Politics

Warren makes case against Gorsuch

Warren makes case against Gorsuch

Gorsuch is more radical than Scalia was

The following is an appeal sent out Tuesday afternoon by Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign committee. WHEN JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA died last year, giant corporations and their right-wing buddies spent millions of dollars to slime President Obama’s consensus nominee and steal a Supreme Court seat for Donald Trump. President Trump then returned the favor – picking(...)

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Repeal challenge: Republicans love Obamacare

Repeal challenge: Republicans love Obamacare

GOP leaders contend with the politics of poll numbers

REPUBLICANS APPEAR TO BE preparing another run at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. The New York Times reported Tuesday that a new version of the wildly unpopular American Health Care Act may be in the works. The initial bill was pulled last month after it lost support on both the right and left(...)

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Going nuclear

In the arcane rules of the US Senate, the nuclear option is a parliamentary procedure that allows the body to override a rule or precedent by a majority vote. In simple terms, it typically takes 60 votes to confirm a nominee for the Supreme Court. With the nuclear option, it would only take 51. Democrats(...)

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Whose party is it?

Whose party is it?

Professional-managerial class has commandeered the Democratic Party

SO FAR, THE DEMOCRATIC RACE to take on Gov. Charlie Baker next year has been a who’s who of “who’s that?” Pols and party professionals are rushing to the sidelines in hopes a better choice will emerge. But what is becoming clear is that the competition for the Democratic nomination for governor as well as races for(...)

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“What the heck are you thinking?”

“What the heck are you thinking?”

Capuano channels consumer-rights outrage as Congress kills internet privacy rule

“I HAVE A simple question: What the heck are you thinking? What is in your mind?” With that, a dumbfounded Rep. Michael Capuano took to the House floor on Tuesday and spoke for many as Republicans passed a measure to kill internet privacy regulations that were approved late last year. The rules would have prevented internet service(...)

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Who’s in charge of simulcasting?

Who’s in charge of simulcasting?

Crosby to lawmakers: Stop giving simulcasting deals to Wonderland, Raynham

The Legislature and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission are in a power struggle over who controls the simulcasting of horse and greyhound races. The issue surfaced on Thursday at a meeting of the Gaming Commission, where the agency approved the sale of Suffolk Downs to a private developer. During its deliberations, the commission veered off into(...)

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Immigration debate heats up in Mass.

The immigration debate raging around the country is taking root in Massachusetts with the vitriol and accusations from both sides feeding a frenzy that we’re being overrun both by illegal immigrants and federal enforcement officers rounding up the unwanted masses. The debate, for the longest time, was confined to border states and, with the exception of(...)

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Drug deja vu

It’s not easy being a health insurer these days, particularly when pharmaceutical companies come along with wonder drugs that cost a fortune. Insurers are all about working the odds. They collect premiums from a large group of people and count on the fact that most of their customers won’t use much health care and their(...)

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Scrambling the golden egg

  Massachusetts, which cautiously and methodically inched its way into casino gambling, is looking at moving into overdrive as lawmakers consider legalizing online gambling. The state’s three approved casinos, of course, want more than a piece of the action, arguing they shelled out nearly $200 million for their licenses, not to mention billions for the construction(...)

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