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  • Elizabeth Warren’s lead over Scott Brown narrows to 2 points in WBUR poll

    10/01/2012 2:19:13 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 1, 2012 | Noah Bierman
    As Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren prepare for their second debate tonight, a new poll shows Warren leading Brown by 2 percentage points — 46 percent to 44 percent, with 9 percent undecided in the hotly contested race. The WBUR/Mass Inc. poll of 504 likely voters taken Sept. 26- Sept. 28 is the seventh of nine surveys taken in September to show Warren, a Democrat and Harvard Law School professor, with a small lead over Brown, a Republican. But the results are well within the poll’s margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.4 percent. The same polling...
  • Mass Lawyers Weekly readers want investigation of Elizabeth Warren license problem

    09/30/2012 5:37:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 62 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/28/12 | William A. Jacobson
    Mass Lawyers Weekly readers want investigation of Elizabeth Warren license problemPosted by William A. Jacobson Friday, September 28, 2012 at 7:42pm Mass Lawyers Weekly ran a reader poll today regarding the following question: Should U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren be investigated for possibly practicing law without a license? I heard about the poll in an email just after 1:30 p.m. today. I did not publicize the poll because while online polls are not scientific, I also didn’t want someone to say that the results were skewed by me publicizing the poll.
  • Elizabeth Warren represented Massachusetts client in Massachusetts

    09/29/2012 4:35:57 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/27/12 | William A. Jacobson
    For how long will Warren defenders maintain the charade that she did not practice law in Massachusetts? In my post on September 24, Elizabeth Warren’s law license problem, I detailed how Elizabeth Warren had used her Harvard office in Cambridge for the practice of law for over a decade in numerous cases in which she appeared as “Of Counsel” or counsel, and how she identified that office in filings with various courts. Even though Warren refused to disclose the full extent of her legal practice, I argued that her use of the office in Cambridge for the practice of law,...
  • Local Anti-Elizabeth Warren Sign Ridicules Her as ‘Princess Little Big Liar’

    09/29/2012 11:52:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Local Anti-Elizabeth Warren Sign Ridicules Her as ‘Princess Little Big Liar’By ICTMN Staff September 28, 2012 **SNIP** The signs state: “Elizabeth Warren is a joke. Princess Little Big Liar. Vote Scott Brown United States Senate,” criticizing the U.S. Senate candidate for her claimed Cherokee and Dakota heritage. **SNIP** Nevertheless, Sullivan said he has no plans to take down the signs, which have cost him upwards of $2,000. Since the signs have been vandalized, he’s gone as far to place security cameras on trees near the signs that record 24 hours a day. The ad with the girl flipping off Obama...
  • (private citizen) Kathleen Sebelius to stump for Elizabeth Warren

    09/29/2012 11:13:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/29/12
    Kathleen Sebelius to stump for Elizabeth WarrenBy Associated Press Saturday, September 29, 2012 - Added 3 hours ago BOSTON — Former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is planning to campaign on behalf of Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren. Warren’s campaign said Sebelius will join supporters for a canvassing kickoff in Porter Square in Cambridge on Saturday. Campaign officials say Sebelius will be speaking on behalf of Warren’s as a private citizen and not in her official role as U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary for the Obama administration.
  • Elizabeth Warren 2002 – Working on at least 10 private legal matters

    09/28/2012 4:32:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Elizabeth Warren 2002 – Working on at least 10 private legal mattersBy Editorial Staff /// September 28, 2012 **SNIP** The Warren campaign refuses to detail the full scope of Warren’s private legal activities from her Cambridge office, but details are being uncovered day by day. Much as with Warren’s history of “checking the box,” Warren’s campaign makes categorical statements, refuses to release records, and waits to see if others will be able to find details and documents. The evidence mounts day by day that Warren did a lot more than “dabble” in the practice of law from her Massachusetts office....
  • Chemist in massive drug lab scandal arrested

    09/28/2012 11:12:10 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 38 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/28/12 | Erin Smith and Joe Dwinell
    Annie Dookhan, the former state chemist at the center of a lab scandal which could overturn hundreds of drug convictions, was arrested by state police this morning. Dookhan, 34, was brought out of her Franklin home in handcuffs and put into an unmarked cruiser shortly before noon. She did not speak and kept her head down as she was led down her walkway in front of reporters. Dookhan is charged with two counts of obstruction of justice and falsely pretending to hold a degree from a college or university. She will be arraigned at Boston Municipal Court this afternoon. Dookhan,...
  • Scott Brown Says Elizabeth Warren Has A Secret Roster Of Corporate Clients (w/o a license?)

    09/27/2012 2:35:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/26/12 | Erin Fuchs
    Scott Brown Says Elizabeth Warren Has A Secret Roster Of Corporate ClientsErin Fuchs | Sep. 26, 2012, 4:49 PM U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren was pilloried by right-wing bloggers Monday for practicing law in Massachusetts without a license there. Now, her opponent, Republican Senator Scott Brown, is calling for her to release a full list of her corporate clients, "There is a list, and it does exist," Brown said in a letter to Warren. Here are the companies we already know have been represented by Warren, who has touted herself as an advocate for consumers:
  • Has Elizabeth Warren Been Practicing Law Without A License?

    09/26/2012 4:39:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Power Line ^ | 9/25/12 | John Hinderaker
    Has Elizabeth Warren Been Practicing Law Without A License?Posted on September 25, 2012 by John Hinderaker **SNIP** This section is one that frequently applies to my own law practice. I provide legal services in jurisdictions where I am not admitted to practice all the time, under the pro hac vice rules of the local state and federal courts. Under those rules, I can apply to practice in the courts of other states, including Massachusetts, as long as I am licensed and in good standing in Minnesota, and agree to abide by the ethics rules of those states. But you can’t...
  • My Day with Elizabeth Warren

    09/25/2012 3:01:42 PM PDT · by pabianice · 38 replies
    Warren for Senate ^ | 9/25/12 | Kerry
    Dear Friend, Yesterday I enjoyed a busy day in Massachusetts on the campaign trail with Elizabeth Warren -- and the enthusiasm for her is palpable -- and building. Let me underscore two things very quickly: one -- Elizabeth's campaign needs to keep growing its people-powered energy and that means we need your help, and two -- I want you to know why I'm so committed to this race. Donate to Elizabeth's campaign today. As I said in Somerville yesterday morning, I'm not making a case against anyone. I'm making a case for someone -- and that someone is Elizabeth Warren....
  • Warren faces question over law license in latest accusation to roil Senate race

    09/25/2012 4:50:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/25/12
    Warren faces question over law license in latest accusation to roil Senate racePublished September 25, 2012 FoxNews.com **SNIP** Warren had to have had an active state bar license when applying to try cases before the high court, according to the Supreme Court. So the more questionable issue appears to be whether Warren practiced state-level law from her Harvard office without a Massachusetts license. Warren was paid $212,000 for three years of work in a case that involved thousands of asbestos victims and was “notable because Warren, who has gained fame for defending consumers against big business, was in this case...
  • Elizabeth Warren Defrauded Asbestos Victims While Practicing Law Without a License

    09/25/2012 5:35:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 9/24/12 | Daniel Greenfield
    Elizabeth Warren Defrauded Asbestos Victims While Practicing Law Without a LicensePosted by Daniel Greenfield Sep 24th, 2012 Laws? They’re for little people. Laws don’t apply to Harvard professors. They apply to Harvard janitors. Compassion? Liberals are great at that. Just ask Elizabeth Warren who was paid nearly a quarter of a million dollars to help Travelers Insurance deny asbestos compensation to asbestos victims… and she did it while practicing law without a license. And wearing a fake Cherokee headdress. After this latest story, I have a feeling that Elizabeth Warren wishes she had run for the Senate in Oklahoma, instead...
  • New Elizabeth Warren ad: My parents told me my mom was part Native American, so there you go

    09/24/2012 7:52:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2012 | AllahPundit
    I didn't think that exchange over her heritage at the debate last week had drawn any blood, but evidently it did. There's no way her team would waste resources in addressing this subject unless they didn't like the feedback they got afterward. And if that doesn't convince you, check out the second clip below: Brown is now running attack ads on it. I wonder what sort of nerve this is hitting in the polling for it to suddenly be injected back into the race. Is it a pure "trust" thing or are her academic credentials more important to her candidacy...
  • Elizabeth Warren’s law license problem

    09/24/2012 7:12:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 09/24/2012 | by William A. Jacobson
    The debate last Thursday night between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren covered ground mostly known to voters. But there was one subject most people watching probably did not know about, Elizabeth Warren’s private legal representation of The Travelers Insurance Company in an asbestos-related case. Brown brought the point up late in the debate, and hammered it: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Warren attempted to deny her role, and referred to a Boston Globe article, but the Globe article supports Brown’s account. The Globe article indicated the representation was for a period of three years and Warren was paid $212,000....
  • Beantown is a nerd Nirvana!

    09/23/2012 4:53:44 PM PDT · by JAWs · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/19/12 | Ethan Gilsdorf
    You’re a new nerd in town. You want to roll some dice, cast some spells, kill some orcs. Or you want to leverage your fandom for good, not evil, in the so-called “real world,” whatever that is. Let it be known, verily and forsooth, that Our Fair City and its environs is a kingdom replete with every variety of nerdery known to man, woman, halfling, and beast. Boston is the undisputed center of the nerdverse — a mothership for dweebs, techies, trekkers, weirdos, and gamers. “Our mainstream is geeky,” said Kevin Harrington, who runs an annual comedy festival called Geek...
  • Reid To Romney On Tax Returns: Not Good Enough

    09/21/2012 4:38:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    TPM ^ | 09/21/2012 | Brian Beutler
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is no longer insinuating that Mitt Romney paid no federal taxes over the last 10 years. But he’s showing no contrition and continues to maul Romney for withholding tax returns from voters. “The information released today reveals that Mitt Romney manipulated one of the only two years of tax returns he’s seen fit to show the American people - and then only to ‘conform’ with his public statements,” Reid said in an official response to the release of Romney’s 2011 return, and a brief summary of his tax payments over the last 20 years. That...
  • Heh: Reid Tries to Embarrass Scott Brown, Fails Miserably

    09/21/2012 4:28:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | Guy Benson
    By now you've probably grown inured to Harry Reid's oafish hyper-partisanship, but it's still fun to flag instances where it blows up in his face.  In advance of last night's Massachusetts Senate debate, Sen. Scott Brown told local reporters that he might be forced to skip the face-off with rival Elizabeth Warren if his official duties required him to remain in Washington to cast votes.  Reid interpreted this as a sign of trepidation and accused Brown of running scared and deliberately using the Senate calendar as a handy excuse to duck the debate.  Reid ostentatiously canceled the remainder of the...
  • Scott Brown to Warren: How can we trust your character when you lied about being Native American?

    09/20/2012 7:09:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/20/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via BuzzFeed, five minutes of fun at the start of tonight’s debate. I agree with William Jacobson: In some ways, this is a tough subject for Brown to broach. To make the case effectively he's got to get into details about the debunked genealogy, her dubious explanations for identifying as Native American, and her insistence on doing so professionally at Harvard even though she didn’t meet the professional guidelines for it. That's hard or impossible to do in a 60-second opening statement; as it is, his argument that she's lying amounts to "c'mon, she obviously doesn't look Native American," which...
  • CONFLICTING POLLING AS SCOTT BROWN AND ELIZABETH WARREN HEAD INTO TONIGHT’S DEBATE

    09/20/2012 8:25:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Powerline ^ | 09/20/2012
    Following the Democratic Convention, intial polling suggested that Elizabeth Warren had taken the lead over Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race. More recently, a poll by WBUR/MassINC put Warren ahead by 5 points, 47-42. But now comes a poll by UMass Lowell/Boston Herald, taken during basically the same period as the WBUR poll, that puts Brown ahead by 50-44. The poll also shows, however, that Brown’s lead (assuming the reliability of the poll) is not as solid as its size suggests. Nearly one in three Brown backers say they could change their mind before Election Day, compared to just...
  • Sen. Brown denounces Romney comments

    09/18/2012 2:58:34 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2012 | Alexander Jaffe
    Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) came out in opposition to Mitt Romney's controversial remarks on the "47 percent." Brown, who has been distancing himself from elements of the Republican Party, joins GOP Senate candidate in Connecticut Linda McMahon in coming out against the statements. "That’s not the way I view the world. As someone who grew up in tough circumstances, I know that being on public assistance is not a spot that anyone wants to be in. Too many people today who want to work are being forced into public assistance for lack of jobs," he said in an email to...
  • SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY POLL SHOWS WARREN OVERTAKING BROWN FOR U.S. SENATE

    09/18/2012 9:48:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren (48 percent) has overtaken incumbent Republican Scott Brown (44 percent), in a Senate squeaker that still falls within the margin of error, according to a Suffolk University/7NEWS (WHDH-Boston) poll of likely general election voters in Massachusetts. Eight percent of those polled were undecided or chose someone else. These results contrast with a Suffolk University/7NEWS poll conducted in May, when Brown led Warren 48 percent to 47 percent, with 5 percent either undecided or choosing someone else. “Fresh off a new TV ad buy and a prime time convention speech, Elizabeth Warren has improved her popularity and...
  • Elizabeth Warren Turns Down Occupy Birthday Cake

    09/17/2012 1:20:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies
    Elizabeth Warren Turns Down Occupy Birthday Cake Michael Warren September 17, 2012 3:09 PM Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren turned down a cake celebrating the Occupy Wall Street movement's first birthday on Monday. Staffers from the state Republican party tried to hand her the cake at a press conference, the Boston Herald reports: Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren dodged an effort by state Republicans today to tie her to the Occupy movement, when she left a campaign event by a side door avoiding two Republican operatives standing on a Dorchester sidewalk with a melting sheet cake in their hands. “We just wanted...
  • Pelosi: Mitt Romney is not going to be President of the United States

    09/16/2012 10:23:18 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 71 replies
    Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi refused to even entertain the idea of working with Mitt Romney to solve the nation’s problems on Sunday. Why? Because “Mitt Romney’s not going to be President of the United States,” she told CNN’s Candy Crowley, bursting out into laugher. “I think everybody knows that, right?”
  • Voters Reject Representative David Torissi – Voter ID a Factor

    09/16/2012 10:39:30 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Valley Patriot ^ | 9/16/12 | Valley Patriot
    Last month one of the strongest opponents of Voter ID in the Massachusetts State Legislature, David Torissi (D) North Andover, was defeated by a conservative, Pro Voter-ID opponent named Diana DiZoglio … who is also … a Democrat! Democrats? In favor of Voter ID? Who could have thought? We did. For years we have reported that approximately 70% of all voters support Voter ID… and that includes Democrats. And for years we have been warning local officials who are Democrats that a tidal wave was coming on this issue. Now an incumbent State Rep., once thought unbeatable, has fallen to...
  • Genocidal tone of Elizabeth Warren

    09/14/2012 8:33:30 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 7 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | September 14, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    Elizabeth Warren's new TV ad, created for her Senate campaign in Massachusetts, features the trainer of Mickey Ward, the Lowell boxer featured in the movie "The Fighter" starring Mark Wahlberg. The trainer, Art Ramahlo, looking very working class as he is filmed speaking in front of a boxing ring, accuses Warren's rival, U.S. Senator Scott Brown of "siding with the big money guys." The Boston Globe reporter Frank Phillips, who is known as a hatchet man for left-wing politicians and who is reporting on the Warren ad writes, to amplify the message, that Brown is siding with "large corporations." Putting...
  • Only In Massachusetts: Elizabeth Warren Supporters Debate Her Hair, Glasses, And Image

    09/15/2012 3:33:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    WBUR ^ | 9/15/12 | Todd Domke
    Only In Massachusetts: Elizabeth Warren Supporters Debate Her Hair, Glasses, And ImageBy Todd Domke September 15, 2012 Please check your U.S. history textbook. Has there ever been such impassioned debate among campaign activists over their candidate’s image? If you haven’t noticed, commentaries and reader comments at WBUR and in other media have generated a great controversy: Some supporters of Elizabeth Warren think she needs a makeover and others believe she’s wonderful as she is. Dan Payne, my Democratic counterpart, brought this simmering disagreement to a boil when he wrote a commentary, “What’s Wrong With The Warren Campaign?” Dan offered a...
  • Hack state rep tries to get rival arrested (Massachusetts politics)

    09/15/2012 6:32:47 AM PDT · by BillGunn · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/14/2012 | Howie Carr
    The hack du jour is state Rep. Denise Andrews (D-Orange). She may be the most desperate politician in Massachusetts this year. She is so desperate that she accused her GOP opponent of buying cocaine — and didn’t have some coatholder make the allegation anonymously, but did it herself, in person, to the chief of police in her rival’s hometown of Athol. Rep. Andrews then doubled down, telling the chief that one of his cops had gone to her opponent’s home and taken the cocaine away from her and brought it back to the station house. Turns out, the cop she...
  • Ted Jr. may follow in dad’s footsteps

    09/14/2012 10:07:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 39 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/14/12 | Joe Battenfeld
    With one Kennedy already on the ballot this fall, don’t be surprised to see another member of the political clan soon make a bid to join the family business. Edward M. Kennedy Jr., the eldest son of the late Massachusetts senator, is consulting with a veteran Washington political hand in a clear sign he’s seriously considering a run for office, the Herald has learned. The 50-year-old Kennedy brought in longtime Democratic strategist Steve McMahon to help him coordinate media interviews at the party convention in Charlotte, and several sources say McMahon also is helping Kennedy with political advice. Kennedy lives...
  • (Elizabeth) Warren may retool TV ads -- Is urged to show a personal side

    09/12/2012 4:17:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 12, 2012 | Frank Phillips
    Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren — amid growing unrest from party activists and leaders — is facing pressure to make a major shift in her television advertising with a new series of commercials that seek to soften her image, while focusing more directly on her GOP rival, Senator Scott Brown. According to top Democratic leaders in Massachusetts, Warren campaign advisers are considering a new strategy that will be aimed at toning down what those leaders call the preachy tone that has dominated her ads until now. Instead, some of the spots would rely more on the voices of voters from...
  • Elizabeth Warren: Undocumented Cherokee Only HLS Prof Not From Top 10 Law School

    09/10/2012 5:02:38 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 38 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 9-10-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Not only is Elizabeth Warren's claim of Native American blood in serious doubt (as in non-existence), so are her qualifications to teach at Harvard Law School (HLS). Warren, who is running for the Democrat Massachusetts US Senate seat now held by Republican Scott Brown, is the only - repeat - only HLS prof who DID NOT graduate from a top-ten law school. She graduated Rutgers, which reportedly ranks No. 82. By comparison, Scott Brown is an attorney, graduating with a J.D. from Boston College which ranks No. 29. The dean of HLS at the time, Robert Clark, said Affirmative Action...
  • Hitching His Wagon to Obama’s Star: a Republican Senator (Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts)

    09/08/2012 7:59:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 63 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 8, 2012 | Katharine Q. Seelye
    President Obama is appearing in yet another television commercial in the Massachusetts Senate race. This time, it was not produced by the Democratic candidate, Elizabeth Warren, but by the Republican, Senator Scott P. Brown. The advertisement, which was scheduled to start running on Saturday, shows Mr. Obama praising Mr. Brown for sponsoring a bill to end insider trading in Congress. As Mr. Obama signs the measure into law, he thanks Mr. Brown, saying, “Good job.”
  • Kerry Dismisses Romney As “Out Of Touch” In DNC Speech

    09/07/2012 6:16:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John Kerry dismissed Republican Mitt Romney as “out of touch at home, out of his depth abroad and out of the mainstream” in a Democratic National convention speech that’s the Democrat’s audition of sorts for secretary of state if President Barack Obama is re-elected. The 2004 presidential nominee praised Obama for ending the war in Iraq, ordering the killing of Osama bin Laden, helping to end Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in Libya and standing with Israel. “Our opponents like to talk about ‘American Exceptionalism.’ But all they do is talk. They forget that we are exceptional not...
  • Hey, Walsh: What a load

    09/04/2012 7:50:15 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 4, 2012 | Howie Carr
    So any male who folds towels is an “honorary girl,” or so says the corpulent chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, John Walsh. “I mean,” Walsh said in between bites of a Krispy Kreme doughnut yesterday, “he spent a couple million dollars folding towels on TV to prove he’s an honorary girl. We appreciate that.” I fold all the kitchen towels in my house, Fatso. Does that make me an honorary girl too? By the way, have you ever watched the president of the United States throw a baseball? Talk about honorary girls ... .
  • Brown 6 Points Ahead of Warren

    08/27/2012 6:14:02 PM PDT · by docbnj · 41 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 27 Aug 2012 | anon
    Public Policy Polling is one of the most accurate pollsters aroind, Indeed, they were the first to signal that Brown would win the special election in Massachusetts called to replace the late Senator Ted Kennedy. They know Massachusetts well. The socialist thinking Warren has not been reacting well to the fact that she has been trailing.
  • Senate 2012 Outlook (Prospect for GOP gains is solid. But Republican control looks less likely)

    04/02/2012 6:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/02/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    A Republican-controlled Senate in 2012 looks less likely than it did a few weeks ago, but the prospect for GOP gains is still quite solid. Of the 33 Senate seats up for grabs this cycle, seven are occupied by Democrats or Democrat-leaning independents who are not seeking reelection, three are occupied by Republicans who are not seeking reelection, 16 are occupied by Democrats seeking reelection, and seven are occupied by Republicans seeking reelection. This is the class of senators last elected in 2006, a midterm election that almost could not have gone worse for the GOP. A few recent developments...
  • As Mass. governor, Romney took tough welfare line

    09/01/2012 10:17:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mitt Romney, hoping to draw a sharp contrast on welfare, is citing a disputed charge that President Barack Obama is giving recipients a free ride, and he can point to his own record of pushing for tighter rules. Romney, Massachusetts governor from 2003 to 2007, fought to require single parents with children as young as a year old to work to get welfare benefits if they could obtain state-subsidized child care. He opposed efforts to allow time spent in job training or education programs to count toward the state's 20-hour weekly work requirement for welfare recipients, and pushed for a...
  • Anti-Obama Billboards The Talk Of Hanson (Massachusetts!!)

    08/30/2012 1:41:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | August 30, 2012
    Free speech or offensive? Those are two viewpoints regarding three political billboards in Hanson that are getting the attention of everyone who drives by Sullivans Inc., a motorcycle accessories distributor off Route 27. One shows a little girl raising her middle finger next to the message: “Thanks Obama. You’ve spent my lunch money, my allowance, my inheritance, 35 years of future paychecks and my retirement. You Jerk. Vote Mitt Romney For 2012!” The finger is now covered in packing tape. Some people say the sign makes them uncomfortable. “It’s being offensive,” one man told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Thursday. ”I think...
  • Massachusetts Voters Splitting The Ticket (Both Scott Brown and Obama leading)

    08/25/2012 7:40:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    US Politics Today ^ | 08/25/2012
    SPRINGFIELD, Ma., Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a Kimball Political Consulting survey of registered voters in Massachusetts, Senator Scott Brown has a 6 point lead over Democrat Elizabeth Warren (49 percent to 43 percent) with 9 percent undecided. The figure is just within the survey's 4 percent margin of error. President Obama continues to hold a double digit lead over former Massachusetts Mitt Romney (52 percent to 41 percent) with 7 percent undecided. Poll results are based on a sample of respondents most likely to vote in November. "Senator Brown is winning decisively among independents but Warren still...
  • Liz Warren taking low road

    08/22/2012 4:39:34 AM PDT · by suspects · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 22, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Does Liz Warren really believe that Scott Brown is pro-rape? Or wants to somehow “redefine rape” in a way that would hurt women or benefit racists? Of course not. But is Liz Warren willing to smear Scott Brown by suggesting he’d do all this — and more — as part of a “war on women?” She already has. The first Massachusetts Senate candidate to denounce Missouri moron Todd Akin was Scott Brown. Liz Warren’s denunciations, along with pretty much the entire Western world’s, soon followed. Of course Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Scott Brown denounced Akin’s idiocy. There is no...
  • The Warren Report

    08/22/2012 5:48:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 2 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 22, 2012 | Patrick Howley
    Harvard professor, Democratic Senate candidate touts Center for American Progress as PPP Poll shows her down by 5On the same day a poll was released showing Sen. Scott Brown (R., Mass.) holding a 26-point edge among independent voters in Massachusetts, his Democratic opponent, Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren, appeared at a press conference for a far-left organization racked by scandal. On Tuesday, the Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling released a new poll showing Brown leading Elizabeth Warren by five points, 49 to 44 percent. Brown leads Warren 58 to 32 percent among independents. He has also won over 20 percent...
  • Scott Brown calls for Todd Akin to drop out of Senate race

    08/20/2012 10:25:40 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 92 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 08/20/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    As a husband and father of two young women, I found Todd Akin’s comments about women and rape outrageous, inappropriate and wrong. There is no place in our public discourse for this type of offensive thinking. Not only should he apologize, but I believe Rep. Akin’s statement was so far out of bounds that he should resign the nomination for US Senate in Missouri.
  • Navy's oldest commissioned warship to sail again

    08/17/2012 2:51:51 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 65 replies
    AP via Tampa Bay Online ^ | Aug 17, 5:26 PM EDT | JAY LINDSAY
    BOSTON (AP) -- The U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned warship will sail under its own power for just the second time in more than a century to commemorate the battle that won it the nickname "Old Ironsides." The USS Constitution, which was first launched in 1797, will be tugged from its berth in Boston Harbor on Sunday to the main deepwater pathway into the harbor. It will then set out to open seas for a 10-minute cruise. The short trip marks the day two centuries ago when the Constitution bested the British frigate HMS Guerriere in a fierce battle during the...
  • Why Ryan Terrifies The Left

    08/16/2012 5:53:15 PM PDT · by Dysart · 55 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 8-14-12 | Jefferey Lord
    Paul Ryan terrifies the American Left. Which precisely explains the tones of hysteria coming from the Obama White House. The real question is why the Chicago Thugs have suffered such a public meltdown over Mitt Romney's choice of the young Wisconsin Congressman to be his vice-presidential running mate. And there is an answer. Three specific answers, actually. • Ronald Reagan: President Reagan today is an American hero. Poll after poll has Americans placing him in the pantheon of great American presidents, and occasionally at the top of the list. The admiration for Reagan has become such a part of...
  • New Elizabeth Warren ad: Golly, why aren’t we more like China?

    08/01/2012 1:47:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Suddenly, I'm getting more enthusiastic about watching the Democratic convention. The latest ad from the DNCC's prime-time speaker compares America unfavorably to China, demands more government spending, and its title "Rebuild" reminds voters of her original "you didn't build that" rant to entrepreneurs. What could go wrong?CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The New York Sun can't quite believe that someone who wants Elizabeth Warren to win would have approved this ad for distribution: The first problem is mathematical. U.S. gross domestic product is about $15 trillion a year. Increasing infrastructure “investment” to the 9% Chinese level that Ms. Warren...
  • Obama Campaign Says Slashing Medicare An 'Achievement'

    08/12/2012 10:10:07 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Big Government ^ | August. 12, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    This morning, Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter appeared on Face The Nation, where she discussed Obamacare’s $700 billion cuts to Medicare. She touted those cuts as an “achievement”: Well, you know ask the wealthy to pay a little bit more. Cut waste from the government. Reform Medicare. More than $300 billion in savings from Medicare. On top of the savings we’ve already achieved. You know I heard Mitt Romney deride the $700 billion cuts in Medicare that the president achieved through health care reform. This is how Paul Ryan’s selection has already shifted the debate. Now the Obama campaign...
  • What people are saying about Paul Ryan as VP pick

    08/11/2012 7:32:55 AM PDT · by stevek1 · 115 replies
    "Throughout his life, Mitt Romney has made great decisions, and choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate is a truly inspired choice. ... Paul Ryan is a courageous reformer who understands our nation's challenges, has proposed bold policy solutions to solve them, and has shown the courage to stand up to President Obama and other Washington politicians trying to tear him down. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
  • Media First ROFL Spin On a Paul Ryan Veep Pick: Too Inexperienced to Be President?

    08/11/2012 6:01:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 11, 2012 | Tim Graham
    The Drudge Report singled out political writer Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker as having the unintentionally hilarious first spin on the reported pick of Paul Ryan to be Romney's running mate. Lizza immediately started to "tally the risks." "For one thing, Ryan has no significant private-sector experience," he wrote. He wrote this with zero ackowledgment of Obama's private-sector experience scooping mint-chip at Baskin-Robbins. If the rest of the media follows this line, this is going to be shamelessly biased: Besides summer jobs working at McDonaldÂ’s or at his familyÂ’s construction company, or waiting tables as a young Washington staffer,...
  • 1984/ 1980 last time GOP won Mass & WI - But candidates from these states. Happen before ?

    08/11/2012 4:56:28 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    The last time GOP carried Massachusetts & Wisconsin was in 1984. Reagan incumbent. Also won 1980. Bit of trivial pursuit... Someone can search , but wonder when was last time neither party's President candidate or VP came from a state recently carried? In 1972 Dem VP Shriver was from MD which Dems carried in 1968.
  • What really happened at the homosexual 'kiss-in' at Chick-fil-A in Massachusetts

    08/09/2012 11:19:58 AM PDT · by massmike · 38 replies
    http://massresistance.com ^ | 08/09/2012 | n/a
    That evening at the Burlington Mall food court, the first things one noticed were some uniformed Burlington police and also several uniformed mall cops. The mall cops approached anyone they suspected was a reporter and told them they couldn't take photos or videos. (For the flood of people on "Appreciation Day" there were no police that we could see and maybe three mall cops. And lots of people took photos and videos the entire time with no trouble.) Around 7:45 pm about a dozen or so activists suddenly came marching into the food court and gathered in front of Chick-fil-A....
  • New Romney ad slams Obama over Soptic attack; Update: “Real buy … swing states”

    08/10/2012 11:21:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 10, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    It didn’t take long for Team Romney to go on offense over the despicable attack ad from Priorities USA Action that strongly implied that Mitt Romney was responsible for the death of a spouse laid off by GST — several years before her diagnosis, and long after Romney left Bain Capital’s active management. Today the Romney campaign released a new TV-ready ad that attacks Barack Obama for “scraping bottom” and asks, “What does it say about a president’s character that tries to use the tragedy of a woman’s death for political gain?” The ad title is “America Deserves Better,” but...