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In general, presidents should appoint whomever they want to serve in their cabinets. But that doesn't mean that re-elected President Barack Obama will — or even should — appoint U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to replace the soon-departing...
WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a darling of liberals who has been mentioned as a potential 2016 presidential contender, had kept a deliberately low profile since her election in November. In less than five minutes last week,...
David Axelrod, former White House advisor and senior strategist for President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 election campaigns, is joining MSNBC and NBC News as a senior political analyst, the networks announced today. It marks a return to the world of...
Fox News announced Friday that it has hired Herman Cain, the spirited former presidential candidate and ex-pizza CEO, as a contributor for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Cain joins former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown as the latest addition...
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, Politics, Government, Joe Biden, Deval Patrick
Call Washington BureauIf U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, who is widely known to be eyeing a run for statewide office, does wait and take on incumbent GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey in 2016, both politicians' recent campaign finance filings foreshadow a high-priced race between two...
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: Politics, White House, Deval Patrick, Barack Obama, U.S. Senate
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: Politics, Government, Deval Patrick, Executive Branch, Elections
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...
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....
Change of SubjectWith the help of several Latin scholars I’ve come up with a fittingly snooty motto for this column’s annual exercise in forecasting the news: Non coniectare imprudentior esset Translation: Not to conjecture is imprudent. Inspiration: “Is...
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...
Tags: Politics, New York City, Democratic Party, Greenbrier, Elections
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