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Why Do 'Congressional Truants' Still Get Paid While Openly Seeking Other Jobs?

Rich Rubino | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

American politics is perhaps the only field where office holders can spend the preponderance of their time campaigning for another office while being truant from the office they currently hold.

Beyond Left and Right on Syria

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee just voted to approve a resolution to attack Syria on a vote of 10-7. But the breakdown of the voting reveals that this was in no way a party-line vote.

House Hopefuls Split On Syria

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

Only one of the five contenders for the Democratic nomination to succeed Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) in the U.S. House of Representatives has publicly co...

New Era of 'Open Debates' Begins In Elizabeth Warren's Backyard

Adam Green | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Adam Green

Open Debates will be a game changer in our political process -- ensuring that questions get asked that the public actually cares about. What starts in Massachusetts will hopefully become the norm for local, state, congressional, and even presidential debates in the future.

Date Set For Dem's Senate Swearing-In

AP | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A spokeswoman for Edward Markey, the longtime Massachusetts congressman who was elected to the Senate last month, says he will be s...

This Past Week's Progressive Scorecard

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

It is always good to remind ourselves that progressive change doesn't happen overnight, that most progress comes as steppingstone victories, and that setbacks are a normal part of the struggle for social justice. Social justice activists have to be marathon runners, not sprinters.

Friday Talking Points -- Professional Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All Americans who love this country very much deserve a commonsense immigration process, one that includes a roadmap for people who aspire to be citizens.

President Obama Vows to Cut Pollution

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

I was live tweeting the speech, which had a distinct "call to arms" tone, as Obama underscored the need for each citizen to do his/her part. He said, "I'm going to need all of you to educate others. Speak up for the facts, Broaden the circle. Make yourself heard."

Super PAC surge can't deliver Gomez victory against Markey

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel June 25, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit,...

Big Win Moves Democrats Beyond Scott Brown's Ghost

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

MEDFORD, Mass. — Democrat Edward Markey, who's served 37 years in the U.S. House, is preparing to make the leap to the Senate after winning Mass...

Dem Prevails In Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) defeated Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez in the Massachusetts special election, projects The Associated Press. The re...

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...

Jason Linkins

Ed Markey Makes Closing Argument

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

According to the folks at HuffPost Pollster, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is currently ahead in all polls, with our polling average putting him a shade un...

Scott Brown Campaigning For GOP Senate Hopeful

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

After passing on the chance to return to the Senate and keeping a low profile during the special election race in Massachusetts, former Sen. Scott Bro...

Paul Blumenthal

New Super PAC Backs Gomez In Massachusetts

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A recently founded super PAC called Americans for Progressive Action is launching a six-figure ad buy to support Republican candidate Ga...

Ed Markey Gains Progressive Support Despite Hawkish Foreign Policy Agenda

Stephen Zunes | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Even though he comes from one of the most liberal states in the country, Markey's foreign policy record is well to the right of the majority of Democrats, both in Massachusetts and nationally.

Obama Gives Ed Markey Big Boost

AP | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

BY STEVE PEOPLES AND JOSH LEDERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Barack Obama is working to boost the candidacy of Senate hopeful Ed Markey, call...

Obama Returns To Campaign Trail For Dem Candidate

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama travels to Massachusetts on Wednesday to offer a boost to U....

Biden Reminds Gore He 'Was Elected President Of The United States Of America'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden joined former Vice President Al Gore and other high-profile Democrats on Tuesday at a Washington fundraiser for congressman a...

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.

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...