutton … LEMARS, Iowa (Reuters) - Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney said on Saturday he would veto a proposal granting U.S. citizenship to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children, a pledge that won hearty applause from Iowa conservatives he hopes to win over. A young woman asked Romney about the bipartisan proposal known as the Dream Act, during an appearance at a crowded restaurant in Le Mars, a conservative Republican stronghold in western Iowa. "The question is if I were elected and Congress were to pass the Dream...
  • Romney Says He Would Veto DREAM Act

    01/01/2012 4:24:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 01/01/2011 | Chris Berg
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says he would veto legislation that would allow certain illegal residents to become American citizens. During a campaign stop in western Iowa, Romney answered "yes" when he was asked whether he would refuse to sign what is known as the DREAM Act. Romney has said before that he would oppose the legislation, which would allow some illegal immigrant youths to earn permanent residency and eventually citizenship if they attend college or serve in the military.
  • Mitt Romney On Course For Historic Double Victory

    01/01/2012 3:23:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | January 01, 2012 | on Swaine
    US election 2012: Mitt Romney On Course For Historic Double Victory Mitt Romney could strike a decisive early blow in the contest to pick the Republican party’s presidential nominee by becoming the first candidate ever to win both the first two states to vote, opinion polls suggest. By Jon Swaine 01 Jan 2012 The former Massachusetts governor leads the party field both in Iowa, where tomorrow’s caucuses will give the candidates their first test, and in New Hampshire, where voters go to the polls next Tuesday. If successful, Mr Romney would become the first Republican challenger in the modern primary...
  • Of the 'Santorum Surge' (and Gingrich Slide) in Iowa...

    12/30/2011 1:23:47 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 72 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 30, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Some on the right have been pumping Rick Santorum relentlessly in the wake of Herman Cain's withdrawal from the GOP primary race. Now lo-and-behold, such new media bloggers can share much of the credit for the Pennsylvania Republican's unlikely rise in the Iowa polls over this last week, particularly those who got behind him early and/or put boots on the ground. Sure do love his platform... as I do Bachmann's. But the problem is that this 'Santorum surge' is coming purely at Newt's expense- and a direct result of underhanded scumbag Mitt Romney and his ma$$ive war chest, training the...
  • Christmas message lands Boston worker in hot water

    12/28/2011 9:33:48 AM PST · by Enchante · 5 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/28/2011 | AP staff
    Travelers seemed to get a chuckle out of the holiday levity. But Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials weren't amused and initially said the dispatcher could be strongly disciplined.
  • Gingrich: I Will Grow Jobs Like Reagan

    12/27/2011 7:18:10 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 56 replies
    blogs.foxnews.com ^ | Dec 27, 2011 | By Joy Lin
    Dubuque, Iowa - Continuing to contrast himself against Mitt Romney, the "Massachusetts moderate," Newt Gingrich declared he would grow the economy as president by reining in the government the way he had done with Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. "In 1982, Reagan was talked into a tax increase, I opposed it. Kemp and I led the fight against it. Reagan said it was a mistake; it was the biggest single mistake of his administration. In 1990, President Bush wanted to raise taxes and I opposed it. We had a huge fight. The majority of Republicans voted no. And this fight...
  • Williamsburg roaster debuts 'gay coffee'

    12/26/2011 3:30:56 AM PST · by Daffynition · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Hampshire Gazette via BostonGlobe ^ | December 24, 2011 | Fran Ryan
    WILLIAMSBURG, Mass.—The coffee might not be gay, and the consumers are likely coffee lovers of every persuasion, but the message of this campy new brand is clear: Gay culture and gay history are splashing onto the coffee scene. Five fledgling blends make up the new brand. There are dark roasts such as "Red Hanky Roast" and "Second Date," dark and medium blends like "Weekend Pass" and "Good Morning Mary" and a medium roast called "Stone Butch Breakfast Blend." From the young blonde sailor on "Weekend Pass" to the woman carrying moving boxes on "Second Date," each blend sports humorously crafted...
  • BREAKING: Perry disqualified from Va. primary ballot

    12/23/2011 3:44:52 PM PST · by TBBT · 386 replies · 33+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 12/23/2011 | Anita Kumar
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry failed to submit enough valid signatures to qualify for the Virginia primary ballot, state GOP officials said Friday evening. Perry’s campaign told state election officials it had submitted 11,911 signatures, but a Virginia Republican familiar with the situation said that the Texas governor did not submit the required 10,000. Earlier Friday, the Republican Party of Virginia certified former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) to appear in the March ballot. Four candidates — Romney, Perry, Paul and former House speaker Newt Gingrich — turned in thousands of signatures by the deadline. State...
  • Mitt Romney's Powerful Iowa Enemy Redoubles His Efforts

    12/23/2011 2:30:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 23, 2011 | Jason Margolis
    WEST DES MOINES -- To understand Steve Deace's feelings toward Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, one need listen no further than the one-minute canned introduction to the "Deace Show." The song "Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who plays and we hear an inspiring quote from President Ronald Reagan. The music shifts, then we hear the voice of President Obama, followed by remarks by Mitt Romney. Then Obama, then Romney. Then more Obama. "We are no longer a Christian nation," Deace plays Obama saying, before switching to Romney talking about supporting gun laws, a woman's right to choose, and the...
  • Latkes, Served With Love (Everybody's Grandmother, Bubbe Feeds Both Body and Soul)

    12/21/2011 3:16:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    TELEGRAM & GAZETTE ^ | Wednesday, December 21, 2011 | Nancy Sheehan
    Are you hungry? Do you need a little nosh? It doesn't matter what you say. Bubbe won't take no for an answer. “I'm a Bubbe (that's Yiddish for grandmother) and feeding people is what I do best,” the octogenarian Internet star writes in the introduction of her new cookbook, “Feed Me Bubbe: Recipes and Wisdom from America's Favorite Online Grandmother” (Running Press). The book is an extension of her popular online series of kosher cooking lessons of the same name, produced by her grandson, Avrom Honig. Bubbe's videos have received hundreds of thousands of views since Avrom made the first...
  • Guest Opinion: The Occupy double-standard

    12/21/2011 1:10:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Herald News ^ | December 21, 2011 | Timothy Sullivan
    The Occupy Boston protesters, (the Massachusetts branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement) were finally evicted by police from the Greenway land they have commandeered for months now, where they were attempting to bring awareness to their cause(s). As we know, the protesters were not required to obtain all of the permitting usually required of protest groups. They were also not required to cover cost of sanitation, trash removal or police details which again, most other protesting groups are routinely required to do. They were also allowed to move tents onto the property and essentially take over the space 24/7...
  • School asks kids to leave "celebratory" clothing at home

    12/21/2011 5:43:30 AM PST · by massmike · 25 replies
    myfoxboston.com ^ | 12/21/2011 | n/a
    Newton schools are asking parents to have their kids leave so-called "celebratory" clothing at home. They’re talking about accessories or clothes given out at a birthday parties or other celebrations that kids then wear to class on Monday. School officials say this is becoming a trend at Oak Hill and other Newton middle schools. They say it leads to other kids feeling excluded and reminded they were not included in the festivities.
  • Slogans on the road to ruin

    12/20/2011 9:03:32 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/20/11 | Howie Carr
    What a splendid idea some New Hampshire lawmakers are pushing: put up more than 100 road signs at the Massachusetts border, warning unwary motorists of the overregulated, high-tax hellhole they are about to enter. So many potential signs, so little space ... Massachusetts — It’s as easy as E-B-T. Welcome to Massachusetts, where what’s ours is ours and what’s yours is ours. Welcome to Mass. — Press 2 for English. Taking it in Massachusetts. Massachusetts — the Pay to Play State. Technically, It’s Not Illegal to be Illegal in Massachusetts. Massachusetts — Where You’ll Pay Your Fair Share, and John...
  • Mitt Romney. 2012 Presidential White Papers #5 (A devastating piece

    12/20/2011 8:19:30 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    Club for Growth ^ | 2007 (with update) | Staff
    The Club for Growth wrote a white paper on Governor Romney back in 2007. Most of the information below is from that repory, but since Romney has been outspoken on several issues then, weve updated his record to reflect those positions. ...During his initial 2002 campaign Romney refused to sign an anti-tax pledge, but he pledged to balance the budget without raising taxes and touted his fulfillment of that pledge throughout his term. But the details suggest that he broke his verbal committment. Romney did not impose any broad-based tax hikes he imposed a slew of fee hikes. He opposed...
  • Barney Frank Wears Revealing Shirt on House Floor (hurl alert)

    12/19/2011 2:38:01 PM PST · by Notwithstanding · 60 replies
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | 12/19/2012 | staff
    <p>Outgoing Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was on the House floor late Monday afternoon wearing a t-shirt and a sling due to a recent operation on his thumb.</p> <p>Frank was wearing a revealing shirt, one which you could see through that exposed what his bare chest looks like.</p>
  • Senate Republicans call on House to pass payroll tax extension (RINOS)

    12/19/2011 1:10:18 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19,2011 | Daniel Strauss
    A trio of Senate Republicans on Monday strongly urged House Republicans to embrace the payroll tax cut extension bill passed in the Senate over the weekend. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) joined Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) and Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) in calling for the House GOP to back the two-month extension, which overwhelmingly passed the Senate by a vote of 89-10 on Saturday. All three senators are up for reelection in 2012. "There is no question we need to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance for the entire year," Heller said in a statement. "The American people deserve...
  • Gingrich says rivals' criticism taking a toll

    12/17/2011 1:51:46 PM PST · by CedarDave · 78 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Philip Elliott And Kasie Hunt
    Newt Gingrich tried to quiet unrelenting campaign criticism that he acknowledged had taken a toll as Mitt Romney stepped up insider attacks Saturday in hopes of regaining front-runner status with the first presidential vote less than two weeks away. Gingrich, the former House speaker enjoying a late surge in the polls, pledged to correct what he said were his rivals' inaccurate claims about him. Romney, the ex-Massachusetts governor looking for a rebound, portrayed Gingrich as a well-heeled lobbyist since his service in Congress and predicted that conservative voters will reject Gingrich as they learn more about his lengthy Washington record.
  • Romney makes appeal to middle class voters (opposes "tax cuts for the rich" & big spending cuts)

    12/18/2011 8:36:35 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 25 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 12-18-2011 | Matt Viser
    Mitt Romney, making a direct appeal to middle class voters, said this morning that he would be a president who would protect average Americans – a statement that is sure to be challenged by Democrats and will become a major theme in the general election if Romney wins the nomination. “The people who have been hurt in the Obama economy are not the wealthy, the wealthy are doing just fine,” Romney said this morning on Fox News Sunday. “The people that have been hurt are people in the middle class.” In a wide-ranging interview with Chris Wallace – his first...
  • Kirk to endorse Romney

    12/18/2011 8:34:39 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Dec. 18, 2011 | Rick Pearson
    Mark Kirk will formally endorse former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s bid for the GOP presidential nomination on Monday, sources close to the political operation of the first-term Illinois Republican senator said Sunday. Kirk, the state’s highest-ranking Republican officeholder, will join more than 50 members of Congress who already have endorsed Romney’s candidacy, leading up to the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3. “Romney will cut spending, repeal the health care law and restore private sector economic growth. He is a foreign policy hawk who will stand up to Iran,” Kirk said in a statement prepared in advance of his endorsement...
  • N.H. lawmakers propose border signs on all roads (entering MASS.)

    12/19/2011 6:12:03 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 28 replies
    Eagle Tribune ^ | 12/19/11
    Some Granite State Republicans want to make sure people know where they're going before they cross the border into the Bay State. There would be little doubt about what lies ahead if a proposed bill makes it into law. Six GOP lawmakers want the Department of Transportation to erect signs along every unmarked road leading from New Hampshire into Massachusetts, stating: "Warning: Massachusetts Border 500 Feet." The signs would be sponsored by businesses who want to help protect their customers from unwittingly breaking the law because they aren't aware what state they are in, several of the sponsors said. Cross...
  • Bob Dole endorses Romney for Republican nominee

    12/18/2011 5:12:27 PM PST · by presidio9 · 79 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 18, 2011
    Republican elder statesman and former Senate leader Bob Dole on Sunday endorsed Mitt Romney to be the Republican presidential nominee, a day after the former Massachusetts governor received the backing of Iowa's main newspaper. In an open letter to Iowa voters, Dole - himself a former presidential candidate - said a great deal was at stake on January 3, when Iowa votes in the first nominating contest for the 2012 presidential election. "A number of my friends are currently candidates seeking the GOP nomination. But the time has now come for us to decide who among them can defeat Barack...
  • Why the Republican Establishment Fears Newt Gingrich

    12/17/2011 9:23:21 AM PST · by presidio9 · 160 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 12/13/11 | Richard A. Viguerie |
    As Newt Gingrich has risen in the presidential polls, the campaign of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has flushed a bevy of Republican establishment figures to criticize the former House Speaker. And they have plenty to work with. In a forty-year career in politics, Gingrich has stepped on a lot of toes and made plenty of enemies who are only too happy to come forward to say that he is temperamentally unfit to be president, would waste money on faddish intellectual exercises, has too much personal baggage, etc. As Gingrich himself acknowledges, some of these concerns are legitimate issues to...
  • Barney Frank: Obama would win 300-plus electoral votes against Gingrich

    12/17/2011 7:56:50 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-17-11 | Bob Cusak
    Rep. Barney Frank is predicting that President Obama would easily win a general election against Newt Gingrich, but stopped short of guaranteeing that Obama would eclipse his 2008 victory. The retiring Massachusetts Democrat recently said that a Gingrich nomination “would be the best thing to happen to the Democrats since Barry Goldwater.” Asked for a prediction on electoral votes, Frank this week told The Hill, “The thing is [Gingrich] could carry most of the South.” He said Obama's count would be “in the 300s” against the Georgia Republican. To win the White House, 270 electoral votes are needed. Obama won...
  • Lawmakers weigh universal health care bill for Massachusetts (public option & single-payer)

    12/16/2011 7:08:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/15/11
    Lawmakers weigh universal health care bill for MassachusettsBy Associated Press Thursday, December 15, 2011 - Added 24 hours ago Beacon Hill lawmakers are planning to hear testimony on two bills designed to create universal health coverage in Massachusetts. **SNIP** The bill’s sponsor, state Sen. James Eldridge, said the so-called "public option" would give consumers more choice while increasing competition and reducing insurance costs. A second bill also filed by the Acton Democrat would create a so-called single-payer health care system for Massachusetts, guaranteeing health care coverage for every resident.
  • Storm of criticism over Grid prez’s award

    12/16/2011 5:42:37 AM PST · by massmike · 2 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 12/16/2011 | Christine McConville and Ira Kantor
    Officials and residents in towns hard hit by power outages after Tropical Storm Irene and the freak Halloween weekend snowstorm are criticizing the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s decision to honor National Grid Massachusetts President Marcy Reed for “outstanding achievement in the workplace.” “I don’t think that she deserves that,” said Denise Williams, 40, of Foxboro. “You know it’s going to happen again, and I don’t know if she’s done anything to reassure anybody it won’t happen again.” Virginia Hobbs, 75, of Foxboro said, “I don’t think it is justified. ... We had two storms, and we never saw the...
  • Jon Huntsman jumps into 3d in New Hampshire; Gingrich gains some on Romney

    12/15/2011 4:43:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    IBD Editorial ^ | December 15, 2011 | Andrew Malcom
    These days if you don't like the polls, wait a few minutes. Another will be along shortly. Speaking of which, here's a new one this morning that could presage the start of a significant move by one candidate (or not), as well as some fresh insights into the thinking of those New Hampshire voters who'll hold the nation's first Republican primary early next month. Suffolk University is out with a new survey showing Newt Gingrich gaining and Mitt Romney slipping there, which we already knew. What it also shows though is Jon Huntsman making a push into third place with...
  • Judge rules that Occupy Movement protesters are common trespassers

    12/14/2011 5:25:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 14, 2011 | Rona Fischman
    Real estate law and Occupy Boston meet here, in an entry by Richard D. Vetstein. Last week, Massachusetts Superior Court Justice Frances A. McIntyre issued a ruling clearing the way for the eviction of the Occupy Boston protest in Dewey Square. Judge McIntyre had originally granted the protesters a temporary restraining order sustaining the protests, but after reviewing evidence and hearing legal argument, she has changed her mind. For interest to our real estate readers, the Judge balanced the City’s property rights vs. the protesters First Amendment speech rights. The judge ultimately concluded that the “occupation” as practiced by the...
  • Lincoln-Sudbury High “Tis The Season To Celebrate The Winter Solstice...”

    12/13/2011 9:36:31 AM PST · by massmike · 14 replies
    http://michaelgraham.com ^ | 12/13/2011 | Michael Graham
    Several L-S High parents have forwarded me the text of this email from their principal, Scott Carpenter, letting students and parents know the rules for celebrating “the winter solstice and several cultural and religious holidays.” Here: read the email for yourself. Then tell me when Lincoln-Sudbury and the rest of uber-liberal Massachusetts went insane: 'Tis the season to celebrate the winter solstice and several cultural and religious holidays. The tradition of decorating the "senior spot" is a long-held one, and is acceptable as long as certain guidelines are followed. In the spirit of L-S culture, where we want to make...
  • Deval “The Grinch” Patrick Displays His Seasonal Schizophrenia

    12/12/2011 5:41:16 AM PST · by massmike · 9 replies
    http://michaelgraham.com ^ | 12/12/2011 | Michael Graham
    Last week, Gov. Deval Patrick’s office sent one email containing two very different invitations. One is for the explicitly religious and religion-specific “Annual Lighting of the Chanukah Menorah” on Dec. 20th. The other is for tonight’s completely non-religious and utterly p.c. “Holiday Tree Lighting.” If it’s OK to have a “Chanukah Menorah,” then surely it’s OK to have a “Christmas Tree,” right? Conversely, if Gov. Patrick’s p.c. paranoia prohibits admitting what the tree really is, shouldn’t the glowing Jewish symbol next to the “Holiday Tree” be a “Winter Candle,” or a “Solstice Candelabra?” In a rational, reasonable Massachusetts, the state...
  • $1 million OT tab needed to quash Occupy Boston

    12/10/2011 9:25:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 10, 2011 | Dave Wedge
    Mayor Thomas M. Menino hailed police for their "professionalism" in peacefully breaking up the Occupy Boston encampment in Dewey Square after 70 days, and also thanked protesters for showing "restraint."
  • Occupy Boston Protesters Get Evicted, 46 Arrested

    12/10/2011 8:01:27 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 9 replies
    ABC ^ | Dec. 10, 2011 | KATTI GRAY
    <p>After 10 weeks of camping out at Boston's Dewey Square, up to 150 Occupy Wall Street protesters were evicted this morning when police officers tore down tents and arrested 46, the Associated Press reported.</p> <p>Though some campers heeded the midnight Thursday deadline that Mayor Thomas Menino set for them to disperse, between 100 and 150 were still in the park at 5 a.m. today when Boston Police Department officers arrived to "ensure compliance with the trespassing law," Elaine Driscoll, a department spokeswoman, told AP.</p>
  • Midnight deadline looms for Occupy Boston

    12/08/2011 6:49:58 PM PST · by Semper911 · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, December 8, 2011 | By Joe Dwinell and Christine McConville
    A fed-up Mayor Thomas M. Menino is giving Occupy Boston protesters until midnight to leave their Dewey Square encampment or police will be prepared to sweep them out. And, in case they didn’t get the message, police have handed out a flier at the tent city that reads, in part: "Notice of Trespass to the Occupants of the Dewey Square Section of the Rose Kennedy Greenway." The notice goes on to say anyone still camping out after midnight with be "subject to arrest and criminal prosecution." The mayor’s spokeswoman Dot Joyce told the Herald today that if the occupiers don’t...
  • Poll: Elizabeth Warren soars 7 up over Scott Brown

    12/07/2011 11:11:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 8, 2011 | Joe Battenfeld
    Democrat Elizabeth Warren has opened up a lead against Republican incumbent Scott Brown for the first time in their U.S. Senate showdown, but a barrage of attack ads appears to have damaged Warren and Brown’s standing among Massachusetts voters, a new University of Massachusetts at Lowell/Boston Herald poll shows.
  • Breaking: Judge rules against Occupy Boston

    12/07/2011 1:11:09 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 27 replies
    WHDH-T | 12/7/11 | raccoonradio
    Ch 7 Boston just announced a judge has ruled against Occupy Boston. Nothing on their site yet. A tweet via Fox 25 Boston: >>BREAKING: Occupy Boston tweets a judge has lifted the temporary restraining order -- meaning they could be out very soon #fox25
  • 74-Year-Old College Professor Charged With Running Somerville Meth Lab

    BOSTON (CBS) – A 74-year-old professor who has lectured at Boston schools for two decades has been charged with running a methamphetamine lab. Irina Kristy, who teaches math at Boston University and Suffolk University, will be arraigned next month for allegedly running a meth lab out of her Somerville home. Kristy’s son Grigory pleaded not guilty to the same charges last month. Kristy has been placed on administrative leave at Suffolk. BU officials, meanwhile, said they are aware of the charges.
  • Rep. Tierney’s Brother-In-Law Convicted Of Racketeering

    12/05/2011 11:04:49 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 8 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | 12/5/11 | CBS4Boston
    BOSTON (AP) — A brother-in-law of Massachusetts U.S. Rep. John Tierney has been found guilty of racketeering in a federal court trial. Daniel Eremian was accused of helping operate an illegal offshore gambling operation. The jury that convicted him and a co-defendant of racketeering Monday acquitted them of some related charges they faced. Patrice Tierney, the congressman’s wife, testified during the trial that she and her husband didn’t know that another brother, Robert Eremian, allegedly was running the illegal online gambling operation in Antigua. She said she believed he was a software consultant. She pleaded guilty last year to aiding...
  • Mounting problems for Occupy Boston

    12/04/2011 8:24:43 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 19 replies
    WHDH-TV ^ | 12/4/11 | WHDH-TV
    BOSTON -- With mounting problems and plummeting temperatures, many are not sure how much longer Occupy Boston will last. Police are beginning to crack down at the Occupy Boston tent city and that led to the arrests of two men over the weekend. Occupy protesters said they are determined to stay. “Like during the day you have 300 Occupiers to like 20 police. The ratio is outrageous. It’s a peaceful protest,” said John Murphy, an Occupy protester. “There were people pushed to the ground by the police and injured and other injuries from them and a large amount of show...
  • When Ted Kennedy and Chris Dodd Sexually Harassed Carrie Fisher

    11/11/2011 4:19:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush limbaugh.com ^ | November 11, 2011 | Rush Linbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Carrie Fisher, speaking of sexual harassment charges, or rather the lack of them in this case. There's an amusing anecdote out there, Carrie Fisher's latest autobiography. She's the daughter, by the way, of the movie star Debbie Reynolds. I met Debbie Reynolds once at a House Clinic event. She was the entertainer. She's hilarious. I had forgotten. She is a hilarious comedienne, Debbie Reynolds. That's Carrie Fisher's mom, and Carrie Fisher played Princess Leia in the first Star Wars flick. That was before calling someone princess was sexist. Do you believe Cain had to apologize for calling...
  • ( Boston ) University Installs Foot Baths For Muslims

    11/30/2011 11:07:40 AM PST · by george76 · 47 replies
    Boston Channel ^ | November 29, 2011
    In Boston, one university has taken steps to help Muslim students maintain an important ritual: bathing before prayer ... Across the country a number of universities, including the University of Michigan in Dearborn and George Washington University in Washington D.C., have installed foot baths. So have two airports, the Indianapolis Airport and KCI Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. In each case the move came with some degree of resistance. ... Some of the foot baths in other states were built using public funds. The American Civil Liberties Union generally objects to public money being used for religious structures.But they don't...
  • Massachusetts considering ban on Romney records

    12/02/2011 7:23:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/29/11 | Mark Hosenball
    Massachusetts considering ban on Romney recordsBy Mark Hosenball | Reuters – Tue, Nov 29, 2011 BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts officials are reviewing a 14-year-old state court ruling to determine whether they should ban public access to paper records generated by leading Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney when he was the state's governor. Officials said the review, revealed to Reuters, began after they received a surge of requests for records from Romney's governorship. It was not prompted by a request from Romney camp, they said. The review follows reports by the Boston Globe newspaper last week that just before Romney left...
  • Occupy Boston’s “vision” of democracy: racism, crime and third world conditions

    12/01/2011 3:48:36 PM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-01-11 | Mataharley
    We now have a clearer picture of what the "occupy" movement has planned for their version of a new America... and it's a society that is riddled with drug crimes, sexual assaults, arguments, third world conditions and racism. Proudly solidified in the the ACLU's brief introduction, filed in the Suffolk Superior Court on behalf of the Occupy Boston movement, is a rather twisted vision of what the movement insists is "what Democracy should look like." Citizens walking by Dewey Square on Atlantic Avenue - or stopping in at Occupy Boston to satisfy their curiosity about what Occupy Boston is all...
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY UNDER FIRE FOR INSTALLING FOOTBATHS FOR MUSLIM STUDENTS

    11/30/2011 7:58:53 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 43 replies
    youtube ^ | 11.29.11 | bostenchannel
    WHATS NEXT? HALAL CORNER IN CAFETERIA? SPECIAL AREA FOR HIJABI WOMEN? http://youtu.be/MVBHYpzflgc
  • Barney Frank’s exit sets off scramble on Hill

    11/29/2011 10:10:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 29, 2011 | Hillary Chabot, Dave Wedge and Chris Cassidy
    Cranky liberal standard-bearer U.S. Rep. Barney Frank’s bombshell retirement announcement sent shock waves rippling through the Bay State and set the stage for an epic national clash as Democrats and Republicans prepare to do battle over a seat that until yesterday seemed staunchly and securely blue, observers said. “It will be a fun race to watch — at least fun from a distance,” said U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Somerville), who said Democrats are launching a major push to recapture the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. “It’s not the only race in the country that both sides will be...