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MA-Gov: 42% Baker (R), 35% Patrick (D) (Baker 10/13)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Public Opinion Strategies, for Baker campaign 10/11-13/10; 800 likely voters, 3.46% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Boston Globe article) Mass...

MA-Gov: 47% Patrick (D), 42% Baker (R), 6% Cahill (I) (Rasmussen 10/16)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/16/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone Rasmussen release Massachusetts 2010 Governor 47% Patrick (D), 42% B...

Obama Urges Dems Not To Get Discouraged

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — With the congressional elections fast approaching, President Barack Obama acknowledged Saturday that the hope and energy he stirred dur...

MA-Gov: 46% Patrick (D), 39% Baker (R), 10% Cahill (I) (Suffolk 10/10-12)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Suffolk University 10/10-12/10; 500 registered voters, 4.4% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews Suffolk release Massachusetts 2010 Gover...

National Immigration Conference Kicks Off, But Can It Shift The Debate?

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

Hair tightly braided and red, white, and blue flags in hand, two mischievous girls ran through the ballroom aisles towards their mother. There she sa...

MA-Gov: 47% Patrick (D), 42% Baker (R), 6% Cahill (I) (Rasmussen 9/28)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 9/28/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) Massachusetts 2010 Governor 47% Patrick (D), 42%...

National Popular Vote: A Win for Our Democracy in Massachusetts

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

The National Popular Vote plan builds on states' exclusive power to decide how to allocate their electoral votes. Rather than pushing for a federal change to abolish the Electoral College, the plan uses state power to make it obsolete.

Six Boston Colleges Become State Universities

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Change is upon a few Massachusetts state colleges. On July 28, Gov.Deval Patrick signed a measure that will rebrand six of them as universities. The...

The Real Cost of Cape Wind

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Deily-Swearingen

I don't see how we can, in good conscience, oppose a project that could lead our country towards a greener economy and lifestyle.

Black Candidates Struggling With Success At Top Ranks Of Politics

USA Today | Susan Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MELBOURNE, Fla. -- The theory was that Barack Obama's election as president in 2008 signaled a new era for black candidates trying to win statewide co...

Two So-Called Sluts, Two Deaths, Only One Uproar

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leora Tanenbaum

Two high school girls were relentlessly harassed as "sluts" by their peers in school and committed suicide as a result: Hope Witsell in rural Florida and now Phoebe Prince in South Hadley, MA.

Judge Denies Denies Health Insurers' Injunction: Massachusetts' Block On Rate Hikes Stands

The Boston Globe | Robert Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Stephen E. Neel today denied a request by six health insurers to allow them to implement double-digit premium rate increa...

Re-Electing Deval Patrick: Obama's Key 2010 Priority

Politico | CAROL E. LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama raised $2.5 million for the Democratic National Committee Thursday night, but his trip to Boston had another, less publicized p...

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick: GOP Opposition To Obama Agenda 'Is Almost At The Level Of Sedition'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says national Republicans are bordering on "sedition" as they oppose his good friend and party ally Pre...

Massachusetts Governor 2010: Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Massachusetts Governor's race below. Email if you know someone ...

What Scott Brown Knew In 2010 and Barack Obama Knew In 2008

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

This past Tuesday night, the politics of positioning beat the politics of branding. As it frequently does. Scott Brown figured it would. As Barack Obama did in 2008.

Bay State Debacle, Part Deux ...

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Some quick thoughts on last night's race: Strategists on both sides appear detached and out-of-touch in the post-mortem. Some take issue with last nig...

Wall Street Stars Donating Little To Obama

The New York Times | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Wall Street giants that received a financial lifeline from Washington may have no compunction about paying big bonuses to their dealmakers and tra...

Paul Kirk Jr. Kennedys' Pick For Mass. Senate Seat: Confidant

AP | GLEN JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — Massachusetts lawmakers fulfilled Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's dying wish Wednesday, granting the governor the power to appoint an interim ...

Mass. Senate Passes Bill To Allow Interim Senator For Kennedy Seat

AP | GLEN JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — For Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, picking a temporary replacement for the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy isn't just about finding the ...

Hypocrisy in Massachusetts

Sandy Maisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Maisel

The argument over Kennedy's Massachusetts Senate seat has all of the maturity of a grade school playground fight -- "You did it to me, so I can do it right back!"

Mass. Close To Allowing Senate Appointment To Replace Kennedy

Boston Globe | Matt Viser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Legislative leaders on Beacon Hill believe they have narrow majorities in both chambers to give Governor Deval Patrick the power to appoint an interim...

Sen. Ted Kennedy: A Loss for the Nation Should Not Mean a Loss for Democracy

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

As the nation honors Sen. Kennedy, I trust his former advisers will drop this effort to revise Massachusetts law in pursuit of short-term partisan advantage.

Kennedy, Looking Ahead, Urges That Senate Seat Be Filled Quickly

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Text of a letter from Sen. Edward Kennedy to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray asking t...

Taking Gun Laws Seriously

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The gun lobby's refrain, "Guns don't kill people. People kill people" represents a well-disguised fallacy -- one that recently proved surprisingly persuasive to the highest court in Massachusetts, a state long known for its strong gun laws.