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Coakley Reportedly Thinking About Running Again

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, who lost a 2010 U.S. Senate special election to Scott Brown after squandering a large lead, is consider...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Massachusetts AG: Mortgage Settlement Is Only The Beginning | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

The $25 billion settlement with five of the nation's largest banks over charges of widespread mortgage fraud, announced Thursday, isn't the end for Ma...

My 2010 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My apologies to anyone tuning in who was expecting to see the 150th "Friday Talking Points" column, since it will be pre-empted for two weeks here. B...

Instant America

Gina Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gina Glantz

Instant analysis, instant reaction, instant tactics to meet the perceived American voter need for instant gratification. Missing in all this are old-fashioned Democratic values and political principles.

Friday Talking Points [108] -- Obama's Pivotal Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since Democrats are taking some time to figure out what to do next, we shall do the same here, and skip over the entire health care reform subject, after highlighting two hilarious commentaries on the situation.

Where do we go from here?

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

For progressives, the election result in Massachusetts on Tuesday night was both a serious blow and a potential opportunity for our agenda. Conservat...

The F Word: Lessons Not Learned

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

A year ago I was freezing on the Mall with a few million others, watching the inauguration of a new President. Today I'm sweltering in my unnaturally ...

Scott Brown's Win in Massachusetts: HuffPost Bloggers React

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the aftermath, the commentary is rolling in. Here's a round-up of HuffPost bloggers' reactions, predictions, I-told-you-so's, and more.

Lessons From the Coakley Loss

Andrea Dew Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Dew Steele

Despite the fact that I'm heart-broken that we are not going to add our 18th woman to the Senate, the good news is that sexism did not seem to play a big role in this campaign.

Scott Brown's Victory: 'Maybe It's the Best Thing...'

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

Scott Brown is a former Cosmopolitan centerfold model whose political substance is about as thin as the centerfold itself, but that didn't seem to matter to Massachusetts voters.

Lessons From the Massachusetts Defeat

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Massachusetts Senate race is a watershed event that has enormous implications for this political year. The media is making it a referendum on Obama and health care reform. But that interpretation is just flat wrong.

Lack of Leadership Leads to Bay State Loss

Dick Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dick Heller

The Democrat's campaign to keep the cherished seat in the Bay State seems to have been a masterpiece of friction and confusion. And it certainly underperformed. Where was the leadership?

Obama, Teddy, & the Perils of Governing Without Conviction

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

On the one year anniversary of the inauguration of Barack Obama, and the day after Teddy Kennedy's Senate seat was lost to a conservative male pinup with a pickup truck, my fears about the dangers of trying to govern without referring to fundamental principles seem to be coming true.

Martha and Scott: A Gender Blender in the New Internet Order

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rosalyn Hoffman

The huge growth of social networking is fueled by a desire to connect. But Coakley missed the point online and in person -- she failed to realize that voters want to reach out and touch someone.

Jon Stewart Gets Fed Up: Dems Set The Bar So Low They're Tripping Over It (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Jon Stewart took on the race for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat last night, taking jabs at the Democrats in the process. Upon hearing that Republican candi...

Michael Falcone

White House, Campaign Operatives Spin the Mass. Race | Michael Falcone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even before the polls closed in Massachusetts on Tuesday, campaign operatives and White House aides were already spinning a Senate race that many are ...

Coakley Concession Speech (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Martha Coakley conceded to Scott Brown in Massachusett's Senate race on Tuesday. Video of the Democrat's speech is below. WATCH:...

The Brown Victory: Mapping Massachusetts' Unaffiliated Voters

Farai Chideya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Farai Chideya

How did Massachusetts unaffiliated and independents vote in the Massachusetts Senate race? Being as there are reportedly no exit polls for the race Re...

Lessons for Democrats After Coakley -- Stay on Offense

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

If Democrats can't hold Bush et. al. accountable for their economic failures and lose the populist argument to Fox-y Republicans, we don't deserve to govern.

Obama Gambles: Travels to Massachusetts for Coakley

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

What can Obama do that millions of dollars from unions, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Pharma and the Massachusetts Democratic machine can't?

Massachusetts Senate Race Is 'Very Tight,' 'Urgent,' Internal Dem Memo Says

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a sign of serious worry about the increasingly tense battle for Ted Kennedy's seat, the Democratic National Committee and the Martha Coakley camp...

Democrats: New Pro-Brown TV Ads Are 'Illegal'

Boston Globe | Matt Viser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in Washington are criticizing a pair of new ads supporting Republican Scott Brown in the US Senate race, saying that the spots are illegal b...

Obama's Martha Coakley Pitch: 'Put On Your Walking Shoes Again' (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — President Barack Obama is calling on his fellow Democrats to "put on their walking shoes" and help Martha Coakley succeed Edward Kennedy in...

Friday Talking Points [107] -- What A Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Much of the frenzied activity took place this week behind closed doors (and most decidedly not on C-SPAN), as health care reform entered its final negotiating phase.

EMILY's List Spends $250,000 On Coakley Radio Ad

The Hill | Sean J. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

EMILY's List is the latest group to announce it's spending money on the Massachusetts Senate race, which had been billed as a foregone conclusion unti...