Massachusetts Senate candidates spar on U.S. surveillance programs
BOSTON - The Republican underdog fighting for Massachusetts' open U.S. Senate seat in a Tuesday debate attacked his rival, a veteran Democratic congressman, over recently revealed programs in which federal agencies track Americans' use of phones and the Internet.
Maine Democrats scramble after governor blocks Medicaid expansion
BOWDOINHAM, Maine - Democratic legislators in Maine scrambled on Tuesday to muster the votes needed to override Republican Governor Paul LePage's late-night veto of a bill to expand Medicaid coverage to an additional 60,000 people.
Pressure on Republican ahead of Massachusetts Senate debate
BOSTON - Republican political newcomer Gabriel Gomez heads into the final debate with veteran Democratic Congressman Edward Markey ahead of next week's special U.S. Senate election with one big hope, observers contend: that Markey screws up.
Governor candidate Daley criticizes Quinn, Lisa Madigan
Democratic candidate for governor Bill Daley excoriated Gov. Pat Quinn for a lack of leadership over the state's pension crisis and criticized potential rival Lisa Madigan for not providing a legal opinion on the constitutionality of possible solutions.
Bloomberg targets political donations in latest gun-control push
NEW YORK - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in his latest bid for tougher gun control, is urging the city's legions of Democratic donors to withhold funds from four Democratic senators who opposed a background checks bill earlier this year.
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