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Jason Cherkis

Binders Ignored: Romney Had Dismal Record Naming Women Judges In Massachusetts | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When it came to nominating female judges in Massachusetts, Gov. Mitt Romney all but ignored any binders full of women. By 2005, after...

It's the Values, Stupid

Mike Lux | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

For Democrats to win this race, we have to go back to the values debate and the 47 percent video every day. This is our ultimate trump card because it makes 100 percent clear what Romney's core values are, even as he is now running from them in public.

Amanda Terkel

Senate Likely To Remain Without African-American Members For Years | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the Senate were representative of the U.S. population, 13 of its 100 members would be African-American. But there have been only si...

Friday Talking Points -- Convention Talking Points

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Defending free speech is easy when everyone agrees with the speech -- it's defending odious and reprehensible speech that is always the harder path. More on this subject next week.

WHOOPS: Romney, Obama Surrogates Go Off Message

The Huffington Post | Mike Barry | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

The job of a presidential campaign surrogate is relatively simple: take the campaign's message on a given subject and amplify it. Staying on message, ...

Mass. Gov. Criticizes State Crime Lab Under Fire For Not Following Proper Protocols

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 09.13.2012 | Crime

BOSTON -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is predicting "consequences" for what he calls a "breakdown in oversight" at a now-closed state crime lab. ...

The Narrative and the Bounce

Mike Lux | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

What the Democrats succeeded at doing was telling a compelling story of their values and their beliefs. It reminded people why politics matters, why all this is important.

The Sorkinization of Democrats

Nick Hentschel | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Nick Hentschel

Are Democrats going to follow the trajectory of a Sorkin teleplay over the next 60 days by no longer engaging in policy debates against Republicans with trepidation?

Transgender Murderer's Gender Reassignment Surgery Ruling Reviewed By Governor

AP | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

BOSTON -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says his administration is reviewing a judge's ruling ordering state prison officials to pay for sex reassi...

Contrasting the Two Conventions

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

As an innocent bystander who watched from home and tried to follow the most important prime-time speeches and then channel surfed for different pundit reactions of both conventions, here is my assessment of the two presidential conventions of 2012.

A Tale of Two Conventions

David Coates | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
David Coates

The Obama Administration did not create the crisis. They inherited it. Because they did, and because Republicans cannot afford to admit that they did, systematic lying had to become central to the presentation of the Republican case in Tampa.

Luke Johnson

Patrick Calls Romney A 'Great Salesman' | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D), a longtime surrogate of President Barack Obama, used his unique vantage point as governor of Massachusetts to at...

FULL TEXT: Read Deval Patrick's Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick delivered his speech to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. Below, Patrick's remarks as prepa...

DNC Convention and a Second-Term Presidential Transition

Heath Brown | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

He will identify new policy priorities and the ways he will seek to implement policy successes such as the Affordability Care Act. He will undertake a second-term presidential transition, but who exactly will be in place to execute these plans?

More Speakers Announced For Dem Convention

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

The Democratic National Convention Committee announced Monday more speakers for its 2012 convention, which begins in Charlotte on Sept. 4. Chicago ...

Massachusetts' Groundbreaking Transgender Equal Rights Bill Takes Effect

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Having been hailed as "a much needed update," Massachusetts' new anti-discrimination law protecting transgender residents has arrived. As the Asso...

Zach Carter

Democratic Governor Defends Bain As 'Perfectly Fine' | Zach Carter | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick ended up defending Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday during TV appearances in which the Democ...

Let Freedom Ring

D. R. Tucker | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

Like millions of Americans, I applaud President Obama's decision to firmly support marriage equality. However, I can't help noting, with a bit of regi...

Massachusetts Backs Off School Bake Sale Ban

AP | Posted 05.11.2012 | Education

BOSTON -- Cupcakes, brownies and other baked goodies will be spared the chopping block at Massachusetts schools after Gov. Deval Patrick backed down f...

Why Few Blacks Are Running For High Office In The Age Of Obama

The American Prospect | Jamelle Bouie | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

Even in the Age of Obama, serious impediments remain for the most ambitious black politicians....

Diploma Of Harvard's First Black Alum Discovered In Condemned Chicago House

Posted 03.15.2012 | Black Voices

An abandoned home near 75th and Sangamon, on Chicago's South Side, was the unlikely hiding place for an important piece of black history -- the papers...

Don't Sell Scott Brown Short

Dan Kennedy | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Dan Kennedy

Will Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts win re-election this November? Or will he be defeated by his Democratic rival, Elizabeth Warren? The answer, clearly, is "yes."

Look Back in Anger

D. R. Tucker | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

The conservative template of attacking Obama with unrelenting invective was also created here in the Bay State, and used against Deval Patrick. I should know. I helped create that template.

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.05.2012 | Media

Mitt Romney prevailed in the Nevada Caucuses, like everyone expected. And everyone else decided, for some reason, to keep on campaigning.

Haley: Unions Are 'Not Needed, Not Wanted, And Not Welcome'

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — Glimmers of economic optimism. Deep concerns about jobs and health care costs. These are among the recurring themes as governors acro...