• Congress Sep 3

    Progressive Challengers' Year: 3 Wins and Some Close Calls

    Progressives trying to shove Congress to the left have ousted three moderate incumbents in Democratic primaries this year

  • Massachusetts Primary Sep 2

    Markey Defeats Kennedy in Massachusetts Senate Primary

    U.S. Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts defeated U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III in Tuesday’s hard-fought Democratic primary, harnessing support from progressive leaders to overcome a challenge from a younger rival who is a member of America’s most famous political family. It was the first time a Kennedy has lost a race for Congress in Massachusetts. [Click here for live...

  • Massachusetts Primary Sep 1

    Rep. Richard Neal Defeats Progressive Challenger in Mass. Race

    U.S. Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts, the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, held off Democratic challenger Alex Morse in Tuesday’s primary after an acrimonious campaign that included allegations of sexual misconduct leveled at his younger opponent. The contest was one of four in Massachusetts where U.S. House candidates were competing Tuesday for the chance to...

  • NBC Nov 22, 2019

    Ring Doorbells Draw Scrutiny From Senator Amid Privacy Concerns

    Ring, the video doorbell company owned by Amazon, has helped law enforcement agencies across the country solve a lot of crimes. But it has also raised concerns about privacy, and critics have been sounding off on social media for months. Tech writers, meanwhile, have wondered if Ring users were getting the full story about the cameras they’d attached to their...

  • NBC Sep 22, 2019

    Rep. Joe Kennedy III Formally Announces Senate Run

    U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Saturday, becoming the first member of the Kennedy political dynasty to bid for the upper chamber of Congress since Edward M. Kennedy in 1962. “Let’s get this out of the way right away: I’m here to announce that I’m going to be a candidate for the...

  • Governor Aug 23, 2019

    Bernie Sanders' $16 Trillion Climate Plan Builds on Green New Deal

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan on Thursday before touring a Northern California town ravaged by wildfire, declaring the setting a “wake-up call for our entire nation” to the dangers of a warming planet. “Climate change is a major, major crisis for our country, and the entire world, and one of the manifestations of that...

  • Donald Trump Mar 28, 2019

    Senate Shuns Green New Deal Amid Claims of Bad Faith

    The Senate turned away from the Green New Deal on Tuesday as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan offered by Democrats. Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate forced the vote as they seek to turn the Green New Deal into a wedge issue in the 2020 elections. Democrats called the GOP’s move a “sham” and...

  • Donald Trump Feb 13, 2019

    McConnell Wields Green New Deal as Bludgeon Against Dems

    The Senate will vote on the Green New Deal, a moonshot plan by Democrats to combat climate change, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, announcing a move designed to force Senate Democrats — including a cast of presidential candidates — into a political bind. The plan, initially championed by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, calls for a New Deal-style mobilization...

  • Massachusetts Feb 10, 2019

    Leader of New Climate Panel Talks of Need for ‘Bold Action'

    It does not yet have office space, staff or even Republican members, but Florida Rep. Kathy Castor is confident that a special House committee on climate change will play a leading role on one of the most daunting challenges facing the planet. Castor, who chairs the new panel, says those early obstacles can be overcome as lawmakers move to reduce...

  • Donald Trump Feb 8, 2019

    Democrats Seek Green New Deal to Address Climate Change

    Democrats launched a sweeping plan Thursday to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy, signaling its likely elevation as a central campaign issue in 2020 despite President Donald Trump’s failure to mention climate change in his State of the Union address. At least six senators running for president or considering White...

  • Facebook Oct 3, 2018

    'Can You Hear Us?': Demonstrators Call on Flake to Reject Kavanaugh at Boston Event

    The Republican senator who suddenly sits at the center of the explosive Supreme Court debate vowed Monday to ensure the FBI does “a real investigation” into President Donald Trump’s nominee as he trekked across New England while exploring a possible run for president. “It does us no good to have an investigation that just gives us more cover,” Arizona Sen....

  • Associated Press Sep 27, 2018

    US House Approves $1.7B in Disaster Aid for Carolinas

    The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed legislation that would provide $1.7 billion to help residents of the Carolinas and elsewhere recover from recent natural disasters. The aid was added to legislation to keep Federal Aviation Administration programs running beyond month’s end. The bill passed 398-23. Lawmakers describe the disaster aid as a down payment. They say billions more will be...

  • Massachusetts Dec 21, 2017

    MIT Custodian Detained by ICE Released as Asylum Appeal Considered

    A Massachusetts man who has been in immigration custody since July and who faces deportation to his native El Salvador has been released as he awaits his asylum appeal to be determined.

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