18 hrs ago
The Washington Post
Our mediocre Congress
Why is Congress so helpless and so hopeless? We've heard all the fashionable explanations: partisan gridlock; special interests and the impact of their campaign contributions; gerrymandered House districts; an excessively partisan president; a benighted Republican Party dominated by tea party know-nothings. But the real cause is deeper: Congress is ... (more)
Lakeville teen with diabetes prepares for annual yard sale to benefit Joslin Clinic
Lakeville teen Lily Jeswald is collecting items in preparation for her annual summer yard sale, from which she donates 50 percent of the proceeds to the Joslin Clinic.
Wed May 22, 2013
Mass. lawmakers push to retain $250m for hospitals
The Massachusetts congressional delegation, after holding a rare emergency meeting Wednesday, launched what could be a final effort to preserve more than $250 million in bonus Medicare payments to the state's hospitals that critics call the "Bay State boondoggle." But the prospect of holding on to the windfall is dimming.
NH House rejects latest effort to allow gambling
In line with decades of opposition to casinos, the House turned aside lobbying by the governor and arguments that New Hampshire should compete with Massachusetts for gambling dollars to vote down yet another casino bill Wednesday.
New Hampshire Public Radio -
Live Blog: House Casino Vote
This means amendments will not be considered to the gambling legislation and the bill is dead.
Mon May 20, 2013
Local politicians will feel impact of redistricting
In the 2014 primary election, the names of state representatives Gary Haluska, D-Patton, and Rep.
Sat May 18, 2013
Frank Predicts Gay U.S. Prez in 20 Years
Former Congressman Barney Frank, left, and his husband, James Ready, were in San Francisco this week for Frank's appearance at the Commonwealth Club Outspoken gay former Congressman Barney Frank was in San Francisco this week and told a gathering of the Commonwealth Club that while he won't consider a presidential run, he predicted the U.S. could ... (more)
Thu May 16, 2013
The Daily Breeze
The mellowing of South Bay Congresswoman 'kerosene' Maxine Waters
Rep. Maxine Waters during a meeting with community bankers from her district at Malaga Bank in Torrance, March 22, 2013.
New Laws Aim To Speed Up Processing Of Rape Evidence
Lawmakers in both Washington, DC and Colorado have passed new laws aimed at putting rapists behind bars.
Wed May 15, 2013
House committee votes 23-22 to kill casino bill
After nearly a month of hearings, testimony and discussions, the Joint House Finance and Ways and Means Committee voted Wednesday by the slimmest of margins to kill casino gambling.
Tue May 14, 2013
Dome: Wake judge issues restraining order over Asheville water
Wake County Superior Court Judge Don Stephens issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday afternoon preventing the City of Asheville’s water system from being transferred to a regional water system.
East Bay Express
Re: Bank of America and Wells Fargo Denying Service To Dispensaries
Turning around seventy years of failed drug policy in America is like making an aircraft carrier do a U-Turn. It takes a while, even after the steering wheel is moved.
Zachary Plainsman News
Bouncing Ball Politics
If you are driving along and suddenly see a big red rubber ball come bouncing out into the street, you might want to put your foot on the brake pedal, because a small child may well come running out into the street after it.
The American Conservative
Blue Republicans, Red Democrats
You wouldn't expect the special election for Tim Scott's vacant House seat in South Carolina to have much in common with the special election for John Kerry's former Senate seat in Massachusetts.
Mon May 13, 2013
The Huffington Post
Anthony Weiner Might Do Some Stuff, Some People Say
There is news Monday concerning the mayoral run that Anthony Weiner might be making in New York City, unless he doesn't make that run, in which case carry on with your lives.
John, Cameron have seats at Obama's table
Commerce Department General Counsel Cameron Kerry - brother of Secretary of State John Kerry - will become acting secretary of commerce when the outgoing acting secretary, Rebecca Blank , leaves at the end of this month.
Sun May 12, 2013
Maxine Waters Steps Up as Leader of House Financial Services Committee
Rep. Maxine Waters's assumption of chairman of the House Financial Services Committee in January has surprisingly been met with positivity and optimism by bankers, the New York Times reports.
Sat May 11, 2013
Seven finalists for the town's next generation cyber school board of trustees include a former school committee chairman and a former town councilor.
Fri May 10, 2013
The American Spectator
Is Ed Markey in Trouble in Massachusetts Senate Race?
Two polls released this week - one by Public Policy Polling and another by WBUR-TV - show Republican Gabriel Gomez within striking distance of Democrat Ed Markey in next month's special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by John Kerry's appointment as Secretary of State.
'Act of Congress' Stresses Hopeful Creation of Dodd-Frank, Omits Grim Ending
President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank financial reform law in July 2010, hailing it as an overhaul to prevent the kind of crisis that hit the world economy in 2008 and one of the signature achievements of his first term.