National Politics

Steve Lynch’s balancing act

Steve Lynch’s balancing act

Is the lunch-bucket Democrat out of step with his own party?

NO ONE WOULD question the wisdom of a gambler who put money on US Rep. Stephen Lynch securing another easy win next year. Still, the odds are changing a bit, in part because the demographics of his district are changing and the Democratic Party in Massachusetts is moving away from him to the left. Since(...)

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Red states dodge a Medicaid bullet

Red states dodge a Medicaid bullet

Under-the-radar attempt to repeal entitlement unlikely to go away

REPUBLICANS IN WASHINGTON couldn’t cobble together enough votes in March from their own party to repeal and replace Obamacare. President Trump learned that health care is more complicated than he thought and quickly put the Affordable Care Act in his rearview mirror. House Republicans, who had symbolically voted dozens of times to repeal the ACA,(...)

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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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Senator ‘No’

US Sen. Elizabeth Warren sounded a little tempered last week when asked whether she’d be campaigning hard against the reelection of the state’s Republican governor, Charlie Baker, next year. That was a rare moment of moderation these days for the state’s senior senator, a leading voice of hard-edged Democratic opposition to the Trump administration and(...)

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Trump budget shows shocking values

Trump budget shows shocking values

Education, environment, and cities get snubbed

A BUDGET PROPOSAL is a statement of beliefs and priorities, a document that says, “these are the things we value.” President Trump’s proposed budget says we don’t value women, seniors, the sick, or our children. And it shows we don’t value education, the environment, and clearly – America’s cities. The President’s budget, as outlined this(...)

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Warren offers mild criticism of Baker

Warren offers mild criticism of Baker

Senator covers variety of topics with Gateway Cities reporters

US SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN offered mild criticism of Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday, suggesting that she would like to see Republican governors put more pressure on President Trump and members of the GOP in Congress. Polls indicate both Baker and Warren are popular with Massachusetts voters. Asked specifically whether she would campaign on behalf of(...)

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