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  • Liberal Infighting: Elizabeth Warren-Supporting Group Attacks Rahm Emanuel

    01/27/2015 6:09:46 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Jan 2015 | Caroline May
    One of the left-wing groups pushing for an Elizabeth Warren presidency is no fan of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Democracy for America (DFA) announced this week that it will be supporting seven progressive Chicago Aldermen that the group says Emanuel, President Obama’s former White House chief of staff, has attacked. The DFA’s effort highlights the ever-more apparent rift in the Democratic Party between the progressive so-called Warren-wing of the party and more establishment Democrats.
  • Obama’s steno pool always writes what its boss tells them to write

    01/27/2015 8:36:43 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/27/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The self-important Boston Globe ran an editorial that is a microcosm of how the Left manages to be so consistently wrong on so many substantive issues. The piece had to do with the supposed wrongheadedness of Republican House Speaker John Boehner. It seems that according to the Globe, Boehner has committed some kind of treasonous act by inviting Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Prime Minister, to address a joint session of Congress without asking permission from their boss President Barack Obama. The writer moans that such an undercutting of Obama’s authority will damage the delicate negotiations Obama is in with the Iranians;...
  • Democratic stunner: It isn’t even close in Elizabeth Warren vs. Hillary showdown

    01/27/2015 9:00:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    As she reportedly lays the groundwork for an all-but-declared presidential run in 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton leads Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts by commanding margins in new polls testing Democrats’ preference for their 2016 presidential nominee. In a head-to-head matchup, Mrs. Clinton leads Mrs. Warren, 62 percent to 22 percent, when respondents were asked who they would vote for if the 2016 Democratic presidential primary were held in their state today, according to a Rasmussen poll. Sixteen percent were undecided and 18 percent said they had not heard of Mrs. Warren.
  • American Hero: Samuel Whittemore (80 Years Old!) Takes on the Redcoats on April 18, 1775

    07/04/2006 6:16:02 AM PDT · by Oakleaf · 33 replies · 1,347+ views
    Bob Hartwell.com ^ | Unknown | Bob Harwell
    As darkness began to set in, colonials began to attack the front of the column. There were a few cavalry units made up of older, experienced men who rode to within shot of the front of the column, dismounted and fired with great accuracy, then mounting and riding away only to reappear elsewhere. Now and then, the Regulars would fire cannon scattering the Militia who would quickly materialize again as the British column approached Menotomy. At Jason Russel’s house, British soldiers invaded the house killing eleven Americans, including Russel who was later found bayoneted at the foot of the stairs....
  • Patriots' Day: Battles of Lexington and Concord -1775- "The Shot Heard 'Round The World"

    04/19/2011 7:06:58 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 39 replies
    AIPNews.com ^ | April 19, 2011
    Minute Man Monument at Lexington Green "By The Rude Bridge That Arched The Flood, Their Flag to April's Breeze Unfurled, Here Once The Embattled Farmers Stood, And Fired The Shot Heard Round The World."  wpi.eduDepartment of Military Science - Worcester Polytechnic Institute On the 15 of April 1775, when General Thomas Gage, British Military Governor of Massachusetts, was ordered to destroy the rebel's military stores at Concord. To accomplish this he assembled the "Flanking units", including Light Infantry and Grenadiers, from his Boston Garrison. In charge he put Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith and Marine Major John Pitcairn. He also composed...
  • A Guide to 2016 Republican Candidates' Positions on Illegal Immigration

    01/25/2015 12:02:31 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/16/2015 | Ben Shapiro
    With Republicans in Congress split over the best approach to Obama's executive amnesty - and with many establishment Republicans splitting form grassroots Republicans on the issue of illegal immigration more generally - it's clear that immigration will be a hot-button primary issue in 2016. ... So where do the potential candidates stand? Here's a rundown: ...
  • Major winter storm could bring blizzard conditions to Massachusetts

    01/25/2015 6:28:28 AM PST · by mkleesma · 151 replies
    WCVB-TV Boston ^ | 1/25/15 | WCVB-TV Boston
    BOSTON —Winter is making up for lost time. A storm that is potentially historic is now in the forecast, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Donald Trump slams Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush as possible presidential candidates at GOP event

    01/24/2015 11:59:23 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Jan 25 2015 | Rich Shapiro
    The Donald doesn’t think much of Mitt or Jeb. Donald Trump came out guns blazing at a high-profile GOP event in Iowa on Saturday — blasting possible presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush. “It can’t be Mitt, because Mitt ran and failed. He failed,” Trump bellowed, drawing cheers from the riled-up audience at the Freedom Summit. “He choked. He had that election won.” Trump was equally blunt in assessing former President George W. Bush’s younger brother. “You can’t have Bush,” Trump said. “The last thing we need is another Bush.”
  • Harvard prof embroiled in Chinese food bill flap wants retraction from Globe site

    01/23/2015 11:17:07 AM PST · by pabianice · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/23/15 | Boss
    The Harvard professor accused by the Boston Globe’s Boston.com of sending a racist email to a Chinese restaurant in a dispute over a food bill says “good journalistic practices” dictate that the website should officially retract the story. Harvard Business School professor Ben Edelman said then-deputy editor Hilary Sargent, demoted after the website said it could not verify that Edelman had written the racist email, never contacted him before posting the story. “My sense is that good journalistic practices would call for both a retraction and an admission that they didn’t follow the procedures understood to be appropriate — for...
  • America's first offshore wind project dealt major setback after utilities bolt

    01/23/2015 10:42:31 AM PST · by woodbutcher1963 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23, 2015 | Hillary Vaughn
    An ambitious and controversial push to erect America's first offshore wind farm has been dealt what some call a potentially "fatal" blow after two utility companies pulled out of commitments to buy energy from the lagging operation. The $2.6 billion Cape Wind project, a private operation benefiting from millions in federal subsidies, is attempting to pioneer offshore wind energy in pursuit of an eco-friendly, sustainable energy supply. Wind turbines would be installed off the coast of Massachusetts' Cape Cod in Nantucket Sound. But Cape Wind is now in limbo after utility companies terminated huge purchase agreements. They pulled out after...
  • If only the FBI targeted terrorists like patronage

    01/23/2015 6:56:46 AM PST · by luke1825 · 4 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 1/23 | peter lucas
    It is all to the good that the Boston office of the FBI has launched a public- relations campaign to get citizens to report cases of suspected political corruption. It is also comforting to know that the FBI has established a tip line (844-NO-BRIBE) as well as a website where people can report cases of suspected corruption by their local state rep. There will even be FBI billboards set up promoting the FBI's "Stop Corruption Now" campaign that will list the phone line and the website address. The FBI announced the new campaign at a press conference last month.
  • Gail Collins: Texas Is Sending You a Present (Wherein she insults Perry, Cruz and Texas)

    01/16/2015 9:33:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 16, 2015 | Gail Collins
    Rick Perry! The man who has been governor of Texas since pterodactyls roamed the plains took his leave at the State Capitol this week. He is not saying anything for sure about running for president. Mum’s the word until springtime. However, he recently told a reporter that if voters want to break from the Obama era, “I am a very clear and compelling individual to support.” Wow, the Republican race is getting to be like one of those crime shows where the detectives have to paste pictures all over the wall so they can keep the suspects straight. So many...
  • State Gives Illegal Aliens $35 Mil in Healthcare, Meds, Physical Therapy (MA)

    01/20/2015 12:50:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 20, 2015
    Though it violates both state and federal law, Massachusetts spent tens of millions of dollars to give illegal immigrants medical care—including prescription drugs, physical therapy and dental services—through its taxpayer-funded healthcare program for low-income individuals. Tax-paying residents of the Bay State should be outraged, to say the least. The information comes straight out of a scathing report that contains the findings of an investigation conducted by Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump. It reveals that questionable or prohibited medical claims totaling $35,137,347 were reimbursed by the state’s Medicaid agency known as MassHealth. A chunk of it went to non-emergency services for...
  • As Mitt and Jeb Court Donors For 2016, Ted Cruz Prepares For Potential Run

    01/19/2015 12:46:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 19, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    As Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney battle behind the scenes for big money donors, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is working to portray himself as the presidential candidate of the conservative base. Speaking to tea partiers in South Carolina over the weekend, Cruz cautioned that Republicans will lose the White House in 2016 if the nominee is insufficiently conservative. “If we nominate a candidate in that mold, the same people who stayed home in 2008 and 2012 will stay home in 2016 and the Democrats will win again,” Cruz told the crowd. His comments come as the Texas senator —...
  • White #BlackLivesMatter Boston Protesters Found Living with Parents in Luxury Mansions

    01/18/2015 3:21:33 PM PST · by servo1969 · 53 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-18-2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Screen grab by TurtleBoySports.comBoston reporters went to the homes of several Boston area protesters who were arrested for blocking highways on Thursday. What they found were adult children playing revolutionary while living with their rich parents. A reporter for WBZ-TV, Ken MacLeod was run off a property while seeking to interview protesters. At another he was told he was harassing the protester he was seeking to interview by ringing her apartment call box. “WBZ-TV’s Ken MacLeod went to (Mark) Schwaller’s apartment in Jamaica Plain hoping for some perspective. He didn’t get that but he did get tossed by another man...
  • Stacking the Deck (2016 GOP Nominee Hopefuls)

    01/18/2015 9:40:45 AM PST · by parksstp · 14 replies
    Green Papers ^ | 01-18-2015 | parksstp
    If you're not familiar with the following website, you need to. These guys have systematically all of the data concerning the delegates and nomination process for the parties and how delegates are selected, what counts, and what doesn't count. I've reviewed the list and am currently working on an IA projection map of the caucus and potential vote but waiting until the straw poll when I can start filling in candidates. Yet, when I review the total states, I find it difficult to see how the Establishment loses if they are unopposed by other Establishment candidates. Red States for the...
  • Former MIT Professor 'robbed Manhattan bank and filmed the whole heist for art project'

    01/11/2015 6:41:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/10/15 | Pete D'amato
    **SNIP** He handed the bank teller a note, which asked for a donation to be made to his church, according to documents filed in court. Rhode Island police believe that the former professor, who currently lives in a Boston suburb, is responsible for a similar heist at a bank in Providence. According to the Providence Journal, a middle-aged man robbed a Citizens Bank in November, telling the clerk who handed over $3,000, 'Thank you, this is for the church.' The Post reports that while waiting to be arraigned for the incident on New Year's Eve, Gibbons told another man who...
  • # blacklivesmatter protesters block ambulance from hospital in Boston

    01/16/2015 6:35:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 15, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    If you were upset about tensions between community members and police officers across racial lines, what would be the first avenue to address these issues that came to mind? Obviously you would unload a bunch of heavy barrels, chain yourself to them and block traffic on the interstate. Protesters who said they were trying to call attention to racial oppression blocked traffic on Interstate 93 north and south of Boston Thursday morning. The actions surprised police, snarled the commute for thousands, and forced the diversion of an ambulance rushing a car crash victim to a Boston hospital, State Police said....
  • Poll: Democrats Need To Win Over Blue-Collar Voters, Unmarried Women [Clinton Beats Romney & Bush]

    01/16/2015 1:37:27 PM PST · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | January 16 2015 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Poll: Democrats Need To Win Over Blue-Collar Voters, Unmarried Women By MAGGIE HABERMAN 1/16/15 In the few horse-race matchups from the poll, Clinton beats out Mitt Romney by 6 percentage points and Jeb Bush by 12 points, the survey found. Democrats’ future in 2016 hinges largely on performing better with white working-class voters and unmarried women, as the party looks toward the presidential election with Hillary Clinton as its front-runner, a new Democracy Corps poll shows. The poll, a joint project of pollster Stan Greenberg and Page Gardner of Women’s Voices Women’s Vote, will be released Friday. It focuses on...
  • The people who shut down traffic in Boston for hours yesterday

    01/16/2015 8:42:04 AM PST · by rktman · 84 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/16/2015 | Peter Wilson
    According to the protest organizer, six protestors in the southern blockade stuck their arms into holes in the sides of 55-gallon drums and had concrete poured over them. Firefighters had to use power saws to cut open the drums, which weighed 1,200 pounds. The Boston Globe reports: “When a Boston firefighter’s power saw generated sparks that flew onto the protester, he screamed in pain.” The protestors wore diapers, anticipating a long wait.
  • All-Women’s College Cancels “Vagina Monologues” Play Because It’s Not “Inclusive” of Transgender

    01/16/2015 5:51:02 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    How many transgender students are currently enrolled at Mount Holyoke? . . . Zero. Via Campus Reform: Mount Holyoke College, an all-women’s college in Massachusetts, is retiring its annual production of the Vagina Monologues this year because the play is not inclusive of transgender students. The annual production of the play is part of a country-wide tradition to perform Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues on Valentine’s Day to raise awareness about gender-based violence and usually coincides with the V-Day campaign. The proceeds are donated to sexual assault prevention organizations or women’s rights organizations.
  • Here's the reason this all-women's college cancelled its yearly 'Vagina Monologues'

    01/15/2015 3:33:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    washington examiner ^ | January 15, 2015 | | Ashe Schow |
    The “Vagina Monologues” was once a yearly tradition at Mount Holyoke College, an all-women’s school in Massachusetts. But not this year. The reason? Apparently the show is no longer feminist enough and actually hurts women because it doesn’t include monologues from trans-women. Suddenly, the most feminist play in America is both transphobic and racist. “At its core, the show offers an extremely narrow perspective on what it means to be a woman,” wrote Erin Murphy, a representative for the school’s Theatre Board, said in a campus-wide email obtained by Campus Reform. “Gender is a wide and varied experience, one that...
  • Boston area highway blocked by protesters

    BOSTON — State police say a group of protesters has blocked a busy Boston area highway at the height of the morning commute. Police say in response they have shut down Interstate 93 north at East Milton Square south of the city, and I-93 south at Mystic Avenue north of the city. A state police spokeswoman says some protesters have chained themselves to highway barriers. The spokeswoman did not know what the people were protesting, but broadcast outlets say one person is holding a sign that reads "united against racism."
  • Westport Car Dealership Messes With Pizza Delivery Guy, Feels Internet’s Wrath

    01/14/2015 6:53:25 PM PST · by Wilderness Conservative · 54 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 1/15/15 | Eric Levenson
    A video of car dealership employees in Westport getting into a heated argument with a local pizza delivery man over $7 has led to Internet anger and a personal apology. The video, posted on Liveleak, begins with a delivery man returning $7 in cash to the dealership that he had thought was a tip. By the end of the video, one dealership worker threatens to “put my foot in your ass” and another says he will call the delivery man’s manager and get him fired.
  • Gallup CEO Blasts US Leadership "The Economy Is Not Coming Back"

    01/14/2015 10:57:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/14/2015 | Jim Clifton, Gallup CEO & Chairman,
    Authored by Jim Clifton, Gallup CEO & Chairman,The U.S. now ranks not first, not second, not third, but 12th among developed nations in terms of business startup activity. Countries such as Hungary, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Sweden, Israel and Italy all have higher startup rates than America does.We are behind in starting new firms per capita, and this is our single most serious economic problem. Yet it seems like a secret. You never see it mentioned in the media, nor hear from a politician that, for the first time in 35 years, American business deaths now outnumber business births.The...
  • Jeb Bush v. Hillary Clinton 2016? Yawn. Give me Ted Cruz v. Elizabeth Warren: PennLive letters

    01/14/2015 11:18:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | January 14, 2015 | Steve Todd, Democratic Precinct Committeeman, Dauphin County
    On Jan. 4, New York Times' Frank Bruni kicked off the new presidential race with an analysis of a likely - some say inevitable - Bush / Clinton rematch (Jeb vs. Hillary). Predictably it covered little that those outside The Political Class likely even found compelled to read. What, after all, is there to say of such a matchup? If (another) Bush runs against (another) Clinton, and no one can tell them apart, will anyone notice? How many beyond the politically passionate — that is: those whose votes are ensured no matter who each party fields — will care who...
  • Labor board hit with second lawsuit over 'ambush' elections

    01/14/2015 11:37:48 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is facing a second lawsuit from business groups upset about a controversial rule they contend will unfairly speed up union elections. The business groups are challenging what they refer to as the NLRB's "ambush election" rule. The Texas chapters of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) filed the lawsuit late Tuesday in federal court seeking to overturn the rule. "We are proud to join the legal fight against the ambush rule, which is designed to deprive employers, particularly small businesses who typically do not employ legal counsel,...
  • U.S. Chamber head criticizes 'economic populist' Elizabeth Warren

    01/14/2015 11:38:42 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    reuters ^ | Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:16pm EST | Susan Cornwell
    The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce charged on Wednesday that Senator Elizabeth Warren and other backers of what he called "economic populism" were actually seeking a state-run economy. ... "Today we're hearing a lot of talk about so-called economic populism. Its advocates claim they are standing up for the average citizen - but what they really stand for is the unbridled growth of the central government and a state-run economy," ...
  • 'Klansville USA' PBS Documentary Takes Cheap Shot at Republicans

    01/14/2015 10:38:39 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 14, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Klansville U.S.A." which was broadcast nationally last night is a PBS American Experience production by WGBH in Boston based on a book of that title by David Cunningham. It is an interesting look at the rise and fall of the North Carolina Ku Klux Klan in the 1960s. A very good historical documentary marred by the jarring flaw of taking a cheap shot at Republicans. It was almost as if the producer and director, Callie T. Wiser, just couldn't restrain herself from taking a shot at Republicans. The documentary stuck to the facts until just a couple of minutes before...
  • Boston.com’s Boehner poisoning article sparks furor

    01/14/2015 8:42:48 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 26 replies
    The Boston Globe’s boston.com this morning was silent amid a furor of criticism over their article mocking death threats aimed at Republican House Speaker John Boehner. Boston.com spokeswoman Mary Zanor did not return an email or call for comment today. The story, written by Boston.com associate editor Victor Paul Alvarez and posted on the website’s “Top News” section last evening, was headlined “Would Anyone Have Noticed if Bartender Succeeded in Poisoning John Boehner?” “The question is: Would anyone have noticed? Stories about Boehner’s drinking have circulated for years. His drinking inspired a blog called DrunkBoehner, and in 2010 he brought...
  • Elizabeth Warren Says She Is Not Going To Run For President

    01/13/2015 1:32:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 76 replies
    Huffington Post via MSN ^ | 1/13/15 | Paige Lavender
    <p>Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) gave her most definitive answer to date about her 2016 plans in an interview with Fortune published Tuesday.</p> <p>So are you going to run for President? No.</p> <p>In the past, Warren has denied that she's running for president, always speaking in the present tense.</p>
  • Look Who Works for the Clinton Health Access Initiative: It’s the “Fly-In Abortionista”

    01/12/2015 2:01:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | January 12, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Boston, MA – She calls herself a “fly-in abortionista.” Based in Massachusetts, this traveling abortionist has spent stints working at the last abortion clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, and for Planned Parenthood in various Midwestern states, wearing a mask in the likeness of one of the Three Stooges to conceal her identity. Currently, Nicola Moore is one of several abortionists who fly in to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to abort babies at the Planned Parenthood facility there. Kept open only by out-of-state abortionists, the Sioux Falls Planned Parenthood is the sole abortion facility in that state. But now, in addition to...
  • Kennedy sent men to the moon in less time than Obama's spent dithering on Keystone XL

    01/08/2015 5:19:33 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/7/2015 | John Merline
    President Obama said Tuesday he would veto any bill that tries to start construction on the Keystone XL pipeline before a federal review is finished — a process in its seventh year. You can argue whether Obama is being sincere in his desire to follow procedure, or just trying to run out the clock so he doesn't have to make a decision, but by any measure, six-plus years is a long time. Jason Russell tries to put this in perspective at the Washington Examiner by calculating what other things someone could do while Obama's reviews held up the pipeline. Among...
  • Americans don't want a revolution despite Elizabeth Warren's sounds of alarm for the middle class

    01/11/2015 4:42:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | January 11, 2015 | Peter Foster in Washington
    Ideological splits among Republicans have been part of the fun of the American political fair for more than 50 years now, but what of potential divisions on the Left? When Barack Obama departs the White House in 2016, the question already being asked is whether Democrats will now suffer the same kind of upheaval that the Tea Party inflicted on Republicans after George W. Bush left office in 2008. Last week in Washington DC it was possible to hear the opening shots of what some left-wing Democrats hope will become a similarly fierce fight for the ideological soul of their...
  • Jeb In 94: I Would Do ‘Probably Nothing’ For African-Americans

    01/10/2015 8:40:48 PM PST · by Bratch · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2016 | SCOTT GREER
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appears poised for a presidential run and is currently leading the polls among potential Republican candidates for 2016, but the comments he made in 1994 during his first run for Florida’s highest office may come back to haunt him.The Associated Press reports that Bush described himself then as a “head-banging conservative” and used fiery rhetoric — such as claiming he would do “probably nothing” for African-Americans if he became governor — in his ultimately unsuccessful bid. Bush made that statement in response to a question on what he would for African-Americans if elected to office.“It’s time...
  • Elizabeth Warren Says Economy Is Rigged Against Middle Class

    01/09/2015 5:06:35 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 56 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/08/2015 | John Merline
    Is the economy rigged against the middle class? The Democratic left's dream candidate -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren -- thinks so. "I see evidence everywhere of the pounding working people are taking," Warren said on Wednesday at an AFL-CIO summit on raising wages. "These families are working harder than ever, but they can't get ahead. Many feel that the game is rigged against them, and they are right. The game is rigged against them." Her argument, of course, is that the government must intervene to level the playing field. But Warren must not be looking very hard if she can't see...
  • Elizabeth Warren is worth millions

    01/08/2015 9:19:52 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    Senator Elizabeth Warren fights for middle- and working-class Americans. But she's part of the Top 1%. Warren, the Harvard bankruptcy law professor elected to the Senate in 2012, is worth between $3.7 million and $10 million.
  • USOC picks Boston for 2024 Summer Olympics bid

    01/08/2015 4:04:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    AP ^ | January 8, 2015
    DENVER -- The U.S. Olympic Committee chose Boston to bid for the 2024 Games in an attempt to bring the Summer Olympics to America after a 28-year gap. During a daylong meeting at the Denver airport, USOC board members chose Boston over Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, all of which have been lobbying to become the American choice for more than a year.
  • Former Holyoke (MA) police chief says President Obama created era of mistrust in race relations

    01/08/2015 5:15:26 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 10 replies
    The Republican ^ | Jan 8, 2015 | Anthony R. Scott
    I have been putting off writing this op-ed piece for the past several months hoping in vain that our President and Attorney Eric Holder would become real leaders and not continue down the racist road they have been traveling. However the most recent police murders in New York City have prompted me to break my silence. I did not vote for President Obama when he first ran nor did I vote for him in 2012. When he was first elected I hoped that as a person of color he would move race relations forward and become a good, if not...
  • No second chance to make first impression, Gov. Baker

    01/06/2015 4:19:02 AM PST · by luke1825 · 1 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 1/5 | peter lucas
    Memo to incoming Gov. Charlie Baker: Don't touch the drapes. Outgoing Gov. Deval Patrick spent $27,000 on those damask drapes in the governor's office, along with some fine furniture, when he first became governor, and he took a lot of heat over it. So leave the drapes alone. First impressions are very important. Do not repeat his initial mistakes. Also, be careful where you sit. The entire governor's suite on the third floor of the Statehouse has recently been refurbished to its historic 1798 Charles Bulfinch setting at a cost of $11.3 million.
  • RFK, Jr: 'We have so much to learn from Cuba'

    01/05/2015 7:38:36 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/5/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    No, apparently this is not a spoof, the scion of the man who was responsible for the Cuban blockade is full of awe for the Cuban dictatorship. Sure, it’s a dictatorship, but other than that, it’s just ducky, apparently. Writing in the South American news agency MercoPress, Robert F. Kennedy avers, after admitting the dictatorship and lack of a free press: Despite its poverty, Cuba has managed some impressive accomplishments. Cuba’s government boasts the highest literacy rates for its population of any nation in the hemisphere. Cuba claims its citizens enjoy universal access to health care and more doctors per...
  • Hotline's GOP Presidential Power Rankings: Bush and Rubio Have Early Lead

    01/04/2015 7:56:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 4, 2015 | Tim Alberta, Scott Bland, Shane Goldmacher, Josh Kraushaar, Alex Roarty and Adam Wollner
    From the first day of 2011, Mitt Romney was the favorite to win the 2012 Republican presidential primary campaign. No one else was even close. The 2016 outlook could not be more different. Offered the choice to bet on one single candidate to win the nomination versus the rest of the field, the choice would have to be "the field." For the first time in years, there is no one next in line. And without a former vice president or powerhouse former candidate looking likely to run, Republicans are shaping up to spend the next year and a half fighting...
  • Big turn out for pro-police rally on Cape

    01/04/2015 10:59:01 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 9 replies
    MyFoxBoston ^ | 1/4/2015 | MyFoxBoston
    Hundreds of people showed up at a pro-police rally on the Cape this weekend. Organizers said there was so much interest, they had to move the rally to a larger venue. "I've never seen anything go viral on Facebook like this has gone viral on Facebook," organizer Patrick Foran said. About 500 people came out to the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School football field to show their support for the men and women in blue. Foran says he helped put the event together because he has friends who are police officers. "We're just looking to say thank you to all the...
  • GOP lawmaker: O-Care repeal top priority (Barrasso)

    01/04/2015 11:23:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/04/15 | Megan R. Wilson
    The repeal of ObamaCare is the priority of the Republican party, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said on Sunday. “There will be a vote on repeal. The president, in the White House, will veto that,” he said of the symbolic gesture offered by GOP lawmakers still unsatisfied with the healthcare legislation. However, Barrasso told NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” that there would also be other bills that strike at other parts of the Affordable Care Act – some of which have gained bipartisan support – including a repeal of the medical device tax and the employer mandate. There is...
  • Rep. Thomas Massie: I Am Not Voting for Boehner on Tuesday

    01/03/2015 12:26:42 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January, 3, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) issued a statement on Saturday detailing why he’s going to vote against House Speaker John Boehner’s re-election on Tuesday. Massie, who’s entering his second term as a member from Kentucky, now becomes the second Republican House member announcing the coming rebellion against Boehner. Massie joins Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) in the fight for fresh leadership, and in his statement he detailed how Boehner and his leadership actually have misled members of the House GOP conference. “For years I watched Washington from afar and suspected that something was broken. Why is it that so many people approve...
  • Edward Brooke, first black popularly elected to US Senate

    01/03/2015 2:34:42 PM PST · by Borges · 29 replies
    Strait Times ^ | 1/4/2015
    Edward Brooke, the Massachusetts Republican who was the first African-American to be popularly elected to the US Senate, died on Saturday at the age of 95, the state Republican Party said. Brooke was Massachusetts attorney-general when he was elected to the US Senate in 1966, at a time when the country was gripped by racial unrest. Before his election, there were two other African-American senators shortly after the Civil War. But until early in the 20th century, senators were picked by state legislatures and not by popular vote. In the Senate, Brooke joined a small band of liberal Republicans who...
  • At last: Ted Cruz wins a 2016 presidential straw poll - Rand Paul in second place

    12/29/2014 6:26:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 29, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    A certain Texas Republican still has plenty of fans. Sen. Ted Cruz has won the Federalist Today Presidential Straw Poll with 26 percent of the nearly one thousand votes cast. The field included 16 potential candidates. “Placing a respectable second and third, Senator Rand Paul (22 percent) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (16 percent) showed that they also have considerable support among the ‘lovers of freedom and anxious for the fray’ Federalist faithful,” report David Corbin and Matt Parks, two analysts for The Federalist - a learned and vibrant online journal. “The political insider would, undoubtedly, not be impressed. Good...
  • Longtime Romney friend: He’s standing by to rescue the party from nominating Ted Cruz

    12/31/2014 9:01:14 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 298 replies
    I told you last night, there was only one way for this year to end on Hot Air. May one word ring in your ears as the ball drops, my friends: Romneymentum.Hopefully you’re all already liquored up sufficiently to dull the pain. “I know exactly what Mitt’s going to do,” [Ken] Gardner, a real estate developer who helped bring Romney to Utah to lead the 2002 Winter Olympics, told the Deseret News. “I think over the next few months, a lot of things will happen.”…“If it’s Ted Cruz that’s the candidate, he’s in. If it’s Jeb Bush, he’s probably not,”...
  • Police: 2 Boston officers attacked by teenagers

    12/31/2014 6:58:51 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    BOSTON (AP) — Two Boston police officers were hospitalized after they were allegedly attacked by seven teenagers, all family members, in a Roxbury apartment complex when the officers tried to arrest one of them, authorities said Tuesday
  • 1795 Boston Time Capsule Opening on Jan. 6 [Epiphany]

    12/30/2014 7:05:58 PM PST · by Ezekiel · 48 replies
    Coin News ^ | 24 Dec 2014 | Mike Unser
    Originally placed under the cornerstone in 1795 by revolutionary war figures Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and William Scollay, the capsule will be opened at 6:00 PM ET on Jan. 6, 2015.