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Massachusetts Senate Race

Mark Blumenthal

Warren Candidacy Narrows Attention Gap | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new UMass-Lowell/Boston Herald poll in Massachusetts yields a lot of good news for Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren. She h...

Republicans To Harvard: Drop Elizabeth Warren

The New Republic | Timothy Noah | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

How is the Massachusetts GOP responding to this emergency? By asking Harvard to dump Warren. Warren is teaching at Harvard Law School while she runs, ...

In Massachusetts Senate Race, Bob Massie

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
David M. Abromowitz

Many now consider the race for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts to be up for grabs. Consider, then, Bob Massie -- not the name most people outside the state have been hearing about lately, but the first candidate who stepped forward to challenge Scott Brown.

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold Endorses Elizabeth Warren | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Warren's campaign for U.S. Senate received a major endorsement on Tuesday, picking up the support of former Wisconsin senator ...

Update: My Apology to Willie Geist

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Some Massachusetts observers are worried that voters won't be interested in Warren because she's not a "real" politician. But that's exactly why they will want her as their next senator.

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Talks Senate Bid With Rachel Maddow

Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Elizabeth Warren, the consumer advocate who this week announced that she would run for the Senate in Massachusetts in 2012, appeared on "The Rachel Ma...

I'm Running!

Sen. Elizabeth Warren | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Our hard-working families deserve someone who believes in them, someone who is going to stand up and fight for their interests. That's why I'm running for the United States Senate.

Washington vs. Newton, MA: The Buzz on Setti Warren's Senate Run

Jennifer Delaney | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Delaney

Newton, MA Mayor Setti Warren seems to have made a less than favorable impression on residents with his announcement last week that he would run for Senate.

Amanda Terkel

Will Scott Brown's Support For DADT Repeal Boost His Reelection Prospects? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) may be breaking away from his Tea Party supporters who poured blood, sweat and tears into getting him into of...

1, 2, 3, Many Tea Parties?: What the Massachusetts Senate Race May Say About the Fall Elections

Thomas Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Ferguson

Analysts who take the Massachusetts special election shock seriously see it mostly in terms of recycled mantras from the Clinton administration. "It's the economy, stupid." But this is plainly too glib.

Jason Linkins

Scott Brown Is Not Letting This Rachel Maddow Electoral Fantasy Go | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This past Tuesday, Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) made news after he sent around a strange fundraising email, which suggested that the "chairman of the...

Maddow Senate Run 'Completely Made Up,' Despite Scott Brown Fundraising Pitch (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rachel Maddow isn't planning to challenge Scott Brown for his senate seat in Massachusetts. Whether that's good or bad for Brown will be decided by th...

Tim Kaine Details Lessons Learned From Coakley Loss, Talks Mid-Term Election Strategy (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Tuesday to talk about the party's strategy for the midterm electio...

Jim Cramer's Scott Brown Rally: A Dismal -7.6% | Joe Weisenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jim Cramer said markets would rally if Scott Brown were elected Senator from Massachusetts because markets love gridlock....

What Kind of Thinking Is This?

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

What it all comes down to is this: Republicans believe that deficits are the problem; Democrats believe that this broken down economy that we inherited needs to be fixed.

Why People Vote Against Their Own Interests

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...It is striking that the people who most dislike the whole idea of healthcare reform - the ones who think it is socialist, godless, a step on the ro...

Resolution Will Halt GOP Progress

Candace Straight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Candace Straight

Let's hope, when the RNC considers this purity resolution this week, a majority of its members keep these fundamental GOP principles in mind and vote against this outrageous proposition.

Scott Brown Footnotes

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

As a footnote to Monday's post about Scott Brown's upset victory in the Massachusetts senate race and his now-famous statement, "With all due respect....

A Very Bad Week for America

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

In short, the will of 80 percent of Americans can be thwarted by representatives of 20 percent due to a quirk in Senate rules. I'm pretty sure that's not what the Founding Fathers, or anyone, had in mind.

Teabagging Through History

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

A news report of a "Tea Party" convention planned for February reminds me of another group of "tea baggers" from American History. They also came undone in late January. But the year was 1778.

If You Don't Use It, You Lose It

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

Martha Coakley and her out-of-touch strategists lost touch with what Barack Obama and his creative campaign did to rally a new winning coalition in 2008.

Fox Helps GOP Victory -- GOP Victory Helps Fox

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Fox was giving its audience what it wanted to see while MSNBC's audience turned their sets off and cried themselves to sleep. The reason? The Republican victory in the Massachusetts Senate race.

Populism and Regulatory Reform, Cont'd

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Somewhere among the finger-pointing, the paralysis and the stark-raving fear of electoral defeat in Massachusetts there may be some rethinking going on, but it has little to do with substance.

It's the Emotion, Stupid

Cynthia P. Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia P. Schneider

Amidst all the analyses of health care gone amuck, and banks making off like bandits, the simple fact that people do not make decisions based on policy seems to have been forgotten.

The Lessons of the Massachusetts Race for the State of the Union

Celinda Lake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Celinda Lake

As we head into the State of the Union, the Democrats and the president need to note the real lessons of the Massachusetts special election. Here are five key points to take away.