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Raising the Cap on Charters: Who Benefits? Who Pays?

Kate Apfelbaum | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
Kate Apfelbaum

Amidst the emotional and political jockeying that has come to characterize the debate over charter schools in Massachusetts, we lose sight of two fundamental questions that should drive public policy decisions: Who benefits? And who pays?

Brown Expresses Regret Over Failed Warren Fight

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Scott Brown, the Massachusetts Republican who lost to Democrat Elizabeth Warren in 2012, said he believes he would have been victorious if...

Voters Head To Polls For Race Between Ed Markey, Gabriel Gomez

Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

By STEVE LEBLANC AND BOB SALSBERG, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON — Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez scrambled to ene...

Can Lightning Strike Twice in Massachusetts?

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

Can lightning strike twice in one place? Not according to folklore, but when did Massachusetts ever comply with convention? When it comes to special elections in the Bay State, anything is possible.

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...

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...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Poll Shows Surprisingly Competitive Senate Race In Blue State | 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...

Is This Dem's Ad A Copycat?

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) on Monday released a new ad for his campaign in the Massachusetts special election for U.S. Senate. The ad touts Lynch's ...

Dem Candidate Flip-Flops On Social Security

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), who is running in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, released a video Monday stating that he suppo...

Another Republican Passes Threshold For Massachusetts Senate Race

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics

By Scott Malone BOSTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - A second Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate reported on Tuesday that he had collected...

Dem Compares Citizens United To Pro-Slavery Decision

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) delivered a stump speech this week in his campaign for Secretary of State John Kerry's Senate seat, suggesting that the overt...

Republican Does About-Face On Senate Run

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

Sean Bielat said Wednesday that he would not run for the special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, six days after news broke that he had file...

More Unknowns Seek To Replicate Scott Brown Upset

RealClearPolitics | Scott Conroy | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

LONGMEADOW, Mass. -- When Scott Brown announced that he would not seek a return to the Senate by running for Secretary of State John Kerry’s vacated...

Former Frank Challenger Shakes Up Massachusetts Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

Sean Bielat, a businessman and former Marine, has entered the Massachusetts race for U.S. Senate as a Republican, according to papers filed with the F...

Another Romney?

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

Tagg Romney, the son of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, announced Monday afternoon that he would not run in the Massachusetts sp...

Luke Johnson

Brown Not Running For Senate | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) will not run in the Massachusetts special election to replace John Kerry, multiple outlets reported Fr...

'Full Court Press' On Brown May Not Work

Salon | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

The working assumption of every Democrat in Massachusetts and Washington has been that Scott Brown will enter the special Senate election to replace J...

Luke Johnson

Democrats' Massachusetts Senate Plans May Be Spoiled By Labor | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) kicked off his campaign for U.S. Senate Thursday at a South Boston union hall flanked by members from 26 un...

Luke Johnson

Patrick Names Senate Replacement | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) on Wednesday appointed William "Mo" Cowan to the Senate seat vacated by newly confirmed Secretary o...

Dates For Contentious Massachusetts Election Announced

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts Secretary of State William P. Galvin announced dates on Monday for the state's special election, which will occur upon the confirmation ...

Lynch Responds To Report That He Will Run For Senate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: 1:40 p.m. -- Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) dismissed the Boston Globe report that he was planning to run for Senate in Massachusetts in a subse...

Dem Decides Against Running For John Kerry's Seat

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.), who came in second to Martha Coakley in the 2009 Democratic primary to fill the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's seat, announce...

Dem Chairman Rips Scott Brown: He's 'A Faker'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman John Walsh's opinion of former GOP Sen. Scott Brown does not appear to be too high. With Sen. John Kerry (D...

Frank Makes Big Announcement About Successor

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who is publicly seeking a temporary appointment to the U.S. Senate after Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is expected to ...