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Ed Markey

Senate Race Draws Political Heavyweights

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — Democrats are dispatching a lineup of political heavyweights to Massachusetts, backed by a river of outside money, to head off the poss...

GOP Senate Candidate Slams Obama Administration

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

As Massachusetts' special election to fill Secretary of State John Kerry's U.S. Senate seat gains more national attention, Republican candidate Gabrie...

Obama, National Democrats Wade Into Special Election

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — Fearful of another surprise Republican victory, Democrats are pouring money into the Massachusetts Senate race to succeed John Kerry an...

Lucia Graves

Environmental Group Leader Invests Heavily In BP

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the board of a leading environmental advocacy group is also a hedge fund manager, and his firm is heavily invested in th...

Poll Shows Good News For Dem In Senate Race

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

By Scott Malone June 5 (Reuters) - Veteran Democratic Congressman Ed Markey has extended his lead over Republican Gabriel Gomez in the...

Warren Doubles Goal In McConnell Challenge

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

A fundraising push by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on behalf of Massachusetts Senate candidate Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) more than doubled a goal se...

Obama Gives Dem Senate Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Tuesday endorsed Massachusetts Senate candidate Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). "Ed Markey is a passionate and effective champi...

GOP Senate Candidate Calls Dem 'Pond Scum'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

There has been no shortage of hostility in Massachusetts as Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez looks to defeat Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) in next...

GOP Candidate Unleashes False Attack On Opponent

FactCheck.org | D’Angelo Gore | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Republican Gabriel Gomez falsely claims his opponent in the Massachusetts Senate race bla...

Dem Shuns Friend Over Confederate Flag Flap

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) disinvited former Georgia Democratic congressman Ben Jones from a fundraising event after learning of Jones' support for the ...

Elizabeth Warren, a Great Investment

Robert Scheer | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

How astonishing to have a public servant who actually cares to inform the public about the inner workings of the system of crony capitalism that has wedded big government with big business. This comes at the expense of the free market that corporate lobbyists delight in invoking as an ideal while they subvert it as a reality.

Massachusetts Dem Leads By Varying Margins

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

By Scott Malone BOSTON, May 9 (Reuters) - Democratic Congressman Ed Markey holds a lead over Republican political newcomer Gabriel Gom...

The Youth Climate Vote: A New Force in Electoral Politics

Adam Greenberg | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Adam Greenberg

It has become clear that Keystone pipeline is a threat to jobs, health and safety, energy security, food and water security, smart growth, and the climate -- but that's not all it threatens: Now, Keystone XL is becoming toxic for politicians who support it.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democratic Senate Candidate Distances Himself From Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts Senate candidate Rep. Ed Markey is the latest Democrat facing an election to oppose President Barack Obama's proposed cuts...

Conservatives Skeptical Of GOP Candidate's Chances

AP | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

BY STEVE PEOPLES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez is on his own — at least for now. National Republican allies,...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Poll Shows Surprisingly Competitive Senate Race In Blue State

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) enters the general election to fill John Kerry's Senate seat with a relatively slender 4-point lead over Republ...

6 Reasons Dems Should Worry In Key Race

The Hill | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

The Republican establishment breathed a sigh of relief when Boston businessman Gabriel Gomez won Tuesday's GOP primary in the Massachusetts special Se...

Senate Race To Fill John Kerry's Seat Is Set

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

BOSTON -- National Republicans cheered former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez's Massachusetts primary victory, but Democratic Congressman Ed Markey enjoys tre...

Dem Rep Wins Primary For Kerry's Senate Seat

AP | STEVE LeBLANC and BOB SALSBERG | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey and Republican former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez won their party primaries on Tuesday, setting up a rac...

Voters Choose GOP Pick To Vie For Kerry's Senate Seat

AP | STEVE LeBLANC and BOB SALSBERG | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

By STEVE LeBLANC and BOB SALSBERG, The Associated Press BOSTON -- Businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez has won the Republican nomination ...

Attacks Derail Contentious Senate Race

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

BOSTON -- Even before the explosions, polling suggested that Massachusetts voters weren't excited about the looming special election to replace former...

Kennedy Gives Endorsement In Key Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

Caroline Kennedy -- author, attorney and daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy -- endorsed Rep. Ed Markey (D) in the race to fill Secretary o...

Polls Point One Way In Massachusetts Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Rep. Ed Markey continues to lead fellow Rep. Stephen Lynch in Massachusetts' Democratic primary to fill John Kerry's vacated Senate seat, recent polli...

Dem Rep Scores Big Senate Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) received a big boost Sunday morning in his bid to fill Secretary of State John Kerry's U.S. Senate seat. The Boston Globe...

How a Shadow Drug Industry Tries to Avoid Regulation

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Some members of Congress are trying to reign in this shadow drug industry, compounding pharmacies, by giving the FDA the authority to regulate these firms. But the industry is fighting back, using its political clout to resist federal standards.