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Hillary Clinton Rallies Women With 'Passionate Champion' Elizabeth Warren

AP | By KEN THOMAS and PHILIP MARCELO | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Facing an anxious electorate, Democrats are turning to Hillary Rodham Clinton to drum up support among female voters as polls suggest ...

Finally: A Solution to Your Outrage About the State of Women's Rights

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

If you live in New York State, you can actually help change things and codify equal rights for women by voting for the Women's Equality Party on Election Day.

Martha Coakley Slams GOP Opponent For Wavering On Roger Goodell

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Martha Coakley blasted her GOP opponent, Charlie Baker, in a video released Friday...

Good News For Coakley

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat, leads Republican businessman Charlie Baker in the state's gov...

Massachusetts Could Get Its First-Ever Elected Female Governor With Coakley Primary Win

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley (D) could make history as the state's first-ever elected female governor if she wins November's general ...

Poll Signals Good News For Massachusetts Attorney General

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has a comfortable lead over her closest challenger for the Democratic nomin...

Republican Could Pose Threat To Dem

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2014 | 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 08.15.2014 | 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 | 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...