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Martha Coakley

Republican Could Pose Threat To Dem

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, July 18 (Reuters) - A Republican former hospital executive has pulled into a statistical tie with Massachusetts' Democratic attorney general...

Massachusetts Democrats To Compete In Gubernatorial Primary

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

By Jim Finkle Boston, June 14 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Democrats nominated state Attorney General Martha Coakley, state Treasurer St...

Dem Candidate Asks Feds To Review GOP Opponent's Business Practices

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

A Democrat running to be Massachusetts' governor asked federal securities regulators Thursday to look into an opponents' work with a venture capital f...

More Probes, Oversight (And Dress Codes) for Predatory For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
David Halperin

The for-profit college industry is lobbying furiously to prevent the Obama Administration from issuing a strong "gainful employment" rule that would cut off aid to career training programs that consistently leave students with insurmountable debt.

Martha Coakley Goes On The Attack In Massachusetts Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley, the state attorney general, hit Republican candidate Charlie Baker Monday on the issu...

Former Lab Chemist Pleads Guilty To Drug Theft

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A former chemist pleaded guilty on Monday to stealing drugs from a state crime lab in a case prosecutors said led to the d...

Reasons to Be Grateful in 2013: The Women in Politics Edition

Barbara Lee | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the things for which we're grateful. I try to remember this gratitude all year long, but this week is an especially important time to express it. Here, a handful of the many political women and events most deserving of a hearty "thank you."

Underground Trade Part Seven: Why Human Trafficking is Called Modern Day Slavery

Phillip Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Phillip Martin

Human traffickers have picked up where slavery, brutal racial-based penal laws, sharecropping and Jim Crow left off. If that seems far-fetched, just listen to Luis CdeBaca at the U.S. State Department.

AGs Push For Tighter Rules On 'Highly Addictive' E-Cigarettes

AP | MARK PRATT | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business

BOSTON -- Forty attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday urging the agency to meet its own deadline and reg...

Martha Coakley To Run For Governor In Massachusetts: Report

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is set to announce her candidacy for governor, WCVB and the Boston Globe report. According to the Glo...

Maddow's Mission

D. R. Tucker | Posted 11.04.2013 | Media
D. R. Tucker

Maddow has become for this generation what William F. Buckley Jr. was for a previous generation -- the embodiment of the American public intellectual. Of course, because her politics are the opposite of Buckley's politics, this fact drives the right wing up the wall.

Coakley Reportedly Thinking About Running Again

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, who lost a 2010 U.S. Senate special election to Scott Brown after squandering a large lead, is consider...

Ryan J. Reilly

Massachusetts Was Challenging DOMA Before It Was Cool

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Massachusetts became the first state to file suit against the federal government over the Defense of Marriage Act in 2009, state At...

Underground Trade Part Three: The Business of Trafficking

Phillip Martin | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Why would someone fly 8,500 miles and spend $4,000 dollars to pony up to a bar in Pattaya, Thailand? "If they go into Pattaya, it's not because Pattaya has nice beaches," said Somerville, MA., Police Chief Thomas Pasquarello. "It's because it has sex tourism."

Underground Trade Part Two: The Route Through Queens

Phillip Martin | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Without ever knowing it, you've driven the same routes, passed the same landmarks and used the same rest stops as today's human trafficking networks that operate from New York to New England.

As Massachusetts Attorney General Probes Vanished For-Profit College, Senators Call for Broad Review

David Halperin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
David Halperin

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says she's expanded her investigation of whether for-profit colleges have deceived students in her state about their prices, graduation rates and job placement records.

Scott Brown Threat Leads To Big Arrest

The Republican | Stephanie Barry | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

A former Greenfield woman was sentenced Thursday to 27 months in federal prison for sending threatening letters to former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and st...

Bad News for Most Debt Collectors and Good News for Consumers

Bill Bartmann | Posted 07.08.2012 | Money
Bill Bartmann

Even with new regulations, Massachusetts and the rest of the nation still have a long way to go before we see more common sense than common criminals in the ranks of debt collectors and their accomplices.

Massachusetts Foreclosure Help Line Receiving 300 Calls Per Day

Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

In Massachusetts homeowners are apparently freaking out about the possibility of foreclosure. A recently-launched hotline aimed at helping homeow...

A Candy Store for Criminals: The Debt-Collection Business

Bill Bartmann | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Bill Bartmann

It would be convenient to paint an innocent, it-happens-to-everyone portrait of the debt-collection industry, but the truth looks much less like a portrait and more like a mug shot: The debt-collection business has become a career of choice for criminals.

It's Time for a "Regulatory Cocktail" Against Unethical Debt Collectors

Bill Bartmann | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Bill Bartmann

Many U.S. attorneys general are working with each other and with the federal government to control and eventually eradicate the scourge that is unethical debt collectors, because just one strategy alone seems not to be enough.

Don't Sell Scott Brown Short

Dan Kennedy | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Dan Kennedy

Will Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts win re-election this November? Or will he be defeated by his Democratic rival, Elizabeth Warren? The answer, clearly, is "yes."

Bonnie Kavoussi

Massachusetts AG: Mortgage Settlement Is Only The Beginning

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

The $25 billion settlement with five of the nation's largest banks over charges of widespread mortgage fraud, announced Thursday, isn't the end for Ma...

Loren Berlin

Holdout States Massachusetts, New York, California, Delaware Reveal Their Share Of Foreclosure Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

The five states that most actively resisted a settlement with banks over charges of widespread mortgage fraud announced their cut of the nationwide de...

Giving Voice Back to the People

Martha Coakley | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Martha Coakley

In the two years since the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Citizens United v. FEC, those of us who are concerned with the growing influence of special interests and corporations in our political process have seen our worst fears realized.