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

Kate Apfelbaum | Posted 07.15.2014 | 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...

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...

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.

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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Attacks Derail Contentious Senate Race

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

BOSTON -- Even before the explosions, polling suggested that Massachusetts voters weren't excited about the looming special election to replace former...

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...

Republican Enters Race To Replace Kerry

AP | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — A businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL has officially launched his campaign for John Kerry's U.S. Senate seat. Gabriel Gomez, a Repub...

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...

Another Republican Says No To Contentious Race

AP | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld says he will not run in the special election to succeed John Kerry in the U.S. Senate. The Repu...

Luke Johnson

Brown Not Running For Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...