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Online news giant Yahoo! announced its top search terms of 2012 Monday and, no surprise, the 2012 election topped all other topics, including the iPhone 5, which registered the second-most searches; Kim Kardashian, who attracted the third most and...
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats said Thursday they were united in opposing Republican efforts to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and told President Obama they supported the renomination of Richard Cordray to head the agency. "It is...
WASHINGTON — The usually pin-drop-quiet Senate gallery erupted in applause Thursday after William “Mo” Cowan was sworn in as the newest senator from Massachusetts. Vice President Joe Biden administered the noontime oath to Cowan, a...
Tags: John Kerry, Stephen F. Lynch, Tim Scott, Politics, Joe Biden
WASHINGTON – Scott Brown, defeated last November in a marquee election battle for a Massachusetts Senate seat by Elizabeth Warren, has opted against seeking a return to Congress this June in the special election to replace John F. Kerry. The...
Tags: Boston, Politics, Stephen F. Lynch, Barack Obama, White House
WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has named his former chief of staff to temporarily fill the Senate seat being vacated by John Kerry, and called a special election for June 25 for voters to choose a permanent replacement for the incoming...
Tags: John Kerry, Politics, Stephen F. Lynch, Elections, Barney Frank
WASHINGTON -- President Obama nominated Mary Jo White to be the new head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, saying her track record as a hard-nosed prosecutor means she won't be easily intimidated as Wall Street's new top watchdog. "You don't...
Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti's call last week for a "People's Pledge" — to limit spending by outside groups in the mayor's race — hails from Massachusetts, where a similar pact got mixed reviews from the Boston Globe. The Boston...
Tags: Boston, Politics, Eric Garcetti, Local Elections, Scott P. Brown
L.A. NOWWill the candidates for L.A. mayor sign the People’s Pledge? Eric Garcetti would like to know if opponent Wendy Greuel would agree to a pledge that he said would reduce the influence of special interests in the campaign....
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.WASHINGTON – Susan Rice, who came under heavy criticism for her defense of the Obama administration after armed militants killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, withdrew her name from consideration for secretary of State on Thursday as the...
WASHINGTON -- Facing the prospect of a tough reelection fight, veteran West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller, 75, announced Friday that he will leave the Senate when his current term ends. His decision makes him the first senator in either party whose term...
L.A. NOWL.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti’s call for a “People’s Pledge”—to limit spending by outside groups in the L.A. mayor’s race—hails from Massachusetts, where a similar pact got mixed reviews from the Boston...
We in the blue states hear from the talking heads on Fox News and MSNBC that many of you in the red states are so distressed about the outcome of the elections that you would like to secede from the Union. Now, it seems that at least six of you —...
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